Virginia City Historic Tour with Train Ride
Tour of The Wild West - Virginia City / Carson City (every Thursday)
Adults $55.00 Age 6-17 $45 5 and under Free
Tour departs South Lake Tahoe around 8:30 am, (exact time depends on the hotel you’re in) and returns around 3:30 pm.
Step back in time on this narrated tour following the Pony Express Trail to America’s largest historic landmark Virginia City – the Comstock Lode founded in 1859, where Mark Twain roamed the streets and everybody wanted a piece of the "Richest place on Earth". Driver tour guide narrates about history, geography, geology, flora and fauna of the region on the way to Virginia City (40 miles or 1 hr 20 minutes).
Historic route – Pony Express trail
Kingsbury grade, Hwy 206, Genoa, Eagle Valley, Silver City, Gold Hill – Virginia City
Upon arrival, we take you to F street where you’ll have a chance to ride on a Virginia and Truckee Railroad to Gold Hill and back (6.5 miles).
Next we take you to the main C street – Delta Saloon Parking lot. You will have 3 hours to explore this historic town.
While in Virginia City, you’ll have a chance to visit mansions, museums, gold / silver stores, see a real mine and have lunch (not included). We recommend the historic Delta Saloon.
*tours are subject to cancellation due to lack of interest, weather and road conditions.
Cancellation policy is 24 hours and 72 hours for parties of 4 and more.
Tour includes a 7 mile ride on the V&T Railroad.
Pick up locations and times:
8:15 am, Diamond Resorts / Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort and surrounding hotels. Actual pick up: at the BENCH in Ski Run Blvd., in front of LTVR. (901 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150)
8:20 am, Lodge on Pioneer Trail - Americana Village, Actual pick up: at the BENCH in Ski Run Blvd., in front of LTVR. 3840 Pioneer Trail, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.
8:25 am, Marriott Resorts and surrounding hotels. Bus stop on Hwy 50 in front of Marriott Grand and retail store Patagonia. (4100 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150)
8:40 am, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. Outside the main lobby, valet / check in area. Next door to Harrah's casino - FREE PUBLIC PARKING. Recommended for all guests driving from other hotels. (4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150)
**PLEASE CALL (530) 542-1080 TO ADVISE WHERE YOUR PARTY IS STAYING FOR PICKUP **
Offered By: Discover Lake Tahoe Tours - Shuttle Bus Charters
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