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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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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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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch
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Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch

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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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  • 3 hours
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$145.00
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Shared 2 Hours Group Surf Lesson at Venice Beach

Shared 2 Hours Group Surf Lesson at Venice Beach

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Learn to surf at one of California’s most famous spots during this introductory surfing class at Venice Beach. This class is suitable for all levels, whether it's your first time surfing or you are advancing your skills. Spend some time training on the beach, then hop in the Pacific Ocean for instruction in the water, followed by time for practice.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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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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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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2 Hour Sailing Cruise on Lake Tahoe
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2 Hour Sailing Cruise on Lake Tahoe

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Sail Tahoe Blue is the premier sailing charter in South Lake Tahoe. We offer a unique sailing adventure and include complementary local beer and wine, as well as non-alcoholic beverages on all of our daily cruises. Unlike other tour boats which take 50+ passengers, our sailing yacht, "Blue", limits our capacity to 18 passengers. If you care to enjoy the beauty of propulsion by Mother Nature without the sound and smell of an engine, come sail with us!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe
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Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe

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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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  • 10 to 12 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise

M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise

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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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  • 3 hours
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Small-Group Day Trip to Yosemite from Lake Tahoe
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Small-Group Day Trip to Yosemite from Lake Tahoe

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Explore the scenic highlights of Yosemite National Park on a full-day, small-group guided trip from Lake Tahoe with a lunchtime picnic beside Cascade Falls. Capture unforgettable images of the park’s soaring rock walls and craggy peaks then enjoy an invigorating hike to Yosemite Falls or Bridalveil Falls, where high-mountain rivers tumble from sheer granite cliffs. Spot rock climbers scaling the face of El Capitan, watch for deer in alpine meadows, and take in the timeless beauty of California’s High Sierra mountains.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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Wild West Day Trip from Lake Tahoe with Train Ride
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Wild West Day Trip from Lake Tahoe with Train Ride

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Go back in time to the old Wild West on this tour from South Lake Tahoe to Virginia City, Nevada, including a train ride on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. With a guide, you’ll start your day trip by minibus, driving along part of the Pony Express. When you reach Virginia City, a National Historic Landmark District, take a 6.5-mile round-trip train ride before enjoying free time in town to explore at your leisure, perhaps visiting museums or a historical saloon.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Emerald Bay Sunset Boat Charter - Romance on the Lake

Emerald Bay Sunset Boat Charter - Romance on the Lake

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Sit back and leave the driving to us while you enjoy beautiful Lake Tahoe in comfort and style aboard the luxurious Grateful Red. She is a 27- foot Mariah Z250 Limited Shabah, one of only two boats crafted in this stye. Includes Captain, guide, all gas, equipment and fun! This is the Ferrari of Lake Tahoe and has power and a smooth ride. This is the best way to see Emerald Bay up close and personal.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$550.00
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Full-Day Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour and Lake Tahoe's Iconic East Shore Trail

Full-Day Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour and Lake Tahoe's Iconic East Shore Trail

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Indulge Yourselves and experience more of Lake Tahoe's Scenic Coast. Enjoy all the Breathtaking views in Relaxed Comfort instead of catching your breath. Easily select the bike's electric assistance to your own personal preference. Cruise in comfort or choose to get a workout.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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Ski or Snowboard Rental in Lake Tahoe

Ski or Snowboard Rental in Lake Tahoe

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Hit the slopes of Tahoe this winter with a ski or snowboard rental package in South Lake Tahoe. You’ll be fitted by trained staff members who will make sure you leave with the boots, bindings, and skis or snowboard that are right for your skill level. Plus, receive maps of area resorts and tips about mountain safety. By reserving in advance, you’ll ensure you won’t miss out on rentals for your family during the busy ski season. Four rental locations are available, and you can choose a 1-, 2- or 3-day package.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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Yosemite and Glacier Point Tour from San Francisco by Amtrak

Yosemite and Glacier Point Tour from San Francisco by Amtrak

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If you have a couple of days to spare in San Francisco, head to the mountains on an overnight tour to Yosemite National Park by train. You'll travel by Amtrak to Fresno to spend the night before exploring the natural attractions of the park the next day, from El Capitan and Half Dome to Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite Falls, Glacier Point, Yosemite Valley Chapel, and Sentinel Bridge.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$489.00
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Skunk Train: Wolf Tree Turn from Willits

Skunk Train: Wolf Tree Turn from Willits

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This 2 hour round trip will take you from the Willits valley floor to the highest point on our rail line. During this trip you will pass through Tunnel #2 and descend into the redwood-thick Noyo River Canyon – an amazing ecological wonderland, and an excellent opportunity to discover the mighty giants that made Mendocino County famous. The train will stop briefly at Crowley while you enjoy the splendor of one of the oldest and most iconic trees along our route. The Wolf Tree was so named for the large growth off of one side – woodsman called these wolf trees because they choke out smaller trees and underbrush. Passengers are able to get off the train during our stop at Crowley, to better enjoy the views. You'll make the trip to Crowley on board one of our historic Diesel-Electric engines.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Dinner
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Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Dinner

