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Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)
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Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)

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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$73.00
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$73.00
Wander through an ancient coastal redwood forest and explore the artistic bayside enclave of Sausalito on this half-day tour from San Francisco. Travel across the Golden Gate Bridge to visit Muir Woods, home to some of the oldest and tallest trees on Earth. Then, soak up stellar views of the San Francisco skyline and browse art galleries along the Sausalito waterfront. At the end of your tour choose between getting dropped off at Union Square in San Francisco or taking the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco.
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* A traveler said: "The woods were beautiful, the weather was perfect. Archie was great, he ruined us for other tours. He was informative, knowledgeable, fun and humorous."


Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
From
$85.00
Take a journey around San Francisco's top sights in a retro way with this "painted ladies" tour by vintage Volkswagen bus decorated with long gorgeous eyelashes so you can't miss your tour vehicle. You'll pass by neighborhoods like Chinatown, Union Square, Pacific Heights, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Marina, and the Castro, plus see the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, and more.
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* A traveler said: "First class tour service in a vintage VW. We really enjoyed this way to see the city sights. Really appreciate the last minute rescheduling because of flight delays."


San Francisco Grand City Tour

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San Francisco Grand City Tour

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486
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.30
$58.00
$8.70 savings
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$49.30
$58.00
$8.70 savings
Take a San Francisco half-day tour to pack in the city’s top sights in a convenient way that leaves you with plenty of time to spare so you can enjoy the city however you wish. With a driver-guide, travel the city by bus, stopping at major attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks and neighborhoods like North Beach and Chinatown. Plus, you can upgrade to include a San Francisco Bay cruise, a half-day bike rental, or admission to Aquarium of the Bay.
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* A traveler said: "The tour guide was extraordinary,Joseph is a very talented and documented person. Enjoyed every moment of the tour,his stories made me remembering something from my childhood (referring to the sourdough from Boudin)."


M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise

M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise

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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.52
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$100.52
Watch the sun slip behind the mountains on a Lake Tahoe dinner cruise aboard the M.S. Dixie II, and enjoy champagne, live music and an elegant dinner on the water. Dance to tunes from the local Steve Walker Band, see a spectacular Sierra sunset, then sit down for a freshly prepared meal. Enjoy selections like grass-fed beef or trout, organic greens, and vegetables. Finish the evening with fresh berries and cake as the first stars appear above the peaks, and Lake Tahoe’s scenic shoreline is illuminated.
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* A traveler said: "Celebrating our engagement to get married. We had a wonderful time and although the view was hampered from the smoke it was an enjoyable trip."


Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods (Entrance fee included)

Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods (Entrance fee included)

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$85.00
From
$85.00
Explore the famous groves of the Northern California redwoods on this tour of Muir Woods. Departing from Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, a local guide drives you over the scenic Golden Gate Bridge and into the moist air of Muir Woods National Monument. Crane your neck to admire these 1,000-year-old trees standing 260 feet (80 meters) tall. Afterward, enjoy a drive through the charming town of Sausalito before heading back to the city.
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* A traveler said: "Great way to see the woods without the hassle of parking and driving there - we had an excellent bus driver and in the park there were plenty of rangers giving insight - this was such a Zen place I wish we could have stayed longer!"


Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More
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Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More

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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.00
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$94.00
From the Hollywood sign to the celebrity mansions of Beverly Hills, Los Angles is so full of iconic sights it can be tricky to see them all. This guided tour seamlessly transports you by coach to all of the city's top attractions—from Santa Monica Pier to the Sunset Strip—so that you don't need to worry about missing a thing.
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* A traveler said: "Good tour, excellent tour guide and worth the money! Had a fun day though out, the bus was very comfortable… I enjoyed a lot."


