Sponsored by Sterling National Bank
Historical Virginia City Tour, Wine Tasting, Train “Ride” with Lunch
Thursday, October 5, 2017 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm
You will be transported from Reno to beautiful Virginia City with a guide who will narrate and point out interesting sights along the way.
Established in 1859, Virginia City became the richest mining town in the world. Today's Virginia City is remarkably the same as it was during its heyday with wooden sidewalks, and restored mansions. Mark Twain began his illustrious writing career at Virginia City's own "Territorial Enterprise." You can visit this, as well as numerous other museums, shops, mansions and churches in this richly historic town during your free time.
A special wine tasting will be set up in the famous Bucket of Blood Saloon for memories of a time long ago. Today, the Virginia City National Landmark is in one of the nation’s largest historic districts, soaring to more recent prominence in the 1960’s as the subject of NBC’s Bonanza series.
After a bit of wine, guests will head to lunch at the Original CIDER FACTORY Restaurant, built in 1863.
Guests will travel to the V&T Railroad Station and board the V&T Train for a fascinating 35-minute ride back into history over the scenic Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Hear the conductor narrate remarkable stories of the Comstock Bonanza, when the V&T was built, and Virginia City was the richest city on earth, with more millionaires than anywhere else. After the train ride, you will have about ½ hour to explore Virginia City.
We will return to Reno at approximately 5:15 pm
· Round trip transportation
· Narrated tour throughout
· V&T Railroad Ticket
· Wine Tasting
· Lunch at Cider Factory