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Trip Overview

Climb aboard Amtrak’s® Empire Builder® for an unforgettable journey! First explore the Twins Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul on a fully-guided sightseeing tour. Then board Amtrak for an overnight ride to the majestic Glacier National Park. Upon arrival, spend some time simply savoring the breathtaking beauty that encompasses over 1 million acres. Journey across the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road, enjoy a leisurely boat cruise on Two Medicine Lake, and truly experience all that Glacier National Park has to offer. Finally, head on to Seattle, “The Emerald City,” where you will enjoy two days of sightseeing in this Northwest metropolitan city. A true Amtrak journey awaits on the Glacier National Park Passage!

Highlights

  • Sightseeing city tour of Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Glacier Park Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruise**
  • Big Sky Circle Tour of Glacier National Park**
  • Admission to Seattle's Space Needle and Chihuly Garden & Glass
  • Sightseeing city tour of Seattle

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak from St. Paul/Minneapolis to Glacier National Park; Glacier National Park to Seattle in Coach accommodations onboard the Empire Builder
  • 6 nights' accommodations; 2 nights' onboard Amtrak

* Highlights tour of St. Paul and Minneapolis is not available on select departure dates from June 1 to mid-June and mid-August to mid-September.

**Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruise with Roundtrip Shuttle Transportation is available from early June to early September.
Big Sky Circle Tour is available from mid-June to end of September. Departures outside of these dates will automatically have the tour and cost removed from the itinerary.

Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

DAY 1 ARRIVE ST. PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS
Welcome to Minneapolis! Travel on your own to your hotel and get settled for the evening. Tomorrow you will enjoy a fully-guided sightseeing tour of Minneapolis and St. Paul. (Overnight in Minneapolis/St. Paul)

DAY 2 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK®
This morning you will board a sightseeing tour of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Your fully-guided tour will take you to such important stops as the Guthrie Theatre, the Walker Sculpture Garden (where you will see the famous Spoonbridge and Cherry), and the state Capital building. Following your tour, board Amtrak's Empire Builder® on to Glacier National Park. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 3 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Welcome to Glacier National Park! Enjoy the mountain air during your short walk to Glacier Park Lodge where you can settle in for a good night's rest. (Overnight in Glacier National Park)

DAY 4 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Today, enjoy Glacier National Park with a scenic boat cruise on Two Medicine Lake. Your leisurely cruise will take you from Glacier Park Lodge to the mountainous Two Medicine Valley. Your relaxing cruise will guide you to areas where you are very likely to see wildlife such as grizzly bear, moose, and deer grazing on the water's edge. (Overnight in Glacier National Park)

DAY 5 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Today you will experience Glacier Park's premiere tour, the Big Sky Circle Tour! Start the morning with a drive along Maria's Pass, stop for wildlife viewing at Goat Lick, and ascend to the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road. Following the tour, settle in for your final night's stay at Glacier National Park. (Overnight in Glacier National Park)

DAY 6 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
This evening, board the Empire Builder for your journey on to Seattle. As the train departs Glacier, settle in for a quick overnight ride to the “Emerald City.” (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 7 SEATTLE
Welcome to Seattle! Get to know the “Emerald City” and see famous landmarks, including Pike Place Market, one of the oldest farmers' markets, Seattle's Great Wheel, and many more popular destinations. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 8  SEATTLE 
Today, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Seattle and visit Pioneer Square, Seattle's waterfront, Lake Union and more!  Today, also includes admission to the Space Needle Observation Deck and Chihuly Garden and Glass museum. The Space Needle is the most iconic structure in the city and from the 520-foot high observation deck, you'll get stunning views of Mt. Rainier, the lights of downtown Seattle, and Elliott Bay. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 9 DEPART SEATTLE

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Glacier Park Lodge

Glacier Park Lodge was built almost a century ago by the Great Northern Railway. Located in East Glacier Park Village it is 3 miles outside of Glacier National Park. The Glacier Park Lodge's 161 guest rooms can accommodate over 500 people.

Country Inn & Suites at Mall of America

The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Bloomington at Mall of America (MOA), MN sits on an ideal site off I-494 and Highway 77. Located directly across from America’s largest shopping complex, the hotel is just three miles from Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport..

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, the Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Minneapolis is the closest hotel to the Minneapolis Convention Center. We're also near the city's sports and arts centers, as well as Nicollet Mall, which offers unique restaurants, shops and entertainment.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle

Perfectly located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the award-winning Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle – Downtown offers an exceptional blend of service, style and comfort..

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

One of the city’s most celebrated historic landmarks and a premier luxury hotel in Seattle, Fairmont Olympic Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Seattle, close to Pike Place Market and many local attractions.

Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center

Get your money's worth at the Quality Inn & Suites® Seattle Center hotel in Seattle, WA near Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Century Link Stadium and Seattle Underground Tour in Pioneer Square.

Sheraton Seattle

Sheraton Seattle Hotel is a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington.

Warwick Seattle Hotel

Warwick Seattle is an elegant hotel located in downtown Seattle and within walking distance to most Seattle attractions such as the Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Space Needle, Experience Music Project, Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market and world-class shopping. Warwick Seattle Hotel greets you with European luxury and charm.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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