Discover the wonderlands of the Sierra Nevada and marvel at Lake Tahoe Premier Sights

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


Experience a scenic drive and a guided tour around Lake Tahoe with a passionate local tour guide in a luxury SUV, or luxury van, for an intimate small group custom tour. Enjoy a private tour with personalized attention, that is both educational and fun. You will be treated to a first-class door-to-door tailored touring experience, and you will enjoy a customized tour itinerary that will take you to the premier wonders and attractions of Tahoe locations.
Lake Tahoe will amaze you with its natural wonders, splendid bays and beaches with turquoise water, forest of Douglas firs, cedar and pine trees, magical waterfalls, alpine lake sand spectacular views. You will enjoy breathtaking photo stops and beautiful landscapes along the way.

During our Lake Tahoe tours in summer and the fall, visitors have the opportunity for sightseeing both shores of Lake Tahoe. Activities can include a stop along the shores, a swim in the lake, water sports adventures, take an optional helicopter tour over Lake Tahoe Basin or any other outdoor activities you may choose. You may also expand your horizons and sign up for a 2-day adventure and enjoy a thrilling whitewater river rafting adventure in the turbulent Sierra American river.
In winter, Lake Tahoe is not just a place to go skiing or snowboarding, there are hundreds of other indoor and outdoor activities and things to do in this wonderland called Lake Tahoe. Tahoe adventures look beyond the slopes, drawing visitors and travelers from all over the Word.
This one day trip from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe is a 12-hour round-trip door-to-door service. The trip requires 4 hours each way, or more, depending on traffic conditions, which leaves you 4-hours to enjoy sightseeing Lake Tahoe. There are many points of interests you will see along the way including the famous Emerald Bay and its photo stops, Rubicon Bay, Meeks Bay, Cave Rock, Crystal Bay, Zephyr Cove, South and North Shores views, marinas, state parks and much more.
If you decide to skip sightseeing Lake Tahoe, you may choose one of the following activities of your preference, including skiing and snowboarding at top ski resorts of Lake Tahoe such as Heavenly, North Star, Aline meadows or Squaw Valley Ski Resort. You may also take the Aerial Tram to High Camp at Squaw Valley or the gondola at Heavenly to the high country and enjoy breathtaking views. There you can play in the snow, take a snowmobile guided adventure, go tubing or sledding with your kids, family or friends, get a ski lesson package with ski lift tickets and ski rental equipment, go to snowshoe, go shopping at the many charming local boutique stores, or at one of the largest shopping outlets in Northern California. If shopping is not your preference you can enjoy a romantic getaway and best escapes for couples, go wine tasting, hit the slots or tables at the famous South Lake Tahoe Casinos or take a cruise ship tour on Lake Tahoe anytime of the year with the Tahoe Queen or MS Dixie II, and much more.

Travel itinerary:

This tour is completely private and not available for public reservations. We depart daily year-round from San Francisco Bay Area. We tailor the trip to your needs and preference.
In the morning, we leave San Francisco Bay Area around 7 am and head east towards Lake Tahoe on highway 80.We will drive to Sacramento, the capital of the state of California, and stop for breakfast in an authentic gold mining town in the heart of California Gold Country. From there, we will head to Lake Tahoe, either on highway 80 or 50, depending on traffic, weather and road conditions.
Once in Lake Tahoe, our private tour will take you around the lake to visit the best sights of Lake Tahoe including Emerald Bay or Meeks Bay, Fanny Bridge and the Truckee River in Tahoe City, Tahoe top state parks and beaches, Cave Rock, Logan Shoals Vista point, and visit Heavenly Village in SouthShore or Squaw Valley Ski Resort and village in the North Shore. You will enjoy unique photo stops, as well as the opportunity to try some of Tahoe’s top restaurants and do shopping.
In the afternoon, we will head back to San Francisco after touring Lake Tahoe’s top attractions. This Tahoe one-day trip is an opportunity for first time visitors who have only one day to spend in Tahoe or San Francisco Bay Area.However, we highly recommend the 2-day adventure trip, because you will spend about 10 hours in the vehicle on the one day tour, which leaves little time for the real and legendary Tahoe experience. This way, you don’t have to worry about a long 5-hour drive each way, getting stuck in traffic or in the snow.The 2-day experience is a must-do tour – it’s worth every penny you spend.


