Rail to Glacier Park, Montana
Experience all the highlights of one of America's most legendary national parks on this 5-day train vacation to Glacier National Park.
Join us on this serene tour to Glacier National Park. Our adventure begins as we board Amtrak’s beautiful “Empire Builder” and head east through the soaring mountain ranges. Glacier Park is located in northwestern Montana, it contains a million acres of the finest mountain scenery in America. Geologic processes have formed and sculpted the peaks and left about 50 glaciers and 200 lakes. The mountains to the east are a result of an over thrust of the Earth’s crust. Rock layers about a billion years old lie above layers millions of years younger. What a place to escape the city! Upon arrival at Glacier Park, enjoy a tour along the famous “Going-To-The-Sun-Road”, which is widely considered to be the nation’s most scenic road. This route winds through areas inhabited by mountain goats, marmots, and even grizzlies! What a scenic and calming tour, you will not want to miss this!
Highlights and Inclusions
- 2 nights roundtrip Roomette sleeping accommodations on Amtrak's Empire Builder
- Deluxe motorcoach transportation
- 1 night at Glacier Park Hotel
- 1 night at Many Glacier Hotel
- Welcome reception
- 4 Meals
- Excursion on a 1930s vintage convertible touring bus over the Going-to-the-Sun Road
- Lake cruise in Glacier Park
- Lewis & Clark Show multimedia show
- Services of a professional tour manager
Day 1 - Depart Seattle
Our glacier holiday begins as we board Amtrak’s “Empire Builder.” Making our way east through the soaring mountain ranges, relax and enjoy the scenic sights. Enjoy dinner in the diner and see the feature film “Glacier Park” in the lounge car before nestling in for the night. (D)
Day 2 - Glacier National Park
This morning, enjoy your breakfast as the train follows the Flathead River for eighty miles. It skirts the southern boundary of Glacier National Park and crosses the Continental Divide at Maria’s Pass, the lowest rail crossing of the divide in the United States! Upon arrival at Glacier Park, board our vans for a spectacular journey along the “Going-ToThe-Sun-Road.” Traveling on one of the nations most scenic roads will provide breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Later, you will have time for lunch at Lake McDonald Lodge. The lodge is surrounded by lush forests along side the shore of the largest lake in Glacier Park! This evening, enjoy the entertaining Lewis & Clark Show at Many Glacier Hotel. (B)
Day 3 - Cruise on Swiftcurrent Lake
Good Morning! After breakfast, enjoy a cruise on Swiftcurrent Lake. Relax and take in the beauty. This evening we will settle into the Glacier Park Hotel.
Day 4 - Leisure Time & Departure from Glacier National Park
Rise and shine! After breakfast, you are free to explore on your own. Glacier Park Lodge was built over a half century ago by the Great Northern Railway. Situated on the Blackfeet Reservation, the hotel site was purchased from the Piegan, a tribe of the Blackfeet Nation. Glacier Park Lodge features an outdoor swimming pool, nine hole golf course, The Great Northern Steak & Rib House and a gift shop featuring Native American Crafts. This afternoon we will meet at the station to board the Empire Builder for our trip home. (D)
Day 5 - Arrive in Seattle
Good Morning, enjoy breakfast as we descend Stevens Pass and cruise Puget Sound’s coastline on our way into King Street Station. Your motorcoach will await to return you to your drop-off location. (B)
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I loved both of the lodges especially Many Glacier. I did not miss TV, Wi Fi, or phone- I have not felt that in years
This was a very 'no hassle trip'- everything was planned well for us!
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: Departs 17th July 2019 ($1,999), 24th July 2019 ($1,999)
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CB = Continental Breakfast, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, R = Reception