Flagstaff

Grand Canyon Railway Adventure Package

Flagstaff, USA
Grand Canyon Railway Adventure Package
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From $189.87

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 8 hours
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Journey across the Northern Arizona countryside on a full-day journey aboard the Grand Canyon Railway. Hear folklore and stories from the crew and witness authentic characters and musicians who bring the Old West to life on this scenic adventure. Arrive at Grand Canyon Depot and choose from a variety of activities, including a narrated motor coach tour of Grand Canyon National Park. Upgrade to include first class seats and a buffet lunch at the Maswick Lodge at the Grand Canyon.
  • Watch a Wild West shootout featuring the Cataract Creek Gang in an outdoor theater
  • Train offers kaleidoscopic views of the San Francisco Peaks
  • Add a motorcoach rim tour with the most scenic overlooks of the Canyon
  • Upgrade to include a hearty buffet lunch at the Maswick Lodge at the Grand Canyon

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Imagine boarding an historic train, traveling through beautiful landscapes then being awestruck by the Grand Canyon in all of the glory that makes it one of the seven natural wonders of the world! This is what you will experience with this Grand Canyon Railway Package!

What's Included

  • Round trip train (coach or first class)
  • 1.5-hour rim tour (if option selected)
  • Hot buffet lunch (if option selected)
  • National Park service fees (USD15)
  • Sales tax
  • Gratuities
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch (unless option is selected)
  • 1.5-hour rim tour (unless option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Grand Canyon Railway Depot
    280 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ 86046, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

This Grand Canyon Railway adventure begins at the historic Williams Depot in Williams, Arizona. Before boarding the train, enjoy a Wild West shootout featuring the Cataract Creek Gang in an outdoor theater. Also, check out the gift shops and enjoy a hearty buffet breakfast (not included) at the Grand Depot Café before departure.

Then it’s all aboard. The Grand Canyon Railway has been transporting passengers on a journey to one of the seven natural wonders of the world since 1901. This iconic train is more than just a mode of transportation, however. It’s a trip back in time to what many consider the most incredible place on Earth. Experience white-gloved service with roaming musicians and sing-a-longs.

Arrive at the historic Grand Canyon Depot, one of only three remaining log depots known to have been constructed in the United States. The landmark El Tovar Hotel, Hopi House gift shop and Bright Angel Lodge hotel complex greet guests as they arrive. Feel free to explore and join a narrated motor coach tour of Grand Canyon National Park that travels to the most scenic overlooks of the canyon, providing guests with the ultimate scenic experience. 

Upgrade and include a hot buffet lunch at Maswik Lodge, nestled in a Ponderosa pine forest. On your return journey, you'll be part of an Old West train robbery!

The tour ends with a return trip to Williams, Arizona.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • The train can accommodate a motorized scooter if it is no wider than 25 inches. There is a special lift to lift the scooter onto the train.
  • Please note: Arizona doesn't observe Day Light Savings and switches between MST (Mountain Standard Time) and PST (Pacific Standard Time) depending on the season.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Post COVID-19 Safety Updates - We politely request that you refrain from taking this tour should you start displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if you are at a high risk of contracting the disease. Please ensure 1 person per group wait in line for ticket exchange. Face masks will be highly recommended. Social distancing will be practiced on train platform and on the train. Seating on board the train will be limited to maximize social distancing, and guests will be asked to promptly take their seat keeping aisles clear and to remain seated except to use restrooms.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Dan W
This was a really, really great trip! The people on the train were so fun, very professional, friendly and great at their job!! The food was great, too. I would highly recommend this as the best way to see the Grand Canyon!!