Tips and recommendations:
In winter, wear extra warm layers of clothing and a raincoat during winter and spring, carry snowshoes or at least hiking shoes and sunglasses. Allow plenty of time and expect delays because of traffic and weather conditions.
If you have a choice, avoid week-ends and holidays,which will ensure a more peaceful and less crowded, experience.

Lake Tahoe Tour Prices

For a party of 7 people or less, we recommend the SUV option unless you have too much luggage.
This SUV tour is totally private and the price is posted online is per person.

This SUV tour is totally private and the price is per person.

This custom tour by luxury SUV is private and the price is per person.

Tour Prices: The Price is per person

Totally Private Tour
Price per person

Totally Private Tour
Price per person

Private tour By Luxury SUV

1 person $1,198.00
2 persons $599.00
3 persons $399.00
4 persons $299.00
5 persons $249.00
6 persons $215.00
7 persons $185.00

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 3-day Van Tour. Tax, entrance fees & hotel accommodation included ***Hotel based on double occupancy

Private tour By VAN

1 - 5 Guests $1,859.00
6 - 7 Guests $2,029.00
8 - 10 Guests $2,289.00
11 - 12 Guests $2,369.00
13 - 14 Guests $2,559.00

Yosemite Private Custom 1 Day Tour from San Francisco

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Private SUV Tour
Private VAN/Charter

Included: All applicable tax, pick-up and drop-off in San Francisco, Napa, Sacramento or even in Tahoe. Enjoy a 3-day private guided tour in a luxury vehicle, state parks, parking valets, tolls, ski resorts’ parking fees are all included in your tour price, and hotel accommodation, if you choose our tour package with hotel. We include a three-star hotel based on availability. If you wish to upgrade and enjoy a more luxurious hotel or resort, we recommend that you book your own hotel accommodation as we do not work on commission.

Not included: The price does not include meals, ski rental equipment, ski resort lift tickets and resort fees, ski lessons, overtime, any andall attraction fees, optional activities or features or optional tours or excursions, and driver’s gratuity, (15% tip is customary in the US)

Our Terms, Refund and Cancellation Policy are as follows:

