Optional Tours and Excursions

An international convention experience should be more than just general sessions and workshops. It should include the opportunity to learn about the area you are visiting. Civitan International has arranged for some optional tour offerings you may wish to consider (not included in any registration fee):

Monday, July 23 (Noon – 4:30 pm)

Palomino Wild Horse Center and Pyramid Lake

$55.00 per person (lunch not included)

This tour starts with a drive through the beautiful Nevada desert on your way to the National Wild Horse Center at Palomino Valley. If you have never seen a wild horse, they are quite stunning. Visit the corrals to view the wild horses and witness the processing. Then it’s off to discover more of what Nevada has to offer.

Pyramid Lake is located on the Paiute Indian reservation. Getting there is half the fun as guests will wind through so me of the most dramatic desert scenery in all of Nevada. Wait for the spectacular moment when you see the deep sapphire color of the  water. 



Monday, July 23 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

South Lake Tahoe, Tallac Historic Site, and Valhalla Mansion

$80.00 per person


Guests will enjoy learning about the rich history of Northern Nevada as they travel into the state’s capitol. Then it is on to beautiful Lake Tahoe. With an elevation of 6,200 feet, it is one of the world’s most beautiful Alpine lakes. Before returning to Reno, a visit to the historic Tallac Center and then Valhalla Mansion is the last stop on this excursion. This will be a wonderfully narrated historical tour with beautiful scenery and seeing Lake Tahoe where most have not ventured. Some walking involved, but there are pathways. Lunch is included.



Tuesday, July 24 (10:00 am – 4:30 pm)

Virginia City Historic Tour with lunch

$85.00 per person

Guests will be transported to Virginia City while enjoying a narration of sites along the way. Established in 1859, Virginia City became the richest mining town in the world. San Francisco was built from the mines of the Comstock and the Civil War was partially financed from the gold and silvers discovered beneath the city.


Today’s Virginia City is remarkably the same as it was during its heyday with wooden sidewalks, restored mansions, old west saloons, the Piper Opera House and mine tours. Mark Twain began his illustrious writing career at Virginia City’s own

“Territorial Enterprise.” Guests may visit his, as well as numerous other museums, shops, mansions and churches in this richly historic town during their free time.

Lunch at a local restaurant is included along with a Trolley Ride ticket for use during free time.

Tours and excursions are based on a minimum number of registrants per tour. Civitan International reserves the right to cancel any tour that does not meet the required minimum. Should any tour be cancelled due to insufficient participation or if a tour is sold out, any monies collected will be refunded.

For questions or assistance regarding the upcoming international convention, contact Mary M. Luck, Director of Meetings and Awards, MaryLuck@civitan.org or 800.CIVITAN extension 121

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