Sierra at Tahoe is a well-liked summer and winter vacation and entertainment vacation spot with crystal blue waters and delightful views of the mountains surrounding it. Many people visit at Tahoe to view the picture-perfect landscapes, but there are so many place to stop that, without a good plan, you can easily miss many of them. To ensure that you hit each of the sights, take a guided sightseeing bus tour of Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It shares its coastline with California and Nevada. Lake Tahoe is approximately 22 miles long, 12 miles wide and its shoreline is about 72 miles long. Two big cities, South Lake Tahoe on the south shore and Tahoe City on the northwest shore, dominate Lake Tahoe, and a highway runs around it within sight of the shoreline almost the whole perimeter of it. Several state parks are established on the shoreline, and therefore many important parts of Lake Tahoe are protected by the U.S. Forest Service.
The first stop on the Sierra at Tahoe bus tour is Sand Harbor, in which you will walk on the only smooth and white sand beach in Nevada and admire the amazing view that opens over Lake Tahoe. Squaw Valley is a ski resort town that is bustling during the winter season–it was home to the Winter Olympic Games in 1960. During the summer, the town gets quiet. You can take a cable car trip up to the hills, in which you will have a bird’s eye view of the town with Lake Tahoe in the background. Emerald Bay is a photogenic spot. This small bay has picture-perfect views of the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe itself and Fannette Island, the only island in Lake Tahoe. At Rubicon Point you can admire the historic Rubicon Point lighthouse. The Rubicon Point lighthouse is the highest elevated lighthouse in the U.S. Around lunch time, the Sierra at Tahoe bus tour stops at the Boatworks Mall for shopping, scenery gazing from the observation desk and lunch at one of the waterfront restaurants. You can also have enough time to take a lake cruise before the tour continues.
Pick-up Locations and Time
You can decide your pick-up location from several hotels in Sierra at Tahoe area. In case you stay at either Tahoe Beach or Ski Club, Tahoe Seasons Resort, Lodge on Pioneer Trail, Americana Village, Stardust Lodge, The Marriott Resorts, Embassy Suites, Harrah’s-Harvey’s, Horizon-Mount Bleu or Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort, the Reno bus service also picks you up from the front of your hotel. If you stay at any other hotel, you need to choose one of the mentioned hotels and meet the tour there at the pick-up time.
You can make reservations by e-mailing, calling or reserving online from either of the Web sites offering the tour.
All sales are final and no refunds are given, so don’t miss your Sierra at Tahoe bus tour. There is an eight-person minimum requirement for the tour to operate, so confirm the status of your tour about 24 hours before your pick-up time. You will be given a phone number to call with your reservation confirmation. If your tour is canceled because there are not enough participants, you are fully refunded.