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AAA custom rail vacations

Take in the wonder of the Grand Canyon by rail

Since 1901, the Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel has been taking passengers on a fabled journey to the heart of 1 of the 7 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.


Choose your Grand Canyon adventure

Whether you want a quick getaway or an in-depth journey, your dream Grand Canyon adventure is at your fingertips and is fully customizable. 


Your custom package may include:

  • A stay at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams, AZ before and after your journey to the Grand Canyon.
  • Choose from 6 rail car classes:
    • Pullman Class: Travel in classic rail cars circa 1923.
    • Coach Class: Ride in streamlined cars from the 1950s.
    • First Class: Spread out in over-sized seats, with windows, bar service, and free snacks.
    • Observation Dome: Ride high above in a streamliner-era dome with bar service and free snacks.
    • Luxury Dome1: The grandest car in the fleet with a full-length dome and spacious lounge, private bar service, exclusive cocktails, and snacks.
    • Luxury Parlor1: Travel in the plush parlor car. Take in the landscape from the rear platform. Enjoy a private bar with exclusive cocktails and snacks.
  • Extend your stay with overnights in the park. Choose from the Maswick Lodge, El Tovar, Kachina Lodge, or Thunderbird Lodge.
  • Add-ons include select meal options, photo packages, and motorcoach or helicopter tours.
Member benefits
  • Complimentary room upgrade from standard to deluxe at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel2
  • Late check out (noon) at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel2
  • 10% off single retail purchase3

1Passengers must be 16 or older.

2Two-night minimum stay and Grand Canyon Railway tickets required. AAA card required at time of check-in. Subject to availability. Upgrade provided at time of check-in. Not available during Polar Express, special events or private train charters.

3Valid in store only at The Grand Canyon Railway Gift Shop or Grand Depot Gift Shop. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Some exclusions apply. AAA card required at time of purchase. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Not valid on media (Books, Videos, CD’s, etc.), groceries (bottled beverages, candy bars, Ice, etc., alcohol, tobacco, sundries and clearance). Gourmet Food products such as local jams, jellies, jerkies, specialty candies, etc., will be part of discount.

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