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Lake Tahoe cruise
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Christmas Vacation Ideas in Lake Tahoe

When looking for the perfect place to spend Christmas, look no further than Lake Tahoe. From the sun shining off of the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains to Christmas light displays, this breathtaking scenery makes for the perfect backdrop to your holiday escape this season.

As you explore the scenic Lake Tahoe, be sure to stop by Squaw Valley Ski Resort and participate in Holidays at Squaw. Look for Santa while on the slopes, snuggle up around fire-pits and listen to carolers while sipping on hot cocoa. There are plenty of activities to do while at Squaw Valley, your family is sure to love every moment!

Take a scenic snowy sleigh or carriage ride with Borges Sleigh and Carriage Rides; taking in the beauty of Lake Tahoe in the winter season in handmade sleighs equipped with warm blankets, perfect for cuddling up to your loved ones. Each sleigh is pulled by 2,000 pound Blonde Belgian Draft Horses, fitted with jingle bells to make your snow-clad ride even more festive. Your driver will point out local landmarks and tell you stories throughout your journey.

More great activities available for your family are dinner cruises aboard the Tahoe Queen and M.S. Dixie cruise ships and sightseeing cruises aboard the Bleu Wave. Cruise the glossy waters of Lake Tahoe and take in sights like glacier caved granite, mountaintops, and landmarks like the whole of Emerald Bay, a designated Natural Landmark, and architectural feats like the Vikingsholm mansion and the remains of Mrs. Lora Josephine Knights Tea House on the only island on Lake Tahoe, Fannette Island.

To take some of the hassle out of planning your upcoming holiday vacation or trip, make sure to check out the pre-made vacation packages we have available. With multiple winter and skiing vacation packages to choose from, and the option to create your own dream winter vacation, you are sure to find exactly what you're looking for ! From skiing at Sierra at Tahoe or numerous other Ski Resorts to enjoying the sightseeing of a dinner cruise or romantic sleigh ride, this holiday season will be one you and your family won't soon forget!

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises Aboard The Tahoe Queen
Very informative and most delightful. The driver has a great sense of humor. Would recommend this tour to others. We took the Around the Lake Tahoe bus trip. The Tahoe Queen trip was just ok.
Carol Barnes - Corona, CA
M.S. Dixie II Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises
It was my Granddaughter's 21st birthday and this was one of the trips we planned on our visit to Lake Tahoe and Reno. Well I was using my portable oxygen and there were outlets to charge it. The views were amazing. The wait staff was so friendly and helpful. The information given made it easy to understand about the lake and it's history. When the cruise was over my Grand daughter said she would like her family to take a vacation there. She liked the views of the lake so much. Thank you for a memorable trip,and I would recommend anyone to go.
Debra Norris - Copperas Cove, Tx.
Lake Tahoe Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises Aboard The Tahoe Queen
We had a great time and the staff was very helpful . There was eight of us and we were able to fine space by the windows in the second floor cove and would go up top when not raining . A fun time was had by all . THANKS
Darrell Mortensen - Walnut Creek, CA
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