Well worth the money. Excellent experience. Went with two kids, 11 and 8, they loved it. Saw all kinds of wildlife on the trip.
Great and relaxing way to see the Grand Canyon, train trip is excelent, no driving so able to take in all the scenery and the staff are all very helpful and informative. Would certainly recommend the trip.
We took this trip from the historic Williams train station to the south rim of the Grand Canyon and it was fantastic. The Williams train station has old trains in it, and there is an entertaining "gun fight" before the trip.
Once aboard we were treated to snacks and fruit (very fresh) as well as soda and water. There are adult beverages available also. Each train car has an escort aboard that explains where we are and tells stories about the history of the train route. During the trip there are entertainers that travel from car to car playing music, telling stories and jokes. On the way back the train is "robbed" by bandits on horseback that also goes through all the cars pretending to be mean, but not pulling it off very well, in a good way.
Once at the South Rim we took a bus tour that took us to all the hottest overlooks, many without barricades so there was a lot of joking about taking pictures of people and not listening if they tell you to "just take another step back".
The train ride was a lot of fun, hearing all the stories and learning about the terrain we were passing through was very cool. I think this is a great way to get to the Grand Canyon and not having to worry about driving and parking.
What a day we had on this tour, loved every minute of it, train trip awesome, cowboys awesome, lunch great, coach and tour 1st class, strongly recommend this tour to anyone.
It was very relaxing, scenic and entertaining. Everyone was wonderful. I'd take the ride again.
Tavis T USA
The train ride and tour of the Grand Canyon were both incredible. Great people and beautiful sites. The lunch buffet was another story. I recommend skipping it and going to one of the other places to eat.
We were so pleased with all parts of the tour. We came to AZ for spring training and the Grand Canyon was an extra treat. The train ride was comfortable, informative and because we drove from California, very relaxing. My husband (69) had never been before and he was absolutely delighted!!!!! Thanks to all the staff, they were great and we keep talking about to our friends.
This was one of the highlights of our trip west. We enjoyed every minute of the trip.
We really enjoyed the whole experience tremendously! Starting with the cowboy show to the train trip- every one of the staff was excellent. We enjoyed the train ride into the beautiful Canyon. The service was good and so were the muso's. the Canyon itself is breathtaking- photo's cannot describe what you see and experience there. Our dining experience at Rod's Steakhouse was also great that evening. The history of this restaurant is amazing, having been in existence since 1946!
The only advice I would offer, is to offer people the option of using the a la carte restaurant at the Canyon vs the buffet. The buffet was ok, but I would have liked to have had a beer or two with lunch, and only realized after lunch that It was available around the corner.
Otherwise we rate the experience 10 out of 10!
It was a wonderful day -well worth the money spent -every aspect of it was good -made special by the wonderful staff
What a great way to see the Grand Canyon for the first time! The relaxing train ride with entertainment was so enjoyable. The first peek at the canyon was amazing, I couldn't wait to see more! Our tour guide was so knowledgeable. Would love to go back again.
The trip in train was very nice thanks to beautiful landscapes and nice guides and musicians.
The grand canyon village was also very nice.
The bus tour was very quick but very interesting.
My wife and I had a very good time; everyone we dealt with was very professional; the two tour guides on the train were very knowlegeable. The marshal, the two singers were also very entertaining.
The lunch was hot and tasty.
I think everyone who has the opportunity should take this trip. It was most enjoyable for all ages
Very good! We enjoyed learning about the canyon and the are in general...
The Grand Canyon RR saved me since I got my dates mixed up but they still honored my tickets and provided a fun time to and from the Grand Canyon. I need a tavel planner so I don't make the error again. (-:
Our trip to the Grand Canyon was absolutely wonderful. The train ride and the Wild West Show was great! It was a lot of fun when the "train was robbed". The sheriff, the onboard entertainers and the Conductor made the train ride a really fun experience. The Grand Canyon was so beautiful it was unreal. Our tour bus driver was entertaining and informative. The food on the otherhand was just ok, I would take the trip again but I probably would choose the resturant, not the buffet.
This was one the best trips we have ever taken! The train ride was lots of fun with entertainment along the way, food at the lodge was good and the bus tour was great!
Geoffrey G United Kingdom
A wonderful day out to see one of the wonders of the earth, this is a not to missed trip,take the coach journey as well with a meal included. TRULY AMAZING,WOW.Thanks VIATOR
I've been fortunate to visit the South Rim on several occasions. By far, the Grand Canyon Railway experience was the most relaxing. We loved the natural beauty of sightseeing from the train and had plenty of time to enjoy a walk along the S. Rim at the Grand Canyon. The staff aboard the train was entertaining and very attentive. We would recommend this tour and do it again!
The staff aboard the train kept us entertained to/from the Canyon. We couldn't believe how fast the day went by. We also loved the quaint town of Williams - very friendly people We are looking forward to our next trip!
I enjoyed every moment aboard the train and at the S. Rim. The entertainment on the train was the best. I would definitely do this tour again!
The trip was spectacular. The entertainment on the train was awesome. This is one of the few trains that employ professional musicians. The service was excellent. Of course the best part was the beautiful scenery!