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Winter Escape to the Grand Canyon - Los Angeles Round-trip

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The perfect winter escape is just a state away!

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2022 Tour code: WC-WGLR-22

About the tour

The perfect winter escape is just a state away! Travel by train from Los Angeles' historic Union Station to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon. This perfectly-planned getaway includes travel aboard Amtrak's iconic Southwest Chief and the historic Grand Canyon Railway, accommodations in Williams and Grand Canyon National Park, sightseeing at the famous South Rim of the Canyon and more!


What’s included


Day 1 - Amtrak's Southwest Chief to Arizona

Depart Los Angeles this evening aboard Amtrak's Southwest Chief bound for Williams Junction, Arizona. Spend the evening relaxing aboard the train as you travel through some of the West's amazing scenery. Overnight train.

  • Dinner (Sleeping Car passengers only)
Day 2 - Early arrival in Flagstaff

Early this morning the Southwest Chief pulls into Flagstaff, where you board a motorcoach transfer to your hotel. A room will be waiting for you at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. Take time for a bit more sleep before freshening up for breakfast at the Fred Harvey Restaurant. Afterwards, board the Grand Canyon Railway train for the scenic journey to the South Rim of the Canyon. This historic train was built more than a century ago to transport ore in the Wild West before becoming a passenger train to many notable people from U.S. presidents to movie stars. Upon arrival embark on a Freedom Tour of the Grand Canyon, offering an impressive overview-and stunning photo opportunities-of this amazing natural wonder. Overnight Maswik Lodge.

  • Breakfast
Day 3 - Free Day at the Grand Canyon

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 Fred Harvey Restaurant. Overnight Williams.

  • Dinner
Day 4 - Grand Canyon Railway Hotel

Spend the day at leisure and enjoy the luxury of a bygone era at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. The hotel is just a block away from downtown Williams and historic Route 66. Spend time relaxing at indoor pool and hot tub, or get outdoors and enjoy the horseshoe pit, volleyball court & basketball court.

Relax at the hotel for a bit before your transfer to the Flagstaff station, where you will catch the Southwest Chief bound for Los Angeles. Overnight train.

  • Breakfast
Day 5 - Arrival in Los Angeles' Historic Union Station

When you awake this morning, you will be nearing Los Angeles. Prepare for arrival at Union Station, where your Rails to the Rim adventure comes to a close.

  • Breakfast (Sleeping Car passengers only)

Additional information

Pricing Plans

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.

Please note

Please be aware Amtrak may experience occasional schedule changes and service disruptions.  Vacations By Rail recommends visiting the Amtrak web site prior to your departure for the latest information.

*Arrival and Departure times are subject to change. Please be advised that passengers traveling on Southwest Chief Trains may encounter delays of approximately three to six hours due to heavy congestion, speed restrictions and other operating conditions.

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Maswik Lodge - Grand Canyon Lodges, Grand Canyon National Park

Maswik Lodge - Grand Canyon Lodges, Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, Williams

Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, Williams

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Submitted 08 Feb 2019

Vacations by rail organized very well this long weekend at the Grand Canyon National Park.

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