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Leave the designated driving to the train conductor during this dinner ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train. Sit back in your seat on the refurbished Pullman train car from 1915-1917 and dig in to a meal crafted by Executive Chef Donald Young at your private table. You'll get scenic views of Napa towns such as Yountville, Oakville, and Rutherford on the way to St. Helena.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
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Yosemite One Day Trip 4 Hours in Park by Train and Bus

Yosemite One Day Trip 4 Hours in Park by Train and Bus

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Reach Yosemite easily from the Bay Area on this small-group tour from San Francisco. Avoid the cost of a rental car; you'll travel by bus and train to the park, where entrance fees are included and you'll be provided with a written tour guide. You can use your four hours there however you like, exploring at your leisure, before your return transportation.
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  • 15 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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LA in a Day Tour - Hollywood, Downtown and Santa Monica

LA in a Day Tour - Hollywood, Downtown and Santa Monica

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Los Angeles is a sprawling city, with its top attractions spread far and wide. With this tour, pack in three city neighborhoods—Hollywood, Downtown, and Santa Monica—in one day. Avoid cramped tour buses and generic commentary, and get a more intimate view of LA by exploring at street level in the company of a guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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Reel to Real: Hollywood & Downtown LA Tour

Reel to Real: Hollywood & Downtown LA Tour

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First-time visitors can uncover the history and culture of Los Angeles on this walking tour through two must-see neighborhoods: Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles. Learn about the beginnings of the movie business, see famed Tinseltown sights, and spot the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the TCL Chinese Theater. Then you're whisked via metro to enjoy the art nouveau elegance of LA's bustling downtown before breaking for lunch—at your own expense—at one of the city's foodie hubs, Grand Central Market.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Central Downtown LA Tour

Central Downtown LA Tour

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Los Angeles is always changing and you’ll witness it on our Central Downtown LA tour. Thought LA doesn’t have a downtown? It does and it’s the most dynamic, interesting part of the city. Many tourists don't know of DTLA (as it’s known here), but Angelenos do and they’re voting with their feet, as every week new restaurants, bars, Apple stores and apartment blocks open here. Many people don’t realize it’s also the best-preserved historic downtown of any major city in America (with great architecture). Join our Central Downtown LA tour and learn about the neighborhood where the city was born. We also stop for lunch at Grand Central Market (one of the best places in the U.S. for food according to Bon Appetit). * Tour starts 1pm daily * Children under 12 y.o. gain free entry * There’s a big range of food options and all types of diet can be accommodated (vegan, gluten-free etc)
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Elegant & Sophisticated Wine Food Pairing Experience from San Francisco

Private Elegant & Sophisticated Wine Food Pairing Experience from San Francisco

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Choose quality over quantity - our goal is to exceed your expectation! 100% Local San Francisco Accredited & Established Business Since 2004 100% Glowing Feedback Including TripAdvisor, BBB + A rating & More 100% Peace of Mind; Hassle-Free Booking & Worry-Free Tour Packages 100% Trusted, Licensed and Bonded Local Tour Operator Since 2004 100% Tailor-Made Custom Tours & Freedom to Customize a La Carte Unique Itineraries & Lifetime 5-Star Experiences Guaranteed High Level & First-Class Services - No hidden Fees & Satisfaction Guaranteed Superior & Awards Including TripAdvisor, BBB A+ Rating, Gold Award of Business Credibility Trust + SF Travel & Convention Bureau Award & More Authentic Tour Experiences and Unique Destinations Unavailable Elsewhere Family-Friendly Tour Operator + Local Passionate & Fun-loving Multilingual Tour Guides Luxury Vehicles, Go Where You Want to Go & Travel at Your Pace High-Profile VIP Clients; Top Travel Custom Services Specialist
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  • 8 hours
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San Francisco City Half-Day Private Custom Tour

San Francisco City Half-Day Private Custom Tour

Choose quality over quantity - our goal is to exceed your expectation! 100% Local San Francisco Accredited & Established Business Since 2004 100% Glowing Feedback Including TripAdvisor, BBB + A rating & More 100% Peace of Mind; Hassle-Free Booking & Worry-Free Tour Packages 100% Trusted, Licensed and Bonded Local Tour Operator Since 2004 100% Tailor-Made Custom Tours & Freedom to Customize a La Carte Unique Itineraries & Lifetime 5-Star Experiences Guaranteed High Level & First-Class Services - No hidden Fees & Satisfaction Guaranteed Superior & Awards Including TripAdvisor, BBB A+ Rating, Gold Award of Business Credibility Trust + SF Travel & Convention Bureau Award & More Authentic Tour Experiences and Unique Destinations Unavailable Elsewhere Family-Friendly Tour Operator + Local Passionate & Fun-loving Multilingual Tour Guides Luxury Vehicles, Go Where You Want to Go & Travel at Your Pace High-Profile VIP Clients; Top Travel Custom Services Specialist
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  • 4 hours
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Private Napa Wine Train Glamorous Dining Experience from San Francisco

