Experience the ultimate Lake Tahoe Day Trip from San Francisco with Lake Tahoe Adventures!

San Francisco – Lake Tahoe 1-Day Tour- San Francisco

Trip Description :

Explore the wonders of Lake Tahoe with our passionate local guides on a private, personalized tour in a luxury SUV or van. Get ready for a day filled with jaw-dropping landscapes and fantastic activities tailored just for you!

Lake Tahoe is a marvel, boasting turquoise bays, lush forests, magical waterfalls, and stunning views that will leave you in awe. Our tours offer photo stops at breathtaking locations, ensuring memories that last a lifetime.

In the summer and fall, we’ll show you both shores of Lake Tahoe, giving you the chance to swim, try water sports, or even take a helicopter tour! For the adventurous, extend your trip to include thrilling whitewater rafting on the Sierra American River.

Winter in Lake Tahoe isn’t just about skiing and snowboarding; there’s a world of indoor and outdoor activities waiting for you. We delve beyond the slopes, offering experiences that draw visitors from all corners of the globe.

Our 12-hour round-trip service from San Francisco ensures a day packed with adventure. With four hours to explore Lake Tahoe, you’ll witness stunning spots like Emerald Bay, Rubicon Bay, Meeks Bay, and more.

Not into sightseeing? No problem! Choose from a variety of activities, from skiing at top resorts like Heavenly and Palisades Tahoe to snowmobiling, tubing, or even a serene wine tasting experience. Feeling lucky? Hit the casinos or enjoy a romantic cruise on Lake Tahoe aboard the Tahoe Queen or MS Dixie II.

The options are endless, and the choice is yours to make the most of your Lake Tahoe adventure!

Trip Itinerary

Buckle up for your exclusive, one-of-a-kind adventure departing daily from vibrant San Francisco! We rev up at 7 am, hitting the road on Highway 80, bound for the stunning Lake Tahoe. But before that, let’s grab a hearty breakfast in a gold mining town—it’s a taste of the past in the midst of Gold Country vibes.

As we roll towards Lake Tahoe, get ready for a personalized tour around the sparkling lake. From the captivating Emerald Bay to the quaint Fanny Bridge, and from the lively Truckee River in Tahoe City to the glorious state parks and beaches, we’ve got Tahoe’s top spots on our hit list. Picture yourself awestruck at Cave Rock, soaking in the views from Logan Shoals Vista, and diving headfirst into the vibrant vibes of Heavenly Village or the spellbinding Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort. Oh, and get those cameras ready—tons of photo ops and mouthwatering dining spots are waiting for you!

Now, let’s talk summer! Lake Tahoe in this season is an adventure playground in a jaw-dropping setting. Dive into the crystal-clear waters for epic swims, paddleboarding, or kayaking adventures along the mesmerizing shoreline. Trek through lush trails like the Tahoe Rim Trail for panoramic mountain and lake views or hop on a mountain bike for thrilling rides through varied terrain. Picnics on the beaches.

After an epic day exploring Tahoe’s wonders, we head back to San Francisco. While our one-day trip is perfect for the time-crunched, trust us, the real Tahoe magic unfolds on our epic 2-day adventure! Skip the long drives and traffic snarls—go for our 2-day extravaganza! It’s an investment in unforgettable memories!

Tips and Tricks: Winter and spring mean layers, raincoats, snow gear, and stylish sunglasses! Be ready for possible weather and traffic delays. For tranquility, weekdays beat weekends and holidays hands down. Trust us, the peace and quiet are pure Tahoe bliss!

Lake Tahoe Tour Prices

This SUV tour is entirely private, and the pricing is per person.

For groups of 7 people or fewer, we recommend the SUV option unless you have excessive luggage.

Tour Prices: The Price is per person

Totally Private Tour
Price per person

Private tour By Luxury SUV

1 person $1,538
2 persons $769
3 persons 539
4 persons $409
5 persons $329
6 persons $269
7 persons $229

This VAN tour is totally private and not available for public or individual reservations. The price is per party and not per person.

Totally Private The price is per party.

Private 1-day Van Tour Tax, Yosemite entrance fees are included

Private tour By VAN

1 - 5 Guests $2,489
6 - 7 Guests $2,659
8 - 10 Guests $2,799
11 - 12 Guests $2,889
13 - 14 Guests $2,999

Yosemite Private Custom 1 Day Tour from San Francisco

Choose One

Private SUV Tour
Private VAN/Charter

Inclusions: All applicable taxes, pick-up, and drop-off services in downtown San Francisco, Fisherman’s wharf, Sacramento, or Lake Tahoe are encompassed. This worry-free day adventure offers a fully guided private tour available year-round, irrespective of the season. Enjoy a 1-day private guided tour in a luxury vehicle, inclusive of state parks, parking valets, and fees, as well as highway tolls, all included in your tour price.

