Starlight Tours at the Verde Canyon Railroad
All Aboard! This Saturday, August the 9th, treat your friends and family to the popular Starlight Tour presented by the Verde Canyon Railroad! Time is running out to enjoy this nighttime ride on the rails, there is only one more tour scheduled for the season!
The Starlight tour offers you a totally different perspective of the Verde Canyon. The train departs the depot at 5:30 pm. As it rumbles through the Canyon, the low slant of sun bathes the high cliffs in soft golden hues and the wildlife that call the canyon home begin to stir as the cooler temperatures of the evening approach. I highly suggest visiting the open air cars often during the night journey into the canyon, especially when the train reaches its turn-around point at Perkinsville. The sun is usually setting around this time lighting the sky with a brilliant pallet of colors. On the ride back to the station enjoy the canvas of stars that blanket the canyon.
The Verde Canyon Railroad offers passengers two unique options for these magical evening rides:
- The Grape Train Escape
Grape Train Escapes are rolling wine-tasting adventures where select wineries, and wine regions, are highlighted. Delectable appetizers are paired with each wine selection. The August 9th Grape Train Express will feature the “Whimsical Wines of Washington State”. Washington State has proved to be a perfect locale for grapevine cultivation. The wines of the region showcase a fusion of Old World style and with New World sass.
- Tequila Sunset Limited
Drinking tequila has evolved from south-of-the-border shots to sophisticated and sensual sipping of premium tequilas. During the Tequila Sunset Limited tasting these smooth spirits are paired with delectable cheeses, Ceviche, Margarita cake and infused chocolate-covered peppers.
For more information or to purchase passage aboard the Starlight tours please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad. The Verde Canyon Railroad is located in Clarkdale, Arizona, only a 25 minute drive from Sedona. Other than Saturday Starlight Tours, trains depart at 1:00 pm. and return at 5:00 pm. Reservations are accepted at 800.293.7245 or online at Verde Canyon Railroad.