Sedona

Starlight Ride on Verde Canyon Railroad

Sedona, USA
Starlight Ride on Verde Canyon Railroad
  • 4 hours
  • Paper ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Take an evening ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad during this "starlight" experience. You'll travel through Verde Valley, between two national forests, and along the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness to admire the high desert scenery, geological features, wildlife, and archaeological relics of the Sinagua people. Enjoy first-class seating on the train, which departs from Clarkdale.
  • Hop on the Verde Canyon Railroad in Clarkdale, located a bit west of Sedona
  • Celebrate your starlight ride with a Champagne toast
  • Enjoy the comfort of a first-class cabin with panoramic windows and Southwest-inspired appetizers
  • Cash bar available if you wish to purchase drinks

What's Included

  • First class seating
  • Champagne toast
  • Appetizers
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • 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

  • Verde Canyon Railroad
    300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324, USA

    Departure Point: Verde Canyon Railroad Train Depot in Clarkdale, Arizona Address: 300 North Broadway, Clarkdale AZ 86324

Start time

05:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Ticket redemption point

300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324, USA

What To Expect

Verde Canyon Railroad

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Verde Canyon Railroad

Admission 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infant age is 0-1 year. Any guest aged 1 and over will be charged an adult rate. Guests cannot board the train without a paid ticket
  • 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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Cesaria_A
The views were breathtaking. The whole experience was well worth the money. The food was delicious. The guide was very knowledgeable about all the history. I would recommend this ride. I definitely will do it again.

Reviews

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A must have experience
Karthik_G, Sep 2023
Great train ride experience with food, drinks, beautiful views of the canyon, and amazing crew who talk about the various spots on the canyon for photos and take amazing care of you! Def recommend :)
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Wow, thank you so much for considering us a MUST!
Fun Trip!
Cierra_M, Sep 2023
Great trip! Enjoyed the views, and history from E.C. The food at the state was good. The beverage selection on the train was extensive, the bartender had a great personality!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Cierra, thanks for your wonderful words and kind remarks about our crew. We'll be sure to let the train staff know you enjoyed your adventure with us.
Good time on the train
Cesaria_A, Sep 2023
The views were breathtaking. The whole experience was well worth the money. The food was delicious. The guide was very knowledgeable about all the history. I would recommend this ride. I definitely will do it again.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Wow, thank you for sharing this wonderful review!
It was an awesome...
Diana_B, Aug 2023
It was an awesome experience with my husband. We will be back with family. Also a great gift for my son and his girlfriend. Loved it, thank you ❤️🤟🏻
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Diana, thank you so much for joining us and sharing this wonderful review! We look forward to welcoming you back!
Awesome adventure and the tour guides and bartender were superb.. Shoutout to Mark and Shaun
Joe_W, Aug 2023
No tips enjoying yourself and life with s from within 👏🏾✨… There is nothing more I can say peaceful
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Joe, thanks for this excellent review. We'll be sure to share your compliments with Mark and Shaun.
The bartender and the man...
Adrienne_A, Jul 2023
The bartender and the man (I forgot his name) were very informative and friendly. I met alot of cool people and the history of the canyons
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thanks for riding with us! We'll be sure to share your kind comments with our entire team.
Train Ride
Allison_C, Jul 2023
We enjoyed the train ride very much. It was nice to learn about the history of the area and also come back underneath the stars.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Allison, thank you for joining us on a Starlight ride and sharing this lovely review.
Amazing
Marianne_W, Jul 2023
The scenery was beautiful and the night sky was amazing had a wonderful time and we want to go again maybe in the fall
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thanks for joining us aboard a Starlight ride and sharing this fantastic review!
Scenic and slow
jonathan_r, Jul 2023
Brought my family with wife and three children ages between 16 and 21. They were not thrilled with duration, non air-conditioned cars and no cell service. They had to entertain themselves the old fashioned way which was a good break. I was motivated by the idea of a scenic trip but it was a bit long and uncomfortably warm. This is mostly a cocktail party which I failed to realize prior to buying tickets. Would have been a much better experience if the cars were appropriately air-conditioned and if the train ran a bit faster than 12 miles per hour. If you like the romantic idea of a cocktail party on an old train and don’t mind the heat then you will enjoy it. If you have a family with adolescents they would probably prefer a jeep outing.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Jonathan, thanks for sharing your candid review. Arizona in July can be a bit warm. We appreciate you giving us a try.
I love the customer...
Samira_V, Jun 2023
I love the customer service from. All the staff members. Especially for our guide Royce like the car ☺️.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you! We do have an amazing crew! We will be sure to share your kind remarks with Royce.
Perfect for a romantic getaway
Ason_R, May 2023
being outside the entire time from sunset to sundown. The night sky was beautiful and clear to see the stars.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for riding a Starlight journey with us and for sharing this fantastic review.
Great experience.
Richard_F, Sep 2022
Great ride with history of area included. Scenery was awesome as was the sunset views. All the attendants were super helpful. This is one thing you should do. Upon our return there was a Haunted train extravaganza.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you Richard. Yes, Fright Nights is our brand new experience at the train depot. We hope you tried it.
Slow but nice
Dawn_K, Sep 2022
Heather was a great host and bartender. Ride is a little long and very dark after sunset but we had fun.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you Dawn for joining us.
Will definitely do again.
Charla_M, Sep 2022
Staff was very nice and very knowledgeable. I rode on the night train and it was breathtaking!! Thank you!!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Charla, thanks for the kind comments and great review!
No stars
Tomomi_A, Aug 2022
We were not able to see any stars on our way back, it did not worth $111 for a person, it would be nice if they had better foods and drink,
Response from Host, Aug 2022
It is quite possible the clouds moved in during your ride. If you would like to be more specific about your concerns regarding the food and drink, please provide more detail in an email to info@verdecanyonrr.com.
Super fun train ride!
RICARDO_A, Aug 2022
awesome experience! Everything from the staff to the ride itself was great! You can get food from their train station deli. Bar service was awesome as well!!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for sharing this.
Awesome
Jerry_L, Jul 2022
Looking at all the amazing cliff side views. Enjoying the train ride for the first time with my husband and celebrating our 4 year anniversary so thank you for the most memorable memories to share
Response from Host, Aug 2022
We appreciate that you chose to share your wonderful celebration with us.
enjoyable evening!
Susan_I, Jul 2022
I almost cancelled after talking with a local who said it wasn't worth it, but I'm glad I didn't. The train ride was one of the highlights of our trip to Arizona. We all enjoyed it and got to see some scenery we wouldn't have otherwise had the opportunity to view.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you Susan, for taking a chance on us. We are sorry to hear that one of our neighbors thought differently but we are glad you joined us. We hope to see you again.
We loved the ride. I highly recommend the train ride
Jim_P, Jul 2022
Views, history, great staff, very nice snack and a very comfortable sitting. This trip is well worth the price.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you Jim.
Lovely way to spend an evening
Geri_T, Jun 2022
Well led, informative Snack was nice, generous but crackers too soggy to enjoy. Moisture off fruit, we assume.sad to be seated next to toilet.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for joining us and for sharing this review.

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