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Glacier National Park by Rail


July 6, 2023 - July 13, 2023 $2,795
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Glacier National Park by Rail

New! – One of America’s most treasured areas, Glacier National Park is brimming with natural beauty.  From alpine meadows to tall, rugged mountains, each scene is more stunning than the next.  Take it all in on a special tour of Glacier Park’s historical lodges.  Each charming lodge has unique characteristics, from resembling a Swiss village to the original home of the Blackfeet tribe.  One thing they all have in common though is their comfort and integration with the surrounding park.  Take in mountain view, wildlife, and lake views, for a memorable week in the “Crown of the Continent.”

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Highlights & Inclusions:

  • Stays in Glacier National Park’s historic lodges: Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier Park Lodge & Lake McDonald Lodge
  • Cross the Continental Divide on a drive along the Going-to-the-Sun Road aboard a vintage Red Jammer Bus
  • Swiftcurrent Lake Boat Cruise
  • Free Time to Explore
  • Visit Museum of the Plains Indians
  • Rail travel on Amtrak (1 night on train – coach class)
  • Hotel Accommodations for 6 Nights
  • Meals on the train included when upgrading to private sleeping rooms
  • Transportation by deluxe motor coach
  • Services of professional Tour Manager
  • Baggage Handling

For customers seeking both privacy and comfort aboard Amtrak, upgrade to a Roommette that features:

  • Two comfortable seats by day
  • Upper and lower berths by night
  • Newly upgraded bedding, pillows, towels and linens
  • Access to a private restroom and shower in your car
  • A dedicated Sleeping Car attendant
  • Complimentary lounge access
  • Priority boarding
  • Complimentary meals
Additional info:

Chicago pre-night available at the time of reservation – $278 per room at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites Downtown  Chicago (All hotels are subject to change)

Rail travel from Dearborn, MI to Chicago, IL on July 5, 2023 can be arranged at the time of reservation

Airfare from Seattle to Detroit can be arranged as well.

Day 1
July 6, 2023

At 2pm Depart Chicago aboard the Empire Builder Your journey to Glacier National Park begins today as you board the Empire Builder for a trip across the prairies to Glacier National Park. Overnight train.

Day 2
July 7, 2023

Glacier Park Lodge - Arrive in East Glacier and check into the Glacier Park Lodge. Built by the Great Northern Railway, the land was purchased from a tribe of the Blackfeet Nation. When the hotel opened, hundreds of Blackfeet Indians gathered on the grounds in teepees for a celebration. The original timber is still in place and is thought to be around 900 years old. Aside from gazing over the mountain views from your room, you can enjoy the Lodge’s restaurant, espresso stand, take a swim in the outdoor pool, play golf on the nine-hole course or relax in the spa. Overnight East Glacier, MT.

Day 3
July 8, 2023

Glacier National Park at Leisure - Today is at leisure to explore Glacier National Park. You may wish to see some of Glacier National Park from the water or a rafting or boating activity. Discover the park’s highlights during a variety of optional activities. Make arrangements in advance or ask your Tour Manager for suggestions. Overnight East Glacier, MT. (B)

Day 4
July 9, 2023

Museum of the Plains Indians / Many Glacier Hotel - After breakfast we visit the Museum of the Plains Indians, showcasing a collection of art and history from the tribal people of the Northern Plains. The rich history of the area and its people is shown through painted murals and intricately carved wood panels. Continue north to Many Glacier Hotel, the largest lodge in the park. This historic gem was also built by the Great Northern Railway in 1914 and its grand history is evident in the Swiss Lounge and Ptarmigan Dining Room. Tucked away on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake, the five-story hotel provides private views over the park. Overnight Glacier National Park, MT. (B)

Day 5
July 10, 2023

Swiftcurrent Lake Boat Cruise - Take in the spectacular scenery of Many Glacier Valley from a historic wooden boat as you cruise across Swiftcurrent Lake. The afternoon is at leisure. The area offers an extensive hiking network to traverse by foot or by horse. Spend the afternoon taking in the spectacular beauty on a variety of optional activities. Relax this evening taking in a sunset over Swiftcurrent Lake. Overnight Glacier National Park, MT. (B)

Day 6
July 11, 2023

Going-to-the-Sun Road / Lake McDonald Lodge - Glacier’s famous Red Jammer buses are the best way to see everything the park offers. The vintage 1930s buses feature rollback tops so you can take in and photograph the panoramic views with a Big Sky backdrop. A park guide leads your tour, sharing history and stories about the park along the way. Arrive at Lake McDonald Lodge, a Swiss chalet-style hotel on the shores of the park’s largest lake. The rustic yet comfortable rooms offer modest amenities with anything but modest views. Overnight Glacier National Park, MT. (B)

Day 7
July 12, 2023

Explore Glacier National Park - Wake to the sounds of birds and the light rustle of the trees on your last day in the park. Today is your day to explore Glacier on your own. There are endless opportunities to explore the park’s majestic beauty. Overnight Glacier National Park, MT. (B)

Day 8
July 13, 2023

Tour Conclusion - Your Glacier National Park adventure comes to an end today. A group transfer to Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell will accommodate flights after 1:00 p.m. (B)

Trip Facts

  • July 6-13, 2023
  • $2,795/Coach Class
  • $4,095/Coach Class
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