Date: 9-25-14 to 9-29-14
Time: Various Times
Location: Various Locations Throughout Nevada (Statewide)
Description: See Nevada during the Sesquicentennial Celebration! In honor of Nevada’s 150th Anniversary, Tours of Distinction created the Circle Nevada tour, exploring the history and legends of Nevada along with some of her diverse geology, flora and fauna. The tour’s five-day course runs “clockwise” around the state, departing from Las Vegas. Go back in time, leaving neon lights behind, in search of gold, silver, and mustangs in this vast wilderness. Traveling northwest on the first day of the tour, encounter the historic gold-mining towns of Beatty, Goldfield, and Tonopah on the way to Carson City, where you’ll visit the silver-domed Capitol Building and view the Governor’s Mansion. Ascending to Virginia City, re-visit the Wild West in the home of the Comstock Lode, from which Nevada takes her nickname. Further east, amid the towering Ruby Mountains, Tours of Distinction travelers take advantage of a special event, witnessing the breathtaking Mass Ascension at the annual Ruby Mountains Balloon Festival. Rural Nevada’s charms include the “Little Church of the Crossroads” in the spectacular Lamoille Valley. At the California Trail Interpretive Center, learn about the pioneers who passed through this valley. Later, have a taste of the local Basque culture with a special dinner for Tours of Distinction in Elko. After one last day in “cowboy country” and a visit to the Wild Mustang Sanctuary, geology once again takes center stage in Ely, a copper mining and railroad town. The next day, in Great Basin National Park, tour the amazing Lehman Caves, a “live” cavern with jaw-dropping limestone formations. Continuing south through the historic mining town of Pioche, and with one last look at Nevada’s dramatic landscape from a viewpoint over Cathedral Gorge State Park, the tour completes its circle back in Las Vegas. You’ve just experienced 150 years in five days, thanks to Tours of Distinction. For additional information please visit www.toursofdistinctionlv.com or call 702-454-3838.