The Famous Snow Train: Sacramento to Reno

Trips & Tours // Western Adventures

Adventure, Rail, Short Getaways, Winter Escapes


Party, Dance, and Sing as We Snake Our Way Through the Sierras

Getting there is half the fun! From the lush Sacramento Valley, through the historic Mother Lode Country, to the top of the High Sierras... let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! The Snow Train is undeniably romantic and is one of America's most spectacular rail rides! Party and dance as we leisurely snake our way through the beautiful mountains and sing in the Piano Lounge Car like Bing Crosby's yodeling party clickity-clacking toward Vermont in "White Christmas" - only with better views (sorry, Vermont)! Strolling minstrels, magicians, and fun themes add to the festivities. Soon we’ll arrive in the Biggest Little City in the World – Reno.

TAP Rating: TAP Deluxe


Highlights include:

  • City Tour with Capitol
  • Delta King Lunch
  • Train Museum and free time in old Sac
  • Ride the Snow Train to Reno, tons of singing, dancing, and entertainment!
  • Cruise on Lake Tahoe with Lunch
  • Harrah's West Tower
  • Winner's Coupon Book


Day 1 – Sacramento   
Welcome to Sacramento! First stop is a scrumptious lunch aboard the fabulous Delta King… an authentic 285 foot riverboat! The Delta King Hotel in Old Sacramento is a unique Sacramento treasure. Experience old world charm and service complimented by modern amenities and acclaimed cuisine. Although the Delta King doesn't cruise any longer, she remains a permanent landmark on the river. Next meet our wonderful step-on guide, for a tour of Sacramento and the state capitol building. Retrace Sacramento's fascinating history at the city's most popular landmarks: Sutter's Fort, Stanford Mansion, and many other historic sites. Next, we’ll tour the beautiful state capitol and surrounding 40 acre garden. This “mini White House” is a must see! Your evening is free to explore Old Sacramento on your own… This national historic landmark overflows with things to see and do such as horse-drawn carriage rides and dozens of restaurants to eat at ranging from 5-star restaurants to a quick hot dog on the boardwalk; Old Sacramento has something for everyone! Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza (L, D)

Day 2 – Sacramento to Reno
Depart for a tour of the historic Rail Road Museum. It is a complex of historic facilities and unique attractions and is widely regarded as one of North America's finest railroad museums. After we’ll be whisked away for our next endeavor, the Snow Train to Reno! The theme for this year’s trip is a Rat Pack is Back! It features: First class reclining seats with picture windows, historical narration, strolling minstrels, a dance car featuring the FunAtics - a four-piece dance band that converts to a strolling Dixieland combo during depot stops, a 1940’s-era piano lounge car where the furniture is comfy and the pianist knows a dizzying array of tunes, and a café/bar in the Great Dome car to view tremendous mountain vistas and the snow-capped peaks above! Enjoy wandering between the cars; this is always a good time! Lunch will be provided today aboard the train. Approximate Arrival time in Reno is 6:00pm… Welcome to Reno, the “Biggest Little City in the World”! Your evening is free… In your Snow Train Package you will receive a Winner’s Book full of valuable coupons for shows, museums, meals, drinks, and much more.  We will give you this book on arrival in Sacramento. Harrah’s will be our home for the next two nights and is located right across the street from the train station… We will direct you to the hotel and your room where your bags will be waiting for you. Harrah’s Hotel and Casino is a complete destination with everything you want, from the seven mouth-watering restaurants, a 60,000 square foot casino, and headline entertainment, the fun is endless. Harrah's West Tower (B, L)

Day 3 – Reno - Lake Tahoe Touring
After breakfast we’ll welcome our friendly step-on guide, as we make our way over the Sierra Mountains to Lake Tahoe! Our guide will regale us with stories of the history of this magnificent area. Next board the Tahoe Queen, a historical stern wheeler paddle boat, where you can step back in time to the days of Mark Twain and the Mississippi River boats. Enjoy the unsurpassed beauty of Lake Tahoe as we enjoy lunch on our 2 ½ hour cruise. We’ll return to Reno for a free evening and dinner on your own… Enjoy shopping, strolling along Reno’s friendly river walk, or try your luck at gambling!  Some interesting suggestions for the area: Nevada Museum of Art, National Automotive Museum, and the Acrobats of China show at Circus Circus. Harrah's West Tower (B, L)

Day 4 – Reno To Sacramento
After breakfast we’ll meet at the Hotel lobby and walk over to the train station together where we’ll depart for Sacramento... Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery with daylight views of the Sierras’ Eastern slopes. The Donner Pass is the most historic and scenic rail line in America! Add the beauty of snowy wintertime and it is truly unique and spectacular. Our return trip will include a deli boxed lunch aboard the train. Upon arrival we’ll head to the airport for our flights home with wonderful memories of this beautiful trip. (B, L)

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Arrival Instructions

Arrive to Sacramento CA by 12:30 PM via SMF


Departure Instructions

Depart from Sacramento CA after 6:30 PM via SMF


Payment Policy

Deposit: $ 100.00 per person due at time of booking - final payment due 60 days prior to departure


Cancellation Policy

Fully refundable if cancelled 60 days prior to departure; non-refundable after 60 days prior to departure.