Duration: This private day tour spans 12 hours door-to-door when departing from San Francisco and 6 hours when commencing and concluding within Lake Tahoe. However, when initiating and ending the tour in the East Bay, or Sacramento, the tour typically lasts approximately 9 to 10 hours door-to-door.

Exclusions: Meals, driver gratuity, summer and winter resort fees, beach or ki rental equipment, beach access fees, activities, and all optional features or excursions.

Notes & Recommendations: Kindly consider that the journey from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe generally takes around 4 hours each way, potentially longer, especially on weekends. We highly recommend avoiding weekend travel due to heavier traffic, particularly during the bustling summer and winter seasons. Opting for less travel time allows for a more immersive and adventurous exploration.

Terms, Refund, and Cancellation Policy:

  • Refund Criteria:

    • A refund of 91% of the total amount will be processed if the trip is canceled at least 16 business days before the scheduled tour. The remaining 9% covers transaction fees (4.5% per transaction) incurred by us. (Excluding weekends and holidays).

    • 50% refund is applicable for cancellations made at least 8 business days before the tour date. (Excluding weekends and holidays).

    • For cancellations made at least 6 business days before the scheduled tour, a 15% refund of the total amount will be provided. (Excluding weekends and holidays).

    • No refunds will be granted for cancellations made within 5 business days of the scheduled tour or for no-shows. (Excluding weekends and holidays).

    • Exceptions to Cancellation Policy: Peak Season Reservations For all bookings and tours scheduled during the peak season (from March to November and from December 15 to January 15) lasting more than one day, a written cancellation notice must be emailed at least 29 business days before the tour date. Please note that weekends and holidays are not counted as business days in the USA. Consequently, all sales are final and non-refundable for multi-day tours if canceled within 28 business days.

  • Reservation Confirmation:

    • Upon confirmation via email, a tour voucher will be issued, valid only for the specified date and names listed on the booking. Date transfers or changes aren’t permissible within 16 business days of the scheduled tour.

  • Refund Policy Clarification:

    • All refunds are subject to credit card and merchant fees imposed by credit card companies and banks or providers. These fees may range from 3.9% to 9.8% based on various factors like card type, issuer, country, and currency conversion.

  • Reservation Holds and Tour Changes:

    • We reserve booked dates exclusively for customers, declining other tours. Therefore, any date changes or last-minute cancellations inconvenience both our business and other customers.

  • General Terms:

    • We retain the right to collaborate with other tour operators or entities for tour fulfillment. Confirmation of tours is subject to availability, irrespective of approved payment transactions.

  • Declined Transactions:

    • Declined transactions don’t guarantee tour confirmation unless confirmed via email. Customers should contact us promptly for resolution, understanding that unconfirmed transactions lack reservation status.

  • Accessibility, Delays, and Substitutions:

    • Our vehicles don’t accommodate wheelchairs, and slow tour paces (with kids, seniors, or wheelchairs) may incur additional charges for extended tour hours.

    • We cannot guarantee timely arrivals or departures due to external factors such as accidents, weather, and road conditions. We aim to fulfill tour itineraries as closely as possible.

  • Other Considerations:

    • No pets or smoking is permitted in our vehicles. Cold weather gear and comfortable shoes are advised. Closure of parks or attractions due to adverse conditions or unforeseen circumstances doesn’t warrant refunds.

  • Guided Tours, Travel Agents, and Gratuity:

    • Tours in foreign languages may involve added fees. Travel agents assume liability for gratuity and additional charges.

    • Gratuity ranging from 15% to 20% is customary, not commissionable, and recommended in the US.

Conclusion: Thank you for considering Lake Tahoe Adventures. We anticipate serving you and extending your vacation experiences. Should further assistance be required, please feel free to contact us.

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  • 5-star tour guides bringing the fun and excellent customer service

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  • Cruise in luxury 4WD SUVs and top-of-the-line vehicles—traveling in style!

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  • Need an expert photographer or a hiking tour leader? We’ve got you covered!

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  • Enjoy complimentary services and all-inclusive tour packages

  • Forget extra charges—all applicable taxes and entrance fees are already included

  • Join us for an adventure you won’t forget!

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