Grand Canyon Railroad Tour From Sedona, AZ

4.8 / 5

60 reviews

Grand Canyon Railroad Tour From Sedona, AZ

From $218.60 per person

All the best of the Grand Canyon: Ride the historic Grand Canyon Railway, then explore the natural beauty of Grand Canyon National Park.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 10 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your hotel in Sedona
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the stunning natural beauty of the Grand Canyon
  • Ride the historic Grand Canyon Railway
  • Explore Grand Canyon National Park
Full description
Considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is a must-see. Make the most of your visit with this historical railroad tour. Beginning in Sedona with its iconic red rocks, take one of the top 10 scenic drives in America to Flagstaff, known for its towering Ponderosa Pines. After meeting Flagstaff guests, head to the train depot in Williams where you will board the historical Grand Canyon Railway. Cowboys and musicians will entertain you as the train travels back in time along the scenic journey to the canyon. The train ride offers wonderful views of the San Francisco Peaks and rolls through valleys filled with wildflowers, dense pine forests, high desert plains, and small canyons. Upgrade your experience with a first-class ticket, which includes oversized seats, big windows, bar service, and complimentary snacks. The train arrives just steps from the Grand Canyon's South Rim. Your guide will pick you up at the train depot in Grand Canyon Village. Once arriving at the Grand Canyon Depot, you will have time to explore the historical buildings of Grand Canyon Village. Afterwards, you will be given time to enjoy lunch on your own (lunch not included), and will rejoin your guide to travel across the south rim heading east. Spend approximately 4-hours in the Grand Canyon National Park. The tour makes its way along the rim of the Grand Canyon, stopping at Grandview Point. This transitional point between the East and South Rims of the Grand Canyon offers both the open views of the Colorado River Gorge afforded at the East Rim, as well as the butte-filled views for which the South Rim is famous. Later, climb up to the top of the Watchtower Observatory for magnificent panoramic views of the Grand Canyon. Then see what all the other people that ride the Grand Canyon Railway both ways miss: on your way back to your hotel you will tour the East Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, see many scenic overlooks, the Desert View Watchtower and the historic Cameron trading Post on the Navajo Reservation. Next is a stop at the Historic Cameron Trading Post, originally built in 1916 and one of the finest places to shop for authentic Native American souvenirs. You may also visit The Gallery, home of many breathtaking pieces of fine and historic Native American Arts and Crafts. Throughout your journey, enjoy interesting, informative and entertaining narration from your guide. View the western edge of the Painted Desert and drive along the Little Colorado River Gorge on your way back to Flagstaff and Sedona.
Includes
  • National park entrance fees
  • 1-Way standard or first-class train ticket Grand Canyon Village Depot (depending on which option you book)
  • Professionally guided tour, in touring van, of the south and east rim of the Grand Canyon
  • Time will be given to enjoy lunch on your own at Grand Canyon Village (lunch not included)
  • Hotel pickup from Sedona and Flagstaff (within city limits only)
  • Gratuities (15-20% for your guide is recommended if you enjoyed your tour)
  • Lunch (time will be given to enjoy lunch on your own)
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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  • Type of Transportation: all of our vehicles are equipped with audio and PA systems in order to maximize your entertainment experience while on-board. In addition, each mini-coach boasts the largest windows and most seating space in town to guarantee your comfort and viewing ability.
  • Physical Activity Level: mild. Optional light hiking in order to see the views.
  • What to Wear: comfortable traveling clothes and tennis or hiking shoes recommended. Make sure to bring a camera plus any other personal items you may need for the day.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 60 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5
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Enjoyable ride, but not as scenic as I had pictured. Told that no food or beverage was available at this time, but there was a complementary breakfast with a great muffin, string cheese, and yogurt. All the non-alcoholic beverages you wanted. Some useful, fun facts and some entertainment along the route.

March 31, 2021

The van trip and canyon tour was EXCELLENT. Our guide J.R. was amazing and made the experience fantastic. He had many interesting stories and took us to many great sites. Very well done. The reason I rate this as only good was the train ride was not all that. It was ok, but we also felt like we were getting shaken down for tips the entire ride, including a staged train robbery that lacked fun. Maybe if we had little kids it would have been alright. At any rate I would recommend skipping the train part and just sticking with the guide.

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July 25, 2020

Got picked up at our hotel in Sendona on time. Meet up with Steve our guide and the other tour guest that traveled with us as we headed north towards the grand Canyon. Steve was very informative pointing out some great sites and telling you some great stories about the different areas as we traveled up past Flagstaff. We made our first stop in a little roadside village that had snacks hand made jewelry and other food and unique souvenirs. We then started to head into the east end of the park. It was beautiful how it changed from different types of landscapes until we got to the first overlook of the Canyon. When you looked out it was hard to take in almost seemed like it wasn't real. Steve was fantastic narrating and answering our questions as we went to about 5 or 6 overlooks. Our group was also great never felt hurried and all very friendly too. Helping take pics or pointing different things out. We than stop at another village where we ate. Great place they had 5 different stations

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January 4, 2020

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