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Trip Overview

Get ready for a scenic trip of a lifetime from the City of Angels to the majestic Grand Canyon! Board Amtrak in Los Angeles and enjoy the picturesque scenery of the great American Southwest as you venture over to Arizona. Your next stop is the magnificent Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World! Go where no automobile has ever gone before aboard the Grand Canyon Railway and travel down into the Canyon’s South Rim. Spend another full day exploring everything this amazing wonder has to offer and bask in the fresh mountain air and gorgeous scenery.

Highlights

  • Ride a steamliner train from Williams to the Grand Canyon and back aboard the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Enjoy a motorcoach rim tour of the Grand Canyon including a buffet lunch

Package Also Includes:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® from Los Angeles to Williams on the Southwest Chief® in coach accommodations
  • 2 nights' hotel accommodations; 2 nights on board Amtrak
  • 3 meals included (1 breakfast in Williams, 1 lunch at the Grand Canyon, 1 dinner at Williams)

Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

DAY 1 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS ON BOARD AMTRAK® IN LOS ANGELES
Your Grand Canyon rail adventure begins in Los Angeles, where you will transfer on your own to the Amtrak station and board the train to Williams. Relax and enjoy the scenic ride as your train makes its way to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon. This majestic train route winds through canyon passages that are only a few feet wider than the train itself, so you will get a chance to see spectacular landscapes and pristine vistas not visible from any interstate or highway. (Overnight on board the train)

DAY 2 WILLIAMS > GRAND CANYON
Welcome to Williams! This morning, your breakfast at the Grand Depot Café is included before you board the Grand Canyon Railway to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. A Grand Rim Tour with hot buffet lunch is included on today's portion of the journey. You'll get a chance to see amazing views and scenic overlooks as you venture where no automobiles can go. B, L (Overnight at the Grand Canyon South Rim)

DAY 3 GRAND CANYON
Today is yours to spend basking in the great outdoors of the Grand Canyon. Stroll or hike along the Canyon's many trails. Breathe in the fresh air. Enjoy the nature and wildlife around you. Make sure you have your camera on hand as you take in this powerful and inspiring landscape. (Overnight at the Grand Canyon)

DAY 4 OVERNIGHT ON BOARD AMTRAK
After a good night's sleep, you will board the Grand Canyon Railway back to Williams. This evening, you will celebrate the last night of your Grand Canyon journey with an included dinner at the Grand Depot Café. After dinner, board your transfer from the hotel to the Amtrak station and hop on the train back to Los Angeles. D (Overnight on board the train)

DAY 5 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN LOS ANGELES

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

El Tovar

El Tovar Hotel, the premier lodging facility at the Grand Canyon, opened its doors in 1905 and was most recently renovated in 2005. In the past, the Hotel has hosted such luminaries as Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Western author Zane Grey, and many others. Today, El Tovar retains its elegant charm. Located on the Canyon rim, it features a fine dining room (open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), lounge and curio shop with newsstand.

Kachina Lodge

Located directly on the rim of the Grand Canyon, the Kachina Lodge is a great hotel for all guests visiting the South Rim.

Maswik Lodge

Maswik Lodge is a modern facility spread over several acres of ponderosa pine forest, located just 1/4 mile from the Canyon's edge. Maswik Lodge features a cafeteria that is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. Here you will also find a sports bar with a wide screen TV, a curio shop stocked with handicrafts and gifts, and a transportation/activities desk.

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For more information or to make a reservation, call our rail vacation experts at:
1 (800) 268-7252

Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

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