Best Grand Canyon Rail Vacations
Aug 13, 2020 · By Vacations By Rail
Experience the romantic voyage aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway, exciting sightseeing opportunities and activities at the South Rim, and great itineraries.Read more
2021 Tour code: RM-GPSB-21
About the tour
Discover the natural wonders and rugged wilderness of the Southwest on this scenic rail tour through Canyon Country. This tour has it all: amazing national parks, classic train journeys, and spectacular sightseeing and excursions.
Travel aboard the Southwest Chief to Flagstaff, where your Southwest adventure begins. Continue by deluxe motorcoach to Williams for an excursion aboard the vintage railcars of the Grand Canyon Railway to Grand Canyon National Park for a 2-night stay at the South Rim of the Canyon.
That's just the beginning! Visit Lake Powell for a narrated boat cruise to Antelope Canyon and Kanab, known as "Little Hollywood" for the high number of Western TV shows and movies filmed in the area. Explore Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, and Arches National Parks and learn about the history and iconic features of each on guided tours. Take a jetboat ride along the Colorado River for a new perspective of Utah's red rock cliffs and breathtaking scenery. Stay in Moab at the incomparable Red Cliffs Lodge, situated on the banks of the Colorado River with picture-perfect panoramas.
Iconic sites, unique experiences and five beloved national parks and make this a southwestern adventure to remember!
Additional departure dates are available featuring a 10 Day itinerary.
Activity level Natural Explorer
You don’t mind spending the day on your feet. You enjoy sightseeing that includes walking, standing or stair climbing. You’re okay with longer days that are more active, such as multiple sightseeing stops, longer motorcoach journeys and getting on and off ships and trains.
Arrive at Chicago Union Station and board the Southwest Chief. Settle into your onboard accommodations and prepare for your overnight rail journey. Travelers may elect to travel from Los Angeles or points in-between and meet your tour manager in Flagstaff on Day 2. Overnight train.
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