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Thanksgiving Train to Reno


Ride the California Zephyr through the Sierra Nevada


Your journey over the mountains begins from one of our convenient pickups, then on to Roseville where you’ll board Amtrak’s California Zephyr. Experience a breathtaking ride through the High Sierra (with perhaps a bit of early season snow) as the train climbs in elevation, providing scenic vistas at every turn. Don’t worry about your luggage – it will travel on board our motorcoach which will meet you in Reno!

Enjoy the view from your seat or the domed observation car. A box lunch is included for you to take along so you won’t miss the scenery! Your accommodations are at the Silver Legacy Casino/Resort. Enjoy a free morning at leisure before an early Thanksgiving feast to celebrate the day, returning to Sacramento in the late afternoon.

The package includes one-way rail passage on Amtrak’s California Zephyr, a boxed lunch, buffet Thanksgiving meal, hotel accommodations, $8 hotel food bonus (subject to change), return transportation by motorcoach and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director. 525/575 Gold Passport Points



Pickup Points

Since pickup times vary from trip to trip, please consult the trip-specific timed itinerary that is sent to you when you book. A detailed description of where each stop is located is also included with those documents. The motorcoach will make stops at all the locations, and upon returning to Sacramento, will drop you off in reverse order.

Day Trips Headed Westbound from Sacramento (SF, Napa, etc) and Eastbound on I-80 (Reno):

  • Citrus Heights at Antelope Rd & Lichen Dr
  • Arden Area

Day Trips Headed Eastbound on the Hwy 50 Corridor (Tahoe, Sierra Foothills):

  • Arden Area
  • Sports Leisure Office at 9812 Old Winery Pl (Near Hwy 50 & Bradshaw)

We do not share specific pickup information on our website, as we have found over the years that other travel groups tend to use our pickup points without our or the property owner's permission, which reflects poorly on our company and hurts our ability to offer convenient pickup points to our clients. Accordingly, we ask that you not suggest our pickup points to other groups you travel with, as "the more the merrier" does not often apply to parking lots. Your understanding is appreciated.


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