Tours are a great way to explore the Lake Tahoe Basin and
nearby areas. Guided tours leave all the planning and driving
to someone else so you can just go along for the ride and enjoy
yourself. Self-guided tours let you do the planning and driving
so that you can see as few or as many sights as you choose
on your time schedule. Either way, you'll be able to see a
lot more in a lot less time!
Lake Tahoe-Demo Tours
Explore and learn about Lake Tahoe with Demo Tours, a premier
tour company serving South Lake Tahoe since 1998. Our fleet
consists of a brand new 28 passenger shuttle bus, 25 passenger
shuttle bus and 14 passenger van. We also offer transportation
for any occasion: charters, weddings, ski shuttle and airport
shuttle. We offer various tours during the spring through
fall. Including in these are San Francisco, Around the Lake
Tour, White Water Rafting, Wine and Harvest Tour, horseback
riding, Virginia City, Golfing and a Yosemite Grand Adventure.
During the winter we offer a variety of tours including San
Francisco, Virginia City or ski trips to Alpine Meadows,
Squaw Valley or Kirkwood.
See Tahoe by Trolley! These charming trolleys roll by every
60 minutes. Children and adults will delight in the fun and
informative narrated trips designed to let you discover and
explore South Lake Tahoe. You can get on and off this continuous
loop service as often as you like with a $3.00 all day pass.
You can transfer to the North Shore Trolley at Emerald Bay
for just $1.25 more. The trolleys only operate from mid-June
through Labor Day between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. daily.
If you prefer self-guided tours, we suggest seven popular tours
that are only thirty to sixty minutes driving time from South
Lake Tahoe. You can sightsee for a few hours or the entire day
in any of these areas.
Alpine County is known as "The California Alps." This
small county is just south of Lake Tahoe and has miles of hiking
trails and hidden lakes that are well worth finding. Call the
Alpine County Chamber of Commerce and Forest Service at 530-694-2475
for information, brochures and maps.
Carson City, Nevada is one of the most historic state capitals
in the country. See the Nevada State Museum, which was once a
U.S. Government mint. Visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum.
And take a Victorian Home Tour on foot or by auto. Call the Carson
City Convention and Visitors Bureau at 775-687-7410 for information,
brochures and maps.
Carson Valley, Nevada lies east
of the Stateline casino area. After a scenic half-hour drive
over Kingsbury Grade (SR 207), you'll see a valley rich in
agriculture and cattle ranches. Visit the city of Genoa, the
state's first pioneer settlement that boasts the state's oldest
saloon. Take time to ease your sightseeing body in the refreshing
mineral spas at Walley's Hot Springs. Call the Carson Valley
Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau at 775-782-8144 for
information, brochures and maps.
El Dorado County
U.S. HWY 50 west is your gateway
to the historic California gold country. Along the way you
can visit "Hangtown," now
known as Placerville. See the famous 1848 gold discovery site
in Coloma. Call the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce and
Visitors Center at 530-621-5885 for information, brochures and
El Dorado Wineries
There are 17 wineries dotting the countryside in El Dorado County.
Many of these wineries are family-operated. Hours for wine tasting
vary with the season. Call the El Dorado Winery Association at
800-306-3956 for information, a brochure and a map.
Lake Tahoe Shoreline Drive
This may be the most beautiful shoreline drive in the United
States. You'll see many natural and man-made wonders during your
72-mile drive around the largest Alpine Lake in North America.
Alpine beaches, beautiful bays, a waterfall, hidden lakes, state
parks and national forest lands, historic sites, museums, casinos
and so much more! Call any of the Chambers of Commerce listed
on the Resources page of this Sightseeing menu for information,
brochures and maps.
Virginia City, Nevada was once the largest city between St.
Louis and San Francisco. Today, this reborn mining boomtown
is alive with ships, historic buildings, museums, mine tours
and mansions. Call the Virginia City Chamber of Commerce
at 775-847-0311 for information, brochures and maps.