-91% of the total amount will be refunded to your credit card if you cancel your trip at least 15 business days prior to the scheduled tour (or the date of the tour or service). The remaining 9% covers the required transaction fees; that’s 4.5 % per each transaction (booking is one transaction and refunding is a second transaction for which we get charged as well). (weekends and holidays don’t count).
-50% of the total amount will be refunded if the tour is canceled at least 7 business days prior to the scheduled tour date or service. (weekends and holidays don’t count).
-15% of the total amount will be refunded if the tour is canceled at least 5 business days prior to the scheduled date of the tour (weekends and holidays don’t count).
-0% of the total amount will be refunded if the tour is canceled 4 business days, or less, prior to the day of the scheduled tour or service. This includes no-shows. (weekends and holidays don’t count)
– We will confirm your reservation by email, and we will send you a tour voucher or email confirmation. This tour is only valid for the specific date you reserved on our website, and only valid for the names listed on the booking. You can’t transfer the names or ask for a different date, as we have other tours to honor. You may not change the tour date within 15 days from the date of the scheduled tour you booked, and there will be no alternative days offered.
Please note that all refunds are subject to credit card and merchant’s fees imposed on us by credit cards companies and merchant banks or providers. The average amount of credit cards and merchant’s transactions fees may range between 3.9 % to 9.8% of the total amount of your purchase (transaction) based on the type of credit card you use when booking this tour, the credit card issuer, country and conversion fees we are subject per transaction. Many foreign countries apply additional origination and conversions fees.
Important: Please note that we reserve the date(s) you requested and booked on our website for you and we decline taking other tours for these date(s) to honor yours. We keep a tour guide and a luxury vehicle on hold and make all required reservations and arrangements for you and your party, so please don’t change the date or cancel at the last minute as we have other customers and tours to honor.
General terms
In an effort to honor all tours, we reserve the right to partner with other tour operators, freelancers, and/or our sister companies. The exact name and contact information of your tour operator will be stated on your tour voucher and the trip confirmation will be issued especially for you after we received your approved transaction.
All tours are subject to availability as we may get several tour requests at the same time. Approved payment transactions do not guarantee your tour unless it has been confirmed via email.
Declined Transactions: Please note that when transactions are declined, we do not receive any information in this regard, so do not expect your reservation to be in place unless you received written confirmation. Please contact us asap, but do not expect us to honor your tour without an email confirmation and tour voucher from us.
If your booking was declined by your own bank, this is often due to a mismatch between your bank information (such as the names on the credit card, zip/postal code or billing address) compared to the bank information you provided on our website when placed your order. Sometimes, transactions are declined due to insufficient funds as well. Your tour(s) will not be confirmed until your new transaction is approved by your own bank. We apologize for the inconvenience but your own bank did so to prevent fraud and protect your credit card information or due one of the above factors.
All our tours are subject to availability even when the transactions are approved. We will get back to you as soon as possible and let you know if the required tour(s) and date(s) still available. Also, all our tours are conducted in English unless otherwise stated in the email or tour voucher confirmation we will send you soon, once your transaction is approved.
We reserve the right to offer you suitable substitutes or changes to your itinerary, tours or services due to special events, weather conditions, road closures, vehicle breakdowns, unpredictable circumstances, unavailability and/or due to last minute reservations. We assume no responsibility for delays caused by accidents, breakdowns, unforeseen accidents or events, road, weather conditions and/or all other circumstances beyond our control. We do not guarantee to arrive to, or depart from, any point at a specific time for the same above considerations. However, we will do our very best to honor your tour itinerary and schedule accordingly.
Wheelchair and Handicap Accessibility issues: We apologize but our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access. There is no room for a wheelchair in our vehicles unless it’s a very small and foldable wheelchair. However, the main concern is the customers’ ability to get it in and out of the vehicles for liability issues. Our one-day tour lasts 12 hours, door-to-door, but a 4 to 5-hour drive each way may be necessary, based on weather and traffic conditions. When kids , seniors, and wheelchairs are part of the tour, this will slow down the trip, and requires overtime. $179 will be charged to your credit card for each additional hour added to the tour after 12 hours by van, and $129 per hour when touring by SUV.
Pets: Pets are not allowed in our vehicles out of respect for those who have allergies to pets.
Smoking: Our vehicles are also non-smoking.
Clothing: Please be prepared for cold weather, slippery roads and hiking trails, so have comfortable waterproof hiking shoes to walk on the snow in winter and spring. This long day-tour is hard on kids and seniors, we therefore recommend the overnight tour package.
Parks, Attractions and Site’s Closures: We are not responsible, nor liable, for road and weather conditions. State and national parks’ closure can happen at any time and without a prior notice, due to bad road and weather considerations. No refund will be issued, regardless the reasons for which the trip may not reach its destination. If you cancel or stop the tour for personal or medical reasons, there will be no refund or tours or dates offered either.
Guided tours in foreign languages: All tours in foreign languages are subject to extra fees to cover tour guides or freelancers we may hire to honor your tour in the required language.
Travel Agents: Travel agents are liable for 20% gratuity when their costumer do not tip the driver or tour guides. We require customers’ full name and contact information from all travel agent or the tour will be cancelled. Travel agent are also liable for all overtime when their clients do not pay for, and a credit card will be needed on file. Due to high cost of conducting business in California, we barely cover our business expenses and wages, therefore, all our tours are non-commissionable rates.
Gratuity: 15 to 20% gratuity is required and customary in the USA. Generally, a tip may vary between 15% to 20% of the total purchase amount, or it can be a flat amount that is near the appropriate percent. It really depends upon the situation.


Thank you for your interest in Lake Tahoe Adventures. We appreciate your interest in our business.
We look forward to serving you in the future and make your vacation last longer.
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