08/14/2017 - 08/22/2017

HIGHLIGHTS:   Train ride to Glacier National Park from Chicago, Chicago River Cruise, Going To Sun Highway Tour in Glacier National Park, Cruise on Flat Head Lake, Bannack Ghost Town, Craters of the Moon National Monument, Salt Lake City, & lots more …11 Meals plus train meals if you are in sleeper cars.  All Prices are per person and based on double occupancy


Join us for an experience of a lifetime as you travel by rail across America from Chicago to GLACIER NATIONAL PARK in Montana aboard the EMPIRE BUILDER.  You will marvel at the scenery on your route across the northern part of the United States. Experience Glacier National Park and so much more.  Prices reflect a double rate in Sleeper Cars, but one bed would be an upper berth and one, a lower.  For each person to have a lower bed and private sleeper next to roommate, you would add $275 for Roomette & $700 for Deluxe Bedroom. All meals on the train are included for any person in Sleeper Cars.


AUG 14 … MUSIC CITY … Our group will travel by motorcoach to Nashville for the first night of the trip with a wonderful Welcome Dinner. (D)

AUG 15CHICAGO … From Tennessee we continue by bus through Kentucky & Indiana to Chicago.  Now is the time to get ready for the grand train ride the next day.  Evening is yours to enjoy. (B)

AUG 16CHICAGO RIVER CRUISE …Our group takes in a sightseeing narrated cruise on the Chicago River, and then transfer to the train station.  The train does not leave until mid-afternoon, as we board “The Empire Builder” to ride across the American northlands, the plains, and the mountains of Montana, spending one night on the train and arriving the next day in Glacier National Park.  (B, Train Meals)

 AUG 17 …  TRAIN ACROSS AMERICA … After the train ride across the Dakotas and Montana, we come off the train at Glacier. Our group will spend the night in Glacier Park Lodge. (Train Meals)

AUG 18GLACIER NATIONAL PARK … A spectacular highlight is in store today as we board Glacier National Park vehicles and travel up and over Logan Pass along the famed “Going To The Sun” Highway, one of the most scenic mountain roads in the world. Be on the watch for deer, elk, moose, grizzlies, mountain goats, and wolves!  The vistas will astound you…sky-scraping craggy peaks, lush alpine meadows, pristine lakes, more than 50 glaciers, a narrow winding road, and the thrill of a lifetime. Lunch at Lake McDonald Lodge and we continue to Kalispell after an unforgettable day. (B,L)

 AUG 19 … FLAT HEAD LAKE & BIGFORK …This morning we drive over to the resort village of BIGFORK, MT, along the shores of Flat Head Lake, the largest natural fresh water lake west of the Mississippi. Enjoy the quaint town with its western art galleries, gift shops, and boutiques. Later we will board a sightseeing boat for a cruise on Flat Head Lake. Dinner and tonight we are guests for a Broadway style show at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse. (B,D)

AUG 20GHOST TOWN … Today we head south across Big Sky Country, past Missoula and Butte to the town of Dillon, MT. Here we visit a mining Ghost Town from the 1860's with over 60 structures still standing in what is now called Bannack State Park.  Continuing into Idaho across the spectacular Beaverhead-Deerlodge Forest, we arrive in Idaho Falls for the evening.  (B)

AUG 21 … CRATERS OF THE MOON … A most interesting day as we Motorcoach into the CRATERS OF THE MOON National Monument.  This park is a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush. Described as a "weird and scenic landscape", it is amazing to see this most unusual sight. From here we continue into the Great Salt Lake Valley of Utah, arriving in the city named after the lake. A brief stop at Temple Square before checking into our hotel and a Farewell Dinner. (B,D)

AUG 22…Our flight awaits, as we jet away across country to our homes back east. (B)


PRICE:            $1999…  Standard Coach Reclining Seat

                        $2199 … Standard Roomette 

                        $2599…  Deluxe Bedroom

                        Single Supplement … Upon Request

                        Travel Protection: $187
                         With Trip Cancellation/Interruption      

                        Deposit Required:  $200 per person

                        Final Payment Due:  JULY 1, 2017

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