Amtrak to Canadian Rockies

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Travel by rail to the majesty of the Canadian Rockies. Take in the spectacular views of the Continental Divide, wildlife and glaciers by motor coach.

Dates:

• July 24-August 4, 2014 (12 days)

Prices:

Seat Only:

• Double – $3,280/person
• Single – $4,235/person

Roomette and Meals:

• Double – $3,995/person
• Single – $4,960/person

Highlights:

  • 11 Meals Seat Only
  • 17 Meals with Roomette
  • 1 Night Each Way on Amtrak’s Empire Builder
  • Glacier National Park
  • “Going to the Sun” Road
  • Flathead Lake
  • International Peace Park
  • Waterton National Park
  • Banff
  • Gondola Ride
  • Lake Louise
  • Columbia Icefield
  • Athabasca Glacier
  • Many Glacier
  • Buffalo Jump
  • “Beneath the Streets”of Havre
  • Passport Required
  • Deposit: $100 per person
  • Special cancellation policies – Inquire at time of booking

Itinerary

Days 1 thru 3
We board our deluxe motor coach and travel north into the Chicago area to overnight for our next day’s departure at Amtrak Union Station. On Day 2 we depart for Union Station and have lunch at their food court while the baggage handlers check in the luggage. Then we board Amtrak for our rail adventure into the Rocky Mountains. On Day 3 we arrive in Havre, Montana in the evening.
Included Meal: Day 2 – Breakfast

Day 4
We travel east, skirting Glacier National Park and passing by Flathead Lake on our way to Kalispell, nestled in Flathead Valley in the Salish Mountains of northern Montana.
Included Meals: Cont. Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5
Today we enjoy a guided tour of Glacier National Park. We travel the winding “Going to the Sun” road across the Continental Divide through Logan Pass at an altitude of 6,646 feet. The peak is a veritable fairyland with snow-frosted peaks and sparkling ice caps. Next, we travel into Alberta, Canada, to view the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park before arriving at our hotel.
Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 6
Today we travel through Alberta, where we see more beautiful scenery. Before checking into our hotel in Banff, where we stay for two nights, we enjoy a stop at Sulphur Mountain for an exhilarating gondola ride to the 7,500-foot summit for a spectacular view of the Bow Valley below. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Banff and its many shops that are within walking distance of our hotel.

Day 7

We travel the Banff-Jasper Highway, known as the Icefields Parkway. We pause at the gorgeous Chateau Lake Louise, located on the shore of the lake. Perhaps the most awe-inspiring sight of the day is the great Columbia Icefield, 150 square miles of ice. We take a snowcoach ride to view the tongue of the Athabasca Glacier with ice 1,000 feet thick! We return to Banff to enjoy the downtown area for the evening.
Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 8
We travel through Calgary on our way to Glacier National Park, which contains over a million acres of the finest mountain scenery in America.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9
Our late departure allows for time to enjoy this majestic beauty at Many Glacier before traveling to Havre, Montana, for our last evening in the Big Sky Country. Our dinner tonight will be at The Duck Inn.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10
This morning we visit Buffalo Jump, one of the largest prehistoric Indian bison kill and campsites located in northern Montana. Then we are transported back in time to the 1880s to relive the history of the Great West “Beneath the Streets” of Havre. After lunch, we board Amtrak for our rail back to Chicago.
Included Meal: Cont. Breakfast

Days 11 and 12
Rise and shine to Minnesota. We leave the rail behind and board our motorcoach to take us to Alsip for the night. After breakfast on Day 12 we return home.
Included Meal: Breakfast

Departing From:
Marion,  Mt. Vernon, Nashville, Fairview Heights, South County, Hazelwood, Pontoon Beach, Litchfield, Springfield, Bloomington