Enjoy a 4-hour sightseeing journey by train aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad, which glides through the beautiful wilderness of the American Southwest near Sedona. Nibble light refreshments while traveling on the Verde Canyon Railroad through Arizona’s desert. Ride in a vintage train car or open-air viewing car to get a great perspective on the region’s natural and cultural treasures. See ancient cliff dwellings built by the Native American Sinagua people, historic mining sites and more as your train cruises along a route that follows the Verde River.
Travel through the otherworldly landscape of the Arizona desert with a ride on the historic Grand Canyon Railroad. Settle in to reserved seats on this train that’s been carrying passengers since 1901, and enjoy on-board entertainment and lunch along the way. Hop off near the edge of the magnificent, sprawling canyon for a guided rim tour to learn about the history of this natural wonder while soaking up spectacular views.
Every winter the Grand Canyon Railway’s Polar Express comes to life on a journey from the nighttime wilderness of Williams, Arizona, to the enchanted beauty of “the North Pole”—where Santa Claus and his reindeer are waiting with a keepsake present for every good boy and girl. You’ll be smiling from ear to ear, as you watch children’s faces light up when the train arrives, and enjoy hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies while listening to this timeless story.Make this a family holiday tradition, and call today to make your reservations (because space is limited to those who truly believe in the spirit of Christmas). The ride lasts a little over an hour, with the train leaving each night at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.TOTAL ROUND-TRIP TIME: Approximately 90 minutes.
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.
Travel from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon on a 3-day semi-independent tour in the American Southwest. Start with a road trip through the Sonoran Desert and Oak Creek Canyon to Sedona. On day two, step aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway for a train journey to the Grand Canyon. Upon arrival, take a coach tour along the rim to absorb the majestic natural wonder and have free time on day three to see more, with options such as a helicopter tour available before returning to Phoenix.
Take an evening ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad during this "starlight" experience. You'll travel through Verde Valley, between two national forests, and along the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness to admire the high desert scenery, geological features, wildlife, and archaeological relics of the Sinagua people. Enjoy first-class seating on the train, which departs from Clarkdale.
Treat your loved one to a sweet, Sedona-style Valentine's Day with a ride aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad complete with a chocolate tasting assortment. Cozy up in a vintage first-class coach outfitted with a plush love seat or bistro chairs to watch the passing scenery of historic mines, cliff dwellings, and desert wildlife through large picture windows. During the ride, indulge in a selection of chocolatey desserts including a chocolate fountain with marshmallows and other goodies to dip in the cocoa cascade.