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Most Popular Lake Tahoe Tours & Attractions

Listed below are the most popular Lake Tahoe sightseeing tours, shows, activities, attractions, transfers and passes. They were selected from the complete collection of tours and attractions that are available for this destination. These are the most popular, the best-sellers, the ones people purchase and enjoy time after time.

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#1 RATED
Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II
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Take a 2-hour sightseeing cruise on the M.S. Dixie II around magnificent Lake Tahoe to savor the wonders of this picturesque area. Discover breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Emerald Bay, charming Fannette Island and Vikingsholm Castle.

This two-hour narrated Emerald Bay Sightseeing Cruise offers non-stop photo opportunities that will delight everyone in your family or group. As you cruise to, through and back from Emerald Bay, you will learn how it was formed and some of its fascinating history. Hear tales of Fenette Island (nicknamed "little rock island") within the bay, as well as the Vikingsholm Castle, the stone mansion on its shores.

You will even get a look below Lake Tahoe's surface, with a special video presentation of "Sunken Treasures of Lake Tahoe". This is a state-of-the-art video presentation showing what lies deep beneath the brilliant blue of Lake Tahoe's surface. Travel 500 feet below the waters of Glenbrook Bay to tour the Steamer Tahoe, the majestic vessel that cruised Lake Tahoe for 50 years before being sunk by her owners.

See underwater canyons and rocky bluffs that until now have never been seen by human eyes. Cruise through recently discovered ancient forests of petrified trees; forests that forced scientists to rethink theories of the lake's size and evolution. Roam the bottom of Emerald Bay and explore newly discovered sea mounds that are unlike any previously known underwater formation at Lake Tahoe.

Optional buffet lunch is available on the morning cruise during summer, which consists of a deli meats, cheeses, salads, soups, bread, chilli, cookies, soda, tea and water. Full bar service is also available (additional cost) for onboard M.S. Dixie II during the round-trip excursion from historic Zephyr Cove to Emerald Bay.

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M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise
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A delightful combination of dining, dancing and sightseeing make for an unforgettable evening on beautiful Lake Tahoe. Watch the sun go down over Lake Tahoe on the M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise.

For a great evening of entertainment, this cruise onboard the M.S Dixie II features live music, dancing and a healthy sit-down dinner. The selections are prepared with sustainable foods like free-range chicken, Oregon grass-fed beef, line-caught trout, organic spring greens and fresh vegetables. For dessert, there's mouth-watering cakes and fresh berries, not to mention spectacular views of the lake and Emerald Bay.

Cocktails and wine are available for purchase and entertainment throughout the cruise is provided by the popular Steve Walker Band.

All meals are prepared to your order on board and served with all the trimmings. Dance to the sounds of Tahoe favorite 'Safari', take a stroll on a moonlit deck, and savor every moment of this 3.5-hour cruise. Smart casual attire is required for this cruise.

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Lake Tahoe Semi-Private Photography Tour
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This semi-private photography tour offers a myriad of photo opportunities of stunningly beautiful Lake Tahoe and the snow capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Suitable for all ages and abilities, the tours are led by expert photographers who will share photography tips and their vast knowledge of the area to ensure you leave Lake Tahoe not only with treasured memories but images you will cherish forever!

Whether it's wildflowers, fall colors, raging waterfalls, or pure back country beauty, this Lake Tahoe photography tour will take you there!

The semi-private tours are restricted to a maximum of six people but frequently run on a smaller basis, so you are guaranteed a warm, personalized experience. Choose from two exciting itineraries and be transported by luxury vehicle to premier locations to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and numerous photo opportunities around Lake Tahoe.

Please see the Itinerary section below for full details.

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Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour
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Never been up in a helicopter before? Well, this is the perfect introduction! Your 10 minute flight takes you up and over the beautiful Emerald Bay, high over Vikingsholm Castle and by Fallen Leaf Lake before descending back to earth. A truly memorable experience!

Did you know that Emerald Bay is the second most photographed location in North America?

On this tour, enjoy the wonder of Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake and the Vikingsholm from the best vantage point available!

