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Grand National Park Express

Chicago - Glacier - Seattle

June 23rd through September 20, 2024
10 Days - 3 Destinations
Please Contact Us we are here to help you with available dates and answer your questions. Certain discounts may be available depending on current provider offers.

Wellness Tour, as more people see personal health and safety as a top priority. 

All other terms and conditions of the trip will apply to both Ball Travel Services and its clients.

Note: A Tour Service Agreement must be executed between BTS and the client before we can book the trip. Please use Contact Us to request the Agreement.

Trip Highlights

Sightseeing tour:

  • Sightseeing of architecture of Chicago
  • Two Medicine Valey Boat Cruses of Glacier National Park
  • Big Sky Circle Tour of Glacier National Park
  • Admission to the Space Needle and Chihuly Gardens & Glass Exhibit
  • Sightseeing city tour of Seattle

What's Included

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Glacier National Park and Glacier National Park to Seattle on board the Empire Builder®
  • 7 nights hotel accommodations; 2 nights onboard Amtrak
  • 1 dinner included
  • Coach accommodations
  • Note: Private sleeping accommodations††
  • Guests can join the trip from their location

Seasonal activity: Glacier Park Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruses runs early June to early September and Big Sky Circle Tour runs mid-June to mid-September.

††Roomettes and Bedroom accommodation when available, includes meals.

This 10-day trip onboard Amtrak from Chicago to Glacier National Park to Seattle is one you won't want to miss! Your tour kicks off in Chicago, where you'll enjoy an architecture sightseeing cruise of the Chicago River. Next up is Glacier National Park! Savor its breathtaking beauty and fresh mountain air while touring its most stunning peaks and valleys. Then it's on to Seattle! The gleaming "Emerald City" is sure to delight! A timeless journey awaits you!


Trip Itinerary

Day 1 - Your Journey Begins in Chicago

ChicagoWelcome to Chicago! Spend some free time exploring all this amazing city has to offer. Take a walk down the Magnificent Mile for world class shopping, dining, and attractions. Head to the architectural wonder Millennium Park. Stop by Navy Pier for tasty food and great views of the city. The Windy City is truly one of a kind. (Overnight in Chicago)

Accommodations Options - For Two Nights

  • Holiday Inn Chicago Downtown Wolf Point
  • InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
  • Palmer House Hilton
  • Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile
  • Holiday Inn Express Chicago - Magnificent Mile
  • Voco Chicago Downtown


Day 2 - Chicago, IL

Enjoy a sightseeing architectural cruise of the Chicago harbor. Experienced and entertaining tour guides will recount the dramatic story of Chicago's rise from the Great Fire of 1871 and how the Windy City became the home of the skyscraper and the cradle of modern American architecture. Enjoy your included dinner this evening at a popular Chicago restaurant. (Overnight in Chicago)

Day 3 - Overnight Onboard Amtrak

Today, you will travel to Chicago's Union Station and board the Empire Builder®. 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 majestic wilderness, following the footsteps of early pioneers. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

Day 4 - Glacier National Park, MT

sfWelcome to Glacier National Park, home to two different mountain ranges, 130 lakes, 1,000 species of plants, and 16,000 square miles of protected land. Enjoy the mountain air during your short walk to the iconic Glacier Park Lodge, where you can settle in for a good night's rest. (Overnight in Glacier National Park)

Day 5 - Glacier National Park, MT

Today, you'll explore the serene sights of Glacier National Park on a scenic boat cruise of Two Medicine Valley. Enjoy a relaxing cruise while listening to the Blackfoot Indian folklore surrounding this gorgeous area. The Two Medicine Valley boat cruise will take your breath away! (Overnight in Glacier National Park)

lodgeAccommodation Options

  • Glacier Park Lodge
Day 6 - Glacier National Park, MT

Today, you will continue exploring Glacier National Park on the Big Sky Circle Tour. Drive over the breathtaking Maria's Pass. Enjoy the local wildlife at Goat Lick. Venture along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, a windy-mountain thoroughfare that spans 50 miles through the park. After your tour, you'll return to Glacier Park Lodge for your final night's stay. (Overnight in Glacier National Park)

Accommodation Options

  • Glacier Park Lodge
Day 7 - Overnight Onboard Amtrak

Enjoy a relaxing morning at the Glacier Park Lodge before transferring on your own to the East Glacier Station this afternoon and boarding Amtrak to Seattle. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

Day 8 - Seattle, WA

seattleWelcome to Seattle! Get to know the "Emerald City" on a multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. This fully-narrated tour features famous landmarks, including Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Seattle's Great Wheel, the waterfront, and many more popular destinations. Feel free to hop on and off at any stop to further explore any of the sites at your own pace. (Overnight in Seattle)

Accommodation Options- For Two Nights

  • Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown
  • Embassy Suites Seattle
  • Warwick Seattle Hotel
  • Fairmont Olympic Hotel – Seattle
  • Crowne Plaza Seattle-Downtown
  • Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport
Day 9 - Seattle, WA

Continue your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle and explore any of the famous landmarks you didn't get a chance to see yesterday. 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 10 - Your Journey Ends in Seattle

You have two options:

(1) Fly home.

(2) Continue on to experience the splendor of the Canadian Rockies and Lake Louise Explorer Tour and fly home from Calgary, Alberta.

Note: Amtrack will arrange the connection to get you to Vancouver, BC.

BTS Is always available to help. 


Not Included

  • All Meals and tips except the 1 meal that is included.
  • Upgrade to private sleeping accommodations.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips to hotel staff.
  • Tips to local guides.
  • The ability to add extras to this tour.
Tour Map

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Cost of the Tour

$3,549.00 per person. Note: Certain discounts are available depending on the offer. 



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