The Grand Canyon Railway is offering its Winter Getaway package featuring roundtrip train travel to Grand Canyon National Park, accommodations at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams, Ariz., breakfast, lunch, dinner and a motorcoach tour at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Available now through the end of February 2008, the package is $129 per adult plus taxes and the National Park entrance fee based on double occupancy. Youth and child prices are available as well. This package can be reserved by calling 1-800-THE-TRAIN (1-800-843-8724). In addition, riders may upgrade their class of service for 50 percent off the regular upgrade price.
Participants depart Williams mid-morning for the 65-mile trip to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Once at the South Rim, they board a motorcoach for a narrated tour, returning to the train in mid-afternoon for the trip back to Williams.
The Grand Canyon Railway Hotel is a modern facility designed to resemble the historic Fray Marcos Hotel and Williams Depot structures that stand nearby. The hotel is comprised of 288 standard rooms, 10 luxury suites and the Rail Baron’s Suite as well as two spacious meeting rooms available for wedding receptions, seminars and other functions; a large courtyard with barbecue and wet bar; a game room for children; an enclosed crescent-shaped pool (approximately 50 feet long by 20 feet wide) and hot tub and an exercise room.
Grand Canyon Railway operates daily train service between Williams, Ariz., and the Grand Canyon. The Railway offers five 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).
The Grand Canyon Railway is operated by Xanterra Parks & Resorts.
Xanterra Parks & Resorts® (consisting of Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Inc. and Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C.) operates lodges, restaurants and other concessions at national parks and state parks and resorts. Xanterra Parks & Resorts is the country’s largest park concessioner. Xanterra operates concessions in the following locations: Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Crater Lake, Death Valley, Rocky Mountain and Petrified Forest National Parks, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial; and at the Silverado Resort in Napa, Calif.; and eight Ohio State Parks. Its affiliate Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C. operates concessions at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Xanterra operates the Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, Ariz.
Long committed to the preservation and protection of the environment, Ecologix, Xanterra Parks & Resorts’ environmental program, includes a variety of proactive environmental stewardship programs in each location. Xanterra has been repeatedly recognized for its environmental leadership in the hospitality industry and is the recipient of many honors, including major awards from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, Travel Industry Association, Colorado Department of Public Health, State of Arizona, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Utah Department of Environmental Quality.
For more information about Xanterra, links to individual properties and reservations numbers, visit www.xanterra.com.
SOURCE: Xanterra Parks & Resorts.