Grand Canyon Railway First Class Day Trip to the Grand Canyon
First Class Train trip to the Grand Canyon from Williams, Arizona on the Grand Canyon Railway
Arriving at the Grand Canyon
The train arrives at the historic 1910 Grand Canyon Depot. It is among the three remaining log depots still in operation in the United States . Buildings like the El Tovar Hotel, Hopi House and Bright Angel Lodge salute arriving guests as they pull into the station and disembark from the train. Set unobtrusively among the landscape, Grand Canyon Village gives no hint of the majesty that lay beyond. Guests have over three hours to explore the most distinctive chasm in the world.
Freedom Tour or Grand Tour at the Canyon
Once you arrive at the Grand Canyon you may participate in a narrated motor coach rim tour to the most scenic overlooks of the canyon to enhance your visit. Guests are escorted to vistas like Mojave Point, Pima Point, The Abyss and Hermits Rest. The Freedom Tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours and works around the train schedule to maximize your time at the canyon. The Grand Tour includes the above plus a Buffet lunch is at Maswik Lodge.
First Class to the Grand Canyon South Rim
Step aboard Grand Canyon Railway for a trip to the Majestic Grand Canyon you’ll never forget. Travel in a classic streamliner-era coach that gets you to the canyon and back with style and grace. Ride in First Class style, boasting oversized, reclining seats with plenty of leg room and the grand picture windows that enhance the scenic journey. Comfort abounds as fresh fruits, pastries, coffee and juice are served while traveling in the morning. Snacks, soft drinks and fine spirits are available on the return trip. The train offers kaleidoscopic views of the San Francisco Peaks and rolls through valleys adorned in wild flowers, dense pine forest, high desert plains and small canyons.
The excitement begins at the historic 1908 Williams Depot. Before the train departs you can enjoy a wild west shootout featuring the Cataract Creek Gang in an outdoor theater, visit the free railroad museum or browse through the gift shops.
On hearing the train whistle pierce the fresh morning air, passengers board the vintage streamliner to begin their journey. Uniformed coach attendants provide you with white-gloved courtesy and service. Aboard the train, enjoy the tunes of strolling musicians who conduct sing-a-longs, an old west train robbery and the antics of western characters as they recreate train travel as it was in the early 1900’s.
Train Tour Schedule
- 9:00 a.m. Wild West Train Show
- 9:30 a.m. Depart from the Williams Depot
- 11:45 a.m. Arrive at the Grand Canyon Depot
If you need round trip transportation from Las Vegas to participate in this tour the bus fare, $179.00 per person, is in addition to the train fares above.
This tour originates in Williams, Arizona
Round Trip to the Grand Canyon
Train ride in 1950 streamliner coach class
Grand Canyon National Park Entrance Fee
Tour Times: 9:00 AM
Tour Length: Approximately 9 hours
$79.50 One Way
$159.00 Round Trip
$60.50 One Way
$121.00 Round Trip