Virginia City Historic Tour and Train Ride from Lake Tahoe

Virginia City Historic Tour and Train Ride from Lake Tahoe

Step back in time on this narrated tour following the Pony Express Trail through Genoa (Nevada's oldest settlement), Carson City and America's largest historic landmark, Virginia City - the Comstock Lode. See where Mark Twain roamed the streets and everybody wanted a piece of the "Richest Place on Earth."

Upon arrival, you'll have 3 hours to shop, visit mansions and museums and go to a real mine.

This tour includes a 7-mile Gold Hill train ride on the historic Virginia & Truckee railroad.

Please Note: This tour requires a minimum total of 8 persons to operate. If the minimum number of persons is not met for the date and time of your reservation, you will be contacted to discuss alternatives.

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Tour/Activity Details


7 hours


8:30 am on Thursday (June through October)


Some Virginia City History Facts:

  • The mining boom turned Virginia City into the most important settlement between Denver and San Francisco
  • Virginia City is home of the richest Gold and Silver deposits ever found
  • Virginia City is great for families with a passion for history, imagination and truly unforgettable fun!
  • Learn of Mark Twain and his stint as a reporter for the Territorial Enterprise, and how his writing career began in Virginia City
  • At the peak of its glory, Virginia City was a boisterous town
  • There was gold in every hill and millions of dollars were being made

Tour Highlights:

  • 3 hours to visit mansions, museums and see a real mine
  • Train ride on historic V & T railroad
  • Possible sighting of a wild mustang


  • Tour guide/driver
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Pick-up and drop-off from select hotels & resorts
  • Luxury shuttle bus with large windows to see great sights

Not Included:

  • Meals are not included in the ticket price
  • Some elements of this tour are unguided

Pickup Locations: You must choose one of the locations on this list and note that pickup location choice on the order form

  • Diamond Resorts / Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort and surrounding hotels - pick up at BENCH on Ski Run Blvd., in front ot LTVR
  • Lodge on Pioneer Trail - Americana Village - pick up at the BENCH on Ski Run Blvd., in front of LTVR
  • The Marriott Resorts and surrounding hotels - pick up at the bus stop on Hwy 50 in front of the Marriott Grand
  • Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel (next door to Harrah's) - pick up outside the main lobby, valet/check-in area - this location is recommended for any guests driving from other area hotels

Minimum total of 8 persons required to operate. Tour includes roundtrip transportation from the designated locations only.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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    Event Date:

    August 24, 2017

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    08:30 AM