San Diego Harbor Cruise

San Diego Harbor Cruise

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878
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.00
From
$28.00
Spend a few hours relaxing, sunbathing and sightseeing in the placid waters just off San Diego during this 1 or 2 hour San Diego Harbor cruise. Sit back and relax as you take in a fully-narrated tour, offering top-notch sight lines of the San Diego skyline, a cruise under Coronado Bridge, a look at the bustling US Naval fleet and a chance to spot some of the harbor’s resident sea lions. Choose between 1 and 2 hour cruise options, offering you two trips to fit your schedule and interests.
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* A traveler said: "It was great it was packed but was able to get great seats. I loved the view and the tour guide was awesome"


Half Day Wine Country Experience (All tasting fees included)

Half Day Wine Country Experience (All tasting fees included)

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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$99.00
From
$99.00
Even if you only have a few hours to spare you can still enjoy California's famous wine country on this half-day adventure from San Francisco. Cruise over the Golden Gate Bridge to start your outing, and visit two Sonoma Valley wineries for included tastings. Sip local wines, enjoy an estate tour, and learn about the wine production, aging, and bottling process from an expert host.
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* A traveler said: "Awesome experience. The ride to Napa was comfortable and easy. The wineries were more than generous with the tastings and explaining the process of how wine is produced. We learned a lot about wine. The vineyards were breathtaking on a clear day. This excursion didn't feel rushed and was well worth the price!"


Hollywood Sightseeing and Celebrity Homes Tour by Open-Top Bus

Hollywood Sightseeing and Celebrity Homes Tour by Open-Top Bus

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681
  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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$35.00
See the sights of Hollywood on this tour by open-top Mercedes minibus, which allows you to enjoy unobstructed views as you go. Traveling with an on-board guide, you'll pass by attractions such as the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Drive, and movie studios. Plus, get a look at some of the mansions where past and present stars have lived.
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* A traveler said: "Great tour, lots of info can’t beat the price highly recommend. Get to see a lot in a 2 hour span, will do again!"


Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch
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Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch

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365
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$145.00
From
$145.00
Roll through Northern California’s famous wine country on the renowned Napa Valley Wine Train. Pass charming towns like Rutherford and St. Helena, and soak up the scenery of rolling hills, vineyards, and estates through large picture windows on the trip. Explore the restored vintage train cars, and then take a seat for a gourmet lunch or dinner freshly prepared by the train’s acclaimed on-board restaurant.
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* A traveler said: "Great experience. Food was delicious. Only thing on the. Website they didn’t mention was that the cafe at the station is not open now, we got there thinking to have coffee something small before going on the train. But the experience was amazing."


Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II

Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II

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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.75
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$69.75
Take a boat tour on Lake Tahoe to soak up the alpine beauty of Emerald Bay, one of the lake’s most scenic spots. As you glide across the water on the M.S. Dixie II, admire the surrounding Sierra Nevadas, and cruise past Emerald Bay’s Fannete Island, the lake’s only island, as well as Vikingsholm Castle, a unique home on the shore. Plus, watch a video on board about the interesting underwater features of the lake.
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* A traveler said: "Loved it! It feel like a real cruise. It was very smoky because f the fires, yet the beauty showed through in a big way."


Napa Valley Open Air Wine Trolley Tour with Lunch
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Napa Valley Open Air Wine Trolley Tour with Lunch

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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.00
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$115.00
Make your day in wine country memorable on a fun tour aboard the Napa Valley Wine Trolley. The open-air cable car is a replica of the historic trolleys seen in San Francisco and offers gorgeous views of the vineyards as you travel to three wineries to sample the local blends. An expert guide will accompany you along the way, providing entertaining and factual commentary about Napa’s rich history. Midday, stop for a lunch at Ottimo Napa Valley, a local favorite.
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* A traveler said: "We had a blast in the Napa Wine Trolley. The wine tastings were great and socializing with others in the tour was fun! We got to taste some of the grapes off of the vine and learned a lot about the wine making process."


