Lake Tahoe

Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley

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Lake Tahoe Circle Tour Including Squaw Valley
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From USD 80.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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 the legendary 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

What's Included

  • Transport by air-conditioned shuttle bus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Driver/guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 am

Pickup details

Marriott Resorts Bus stop on Hwy 50 8:00am Hard Rock Casino - lobby / valet parking 8:05am The Hilton Vacation Club on Ski Run Blvd. 8:10am

What To Expect

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.

Palisades Tahoe

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lake Tahoe

7 hours Admission Ticket Free

South Lake Tahoe

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tahoe City Visitor Information Center

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Logan Shoals Vista Trail

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Cave Rock (Pass By)

Emerald Bay State Park

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 10 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travellers

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

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


97 reviews
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Wonderful trip
Tom_W, Aug 2023
Very informative. Showed great views of Lake Tahoe and other points of interest such as Squaw Valley.
Great overview of Lake Tahoe
Elaine_Y, Aug 2023
We enjoyed the trip by van around Lake Tahoe and thought our driver/guide did a good job providing information on history, the lake, trees, wildlife, etc. Appropriate number of stops and timing was good. Enjoyed the longer stop for lunch and shopping.
Lake Tahoe vacation
Griselda_B, Aug 2023
Our tour guide. He is wonderful very knowledgeable of the lakes history and people living there. Loved the clear blue water. The friendliness of the people. Beautiful weather and a beautiful place to visit.
Disappointing Tahoe Tour
April_F, July 2023
The driver was very nice and had lots of tidbits of information to share, but for the cost of this tour I was extremely underwhelmed. I could have driven myself and seen the same sights at the same stops. We didn’t even stop at the last two! Too expensive for the experience, unfortunately.
Wonderful Day Trip
glenn_d, June 2023
Our driver Nevada Smith could not have been better! Non-stop banter about everything Tahoe related, celebrities living in the area, etc. A wonderful day spent driving around a beautiful lake! Good break at Tahoe City for lunch.
Excellent tour of Lake Tahoe
Beverly_H, May 2023
Excellent guide / bus driver!! Very inclusive tour Highly recommend great day. Lunch at Rosie’s very good Thanks
Natural Beauty
Ronald_R, May 2023
Seeing the full beauty of Lake Tahoe. You don’t appreciate it until you experience it. Chris was very knowledgeable and full of great history about Lake Tahoe. Definitely a must do experience when visiting. Keep it up!
Excellent worth the money
Deborah_S, May 2023
The driver was very friendly and knowledgeable. We learned a lot looking forward to seeing him again when we go to Virginia city tomorrow
Great day!!
Louis_W, May 2023
The whole trip around the lake was great and the tour guide/driver was was very knowledgeable and informative and added a lot to tour.
Stunning views of Lake Tahoe
Dara_K, Oct 2022
Enjoyed the history sharing by driver along with tour. He knows his stuff! Thanks for an enjoyable and very informative experience!
Good around the lake tour
Phillip_D, Oct 2022
I enjoyed the stops at Emerald Bay, the Trukee River Dam, and Tahoe City the best. Our travel guide shared lots of interesting facts about the area, including famous people who had lived there in the past and many wealthy Tech icons now. Lunch at Rosie’s in Tahoe City was great. Appreciated the frequent bathroom opportunities available along the trip.
Driver/narrator was very...
Kenneth_R, Sept 2022
Driver/narrator was very knowledgeable of the Lake Tahoe area. It made the tour more enjoyable. He did a good job.
Beautiful tour. Excellent...
Valerie_L, Sept 2022
Beautiful tour. Excellent guide. Two hour stop for lunch was too long. Disappointed in the little town we stopped at.
Awesome tour!!
Christine_W, Sept 2022
The tour was so much fun & very informative!! Our guide was awesome! We learned so much about the lake, it’s residents, etc. We highly recommend it!!
Good tour
Debbie_M, Aug 2022
The scenery and learning about the history of the area. Driver was very knowledgeable and interacted with the group!!!
Interesting and enjoyable tour
David_W, Aug 2022
Great guide. Learned a lot about the Lake Tahoe greater area. Very relaxing and enjoyable. Our daughter was not able to make the tour. We called a couple of days before the tour and we were told the the cost for her ticket would de refunded. However, I looked on our credit card bill this morning and a refund has not showed up. Please make the refund as promised. Great tour.
Tahoe charm and beauty
Linda_R, Aug 2022
Our guide was knowledgeable and provided many historical tidbits of Tahoe information. I appreciated the many things I learned even though I’ve visited many times. Definitely worth it!
Great tour
Maria_P, Aug 2022
The tour was great. We got to go all around the lake. Our guide was very knowledgeable, patient, and friendly.
Outstanding! Nevada Smith was awesome!
RAJ_N, June 2022
He has great knowledge and was very resourceful and informative. Overall great value and coverage for the money
Totally worth it!
Leticia_A, June 2022
We were picked up very promptly by our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable of Lake Tahoe and it's surrounding area. The views were spectacular. Definitely worth it. Take the tour as soon as you arrive at Tahoe and take notes of your favorite places to return. Highly recommend this tour.

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