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Kimberly_C, Mar 2024
Had a very nice time taking a leisurely train ride to the Grand Canyon. Then having a guided bus tour to a few spots and being able to get some nice shots of the canyon. On the train ride back we had the pleasure of being "robbed" by bandits. We openly hid money for them to "steal". Met some nice people on the train and laughed a lot. It was a very nice and memorable day.
Once in a lifetime
Sandra_j, Mar 2024
Had a wonderful time. Very relaxing and very entertaining. A must is the Grand Tour when you get to the Canyon Village
Great adventure. Did not disappoint.
Pamela_V, Feb 2024
Back in 2003 a friend had gone on this trip and I thought it would be so fun. I’ve had her brochure in my travel folder since then. As part of our road trip to visit family, I decided now was the time. It did not disappoint! I loved the shootout at the station, the information and entertainment on the train. We arrived at the Grand Canyon before we knew it. We took the 1.5 hour Freedom bus tour which took us to two different view spots with time to walk around and take pictures and returned us to the station. We had plenty of time to explore the shops and views at the south rim before catching the train. The weather was perfect. It was a very memorable day.
We had a fantastic ride!...
Heidi_I, Nov 2023
We had a fantastic ride! Keith did a wonderful job taking care of everyone on the train and wonderful view! I would definitely ride 1st Class again. Be sure to arrive prior to the time on you Viator voucher or you will be late.
Such fun
Carrie_B, Nov 2023
Great experience! Rob and Dana were great guide! Both were very knowledgeable about the Grand Canyon!
FUN!
Staca_S, Oct 2023
Our PSA, ConyaRae (spelling?) was so informative, fun, and entertaining. We were in a first class car and she took great care of everyone in our car. I have already recommended it to our friends and family and my brother and father may do it in two weeks!!!
First trip to the Grand Canyon
Vikki_P, Oct 2023
Great experience for a first time visit. Not sure if the cost is worth when I take my second trip. All the staff were great. Tour guides actors and train staff were very well informed and entertaining.
Best way to visit Grand Canyon in a day!
RAFAEL_R, Oct 2023
Scheduled via Viator based on description of package as we've always wanted to take a train tour. Although a bit of a drive from Phoenix, we were greeted at the train station with our First Class passes ready to go--no waiting. We enjoyed a funny western show before the ride and then Mark, our car attendant, was informative, funny and attentive throughout the ride to and from the Grand Canyon. We were give the option to visit the beverage car but we enjoyed our travel in our car, in our seats and with Mark. Highly recommend this day trip to Williams and then to/from the Grand Canyon!
Wow!!!
Sue_L, Oct 2023
I met 3 women on the train and 2 different women on the bus who included me in their travels. Altitude was hard for me and made me slower with rough breathing. The train was wonderful. The Cabin Stewart Nancy Kept us informed, fed and entertained. The bus tour with the Park Ranger was well planned and enjoyable. We saw a full grown female elk who posed for pictures. There were others in the group too including young ones. The rim of the canyon was overwhelming and brought me to tears. The Geology museum was informative and a great spot to take pictures. Train trip home had the addition of a"train robbery" and a fiddler. Wonderful trip everyone.
An Enjoyable Adventure!
Helene_I, Sep 2023
We traveled first class. The train was very comfortable. The staff was friendly and efficient. We enjoyed the snacks and beverages that were provided. Our guide, Rob, was excellent. He was knowledgeable and entertaining. We highly recommend this adventure if you enjoy trains and are in the area!
Train a must, tour a maybe.
Korinne_L, Aug 2023
The train was fun! Great entertainment! The tour was very short, and I think if I was to do it again, I wouldn't have done this part. I would have just walked around the area myself. There is plenty to see right where the train deboards. The lunch was very disappointing. Not a real buffet, only one option for lunch. But all that being said, the train ride and Grand Canyon views near the station and also on the tour were beautiful! The tour guide did do a great job with the two stops we went to.
Grand Canyon
MaryAnn_G, Jun 2023
I liked it when the Cowboy and Cowgirl sang songs in our cars. I also like the characters holding up the train. It was all awesome. I just wish that we could have looked around longer at the Grand Canyon maybe consider loading up at 6 pm to return to Williams. This would have given us time to eat at one of the restaurants and had time to shop as well. Overall we had a good experience. This was our first time to travel by train.
A lot of fun!!
Myra_L, May 2023
The train ride was great! Nancy was awesome - Very attentive and knowledgeable. The drinks and snacks were wonderful. The train robbery on the way back was a lot of fun!! A fabulous experience!!
Great train trip to the Grand Canyon
Suzanne_M, Apr 2023
We were on the train for our anniversary Nancy made our trip very fun and memorable!! We would probably not do the bus your next time, after getting off the train and then onto bus - we would have had that time to explore on our own! Bus driver was great - buffet at the lodge was not very good.
Our railcart attendant...
Kathryn_E, Mar 2023
Our railcart attendant Dennis was such a treasure, very kind and funny and the trip up to and from the Canyon was spectacular and full of information. I will be bringing as many people to this experience as I can for a unique way to see the Grand Canyom
Fun and stress free trip to GC
Blake_M, Mar 2023
First time we went to the Grand Canyon we did it via a tour from Flagstaff. During that trip we learned about the train. This time we did the train, first class, with motor coach tour of the south rim. The train was great, and better than traveling by car imho. The couch tour, was good as well because you got to see two famous viewpoints, without walking (you get out of the bus, but you don't have to walk to these locations from the train platform). Well worth it imho. For little kids they have a bank and train robbery (beginning and end of trip), they have people who play live music, and great cabin attendants.
Great and fun time
Will_S, Feb 2023
Went with my wife. It was a fun experience. Employees were great. I will recommend this to friends and family.
A unique experience
Chris_M, Jan 2023
Seeing the trees covered in snow and the elk herds on the train ride up was great. The train personnel were very friendly and attentive. The chairs were comfortable and the train was clean. This is my first experience riding a train other than a light rail and I would like to take a longer train ride in the future. It is a relaxing way to travel.
Best experience of my life
Azucena_S, Jan 2023
Great experience! Beautiful place definitely recommend this trip to enjoy with the family and friends staff was very nice great service Muffin and Denis were great
Perfect couples trip! ...
April_H, Nov 2022
Perfect couples trip! The train ride was very relaxing with scenic views of the landscape on our way to the Grand Canyon.
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