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All Aboard the Christmas Train


Here’s a fun, close-to-home getaway assuring friendship and frivolity on Christmas Eve and Day

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Start your holiday like all good vacations should – by sleeping in! The California Zephyr leaves the Amtrak Station at 11 a.m., arriving in Reno at 4 p.m. Whether there’s snow or not the trip through the Sierra Nevada, complimented by a gourmet boxed lunch, is always stunning. Tonight enjoy the gaming action, dining options and other exciting opportunities offered in The Row, the interconnected entertainment venue in downtown Reno bringing the Silver Legacy, Eldorado and Circus Circus together under one roof. Silver Legacy – 2 nights (L)

Day 2

Visit nearby Virginia City where a walking tour led by a local “character” and holiday scavenger hunt awaits prompting you to visit beautifully decorated shops, bars and historic sites as your interest warrants. Of course, in Virginia City bars and historic sites are often one in the same – not completely a bad thing! Back in Reno enjoy a traditional gift exchange and dinner followed by optional church services. Let’s pray “midnight mass” begins well before midnight! (FB,D)

Day 3

Our fun and funky gift exchange assures lots of laughs whether you could end up with a keeper or white elephant! A midday Christmas feast and the scenic drive home via Lake Tahoe’s south shore is the perfect way to end our holiday expedition. (FB,L)

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options


Thursday, December 23, 2021 to Saturday, December 25, 2021

3 Days, 5 Meals

2 full breakfasts, 2 lunch, 1 dinner


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