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Virginia City NV Day Tour

(4.7) Based on 11 reviews
901 Ski Run Blvd South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Virginia City NV Day Tour
Detail Tour lasts approximately 7 hours
Detail Price includes ride on V&T Railroad (in season
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Virginia City NV Day Tour Schedule Schedule
Virginia City NV Day Tour
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A vintage steam locomotive is chugging along a track through a dry hilly landscape under a clear blue skyA vintage steam locomotive is chugging along a track through a dry hilly landscape under a clear blue skyA vintage steam locomotive is chugging along a track through a dry hilly landscape under a clear blue skyA vintage steam locomotive is chugging along a track through a dry hilly landscape under a clear blue sky
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Food was great.   Train ride not so much.   Very touristy.     XYZPeter Jones - Hernando Beach, FloridaFood was great.   Train ride not so much.   Very touristy.     XYZPeter Jones - Hernando Beach, Florida

Explore one of the most stunning places on the continent when you make your way to Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area on a day trip. If you are vacationing in Lake Tahoe and want to explore some of the other nearby cities, the Virginia City NV Day Tour is the perfect selection. This day trip takes guests to Virginia City where they can experience even more fun.

Transportation to Virginia City

Ride in comfortable reclining seats on a comfortable mini bus as you follow the historic trail of the Pony Express through the land where Wild Mustangs still roam free. Your guide driver narrates about the history of the area as well as the geography, geology and wildlife that you are viewing through the large windows of this luxury mini-bus. The transportation lasts approximately 1.5 hours before you arrive in Virginia City. 

Train Ride

Once you arrive in in the city, you make a stop at F Street where you take a Lake Tahoe train ride on the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad to Gold Hill and back. This incredible train ride affords guests some of the most stunning vantage points in the area, and it offers an incredible way to explore. 

Free Time in Virginia City

(2.5 hours)
With free time in Virginia City, you will be able to explore to your heart's content. Then you'll have a chance to explore Virginia City's historic neighborhoods.  Visit mansions, museums, actual mines and pick up souvenir jewelry in the gold and silver stores.  No visit is complete without a stroll along the board sidewalks of main street.  C street is home to historic saloons filled with antiques and relics. In all the expedition takes seven hours and includes transportation both ways.
 Stop at  Virginia City, NV
Explore the rustic charm of this authentic wild west city. A boom town built at the discovery of the Comstock Lode, the first major silver deposit discovery in the US, this city boasted 25000 residents in the 1860s. Walk the board sidewalks of main street to the historic and relic filled saloons.
 Stop at  Virginia & Truckee Railroad in Virginia City, NV
Take a ride on an historic railroad. The Virginia & Truckee railroad was built to preserve a piece of history. The railroads built to service the Comstock Lode communities were dismantled and sold, but the stretch from Virginia City to Gold Hill was rebuilt and provides educational and scenic excursions. Along the route you'll have a chance to see several mines, exposed silver ore, and the natural beauty of the area.
 Stop at  Gold Hill near Lake Tahoe, CA
The Virginia & Truckee Railroad excursion takes you through the mining territory, past mines and exposed silver ore, to Gold Hill, where the depot is restored and magnificent. Then ride the historic train back to Virginia City.
 Stop at  The Delta Saloon in Virginia City, NV
The Delta Saloon is a page out of a western movie. The experience begins before you even enter as the entrance is one of spectacular wooden doors with transoms and frosted glass. The antiques and relics surround you inside the saloon that is home to the famous 'suicide table.'
Spend the day exploring the stunning atmosphere of Virginia City on this exciting Day Tour. Enjoy transportation, a train ride, and free time to roam around and explore. From the fascinating history to the beautiful scenery, you'll walk away with a new appreciation for the Lake Tahoe area.
 4.7   |    11 reviews
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Carol Kimmerle
Kenmore, NY
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"We really enjoyed this tour."
We really enjoyed this tour. Our driver was knowledgeable and pleasant. The overall activities were fun!
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Russell Hawkins
Costa Mesa, CA
Verified Traveler

"Very enjoyable experience."
The driver was very knowledgeable, professional, yet fun at the same time. He made the information interesting and fun to listen to, with a little humor too. Very enjoyable experience. Highly recommended.
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Patti Rogstad
Chickasha, OK
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"highly recommend!"
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our guide was very informative and even took us to see some wild mustangs. It was nice to enjoy the ride and not have to worry about watching the rode. We had a better view out of the comfortable tour bus windows than we would have had in our car. Would highly recommend!
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Lin Shaffer
Sandy, UT
Verified Traveler

"everything was perfect"
Had a great time, tour guide on the shuttle was fun and knowledgeable .. Train ride was interesting and informative .. Everything was perfect
Frequently Asked Questions for Virginia City NV Day Tour:
  • What is included in the admission price?
    Includes transportation, guided tour, and a ride on V&T railroad (in season).
  • What methods of transportation does the Virginia City NV Day Tour use?
    Includes a charter shuttle bus.
  • Approximately how long does the Virginia City NV Day Tour last?
    The tour lasts approximately 7 hours.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    Appropriate for all ages.
  • What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
    Comfortable outdoor clothing.
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the Virginia City NV Day Tour ?
    Both photography and video cameras are permitted.

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