Arrive in Williams anytime after 3:00 pm to pick up your vouchers and check in at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. This three-star hotel is owned and operated by the Railway, and features an indoor pool and spa, workout room, and Spenser's Lounge, which has a 19th-century mahogany bar with a storied history.
Enjoy a complimentary dinner for your entire party at Grand Depot Café Restaurant as you spend your evening in rustic Williams. Take a stroll down Route 66, just two blocks south of the depot. At 6,800 feet elevation, you can enjoy the fresh mountain air.
Williams to Grand Canyon & Return
Enjoy a buffet style breakfast at Grand Depot Café Restaurant. Keep your eyes open because the Cataract Creek Gang has been known to frequent the restaurant in the morning. After breakfast, it's time for an old-fashioned showdown between the same Cataract Creek Gang and the Marshal. Be sure to check out the entertainment west of the train depot.
All aboard as the train departs Williams for the Grand Canyon! You'll travel the same 65-mile rail line that passengers first traversed more than a century ago, and enjoy the scenery as the elevation changes during the 2 hour and 15 minute trip. You'll arrive at the South Rim.
Upon arriving the South Rim, you get to go where automobiles can't; to scenic overlooks reserved for our Grand Tour. See amazing vantage points you otherwise wouldn't. The tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours and is narrated by a knowledgeable guide.
There will be time after the tour to walk around the Grand Canyon Village, relax on the South Rim, savoring the views, or hitting lunch either on the rim or one of the nearby lodges.
Later, you will reboard the Grand Canyon Railway for the relaxing and comfortable return trip to Williams. Upon arriving, you will again dine at the Grand Depot Café, a short distance from the train platform before you adjourn for the evening in the comforts of the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel.
Enjoy breakfast at Grand Depot Café the next morning, then it's off to your next destination. This concludes your Senior Escape.