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Private Tour: Lake Tahoe Sleigh Ride

California, United States
  • Varies
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Instead of horseback riding at Lake Tahoe, enjoy a similar experience in the winter months with a cozy sleigh ride. A sturdy horse pulls you across the snow, taking you along parts of the old Pony Express on a private antique European sleigh. As you go, a knowledgeable driver-guide points out landmarks and tells you about the history of the Lake Tahoe. 
  • Guided sleigh ride through majestic Lake Tahoe
  • Unique tour on old fashioned European sleigh
  • Free souvenir at historic Friday's station

What's Included

  • Free Souvenir
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Sleigh Rides depart from Hwy 50, Lake Tahoe

Departure Time

  • Rides depart frequently between 10:00am and sunset

What To Expect

Your private Lake Tahoe sleigh ride starts on the Nevada side of the state line, just across the border from California. Hop aboard your handmade sleigh, which varies in size depending on the number of people in your party; sleighs range from 2- to 20-seaters.  

Pile on the provided blankets and snuggle up with your friends or loved one for your 1-hour horse-drawn ride across the snowy terrain of southern Lake Tahoe. Your private driver-guide will tell you stories about Tahoe’s history and landmarks while you soak up the winter wonderland scenery. Feel free to sing holiday carols, if the mood strikes you, or just listen to the sound of the horse’s hooves on the ground.

You’ll travel along parts of the Pony Express trail and stop by Friday’s Station, a National Historic Landmark that was once a Pony Express inn.

Note: All rides are subject to change in the case of extreme weather conditions.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Sleigh Rides are weather dependent
Operated by Borges Sleigh and Carriage Rides

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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I bought this tour for my daughter and...
Teresa S, Dec 2015
I bought this tour for my daughter and her boyfriend. While they said the tour was very pretty, they said it wasn't worth 50 per person for what you got.
Definitely a five star! Our host was...
Priscilla A, Dec 2014
Definitely a five star! Our host was Veronica, such a sweet knowledgeable young lady! She gave us many tips we did not know about. She suggested Lew Marnell's Steakhouse Excellent place to dine! Service was great!
I took my husband for his birthday. We...
Rosalind T, Dec 2013
I took my husband for his birthday. We had a wonderful time. The drivers were very knowledgable. Great scenery.
Ride was only about half and hour and...
Rick J, Feb 2013
Ride was only about half and hour and the cute, private sleigh I thought we'd be in turned out to be a huge buck board instead. Driver talked through most of the ride so not very romantic. All in all a bummer, not worth the time or money.
it was fun children liked it but it was...
patricia s, Jan 2013
it was fun children liked it but it was only walking around in a circle glad we did it but would not do it again
This was quite boring. I was under the...
Mandy M, Jan 2011
This was quite boring. I was under the impression we would be going past the lake or further away, but the sleigh ride was only in a large backyard so to speak. Also sometimes we just stopped for a few minutes and no christmas music was played. Wouldn't recommend.
A very good time, price, people, and...
Carol W, Jan 2010
A very good time, price, people, and operations were all top draw!
I planned to go on this sleigh ride...
Claire B, Jan 2009
I planned to go on this sleigh ride with my boyfriend who was not very excited about it. I eventually dragged him on the ride and to his surprise he had a good time. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Lake Tahoe, the views were scenic and our horse was great to take pictures with. The only thing that would have made it better is if it was a private sleigh ride.
The sleigh ride was wonderful! I highly...
Betty C, Jan 2008
The sleigh ride was wonderful! I highly recommend this to all ages.
Perfect is the word to describe the...
Jeffrey C, Jan 2007
Perfect is the word to describe the sleigh ride experience. They don't just take you around the field - a lot goes into making it a very memorable jaunt.

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Product code: 3597SLEIGH