Your helicopter will be a Robinson R44 Raven II or a Bell 206 LongRanger. These are some of the safest and quietest helicopters in the industry. Each copter comes equipped with leather seats and Active Noise Reduction headsets, so you can enjoy your flight in comfort without any unnecessary noise.

Depending on the helicopter being flown, passenger count will be 3, 4 or 5 passengers and the pilot. Be assured that EVERY seat is a window seat!

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Lake Tahoe Sleigh Ride
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Experience an old fashioned sleigh ride around beautiful Lake Tahoe in one of several antique European sleighs! Your sleigh ride adventure will take you over the meadow, through the woods to grandmother's house and to a peaceful place overlooking one of Lake Tahoe's most spectacular views. Choose from a 35-minute group tour for a fun-filled journey through the snow, or a 1-hour private tour for an exclusive winter experience - perfect for couples or families!

Prepare to be delighted by fun, history and nostalgia as your sleigh driver points out local landmarks. Be sure to bring your camera - your knowledgeable guide will snap a photo of you and your companions on the sleigh with breathtaking Lake Tahoe in the background.

The five handmade sleighs vary in size from the cozy two-seater to a festive twenty passenger sleigh.

Travel on the Pony Express trail before heading over to historic Friday's station and sing along to the beat of Jingle Bells as the horses dash through the snow. Nothing says winter like white capped mountains and the sight of falling snowflakes!

Join the group tour for an exhilarating ride through the woods of Lake Tahoe at an unbeatable price. Or upgrade to the private sleigh ride and enjoy a longer, more intimate tour in the privacy of your own sleigh. Each sleigh is equipped with warm blankets for snuggling and your private driver ensures a personal, romantic experience with your loved one!

All rides are subject to change due to extreme weather conditions.

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South Shore Helicopter Tour
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Up, up and away! Take to the skies for a spectacular 20 minute flight over Lake Tahoe's South Shore. Look for the boats dotting the lake beneath you, the surrounding dense forests and the beautiful mountain peaks. Every passenger has a window seat, so you are guaranteed the best possible views. This is an absolute must while in Tahoe!

View scenic Lake Tahoe the way that it was meant to be seen...by helicopter! Take the South Shore Tour and see the beauty of Lake Tahoe from Zephyr Cove to the magnificent Emerald Bay.

The South Shore Tour departs the South Lake Tahoe airport and heads north to the lake. Upon reaching the shoreline, you will head straight to Zephyr Cove. After reaching Zephyr Cove, you will turn south and follow the shoreline towards Stateline and Edgewood Golf Course.

After passing the casinos, your flight will continue along the shoreline past Tahoe Keys and head towards Camp Richardson. Once past Camp Richardson, you'll enjoy a trip around Emerald Bay. Your flight will then bring you back to the airport at South Lake Tahoe.

Your helicopter will be a Robinson R44 Raven II or a Bell 206 LongRanger. These are some of the safest and quietest helicopters in the industry. Each copter comes equipped with leather seats and Active Noise Reduction headsets, so you can enjoy your flight in comfort without any unnecessary noise.

Depending on the helicopter being flown, passenger count will be 3, 4 or 5 passengers and the pilot. Be assured that EVERY seat is a window seat!

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Lake Tahoe Helicopter Tour
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Savor views of beautiful Lake Tahoe from an unbeatable vantage point -- on a helicopter tour! Savor the unspoiled beauty of remote beaches and the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range on your thrilling 30- or 45-minute flight. Choose the route you take and capture views of Emerald Bay, Meeks Bay, King's Beach, Incline Village, the Nevada Stateline, Horsetail Falls, Lover's Leap and more.

Departing from the South Lake Tahoe Airport, board a state-of-the-art helicopter and begin your exhilarating Lake Tahoe helicopter tour. Every seat is a window seat, and your 3- to 5-passenger chopper comes equipped with leather seats and noise-reduction headsets, so you can enjoy your flight in comfort without any unnecessary noise.

Standard Tour: After heading north to the shoreline, veer west toward Camp Richardson and circle fabulous Emerald Bay before continuing along Lake Tahoe's western shore past Meeks Bay and Tahoe City.

