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 259 reviews

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An amazing experience!! My husband and I took a quick weekend trip!! The first class, experience was everything I imagined and so much more!! The views were stunning!! The train servicer/waiter went above and beyond his jokes kept everyone laughing and entertained!! The snacks that were included in first class were great snacking choices!! The entertainment the bango player and the guitar player were greatly talented!! Another boxed checked off our bucket list and boy was it a memorable and I’ll be talking about it forever!! Thank you!!

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March 12, 2023

A nice and fun tour. Everyone works very hard on site. A great trip for families with children. However, the time in Grand Canyon Village is too short to be able to see much of the canyon from there. Unfortunately, the steam locomotive shown is only a conventional diesel locomotive, which somewhat reduces the flair. But show and entertainment program are good. And the landscape is overwhelming anyway

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October 25, 2022

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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October 14, 2022

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