Trip Type : Group Tour
Glacier National Park Family Adventure tour

Glacier National Park Family Adventure

Amtrak Vacations
3.1 . Average
57%
Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
7 days
From: $ 1,449 $ 207 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Glacier National Park
  • Experience Red Jammer bus for your all-encompassing Big Sky Circle Tour in Glacier National Park
  • Have a relaxed and fabulous Park experience

Short Description

Enjoy the “Land of the Shining Mountains” and experience endless outdoor activities. Glacier National Park has more than a million acres of pristine forests, mountains and lakes. Roam the land where Native Americans lived centuries ago. Hike the breathtaking valleys carved by glaciers. If you love the outdoors, you simply must experience Glacier National Park for yourself.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Seattle
End City Seattle

Trip Includes

  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodations if specified

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Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Aboard The Empire Builder

Welcome aboard Amtrak's Empire Builder! Tonight you will enjoy a leisurely ride on Amtrak as you head west to Glacier National Park. Enjoy views of the North Dakota plains as you make your way into Big Sky country. (Overnight aboard Amtrak)

Day 2: Glacier National Park

Wake up aboard the Empire Builder and prepare for a wonderful three night stay in Montana's Glacier National Park. Upon arrival check in to the hotel and have a free evening to yourself. (Overnight in Glacier National Park)

Day 3: Glacier National Park

Meals: Breakfast

Today you will board Glacier National Park's famous red jammer bus for your all-encompassing Big Sky Circle Tour! The all-inclusive tour will take you throughout the park to see the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road on Logan Pass, wind through the hemlock and cedar forests, and down through the St. Mary Valley. This fully guided tour is sure to excite and inspire as you get the full experience of Glacier National Park. (Overnight in Glacier National Park)

Day 4: Glacier National Park

Meals: Breakfast

Wake up and have a free day on your own in Glacier Park. Perhaps you want to relax by the pool, take one of the free ranger-led hikes, or enjoy a round of golf. With so much do to in Glacier National Park, the options are in your hands! (Overnight in Glacier National Park)

Day 5: Overnight Aboard The Empire Builder

Meals: Breakfast

Today you will board the Empire Builder for your trip back to Chicago. Sit back, relax, and relive your wonderful national park experience as the train makes its way East over the Gassman Coulee Trestle. (Overnight aboard Amtrak)

Day 6: Your Journey Ends In Chicago

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7 Amtrak Vacations Travel Reviews & Ratings

57%
3.1 out of 5 (100+ reviews)
Excellent 2
Great 1
Average 2
Disappointing 0
Terrible 2
Value
3.0
Guide
3.3
Activities
3.1
Lodging
3.6
Transportation
2.7
Meals
3.1

Glacier National Park Family Adventure

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Avoid Amtrak Vacations

3.0
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Value2.0
Guide5.0
Lodging5.0
Transportation2.0
Meals5.0
Activities3.0
Avoid Amtrak VacationsAmtrak Vacations, Inc. let me tell you what a deplorable vacation we had on Amtrak. We scheduled a National Park Amtrak vacation June 2017 to travel July 2018. We were very excited to take this trip. Everyone knows that when you travel with Amtrak there will be delays because Amtrak does not own the tracks. The first part of the trip from Chicago to Salt Lake and the visit to Yellowstone were wonderful. From Salt Lake to Emeryville, CA they ran out of food and we only had a choice of hamburger or hot dog. Certainly not a deal breaker but at least poor planning on Amtrak's part. When we arrived in San Francisco and tried to check into our hotel we were told our reservation had been cancelled by Amtrak Vacations. The next day I was able to correct this after spending almost an hour on the phone with Amtrak Vacations. We waited for the bus to pick us up for our Yosemite tour and were told that the tour bus had already left even though we were where Amtrak Vacations told us where to pick up the bus and we were at this correct spot 35 minutes early. No trip to Yosemite for us. When we left Glacier National Park we had a two hour delay. The conductor made an announcement that several passingers needed to be put up in a hotel in Milwaukee because of the delay . These passengers were traveling on the same connecting train that we were. We questioned the conductor as to why were we not included with those passengers since we're were on the same connecting train. He assured us that we would make our connection. . . . ? How is that possible, of course it was not possible. We received no help from the customer service agent in Chicago. That particular day Chicago had two concerts,the Alzeheimers Conference, 50 years of Special Olympics and a Cubs vs. Card ball game. Needless to say there were no rental cars at either airport and the least expensive hotel cost $378 plus cab fare. We paid $799 for travel interruption insurance and were told today they would pay us $214 for the claim that we filed for $640. What a scam. Moral of the story AVOID Amtrak Vacations.
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There's just something about taking a train

4.0
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Value4.0
Guide4.0
Activities4.0
Lodging4.0
Transportation4.0
Meals4.0
There's just something about taking a train, the sound of the railway, the views on your journey, dinning , and cabins if needed. Short or long , it was comfortable, I look forward to my next journey with Amtrak.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Cancellation Policy:

Yes, travel protection is something that we offer and strongly suggest for all travelers. Our Travel Protection Option allows you to cancel your Amtrak Vacations agreements for any reason up to noon Eastern Time on the last business day prior to the first services offered by Amtrak Vacations and receive a full cash refund minus the cost of the insurance.

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Personal Expenses

Meals Included:

3 Breakfasts

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