Turning east, fly past King's Beach, Incline Village and the Cal-Neva Resort, and then continue southward, where you'll be afforded vistas of Cave Rock, Zephyr Cove and the casinos along the Nevada Stateline.

Sand Harbor Tour: Heading north, fly to the Nevada Stateline and on to breathtaking Glenbrook Bay, Secret Harbor, Skunk Harbor and Chimney Beach. Then, it's to Sand Harbor – arguably Lake Tahoe's most stunning beach.

Waterfall Tour: Heading north, fly to the shoreline and circle Emerald Bay and Eagle Falls before traversing the rugged granite hillsides of the Desolation Wilderness, Cascade Falls, Fallen Leaf Falls and Echo Lake. Capture up-close views of 800-foot (244-meter) Horsetail Falls and the sheer granite faces of Lover's Leap, a virtual mini-Yosemite.

End your Lake Tahoe helicopter ride back at the South Lake Tahoe Airport.

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Lake Tahoe Carriage Ride
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For over 30 years, this Tahoe family has delighted visitors from around the world with history, fun and nostalgia.

The carriages are pulled by either beautiful 2,000 pound Blond Belgium horses or one of their rare American- Russian Baskhir Curlies, all of which have been featured in Pasadena's Tournament of Rose Parade over the past few years.

On a warm summer day, take a romantic ride in one of their antique European Carriages

See Lake Tahoe and the wonders of nature as you have never seen it before with a Borges Historian as your guide. He will take you past Edgewood Golf Course and through a quiet, peaceful neighborhood. As you travel along Lake Tahoe, your carriage driver will share with you bits of Tahoe history.

This tour is seasonal and operates from May to October.

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Sunset Helicopter Flight
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After a day on the slopes or out on the lake, enjoy a unique experience with this sunset helicopter tour over Lake Tahoe! Soak in stunning views of the sun setting over Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay, King's Beach, Incline Village, Zephyr Cove and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains. This helicopter flight will surely be an unforgettable experience.

Departing from the South Lake Tahoe airport, you'll board a state-of-the-art helicopter and head north to the shores of Lake Tahoe and then west toward Camp Richardson and fabulous Emerald Bay. Every seat in this 3- to 5-passenger helicopter is a window seat, and you'll be given noise-reduction headphones for a relaxing, comfortable helicopter flight.

Circle Emerald Bay and continue north along the lake's western shore past Meeks Bay and Tahoe City. At this point, you'll be treated with views of the lake's eastern ridge glowing red in the pre-sunset light.

Turn east and fly past King's Beach, Incline Village and the Cal-Neva Resort. Continuing south along the lake's eastern shore, soak in spectacular views of the sunset to the west.

You'll also see Cave Rock, Zephyr Cove and the casinos along the Nevada Stateline as they start to come alive for a night of entertainment.

Your flight will finally bring you back to the South Lake Tahoe Airport.

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Sunset Sleigh Ride and Dinner
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For over 30 years, this Tahoe family has delighted visitors from around the world with history, fun and nostalgia with sleigh rides through the fields and meadows of Lake Tahoe.

Your carriage is pulled by either beautiful 2,000 pound Blond Belgium horses or a rare American-Russian Baskhir Curlies, all of which have been featured in Pasadena's Tournament of Rose Parade over the past few years.

Your Sunset Sleigh Ride will take you over the meadow, through the woods to grandmother's house. Sing along to the beat of Jingle Bells as the horse dashes through the snow; then travel on the Pony Express trail to pick up your free souvenir at historic Friday's Station.

Travel down Lake Parkway, passing Edgewood Golf Course, to one of the most spectacular views of the Lake Tahoe area.

Depending on the availability of the restaurant, the Sunset Sleigh Ride will stop at either LewMarNels or Edgewater for dinner. Both restaurants offer a wide selection of deliciously prepared dishes. You'll enjoy a 3-course gourmet meal that will make your trip to Lake Tahoe unforgettable.

Each sleigh is equipped with warm blankets for snuggling and the ride lasts for approximately 30 minutes.

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