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Trip Overview

Visit the magnificent Grand Canyon along with a few other gorgeous Southwestern cities, including Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Flagstaff. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and fascinating heritage of Albuquerque. Spend some quality time in the colorful and historic Santa Fe. Get up close and personal with the wondrous Grand Canyon and take in some of the most breathtaking vistas in North America. Explore the astounding natural wonders of Flagstaff, including the stunning Red Rocks of Sedona. This Grand Canyon Explorer rail journey promises a relaxing trip full of spectacular sights!

Highlights

  • Sightseeing walking tour of Santa Fe
  • One-way Grand Canyon Railway to the Grand Canyon in Coach class
  • Grand Canyon Freedom Tour
  • Sightseeing tour of Sedona

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Albuquerque to Santa Fe and Santa Fe to Williams on the Southwest Chief®
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations
  • One-way shuttle transfer from Maswik Lodge to Flagstaff hotel
  • Round-trip transfer from Flagstaff to Sedona
  • 1 meal (1 breakfast)
Trip Map

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 - ALBUQUERQUE
Welcome to Albuquerque, a truly gorgeous city full of stunning sights. Albuquerque's robust culture and even more robust heritage make it a fascinating place to visit. Take advantage of your free time today to enjoy all this city has to offer while enjoying its clear blue skies and fresh desert air. (Overnight in Albuquerque)

DAY 2 - ALBUQUERQUE TO SANTA FE
Travel on your own to the Amtrak station and board the Southwest Chief for a breathtaking ride to Lamy. Carving through canyon passages only a few feet wider than the train itself, you'll see spectacular landscapes and pristine vistas not visible from any interstate or highway. From Lamy, you will board Amtrak's Thruway bus to transfer to Santa Fe. This city not only offers stunning views of the serene mountains, but it is also known as a treasure for art, culture, and cuisine.
Enjoy a free day exploring all that Santa Fe has to offer before settling in for the evening. If you are looking for something to do, Canyon Road is full of restaurants, cafes, and art galleries. (Overnight in Santa Fe)

DAY 3 - SANTA FE
Today, you will see all the sights of Santa Fe on a guided walking tour of the city. The “City of Holy Faith” is a colorful and historic town, nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Founded over 400 years ago by the Spaniards and inhabited by the Pueblo Indians for over 1,000 years, Santa Fe is quite a unique destination. This culturally diverse and gorgeous city attracts travelers from all over the world. (Overnight in Santa Fe)

DAY 4 - SANTA FE TO WILLIAMS
Travel on your own to the Amtrak station and board the train to Williams. Upon arrival in Williams Junction, you will be transferred to the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. After you settle in, relax and enjoy a good night's sleep. Tomorrow, your Grand Canyon adventure awaits! (Overnight in Williams)

DAY 5 - GRAND CANYON ON BOARD GRAND CANYON RAILWAY
This morning, enjoy your included hearty breakfast at the Grand Depot Café, the perfect starting place for your Grand Canyon adventure! Then, board the Grand Canyon Railway, which will take you right into the heart of Grand Canyon National Park. Discover the stunning sights of the Grand Canyon on a guided tour of the Canyon's majestic South Rim. Formed over 17 million years ago, the Canyon's landscape is truly a breathtaking sight to behold. (Overnight in the Grand Canyon) B

DAY 6 - GRAND CANYON
The entire day is yours to explore the Grand Canyon! Check out any of the Canyon's sights you didn't get a chance to see yesterday. There is no shortage of things to do here. Go for an invigorating hike or a leisurely walk. Or, simply relax and bask in the fresh air. (Overnight in the Grand Canyon)

DAY 7 - GRAND CANYON TO FLAGSTAFF
This morning, you will have some more free time to explore the Grand Canyon before departing in the early afternoon for Flagstaff. After your arrival, you will check into your hotel to settle in for a relaxing evening. (Overnight in Flagstaff)

DAY 8 - DAY TRIP TO SEDONA
Get up close and personal with the Red Rocks of Sedona on your included Ultimate Jeep Tour. This excursion combines the rugged and historic exclusive Soldiers Pass Trail Tour with the Old Bear Wallow Tour, giving you spectacular views of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon from high up Bear Wallow Canyon. After your tour, the rest of the day is yours to explore Flagstaff. If you are looking for something to do tonight, head to the Lowell Observatory for an evening of stargazing. (Overnight in Flagstaff)

DAY 9 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN FLAGSTAFF

MEAL GUIDE: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Crowne Plaza Albuquerque

The Crowne Plaza is situated on a 14-acre oasis in the University of New Mexico & midtown district that captures the unique flavor & artistry of the southwest.

Little America Hotel

Set in 500 acres of Ponderosa Pine forest, Little America Flagstaff is a haven from the mundane. Inviting hospitality combined with the natural beauty and serenity of Northern Arizona will instill a passion to return to this distinctive resort.

Bright Angel Lodge

Bright Angel Lodge, designed in 1935, has a natural, rustic character, and is a Registered National Historic Landmark. Designed by famed architect Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter (Mary E. J. Colter), it has always been a popular place to stay and the center of South Rim activity. Located just a few feet from the Canyon rim, Bright Angel Lodge is the check-in point for the world famous Grand Canyon Mule Rides.

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.

Grand Canyon Railway

Grand Canyon Railway Hotel is nestled amongst the Ponderosa pine forest in Williams, Arizona - "Gateway to the Grand Canyon." Owned and operated by Grand Canyon Railway, this hotel is one of the finest in the Grand Canyon -Flagstaff - Williams area.

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.

Thunderbird Lodge

Conveniently located between El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge, Thunderbird is a contemporary lodge located at the South Rim.

Yavapai Lodge

Yavapai Lodge is Grand Canyon National Park Lodges' largest facility and is surrounded by pinyon and juniper woodlands, about 1/2 mile from the rim. With modern rooms and many services within a few steps, this is a convenient choice for families. Yavapai East rooms feature in-room air conditioning and Yavapai West rooms have vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans. The Lodge is located next to the Market Plaza, which includes a general store, bank, and U.S. Post Office.

Sage Inn

Santa Fe Sage Inn and Suites is one of the best hotels in Santa Fe, NM. Our splendid downtown Santa Fe, NM, hotel is centrally located to all the destinations visitors love to take in when visiting enchanting Santa Fe.

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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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