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Embark on a Scenic Rail Adventure to the Grand Canyon
  Varies pp

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Destinations: United States

The Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel offers numerous packages exclusively for AAA members. As a national landmark, the Grand Canyon is a desired destination for all nature enthusiasts, and a breathtaking sight to remember for years to come. 

Since 1901, the Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel has been taking passengers on a fabled journey to the heart of one of the seven wonders of the world. Grand Canyon Railway is more than just a mode of transportation: it’s a trip back in time on lovingly restored rail cars with entertaining musicians and the antics of cowboy characters. Out your window, the terrain changes from high desert to prairie, prairie to pine. It’s a view that’s ever-changing until you come across a view so brilliant, it could very well change you. All aboard to the Grand Canyon to make a grand trip grander!

Special Offers and Member Benefits:

  • Save 20% on train fare with 2, 3, or 4-night "Rails to the Rim" package 
  • PLUS receive an exclusive $20 retail gift certificate per adult traveler, redeemable at any Grand Canyon Railway gift shop outlet in Williams, AZ
  • Use Promo Code: AAA
  • 4 meals included!

Where You Will Stay:

Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel

Experience the luxury of a bygone era at the newly refurbished Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. The 298-room hotel is right next door to the train depot and just a block away from downtown Williams and historic Route 66. With a variety of amenities such as complimentary WiFi, an indoor pool and hot tub, along with delicious dining options at the Fred Harvey Restaurant and Spenser’s Pub. The Grand Canyon Railway Hotel is the perfect place to stay before embarking on your grandest of journeys!

What You Will See:

The Grand Canyon

With its ever-changing and dramatic scenery of enormous proportions, the Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. Its pine and fir forests, painted deserts, sandstone canyons, mesas and plateaus, volcanic and geologic features, the Colorado River, perennial streams, and waterfalls breathtakingly combine to form one of Earth’s greatest landmarks. The only one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World to be located in North America, more than 6,000,000 people visit the canyon each year, making it one of the most visited national parks in the United States.

Where You May Eat:

Fred Harvey Restaurant

The FRED HARVEY® Restaurant is the perfect start—or end—to your Grand Canyon journey. Located across from the hotel and adjacent to the depot, the 350-seat restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner for Grand Canyon Railway passengers and patrons. Savor the rail atmosphere as a model replica of the train circles the room in the buffet-only restaurant. A full gift shop with Grand Canyon Railway souvenirs is also in the restaurant.

At Grand Canyon Railway, they are proud to carry on the legacy of the Santa Fe Railroad and its partner, The Fred Harvey Company. Beginning in 1876, Fred Harvey introduced a new standard of service and quality with his “Harvey Houses” along Santa Fe Railroad routes throughout the West, including the world-famous El Tovar Hotel at Grand Canyon’s South Rim and the Frey Marcos Hotel here in our town of Williams.


At the bountiful breakfast buffet, you’ll find traditional fare like farm fresh scrambled eggs, pancakes, french toast, hash browns, biscuits & gravy, crispy bacon and sausage. At the breakfast bar, we feature fresh fruits, yogurt, homemade granola, a variety of cold cereals, and hearty steel-cut oatmeal. The highlight of our breakfast buffet is the omelet station where your omelets or scrambled eggs are mixed with fresh meats and veggies, right in front of you.


Whether you’ve returned from your Grand Canyon adventure, or just arrived after a long day on the road – we hope you brought your appetite! Each and every night the dinner service features a full soup & salad bar and meat carving station. Each night the featured buffet entrées include selections inspired by recipes used by classic American railroads from the golden age of rail travel! You can also order fine wine and bottled beer from your table. Featured wines are from various Arizona and California wineries, as well as locally-brewed beers in addition to your favorite brews.

Call to Book 1-800-222-7448
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Here is a look at the details of this trip:

At A Glance: 3-Day, 2-Night Itinerary

Day 1: Williams, Arizona

  • Arrive at Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel in Williams, AZ
  • Dinner at Fred Harvey Restaurant 
  • Stay overnight at the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel

Day 2: Williams, AZ ~ Grand Canyon

  • Breakfast at Fred Harvey Restaurant
  • Wild West Show before the trian departs at the Williams Depot
  • Train travel in any six classes of service from Williams to the Grand Canyon with entertainment from strolling musicians & personalized service and insider knowledge from your Passenger Service Attendant
  • Guide-narrated 1.5 hour Grand motorcoach rim tour to scenic points along the South Rim, plus a private hot buffet lunch
  • Free time at the canyon to explore
  • Train travel in any of six classes of service from the Grand Canyon to Williams, AZ with entertainment from strolling musicians & personalized service and insider knowledge from your Passenger Service Attendant
  • Dinner at the Fred Harvey Restaurant
  • Stay overnight at the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel

Day 3: Williams, AZ ~ Trip Concludes

  • Breakfast at the Fred Harvey Restaurant

Need help selecting a package? 

With endless choices and options that can be customized, select get a quote below and let us build a vacation that’s perfect for your needs and budget. We’ll book the best package for you directly, and combine it with any AAA promotions to get you the best deal! 

Additional Package Options: Rails to the Rim Packages 

(same benefits apply)

  • 4-Day, 3-Nights ~ spend the night at Maswik Lodge inside the Grand Canyon National Park 
  • 5-Day, 4-Nights ~ spend 2 nights at Maswik Lodge inside the Grand Canyon National Park
Additional Information

Rates may vary by departure date. Package rates are based upon adult double occupancy in a Standard Room, Coach Class train service, do not include tax or National Park entry fee, and are subject to change. Advertised rate includes a 20% AAA Member Discount. Call for more details.

Departure Dates
Start: January 1, 2021
End: December 31, 2021
Price: Varies pp

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