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Sierra Nevada Journey

Sierra Nevada Journey

Fly from Phoenix to Sacramento and discover Old Town. Then travel to Reno on Amtrak through Donner Pass, along the Truckee River. Visit Lake Tahoe, a pristine 22-mile-long lake and enjoy the MS Dixie cruise on the crystal-blue lake. Walk through time in Virginia City. Includes airfare.

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California State Railroad Museum

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Sierra Nevada Mountain Range

The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin. The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California, although the Carson Range spur lies primarily in Nevada. The Sierra Nevada is part of the American Cordillera, an almost continuous chain of mountain ranges that forms the western "backbone" of the Americas.


Lake Tahoe Paddlewheeler

From the decks of our spacious paddlewheeler, the M.S. Dixie II, you’ll be mesmerized by the beauty of Tahoe’s crystal blue waters and towering peaks.


Tour Highlights

- Railroad Museum & Time in Old Sacramento

- Amtrak through Donner Pass & the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range

- Cruise Lake Tahoe on the MS Dixie II

- Visit Virgina City & Carson City

- Add-On Options in Reno

- A Welcome Reception in Sacramento

- Breakfast Each Morning



Bi-level Superliner trains offer coach seats on both levels. While most passengers ride in the upper level for a panoramic view of the passing scenery, the lower level coach seats provide the convenience of well-appointed restrooms within the car.

*Guest to Choose Between Upper Level and Lower Level. If you are not capable of getting up and down the short flight of stairs the bottom level is recommended. **Dining Cart is On Upper Level | Bring your own snack if you are on lower level and dont want to go up stairs


Add On Options for Day Four

National Automobile Museum

- $15 per person - Meet Guide in Hotel Lobby for a 9:30am Departure. Walking to Museum (15 Minute Walk)


Reno Food Tour | 1.5-2 Hour

- Midtown Tour $85 pp 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Discover Reno’s most historic, mouthwatering neighborhoods and off-the-eaten path locations. This essential guide to Reno’s vibrant downtown food scene features delicious tastings from locally-owned restaurants.


Lunch at Louis Basque

- Join the Free Spirit Guide for Lunch at Louis Basque. (5 Minute Walk from Resort)


Day One

Fly from Phoenix to Sacramento (airfare included). Check into your hotel. Tour the Railroad Museum and discover Old Sacramento at your leisure. This evening a reception at the Embassy Suites Sacramento is Included.


Day Two

Made to Order hot breakfast at the hotel before we depart on the next step of our journey. Board the Amtrak and travel to Reno. Travel across Donner Pass through the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Check into your hotel. This evening is at leisure.


Day Three

Travel to Lake Tahoe and enjoy the MS Dixie Cruise on Lake Tahoe. Visit Virginia City and Carson City. This evening, return to Reno for a night with Lady Luck.


Day Four

Today is a free day to discover Reno. We will also have tour add on options for those who would like a day excursion.

Tour Options:
- National Automobile Museum
- Reno Food Tour
- Lunch at Louis Basque


Day Five

Fly home from Reno today.


FB=Full Breakfast, CB=Continental Breakfast, WR=Welcome Reception

Suggested Packing

-Comfortable walking shoes

-Hat and Sunscreen

-Cash and Credit Cards (Only those needed)

-Medicine and spare prescriptions

-Extra glasses and/or contacts

-Book, Word Search and/or Crossword Puzzle


-Seat Cushions and/or Blanket (If attending a parade or show)

-Ear plugs and sleep mask

-Mini-Sewing Kit

-Toiletries and Tissues

-Chargers for devices (Cell phones, Tablets, etc.)

-Extra Memory Cards (Digital Cameras) or Extra Film


Average Temperature



71 / 41°F


Activity Level 2

This is perfect for those who want a balanced approach to travel. It’s comfortable for walking at least 30-45 minutes over a variety of terrains, and perfect for those who want to explore a new city on foot. With a few hills or flights of stairs, this product level is perfect for those who like to take in everything their destination has to offer.



Tour Includes

  • Airfare

  • Airport transfers in Sacramento and Reno

  • Transfer to/from Amtrak train station

  • Hotel Accommodation's

  • Evening Reception Sacramento

  • Hot Breakfast Sacramento

  • Voucher Breakfast $8 value Reno for each day

  • Motorcoach transportation to Virginia City

  • MS Dixie II Boat Tour on Lake Tahoe


Not Included

  • Airport Transfers in Phoenix

  • Guide and Bus Driver Gratuity

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