Glacier National Park Family Adventure

7 days
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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...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • 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

What's this trip about?

    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.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CitySeattle
End CitySeattle

Travel Themes

  • Family Friendly
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • North America
  • United States


  • Glacier National Park
  • Montana


  • Adventure & Adrenaline
  • Cooking
  • Photography
  • Short Cruise

Trip includes

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

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Travel Map

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 h...

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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Dates & Availability

Price From $1,449
Price per day$207
Last Updated: 11/18/2019

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Amtrak Vacations Reviews & Ratings

1.7/5  Disappointing


Sep 2022

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Didn’t get all that was advertised.

The trip was definitely a different type of travel adventure but the travel vouchers were confusing and didn’t receive all that was advertised. Information said a d...



Jul 2021

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Do Not Trust & Believe Amtrak Vacations

In May, 2021 I booked Amtrak Vacation tour from Seattle, WA to East Glacier & back for myself and my 13 year old grandson. Booking the trip was the only easy th...



Jun 2019

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Worst experience ever

In July 2018 I booked a trip for 2 to GNP in July 2019. My husband and I are both older with some mobility issues, so I made sure to book a bedroom. I paid in full...



Sep 2018

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Avoid Amtrak Vacations

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 t...

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Aug 2023

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never got to go on the trip

I rec'd a call the train has been cancelled and they can put me on a bus. that is not acceptable since I wanted the train experience. They refuse to refund me my mon...

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Meals Included

3 Breakfasts

Age Requirements
No age restrictions
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For families seeking a great affordable way to travel through stunning Glacier National Park, Amtrak provides a great tour option. This itinerary is designed to be pretty flexible allowing you to choose the best activity options for your family.   At only 7 days, it's a short trip - only focused on one US National Park. But it's the perfect getaway for multi-generational travel. There's no strenuous activity on this trip, so if you're looking for some intense hiking around the park you may want to explore other trip options.    Great for:   Multi-generational family travel   Nature & Wildlife lovers
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