Welcome to Virginia City


At its peak during the 1860s gold rush, Virginia City was a high-flying, rip-roaring Wild West boomtown with 30,000 residents. Today, with fewer than 1000 residents and a main street of wooden sidewalks and historic saloons in restored grand Victorians, it can sometimes feel like a frontier theme park. Even so, it’s still a fun and photogenic place to while away a few hours.


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Wild West Tour from Lake Tahoe with Train Ride

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Virginia City, Nevada7 mile train ride from Virginia City to Gold Hill and back.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Comstock Lode, Virginia City, NevadaComstock Lode - Silver City, Gold Hill, Virginia CityDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Virginia City Visitor Center, Virginia City, NevadaOn C streetDuration: 10 minutesStop At: The Delta Saloon, Virginia City, NevadaGreat place for lunch and refreshmentsDuration: 1 hourStop At: The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, NevadaRecommended museum by Discover Lake Tahoe ToursDuration: 30 minutesStop At: St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church, Virginia City, NevadaMust see...Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Genoa Bar, Genoa, NevadaOldest bar in Nevada

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Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore, Grand Teton & Lake Tahoe Tour from San Francisco

ItineraryDay 1: San Francisco Bay Area - Sacramento - WendoverStop At: California State Capitol Museum, Sacramento, CaliforniaDeparting from San Francisco Bay Area, we will head towards the Sacramento, where we will visit the California State Capitol.In the afternoon head through the famous Donner Pass and enter Nevada – nicknamed the Silver State.Overnight stay in Wendover.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Wendover. Quality Inn, OR Similar.Day 2: Wendover - Great Salt Lake - CasperStop At: Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, UtahDriving through the Great Salt Lake in the morning, the saline lake covers an area of around 1,700 square miles, but is subject to substantial fluctuations.Along the Emigration Canyon into Echo Canyon, we will visit the once traveled Oregon Trail. The highlights of the trail also includes: the historical landmarks of Independence Rock, Devil's Gate.Overnight stay in Casper.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Casper. Parkway Plaza Hotel, OR Similar.Day 3: Casper - Crazy Horse Memorial - Mount Rushmore - Devil's Tower National Monument - GilletteStop At: Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone, South DakotaWe will travel to Crazy Horse Memorial in the morning. You will witness the world's largest mountain sculpture in progress.Then we will visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial, a monumental granite sculpture by Gutzon Borglum.After that, we will continue to Devil's Tower National Monument.Overnight stay in Gillette.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Gillette. La Quinta Inn & Suites Gillette, Ramada Plaza Gillette, OR Similar.Day 4: Gillette – Yellowstone National ParkStop At: Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park, WyomingToday, we will pass by the Little Bighorn Battlefield and learn about how General George Custer and his forces were defeated by Sioux warriors on 25 June 1876.In the afternoon, we will visit Yellowstone National Park, the first and oldest National Park in the United States. Highlights include: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Yellowstone Falls, Mammoth Hot Springs, etc. Over night stay in West Yellowstone.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at West Yellowstone. Dude & Roundup, Traverlers Lodge, Yellowstone Country Inn, OR Similar.Day 5: Yellowstone National Park – Grand Teton National Park – Salt Lake CityStop At: Grand Teton, Grand Teton National Park, WyomingWe will continue to visit Yellowstone National Park today: the Old Faithful Geyser, and Rainbow Pool.Then we will go to Grand Teton National Park. The tallest peak rises to 13,770 feet. Twelve of the peaks in Teton reach above 12,000 feet and support a dozen mountain glaciers.In the afternoon visit the state of Wyoming and visit the western town of Jackson Hole. Arches made of elk antlers decorate the central plaza in this town with plenty of shops and restaurants around the area.Overnight stay in Salt Lake City.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Salt Lake City. Hotel RL by Red Lion Salt Lake City, OR Similar.Day 6: Salt Lake City – Bonneville Salt Flats – RenoStop At: Bonneville Salt Flats, Wendover, UtahToday we will visit Utah State Capitol Building and Temple Square. Then, we will travel to Bonneville Salt Flats, a land of thick crust of salty soil. It looks like a magical wonderland covered with snow. After that, we will arrive in Reno in the afternoon, the city known as "The Biggest Little City in the World", is the birthplace of the gaming corporation Harrah's Entertainment. Overnight stay in Reno.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Reno. Harrah's Reno Hotel & Casino, OR Similar.Day 7: Reno - Virginia City - Lake Tahoe - Bay AreaStop At: Lake Tahoe, CaliforniaIn the morning, we will leave Reno for Virginia City, a national historical landmark district, where the discovery of Comstock lode in 1859 turned the town into a hustling and bustling site.Then, we will head towards the beautiful Lake Tahoe bordering Nevada and California. The clear blue water surrounded by majestic mountains will take your breath away. We will head back to the Bay Area in the afternoon.Airport drop-off servicePlease schedule your flights departing from SFO Airport after 10:30 pm.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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Virginia City, Carson City Guided Tour, from South Lake Tahoe

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Governor's Mansion, Carson City, NevadaNarrated tour through Carson City, also visiting the Governor's MansionPass By: Kingsbury, NevadaThe tour to Virginia City takes us up Kingsbury Grade over Daggett summit.Stop At: Comstock Lode, Virginia City, NevadaVirginia City is the final destination and the last settlement on the Comstock LodeDuration: 3 hoursStop At: The Delta Saloon, Virginia City, NevadaGreat place for lunch and a refreshment. Historic artifacts are on display as well.Duration: 1 hourStop At: The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, NevadaWe believe this is the best museum in Virginia City Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Genoa Bar, Genoa, NevadaOldest bar in Nevada

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