The perfect winter escape is just a state away!
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!
- Santa Ana Canyon
- Cajon Pass
- Mojave Desert
- Colorado River
- Grand Canyon
- Mohave Point
- Hermits Rest
Inclusions: Los Angeles, CA to Grand Canyon, AZ
- Roundtrip transportation aboard Amtrak's Southwest Chief (2 nights onboard train)
- Meals onboard the train when upgrading to a roomette or bedroom
- Roundtrip coach class train travel on the Grand Canyon Railway (upgrades available)
- One night at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel for your early morning arrival, allowing you to freshen up
- One night at Maswik Lodge
- Motorcoach South Rim tour
- Breakfast and dinner at the Fred Harvey Restaurant
- Roundtrip transfers from Flagstaff, AZ railway station to Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
Day One - Amtrak's Southwest Chief to ArizonaDepart 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. (D Sleeping Car passengers only)
Day 2 - Early arrival in FlagstaffEarly 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. (B)
Day 3 - Free Day at the Grand CanyonThe day is yours to explore the Grand Canyon at your leisure. You may wish to revisit sites from yesterday's sightseeing tour or seek out new ones begging to share their history with you. There are several interesting structures worth visiting including Buckey O'Neill's Cabin, the longest continually standing structure in the South Rim, or Desert View Watchtower with breathtaking views of the bottom of the Canyon and the Colorado River. Board the Grand Canyon Railway for the return trip to Williams late this afternoon. Enjoy dinner at the Fred Harvey Restaurant this evening followed by a bit of time to relax at the hotel 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 StationWhen you awake this morning you will be nearing Los Angeles, scheduled for a 8:15 am arrival at Union Station, where your winter escape to the Grand Canyon comes to a close. (B Sleeping Car passengers only).
For additional dates please see Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure - Los Angeles vacation package.