Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure - Los Angeles
The Grand Canyon awaits on this spectacular Rails to the Rim vacation.
Beginning in Los Angeles, board Amtrak's Southwest Chief for the overnight journey to Williams Junction, Arizona, where you will catch the historic Grand Canyon Railway for the ride to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. This 4-day rail vacation includes travel aboard two iconic trains, hotel accommodations in Williams and Grand Canyon National Park, sightseeing and more!
Highlights and Inclusions
- Roundtrip transportation aboard Amtrak (2 nights on train)
- Roundtrip train travel on the Grand Canyon Railway
- Hotel accommodations for 1 night at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
- Meals onboard the train when upgrading to a roomette or bedroom
- Breakfast and dinner at the Grand Depot Cafe
- Motorcoach South Rim tour
- Hotel accommodations at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel upon arrival
Day 1 - Depart Los Angeles aboard Amtrak's Southwest Chief
Board Amtrak's Southwest Chief and prepare for your 6:15 pm departure for Williams Junction, Arizona. Watch the sunset from your onboard accommodations or, for more dramatic views, from the train's Sightseer Lounge with its floor-to-ceiling windows. Spend the evening relaxing aboard the train and getting acquainted with your fellow travelers. Overnight train. (D Sleeping Car passengers only)
Day 2 - Early morning arrival in Williams Junction, Arizona
The Southwest Chief pulls into Williams Junction at 3:50 am. You'll be transferred to the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, where you will have time for a few more hours of sleep before freshening up and grabbing a hearty breakfast at the Grand Depot Café. Board the Grand Canyon Railway train for a 9:30 am departure for the South Rim of the Canyon. This historic train was built more than a century ago to transport ore in the Wild West. Upon arrival you will be met by tour buses waiting to take you on a Freedom Tour of the Grand Canyon, offering an impressive overview of this breathtaking natural wonder. Overnight Maswik Lodge. (B)
Day 3 - Grand Canyon at Your Leisure
Spend the morning exploring the South Rim on your own or take another guided tour. There are several historical buildings worth visiting including Buckey O'Neill's Cabin, the longest continually standing structure in the South Rim, or Desert View Watchtower with one of the few views of the bottom of the Canyon and the Colorado River. Board the Grand Canyon Railway southbound to Williams at 3:30 pm. Dinner this evening is at the Grand Depot Cafe. Relax at the hotel for a bit before transferring to the Williams Junction Amtrak station, where you will catch the 9:30 pm Southwest Chief bound for Los Angeles. Overnight train. (D)
Day 4 - Arrival in Los Angeles' historic Union Station
When you awake this morning, you will be nearing Los Angeles. Prepare for your 8:15 am arrival at Union Station, where your Rails to the Rim adventure comes to a close. (B Sleeping Car passengers only)
Rail Your Way
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Add a Cruise
Many of our rail vacations begin and end in popular port cities. Spice up your vacation by adding an ocean or river cruise aboard your preferred cruise line to your itinerary and experience the best of both worlds. Popular cruises include Alaska’s Inside Passage, the Panama Canal, New England and Eastern Canada, and historic river towns along the Mississippi River.
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Train and Hotel Accommodations
Hotels include the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel and Maswik Lodge.
Amtrak accommodations are available in Coach class, Roomette, and Bedroom. Coach accommodations include a reclining seat with leg rest. Roomette accommodations include a private cabin featuring two comfortable seats beside a picture window during the day, converting to an upper and lower berth at night. Bedroom accommodations feature a sofa and chair by day, and upper and lower berth by night. Bedroom accommodations also include a sink and self-enclosed toilet and shower. All travelers have access to the Sightseer Lounge. Roomette and Bedroom accommodations include all meals aboard the train.
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Hotel accommodations are based on availability; substitutes will be similar in quality and amenities.
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Great experience - enjoyed the train.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Grand Canyon Railway, the Canyon and many little things too numerous to mention. At the end we fulfilled an ambition, no we fulfilled several ambitions in this one trip
Dates & Prices
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|Departs Daily between 1st November 2016 and 31st December 2016||$789||
|Departs Daily between 1st January 2017 and 15th March 2017||$789||
|Departs Daily between 1st November 2016 and 31st December 2016||$929||
|Departs Daily between 1st January 2017 and 15th March 2017||$929||
|Departs Daily between 1st November 2016 and 31st December 2016||$1,195||
|Departs Daily between 1st January 2017 and 15th March 2017||$1,195||
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Amtrak Coach: Departs daily between 1st November 2016 and 31st December 2016 from $789, daily between 1st January 2017 and 15th March 2017 from $789
Amtrak Roomette: Departs daily between 1st November 2016 and 31st December 2016 from $929, daily between 1st January 2017 and 15th March 2017 from $929
Amtrak Bedroom: Departs daily between 1st November 2016 and 31st December 2016 from $1,195, daily between 1st January 2017 and 15th March 2017 from $1,195
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