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Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley

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South Lake Tahoe, United States
Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Travel all the way around scenic Lake Tahoe in a comfortable shuttle on this 7-hour tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll cover close to 70 miles (110km), making stops at the beautiful vistas of Sand Harbor and Emerald Bay. You’ll also visit a charming village at Squaw Valley Ski Resort, and explore Tahoe City on the lake’s north shore, stopping to purchase lunch. As you go, your guide will provide rich historical context for the beautiful landscape surrounding you.
  • Panoramic tour around Lake Tahoe
  • Circle the entire lake by comfortable shuttle bus
  • Stop at Emerald Bay State Park and Sand Harbor for gorgeous views of the lake and mountains
  • Visit the base village at Squaw Valley ski resort
  • Explore Tahoe City, and have lunch at a waterside restaurant (own expense)
  • Learn fun facts about the lake from a knowledgeable guide, who is a longtime local
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Transport by air-conditioned shuttle bus
Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
Driver/guide
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Marriott Resorts departure time: 8:00am
MontBlue casino departure time: 8:05am
Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort departure time: 8:10am

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Your tour will begin with pickup from select Tahoe hotels. A local guide will help you aboard your shuttle, where you can settle in to comfy seats and admire Lake Tahoe’s panorama from the large viewing windows.

You’ll travel along the south shore first, stopping at Emerald Bay State Park, home to the lake’s most beautiful vistas. Step out to admire Fannette Island and the peaks towering over the brilliant blue of the water.

Hop back on the bus to continue along the western shore for a picturesque walk around Tahoe City. Your next stop will be to the home of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Lake Tahoe’s prominent Squaw Valley Ski Resort, where large crowds come to hit the slopes each year. Take some time to explore the mountain village before heading back to Tahoe City. There, your guide will drop you at the Boatworks Mall, where you can purchase lunch at one of establishments overlooking the lake or peruse the shops.

After a 1.5-hour break, you’ll travel across the state border into Nevada, stopping at Sand Harbor for more incredible views. As you travel, your guide will provide fun and factual narration about the area and the sites that you pass. Your Lake Tahoe circle tour will conclude at its original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Squaw Valley Ski Area
Site of 1960 Olympics, beautiful valley
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lake Tahoe
This tour goes all the way around the jewel of the Sierra.
Duration: 7 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
South Lake Tahoe
This tour goes all the way around the jewel of the Sierra.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tahoe City Visitor Information Center
Guest will have 1 1/2 hour in Tahoe City - Boatworks Mall to have lunch at near by restaurants.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Logan Shoals Vista Trail
Final stop on this tour. Great views across the Lake from the East shore of Lake Tahoe
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Cave Rock
Driver through historic Cave Rock Tunnel
Stop At:  
Emerald Bay State Park
This is the highlight of this tour. We will stop at the inspiration point for photos
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 28 people per booking
  • It is recommended to bring comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a reusable water bottle
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Discover Lake Tahoe Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley.

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  • "A great day out if you want to find out a lot of local information about Tahoe and the surrounding area." See review

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star-5
Excellent
Vickie_R
, Aug 2021
The views around the lake were breathtaking. The tour has the perfect mix of stops and opportunities to take pictures. The guide, Nevada Smith was excellent!!! Great tour.
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star-4
Beautiful virws
Peggy_W
, Jul 2021
The views were outstanding. The driver was very talented at going over the mountain roads and through traffic. I think he was a bit long winded, right?
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star-5
Awesome experience
Jacque_O
, Jul 2021
Awesome trip. Fantastic driver, very informative. Would recommend this to everyone. Loved hearing all about the history of the area in other towns.
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star-3
A little disappointed
Mark_T
, Jun 2021
Probably the dam area. Very interesting. Squaw valley was disappointing. Big Olympic fan. Was expecting more to be left from the games. Maybe highlighting that as a stop was a little misleading.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Squaw Valley has evolved for sure, but a lot of customers still feel it's a great stop therefore we promote and visit it.
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star-4
Ride tour of Lake Tahoe
Larry_S
, Jun 2021
We enjoyed this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us some ideas on what we should see during our visit. I wish we could have made a few more stops where we could have gotten out and looked around but I realize that parking is almost impossible everywhere. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is a first time visitor who needs some tips on how to navigate the area. I would suggest that the driver keep a cooler with water to sell on very hot days.
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star-4
Great Tour
sfk129
, Jun 2021
The views were stunning and it was great to see the entire lake in one day. The driver, Nevada Smith, was delightful and had an amazing knowledge of the area.
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star-5
Highly recommended
John_B
, May 2021
Driver's knowledge was impressive and he made the experience very enjoyable with his running dialogue.
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star-5
Great!!!
Kim260
, May 2021
We had a great time the driver made the trip, his knowledge and humor added a great deal, to the beautiful scenery.
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star-5
Awesome
MICHAEL_P
, Apr 2021
Our tour guide (Chris?) was amazing! He never stopped talking, in a good way.. he explained everything we saw and went to. He new so much about the lake! Great tour!
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star-5
Comfortable Bus Tour
Claire_S
, Oct 2020
Nevada Smith was engaging. He communicated excellently and remembered our names. We enjoyed an absolutely beautiful day riding around Lake Tahoe. Hint: when choosing your seat, sit on the right side - our tour went in the clock-wise direction. We were all 40+ You know your family; Not sure teens and children would engage and be happy riding from 8am - ~3pm. Lunch is on your own and two hours.
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