Includes:

- Personal Services from your Tour Director

- 1 Night at the Holiday Inn - Sacramento

- 2 Nights at Harrah’s West Tower - Reno

- 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches

- First Class Seating on the Reno Fun Train

- Lunch Cruise on Lake Tahoe

- "Winner's Book" of Valuable Coupons, including meals, drinks, and much more!

- All attractions and gratuities

Itinerary

Day 1 – Sacramento   
Welcome to Sacramento! First stop is a scrumptious lunch aboard the fabulous Delta King… an authentic 285 foot riverboat! The Delta King Hotel in Old Sacramento is a unique Sacramento treasure. Experience old world charm and service complimented by modern amenities and acclaimed cuisine. Although the Delta King doesn't cruise any longer, she remains a permanent landmark on the river. Next meet our wonderful step-on guide, for a tour of Sacramento and the state capitol building. Retrace Sacramento's fascinating history at the city's most popular landmarks: Sutter's Fort, Stanford Mansion, and many other historic sites. Next, we’ll tour the beautiful state capitol and surrounding 40 acre garden. This “mini White House” is a must see! Your evening is free to explore Old Sacramento on your own… This national historic landmark overflows with things to see and do such as horse-drawn carriage rides and dozens of restaurants to eat at ranging from 5-star restaurants to a quick hot dog on the boardwalk; Old Sacramento has something for everyone! Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza (L, D)

Day 2 – Sacramento to Reno
Depart for a tour of the historic Rail Road Museum. It is a complex of historic facilities and unique attractions and is widely regarded as one of North America's finest railroad museums. After we’ll be whisked away for our next endeavor, the Snow Train to Reno! The theme for this year’s trip is a Rat Pack is Back! It features: First class reclining seats with picture windows, historical narration, strolling minstrels, a dance car featuring the FunAtics - a four-piece dance band that converts to a strolling Dixieland combo during depot stops, a 1940’s-era piano lounge car where the furniture is comfy and the pianist knows a dizzying array of tunes, and a café/bar in the Great Dome car to view tremendous mountain vistas and the snow-capped peaks above! Enjoy wandering between the cars; this is always a good time! Lunch will be provided today aboard the train. Approximate Arrival time in Reno is 6:00pm… Welcome to Reno, the “Biggest Little City in the World”! Your evening is free… In your Snow Train Package you will receive a Winner’s Book full of valuable coupons for shows, museums, meals, drinks, and much more.  We will give you this book on arrival in Sacramento. Harrah’s will be our home for the next two nights and is located right across the street from the train station… We will direct you to the hotel and your room where your bags will be waiting for you. Harrah’s Hotel and Casino is a complete destination with everything you want, from the seven mouth-watering restaurants, a 60,000 square foot casino, and headline entertainment, the fun is endless. Harrah's West Tower (B, L)

Day 3 – Reno - Lake Tahoe Touring
After breakfast we’ll welcome our friendly step-on guide, as we make our way over the Sierra Mountains to Lake Tahoe! Our guide will regale us with stories of the history of this magnificent area. Next board the Tahoe Queen, a historical stern wheeler paddle boat, where you can step back in time to the days of Mark Twain and the Mississippi River boats. Enjoy the unsurpassed beauty of Lake Tahoe as we enjoy lunch on our 2 ½ hour cruise. We’ll return to Reno for a free evening and dinner on your own… Enjoy shopping, strolling along Reno’s friendly river walk, or try your luck at gambling!  Some interesting suggestions for the area: Nevada Museum of Art, National Automotive Museum, and the Acrobats of China show at Circus Circus. Harrah's West Tower (B, L)

Day 4 – Reno To Sacramento
After breakfast we’ll meet at the Hotel lobby and walk over to the train station together where we’ll depart for Sacramento... Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery with daylight views of the Sierras’ Eastern slopes. The Donner Pass is the most historic and scenic rail line in America! Add the beauty of snowy wintertime and it is truly unique and spectacular. Our return trip will include a deli boxed lunch aboard the train. Upon arrival we’ll head to the airport for our flights home with wonderful memories of this beautiful trip. (B, L)

Pricing & Availability

Inclusions

Includes:

- Personal Services from your Tour Director

- 1 Night at the Holiday Inn - Sacramento

- 2 Nights at Harrah’s West Tower - Reno

- 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches

- First Class Seating on the Reno Fun Train

- Lunch Cruise on Lake Tahoe

- "Winner's Book" of Valuable Coupons, including meals, drinks, and much more!

- All attractions and gratuities



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