Grape Train Escape: Wine Tasting and Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure

Sedona, USA
Grape Train Escape at Verde Canyon Railroad
  • 4 hours
  • Paper ticket
  • Offered in: English


Savor the flavors of the diverse vineyards of Arizona's Verde Valley and beyond. The Verde Canyon Railroad's Grape Train Escape treats passengers to select wines from the Southwest accompanied by specialty cheeses and hors d'oeuvres while winemakers discuss earache wineries terroir and techniques.
  • Wine train experience: Sample the wines of Arizona's Verde Valley and beyond
  • Onboard Southwest winemakers provide insights into technique and terrior
  • Includes pairings of specialty cheeses and hors d'oeuvres
  • Small-group experience (maximum nine guests)

What's Included

  • First class seating
  • Accompanying appetizers to complement each wine selection
  • Wine tasting
  • Live commentary on board
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Pets are not allowed on train

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324, USA

    At Verde Canyon Railroad train depot.

Start time

05:30 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Ticket Redemption Point

300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324, USA

What To Expect

Start your adventure at the Verde Canyon Railroad train depot, boarding the Grape Train Escape for a first-class open-air wine journey. Limited to nine guests, this small-group activity offers a more exclusive and personalized experience than crowded large-group tours.

During your tour, you can sip select Southwestern wines paired with specialty cheeses and hors d'oeuvres, while onboard winemakers share insights into their techniques and terroir.

Visit the John Bell Railroad Museum at the depot, exploring the railroad's heritage and local community history. Along the route, see the scenic Verde River, flowing beside the tracks laid over a century ago. Marvel at the stunning views from the SOB Canyon and its towering bridge.

Next, discover the story of Perkinsville Ghost Town, your journey's turnaround point, and glimpse the Tuzigoot National Monument from the train. Your wine-themed expedition then concludes back at the meeting point.

Verde Canyon Railroad

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Verde Canyon Railroad

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Verde River (Pass By)

S O B Canyon (Pass By)

Perkinsville Ghost Town (Pass By)

Tuzigoot National Monument (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 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.

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10 reviews
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Great experience
Patti_D, Sep 2022
It was a wonderful evening but they really need microphones on the people talking about all the history of the canyon that is piped into the closed cabins also because we only got one 16th of what he was saying
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Patti, thanks for joining us and for sharing these constructive comments. We always strive to improve the passenger experience.
Fun and disappointing at the same time.
Pamela_L, Aug 2022
Beautiful views of the Verde Valley! The gentleman sharing information about the valley was interesting. It was a fun trip BUT it was disappointing to return to the station in the dark. It would of been better to return in the sunset. The wine taste was disappointing. I would of enjoyed more commentary talking about the wines and what they pair with. Also riding on the open car to see the view was impossible to hold the box with the crackers etc . We drank the wine and then went in to eat the snacks after dark. It would of been much better to have the wine taste and pairing after dark. If I decide to do the ride again I will not do the wine taste.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you Pamela for sharing these suggestions. We appreciate that you joined us.
Scenic Train Ride & Good Wine Tasting
rumncoke1, May 2022
Nice selection of wines for tasting and scenic train ride but there is nothing at end of train route. In addition, did not see anyplace during booking that allowed friends who booked separately to sit together. The staff were wonderful and rearranged seating to accommodate us but would be better if it could be done before Checkin.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for joining us for our first Grape Train Escape event of the summer. We're happy our desk agents were able to rearrange seating at the last minute to connect you with your friends. We are so sorry that you did not notice the “link” ability on the booking page of the website. Maybe we need to enlarge that option. We will take a look at it.
Great trip idea
Kenneth_w, Jul 2021
We had a great time!!! We will be back. I highly recommend the 5:30 trip due to the weather. The employees were very friendly.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thank you so much.

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