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Rail to Glacier Park, Montana
 

Tour Features   Top of Page

6 Day/5 Night Tour Features

  • 2 nights round-trip Sleeper Roomette accommodations on Amtrak's Empire Builder
  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation
  • 1 night lovely hotel in Seattle
  • 2 nights at Glacier Park
  • A Welcome Reception
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Seattle city tour
  • 1930s vintage convertible touring bus over the Going-to-the-Sun Road
  • Lake cruise in Glacier Park
  • Fully escorted and narrated

Dates/Prices   Top of Page

Departure Dates

  • July 7-12, 2017
  • July 10-15, 2017
  • July 16-21, 2017

    Small group tour - Each tour limited
    to 16 - 30 per departure. Due to
    limited hotel space at Many Glacier,
    Tours are almost sold out.
    You must sign up early.
Price Per Person
$1849 per person, double occ. USD
Available Upgrades: Deluxe Amtrak Sleeper with private bathroom: $525 per person/do
Single supplement: $650
NOTE: Itinerary may be run in reverse on some departures

**Itinerary runs in reverse
Reserve space now by calling toll-free 1-888-544-RAIL
or make a reservation using our website reservation form.


Detailed Itinerary   Top of Page

Day 1-Welcome to Seattle

Upon arrival, enjoy city views westward across Puget Sound to the snow-capped mountains on the Olympic Peninsula. Our Pacific Northwest tour begins at 7 pm at your hotel. Mix and mingle with your tour director and fellow travelers at a special Welcome Reception! (R)

 
Day 2-Seattle Highlights Tour-Overnight Rail to Montana

Take in the incredible views of the city, and Cascade and Olympic Mountains from the 520-foot-high observation deck of the Space Needle. Visit Pike Place Market famous for flying fish, fresh produce, colorful characters and local artists. This afternoon, depart for King Street Station to board Amtrak's Empire Builder . The wheels turn and the train moves slowly forward as you wave goodbye and your wonderful rail journey begins. A train attendant will check you into your sleeper car and then you can sit back, relax and enjoy one of Amtrak's most legendary and scenic routes as we head east through the soaring mountain ranges and into the Big Sky Country. Enjoy dinner in the diner before nestling in for the night. See the feature film, "Glacier Park" in the lounge car in anticipation of tomorrow's adventure. Tonight let the trains movement gently rock you to sleep. (D)

 
Day 3-Glacier Park-Going to the Sun Road

Awaken this morning to a hearty breakfast. As we leave Whitefish, Montana, the train follows the Flathead River for eighty miles as it skirts the southern boundary of Glacier National Park and crosses the Continental Divide at Marias Pass, the lowest rail crossing of the Divide in the United States. Upon arrival at Glacier Park, our mode of transportation will change to a 1930s vintage convertible touring bus to view the extraordinary scenery offered on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. The afternoon is exciting as we ascend Logan Pass, surrounded by craggy mountains, glaciers, veil-like waterfalls, lush alpine meadows and wild life. See the reason that this is widely considered one of the nation's most scenic roads as you see how the geological processes have sculpted peaks and left 50 glaciers, 200 lakes and great habitat for mountain goats and grizzly bears. Enjoy lunch at Lake McDonald Lodge, the largest lake in Glacier Park before our journey ends at Many Glacier Hotel, located on the shore of Swiftcurrent Lake in the heart of the Park. The Great Northern Railroad built this historic hotel in 1915. Many Glacier Hotel boasts a true Swiss atmosphere with alpine beauty. The evening is yours to explore this historic area in Glacier National Park. (B)

 
Day 4-Glacier Park-Cruise on Swiftcurrent Lake-Glacier Park Lodge

After a hearty breakfast, board Chief Two Guns for a scenic cruise on Swiftcurrent Lake. Soak up the alpine ambience before our travels continue east to Glacier Park Lodge. Huge Douglas fir pillars that are over 40 feet high and 40 inches in diameter form the supports in the impressive lobby that welcomes you to the lodge. The Blackfeet Indians, awed by the size of the timbers called it "Omahkoyis", or Big Tree Lodge. The lodge features a heated outdoor swimming pool and nine-hole golf course. (Meals on own)

 
Day 5-Glacier Park Lodge-Overnight Train to Seattle

Rise and shine! After breakfast, you are free to explore on your own. There are many options. You may wish to golf, swim in the pool, take a scenic float trip or go on a morning hike. This afternoon we'll reboard the Empire Builder for our trip West. After nestling into your roomette, enjoy dinner in the diner. Crack open a good book, or head to the lounge for a cocktail or movie before settling into bed. (Dinner on train)

 
Day 6-Seattle

Good morning, enjoy breakfast as we descend Stevens Pass and cruise Puget Sound's coastline on our way into the Emerald City. Take a moment to say goodbye to your newly found friends and wonderful memories of our Rail to Glacier Park. Our motorcoach will take you to SeaTac airport or you can continue your travels on your own. (B)

(B)= Breakfast (L)= Lunch (D)= Dinner (R)= Reception

 

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