The railroad saw a gem in this beautiful land and was the harbinger of tourism to the area. It’s fitting that more than a century later, trains still bring travelers to this must-see destination.
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) April 02, 2013
Glacier National Park is home to more than 25 glaciers, hundreds of lakes and waterfalls and a diverse ecosystem of flora and fauna, earning it the moniker of the “Crown of the Continent.” It is also one of Chicago-based specialty travel company Vacations By Rail’s most popular U.S. travel destinations. Vacations By Rail offers more than 15 independent and escorted train vacations to Glacier National Park including a new locally-hosted rail vacation just in time for summer travels.
On the 6-day Glacier National Park at Leisure vacation, travelers enjoy all the freedoms associated with a fully independent rail vacation while taking advantage of the services of a dedicated Vacations By Rail local host, available to assist with tour suggestions and make reservations while at Glacier National Park. In addition to a knowledgeable host, highlights include one-way rail transportation aboard Amtrak’s Empire Builder, hotel accommodations for four nights, select meals, and sightseeing including a comprehensive tour aboard a vintage Red Jammer along the famed Going-to-the-Sun Road. Departures are available August 8 and September 5 and start at $1,375 land-only, per person, double occupancy.
“We’re excited to launch our new locally-hosted vacation in Glacier National Park,” enthused Todd Powell, president of Vacations By Rail. “It offers a great deal of free time to explore aspects of the Park important to the individual traveler with the added benefit of the services of a local host dedicated to assisting travelers with any details that may arise while on vacation or provide suggestions on unique sightseeing pertinent to a traveler’s interests.”
Other product offerings to Glacier National Park include a rail-cruise combination package, the 15-day Empire Builder, Glacier & Alaska Cruise; a variety of independent train packages including the popular 7-day Empire Builder with Glacier National Park, taking travelers from Chicago to Seattle with a four-night stay in the Park; and, a variety of escorted tours including America’s Great National Parks and Yellowstone & Glacier Adventure By Rail, both of which include visits to Glacier among its scenic destinations.
Each vacation includes sightseeing excursions to the Park’s must-see destinations like the famed Going-to-the-Sun Road and Swiftcurrent Lake. They each also include travel by train and stays at historic lodges within the Park, which is fitting considering the Park’s long history as a railroad destination dating back to 1891 when the Great Northern Railway crossed the Continental Divide at Marias Pass.
“The railroad saw a gem in this beautiful land and was the harbinger of tourism to the area,” said Powell. “It’s fitting that more than a century later, trains still bring travelers to this must-see destination.”
Browse Vacations By Rail’s collection of rail vacations to Glacier National Park for detailed itineraries, departure dates and pricing. To book a Glacier National Park train vacation, contact a rail specialist at 1-877-929-7245 or book online.
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Vacations By Rail is North America’s leading seller of rail travel and tours and the trusted authority on rail vacations. Travelers can choose from the largest selection of independent rail vacations, escorted rail tours, and luxury rail journeys around the world. Vacations By Rail also provides virtually every European rail pass and ticket to meet customers’ European travel needs. For more information on Vacations By Rail and the company’s products, visit http://www.vacationsbyrail.com or call 1-877-929-7245.