Grand Canyon National Park & Railway
February 24, 2022 thru February 26, 2022
The Grand Canyon is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful wonders of the world and it shimmers with unique winter beauty. Besides the lack of crowds and mild weather at the South Rim, the winter sun is lower in the sky; it doesn’t set directly over the canyon, but instead cloaks the rocky peaks and crevasses in lovely purple, pink and orange hues. The scenery viewed from historic Grand Canyon Railway is also breathtaking at this time of year. Join us as we take in all the beauty of the Canyon and Northern Arizona on this winter weekend getaway.
Grand Canyon Railway passage included!
3 days, 2 nights
Activity Level 2:
5 meals included
Livery service to/from your home included
Tips are included for Tour Director & Drivers
- Full day in Grand Canyon National Park
- Observation Dome Seats on the Grand Canyon Railway
- Bearizona tour
- Lodging at the Grand Canyon Railway and Little America Flagstaff hotels
- Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
- Pick-up/livery service
- 2 nights lodging
- 5 meals (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners)
- Admissions as described
- Baggage handling
- Coach refreshments
- Services of a Tour Director
- Taxes & gratuities for included items
We board our motorcoach in Tucson and travel north to Sedona and its spectacular Red Rocks for a group lunch and time to explore at Tlaquepaque, an artisan village of unique shops and galleries. Our next visit is the world famous Bearizona Wildlife Park, where we view a varied collection of otherwise elusive wildlife, including bears that remain active in winter, from the safety of our bus. Late afternoon we arrive in Williams and check into the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, in the pines just steps from the historic train depot. Enjoy the scenery, the indoor pool and the included dinner buffet. (L,D)
All aboard! After a full breakfast buffet at the hotel, we have reserved seating and complimentary snacks atop a streamliner car in the Observation Dome of the Grand Canyon Railway for our journey to the National Park. The railway has enchanted passengers since 1901, so you’ll be taking a ride through history, as well as through some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. As we pull into the depot at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, you’ll be steps away from several canyon overlooks and the visitor center, which you’ll have plenty of time to view, explore or hike at your own pace. In the afternoon, we board our motorcoach to travel along the South Rim, stopping at several viewpoints, including Grandview Point and Desert View and Watchtower. Tonight, we stay at the picturesque Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, where we also dine at the Silver Pine Restaurant. (B,D)
After a leisurely morning and breakfast at the hotel, we wind our way through Oak Creek Canyon into Sedona. Today we stop right in the heart of town for an independent lunch and time to explore, before returning to Tucson after this winter visit to the Grand Canyon! (B)
The South Rim has an elevation of 7,000’
Don't the Bearizona bears hibernate?
Most of their bears remain active throughout the winter and are easily viewed.
Nation's only log depot
Grand Canyon Depot is one of three remaining log depots and the only one that’s in use.
Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
$1,152 per person
$1,296 per person
Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
2 nights lodging
5 meals (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners)
Admissions as described
Taxes & gratuities for included items
We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.
We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect themselves and their trip investment. Travel protection plans can provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuation/repatriation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more. For your convenience, we offer the following plan for this tour:
ADULT GROUP CHOICE
360° Adult Group Choice Flyer– Provides an overview of benefits and coverage limits
360° Adult Group Choice Policy – Provides the full coverage term details, including exclusions and limitations
$105 covers trip costs $1,001-$1,500. Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase now, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment.
Contact us to purchase. If you have questions about coverage, please review the policy or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888.574.7026 or email email@example.com. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. RWF
Activity Level Rating
Level 2: Relaxed
Expectations: This tour requires light physical activity combined with shorter travel days. Tour members should expect intermittent walking, with occasional slight inclines and stair climbs, including boarding the motorcoach. Activities may include an occasional city or nature walking tour, stopping along the way. Guests should be able to climb a set of stairs, walk up or down slight slopes and navigate some uneven terrain or cobblestone.
Appropriate for: Travelers who are somewhat physically fit and comfortable with longer days of touring (both walking tours and coach time).
Visit our Activity Level Ratings page under Plan Your Tour for full information on the ratings system.
For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency.
The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.
It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.
GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE
The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is already included in the tour. All hotel porterage fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers.
For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)
If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.
Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.
We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.
Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.
WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS
Temperatures in Northern Arizona in late February are in the high 40's to low 50's during the day and drop down to the 20's at night with the possibility of snowfall. Please be sure to bring a sweater and warm jacket, along with good walking shoes or snow boots, a hat, and possibly warm gloves. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you on this tour.