• 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Jul 10, 2016
  • From $2,898 / person
  • ($780 single supplement) Children: $2,318 to $2,608

Glacier National Park Vacation Package

The best adventure is one with your family. Escape the everyday by joining us on one of our Glacier National Park family vacations!

We take your family to crisp alpine lakes, rugged mountains, sweeping wildflower meadows, and glaciers, of course! Hike through old growth forests, meadows in full-bloom with Bear Grass, Lupine, and Indian Paintbrush, and trails that lead to panoramic views of glaciers. Raft a stunning stretch of the Flathead River and take a scenic ride up the infamous Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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  • Family Vacations
  • Hiking
  • Paddling

Activity Level: Moderate

This Tour

In Northwestern Montana, where the American and Canadian Rockies shake hands, Glacier National Park’s pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains and spectacular lakes offer an ideal haven for family fun.

  • Learn the legend of the female Blackfeet Indian warrior for which the beautiful Running Eagle Falls were named
  • Cool off with a swim in Lower Two Medicine Lake beneath the towering façade of Rising Wolf Mountain
  • Ride the Red Jammer Bus along the world-famous Going-to-the-Sun Road
  • Fish the pristine waters of Avalanche Lake, keeping an eye out for mountain goats, big horn sheep and deer
  • Step into the set of A River Runs Through It as you raft the unspoiled waters of the Flathead River
  • Bike secluded backcountry trails in Flathead Valley
  • Try your hand at paddle boarding on Whitefish Lake and soak up Glacier National Park's grand scenery on a gondola ride down Whitefish Mountain
Biker on going-to-the-sun road
Photo: Biker on going-to-the-sun road
& Map

Tour Itinerary

6 days/5 nights

Kalispell, MT (FCA)

Day 1: Whitefish / Two Medicine Lake
Whitefish / Two Medicine Lake
Meals Included:  L, D

Our adventure begins in the hip western town of Whitefish.

After early morning pickups and a short shuttle to the Amtrak station, we’ll travel East by train across the southern boundary of the park and along the Flathead River.

After a 2-hour scenic ride, we arrive in East Glacier and get ready for our first adventure. Before heading out on our hike, all of the kids will have the opportunity to sign up for the Jr. Ranger Program. The hike to Running Eagle Falls is full of magnificent views but saves its best one for last.

After a lakeside picnic lunch you will have free time to play around and explore the end of Lower Two Medicine Lake before a short shuttle to our home for the night, Glacier Park Lodge.

Dinner is a short walk away at our favorite Mexican restaurant, Serrano’s.

About Glacier Park Lodge
Built almost a century ago by the Great Northern Railway, Glacier Park Lodge is nestled in East Glacier at the foot of Dancing Lady Mountain.

Situated on the Blackfeet Reservation, the hotel site was purchased from the Piegan, a tribe of the Blackfeet Nation. When the present railway depot was built in 1912, the area was renamed Glacier Park Station and then became known as East Glacier Park in 1950.

With an outdoor swimming pool, day spa, lounge and fine dining restaurant, this property is an exception to the common “basic needs only” national park properties.

Day 2: Iceberg Lake Trail Hike
Iceberg Lake Trail Hike
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Many Glacier Hotel

Early morning wake up and shuttle north, deeper into the park, to the trail head of Iceberg Lake, considered by many the “Crown Jewel” of hiking trails in the park • Iceberg Lake Trail offers one of the most scenic hikes on the planet • 4.5-miles in will seem a short distance as you enjoy panoramic views, watch for mountain goats, big horn sheep and of course, bears • Your reward at the end of the trail? A jaw-dropping view of giant limestone cliffs and ice fields shooting up from the pristine blue waters of the alpine lake below • If you’re feeling adventurous, take a dip into the iceberg dotted lake! • After lunch at the lake, we’ll hike back
to our shuttle and continue on to our home for the night, Many Glacier Hotel • (B, L, D) Overnight at Many Glacier Hotel

About Many Glacier Hotel

Many Glacier Hotel, located in the northeastern part of Glacier National Park on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake, boasts a true Swiss atmosphere from the alpine beauty that surrounds the building to the themed architecture and decor of the striking atrium lobby. The hotel was declared a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 29, 1976. In keeping with the era in which the hotel was built, the rooms offer guests modest amenities and old-world style accommodations resulting in a one-of-a kind, National Park lodging experience.


Day 3: Grinnell Glacier Hike
Grinnell Glacier Hike
Meals Included:  B, L
Overnight: Many Glacier Hotel

Today we take in one of the features that this beautiful park is named for, Grinnell Glacier! • After awakening in the Many Glacier Valley we cruise across Swiftcurrent Lake and soon after, Lake Josephine • Traveling through open countryside with no obstruction to the incredible views surrounding you, take in stunning vantages of Lower Grinnell Lake, Angel Wing, Mt. Gould, the continental divide and Grinnell Falls • Upon reaching trail’s end, you’re rewarded with spectacular views of the retreating Grinnell Glacier, the milky white Upper Grinnell Lake, and several other glaciers meandering their way along the continental divide • Take your time heading back to the trail head, and this evening enjoy a night on your own in Many Glacier • Overnight at Many Glacier Hotel (B, L)

Day 4: Going to the Sun Road / Lake McDonald
Going to the Sun Road / Lake McDonald
Meals Included:  B, L,D