Small Group Half Day Sonoma Wine Country Tour

Small Group Half Day Sonoma Wine Country Tour

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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$99.00
From
$99.00
When it comes to wine country, Napa gets all the attention but it can get expensive and feel overcrowded at times. If time is of the essence then this half-day wine tour to Sonoma might be the perfect remedy. Travel by coach to some of Sonoma's top wineries, soaking in not just the tannins and fruit-forward flavors, but also the countryside views from your seat. The first tasting fee is included.
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* A traveler said: "Tour was great. Jerry our tour guide was excellent. Would definitely recommend. We toured two Sonoma wineries and ate in town. Was a great experience."


Small Group Half Day Muir Woods and Sausalito Morning Tour
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Small Group Half Day Muir Woods and Sausalito Morning Tour

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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
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$69.00
Take in two of the San Francisco Bay Area’s top destinations, Muir Woods and Sausalito, on a 4-hour morning tour from downtown San Francisco. Drive through the Presidio and across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument where you have some time to walk among towering old growth redwood trees. Next, head to Sausalito for a stroll along the picturesque waterfront, which is full of great boutiques, cafes and restaurants. You can opt to remain on your own in Sausalito or return on the coach.
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* A traveler said: "My favorite part of the tour was Muir Woods; it would have been nice to have more time at both places but that did not take away from the enjoyment of the place. I"


Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour
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Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00
Avoid the crowds, confusion, and limitations of large buses and discover San Francisco by luxury minivan. This half-day tour takes you to numerous parts of the city for the perfect overview. Enjoy fascinating facts provided by your guide's live commentary. Stop for photo opportunities at some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks.
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* A traveler said: "Fantastic tour! Saw a lot & the guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Saw things we didn’t even know were in San Francisco. Definitely recommend!"


Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe
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Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe

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  • 10 to 12 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.00
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$110.00
Weight limits apply: Maximum per-passenger weight is 250lbs. Maximum weight of all passengers combined must not exceed 500lbs. Passenger weights must be accurately provided at time of booking. Groups reaching a combined weight of 500 lbs will be subject to a weight check upon arrival for their flight. Any individual weighing 300 lbs or more will not be permitted to fly per the limitations of the aircraft. Any cancellation of a planned flight due to weights exceeding the maximum allowable aircraft weight (individual or combined) will be charged at full price. Showcasing beautiful Fallen Leaf lake, Cascade Lake, Taylor Creek, and Pope Beach, this tour heads to breathtaking Emerald Bay. Surrounded by granite cathedrals and fed by Eagle falls, the lake's only true bay is named for its emerald green waters.
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* A traveler said: "Riding the helcopter itself was a new experience and it was amazing for all my family. But the time is so short."


Shared 4 Hours LA Afternoon Tour With Hollywood Sign and Star Homes

Shared 4 Hours LA Afternoon Tour With Hollywood Sign and Star Homes

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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
Take a star-studded sightseeing trip through Los Angeles during this afternoon excursion. Discover the rich history of downtown Los Angeles and unique cultural amenities like the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall. Rub shoulders with the stars during a visit to Hollywood, stopping by the TCL Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get stunning views of the city from Griffith Observatory, including a great view of the famous Hollywood sign. A guide and round-trip hotel transport are also covered.
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* A traveler said: "My most memorable part of the tour was the Observatory where I was able to view the Hollywood sign. Overall the entire tour was great. Dave was a great tour guide, very informative, and knowledgeable. I learned a lot."


San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride

San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride

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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.00
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$32.00
Zoom around the waters of San Diego Bay on a jet boat ride that provides speed, splashes, and spins. As you race through the scenic waterway, your captain points out landmarks including the USS Midway, Coronado Island, Seaport Village, the Embarcadero, and the city skyline. Hang on as your captain takes your boat into power slides, 360-degree spins and other thrilling maneuvers—a high-octane twist on sightseeing in San Diego.
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* A traveler said: "It was fun, will do again. Will tell others about it too. You should mention that it will get you wet in the advertisement, because we almost didn't do it as a result of the wife not wanting to get wet. She was not prepared to get wet, but ultimately decided to go and had fun."


