At the start of your Around Lake Tahoe Photographic Tour you and your companion will be picked up from your hotel in a luxury SUV.
This tour departs at 09:00am. Your guide will take you on a 72-mile drive along one of the most beautiful roads in America! As the mountainous scenery unfolds photo opportunities abound. Leaving the South Shore areas, your next location is one of the most photographed spots in the world - ‘Emerald Bay’. Emerald Bay’s deep green water is the site of the only island in Lake Tahoe, Fanette Island. The small structure atop the island is the teahouse, built by Lora Knight, who also constructed a 38-room Scandinavian-style castle built in 1929, located at the beach in Emerald Bay.
The journey continues as you wind around to the West shore of Lake Tahoe. Just a few miles past Emerald Bay is one of the spectacular Tahoe beaches. In season, you will take a short hike on Tahoe’s best hiking trail where the beautiful colors in the water will make you think you are in the Caribbean.
As you continue down the West shore there are famous Tahoe Mansions, as well as the home where they filmed Godfather 2. As you enter North Lake Tahoe, you will stop at a special location where 5 pound trout are often present.
As you continue around the Lake you will pass by and stop, if desired at the Cal-Neva, Lodge. This property was once owned by Frank Sinatra with his elusive ties to the mob. There are secret tunnels underneath this property where famous people like Marilyn Monroe, The Rat Pack, JFK, and many others used to stay out of public view. As we enter into Incline Village we will drive down to area where many of the homes start in the 50 million dollar range.
You then climb a 9,000 foot pass where you will have unparalleled views of the entire Lake and surrounding areas. Leaving Incline Village you will drive by the famous Ponderosa ranch, where Bonanza was filmed for many years. A minute from Incline village is another spectacular stop, where the huge rocks, amazing water color, and overall beauty exemplify is what Tahoe is famous for.
As part of the tour package, you will receive an edited DVD of spectacular images of you and your party shot on location. You are also entitled to 50 per cent discount on printing of your images.
At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Lake Tahoe.