Virginia City Tour - Reno

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 am or shortly after Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Your Reno Nevada hotel.
  • Return Details :
    Your Hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


The Virginia City Tour is perfect for those staying in Reno, Nevada. Tahoe Scenic Tours brings our guests to see the best attractions of Virginia City in a small-group, personalized, guided tour. Your guide will provide lodging pickup beginning at 9:00 AM in the Tahoe Scenic Tours van. First pick up is in Truckee California, then from Reno, guests will experience a one hour drive up the Geiger Grade where wild horses are often seen to Virginia City, Nevada.  Our guests will have 2 hours to enjoy the experiences Virginia City has to offer. After visiting Virginia City, Tahoe Scenic Tours will transport your group back to your lodging between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm.

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Your guide will provide lodging pickup beginning at 9:00 AM in the Tahoe Scenic Tours van. Exact pickup time for your location will be confirmed the night before.  From Reno, guests will experience a 40 minute drive up the scenic Geiger Grade. Your guide will share history, facts, important sights, and tell stories on the drive to Virginia City, where the largest silver rush created a city that was once the Richest City in America in a matter of a few years.

Upon arrival in Virginia City, your guide will offer itinerary suggestions to help determine your best experience for 2 hours of Wild West exploration. Guests will have time to enjoy the VT Railroad, take a trolley tour, tour historic mines, visit one of the many museums, shop, and dine in one of the many historic restaurants. The VT Railroad offers a 45 minute ride in a historic locomotive that travels on the same path that carried materials and workers to the mines in the 1860s, as well as a 20 minute tour of the town. The VT Railroad is the best way to get a lay of the land and hear the brief, yet rich history. For those that want a more hands on experience of what it took to work in a silver mine, join a mine tour. In these tours, you will walk hundreds of feet underground where the mine guide vividly paints the grueling picture of the miner's work day. There are also 15 museums and historic sites for those that want a true history lesson. Guests can also follow the wooden sidewalks tracing South C Street, the main street in Virginia City. The main street is full of unique and historic restaurants and shops to explore. If you are lucky, there might be some wild and fun events such as civil war reenactments and ostrich races happening during your visit. After visiting Virginia City, Tahoe Scenic Tours will transport your group back to your lodging by between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm.

Tahoe Scenic Tours offers an 8 person van, where each passenger will be able to enjoy a window seat in a captains chair. The offered 8 person tours encourage a more intimate experience for our guests, allowing for personalized stops along the way, as well as the opportunity to ask questions in a comfortable, small setting.

Please bring plenty of water, a camera, jacket, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes.

The price does not include food, drinks, activities, or driver gratuity.


  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees


  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 5 years

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair