Day trip

Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley: Full-Day Narrated Bus Tour

4.9 / 5

22 reviews

Activity provider: Discover Lake Tahoe Tours
Day trip

Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley: Full-Day Narrated Bus Tour

Activity provider: Discover Lake Tahoe Tours

From US$ 80 per person

Join a narrated bus tour that circles Lake Tahoe and takes in Squaw Valley as well. Start and end in South Lake Tahoe, making numerous photo stops and a lunch stop in Tahoe City.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotel pick-up is available from the following areas: This tour departs from the following destinations: Marriott Resorts - bus stop on Hwy 50 in front of Marriott Resorts next to retail store Patagonia at 8:00 AM, The Hard Rock hotel and casino - main lobby / valet parking area at 8:05 AM, The Hilton- Bus stop on Ski Run Blvd. in front of the Hilton at 8:10 AM
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy a tour from South Lake Tahoe around the entire lake
  • Take photos at Emerald Bay, Truckee River Dam, Squaw Valley and Inspiration Point
  • Have lunch in Tahoe City
Full description

Take an enjoyable Lake Tahoe excursion that circles the lake and makes a detour to Squaw Valley, the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. On this narrated bus tour, you’ll marvel at the natural beauty of the region while you learn more about the area and leave the driving to your guides. Start with pickup from selected South Lake Tahoe hotels. You travel clock-wise around the lake and make your first stop at Emerald Bay. Emerald Bay is one of the area’s most photographed sites. Its vista point offers spectacular views of the bay and Fanette Island. You’ll then continue traveling along the lake’s western shore, and make your next stop at the Truckee River Dam, which presents another great opportunity for photos. You then make a detour to visit Squaw Valley, which is located 8 miles north of Lake Tahoe. This lovely and historic valley hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics. In Tahoe City, which marks the half-way point of our tour, you'll stop for lunch. You'll have a have plenty of eateries to choose from here, including sandwich shops, coffee shops, and lakeside restaurants. After lunch, your excursion continues along the lake’s northern and eastern shores, with a stop to enjoy the views and take photos at scenic Logan Shoals.

  • Narrated tour of Lake Tahoe
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

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4.9 /5

based on 22 reviews

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VERY knowledgeable guide. Excellent info given during tour.

October 20, 2022

October 7, 2022

Our party of 5 enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. The tour guide/ driver was well informed with lots of tidbits about celebrities, nature, and facts. Some of us are pretty slow and have difficulty walking but there was plenty of time at each stop.

October 6, 2022

Product ID: 22359