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Train Tracks Across the Sierra: Sacramento to Reno and Return

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
The building of the railroad over the Sierra was a triumph of grit and determination. Ride the rails through the snow dusted Sierra Mountains and learn the harrowing history of settlement in Northern California, the land of gold and freedom. On our journey through the Bonanza days we will explore Sacramento’s rich Capitol city legacy, Virginia City’s roots as the richest town in America, and local indigenous culture at the Nevada State Museum. Reflect on this step back in time as we enjoy lunch on the shore of sparkling Lake Tahoe on our return to Sacramento.


• Keep an eye out for silver ore veins as we ride the Virginia & Truckee Railroad through Comstock mine sites.
• Hear from the author of the definitive book on the Donner Party and visit Donner Memorial State Park and Museum.
• Relive the historic railroad race at the California State Railroad Museum and learn about the famed ‘Golden Spike’!

Activity Notes

Walking up to 1.5 miles per day. Must climb 12 steep stairs to board train. Elevations of 7,200 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Sacramento, Calif., 2 nights, train to Reno, Nev., 2 nights; coach to Sacramento, Calif., 1 night; departure.

Date Notes
This date includes two additional nights in Lake Tahoe.9/11/2016
This date includes two additional nights in Lake Tahoe.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners


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