San Diego Harbor Dinner Cruise
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San Diego Harbor Dinner Cruise

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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.90
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$110.90
Take an evening cruise wining and dining aboard the ‘Spirit of San Diego,’ enjoying top-notch food and drink, plus sparkling skyline views during this San Diego dinner cruise. Dig into your included gourmet meal, accompanied by a complimentary cocktail and live on-board entertainment, as you cruise 25-miles worth of California’s beautiful coastline and gaze at the twinkling stars above. You can also upgrade your cruise to include an unlimited open bar for an additional price.
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* A traveler said: "I got engaged on the boat and the staff was very friendly! The experience was awesome! The food was delicious! Even got some unexpected fireworks loved everything!!! 10/10"


Classic Sunset Sail in San Diego
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Classic Sunset Sail in San Diego

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
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$125.00
Watch the sun set over San Diego during an all-inclusive small-group cruise aboard a classic sailboat. Pass landmarks such as the Maritime Museum, Coronado Bridge, and USS Midway, and look for sea lions, dolphins, and other wildlife around San Diego Harbor on the 2.5-hour cruise.
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* A traveler said: "We had a great time with Capt Phil. Nice pleasurable, relaxing trip to see San Diego from the water. Set us up for some great sunset photos as a couple and group. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys sailboat ride."


San Diego Whale Watching Cruise
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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

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682
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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$85.00
Go whale watching from San Diego aboard a replica of a historic sailing schooner that won the world’s first America’s Cup sailing competition in 1851. Throughout your cruise, your expert guide shares informative commentary about gray whales, dolphins, and other marine animals, along with details about the US Navy sites you pass as you head out on the Pacific Ocean.
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* A traveler said: "What an amazing crew! Everyone was so nice, so knowledgeable and genuinely looked to be enjoying their work. We didn’t see any whales but it wasn’t for lack of trying. We saw lots of dolphins. The ship was comfortable, even came with an adorable pup on board! We enjoyed ourselves tremendously and would absolutely do the tour again!"


Napa Valley Wineries Tour Including Picnic Lunch

Napa Valley Wineries Tour Including Picnic Lunch

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194
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$124.99
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$124.99
Let a professional driver-guide chauffeur you around Napa Valley in one of our specialty vehicles. After a convenient pickup from your hotel in downtown Napa, American Canyon, you’ll be transported in style up to three premier Napa establishments, such as Madonna Estate Winery, Hagafen Cellars and Domaine Chandon.
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* A traveler said: "It’s was truly a unforgettable experience. Beautiful sceneary, me and my wife, where celebrating our 10th anniversary."


El Dorado Wine Country Tour from South Lake Tahoe
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El Dorado Wine Country Tour from South Lake Tahoe

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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.93
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$76.93
Visit the wineries near Lake Tahoe on this day trip to the El Dorado AVA (American Viticultural Area), a wine appellation outside the town of Placerville in the Sierra foothills. Accompanied by a wine guide, you’ll enjoy visits to multiple wineries, where tastings are included at the first three. Also included are a stop at Boa Vista fruit orchard, an outdoor picnic-style lunch, and transport from South Lake Tahoe. If you’re interested in wine or agriculture, this is a great way to see more of this region of Northern California. 
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* A traveler said: "It absolutely could not have been better! The tour guide was extremely knowledgable & informative. He was friendly & fun. The travel route was just gorgeous. And the prepared lunch was really really delicious. I highly recommend this tour & would enjoy doing it again!"


Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley
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Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley

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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.00
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$70.00
Travel all the way around scenic Lake Tahoe in a comfortable shuttle on this 7-hour tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll cover close to 70 miles (110km), making stops at the beautiful vistas of Sand Harbor and Emerald Bay. You’ll also visit a charming village at Squaw Valley Ski Resort, and explore Tahoe City on the lake’s north shore, stopping to purchase lunch. As you go, your guide will provide rich historical context for the beautiful landscape surrounding you.
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* A traveler said: "The views around the lake were breathtaking. The tour has the perfect mix of stops and opportunities to take pictures. The guide, Nevada Smith was excellent!!! Great tour."


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