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From Flagstaff: Grand Canyon Railroad Full-Day Guided Tour

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48 reviews

Activity provider: Arizona Tour & Travel
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From Flagstaff: Grand Canyon Railroad Full-Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Arizona Tour & Travel

From US$ 273.53 per person

Journey back in time on the historic Grand Canyon Railroad. Experience the Grand Canyon with an informative railway and touring van combination.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your hotel in Flagstaff
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Enjoy a nostalgic ride on the historical Grand Canyon Railway journey, and be entertained by cowboys and strolling musicians
  • See the best views over the Grand Canyon, climb up to the Desert View Watchtower and explore the south and east rims of the canyon
  • Travel in comfort in a mini-coach with large viewing windows
  • Visit the Navajo Reservation and trading post
Full description

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.

  • National park entrance fees
  • 1-way standard or first-class train ticket (depending on option chosen)
  • Guided tour of the South and East Rims of the Grand Canyon and the Grand Canyon Village
  • Hotel pickup
  • Gratuities: 15%-20% tip for your guide is recommended if you enjoyed your tour
  • Lunch is not included, time will be given to enjoy lunch on your own at Grand Canyon Village
  • Child car seat/booster seat

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Type of Transportation: all vehicles are equipped with audio and PA systems in order to maximize your entertainment experience while on-board. In addition, every mini-coach boasts the largest windows to guarantee comfort and maximum viewing capability
  • Physical Activity Level: mild. Optional light hiking in order to see the views
  • What to Wear: comfortable traveling clothes and tennis or hiking shoes recommended. Make sure to bring a camera plus any other personal items you may need for the day
  • Arizona state law requires all children eight years and younger to be in a car seat/booster seat. Guests are required to provide their own car seat/booster seat for the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 48 reviews

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Our guide arrived promptly. He had us introduce ourselves to the other travellers. He explained what the days itinerary would be. Only a few of us took the train trip part. The train was slow enough to take in the sights, but, I would have preferred to have had more time in the Grand Canyon to be able to see the Imax theatre since this will probably a once in a life time trip.

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March 30, 2023

I wouldn't take the train again. It was not a very good view of anything we were interested in. It was really a waste of time. But, the tour on the bus was terrific! Our tour guide Michael was very informative and attentive to all of the passengers. He stopped at some of the most beautiful views of the Grand Canyon!

March 30, 2023

Enjoyed the tour greatly. Our guide (Matt) was very engaging, humorous and knowledgeable. We had a well rounded tour, lots of information and several stops with various views of the canyon, elk and the Navajo reservation. The train ride was OK, nothing spectacular. It was a bit mundane (and cold) with not much to see along the way. We should have stayed with our tour guide for the entire tour. Although this tour is shown as 11 hours, it was actually 8 hours from pickup to drop-off. We would recommend this tour, but skip the train.

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March 30, 2023

Product ID: 12523