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
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.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Lovely scenic tour
, Aug 2019
I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Lake Tahoe. The tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly. The coach was very comfortable. There were several stops for photographs and to stretch legs. A great day out if you want to find out a lot of local information about Tahoe and the surrounding area.
Just wanted to say thank you for an excellent tour and tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and showed us all the key points of Lake Tahoe. We had an awesome experience and would definitely do it again.
Our bus tour around the Lake Tahoe was organized perfectly! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, very professional and friendly.
Everyone on the bus got personal attention from our tour guide.
It was beautiful trip, very comfortable. We learned a lot of new things about the lake, about its flora and fauna, about the people living there.
It was fun! It was pleasure!
Thank you Mr. Nevada Smith 😄👍✨!
I enjoy touring areas where I vacation so I know the history. We had a great guide who has been doing this for a long time so was able to point out some very interesting points on the tour. I would definitely recommend this tour.
We appreciated our knowledgeable guide so we could understand what we were seeing on this delightful and scenic tour. Better roadside restrooms would have been appreciated. We took the suggestion about where to eat lunch, but heard some folks had found a place down by the lake. We had only been on the south shore of Tahoe, so we appreciated seeing the rest of it!