Virginia and Truckee Railroad

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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.

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What people are saying about Virginia and Truckee Railroad

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Really enjoyed the Virginia City tour and train ride. Our guide was super friendly and informative. Perfect amount of time to see everything we wanted to see. The wild mustang sighting was the icing on top.

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.