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Williams, AZ: The Grand Canyon Railway Round Trip Experience

1. Williams, AZ: The Grand Canyon Railway Round Trip Experience

Enjoy the Grand Canyon's natural beauty on a nostalgic roundtrip train ride featuring western musicians and cowboy characters on vintage cars. The Grand Canyon Railway boasts 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. You will then get to the canyon around lunchtime with ample time to hike and enjoy the park. Afterwards, you will then return back to Williams, Arizona.

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Grand Canyon: Discovery Air Tour

2. Grand Canyon: Discovery Air Tour

Experience the grandeur of the Grand Canyon South Rim on an aerial tour complete with commentary in multiple languages that is bound to captivate you. Your flight leaves from the Grand Canyon national park terminal and takes you over the Kaibab National Forest, Kaibab Plateau, Confluence of Colorado, Little Colorado River, Imperial Point, and Zuni Corridor. Once onboard your plane, sit back and get ready to enjoy the thrill of the incredible scenery this natural wonder has to offer. All seats provide unobstructed views for sightseeing and photography through the specially designed oversized windows. This Grand discovery tour is perfect for families and for individuals who have limited time yet wish to enjoy all of the beauty of the Grand Canyon.

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Grand Canyon Day Tour from Phoenix, Scottsdale & Tempe

3. Grand Canyon Day Tour from Phoenix, Scottsdale & Tempe

Experience the Grand Canyon National Park during this guided tour. Explore the canyon rim with its panoramic views and visit Route 66 with your guide. Start your tour at Route 66. Experience the historic highway in the town of Williams, the last town passed by I-40. As you explore this famous location, you have the opportunity to purchase lunch in Williams or Grand Canyon. Spend approximately 3 hours within the National Park marveling at the beauty that is the Grand Canyon. Don’t forget to visit the historic El Tovar Lodge and Hopi House in Grand Canyon Village. Visit the South Rim and take in the dramatic views — ideal for photographers. Stop into the shop or enjoy your lunch and relax with the best seat in the house.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & Route 66 Tour

4. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & Route 66 Tour

Begin your group tour of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam with a prompt hotel pick-up from your Las Vegas area hotel around 5:30 AM. Start your journey with a complimentary pick up in your hotel (from Strip Hotels only). Head out of Las Vegas well before the big bus tours are finished loading, ensuring more time in the park and space at the viewpoints before the largest bus groups arrive. Less than an hour from the Strip, stop for pictures at the famed Hoover Dam, a 756 foot tall and 650-foot thick block of concrete built-in 1936 to provide electricity for the growing urban centers nearby. Continue on your way towards Grand Canyon National Park, stopping briefly in Kingman, Arizona for a coffee and restroom break. Before arriving at the park, stop for lunch along historic route 66 at Seligman, Arizona. Time for pick up lunch at subway (included) and for stretch your legs and step your feet along the pavement of America's best known western Highway before heading back to the van to continue towards the highlight of the day, your stop at Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim. Arriving at the park at approximately 12 PM, have options on how you wish to spend your time. You can take the free shuttle that will take you to the Hermit Road (excluding winter season) and sightsee several viewpoints or spend your time hiking the Rim trail with the most famous views of the West and accessing the visitor's centers, Yavapai Museum of Geology, Hopi House and even more. Your driver/guide will help you decide what option is best for you. Enjoy around 4 hours of your own time within the park. Once you've gorged upon unreal vistas and nowhere-else-on-earth photo opportunities, head back to meet your driver for your relaxing drive back to Las Vegas, stopping for bathrooms and a dinner stop along the way. Depending on local traffic conditions, expect to return to your hotel by approximately 8:30 PM.

