Reno Tahoe Tour | Reno Craft Beer and Tahoe Camping

Why We Love This Tour

“You spend a couple of hours climbing higher and higher in elevation after leaving San Francisco, then all of the sudden, you catch the first glimpse of that deep, dark blue color of Lake Tahoe and it just takes your breath away. So does jumping into it, actually! And speaking of being shocked…Reno got funky recently! I was blown away with the local art scene, the craft brewery’s popping up and just the general vibe of the place. Reno’s going off right now.”

– JD Boyle, General Manager

Tour Highlights

  • 4 days exploring the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountain Range with a professional guide
  • Activities at Lake Tahoe (and optional casino time)
  • Hiking in iconic California state and national parks
  • Choose from camping or hotel accommodations
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Retail Price: $700 adult/$680 child*

Special Price: $649 adult/$629 child*

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* children are ages 12 and under

Truckee River in Reno©Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority
Sip craft brews along the Truckee River.
Lake Tahoe View Summer©Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority
Endless views of clear blue water in Lake Tahoe!
Lake Tahoe Sunset©Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority
Take in the beautiful sunsets over stunning Lake Tahoe.

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Overview

Reno Downtown Rock Climb Whitney Peak©Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority

This epic 4-day adventure will show you the greatest sights east of the Sierras! Meet your group in San Francisco, and head out through the Central Valley to the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. There you’ll have the chance to hike, bike, kayak and explore the blue waters of Lake Tahoe! Check out views of Vikingsholm Castle and Emerald Bay while you travel around the second largest alpine lake in the USA. After you’ve conquered the adventures of Lake Tahoe, head up to the hip town of Reno, Nevada. The Biggest Little City has a vibrant art scene and experimental craft breweries sure to set you up for an awesome night on the town. Finish up your journey by heading back over the mountains and through California’s capital city of Sacramento before returning to San Francisco. Choose from camping or hotel accommodations (included).

Itinerary

DAY 1 – San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe

After departing San Francisco, you’ll head through California’s capital city, Sacramento, through the Sierra foothills, and into the famous Gold Rush Country. You’ll crest a high mountain pass within the Sierra Nevada mountains before winding your way through large pine forests and  dramatically descending into South Lake Tahoe.

Once in Tahoe, stretch your legs on a short hike before settling down in your choice of accommodations. Tonight, grab dinner as a group and  watch the sun set over the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe.

 

DAY 2 – Full Day Lake Tahoe  

Wake up early to take advantage of a full day near, on, or IN Lake Tahoe. The calm mornings on the lake are the perfect time to enjoy a guided kayak tour* or to beat the crowds and take a quiet hike around picturesque Emerald Bay, or to the top of a mountain. Spend the late afternoon exploring the shops of downtown South Lake Tahoe, gambling at the casinos in Nevada (Tahoe is right on the state border), or enjoying a stroll around the lake’s shoreline.

 

DAY 3 – Lake Tahoe to Reno

Today you’ll have the chance to head out for a hike or hang out on a beach before you get back on the road. Driving around the lake will afford you a whole new view of this magnificent blue wonder as you cross the state line and make your way to Reno, Nevada. The Biggest Little City will dazzle you with its tasty food and craft brews. Tonight we’ll have a blast exploring in Reno.

 

DAY 4 – Reno to San Francisco

Enjoy the morning in Reno, before packing up to head back to San Francisco. This afternoon, you’ll leave the Sierra Nevada Mountains behind and pass through the state’s capital city, Sacramento. You’ll follow the historic Pony Express Trail through El Dorado National Forest back to the City by the Bay, and we’ll drop off at our gateway hotel by 9 p.m.   

 

*optional activities are not included in tour price

 

ADDITIONAL CAMPING INFORMATION:

Camping is easy, but cooperation is important. Don’t worry if you’ve never camped before; many people haven’t. We supply the gear, using quality tents, camping and cooking equipment (you will need a sleeping bag – they are available for rent). Everybody is expected to participate in the set-up and breakdown of camp, and our professional guides are there to ensure a positive camping experience. We camp at comfortable campsites that have hot showers and modern facilities.

Camping Food: We provide the food, but not the chefs. Our guests are the cooks, waiters, and dishwashers. The fare is all-you-can-eat and very tasty, and is a mixture of chicken, beef and vegetarian. Most people eat better with us than they do on the rest of their travels. Please inform of any dietary restrictions or allergies prior to your trip.

Tour Details

Inclusions:

– Central San Francisco Hotel pick-up and drop-off

– Narrated guided tour

– Park entrance fees

– 5 meals (camping package only. Food will be available nearby the hotels for those with lodging option. NOTE: Please advise us of any food allergies or special dietary needs you may have while booking the tour. All of the food shopping is done prior to the tour departure.)

– Hotel or campsite accommodations (double occupancy same-sex or couple share, single occupancy supplement applies for single bookings without room share.)

– Camping gear provided; sleeping bags available for $20 rental fee

 

Exclusions:

-Meals on lodging nights

-Optional activity rentals & admissions

-Guide gratuity (recommended 15-20% of tour cost as per TripAdvisor tipping guide)

 

Gear List:

Camera

Comfortable walking shoes

Layered clothing – California’s weather can be unpredictable

Bathing Suit & towel

Sunscreen and Bug Repellent

Small day pack

Waterbottle

 

Departs:

Fridays ~8:15am at Hilton Union Square Hotel (SF)

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