As an AARP member, you can enjoy great year-round savings when you book train-only travel. You’ll save 15% off any class of train travel. Simply want to stay at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel? You’ll also save 15% off room-only travel*.
For the more adventurous traveler, Grand Canyon Railway offers the 2-night “Canyon Explorer” and 3-night “Canyon Explorer Plus” all-inclusive vacation packages. Travel year-round and take advantage of itineraries that have everything you need for a memorable journey. Plus, travel in these packages and you’ll save at least 25% off the cost of upgrading to any class of train service, including our new full-length luxury dome.
The Canyon Explorer
Enjoy a 2-night getaway to the canyon at special savings!*
- Roundtrip Train transportation in one of our 6 vintage classes of passenger service.
- A guided 1.5 hour motorcoach tour of South Rim vista points.
- Two nights’ accommodations at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams.
- Two breakfasts and two dinners per person at the Grand Depot Café buffet restaurant in Williams.
- AARP members save 25% off the cost to upgrade to any class of service as part of this package.
The Canyon Explorer Plus
Enjoy all the elements of the “Canyon Explorer”, plus spend more than 24 hours inside Grand Canyon National Park with an overnight stay at Maswik Lodge North. Maswik Lodge is a modern facility spread over several acres of Ponderosa Pine forest, located just 1/4 mile from the canyon’s edge and historic Grand Canyon Village.
Select Your Class of Service and Save 15%
These aren’t just train cars. They’re classics – restored with love – and ready to be proudly shared with you. AARP members save 15% on train travel.
- Pullman Class: Ride in a historic car made in 1923 with bench-style seating and windows that open.
- Coach Class: Travel to the canyon from cars made in the 1950s with big windows and air conditioning in warmer months.
- First Class: Spread out with oversized seats, big windows, cash bar service and snacks in the morning and afternoon.
- Observation Dome: Ride high above in a streamliner-era dome. Cash bar service available with snacks provided in the morning and afternoon.
- Luxury Dome: This is the newest car in our fleet – a full-length dome up top and a grand lounge down below with private cash bar service and morning and afternoon snacks provided.
- Luxury Parlor Class: Travel like a rail baron and ride the tail car. Step out on the rear platform and see the landscape from a different and unique perspective. Enjoy a private cash bar with morning and afternoon snacks provided
The train departs daily at 9:30 a.m. from the Williams Depot. Call 1-800-THE-TRAIN or book online.
Comfortable & Convenient Accommodations
AARP members save 15% at The Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, located adjacent to the historic Williams Depot and walking distance to downtown Williams and its famed main street – Route 66. Right off the lobby, stop by Spenser’s Pub for a beverage with its classic handcrafted bar built in England in the 1800s. The hotel features many room types and most have two queen beds to accommodate parties of all sizes. Packages are available that include nights at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. You can also book a package that includes lodging inside Grand Canyon National Park.
An Entertaining Ride
You know the Grand Canyon Railway is a historic ride on the rails with real, restored locomotives and vintage cars. But did you know there are musicians who roam the train playing the tunes of the west? How about that each car has a Passenger Service Attendant who will share facts about the area and the canyon and help you maximize your time while at the South Rim? And of course, there are cowboys! Each morning before the train leaves, the Cataract Creek Gang and the Marshal square off at the Williams Depot. Then later in the day, don’t be surprised if those cowboys are up to their shenanigans… They’ve been known to try a train robbery or two in their day.
Make a Grand Trip Grander. Book Your Trip Today!
*Rates do not include tax or national park entry fee. Offers valid with new bookings only. AARP member benefit must be requested at time of booking and an AARP membership number must be provided. AARP member benefits are provided by third parties, not by AARP and its affiliates. Grand Canyon Railway pays a royalty fee to AARP for the use of its intellectual property. These fees are used for the general purposes of AARP. Provider offers are subject to change and may have restrictions. Please contact Grand Canyon Railway directly for details.