Today’s the Big Day…the day we explore the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road (east to west) • First you’ll enjoy breakfast at the funky Park Café • As the sun lights up the peaks, we’ll enjoy taking in the beauty of the 40 mile ride to Lake McDonald with frequent stops along the way to watch for mountain goats and the ever present grizzlies • Completed in 1932 and at an estimated cost of $3 million, the Going-to-the-Sun Road is the highlight of any trip to Glacier • We will enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking a stunning view of the western valleys • Our excursion ends at our home for the night, Lake McDonald Lodge • The afternoon is yours to do as you choose • Take a few hours to relax by (or in) the lake, hike one of the many trails from the lodge, take a boat ride or simply find a cozy spot and curl up with a good book • Dinner tonight is at the Benton Chalet


About Lake McDonald Lodge
Lake McDonald Lodge opened its doors on June 14, 1914 and is a three-and-one-half-story structure built on the eastern shore of glaciated, picturesque Lake McDonald. In keeping in the era in which all of the rooms were built, they offer guests modest amenities and old-world style accommodations resulting in a one-of-a kind, National Park lodging experience. The floors of the lobby have incised messages in Kootenai (a local Native American dialect) that translates into phrases such as “welcome”, “new life to those who drink here”, “looking toward the mountain”, and “big feast”. The main lodge was declared a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

Day 5: Flathead River Raft
Flathead River Raft
Meals Included:  B, L, D

This morning, we shuttle to the Flathead River for a morning of rafting on perhaps not the wildest of rivers, but definitely one of the prettiest • Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch prepared by your guides • This afternoon, we drive to Whitefish through the Flathead Valley amid the Swan, Mission, Salish and Whitefish mountain ranges of northwest Montana • Be sure to keep your eyes open while cruising through these breathtaking landscapes • Dinner tonight is at Loula’s Cafe • Overnight at Grouse Mountain Lodge (B, L, D)


About Grouse Mountain Lodge
Grouse Mountain Lodge’s front doors welcome you to upscale comfort and an authentic Whitefish, Montana lodging experience. The fantastic location leads you to exciting year-round adventure.

With 143 beautifully appointed guest rooms, fresh and exciting cuisine in Logan's Bar and Grill, an indoor pool, outdoor hot tubs, day spa, and a substantial list of services and amenities, Grouse Mountain Lodge is one of Montana’s finest lodge resorts. Guest rooms combine warmth and appeal with design and spaciousness to provide that pampered feeling.

Day 6: Big Mountain / Whitefish / Kalispell
Big Mountain / Whitefish / Kalispell
Meals Included:  B

This morning we have time for one last activity before saying our farewells • Hike up the Danny On Trail, beginning at the base of Big Mountain • Once you have reached the top, soak up the views from the mountain as you ride the gondola back down • Transfer to either your Whitefish hotel or the Kalispell airport for your departure home • No overnight (B)


* Not ready to say goodbye quite yet? Consider extending your stay in Whitefish. We have plenty of suggestions on things to do, so don’t hesitate to ask!

** Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Austin Adventures.

Dates, Rates
& Details

  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Jul 10, 2016
  • From $2,898 / person
  • ($780 single supplement) Children: $2,318 to $2,608

Confirmed Departures

  • Jul 10, 2016
  • Jul 31, 2016

Recommended Travel Months

CALL (800) 575-1540 for details

Additional Trip Information

  • Please plan on arriving at least one day prior to your trip departure.
  • Day 1 of your itinerary starts at 6:30 am or 6:45 am, depending on your hotel.
  • Your trip ends with a drop-off at your Whitefish hotel (1:30 pm) or the Kalispell airport (2:00 pm).
  • Hiking: 2 to 6 miles per hike, easy to moderate terrain.
  • Biking: 10 to 15 miles per ride, moderate to challenging terrain.
  • Whitewater Rafting: Class II-III, no experience necessary.
  • Paddle Boarding: Stand up paddle boarding on calm lake surface. Equipment & instruction provided, no experience necessary.

The hallmark of an Austin vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions – except one dinner on your own – are included as indicated by itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.

Included in Trip Price
  • Double occupancy rooms with private baths. Rooms often accommodate 3 or 4 people.
  • All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners – except one dinner on own your own – refreshments and receptions.
  • Fully trained, first-aid certified, professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
  • Bikes, helmets and other necessary equipment – all safe and well maintained.
  • Vehicle support and land transportation during the trip.
  • Austin-Lehman T-shirt, water bottle, luggage tags and luggage service.
  • Pre-departure and packing information.
  • Incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local partner and expert gratuities
  •   and national park entrance and permit fees.
Not Included in Trip Price
  • Gratuities to Austin-Lehman guides.
  • Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
  • One dinner on your own.
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
  • All types of personal insurance.
  • Personal expenses.

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A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

  • 1. Going-to-the-Sun Road: This iconic stretch of highway spans 50 miles through Glacier park, around (and through) mountainsides and over the Continental Divide at Logan Pass.
  • 2. Junior Ranger Program: Kids 12 and under can complete at least five activities in their Glacier NP activity book to become junior rangers.
  • 3. Rising Wolf Mountain: Rising Wolf Mountain's name comes from the Blakfeet Indian's name for the mountain, "Mahkuyi-opuahsinI" - which translates to "the way the wolf gets up."
  • 4. The wildlife: Glacier is the only place in the continental U.S. that still has all of the predators that were present when Europeans first arrived in North America.

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