Lake Tahoe

Ultimate Lake Tahoe Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

South Lake Tahoe, United States

From $14.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 to 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Get to know Lake Tahoe while keeping your eyes on the road and the magnificent scenery with a self-guided audio tour designed for listening in your own car. Many of Tahoe's natural and historic treasures are tucked away, but this downloadable smartphone app will take you to must-see locations and hidden gems. Start and stop the tour whenever you like, and explore Tahoe at your own pace.
  • Fun and flexible way to make the most of your time in Lake Tahoe
  • Learn Tahoe trivia and history as you drive to different landmarks
  • Low price for the budget-friendly app is per car
  • App never expires and can be launched and paused any time

What's Included

  • App on your phone: A link to download the Tour Guide App by Action and Password for your tours.
  • Flexible schedule: Use any day, any time. Travel over multiple days or on next trip. Never expires.
  • Good value: Buy just one per car. Don’t pay for each person. Save money compared to a bus tour.
  • Easy to use: Stories play automatically by GPS. Hands-free. Get HELP all day: Call, Chat, or Email.
  • Private tour in your/rental car: No group. Take breaks for photos/ snacks/hikes. Go at your own pace
  • Offline use: No cell signal or wifi required. Offline GPS Map & route. Stop-to-stop direction.
  • Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated, videos, text, hidden gems.
  • Transportation, parking fee, food/drinks
  • National Park/attraction Passes, entry tickets, or reservation

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

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Opening hours

  • 3/18/2020 - 4/13/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • How it works: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a text/email with instructions. Download the Action Tour Guide app (while in good wifi/signal) and use your unique password to access your tours. To begin touring, go to the Starting Point and launch the Action tour guide app. The audio starts automatically. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience. Please note that no one will meet you at the starting point.
  • Good value: Purchase only one tour for the entire vehicle instead of taking the bus and paying for each person. You will see a significant saving. Connect your phone to car speakers by a wire or bluetooth. Enjoy the tour by listening together as you drive.
  • Flexible Schedule: Once the app/tour is on your phone, you can use it any day and at any time. You can use it over multiple days. And, also use it on your next trip here. This tour never expires.
  • Preview the tour: You can use it before the trip at home (highly recommended), use it during the trip, and use it after you come back.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Don't miss a thing: You will get everything with the Action Tour Guide app - a complete itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated audio stories, story script, images, videos, deep dives, hidden gems, exciting locations, recommendations for hikes, adventure, activities, treks, and stop-by-stop direction.
  • Private tour: You can use it in your car or rental car. No worries about groups or crowds. Start the tour app on your phone. And it will direct you step by step. You can stop for as many breaks as you like. Take a break for Instagram photos, and take a break for lunch/snacks. Go on a hike. The tour will wait for you and start when you start again. You can even do the tour over multiple days. Go at your own pace.
  • Easy to use: The stories play themselves as soon as the GPS is activated. It requires no use of your hands at all. You can get HELP by calling, chatting, or emailing any time of the day.
  • Offline: There is no need for a cell signal or Wi-Fi while touring. App’s GPS map works offline.
  • Expiration/go again: The tour will last for the rest of your life on your phone. It is available for use on any day of your next trip.
  • Use pictures for a photo book: Create a photo book using clean (no crowd) app images of each spot to make a memorable trip. All the photos and the correct sequence is ready in the app for you to use.
  • Social media: Share clean (no crowd) images with friends/family.
  • Devices supported include iPhones with iOS 13 & above, Android phones with version 9 & above and all cellular-enabled tablets & iPads.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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Traveler Tips


