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Virginia City Day Tour From Lake Tahoe

1. Virginia City Day Tour From Lake Tahoe

Enjoy a full-day bus tour to Virginia City from South Lake Tahoe and discover a historic town along the Pony Express Trail. A tour guide will share the history of the city, once a boomtown of the mining industry. Discover how pioneers explored and settled the area after the discovery of silver and gold. Upon arrival, you will go to the F Street Train Depot to ride on the historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad, a 7-mile round trip through Wild West country to Gold Hill and back. After the train ride, proceed to the main C Street and Delta Saloon, established in 1859, where you can enjoy the Old West atmosphere before exploring the tiny but historic town, dominated by the piercing spire of the St. Mary in the Mountains church. Other highlights include the Mark Twain Museum, western wear stores, gold and silver stores, and a chance to go into a real mine.

Lake Tahoe: Snowshoeing Guided Tour

2. Lake Tahoe: Snowshoeing Guided Tour

Begin your Lake Tahoe snowshoeing adventure by meeting your guide at one of the trailheads in North Lake Tahoe or Truckee. Learn about the day’s plan and spend time fitting as well as discussing gear. Get a comprehensive lesson from your expert guide before heading up to the local trailhead. Learn about natural and human history during your trek. Knowledgeable guides will offer discussions on native plants and animals, geology, and local culture. Discover the finer points of winter ecology and other unique conditions of the Tahoe Truckee area. Stop along the way to take in the beautiful views.


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What people are saying about Truckee

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Interesting tour

The guide told a lot. The train ride was a bit short. Unfortunately no steam locomotive. Would have loved to take the train from Carson City to Virginia City. The old houses in Virginia City would look better if there weren't any cars to block out the view.

Informative and fun!

Would recommend the activity. Also, fun to see deer and mustangs including the 5 day old colt. Very knowledgeable driver.

Great tour guide

Awesome enlightenment of the area. The only disappointment was the train ride, not what we expected.

Enjoyed learning the history of Virginia City. The bus driver was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Great trip

All worked out well. The tours were great and the area was full of history.