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Sedona, AZ: Grand Canyon Guided Tour and Historic Railway

4.8 / 5

95 reviews

Activity provider:Arizona Tour & Travel
Day trip

Sedona, AZ: Grand Canyon Guided Tour and Historic Railway

Activity provider:Arizona Tour & Travel
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From US$ 273.53 per person

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Embark on a historic railway and explore the natural beauty of Grand Canyon National Park on a guided tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is from any Sedona hotel. Please call at least 24 hours prior to your tour for exact pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Discover the stunning natural beauty of the Grand Canyon
  • Ride the historic Grand Canyon Railway
  • Explore Grand Canyon National Park
  • Choose between a standard or first class ticket
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, 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 and board the historical Grand Canyon Railway.

Be entertained by cowboys and musicians as the train travels back in time along the scenic journey to the canyon. Enjoy wonderful views of the San Francisco Peaks as the train 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.

Arrive by train just steps from the Grand Canyon's South Rim and meet your guide, who will pick you up at the train depot in Grand Canyon Village. Explore the historical buildings of Grand Canyon Village before enjoying some free time for lunch.

Rejoin your guide to travel across the south rim heading east. Spend approximately 4-hours in the Grand Canyon National Park.

Your tour makes its way along the rim of the Grand Canyon, stopping at Grandview Point. a transitional point between the East and South Rims of the Grand Canyon.

Marvel at 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 views of the Grand Canyon.

Tour the East Rim of Grand Canyon National Park as you make your way back to your hotel and get to enjoy sights most other visitors miss. 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, 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.

Listen to interesting, informative and entertaining narration from your guide throughout your journey. View the western edge of the Painted Desert and drive along the Little Colorado River Gorge on your way back to Flagstaff and Sedona.

  • 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)
  • Arizona State Law Requires All Children Eight Years and Younger to be in a Car Seat/Booster Seat.
  • Tips
  • Lunch (time will be given to enjoy lunch on your own)
  • Guests are required to provide their own car seat/booster seat for their tour
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues

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Important information

Know before you go

  • 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.
  • Arizona State Law Requires All Children Eight Years and Younger to be in a Car Seat/Booster Seat. Guests are required to provide their own car seat/booster seat for their tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 95 reviews

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Train ride was not what was expected. From the video, it appeared that it went through canyons but the scenery was dull. The staff did their best to entertain. It does take a lot longer by train than by van. The advantage of the train was that we could relax more, received complimentary (pre-paid) coffee, soft drinks and muffins (first-class). Saw a few wild elk on the trip.

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September 11, 2021

The train ride is geared to young families. The guided tour, however, was amazing. Our guide, Kevin not only brought a lot of knowledge and fun facts but also brought a lot of humor to the guided tour keeping everyone engaged. This a fantastic way to discover the Grand Canyon. I considered exploring on my own but am so glad I opted for this guided tour instead. Gained a greater appreciation of the canyon and region through the tour.

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July 19, 2021

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

Product ID: 12522