This was much better(and less expensive) than a personally guided tour because we could do it at our own pace and stop whenever we wanted for as long as we wanted.
You sometimes need to watch the map for the numbers as occasionally it didn't play and we went to list and played manually.
Reviews
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Great value for a beautiful drive around lake
Terry_S, Feb 2023
Taking a day off from skiing. Found this App! Great 72 mile drive around lake with commentary on history and descriptions
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you so much for your feedback, Terry! I’m delighted that my tour of Lake Tahoe added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit. I'm so glad that you found us.
Do Not Purchase!
Aaron_V, Dec 2022
When the software kept directing us to points 3, 4, and 5 over and over again. We gave up and went to eat.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Very unfortunate! I really wish you had called us. I offer chat, email, and phone support (5 to 5). I also have a comprehensive HELP page. I'm not sure what problem you were having. I will gladly exchange your tour for one of my other 100 tours in the United States. Please notify me. Also, as a reminder, the tour you purchased is valid for a lifetime. As a result, you can listen to it at home or during your next visit.
Great time with this...
FrancescaAiello, Nov 2022
Great time with this tour! Was easy to follow and had great information! Definitely worth the money!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you so much for your feedback, France! I’m delighted that my tour of Lake Tahoe added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, just to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Fun facts and is to...
William_C, Nov 2022
Fun facts and is to follow driving instructions. Really nice to be able to go at our own pace. Great tour.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you so much for your feedback, William! That flexibility to move at your own pace is one of the best features of our self-guided tour. I’m delighted that my tour of Lake Tahoe added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Not worth the money
Pam_G, Oct 2022
The map would not match up with the tour well. Very confusing. Thanks No more to report. Xxxxcxxcxcccxxxxxxxxxxxcxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcxcxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
A Most Enjoyable Tour
Mike_E, Oct 2022
The history of Lake Tahoe was most interesting. We especially liked the stories about the island and lake monsters.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you so much for your feedback, Mike! Lake Tahoe offers a lot to its visitors, and we try our best to provide it all. I’m thrilled that my tour of Lake Tahoe added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. Please let me know if there is anything to improve in our tour to get that extra star. In addition, I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Terrible!
Susan_K, Oct 2022
Never was able to upload tour. Bought self-driving tour from GyPSy instead. Easy load...no problem with GyPSy. Your tour was a waste time & money!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Sorry for the inconvenience, which is why I suggest that all customers download the app and tour before visiting. I would gladly exchange the tour for any 100 tours I provide in the United States. Please inform me. This experience is also yours for the rest of your life.
Informative
Saul_W, Oct 2022
It was a great learning experience. We could tell that a great deal of work went into creating the tour.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you so much for your feedback, Saul! I’m thrilled that my tour of Lake Tahoe added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to improve the tour and earn that extra star! I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, just to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Unused
Regis_I, Oct 2022
Was not able to download the turn by turn app. Was already in the meet point but for some reason the turn by turn app did not download.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
I found and resolved the issue. I would gladly exchange the tour for one of the 100 other tours I provide in the United States. Please notify me. This trip is also yours for life. So you may use it for photos or on your next visit here.
A journey of a solo traveler.
Andy_S, Oct 2022
Started with the app a bit needed some learning. But when I know it how it works then I had a great time of my life. Love it. Its automatic like and the voice is familiar to me.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you so much for your feedback, Andy! That flexibility is one of the best features of our self-guided tour. I'm thrilled that my tour of Ultimate Lake Tahoe added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, just to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Great tour through beautiful scenery.
Jon_H, Sep 2022
Beautiful scenery and informative commentary throughout our tour. We saw sights that we wouldn’t have visited on our own.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thanks so much for your feedback Jon! Lake Tahoe offers a lot to its visitors, and we do our best to provide it all. I'm thrilled that my tour of Lake Tahoe added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, just to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Great Intro to Tahoe
Callisa_C, Sep 2022
