Follow the Pony Express Trail to Virginia City and discover a former boomtown of Nevada’s silver strike. Learn how pioneers settled the area, enjoy an Old West ambiance, seek refuge in a tranquil church, and ride a raucous railway.
What to Expect
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 a free drink in an 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.
- Narrated tour
- Train ride (Memorial Day through end of October)
What's Not Included
- Fees to museums and attractions