2-Day Ultimate Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay Adventure Tour from San Francisco

  • Tour code: 139-6069
  • Available: Fri, Sat
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA; Sacramento, CA; El Cerrito, CA
  • Duration: 2 Days 1 Night
From USD$303

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Highlights:

Visit Lake Tahoe (Emerald Bay State Park). This 2-day trip to Lake Tahoe can be a wonderland with family and friends.

Special Remarks:

  • Free Wifi on bus and van
  • Water sports, biking, hiking and more during summer time
  • Experience historic Sierra Nevada gold country
  • Pickup at convenient San Francisco, East Bay and Sacramento hotels
  • South Lake Tahoe ski resorts during winter time

Pricing Details

Single: $397
Double (/Person): $303
Third Person Adult: N/A
Child : N/A
Fourth Person Adult: N/A
Child : N/A

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Child fare only applies to children under 11 years old
  • Please note that under California laws, children under 8 years old must have car seats protection. Customers need to bring car seats by themselves. If not, tour operator will not allow children on bus.
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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Lake Tahoe(161 miles)
  • Day 2 Lake Tahoe - Sacramento - San Francisco(161 miles)
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Day 1 Lake Tahoe(161 miles)

Keep in mind that many of the activities are seasonal, so plan accordingly.
Summer and Fall. Enjoy outdoor fun from early morning to late evening. Take an Emerald Bay cruise on the M.S. Dixie; soak up the sun at Baldwin Beach; helicopter over of Emerald Bay, fit in 18 holes at Edgewood, hike D.L. Bliss State Park and check out the Balancing Rock; explore Vikingsholm castle; dive into the lake on a kayak, paddle board, jet ski or parasail; mountain bike along the Truckee River; or glide over mountain tops on the Heavenly gondola.

Winter and Spring. From November to early April, snow sports are the main Lake Tahoe attraction. Heavenly Mountain Resort is the activity center for South Lake Tahoe. There are also options for Nordic skiing and other snow sports. Save some energy to enjoy the nightlife which includes shows, fine dining, and gaming at Harvey's, Harrah's, Lakeside Casino, Dottie's or Hard Rock.

To Lake Tahoe (Friday or Saturday)
6:15 - 6:30 AM Pick up at Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square.   
7:20 - 7:30 AM Pick up at East Bay(El Cerrito del Norte).  
7:30 - 9:00 AM Across Sacramento River Delta, Pick up at Rancho Cordova  
9:00 - 9:30 AM Pick up at Sacramento  
9:30 - 11:30 PM Cross the El Dorado National Forest on our way to picture-perfect South Lake Tahoe.  
11:30 - 12:00 PM Arrive and drop off at the Lakeside Inn (a few blocks from South Lake Tahoe). If you are planning afternoon skiing, drop your luggage and make the short walk to the Gondola for Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort.  
1:15 - 4:30 PM (Summer Only) Make an excursion to the authentic "Old West" mining town of Virginia City.  

The scenic Lake Tahoe nestled in the crook of California is the largest alpine lake in North America. In addition to being a wonderful place to swim, fish, and boat, Lake Tahoe features winter activities like skiing and snowboarding.

  • Always Visit
    This state park lies along the shores of Lake Tahoe in California, preserving the bay of the same name, which contains Lake Tahoe's only island, Fannette Island. It covers a total of 1,533 acres.
  • Always Visit
    Balancing Rock is not going to be there forever. You can see it has a "waist" between its top and bottom, and natural erosion is slowly but surely putting that waist on a diet. Some day, it will lose its balance, and tumble to the depths below. But you'll have that cool photo showing that you "held the thing up" when it needed you most!
  • Always Visit
    Baldwin Beach stretches for a half mile, with breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada mountains soaring in the distance. Unlike other Tahoe beaches, it great for swimming. There's also a nice paved trail that runs through the forest nearby; it's great for walking, running, or biking.
  • Always Visit
    It's a skier's paradise - topping off at over 10,000 feet of elevation and boasting the biggest snow-making system in the West, but it's also an amazing year-round place to find the perfect adventure for you
  • Always Visit
    The Truckee River supplies essential water to the cities of Reno and Sparks and there's amazing fly fishing to be had (native Lahontan Cutthroat Trout swim alongside brown and rainbow trout). And there's fun whitewater rafting, which is actually tame enough for the whole family.
  • Always Visit
    It's a magnificent 38-room stone castle. You'll learn how workers used local timber for the building's ornate carvings. You'll see the locally-quarried stone which forms the building's impressive walls, towers, and turret. Check out the amazing sod roofs-with living grass and flowers!
Standard Hotel: Lakeside Inn

Day 2 Lake Tahoe - Sacramento - San Francisco(161 miles)

Today, we will continue to explore Lake Tahoe before heading to Sacramento, where we will get dinner, then continue to San Francisco.

The scenic Lake Tahoe nestled in the crook of California is the largest alpine lake in North America. In addition to being a wonderful place to swim, fish, and boat, Lake Tahoe features winter activities like skiing and snowboarding.

*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

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Booking changes
A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. Please be noted that we do not allow departure change 48 hours before departure.

Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to TakeTours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .

Tour Departure: This tour has 100% guaranteed departure; if the tour is cancelled there will be refund of 120%. Restrictions apply; due to weather conditions, State Emergencies, Airport Closures or anything beyond the control of the tour operator the 120% refund will NOT apply.

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NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

Itinerary Variations
We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.

Tour Cancellation:
We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, TakeTours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.

We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.