Grand Canyon Railroad Tour
Long before there were Grand Canyon helicopter tours, air tours, white water rafting tours or even mule tours, there was the Grand Canyon's train. Jou...
Grand Canyon Railroad Tour
Departs from: most hotels in Sedona & Flagstaff
Get the best of all worlds with this Grand Canyon Railroad / guided Grand Canyon tour combination.
Why drive yourself to Williams and take a round trip train ride to the Grand Canyon then drive back to your hotel when you can be picked up in Sedona or Flagstaff, get chauffeured to the train depot, enjoy a one-way train ride on the Grand Canyon Railroad...
Then, instead of seeing the same scenery on a two-hour return trip by rail, get introduced to places in Grand Canyon National Park that most people miss.
After your one-way nostalgic rail experience, your guide will pick you up at the train depot in Grand Canyon Village, treat you to a gourmet picnic lunch, then you will see what all the other train-goers miss...
You will tour the east rim of Grand Canyon National Park, see many scenic overlooks, the Desert View Watchtower, The historic Cameron trading Post on the Navajo Reservation on your way back to your hotel... door-to-door service.
You haven't been anywhere unless you've visited the Grand Canyonone of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Grand Canyon Railroad Tour offers you an up-close and personal tour of this inspiring canyon.
Your Grand Canyon Tour starts off with a scenic ride from the Red Rocks of Sedona, through Oak Creek Canyon (one of the top 10 scenic drives in America) and towering Ponderosa Pines of Flagstaff. After meeting our Flagstaff guests, we head to the train depot in Williams.
Next we will board the historic, Grand Canyon Railway. You will be entertained by cowboys and enjoy the tunes of strolling musicians as the train travels back in time during the scenic 65-mile journey to the canyon. The train offers wonderful views of the San Francisco Peaks and rolls through valleys filled in wild flowers, dense pine forests, high desert plains and small canyons. The train arrives just steps from the Grand Canyon's South Rim.
Once at the Grand Canyon, enjoy stupendous views of the Grand Canyon from the Grand Canyon Village. We provide a great picnic lunch for you to have along the rim of the canyon. We then spend approximately 4-hours in the Grand Canyon National Park (entrance fees are included. As we make our way along the rim of the Grand Canyon, we'll make a stop at Grandview Point. This transitional point between the East and South Rims of the Grand Canyon offers both the open views of the Colorado River Gorge afforded at the East Rim, as well as the butte-filled views for which the South Rim is famous. Later, climb up to the top of the Watchtower Observatory for magnificent panoramic views of the Grand Canyon. The Watchtower Observatory is one of the crowning achievements of architect Mary Jane Colter.
We'll make a stop at the Historic Cameron Trading Post, originally built in 1916 and one of the finest places to shop for authentic Native American souvenirs. You may also visit The Gallery, home of many breathtaking pieces of fine and historic Native American Arts and Crafts.
Throughout your journey with us, you'll enjoy interesting, informative, and entertaining narration from your guide. Our most popular way to take our guests to experience the Grand Canyon.
You'll view the western edge of the Painted Desert and drive along the Little Colorado River Gorge on your way back to Flagstaff and Sedona.
- Complimentary pick-up from Sedona and select Flagstaff hotels and resorts
- Narrated luxury transportation
- Visit Oak Creek Canyon (from Sedona)
- Gourmet Picnic Lunch
- One-Way Train Ride
- See the Navajo Reservation and trading post
First-Class Upgrade - Ride in First Class style, boasting oversized, reclining seats with plenty of leg room and grand picture windows that enhance the scenic journey. Comfort abounds as fresh fruit, pastries, coffee and juice are provided during the morning. Snacks, soft drinks and fine spirits are available on the return trip in these air-conditioned streamliner cars.
Observation Dome Upgrade - Room With a View - An unforgettable experience, thanks to a glass-enclosed streamliner that offers panoramic views of the surrounding scenery. Glide through the changing landscape in the comfort of padded high-back chairs from high above the train. Fresh fruit, pastries, coffee and juice are provided during the morning, while snacks are available on the way back with a champagne toast.
Parlor Car Upgrade - The Most Exclusive Seat on the Train - Inside our Luxury Parlor Car is a grand tradition of elegance and extraordinary comforts. An elegant rail baron experience preserved for those who enjoy the finer things, thanks to lounge-style comforts including a private bar and access to the open-air rear platform. Exclusive service provides fresh fruit, pastries, coffee and juice during the morning, while snacks are available on the return trip along with a champagne toast.
Type of Trans
All of our vehicles are equipped with Audio, Video and PA systems in order to maximize your entertainment experience while on-board. In addition, each of our mini-coaches boast the largest windows and most seating space in town to guarantee your comfort and viewing ability.
Physical Activity Level
Mild. Optional light hiking in order to see the views.
What to Wear
Comfortable traveling clothes and tennis or hiking shoes recommended. Make sure to bring a camera plus any other personal items you may need for the day.
- National Park Entrance Fees are included
- See the South and East Rims of the Grand Canyon and the Grand Canyon Village
- Have lunch in the Grand Canyon National Park (Included)
Year round, Daily
Departure Time & Location
Sedona hotels: 7:30 AM
Flagstaff hotels: 8:15 AM
If staying in Flagstaff - mention where you are staying at, or you will be contacted after booking for pickup location.