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Grand Canyon Railway Adventure Package

Williams, United States
Grand Canyon Railway Adventure Package

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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 stepping off a historic train after being entertained by musicians and cowboys, 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!
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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
Lunch (unless option is selected)
1.5-hour rim tour (unless option selected)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

280 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ 86046, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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, plus an Old West train robbery.

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.

The tour ends with a return trip to Williams, Arizona.
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon Railway
The excitement begins at the historic 1908 Williams Depot. Before the train departs you will be entertained by a Wild West shootout featuring the Cataract Creek Gang in an outdoor theater. Shop in one of two gift shops, or enjoy a hearty buffet breakfast (not included) before departure at the Grand Depot Cafe next to the depot. Then, hear the train whistle pierce the fresh morning air, beckoning passengers for a trip on the old iron horse to the Grand Canyon. Uniformed coach attendants provide you with white-gloved courtesy and service. Aboard the train, enjoy the tunes of strolling musicians who conduct sing-a-longs, an Old West train robbery, and the antics of western characters as they recreate train travel as it was back in 1901.
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon South Rim
The train arrives at the historic 1910 Grand Canyon Depot, the only remaining log depot still in operation in the United States. Buildings like the El Tovar Hotel, Hopi House and Bright Angel Lodge salute arriving guests as you pull into the station and disembark from the train. A narrated motorcoach rim tour of the Grand Canyon National Park can be added and enhances your visit by escorting you to the most scenic overlooks of the canyon. Upgrade to include a hot buffet lunch!
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair 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
  • OPERATED BY Grand Canyon Railway

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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What is the maximum group size during Grand Canyon Railway Adventure Package?
This activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers.

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  • "A good way to spend a day with the finale at the Grand Canyon!" See review


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wish we could have got on
, Mar 2020
We weren't able to board the train. My autistic grandson had a bad episode before getting on. I have asked for a refund since I had spoke with someone when booking and explained that this might happen.
Great Ride
, Oct 2019
Very pleasant ride. The staff was excellent. The entertainment going up and back was very good. Tina, our car hostess, was exceptional. The bus tour and lunch also very good!
Very disappointing
Robin R
, Sep 2019
Disappointed with our experience. Speakers, at the performance before boarding the train, were not working well, therefore we couldn't hear what was being said. Buffet lunch was cafeteria food at best. The bus tour was a joke. We spent more time boarding than we did seeing the canyon. Actual time spent viewing the canyon was 15-20 minutes total! No time to visit the sites. We spent over $300 for 2 people to experience the canyon for the first time and only got to view for less than 30 minutes! We had to drive over an hour the next day so that we could return and see the canyon and the sites.
Best ever!
, Sep 2019
Tina was fantastic. Hope we get her next time. The entertainment was superb. What a wonderful experience.
Mostly a good experience
, Jul 2019
A good way to spend a day with the finale at the Grand Canyon! Family had a great time with excellent, knowledgeable staff that provided a great experience. Make sure you are in an air conditioned car though...
Awesome Train ride
, Jul 2019
I would to give an absolute wonderful shout out to Amber Rose!!! You were so informative everything was just as you described!!!
Worst $400 I ever spent.
liz m
, Jul 2019
Not sure where to start. There was absolutely nothing good about this experience. Staff was short-tempered and only “friendly” when they came around looking for tips. I resent paying that much money and being shaken down for tips. The entertainment was hokey and poorly done. I am so sorry that was our experience of the Grand Canyon.
Go Back in Time
, Jun 2019
Great Experience on 1901 Historical Railroad. Loved our train car host "Amber Rose"... caring, funny, informational! Two fantastic musicians strolled the train singing for us. Train Robbery was a hoot. Bus driver drove us to two places on Rim was very informative & funny. Resturant buffet was bland cafeteria food, just ok. I suggest finding eating lunch your own.
Wonderful Experience
, Jun 2019
Our trip on the Grand Canyon Railway was great! The train ride was relaxing. our conductor was funny, knowledgeable and added a lot to the trip. From the train we boarded a bus that took us to lunch then to the lookout points where we were in awe of the Canyon. We didn't have to figure out the red or blue routes for hiking to the lookouts. And the driver had a lot of geological and historical information to share.
First visit to Grand Canyon
Robert B
, Jun 2019
My wife and I visited Williams, AZ for a short trip after our daughter got married for a get a way. We enjoyed the great hospitality of the people on the train and at the hotel. It was a nice trip.

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