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From Phoenix: Grand Canyon Tour with Sedona and Oak Creek

5. From Phoenix: Grand Canyon Tour with Sedona and Oak Creek

Take a trip to one of the 7 wonders of the natural world on this day tour of the Grand Canyon National Park. You will be collected from selected hotels or apartments in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, or Mesa Arizona. The journey north takes you through amazing views of the Saguaro Cactus in the Sonoran Desert. You will travel through the Ponderosa Pine Forests of Flagstaff where the Lowell Observatory is located. Stop among the Red Rocks of Sedona for time to take in the breathtaking scenery and lots of pictures. Travel through Oak Creek Canyon famous the world over for its spectacular scenery. In the afternoon be taken to the Grand Canyon National Park. Stop for pictures of the Red Rocks of Sedona. Make several stops along the South Rim for picture taking and enjoying the incredible views. See the El Tovar Lodge, a former Harvey hotel. Have the afternoon to explore the sublime park and see many of its ecological wonders and natural beauty. Your professional guide will be able to inform you of the history and stories behind this ancient wonder.

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Grand Canyon Classic Sightseeing Tour Departing Flagstaff

6. Grand Canyon Classic Sightseeing Tour Departing Flagstaff

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is a must-see attraction on everyone’s bucket list. This classic tour offers you an up-close and personal experience of this awe-inspiring miracle of nature in a comprehensive full-day adventure. Ride through the Ponderosa Pines of Flagstaff, past the dormant volcanoes of the San Francisco Peaks, and on to the Navajo Reservation where you will have a chance to shop for authentic Native American souvenirs at the Historic Cameron Trading Post. You will get breathtaking views of the western edge of the Painted Desert and the Little Colorado River Gorge as you drive. Inside the magnificent Grand Canyon National Park, you will have time to take in the beautiful views of the Canyon and Colorado River at Desert View. Climb to the top of the Watchtower Observatory for amazing vistas that will take your breath away. Visit the East and South Rims of the Grand Canyon from where you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Colorado River Gorge and the buttes of the South Rim. Become intimately familiar with the exquisite scenery as you take a mile-long nature walk along the South Rim. Afterward, you will have optional time to visit Grand Canyon Village, containing historic buildings and museums. It took nature 2 billion years to create this immense chasm, but you can get to know it in a single day. Returning to Flagstaff, take one last look over your shoulder as the Canyon fades against the desert backdrop. Break once more before being dropped off at your hotel when you stop at the National Geographic Visitor Center in Tusayan.

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The Grand Canyon Classic Tour From Sedona, AZ

7. The Grand Canyon Classic Tour From Sedona, AZ

Considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is a must-see. Make the most of your visit with this scenic tour filled with incredible views. Your tour begins with a ride through the scenic red rocks of Sedona, through Oak Creek Canyon — one of the top scenic drives in America. Continue through the Ponderosa Pines of Flagstaff, past the dormant volcanoes of the San Francisco Peaks, and on to the Navajo Reservation with a stop at the Historic Cameron Trading Post. Your journey continues, providing you with a breathtaking view of the western edge of the Painted Desert and the Little Colorado River Gorge on your way to the Grand Canyon. Once inside the magnificent Grand Canyon National Park, take in the beautiful views of the canyon and Colorado River at Desert View. Climb to the top of the Watchtower Observatory for amazing panoramic views. Visit the East and South Rims of the Grand Canyon from which the spectacular views of the Colorado River Gorge and the buttes of the South Rim can be viewed. Enjoy a mile-long nature walk along the South Rim to admire the natural beauty of the park. After, there is optional time to explore Grand Canyon Village, where many historic buildings are located.

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Las Vegas: Private Grand Canyon National Park Tour

8. Las Vegas: Private Grand Canyon National Park Tour

Take an exclusive group tour for 1-14 passengers to the Grand Canyon's South Rim, while traveling in the comfort on a luxury SUV or a Mercedes Sprinter van. Your trip will begin with a stop at the iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign, where you will have some time to take photos. Then, right before you depart from Las Vegas, you will stop at a local coffee shop for a caffeine break to kick start your memorable journey. Your journey’s first destination will be just off of Route 66 at the historic Grand Canyon Caverns. Here you will get to take a 1 hour break to explore and relax. If you want to add even more adventure to your day, you can take an optional 40-minute caverns tour. This tour leads you deep underground to see the incredible natural caverns. After this stop, you will continue on to the South Rim. Your South Rim walking tour adventure will last for approximately 2 to 3 hours, and you will have the opportunity to see such sights as the Bright Angel Lodge, Kolb Studio, Lookout Studio, El Tovar, Hopi House, the Visitor’s Center, and much more. See all the breathtaking views while your tour guide gives you facts and history at each point. Walk along the paved walkway, which will provide you with the most amazing photo opportunities.  On your trip back to Las Vegas, enjoy a dinner stop at a local Arizona family diner. Then return to Las Vegas and be dropped off directly at your hotel.

