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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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Travel on your own following a well-planned itinerary

2023 Tour code: WC-WGLR-23

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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; and Bright Angel Lodge with its small museum honoring Fred Harvey, who played a prominent role in popularizing the Grand Canyon. Opt to visit Mary Colter's Lookout Studio and Hopi House, or take the shuttle to the Geology Museum at Yavapai Point or to the Visitor Center. Board the Grand Canyon Railway southbound to Williams Depot 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)