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Lake Tahoe: Half-Day Photographic Scenic Tour

1. Lake Tahoe: Half-Day Photographic Scenic Tour

Visit some of Lake Tahoe's most famous locations, showcasing the best of its South and West Shores. Your journey begins at a beautiful secluded beach. Shadowed by Mt. Tallac, you will learn how the famous Snowcross forecasts the forthcoming winter conditions. The area is especially famous as a wonderful wildlife sanctuary, home to numerous species of birds. Look out for bears, especially in October, as you listen to the peaceful birdsong. In late spring and summer, wildflowers carpet the meadows of Taylor Creek. In October you will see the Kokanee Salmon run - when around 80,000 salmon start their journey to spawn. Pause at some local stores for snacks and beverages before moving on to Emerald Bay. One of the most photographed locations in North America, beautiful waterfalls await as you explore the glacier. The carved masterpiece can be seen from various perspectives. The tour offers myriad photo opportunities throughout. As the tour guides show you how to take optimal photographs, they will also capture magical shots to process and later deliver to you.

Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley: Full-Day Narrated Bus Tour

2. Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley: Full-Day Narrated Bus Tour

Take an enjoyable Lake Tahoe excursion that circles the lake and makes a detour to Squaw Valley, the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. On this narrated bus tour, you’ll marvel at the natural beauty of the region while you learn more about the area and leave the driving to your guides. Start with pickup from selected South Lake Tahoe hotels. You travel clock-wise around the lake and make your first stop at Emerald Bay. Emerald Bay is one of the area’s most photographed sites. Its vista point offers spectacular views of the bay and Fanette Island. You’ll then continue traveling along the lake’s western shore, and make your next stop at the Truckee River Dam, which presents another great opportunity for photos. You then make a detour to visit Squaw Valley, which is located 8 miles north of Lake Tahoe. This lovely and historic valley hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics. In Tahoe City, which marks the half-way point of our tour, you'll stop for lunch. You'll have a have plenty of eateries to choose from here, including sandwich shops, coffee shops, and lakeside restaurants. After lunch, your excursion continues along the lake’s northern and eastern shores, with a stop to enjoy the views and take photos at scenic Logan Shoals.

Virginia City: Self-Guided Haunted Walking Tour with an App

3. Virginia City: Self-Guided Haunted Walking Tour with an App

Walk around historic downtown Virginia City and discover its haunted history and the stories behind the sites. Go at your own pace and schedule. What are the advantages of this tour? Our app offers immersive location-aware walking tours that can be navigated by your smart phone. Go at your own pace, on your own schedule, and on your own terms. It's like a real-life tour guide. best deal in town. Professional narration, production, and music to bring the haunted history to life Walk at your own pace and hear the stories of what you see. Stop anytime. The tour never expires. Listen remotely after taking the in-person tour. On the tour you'll explore Virginia city and see: Delta Saloon Silver Queen B Street Pipers Opera House The old court house Washoe Club Tahoe House Sugar Loaf Hotel Fourth Ward Mackay Mansion On our tour you will see the most haunted sites, including the suicide table, Mark Twain’s old stomping grounds, the site of the lady in blue, the silver queen, Virginia’s favorite ghostly lady of the night, and many more. The tour is all outside and powered by our walking tour app technology. You can pause the tour anytime and go You’ll discover the city's history, learn its hidden secrets, and with a little luck, you might just see a ghost.

From Lake Tahoe: Yosemite National Park Full-Day Tour

4. From Lake Tahoe: Yosemite National Park Full-Day Tour

Enjoy traveling in a luxury 28-passenger mini bus to the High Sierra. You’ll leave South Lake Tahoe at 06:00 on the 3-hour drive to the main valley of Yosemite National Park. This breathtaking adventure provides an unforgettable opportunity to savor the vast array of stunning High Sierra features made famous by the likes of John Muir, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ansel Adams. The exclusive documentary tour includes a full-day of sightseeing in one of America’s favorite national parks, conducted by a Yosemite expert. The tour price includes transportation, the park admission fee, a delicious picnic lunch with an assortment of beverages, and a seasonal hike to the Bridalveil Fall or Yosemite Falls. Spend around 6 hours in the park, driving from one scenic location to the next. You can exit the bus to admire the scenery and take photos at each stop. When you reach the main valley at around noon, you’ll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. On the way back the mini-bus will stop at O'Nelly Deli so you can have a bite to eat and something to drink. You’ll arrive in South Lake Tahoe at around 20:00.

Virginia City Day Tour From Lake Tahoe

5. Virginia City Day Tour From Lake Tahoe

Enjoy a full-day bus tour to Virginia City from South Lake Tahoe and discover a historic town along the Pony Express Trail. A tour guide will share the history of the city, once a boomtown of the mining industry. Discover how pioneers explored and settled the area after the discovery of silver and gold. Upon arrival, you will go to the F Street Train Depot to ride on the historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad, a 7-mile round trip through Wild West country to Gold Hill and back. After the train ride, proceed to the main C Street and Delta Saloon, established in 1859, where you can enjoy the Old West atmosphere before exploring the tiny but historic town, dominated by the piercing spire of the St. Mary in the Mountains church. Other highlights include the Mark Twain Museum, western wear stores, gold and silver stores, and a chance to go into a real mine.

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What people are saying about Virginia City

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 155 reviews

Loved this tour! Get your nice clothes and makeup ready because it includes professional pictures! Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable of the area’s history. This tour was the highlight of our trip and great for first timers. We learned so much about the area.

Great views. Tour bus driver was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job with narration and mixing in some short videos on Yosemite. He put out a very nice breakfast and lunch as well. Many opportunities to get out and take pictures and a hike as well.

Great overall experience. Guide was super personable and courteous throughout the morning and even gave suggestions on what else she recommended while in Tahoe. Would recommend.

Our Guide was excellent very knowledgeable Awesome experience

VERY knowledgeable guide. Excellent info given during tour.