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Start Fall on the Right Track: Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel Offering 30% Savings Through November 16, 2017

WILLIAMS, AZ. September 4, 2017 – Those in the know take in Grand Canyon National Park after the summer crowds are gone and the fall savings arrive, like when the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel announces the Fall Getaway Package, where guests enjoy two nights of lodging, meals, plus the added value of 30% off round-trip train tickets in any upgraded class of service.

The Fall Getaway Package includes:

Round-trip train travel from Williams, Ariz., to the South Rim of Grand Canyon. Select from one of four upgrade classes of service and save 30% off First Class, Observation Dome, Luxury Parlor and Luxury Dome train service. Enjoy onboard entertainment from strolling musicians and cowboy characters along with local lore and knowledge from your Passenger Service Attendant.

Two nights accommodations at the newly refurbished Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, conveniently located next to the historic train depot and a short walk from quaint downtown Williams. The hotel has all newly renovated guest rooms, an indoor hot tub and pool, and Spenser’s Pub with its handcrafted bar built in the 1800s.

Two buffet breakfasts and two dinners per person at the Railway’s Grand Depot Cafe. This isn’t your standard chain hotel breakfast bar — this is a full cook-to-order breakfast and dinner buffet. A custom omelet station in the morning with a pasta bar and carving station for dinner!

Valid for travel from 8/15/2017 through 11/16/2017, except 9/1-3, for up to 4 people per reservation, may not be combined with any other offer or discount. Applicable to new reservations only. Not applicable to group reservations. Offer may be rescinded at any time. Based on available train and hotel inventory.

This package is available to reserve online here or by calling 1-800-843-8724.

Xanterra owns and operates the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel, as well as restaurants and lodges in several National Parks. For more information about the Grand Canyon Railway, visit or call 1-800-THE-TRAIN (843-8724).

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Laura Mooney

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