Williams, Arizona, has long been considered the unofficial “Gateway to Grand Canyon National Park.” As home to the closest railway depot to be found near the Grand Canyon, Williams has for generations been one of the primary places from which to launch an excursion to the South Rim. Today, in the quaint and charming downtown area of Williams you’ll find an eclectic mix of small shops, cozy restaurants, and unique businesses all designed to cater to your touring needs. Favorite local attractions include Route 66 Zipline and Bearizona Wildlife Park.
From Williams you can partake in one or more of several different tours that will take you all over the stunning landscapes of Northern Arizona. The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is just sixty miles to the north of Williams; due to its proximity to Williams, multiple Grand Canyon-focused coach-van tours leave from here. Whether you want to see the Grand Canyon from pone of its most popular rim-side viewpoints, or experience the rush of the Colorado River at the bottom of this majestic site, there’ll be a Williams-based tour suitable for your desires.
Available Tours from Williams
In alphabetical order, here is a selection of tour companies that operate out of Williams, as well as a description of the sorts of services each once provides.
Bus/Coach Tours from Williams:
The Grand Canyon Railway offers a truly unique experience: travel through the heart of the Canyon in a historic and luxurious passenger train! Choose from multiple classes of luxury and optional overnight stays.
Canyon Dave Tours offers an extensive tour of the legendary South Rim of the Grand Canyon that runs from early morning to late afternoon. The price of a tour ticket includes entry to Grand Canyon National Park, lunch, and a variety of snacks and beverages. Private group tours are also available.
Grand Canyon Custom Tours is a Flagstaff-based sightseeing company that also runs tours from Williams. Specifically, they offer two kinds of tours that escort visitors to the “bottom” of the Grand Canyon.
Marvelous Marv’s Grand Canyon Tours runs a daily guided tour of the South Rim of the majestic Grand Canyon. Transportation is provided by vans, and the ticket rate is comparable to other similar tour companies in the area. Marvelous Marv’s tours depart each morning from nearby Williams, Arizona, and include a variety of amenities and small souvenir items.