45 reviews of Grand Canyon Railway Adventure Package
Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Grand Canyon Railway Adventure Package. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Reviewed by Susan C, September 2012
We had a wonderful time. Each of the employees we met were friendly and very well informed. We especially enjoyed Howard, our bus driver/guide. He was very knowledgeable about the history and the formation of the canyon. Also, he was willing to share some great experiences he has had in the canyon. It's obvious that he loves the canyon and his job. Thank you for a great experience.
Reviewed by Caren R, June 2012
My sister and I had a wonderful time. The train was comfortable and the company was fun. The food was delicious and the tour, after the train ride, was informative as well as spectacular! Thank you for our adventure!!
Reviewed by Michael V, April 2012
Overall a great time. The hostess on the train (Katie) was very friendly, provided terrific service and made the experience a lot of fun. The wild west show and the train robbery were a little hokey but they were fun for the kids (we didn't have any kids with us, but other people's kids seemed to enjoy these features). The guide on the bus (Wendy) was good, but the bus tour felt a bit rushed (not Wendy's fault). The buffet lunch at the Mazwik (sp?) was nothing special - we would give the lunch only 2 stars. Because the train is limited to a speed of 40 mph, it takes over 2 hours to travel between Williams and Grand Canyon Village. It would be really nice if there was an option to take the train one way and a bus in the other direction. This would reduce travel time and would allow guests to spend more time at the Canyon. We had a lovely time and would recommend it to others but it's not the kind of thing we would do more than once.
Reviewed by Jo A, March 2012
The train ride was interesting. I don't think we really had enough time at the Canyon though. The Railway staff personnel were wonderful and tried to make the ride feel as short as possible
Reviewed by Nelson D, USA, July 2009
Reviewed by Tammy H, USA, August 2006
Reviewed by David R, April 2013
Good way to get to the Grand Canyon. Too many expected gratuities from all the actors, musicians, etc.
Reviewed by Anne G, January 2013
Be prepared for a l-o-n-g, slow moving line-up if you are picking your tickets up the morning of your train trip; we were in line for almost 25 minutes! Unfortunately our train had engine problems and arrived at our destination late. The tour company adjusted their schedule to work with the train's changed arrival time at the Grand Canyon, however. Being on the bus tour gave us an opportunity to view the Grand Canyon from a couple of different vantage points. Be sure to take advantage of the great views of the canyon from right in the village if you take this trip.
Reviewed by Steven H, April 2012
The railroad was a nice trip, we took the bus tour and that was very informative and our driver was great, the downside was the buffet luncheon that was served I think the rolls and the whole thing was last weeks food, it stunk!!!
Reviewed by Apolinar J, USA, August 2011
The trip was not cheap for $132.0 each but we had fun and feel that it was worth it.
Reviewed by Diana S, August 2011
When we got to the ticket counter, Viator had not completed our reservations. We spent a half hour at the counter and had to give our credit card again (with possibility of being charged twice) to get on the train. We were just lucky that there were still seats available. Completely missed the cowboy show. Train ride was good. BUS AND LUNCH OPTIONS WERE HORRIBLE. Bus driver drove around GC Village showing us Parking Lot A and Parking Lot B, the grocery store, the employee housing, etc. This wasted most of the time we would have had to look at the Grand Canyon. The lunch was the worst I have ever had!!! Because of the rediculous side trips the bus driver took, we were a half hour late getting back to the depot. We barely had time to run up the many stairs to see the South Rim and go quickly into the gift shop. Then we had to run to get on the train before it left. My advice to anyone - take the train but DON'T take the bus and lunch option. You can eat lunch at many places and walk along the South Rim or take the free shuttle bus around. Also, call before going to be sure that Viator has submitted your reservation.
Reviewed by Robert B, June 2011
Was very disappointed. Every time you turned around they were try to sale you something. The photographer used unethical sale tactics.
The over all experience was very bad. I would not recommens this to anyone.
Reviewed by Michael M, USA, October 2008