Glacier National Park Discovery

8 night tour - Starting in Chicago, Illinois - ending in Seattle, Washington.

Escorted Tour with Amtrak Vacations.

Combine the thrill of rail travel with amazing destinations, a professionally-planned itinerary, knowledgeable local guides and an Amtrak escort to bring all the elements together, and you have the complete package. 

Amtrak's escorted vacations bring people together to discover famous landmarks, hidden treasures, fascinating cultures and spectacular scenery. Guided by knowledgeable tour managers with an exceptional level of service, Amtrak's professionally planned itineraries deliver unique adventures, culinary experiences, iconic attractions and unforgettable moments.

Get up close and personal with Glacier National Park on this escorted tour that includes stops in Chicago and Seattle. Kick off in the “Windy City” and get acquainted with the group and your tour guide. During your train ride out to Glacier National Park, you’ll see beautiful landscapes and majestic views not visible from any highway. Spend four full days experiencing Glacier's pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. Enjoy all this natural gem has to offer before heading to Seattle where you’ll enjoy a narrated tour of all the popular attractions.

2016 departure dates:
June 18th
July 09th, 23rd & 30th
August 06th & 13th
September 03rd
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Welcome to Chicago! Once you're all settled in, take a stroll down the Magnificent Mile for first-rate shopping, dining, and attractions. A pre-tour wine reception will be held at your hotel tonight. Stop by to meet your guide and fellow travelers. Your guide will also go over the tour details and answer any questions you may have.

Overnight in Chicago


This morning, you and the group will enjoy a tour of Chicago. Experienced and entertaining guides will recount the dramatic story of Chicago's rise from the Great Fire of 1871 and how this city went on to become the home of the skyscraper and the cradle of modern American architecture. Upon the completion of your tour, a provided transfer service will take you to Chicago's Union Station. This afternoon, board Amtrak's Empire Builder® west to Glacier National Park. 

Meal(s) Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight on the train - Roomette or Bedroom


Awake this morning on the train and enjoy the stunning views as you cross the North Dakota plains and travel over the spectacular Gassman Coulee Trestle. Skirting the Missouri River, you and the group will cross into Montana's Big Sky Country and arrive at your destination, Glacier National Park. Your breakfast and lunch are included in the dining car. After arrival, you will check into the rustic Glacier Park Lodge. Tonight, enjoy dinner at Glacier Park Lodge with your fellow travelers. 

Meal(s) Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight in Glacier National Park


Today, take in the stunning sights of Glacier National Park on a relaxing boat cruise. Your provided roundtrip shuttle transportation will take you from Glacier Park Lodge to Two Medicine Valley. Enjoy a relaxing cruise while listening to the Blackfoot Indian folklore surrounding this astonishing locale. After your boat cruise, the afternoon is yours to discover the beauty of Glacier National Park. Check out any sights you are itching to explore. This evening, dinner is provided for you at Glacier Park Lodge. 

Meal(s) Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight in Glacier National Park


After your included breakfast, enjoy a full day touring Glacier National Park. Begin your morning on the Old North Trail, one of the oldest highways in the world. See unparalleled views as you wind along Montana plains and peaks and cross into Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park. Enjoy lunch on your own and take some time this afternoon to explore this gorgeous locale. If you are looking for something to do, we suggest afternoon tea at the Prince of Wales Hotel, one of the most photographed hotels in the world. This afternoon, you'll travel along the base of Chief Mountain, the spiritual landmark of the Blackfeet Indians, on your way to the Many Glacier Hotel for dinner. Please Note: Passports are required to cross the Canadian Border. Afternoon Tea must be booked in advance. 

Meal(s) Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight in Glacier National Park


Today, continue exploring Glacier National Park on a Big Sky Circle Tour. Your journey starts on the rugged eastern slopes and follows the glacially carved valleys of the St. Mary's region along the breathtaking “Going to the Sun Road.” Continue down the west side of the park, where you can enjoy lunch on your own at Lake McDonald Lodge. This evening, dinner is provided for you at Many Glacier Hotel. 

Meal(s) Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight in Glacier National Park


Enjoy your final day in Glacier National Park with two leisurely boat cruises on two gorgeous lakes: Swiftcurrent and Josephine. You'll see many great sights on these two tours, along with several actual glaciers. Later this afternoon, you will transfer back to the Glacier Park Lodge to get your luggage. Then, you and the group will transfer to the Amtrak station and board the Empire Builder to continue your journey to Seattle. 

Meal(s) Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight on the train - Roomette or Bedroom


Awake on the train and enjoy your included breakfast as you wind through the wonderful state of Washington. Upon your arrival in Seattle later this morning, you will be treated to an entertaining and informative guided tour of the city. The tour is fully narrated with stops at many of Seattle's hot spots, including Pike Place Market, Seattle's Great Wheel, the Space Needle, and more popular “Emerald City” landmarks. The afternoon is yours to grab lunch on your own and continue exploring Seattle. This evening, enjoy your finale dinner with your group and tour guide as you reminisce about your favorite memories from the trip. 

Meal(s) Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight in Seattle


Breakfast is included this morning before your journey officially ends. You have the option to extend your stay in Seattle or up on into Victoria, Vancouver, or head south into Oregon or California.

Meal(s) Breakfast 

Your Amtrak Tour Highlights


Guided city tour of Chicago, International Peace Park Tour in Glacier National Park, Crown of the Continent Tour, Two Medicine Valley boat cruise, Many Glacier boat cruise, Guided sightseeing tour of Seattle.

Package Includes:

One-way transfer from Chicago hotel to Amtrak® Station

One-way Amtrak on board the Empire Builder® from Chicago to Glacier National Park to Seattle in roomette accommodations with meals included in the Dining car

6 nights hotel accommodations and 2 nights sleeping accommodations on board Amtrak

16 meals (8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners)

Wine and cheese Welcome Reception in Chicago

Meal gratuities included with all meals except on board Amtrak

Services of an Amtrak Vacations Tour Escort for the duration of the journey

Tour Only Cost: All prices quoted below are per adult person, per tour in British Pounds (GBP)

Departure Dates

Single Twin/Double Triple Quad
All departures in 2016 - With Roomette Accommodation on Amtrak Please call £2244 Please call Please call
All departures in 2016 - With Bedroom Accommodation on Amtrak Please call £2679 Please call Please call
Not included in your tour cost:
Flights – we can package your tour with flights at very competitive airfares using our airline partners. Please call us to discuss the best airline for your itinerary.
Pre or post accommodation - If you want to extend your stay at the start or the end of your escorted tour or add another destination to your booking please call us and we will be happy to provide a quote.
Meals, other than those listed in the itinerary.
The customary gratuities for the Tour Director and local drivers are not included.
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We will be happy to answer any questions, check the availability of your tour, offer a quote for flights and any pre or post nights you would like to add.

When you are ready to go ahead with the booking, a non-refundable deposit of 10% will be due at time of booking or the full balance if you are due to travel within 8 weeks.