Northern National Parks Escorted


10-day Escorted Tour

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The Tour

Discover three gorgeous national parks on this Northern National Parks by Rail escorted tour. See all the sites in Seattle, including the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. Tour Glacier National Park and take a drive on the breathtaking “Going to the Sun Road.” Head south and spend some quality time in Yellowstone National Park and see iconic landmarks, like Old Faithful Geyser. Visit Grand Teton National Park and see the majestic Teton Mountains. Travel on to Salt Lake City, the “Crossroads of the West”, where a city tour and finale dinner ends a remarkable trip!

 

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The Itinerary

DAY 1 SEATTLE
Welcome to Seattle! Head to your centrally-located hotel to drop off your luggage. Then, take some time to start exploring the “Emerald City.” Stroll through Seattle’s charming downtown area for vibrant art, delicious cuisine, and unique shops. Join your tour manager and fellow travelers this evening for a welcome wine and cheese reception at your hotel. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 2 OVERNIGHT ABOARD AMTRAK
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel before departing for a sightseeing tour of Seattle. See the iconic attractions around the “Emerald City,” including the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. Lunch is on your own before you and the group head to the Amtrak station and board the Empire Builder for the journey to Montana and Glacier National Park. Traveling daily between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest, along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail, the mighty Empire Builder takes you on an exciting adventure through the majestic wilderness as your follow the footsteps of early pioneers. Dinner is included on the train. (Overnight on the train) B, D

DAY 3 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Awake this morning on the train and enjoy the stunning views as you arrive at your destination, Glacier National Park. Skirting the Missouri River you and the group will cross into Montana’s Big Sky. Your breakfast and lunch are included in the dining car. (Overnight in Glacier National Park) B, D

DAY 4 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
This morning, tour Glacier National Park. Travel along the rugged eastern slopes and follow the carved valley of the region along the “Going-to-the-Sun Road.” (Overnight in Glacier National Park) B, D

DAY 5 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
This morning, after your provided breakfast, you will board a private motorcoach transfer to Yellowstone National Park. Upon your arrival, you will check into your hotel and spend the remainder of the day taking in the natural beauty of the world’s first national park, home to the most impressive geothermal features in North America. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers. (Overnight in Yellowstone National Park) B, D

DAY 6 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Today you will visit Yellowstone’s upper loop and Lamar Valley on a scenic sightseeing tour. You will see the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Tower-Roosevelt Area, the Mammoth Hot Spring Terraces, and Norris Geyser Basin if time allows. Halfway through the tour, your guide will stop at the Canyon Lodge, so you can grab lunch on your own. After your tour ends, you will check into your hotel accommodations. This evening, dinner is provided for you. (Overnight in Yellowstone National Park) B, D

DAY 7 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK TO JACKSON HOLE
This morning, you will embark on an exciting tour of Yellowstone’s lower loop. Highlights of this excursion include Old Faithful Geyser, the Old Faithful Inn, Isa Lake on the Continental Divide, and many more gorgeous landmarks. After your tour, you and the rest of the group will take a scenic drive to Grand Teton National Park, where you will enjoy a guided tour of this majestic park and the Teton Mountain Range. Take in the stunning views of the Tetons and explore the Josephine Lake area. This evening, you will arrive in Jackson Hole and check into your hotel. (Overnight in Jackson Hole) B

DAY 8 JACKSON HOLE TO SALT LAKE CITY
After your included breakfast, spend the morning at your leisure in Jackson Hole. Check out the local eateries and shops, or go for a scenic hike. After your free time exploring Jackson Hole, you and the group will take a picturesque ride south to Salt Lake City. Upon your arrival, you will have time to check out this pristine city on your own. Hear the renowned Tabernacle Organ, see the State Capital Building, or perhaps visit the Territorial Governor’s Mansion and enjoy a hearty pioneer meal from the mansion’s authentic dining area.(Overnight in Salt Lake City) B

DAY 9 SALT LAKE CITY
Today, take a guided tour of Salt Lake City, the “Crossroads of the West.” Visit the historic Temple Square, Pioneer Park, and many more great Salt Lake City hot spots. This evening, enjoy dinner at a popular Salt Lake City restaurant as you say goodbye to the rest of the group and share stories of your favorite moments during the trip. (Overnight in Salt Lake City) B, D

DAY 10 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SALT LAKE CITY
Your fantastic journey ends today! Enjoy your included breakfast before departing Salt Lake City. B

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

2017 Dates:

June 26-July 5
July 10-19 (sold out)
July 24-August 2
August 7-16 (sold out)
August 21-30
September 4-13

The Prices

2017 Pricing Double Single
Roomette $3,899 $5,949
Bedroom $4,399 $6,299

Other

Price may vary based on availability and dates of travel.

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The Highlights

  • One-way Amtrak from Seattle to Glacier National Park in Roomette accommodations
  • Services of an Amtrak Vacations Tour Escort for the duration of the journey
  • Wine and cheese welcome reception in Seattle
  • Private transfer from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole, and Salt Lake City
  • Sightseeing city tours in Seattle and Salt Lake City
  • Tours of Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Teton National Park
  • See Old Faithful geyser, Montana’s “Big Sky,” and explore Josephine Lake
  • 8 nights’ hotel accommodations; one night’s sleeping accommodations on board Amtrak
  • Transfers between your hotels and Amtrak stations (starting on day 2)
  • 15 meals (9 breakfasts, 6 dinners)
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park