San Francisco to Lake Tahoe

Day 1

Welcome to San Francisco!


Arrive at San Francisco International Airport by 4:00 pm, gather your belongings, and head towards your boutique hotel where your Trip Leader will greet you at 5:30 pm.

After settling into your hotel, meet with your group as your Trip Leader lays out the plan for an exciting week ahead.


Head out to either Fisherman’s Wharf or North Beach and enjoy your first dinner as a group. Extend your evening with an optional night out on the town or settle into your boutique hotel and rest up for the exciting adventures that await!

Day 2

Calaveras Big Trees State Park & Lake Tahoe


Wake up in San Francisco and enjoy breakfast at your boutique hotel.

Depart San Francisco and begin your journey east through the Great Central Valley, the largest agricultural region in the entire United States.


On the way to Lake Tahoe, make a stop at Calaveras Big Trees State Park to walk underneath Giant Sequoias, the largest living creatures on the planet.

Arrive in South Lake Tahoe, and take your first look at the largest alpine lake in the United States.


After checking into your boutique hotel, get orientated to the area with your Trip Leader.

Have the option of visiting a local brewery for dinner and craft beers.

Day 3

Explore Lake Tahoe


Wake up and enjoy breakfast and you ease into your day with a warm cup of coffee.

Head out to a nearby, secluded alpine lake, Fallen Leaf Lake, for a hike or snowshoeing if conditions permit. 


Following your adventure, head over to Heavenly Resort for a true “apres-ski”’ experience and to take an optional gondola ride for a higher elevation view of Lake

Tahoe and its surrounding peaks.


After watching the sunset over the surrounding snow-covered peaks, head out on the town with your group members for a night of exploring Lake Tahoe’s infamous casinos and nightlife.

Day 4

Napa Valley & Depart SF


Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and take included transportation back to our hotel in San Francisco. On the way, make a stop in Napa Valley for lunch and wine tasting.

Once back in San Francisco, say goodbye to your new friends and make your own way to the airport to catch your flight home departing after 4:00 pm or extend your stay in San Francisco.

If you will be extending your stay in San Francisco or the surrounding areas, be sure to ask your Trip Leader for suggestions on what to do.

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