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Canyon Express Package

4 days / 3 nights


Two nights at the Grand Canyon Railway hotel.
Round trip train from Williams to the Grand Canyon and round trip train on the Verde Canyon Railroad.

Two breakfast and two dinner buffets at the Grand Depot Cafe in Williams. One breakfast in Cottonwood.

One night at the Best Western (or similar) in Cottonwood, Arizona.

Check in at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, located adjacent to the train depot, anytime after 3pm. The hotel is owned and operated by the Railway and features an indoor pool and spa, workout room, and Spenser's Lounge. Enjoy dinner at Railway's own Grand Depot Café Restaurant (adjacent to the hotel and depot) as you spend your evening in Williams. Take a stroll down Route 66, just two blocks south of the depot. Note: every room has two queen size beds and can accommodate up to 5 people per room.

Williams to Grand Canyon
Start your day with a buffet style breakfast at Grand Depot Café Restaurant. Afterwards, it's time for an old-fashioned Wild West Shootout between the Cataract Creek Gang and the Marshal. As you depart Williams for the Grand Canyon, you'll travel the same 65-mile rail line that passengers first traversed more than a century ago. Enjoy the scenery as the elevation changes during the 2 hour and 15 minute trip.

Once you de-board at the South Rim, you'll have over three hours to explore historic Grand Canyon Village. Most of the buildings at the South Rim were built by the railroad, including the El Tovar Hotel  in 1905. Along the rim, you'll find historic sites, places to eat and shop, and of course, some of the most breathtaking views you'll ever see. After your visit to the Grand Canyon, relax in the comfort of your train car as you return to Williams. Upon deboarding, walk a short distance to the Grand Depot Cafe for your second included dinner, and enjoy another comfortable evening at the Railway Hotel.

Williams to Cottonwood
Enjoy a final breakfast at Grand Depot Café, then drive yourself to Cottonwood (90 minutes).
Check into the Best Western Cottonwood Inn anytime after 3:00 pm and enjoy a swim in the heated outdoor pool, relax in the hot tub, or take a leisurely stroll through downtown Cottonwood. Later that evening, hop over to Clarkdale, a mere 10 minute drive, for a night of rip roaring fun at the Blazin' M Ranch Wild West Adventure. [Click here for more details].

Cottonwood/Verde Canyon Railroad
After enjoying an expanded continental breakfast, check out of the hotel and head to the Verde Canyon Railroad in Clarkdale for a memorable journey through the spectacular Indian ruins, trestles, and wildlife habitat of the Verde Canyon. This trip comes to a close as our train arrives back at the Clarkdale depot.
Classes of Service
Premium Classes
Grand Canyon
Adult: Included
Child: Included
First Class
Adult: add $70
Child: add $70
Adult: add $100
Child: not allowed
Adult: add $120
Child: not allowed
Verde Canyon
Adult: Included
Child: Included
First Class
Adult: add $25
Child: add $45
Tour Dates & Prices
Value Season
January 1 - March 1, 2012
Peak Season
March 2 - December 31, 2011
1 Adult
2 Adults
3 Adults
4 Adults
Children (ages 2-12)
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Every room has two queen size beds and can accommodate up to 5 people per room. Accordingly, we will automatically book the number of rooms needed to keep you under the 5 person per room limit. Additionally, while every attempt will be made to accommodate you at the hotels and lodges indicated on your itinerary, alternate hotels may be used.


Prices are per person based on occupancy. Taxes and National Park entrance fees are extra.


Price, itinerary and terms are subject to change without notice

Information & Reservations

1-800-717-0108 or 503-292-5055
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Grand Canyon Railway: Stunning view from the parlor car.

Given the popularity of Grand Canyon Railway and the Grand Canyon itself, we recommend making your train and lodging reservations six months or more in advance of your arrival, if possible.


Either way, we stand ready to help with any reservation you may need, to the Grand Canyon, Sedona or a trip on the Verde Canyon Scenic Railroad.

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