Great Trains & Grand Canyons

Experience a combination of American West highlights: scenery of Grand Canyon National Park and the red rocks of Sedona, the Native American history at the Montezuma Castle National Monument, and the Old West nostalgia of two train rides.

Great Trains & Grand Canyons

Experience a combination of American West highlights: scenery of Grand Canyon National Park and the red rocks of Sedona, the Native American history at the Montezuma Castle National Monument, and the Old West nostalgia of two train rides.

Highlights

  • In Sedona, take a trolley tour featuring the Chapel of the Holy Cross and Airport Mesa, and spend time in uptown Sedona and the Spanish-Mexican Village of Tlaquepaque
  • Drive through Oak Creek Canyon en route to the Grand Canyon Rail where to take a two-hour journey that ends at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
  • Visit the Montezuma Castle National Monument before visiting the town of Jerome, then board the Verde Canyon Railroad and traverse through two national forests
This is a shared departure operated by Premier World Discovery.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Phoenix | Sedona
Day 2: Sedona
Day 3: Grand Canyon
Day 4: Montezuma Castle | Jerome | Verde Canyon Railroad
Day 5: Day at Leisure | Blazin’ M Ranch
Day 6: Sedona | Scottsdale | Depart for Home

Host

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Tiffany Marra

Executive Director, Center for the Education of Women+

Fun fact

I ran Cross Country and Track at the University of California Irvine (NCAA D1) where I was awarded the Presidential Scholar-Athlete award. I earned my spot on the varsity team as a walk-on freshman, despite having been offered scholarships across the U.S. I graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cultural Anthropology and was the first person to earn the Ethnomusicology specialization.

U-M Role

I have been working at U-M for 22 years in varied roles including as an instructor (Education, Women Studies, Liberal Arts, at Huron Valley Women’s Correctional Facility) and administrator. In my current role at CEW+, we provide providing academic, financial, and professional support to help individuals in the U-M community of all genders to reach their personal potential. We provide free education and career counseling to faculty, staff, students, and community members and scholarships, fellowships, and emergency funds to current students. I earned my Ph.D. from U-M in Education in 2006 by researching how technology can be utilized in classrooms to maximize student learning, with a specific focus on how children’s software games reinforce specific beliefs and attitudes in boys and girls.

Trip Experience

I am a National Park fanatic, having visited over 40 different parks and earning over 25 Junior Ranger badges. I love learning about the history of different areas including the culture, geology, folklore, wildlife, and significance. I look forward to learning alongside those on the Great Trains and Grand Canyons trip to explore and uncover new knowledge. I have been to many of the locations that are included in this trip, with my favorite being Montezuma’s Castle (a hidden gem among the parks!).

Available to Book
Sept. 15-20, 2024

Starting price

$3,725

Deposit per person

$300

Countries Visited

United States

Activity Level

Medium
Sept. 15-20, 2024

Starting price

$3,725
*Single supplement applies

Deposit per person

$300

Countries Visited

United States

Activity Level

Medium
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