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Our most recommended Virginia City Day Trips

  • Lake Tahoe: Half-Day Photographic Scenic Tour

    1. Lake Tahoe: Half-Day Photographic Scenic Tour

    You will go to some of Lake Tahoe's most famous locations, showcasing the best of its South and West Shores. Your journey begins at a beautiful secluded beach, known for its wildlife. Shadowed by the granddaddy of Tahoe mountains, Mt. Tallac, you will learn how the famous Snowcross forecasts the forthcoming winter conditions. The area is especially famous as a wonderful wildlife sanctuary. Home to numerous species of birds, look out too for bears, especially in October, as you listen to the peaceful birdsong. In late spring and summer, wildflowers carpet the meadows of Taylor Creek. In the foreground, Mt. Tallac keeps a watchful eye over its wildlife inhabitants. Come in October and you will see the Kokanee Salmon run, when around 80,000 salmon start their journey to spawn. Pause at some quaint, local stores to stock up on snacks and beverages, before moving on to Emerald Bay. One of ...

    Absolutely the highlight of our stay at Lake Tahoe! Jim is an excellent personable guide! We saw and learned things we never would have discovered on our own!

  • From Lake Tahoe: Yosemite National Park Full-Day Tour

    2. From Lake Tahoe: Yosemite National Park Full-Day Tour

    Enjoy traveling in a luxury 28-passenger mini bus to the High Sierra. You’ll leave South Lake Tahoe at 06:00 on the 3-hour drive to the main valley of Yosemite National Park. This breathtaking adventure provides an unforgettable opportunity to savor the vast array of stunning High Sierra features made famous by the likes of John Muir, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ansel Adams. The exclusive documentary tour includes a full-day of sightseeing in one of America’s favorite national parks, conducted by a Yosemite expert. The tour price includes transportation, the park admission fee, a delicious picnic lunch with an assortment of beverages, and a seasonal hike to the Bridalveil Fall or Yosemite Falls. Spend around 6 hours in the park, driving from one scenic location to the next. You can exit the bus to admire the scenery and take photos at each stop. When you reach the main valley at around noon,...

    Driver was punctual and pleasant. He was a safe driver & knowledgeable about all aspects of Yosemite. Tour was a joy. We were able to enjoy a stress free experience. Driver provided delicious nutritious meals snacks and beverages. Yosemite was magnificent and our guide narrated with passion & enthusiasm. Felt energized by nature and all the granite and streams. Mother Nature in all her glory. Cannot wait to return

  • Virginia City Day Tour From Lake Tahoe

    3. 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.

    very good experience, only reason i didn't give 5 stars is the driver was giving info about the tour and a ton of his information wasn't accurate. then he started doing movie trivia about Tahoe actors... which had nothing to do with the tour and a lot of that info was incorrect.

  • Wine and Harvest Tour to Gold country from Lake Tahoe

    4. Wine and Harvest Tour to Gold country from Lake Tahoe

    Your tour departs S. Lake Tahoe at 8:30 AM. The 50-mile drive to the wine country is fun and informative, narrated in part by your tour guide. Upon getting to the wine country, your first stop is at the Boa Vista Orchards and Winery. Boa Vista also offers home-baked goods, ciders, mountain-grown seasonal fruits and preserves. Go on to visit Boeger Winery, established in 1855. Wine tasting here is a must. Almost all of the grapes used for wine at Boeger are grown in the winery's vineyards, with Zinfandel, Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc having been offered for years. The winery also produces Muscat Canelli. Like others in the area, Boeger is also growing young plantings of Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, and Refosco, taking advantage of the region's affinity for northern Italian grape varieties. Your next stop is Chateau Davell Winery. Here, taste handcrafted wines produced in small lots - an exquis...

    This was the first wine tour we have ever gone on. It did not disappoint. It was so much fun and we met some wonderful people.

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What people are saying about Virginia City

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 82 reviews

Driver was punctual and pleasant. He was a safe driver & knowledgeable about all aspects of Yosemite. Tour was a joy. We were able to enjoy a stress free experience. Driver provided delicious nutritious meals snacks and beverages. Yosemite was magnificent and our guide narrated with passion & enthusiasm. Felt energized by nature and all the granite and streams. Mother Nature in all her glory. Cannot wait to return

Such a great day. A long day overall but a wonderful way to hit the highlights in Yosemite. Our guide was really knowledgeable and shared a tremendous amount of great info. Plenty of stops and a nice lunch was provided.

Absolutely the highlight of our stay at Lake Tahoe! Jim is an excellent personable guide! We saw and learned things we never would have discovered on our own!

Was a wonderful time seeing some of the best photo spots this area had to offer! Such a knowledgeable guide and a great group to travel with.

Katie was awesome, the views and places she took us for pictures were amazing. Highly recommend this tour.