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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 Day Tour from Phoenix, Scottsdale & Tempe

2. 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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What people are saying about Williams

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.

Sam is an amazing tour guide who’s passionate about traveling and Grand Canyon history and geology. His enthusiasm rubbed off very positively on rest of the tour group and made for a very exciting fun filled day. Highly recommend taking this tour with Sam.

The train departs "On Time" 8:30 going and 2:30 leaving. When we went the canyon was full of clouds and we couldn't see anything. The train does NOT stick around.

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.