Tour was easy to follow, but app started freezing around site 10. The app finally opened and started working again after site 15. Great tips and facts along the way. Some of the facts repeated along the tour, but otherwise great introduction to Tahoe for a first timer.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thanks so much for your feedback Callisa! I’m sorry for the experience. I’ll look into those oddities and fix them for future travelers. I'm thrilled that my tour of Lake Tahoe added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other scenic drives as well as parks, cities, and historic sites all over the country — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, just to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Terrible do not purchase
John_B, Aug 2022
The app is terrible…. Wasted $10 and Viator does not stand by it. They pass you on to someone else to file a complaint.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
I, Action Tour Guide, am the operator behind this tour. I wish you had called us. I have a chat, email, and phone (5 to 5) support. I also have an extensive HELP page. I am not sure about the exact problem you ran into. I will happily exchange your tour with one of my other 100 tours in the US. Please let me know. Also, just to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Worked as Advertised
Yvonne_F, Aug 2022
We have been to Tahoe for many years. This tour introduces facts we were not familiar with. It would have been nice to have the phone in a car with Apple Play to make it easier for those in back seat to hear
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks so much Yvonne! Lake Tahoe offers a lot to its visitors, and we do our best to provide it all. I'm thrilled that my tour of Lake Tahoe added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. In addition, I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks and scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, just to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
A ‘Must-do’ when visiting Lake Tahoe!
Melinda_M, Aug 2022
Exceptionally beautiful scenery, interesting commentary. The app is easy to use. Very recommended as part of your stay in Tahoe. Gives you a real feel for the whole lake. You can take many stops along the way. Would recommend putting aside a whole day if you’d like to make all the stops and have meals along the way.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks so much Melinda! Lake Tahoe is a truly beautiful place with a lot to offer visitors. We try our best to provide it all. I'm thrilled that my tour added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. In addition, I have 100 other tours in the USA. Please check them out on your next vacation. Also, just to remind you that the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit also.
Nice way to spend the afternoon
Abigail_A, Jul 2022
Great way to spend a couple hours while in Tahoe. My dog and I did the tour and she seemed to enjoy it as much as I did lol
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hahahaha I’m thrilled your dog loved it too! That’s the best kind of review :) Please let me know if there is anything I can do to improve the tour and earn it that extra star!
Great experience
Ivana_O, Jul 2022
The tour played through the car audio and it was great. The kids enjoyed the stories in between the stops, and made me stop at the places I would not have picked if it was up to me (I would miss out for sure).
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thanks so much Ivana! I’m so happy to hear that the kids loved the stories and stops so much. I also have self-guided tours all over the country — hope you get the chance to try them out!
Beginning confusing but ultimately enjoyed
Teresa_S, Jul 2022
Enjoyed the narration with history. Unfortunately iPhone plugged in didn’t show map on screen. Could only see it on the phone. Nice that narrative would continue where left off if you stopped somewhere. Confusing at beginning because didn’t say it was talking about something several miles down the road. Later on it would say “up ahead “, which was helpful. Glad we did this.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks Teresa! I'm thrilled you had a great time on my Lake Tahoe Tour and that you enjoyed it. I hope you'll consider my other audio tours for future travels.
Don't drive Lake Tahoe without this app!
Melissa_S, Jun 2022
This was a great value and enhanced our visit tremendously. The narrator is triggered by your GPS location so you always know what you are viewing, a bit of history and fun facts and your options to get a closer look. I downloaded the entire app before our trip to make it available offline, even with no cell service. It worked perfectly. I highly recommend this audio tour!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
That’s the kind of headline I love! So great to hear. Hope you enjoy some of my other tours too!
Do this with people you like...
Stephen_F, Jun 2022
Great way to spend some time with family in the car. Enjoyed the stories. Maybe it was me, but at some points of the tour, it was difficult to stop and look at what he was talking about.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Wonderful! I'm delighted that my tour added so much to your family's Lake Tahoe visit. One of the most amazing features of our self-guided tour is its flexibility. Our tour allows you to stop, take a rest, and enjoy the scenery before continuing your journey. I wish you had taken advantage of this opportunity instead for a better experience. Anyways, I also have self-guided tours all over the country for your next family trip — I hope you have a chance to try them out!
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