Driving Lake Tahoe: A Self-Guided Tour from South Lake Tahoe to Tahoe City

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Experience the breathtaking beauty of Lake Tahoe and its surrounding snow-capped mountains on a self-guided driving tour from South Lake Tahoe to Tahoe City. Explore the mesmerizing state parks of Emerald Bay, Eagle Lake, D.L. Bliss, and Sugar Pine as you drive along the West shore of the lake. Delve into the fascinating history of Lake Tahoe, from its Native American heritage to the early settlers and historic summer homes. Immerse yourself in the stunning natural landscapes and have the option to embark on hikes to Vikingsholm, Eagle Falls, and Eagle Rock. Hear captivating stories about the colorful characters of Tahoe, the pine forests, and the history of gaming in the area. This tour can be completed in about two hours without stops, but you'll have the chance to visit various state parks along the way. Download the VoiceMap mobile app and prepare for an unforgettable journey through the wonders of Lake Tahoe.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 2 hours - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedSelf Guided Experience
  • Stunning state parks along Lake Tahoe's West shore
  • Optional hikes to Vikingsholm, Eagle Falls, and Eagle Rock
  • Picturesque splendor of Lake Tahoe and snow-capped mountains
  • Learn about Tahoe's colorful characters and early Native American history
  • Explore historic homes dating back to the late 1800s
  • Voicemap app for android and ios
  • Lifetime access to this tour in english
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Food and drink
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Transportation

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Welcome to the captivating self-guided tour, "Driving Lake Tahoe", where you'll embark on a scenic journey from South Lake Tahoe to Tahoe City. Get ready to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Lake Tahoe's West shore and discover the hidden gems that dot its pristine landscape.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can anticipate a total duration of 120 to 150 minutes of pure awe and exploration. The itinerary provides you with the flexibility to start, pause, or restart the audio tour at your convenience, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in this picturesque experience. Along the way, you'll pass by enchanting landmarks such as the Tallac Historic Site, Inspiration Point Vista, Emerald Bay State Park, D.L. Bliss State Park, and many more.

Who is this for?

This self-guided tour is an ideal choice for nature enthusiasts, history buffs, and adventure seekers of all ages. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple on a romantic getaway, or a family on a thrilling vacation, this tour caters to everyone who appreciates the wonders that Lake Tahoe has to offer.

Why book this?

Embarking on the "Driving Lake Tahoe" tour is an extraordinary opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Lake Tahoe's surroundings. As you drive along its shimmering waters, you'll be captivated by the snow-capped mountains that frame the landscape, creating a breathtaking backdrop for your journey. Along the way, you'll learn about the rich history of Lake Tahoe, from its early Native American roots to the tales of its first settlers. You'll also discover historic homes dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s, offering a glimpse into the region's past.

Good to know

Prior to embarking on this adventure, make sure to install the VoiceMap mobile app and use the code provided on your confirmation ticket. This self-guided audio tour allows you to set your own pace, ensuring you have ample time to indulge in the natural wonders of Lake Tahoe. Keep in mind that this tour typically takes around two hours without any stops, but you'll have the option to visit various state parks along the way (parking fees not included). Don't forget your camera to capture the breathtaking views that await you!


Travelers who have experienced the "Driving Lake Tahoe" tour have raved about the stunning beauty of the scenery and the wealth of historical knowledge shared throughout the journey. They were enchanted by the picturesque splendor of Lake Tahoe, as well as the captivating stories about Tahoe's colorful characters and its rich Native American heritage. Overall, the tour left visitors with a deep appreciation for the natural wonders and intriguing history that Lake Tahoe has to offer.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Your Itinerary

South Lake Tahoe

(Pass by)

The tour takes place in South Lake Tahoe.

Camp Richardson Marina

(Pass by)

The tour passes by the Camp Richardson Marina.

Tallac Historic Site

(Pass by)

The tour passes by the Tallac Historic Site.

Inspiration Point Vista

(Pass by)

The tour includes an optional stop at Inspiration Point Vista.


(Pass by)

The tour passes by Vikingsholm.

Emerald Bay State Park

(Pass by)

The tour passes by Emerald Bay State Park.

D.L. Bliss State Park

(Pass by)

The tour passes by D.L. Bliss State Park.

Meeks Bay Beach

(Pass by)

The tour passes by Meeks Bay Beach.

Sugar Pine State Park

(Pass by)

The tour passes by Sugar Pine State Park.

Chambers Landing Bar and Restaurant

(Pass by)

The tour passes by the Chambers Landing Bar and Restaurant.

Eagle Rock Hiking Trail

(Pass by)

The tour passes by Eagle Rock Hiking Trail.

Gatekeeper's Museum

(Pass by)

The tour passes by the Gatekeeper's Museum.

Tahoe City

(Pass by)

The tour ends in Tahoe City.



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Doug R

An excellent, easy to use self-guided tour offering valuable information & interesting stories of Lake Tahoe and it’s intriguing communities


We did have a bit of trouble getting the self-guided tour started; however, once we got the tour going, it was well narrated and very informative. Hikes, vistas, photo ops, restaurants were all pointed out - giving us enough time to determine whether we wanted to partake in activities offered. The tour paused and resumed on demand. An inexpensive way of learning about the area.


Horrible experience. Don’t even think about driving around the lake. Too many people PARKING in the road, too many pedestrians AND bumper to bumper traffic. Was not a good experience at all. And with the number of people in the Tahoe/Truckee area, a peaceful vacation is impossible. I’m going somewhere else next vacation.


We tried 2 different days to use it. The first day it worked for about 10 minutes until we stopped at one of the sites. When we tried to restart it it would not work. The next day we tried it again and that day it would not do anything.


The audio tour seemed very informative and interesting. The directions were clear as well. Unfortunately we didn’t find out until we got to Camp Richardson that the route to Tahoe City is closed in the winter. I would do this tour again but maybe have a disclaimer for the winter time.

Lalena C

Educational, interesting and pretty sites to see. Saw parts of Tahoe I’ve never seen before. Liked how it tracked where we were.


We loved using the driving tour from South Lake Tahoe to Tahoe City! The driving directions were clear and gave plenty of advance warning about lanes to be in. The background info was interesting. The route took us off the beaten path a little and pointed out som locations that we would have skipped. We stopped a few times and hiked. My only trouble was that the app owner said to end the route if stopping for more than a few minutes. I was not able to resume the route and had to download everything all over which was hard in a remote hiking area. But one I got the hang of the features provided, it was great! I plan to use Voice Map again.


Poor tour information. We did travel twice around the Lake Tahoe and both times used Audio Tours: VoiceMap ($11.99) and Action Tour Guide ($10). Strongly recommend to by Auction Tour guide .


We enjoyed it so much that we added the rest of the tours around the lake. Some issues when you stop and start, and lost signal once.


This was amazing and learned so much that e decided to add the next 2 tours and complete the lake. The only issue is when you pause and stop. It was sometimes difficult to get the your playing again. Did also lose signal once.
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