Day trip

Williams, AZ: The Grand Canyon Railway Round Trip Experience

Day trip

Williams, AZ: The Grand Canyon Railway Round Trip Experience

Activity provider: Xanterra Travel Collection
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From US$ 108.03 per person

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Hop aboard the Grand Canyon Railway for an unforgettable trip to the Grand Canyon. Marvel at the Arizona countryside as you delight in the retro interior and travelling minstrels along the way.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Sit back and relax as the train winds from Williams to the Grand Canyon Village
  • Grab a snack, a bite to eat, or a refreshing drink from the onboard bar
  • Witness a staged old-time Wild West shootout before boarding the train
  • Experience the scenic Grand Canyon National Park for yourself upon arrival
  • Immerse yourself in nostalgic Arizonan heritage with the train's retro interior
Full description

Enjoy the Grand Canyon's natural beauty on a nostalgic roundtrip train ride featuring western musicians and cowboy characters on vintage cars. Grab a drink in the onboard bar then witness the scenery of the National Park. Travel on the Grand Canyon Railway, boasting 64 miles of breathtaking scenery that leads to Grand Canyon National Park. This century-old railroad brought people from some of the wildest parts of Arizona to one of the seven natural wonders of the world - the Grand Canyon. Journey back to the Old West with the help of authentic characters who bring music and stories to share with you along the way. Arrive at the canyon around lunchtime with ample time to hike and enjoy the park. Afterwards, you will then return back to Williams, Arizona.

  • Round-trip train ride and tour to and from Grand Canyon Village
  • Drinks and snacks (first-class option only)
  • National park entrance fee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Please allow a minimum of 1 hour before departure time to pick up tickets. The customer whose name is on the reservation will need to present a photo I.D. to receive train tickets.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • Coach tickets offer bench seating under large windows to give you a close but comfortable ride. Upgrade to first-class to enjoy complimentary refreshments and larger seats for an even more relaxed experience
  • Coach Class and First Class cars are handicapped accessible, with ADA-compliant rest rooms, and power lifts available at both depots. There is also space on the train to store most wheelchairs, power chairs, and scooters
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 258 reviews

Review summary

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This trip was fun, enjoyable, and long day. However, the day many activities and things to do in a non-rushed, yet enjoyable manner. The staff/actors put their heart into everything they do. The conductors, brakeman, rodeo clowns, cowboys on horses broke up the day into segments allowing for fun, variety, and joy by everyone aboard. If you want to enjoy the best food make reservations in advance at the Grand Canyons El Tovar Restaurant, delicious food and drink (especially the prickly pear syrup mixed with fresh lemonade and free refills), great service, and reasonably priced.

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April 1, 2023

Relaxing, and very enjoyable! Plenty of time at the Grand Canyon to look around. We were in first class and enjoyed the beverages and food as well. Even if not in first class, could bring our own snacks. Would suggest this for a family adventure or a couples retreat. ~Sherry Wamba

April 1, 2023

The train ride was awesome. We had such a great time. The singers in the train were great and the train robbery skit was so much fun. Riding through the country side was just beautiful. The service was fantastic. Williams is such a great town and the Grand Canyon was so beautiful. We look forward to coming back again. I highly recommend this venue. It is worth it.

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April 1, 2023

Product ID: 388322