Grand Canyon Railway
What could be better than riding the Polar Express that brings all passengers to a single destination? Get a feel of the Old West on board the Grand Canyon Railway, and experience the best entertainment that no other railway service can offer.
The Grand Canyon Railway boasts of giving more than just your typical train ride. The trips are actually very historical, each taking up about two hours of stunning landscape, arriving right in the midst of the canyon for a few hours of exploration and sightseeing.
There are several packages offered by the Grand Canyon Railway. The various choices are a bit hard to understand, but you are left to choose from one up to three-night packages. There are also special excursions available on top of the well-known Polar Express in the wintertime. This is especially popular among children as the train relives the fantasy created by the classic book. Guests are taken on a journey to Santa's place in the 'North Pole'. Children will have the surprise of their lives when Santa gets on board to hand out his gifts to the children. Truly, Christmas is most fun during a Grand Canyon visit.
Since the Grand Canyon Railway is host to a large number of guests, it is best to book in advance. You may use online reservations, but you must make sure that the date selected means the date that you will be taking the train. You are allowed to have your reservations cancelled or changed not less than 24 hours prior to the schedule train departure.
The Grand Canyon Railway takes passengers on exciting trips the whole-year-round except on Christmas. Holidays, such as Easter, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving, are a huge sell out, and trips are often fully-booked two months prior.
If you are unsure which particular service class to choose, the best class is highly recommended. However, it does not mean that the lower classes won't be able to offer a great train ride. But if your Grand Canyon visit does not revolve around a tight budget, get the highest service class that your money can afford.
Even if part of the Grand Canyon Railway are restorations from the 1920's, it can aptly provide the best train amenities. Each of the levels of services are equipped with their own restrooms. Also, it is continually making every effort to give the best kind of service to those who have disabilities.
Who says that a trip to the Grand Canyon is only for the fittest? Indeed, the park has more than hiking to offer its visitors.