The Ultimate Polar Express Experience | Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel

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All Aboard for The Ultimate Polar Express Experience

Experience The Ultimate Polar Express Experience aboard your own private charter to the North Pole! Limited to no more than 48 passengers per departure, travel on your own private train with your friends and family to the North Pole and bring the classic book and movie to life. The magical ride from Williams features the Conductor reading the story to all the children. Plus, your private chef will lead the group in Christmas carols and enjoyment of refreshments like cookies and hot cocoa. Parents can enjoy refreshments from two private bars. Then, Santa Claus boards the train and spends the whole journey back from the North Pole with your children to ring in the season and create everlasting memories.

Passengers receive a commemorative bell, mug, gift bag, and lanyard. Lasts approximately 2 hours. Custom catering and cash/host bar available – contact your Rail Concierge for details and pricing. Limited to 48 lucky passengers per departure. Prices start at $10,000.

Want to be the train master and travel to the North Pole on your schedule? The Ultimate Polar Express Experience may also be scheduled on days when the regularly scheduled Polar Express isn’t running for an additional $3,000.

Contact Your Rail Concierge

The Cars of The Ultimate Polar Experience

The Utah
(Parlor/Café Lounge Car)

Day use capacity of 26 passengers (additional standing room for 4); no overnight accommodations; private dining room seats 6; main lounge converts to seated dining for 12; onboard kitchen.

The Max Biegert
(Platform Car)

Day use capacity of 22 passengers; onboard bar; rear, open-air platform.

Price Breakdown for The Ultimate Polar Express Experience
Car TypeNumber of PassengersPrice per PassengerTotal Price
2 Cars (The Utah and Max BiegertMaximum of 48$208$10,000 + tax
1 Car (The Utah)Maximum of 26$385$10,000 + tax
1 Car (The Max Biegert)Maximum of 22$455$10,000 + tax

Make Your Experience Even More Special with an Overnight Stay on the Train!

Want to make The Ultimate Polar Express Experience even more magical? Stay overnight in one of our sleeper cars! The California and Kansas cars can both be chartered to host you upon your return from your visit with Santa offering an overnight experience that is second-to-none. Includes one around-the-clock on-board Passenger Service Attendant for the entire consist and all of the amenities of Grand Canyon Railway Hotel.

Sound like the magic you’ve been looking for? Contact your Rail Concierge for details.

Contact Your Rail Concierge

The Sleeper Cars Available After The Ultimate Polar Express Experience

The California
(Dome/Sleeper Car)

Day use capacity of 22 passengers; sleeps 16 passengers – 8 private bedrooms, each with a private toilet; 2 common restrooms with showers; no kitchen or dining facilities.

The Kansas
(Platform Car)

Day use capacity of 12 passengers; sleeps 6 passengers; 2 master suites with a shared restroom containing a toilet and shower; 1 standard room with a private toilet; private dining room with seating for 8; onboard kitchen; rear, open-air platform.

Price Breakdown for Addition of Sleeper Cars
Car TypeNumber of GuestsPrice per GuestTotal Price per 12 Hours
2 Sleeper Cars (The California and Kansas)Maximum of 22$125$2,750 + tax
1 Sleeper Car (The California)Maximum of 16$125$2,000 + tax
1 Sleeper Car (The Kansas)Maximum of 6$125$750 + tax

Terms & Conditions

Pricing excludes food and beverage, overnight stays at GCR/GCSR Hotels or on board the RBC cars, on- and off-board entertainment, in-compartment amenity baskets, professional photography, taxes, NPS entry fee, all gratuities, and other fees. Subject to availability.

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