Private Napa Wine Train Glamorous Dining Experience from San Francisco

Choose quality over quantity - our goal is to exceed your expectation! 100% Local San Francisco Accredited & Established Business Since 2004 100% Glowing Feedback Including TripAdvisor, BBB + A rating & More 100% Peace of Mind; Hassle-Free Booking & Worry-Free Tour Packages 100% Trusted, Licensed and Bonded Local Tour Operator Since 2004 100% Tailor-Made Custom Tours & Freedom to Customize a La Carte Unique Itineraries & Lifetime 5-Star Experiences Guaranteed High Level & First-Class Services - No hidden Fees & Satisfaction Guaranteed Superior & Awards Including TripAdvisor, BBB A+ Rating, Gold Award of Business Credibility Trust + SF Travel & Convention Bureau Award & More Authentic Tour Experiences and Unique Destinations Unavailable Elsewhere Family-Friendly Tour Operator + Local Passionate & Fun-loving Multilingual Tour Guides Luxury Vehicles, Go Where You Want to Go & Travel at Your Pace High-Profile VIP Clients; Top Travel Custom Services Specialist
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  • 8 hours
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Yosemite 2 Days From San Francisco Afternoon Departure

Yosemite 2 Days From San Francisco Afternoon Departure

Yosemite 2 days trip from San Francisco afternoon departure at 4:30 from Salesforce Plaza area. Stay the night in Merced that will cost much less than San Francisco. Spend 8 Hours in Yosemite Valley on Day 2. Eco friendly, Ideal if you are independent and like the freedom to self explore. We provide a sightseeing map. Relaxed travel on comfortable train with cafe car, electric outlets and restrooms. Stay the night at hotel of your choice in Merced. Next morning full size bus takes you up to Yosemite. You see Merced River, Arch Rock, Bridalveil Fall, El Capitan, Sentinel Rock, and Yosemite Falls. Past the Chapel crossing the Sentinel Bridge you see the iconic Half Dome. Lunch available at Visitor Center. See Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite Theater and American Native Village of The Ahwahneechee. Easy 15 to 30 minutes walk east towards Happy Isles and Mirror Lake or west towards to Yosemite Valley Lodge. Time to take a short hike. Board the bus to Merced in time to connect with the train.
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  • 2 days
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What people are saying about Rail Tours in California

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Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley
"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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Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch
"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."..."
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Shared 2 Hours Group Surf Lesson at Venice Beach
"Instructors gave the advice that helped me lose my fear and get up on the surfboard! Now, I love surfing!"..."
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Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II
"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."..."
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2 Hour Sailing Cruise on Lake Tahoe
"The crew insured everyone was having a great time good music they provided us with drinks insures everyone’s safety"..."
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Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe
"Riding the helcopter itself was a new experience and it was amazing for all my family. But the time is so short."..."
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M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise
"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."..."
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Small-Group Day Trip to Yosemite from Lake Tahoe
"The views were spectacular and we saw so much of the park in one day! Snowshoe John was a great guide and host! Highly recommend"..."
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Wild West Day Trip from Lake Tahoe with Train Ride
"It was hot and smoky around the Lake Tahoe area. We loved it. We would do it again. And would recommend it"..."
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Emerald Bay Sunset Boat Charter - Romance on the Lake
"This was a family celebration. Worth every penny. Bryan is a great caption and full of interesting Tahoe stories."..."
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Full-Day Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour and Lake Tahoe's Iconic East Shore Trail
"The equipment was in great shape and worked well. Amazing views on the bike trail. Great customer service"..."
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Yosemite and Glacier Point Tour from San Francisco by Amtrak
"We had a wonderful trip to Yosemite. Everything was well organised with plenty of time given at each spot to take photos or to just simply stand and admire the stunning scenery. Plenty of useful information was given and our driver was very friendly and helpful. He did everything possible to ensure that we got the most out of our trip. Thank you."..."
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Skunk Train: Wolf Tree Turn from Willits
"Riding on a vintage railroad through the redwoods was awesome. It was fun to be in a restored coach car being pulled by an old Diesel engine."..."
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Yosemite One Day Trip 4 Hours in Park by Train and Bus
"Had not been to Yosemite in almost 40 years. With just a week in the Bay Area only had a day to spar. The train trip in the morning was great sightseeing ( and people seeing too). Bus from Merced to the Park was comfortable and provided a lot of "the view". Should have stayed overnight! That would have meant a full day in the park. Returning the same day in the dark made for a long day. Don't recommend for families , unless you overnight. Great experience - will do again when time allows."..."
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LA in a Day Tour - Hollywood, Downtown and Santa Monica
"Damien was an awesome tour guide. Very knowledgeable and personable. It was our first time doing a walking tour and I enjoyed every minute of it. It felt personalized as it was only myself and my girlfriend on the tour. We were able to gain insight and knowledge about things in LA would would have not otherwise learned. Great job and thank you."..."
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Central Downtown LA Tour
"My wife and I took this walking tour and we couldn't have been happier. Our expert guide was Stuart Wood, and he was exceptional. He knew the fascinating history of LA inside and out, and he brought it to colorful life through captivating stories. He gave us the details about the architecture and growth of this vibrant city. Get out of your car and see the city on foot. We were so glad we did this tour, it really was special and brought it to life–– don't miss it."..."

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