Private Tour of Lake Tahoe & the California Gold Country

Tour Number

Activity Level

440969


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Beautiful Lake Tahoe with a Fun California Gold Mining Adventure


From Sacramento this custom tour travels through the gold rush towns of Folsom and Placerville before continuing on to Lake Tahoe. We will stop at Folsom Prison where Johnny Cash performed Folsom Prison Blues.
Then on to historic Placerville to visit a historic gold mine and stamp mill.

Next we will drive through the Sierra Nevada Mountains to an altitude over 6000 ft. , this journey is almost as beautiful as the lake itself. At Lake Tahoe we will spend time at the lake hiking, visiting museums, and enjoying all the sights that make this area a world class destination.

Driving past Donner Lake we will continue on to another gold rush town, Nevada City. From here we will visit what was California's largest hydraulic gold mining operation, with a museum, hiking and gold panning. Drifting through the meadow and oak countryside will lead us to beautiful Empire Mine State Historic Park.

Itinerary

*Day 1
-Sacramento hotel or prearranged pick-up location
-Folsom Prison Museum
-Gold Bug Mine
-City of Placerville for lunch and window shopping
-Winery stop
-Lake Tahoe for hotel check-in
-Spend time at the lake
-Dinner / Casinos / Heavenly village

*Day 2
-Hotel pick up
-Taylor Creek Museum
-Eagle Lake hike -- 1. 7 miles (2. 7 km) round trip
-Tahoe City or Squaw Valley for lunch
-Emigrant Trail Museum
-Donner Pass summit tunnel hike --minimum . 5 miles (. 80 km) round trip
-Nevada City for hotel check-in and dinner

*DAY 3
-Hotel pick-up
-Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park
-Deserted Gold rush city of North Bloomfield
-Lunch in Grass Valley
-Empire Mine State Historic Park
-Auburn for dinner
-Return to your Sacramento hotel or prearranged location

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection

Duration: 3 days

Due to the weather or traffic the length of the tour may vary slightly.
Adding additional activities will also lengthen our trip.

Transportation

Comfortable air-conditioned Chevrolet Tahoe.

What’s Included

Other: - My time & service as your local guide
- Transportation, fuel
- Bottled water
- State & National Park admission fees and permits
- Unlimited smiles

Estimated Local Cash Needed

209 USD - 9 USD - Gold Bug Mine entrance fee
200 USD - We will stop for meals along the route, options exist in different price ranges.

What’s Extra

Other: Lodging costs 400-800 USD (2 nights) and would be determined in advance. I can provide advice on options.

- Meals and drinks

- Souvenirs and/or Incidentals

OPTIONS: (additional cost)
- Wine tasting in Placerville
- Whiskey distillery (tasting) in Placerville
- M.S. Dixie paddle wheeler for a day or dinner cruise
- Kayaking, jet skiing, water skiing, boating, parasailing, biking & horseback riding
- Vikingsholm Castle
- Treetop Adventure Park
- Truckee river raft trip
- Squaw Valley Gondola & Olympic Museum
- Gatekeepers Museum
- Bridgeport Covered Bridge State Park

Restrictions

I am not allowed to guide inside some state museums, state parks etc. due to local restrictions, but I will accompany you. Pets may not be welcome as they are not allowed on trails inside many park areas.

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    1225 USD PER TOUR(for up to 4 people) (duration: 3 days) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    440969


    Categories

    Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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