Wild West Day Trip From Lake Tahoe With Train Ride - South Lake Tahoe

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 7 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort departure time: 8:20am
    Marriott Resorts departure time: 8:30am
    Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel departure time: 8:40am
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Delve into Nevadas Wild West mining history on this tour from South lake tahoe to Virginia City, a mining boomtown listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. With a knowledgeable guide, travel along part of the Pony Express on the drive to Virginia City, where youll take a ride on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Then explore the town however you wish, checking out museums and visiting the saloon.

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Virginia City, Nevada

7 mile train ride from Virginia City to Gold Hill and back.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Comstock Lode, Virginia City, Nevada

Comstock Lode - Silver City, Gold Hill, Virginia City

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Virginia City Visitor Center, Virginia City, Nevada

On C street

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Delta Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada

Great place for lunch and refreshments

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada

Recommended museum by Discover Lake Tahoe Tours

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church, Virginia City, Nevada

Must see...

Duration: 20 minutes


Transport by air-conditioned shuttle bus

Train ride

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Entry/Admission - Virginia & Truckee Railroad



Admission to attractions (optional)


Entry/Admission - The Way It Was Museum

Entry/Admission - St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

It is recommended to bring comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a reusable water bottle

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 28-Oct-2022

    Virginia city was great! Best part of the trip! The train ride was a little disappointing and the driver lacked knowledge and struggled to answer some questions

  • 23-Oct-2022

    The bus driver was great. Full of interesting information. We were disappointed with the train ride. We thought it would have been longer.

  • 21-Oct-2022

    Views from the mountains. Bus driver very knowledgeable about area. I’d recommend this trip to anyone that wants to get away from casinos for a day.

  • 17-Oct-2022

    Loved the town of Virginia City, nice lunch spots and sightseeing. Plenty of time to look around and do some shopping.

  • 16-Oct-2022

    Great bus driver who was very knowledgeable and social able. Loved the train ride and seeing the old-time saloons and main street.

  • 14-Oct-2022

    Just the right length on your bus, train and free time, well maybe a bit longer free time. Very knowledgeable and entertaining guides.

  • 07-Oct-2022

    I remember seeing the wild horses and visiting all the spots in Virginia city. The mining history on the train was interesting.

  • 23-Sep-2022

    Loved the history told by the conductor. so much to see in the town. The bus driver had some good information about all the cites. Loved seeing all the wild horses

  • 21-Sep-2022

    The driver did a great job getting around. Also, the driver did a good job explaining things you saw along the way. I just wish the train ride part had been a bit longer

  • 09-Sep-2022

    Train ride was enjoyable. Narrator was knowledgeable. Virginia City was interesting. The wooden sidewalks were a touch of the Old West.

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