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From Flagstaff: Grand Canyon Railroad Full-Day Guided Tour

9. From Flagstaff: Grand Canyon Railroad Full-Day Guided Tour

The Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular “Seven Wonders of the World”! This Grand Canyon Railroad Tour offers you an up-close and personal tour of this inspiring canyon. Your Grand Canyon Tour starts off with a scenic ride from the Red Rocks of Sedona, through Oak Creek Canyon (noted as one of the top 10 scenic drives in America) and towering Ponderosa Pines of Flagstaff. After this, head to the train depot in Williams. When you board the historic Grand Canyon Railway, be entertained by cowboys and enjoy the tunes of strolling musicians as the train travels back in time during the scenic 65-mile journey to the canyon. The train offers wonderful views of the San Francisco Peaks and rolls through valleys riddled with wildflowers, dense pine forests, high desert plains, and small canyons. Upgrade your experience with a first-class ticket, which includes oversized seats, big windows, bar service, and complimentary snacks. Upon arrival at the Grand Canyon, explore the views of the canyon and the historical buildings of Grand Canyon Village. Afterward, get time to enjoy lunch on your own (lunch not included) and rejoin your guide to continue across the south rim heading east. Spend approximately 4 hours in the Grand Canyon National Park. Making your way along the canyon rim, experience the stunning views over the Colorado River Gorge. Climb up to the top of the Watchtower Observatory for magnificent panoramic views of the Grand Canyon. On the return trip, tour the East Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and see various scenic overlooks. Visit the Desert View Watchtower and the historic Cameron Trading Post on the Navajo Reservation—one of the finest places to shop for authentic Native American souvenirs. You may also visit The Gallery, home of many breathtaking pieces of fine and historic Native American Arts and Crafts.

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From Sedona: Grand Canyon Full-Day Trip by Luxury Trekker

10. From Sedona: Grand Canyon Full-Day Trip by Luxury Trekker

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Grand Canyon in luxurious comfort. You will enjoy the ride in an upgraded Mercedes Sprinter Van, with only 10 seats. This ensures quality time and personal attention from your guide. Begin with a drive up Oak Creek Canyon, named one of the top most scenic highways in the country on the way to the East entrance of the Grand Canyon. Enjoy your gourmet boxed lunch on the rim of the canyon at Desert View, home to the Desert View watchtower, standing 60 feet above the rim and offering unparalleled views of the Colorado River down at the base of the Canyon. There will be plenty of stops at various scenic overlooks as you head west to the Grand Canyon Village. There, take in the historic architecture of El Tovar, shop at the Hopi House, and continue to soak in the aweinspiring views of the canyon walls before returning to Sedona.

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What people are saying about Grand Canyon Village

This was our 4th Grand Canyon Railroad tour and it was wonderful. The train ride was awesome, and the train staff were all pleasant and entertaining. Everything was clean and well cared for, the snacks on board were plentiful and the entire experience was all that we expected.

Our guide Sergio was incredible. He is a genuinely kind and caring person who could not have done enough to help us! The stops on the tour were great and the Grand Canyon is a sight that cannot be seen enough! It is INCREDIBLE! Sergio definitely helped to make the day!!

Our guide was awesome he took the time to take us to every accessible point of the Grand Canyon gave us ample time to sightsee and gave us all of information about the Canyon. He was very informative and made sure all of us were having a great time.

This was a great way to get to the Grand Canyon. The staff made the train ride fun and enjoyable. The ride was about 2.5 hours each way.

Great time, great group, great guide (Malcolm). And an amazing National Park! Thank you.