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Great Trains & Grand Canyons


Grand Canyon

September 13-18, 2020

If you've never seen the Grand Canyon - or even if you want to see it again - we hope you will consider joining fellow Golden Eagle Alumni and Friends for this adventure! You can find the trip brochure with all of the details here.

Register at Premier World Discovery with web code 134917.


Oak Creek Canyon

Day 1: Phoenix - Sedona

Arrive at the Phoenix Airport and meet your Tour Director. Board a deluxe motorcoach and travel north to beautiful Sedona. This upscale resort, retirement and artist community is set amongst the red-hued rocks of Oak Creek Canyon. Your home for the next five nights is a picturesque property in the Sedona area. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner with fellow travelers.

Day 2: Sedona

Start a great day with a Sedona Trolley Tour featuring the Chapel of the Holy Cross and Airport Mesa for spectacular views of the Sedona area. The trolley guide will give you insight into the various rock formations, indigenous vegetation and history of this remarkable area. Later visit Uptown Sedona and the Spanish-Mexican Village of Tlaquepaque to explore these wonderful areas full of art galleries shopping opportunities and restaurants. Maybe take an optional Guided Jeep Tour into the Sedona back country. This evening enjoy Sedona at your own pace.

Day 3: Grand Canyon

Begin an unforgettable day with a drive through amazing Oak Creek Canyon, a sixteen mile long canyon known for its spectacularly colored white, yellow and red cliffs dotted with pine, cypress and juniper. Then arrive in Williams to board the Grand Canyon Railway for a nostalgic two-hour train journey that delivers you to the awe-inspiring South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park for free time and lunch on your own. Six million years in the making the Grand Canyon’s dynamic colors and textures inspire reflection at nature’s power and beauty. Later board your motorcoach to see the Grand Canyon from other points of interest. Stop in Flagstaff for dinner before returning to Sedona.

Hikers enjoing view of Grand Canyon

Day 4: Montezuma Castle - Jerome - Verde Canyon Railroad

This morning visit the Montezuma Castle National Monument which contains ruins of a cliff dwelling built in the 12th and 13th centuries by the Sinagua Indians. Later visit the old mining town of Jerome, once a virtual ghost town, now restored with shops, museums and art galleries. Next travel to Clarkdale to board the Verde Canyon Railroad also known as the Wilderness Train. The spectacular four-hour ride in a First Class Railcar takes you between two national forests, past crimson cliffs, over old-fashioned trestles and through a 680-foot tunnel. Early evening return to Sedona.

Verde Canyon Train Engine

Day 5: Day at Leisure - Blazin’ M Ranch

Today is at leisure in Sedona. Enjoy the wonderful amenities of your resort. Maybe spend the day shopping, sightseeing on your own or on a local golf course. An optional tour will be available. This evening experience a Farewell Dinner at the Blazin’ M Ranch where you will enjoy a hearty Chuckwagon Supper and Western Stage Show.

Day 6: Sedona - Scottsdale - Flight Home

This morning travel to Old Town Scottsdale where Western storefronts recreate an aura of the past. Later arrive at the Phoenix Airport for your flight home filled with unforgettable memories of your Great Trains & Grand Canyons Tour.

Tour Rates

Booking Discount*: $3095 pp dbl - BNA/MEM
   Regular Rate: $3195 pp dbl - BNA/MEM
Booking Discount*: $3195 pp dbl - TYS/CHA
   Regular Rate: $3295 pp dbl - TYS/CHA
Booking Discount*: $3045 pp dbl - ATL
   Regular Rate: $3145 pp dbl - ATL
Single Supplement: +$750

Deposit of $300 per person is due with Reservation Form to secure reservations.
Final Payment Due Date is 75 days prior to departure.
Make your Final Payment by check prior to the Final Payment Due Date
& receive $200 per couple/$100 per person Booking Discount!

  • Initial Deposit can be made by check or credit card to be eligible.
  • Payments after Initial Deposit are considered part of Final Payment & must be made by check.

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