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Guided Tour of Historic Virginia City and Carson City from South Lake Tahoe

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California, United States

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Go back in time to the American Wild West on this private tour from South Lake Tahoe to Virginia City, Nevada. Follow part of the old Pony Express to reach the area of the Comstock Lode, founded in 1859 during the Gold Rush, and hear about the days when Mark Twain walked the dusty streets. In Virginia City, a National Historic Landmark District, you have free time to explore on your own before stopping in Carson City on the way back to South Lake Tahoe.
  • Private tour to Virginia City from South Lake Tahoe
  • Drive along part of the old Pony Express
  • Learn about the history, geography, vegetation and native animals of the area from a private driver-guide
  • Explore Virginia City at your leisure to check out museums, the saloon and other historic sites
  • Visit Carson City, Nevada's state capital
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Traveler pickup is offered
Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort departure time: 8:30am
Marriott Resorts departure time: 8:35am
Lake Tahoe Resort hotel departure time: 8:45am

Departure Time

8:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Discover Lake Tahoe Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Guided Tour of Historic Virginia City and Carson City from South Lake Tahoe?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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  • "I recommend this trip for anyone especially family with school ago kids." See review


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5 stars out of 5.
, May 2021
Well planned, driver’s conversation was perfect mix of information and light banter...would and will enjoy future outings from you.
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Great and fun trip. Well worth it.
, May 2021
Driver was wonderful at narrating. Much history and so interesting. Comfortable tour bus and very clean.
This tour is beyond my expectation
, Nov 2019
The driver is nice and knowledgeable. With his introductions, we have see a lot of interesting sites on the way to Carson and Virginia city. It was excited to see Mustangs walking pass you. We bought rings from a local jeweler designer. Also visited a portrait of lady with 250 silver coins. Our trip is filled with interesting scenes and historical stories. It is worthy for each penny. I recommend this trip for anyone especially family with school ago kids.
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lake tahoe area
, Apr 2019
professionally guided tour well worth the price guide was friendly and informative provided info only a local resident could relate

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