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THE $129 DEAL

All aboard for the Grand Canyon

January 13, 2008|Rosemary McClure | Times Staff Writer

Get on track for a winter visit to Grand Canyon National Park with a special package that includes train travel, accommodations, meals and a tour.

The deal: The Grand Canyon Railway Winter Getaway package is $129 per adult, double occupancy. (It's $50 for kids ages 2 to 10 and $66 for ages 11 to 16.) Participants spend the night at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams, Ariz., departing Williams midmorning on a historic railway steam train for the 65-mile trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. At the rim, they board a bus for a narrated tour and return to the train in midafternoon for the trip back to Williams. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

The hotel: The Grand Canyon Railway Hotel has 288 rooms and was designed to resemble nearby historic structures, including the Williams Depot. It has an enclosed pool, hot tub and exercise room.

Add a night: Watch the sunrise over the canyon by adding an overnight stay at the South Rim and taking the train back the next day. The Canyon Limited package is $209 per adult ($55 to $75 for children) and includes a night at the Maswik Lodge. (Prices increase between March 15 and Oct. 14 to $289 per person.)

Reservations: Call (800) 843-8724 or see www.thetrain.com.

rosemary.mcclure@latimes.com

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