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  • Location:Williams, Arizona
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Grand Canyon Railway Adventure Package

Step aboard the Grand Canyon Railway for a trip to the majestic Grand Canyon you'll never forget. Feel the rumble of a vintage train as the engine chugs 65-miles (approximately 105 km) across the beautiful Northern Arizona countryside. The train offers kaleidoscopic views of the San Francisco Peaks and rolls through valleys adorned in wild flowers, dense pine forests, high desert plains and small canyons.


  • Grand Canyon Railway
  • Be entertained at a Wild West shootout featuring the Cataract Creek Gang in an outdoor theater
  • Train offers kaleidoscopic views of the San Francisco Peaks
  • Enjoy a hearty buffet lunch at the Maswick Lodge at the Grand Canyon
  • Motorcoach rim tour with the most scenic overlooks of the Canyon

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What You Can Expect

Grand Canyon Railway Adventure Package

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 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.

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 enhances your visit by escorting you to the most scenic overlooks of the canyon. Upgrade to include a hot buffet lunch!

  • Coach Class - Budd Coach, named after famous Budd Manufacturing Company, are streamline era coaches built in the 1950's and are air-conditioned and heated in the cooler months. Soft drinks and bottled water are available for purchase on board.
  • First Class - Enjoy the opulence of oversized, reclining seats with extra-large viewing windows and at-seat cocktail service (no host bar) aboard First Class. Cars are air-conditioned and you can help yourself to complimentary morning refreshments of fresh fruits, pastries, juices, teas and coffee. Enjoy snacks from the buffet on the afternoon trip.
Please note: adult prices include a USD15 National Park Fee.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour! Would not have travelled to the Grand Canyon any other way! The train trip was awesome - the entertainment and snacks were perfect! We rode First Class and it was well worth it. If you have kids, I suggest bring some activities to keep them busy. The bus tour was fabulous and our tour guide was so knowledgeable. I highly recommend the GC Railway Package!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What a great day on the train trip. Entertainment on the way to and from the Canyon. And what a surprise on the way back. I won't say what it was in case people read this review and it spoils the surprise, but what fantastic fun we had. All in all our group would highly recommend this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The Grand Canyon Railway package was relaxing and enjoyable. The train robbery was cheesy but the overall experience was educational. I highly recommend the package with the bus tour of the canyon! We learned a lot and had a great time. Our car Porter was a hoot, I only wish I could remember her name!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

For our age 68 This trip was fun. Such an interesting part of our history. Our guide Mimi was a hoot. Growing up poor, the 1st class ticket was a bonus for leg room and comfort.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was wonderful and a great easy relaxing way to see the canyon. The staff was so nice and friendly. Would recommend it to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a really great trip. The staff on the train was lovely and my kids loved the whole experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was amazing! The train ride was nice, our personal server Nicholas was excellent. He did a great job. The bus ride around the canyon was awesome. Our guide was very knowledgable. The food buffet was not great. That is the only part I would probably not do, buy the lunch. Probably would have been better to go to the cafe or one of the other restaurants.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The only way to visit the grand canyon....everything was wonderful

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

GREAT GREAT service on the train!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The food was excellent and the tour was great also.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fantastic, from start to finish.We really enjoyed our trip.Great, relaxin, nice and fun.The staff was very friendly and helpful.Best way to see the Grand Canyon.

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