3-Day Sedona and Grand Canyon Rail Experience
This tour includes the beautiful Sonoran Desert, the red rock country of Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon and the spectacular Grand Canyon.
Step back in time as you travel to the Grand Canyon aboard the vintage Grand Canyon Railway, following the original path of this historic rail line. Please limit luggage to carry-on size only. Any bags larger than 9" x 14" x 22" should be left with your hotel.
Travel through the beautiful Sonoran Desert to the red rock country of Sedona for panoramic views and a rest stop. This area has long been known for its fantastic are galleries and wonderful scenery. After your first panoramic overlook, you'll have the afternoon free for browsing or an optional backcountry jeep tour.
Overnight: Arabella or equivalent
All aboard! Early this morning, travel to Williams and board the historic Grand Canyon Railroad for a journey through time. You'll enjoy the scenic beauty of Arizona's high country on your way to Grand Canyon National Park. Upon arrival at the Canyon, step up for your first breathtaking view of this Wonder of the World. This afternoon, your guide will take you on a scenic rim tour for fabulous photo opportunities.
Overnight: Grand Canyon Maswik Lodge or Yavapai Lodge (Room stay can be upgraded based on availability, prices vary)
Today you'll have free time to explore the Canyon on your own. Start your day by relaxing at your hotel, take an optional helicopter flight, or enjoy the IMAX Theatre (additional cost). You'll have until approximately 3:30pm before returning to Phoenix mid to late evening.
Please note: The price displayed is based on 4 people in a single reservation. If you require separate rooms you must make separate reservations. There is a maximum of 4 people per room. Room stay can be upgraded based on availability, prices vary.
Please note: Luggage Policy ~ One standard size suitcase and one carry-on bag per person ONLY. This policy is strictly enforced. Space is at a premium for guest comfort. Extra luggage cannot be transported. Any bags larger than 9" x 14" x 22" should be left at your hotel.
- Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
- Book Your Package On-Line and Receive Your Confirmation
- Departure point: Tour departs from most Valley Hotels in Phoenix. Airport pick-up is not available.
- Duration: 3 days (Approx.)
- Departure Time: 7:15 AM
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Local guide
- 2 nights accommodation
- Optional tours
- Extra luggage cannot be transported
What To Bring
- Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
- Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
- A Smile!
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
- Casual, comfortable clothing is suggested (shorts, jeans, comfortable shoes)
- Remember that the Grand Canyon is 20-25 degrees cooler than Phoenix, so layered clothing is suggested for winter months
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
- The price displayed is based on 4 people in a single reservation. If you require separate room you must make separate reservations. There is a maximum of 4 people per room.
- Room stay can be upgraded based on availability, prices vary.
- Please note: Luggage Policy ~ One standard size suitcase and one carry-on bag per person ONLY. This policy is strictly enforced. Space is at a premium for guest comfort. Extra luggage cannot be transported. Any bags larger than 9" x 14" x 22" should be left at your hotel.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Our group really enjoyed this 3 day Sedona and Grand Canyon Rail experience! Our favorite driver, Wayne P. picked us up on time at our hotel in Phoenix and from the get go was so warm and welcoming. He truly was knowledgeable, friendly and completely set such a positive tone to our trip! Sedona was such a charming city; a cross between Palms Springs and Zion NP. It was just enough time in Sedona to get a feel of the place and figure out if you'd like to come back and visit. The train ride from Williams to Grand Canyon was so peaceful and unexpectedly enjoyable ride even if you don't actually see the GC from the train. I learned about how diverse AZ is as a state and this whole tour definitely did it's job to convince me to come explore more of what Arizona has to offer! As a group we were awe-inspired by the Grand Canyon and were glad we spent the night there instead of just hopping back on the train after a couple hours. The sunset and sunrise at the Grand Canyon will be memories that will last with us forever. Overall, we really were impressed with all the drivers that we had the pleasure to hang out with: Wayne P, Cindy, Steve and Mike K. The vans were all VERY comfortable. Slim at the Arizona Tour and Travel was also super helpful in getting to our hotel and answering all of our questions.
The only suggestion I have is that I wish I had a better idea of what the schedule was instead of being told at every step like which hotel we will be staying at, etc. However, someone always called a day ahead to let me know the time of pick up for the next morning. Nothing serious, it's just getting used to going with a tour company rather than planning on your own. We felt like we had a private tour for the most part due to the non-busy/HOT season?
We just got back from our 3 day Sedona and Grand Canyon Rail Experience and have nothing but great things to say. The guides were knowledgeable, the hotels were very clean and comfortable, wonderful restaurants and were given excellent instruction on times, tickets, etc. The only thing I would improve upon is upgrading packages where you can stay in Sedona 2 nights and the Grand Canyon for 2 nights. Our vacation was one to remember.
Highly recommend this tour...enjoyed our tour of Sedona, train ride from Williams and views of Grand Canyon. Want to return to AZ and spend more time in Sedona.
This tour offered more than we expected! I would highly recommend this to anyone! The service was wonderful. Everything was explained in detail as to what would happen next where we would be picked up, what time, how long the drive would take to the train station, etc. That was important for me as my memory is failing. Everyone was kind, knowledgeable and accommodating. Please give this tour your first consideration!
The scheduling of a three day tour was very difficult for Cool Destinations. They had to work through different agencies some of whom were amateurs. So the details of the trip were not good but the tours in each place were excellent.
On the positive side:the tour guides were all outstanding, the train ride was fun, and the Grand Canyon hotel outstanding.
On the negative side: the Arabella Hotel Sedona had no hot water in the morning for showers and told us to run the water for 10-15 and it may get hot. Our friends said their water was tepid but had no pressure coming out of the faucets. That is not good!!!! Next, we were left for two hours by ourselves waiting for a tour and when we went to find the offices we were supposed to go to, we found that our itinerary had no address for the office, the office name was wrong, and the phone number to call put us on hold and then later called our home landline but not our cell phone. We ultimately had to hire a taxi to find our tour bus. If it weren't for the excellence of the tour guides and the Grand Canyon hotel, we would give this a lower review.
This trip was fabulous. My mother is 80yrs old and we had a wonderful time. Our trip started in Phoenix neing shuttled to Sedona for the first night. Beautiful place. Next to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon for our second night. What a great experience. My mother is 80yrs old. It was great.
Exceptional trip. Especially great was the tour and tour guide Shelton at the Grand Canyon. May have to do it again!
We really enjoyed this trip. Our guides were very informative. There was so much history that we may have missed out on without them...
This is a great tour to cover a lot of experiences in a short time. The guides were wonderful and every thing was organized very well, all went smoothly. My sister and I were traveling with our 80 yr. old mom, so it was important to us that we were not stressed out over details. It is a very long 3 days, just because there is so much to see and do, so we were all pretty worn out the day after our tour! Cannot say enough good things about this one! Tip: lots of layers for Canyon and bring binoculars!
the trip was great we had some problems with Ma and Pa travel group
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