Wild West Tour from Lake Tahoe with Train Ride
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Virginia & Truckee Railroad, 165 F Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
7 mile train ride from Virginia City to Gold Hill and back.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Comstock Lode, Virginia City, NV
Comstock Lode - Silver City, Gold Hill, Virginia City
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Virginia City Visitor Center, 86 South C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
On C street
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: The Delta Saloon, 18 South C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
Great place for lunch and refreshments
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: The Way It Was Museum, 113 S C St, Virginia City, NV 89440-9800
Recommended museum by Discover Lake Tahoe Tours
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church, 111 S E St, Virginia City, NV 89440
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Genoa Bar, 2282 Main Street, Genoa, NV 89411
Oldest bar in Nevada
- Transport by air-conditioned shuttle bus
- Train ride
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Entry/Admission - Virginia & Truckee Railroad
- Admission to attractions (optional)
- Entry/Admission - The Way It Was Museum
- Entry/Admission - St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A maximum of 28 people per booking
- It is recommended to bring comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a reusable water bottle
- Hotel pickup and drop-off is available; if you require this service, please note in the Special Requirements box at time of booking
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of info about the area, the history, and Nevada facts. Only down side to his presentation was he named places and people like you should know who or where they were, and we live a thousand miles away. He also repeated himself a lot. Great to not have to drive and be able to view the scenery without worry.
This little tour into Nevada provided a nice break away from Lake Tahoe for a day. The coach was very comfortable. The driver was very knowledgable and friendly. There was a lot of information about the Pony Express and Gold Rush. The train ride in Virginia City was good but a little short - the conductor was brilliant with some very funny commentry. We had lots of free time to explore Virginia City before heading back to Tahoe via a drive through Carson City.
I learned so much from this tour! First on the van ride we had a very informative driver. He took us to many historical places on the way to Virginia City. The train ride was really fun and the steam engine was working that day, too. I learned even more information about the mining and old western towns. We went on the 4th of July so also saw a great parade in Virginia City.
The tour was interesting and the tour guide was very knowledgeable about the South Lake Tahoe area and the history surrounding it. The train ride in Virginia City was only 35 minutes and the train volunteer talked about the mines and the overall history of Virginia City. All in all the tour was relaxing and fun. We had 2-1/2 hours to eat lunch, shop and explore Virginia City on our own before boarding the tour van back to South Lake Tahoe. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone new to the area and first time visitors.
This was a fun tour to do. Our driver/guide was knowledgeable in the history of the area from the time we left South Lake Tahoe until we arrived at Virginia City and then back again. The short train ride had great views of the mining areas and we even saw a few wild Mustang horses roaming the terrain. Virginia City takes you back in time with the wood planked sidewalks and all the saloons and other historical buildings. If you've never been before it is a day trip to enjoy and if you have been, go again!
Very enjoyable. Informative info both on the ride to Virginia City and also on the train ride.
Bus ride was interesting and informative but, despite the photo, don't expect a steam train ride - we had a small diesel loco.