Grand Canyon Railway Drops Package Rates up to 36 Percent in Winter


Grand Canyon Railway package rates have dropped for the winter and will drop again on Jan. 1, 2011. The rates for packages – which include train travel, accommodations and more – will be as much as 36 percent lower during the winter season.

All Grand Canyon Railway packages feature roundtrip train travel to Grand Canyon National Park and accommodations at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams, Ariz. Several packages include meals, and some also include accommodations and/or narrated motorcoach tours at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon Railway also offers reduced winter rates for RV packages that include stays at the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park.

The following rate examples are per person based on double occupancy in a standard hotel room and for coach-class train travel. Upgrades are available. Rates for children ages two to 15 and single occupancy vary. Taxes and gratuities are not included.

The Railway Express features roundtrip train travel and one night of lodging at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. The rate is $119.50 per person through Dec. 31, 2010 and $89.50 per person Jan. 1 through March 14, 2011.

The Railway Getaway features roundtrip train travel, one night of lodging at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel and one breakfast and one dinner per person in the Grand Depot Café. The rate is $148.50 per person through Dec. 31, 2010 and $118.50 per person Jan. 1 through March 14, 2011.

The Railway Express Plus features roundtrip train travel and two nights of lodging at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. The rate is $204 per person through Dec. 31, 2010 and $144 per person Jan. 1 through March 14, 2011.

The Railway Getaway Plus features roundtrip train travel, two nights of lodging at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel and two breakfasts and two dinners per person at the Grand Depot Café. The rate is $262 per person through Dec. 31, 2010 and $202 per person Jan.1 through March 14, 2011.

The Canyon Limited features roundtrip train travel, one night of lodging at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, one breakfast and one dinner per person at the Grand Depot Café, one night of lodging at Maswik Lodge in Grand Canyon National Park and a motorcoach rim tour. The rate is $246.26 per person beginning through Dec. 31, 2010 and $216.26 per person Jan. 1 through March 14, 2011.

The Canyon Limited Plus is a three-night package featuring roundtrip train travel, the first night of lodging at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, the second night of lodging at Maswik Lodge in Grand Canyon National Park and the third night of lodging back at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, two breakfasts and two dinners per person at the Grand Depot Café and a motorcoach rim tour inside the park. The rate is $359.76 per person through Dec. 31, 2010 and $299.76 per person Jan. 1 through March 14, 2011.

All packages can be reserved by visiting www.thetrain.com. Grand Canyon Railway has significantly enhanced its online quoting and booking tool so travelers can quickly find rates and book vacations.

Travelers can also book packages by phone by visiting www.thetrain.com or by calling 1-800-THE-TRAIN (1-800-843-8724).

Grand Canyon Railway Hotel was designed to resemble the historic Fray Marcos Hotel and Williams Depot structures that stand nearby. The hotel is comprised of 287 rooms with 10 two-room suites and one luxury suite as well as one meeting room available for wedding receptions, seminars and other functions; a large courtyard with barbecue and wet bar; a game room for children; a large enclosed crescent-shaped pool and hot tub and an exercise room.

Grand Canyon Railway operates daily train service between Williams, Ariz., and the Grand Canyon. The Railway offers four distinct classes of service, as well as money-saving packages featuring the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams. Overnight stays at the Grand Canyon also can be included in the packages. Grand Canyon Railway is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service. For more information, visit www.thetrain.com or call 1-800-THE-TRAIN (1-800-843-8724).

 

Source: Xanterra Parks & Resorts.



Comment