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Ultimate Lake Tahoe Adventure (no accommodation)

Ultimate Lake Tahoe Adventure

  • How will we recognize the tour vehicle?

    As we have several different vehicles, we don’t know until the morning of your tour which vehicle will be hosting your tour as well as the name of your Expedition Leader. Please feel free to call us in the morning of your tour if you like. Regardless of which vehicle will come to your location, it should say “Extranomical Tours” on it.

  • Are there restrooms on board the vehicles?

    Our vehicles at this time do not have any restroom facilities. We do, however, make several stops throughout the tours and there will be opportunities for you to use the restroom.

  • What do I have to be aware of when traveling with a child?

    Please note that for your child's safety, we require you to bring a child safety seat or booster seat for all children under 8 years of age or 4' 9" in height, as dictated by California State Law. You will be required to bring your own child seat on all motor vehicle tours. Failure to provide a seat for your child will result in forfeit of your seats on the tour without a refund. Please also note that any children 12 years and older must have an adult ticket as they do not qualify for a child-priced ticket. 

  • What kind of luggage am I allowed to bring?

    You are allowed up to travel with up to 2 items (i.e. 1 Personal item + 1 Overnight bag) free of charge. These items must be within the size limitations. Each additional item above the 2-item allowance will incur a $25 excess luggage fee.

    The maximum size allowed for an overnight bag is 24”x16”x10”, or 60cmx40cmx25cm. Any “Oversize” luggage larger than those dimensions is $50 regardless of the number of personal items brought on board. (i.e. 1 Oversized luggage - $50, 2 Oversized pieces = $100). You must advise us of oversize luggage 48 hours prior to departure in order to guarantee the accommodation of the luggage on the vehicle.

    Great news! Our luggage policy does NOT apply to our Lake Tahoe tours! However, please be courteous and keep in mind that we have limited storage space on our vehicles.

  • Can I bring a wheelchair on the vehicle?

    We do have wheelchair-capable vehicles available – subject to availability. Please notify us at least 48 hours in advance if you are bringing a wheelchair on the tour or at the time of your booking so that we can make the appropriate arrangements.

  • Do you have a lost and found?

    Yes, items left in the vehicle are stored in a lost and found area for 30 days. If you left something on one of our tours, please give us a call office at 1-866-231-3752 (toll free from the USA) or 1-415-357-0700 to see if it has been found. Once you have confirmed with us that your item has been found by our staff and you are still in town, you can come by to pick up your item. Otherwise, we will ship almost any item to any destination within the U.S. for a flat fee of $25. Extranomical Tours is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • How accurate are the times on the itinerary?

    Times listed are approximates only. Traffic and other unforeseen issues can cause delays or changes in these times, which are out of our control. Please do not make flight/travel arrangements on the same day as your tour. Extranomical Tours is not responsible for and will not be providing any compensation for missed flights or appointments.

  • What is your address?

    We are located at 928 Harrison St. San Francisco, CA 94107 (between 5th Street and 6th Street).

Pristine Lake Tahoe in winter, spring, summer or fall...all perfect! A Lake Tahoe tour from San Francisco, Sacramento and the East Bay (El Cerrito del Norte) can be a summer playground or a winter wonderland with family and friends.

Whether you are a regular or a first-time visitor, this 2- or 3-day trip to Lake Tahoe delivers “peak” (as in mountains...get it?) experiences.                       

Why bother with a stress-filled and costly drive to Lake Tahoe? Let us handle the road while you sit back and relax. You and your group will arrive refreshed and ready for skiing, water sports, mountain gondola rides, hiking, biking, headliners, casino gaming or just taking a break from city life for a few days!

Departures every Friday and Saturday from San Francisco, Sacramento and the East Bay (El Cerrito del Norte).

Come with us on the happy bus!

When thinking about your trip to Lake Tahoe from either San Francisco or Sacramento keep in mind that many of the activities are seasonal, so plan accordingly.

Winter and Spring. From November to early April, snow sports are the main Lake Tahoe attraction. Heavenly Mountain Resort is the activity center for South Lake Tahoe. There are also options for Nordic skiing and other snow sports. Save some energy to enjoy the nightlife which includes shows, fine dining, and gaming at Harvey’s, Harrah’s, Lakeside Casino, Dottie’s or Hard Rock.

Summer and Fall. Enjoy outdoor fun from early morning to late evening. Take an Emerald Bay cruise on the M.S. Dixie; soak up the sun at Baldwin Beach; helicopter over of Emerald Bay, fit in 18 holes at Edgewood, hike D.L. Bliss State Park and check out the Balancing Rock; explore Vikingsholm castle; dive into the lake on a kayak, paddle board, jet ski or parasail; mountain bike along the Truckee River; or glide over mountain tops on the Heavenly gondola.

Great news! We will also waive our oversize luggage fee for you! 

Please note, these tour options do not include accommodation or gear rental. If you are looking for a Lake Tahoe Adventure with accommodation, please contact us.

Ultimate Lake Tahoe Adventure from San Francisco, East Bay and Sacramento
***Times Approximate***

To Lake Tahoe (Friday or Saturday)

6:15 - 6:30 AM
Meet your tour at one of two conveniently located San Francisco hotels in Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square. 
7:20 - 7:30 AM
East Bay pick up(El Cerrito del Norte).
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Quiet time--sleep, read, whatever. Be entertained by your guide as you continue across of the Sacramento River Delta.  Learn the history of California’s gold country. Reach our pickup location at the Safeway in Rancho Cordova, CA
9:00 - 9:30 AM
Stretch your legs and refill your coffee mug as we pick up any Sacramento-based passengers
9:30 - 11:30 PM
Enjoy breathtaking views as we cross the El Dorado National Forest on our way to picture-perfect South Lake Tahoe.
11:30 - 12:00 PM
Arrive and drop off at the Lakeside Inn (a few blocks from South Lake Tahoe). If you are planning afternoon skiing, drop your luggage and make the short walk to the Gondola for Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort.

Return (Saturday or Sunday)

3:30 PM
Pick up at the Lakeside Inn
3:45-5:30 PM
Start our return trip to San Francisco by heading west down mountain terrain on our way to Sacramento.
5:45-6:45 PM
Enjoy a casual dinner in Sacramento.
6:45-8:15 PM
Make the last leg of the return to San Francisco
8:15-8:30 PM
Hotel drop offs in San Francisco.

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Regular Price:$158$130
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  • Pickup at convenient San Francisco, East Bay and Sacramento hotels
  • Experience historic Sierra Nevada gold country
  • South Lake Tahoe ski resorts
  • Try your luck at Stateline, Nevada casinos
  • Enjoy fine casual dining and exciting night-life
  • Friendly cancellation policy
  • Free WiFi on vehicle
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