Why choose us over the other guy?
Because we are the best! Sure everyone says that; but we have a very different philosophy & way of conducting our tours. Our tours are designed so that as soon as you hop in our vehicle, you feel like you are on vacation with a close friend. We are locals with a small, home based tour & shuttle business.
**Awarded 2016 Blue Ribbon Experience Award for providing compelling & captivating experiences**
We only offer private & semi private tours; our intimate tours allow people to hear the guide and feel more comfortable asking questions.
We are not fixed to a tight schedule that is set around herding people in & out of a tour bus. We have a start time and approximate end time, this allows us to leisurely enjoy all the beautiful locations. If you have trouble walking or keeping up with a group, you do not have to worry, we aren't in a hurry to get to the next stop.
We only book ONE tour per day; this allows us to take our time & not feel like we have to rush you through your tour so we can get back in time for the next tour. A stressed tour guide, is not a fun tour guide.
Since we only book one tour a day, we do book up very quickly & we rarely have cancellations. We only book over the phone, this allows you to ask any questions you may have and feel secure knowing your tour was actually booked.
We never cancel your tour due to light bookings or lack of interest. You don't have to worry that your bucket list tour will be cancelled at the last minute. When you book your tour with us, it takes a natural disaster for us to cancel your tour. We even arrive early to pick you up for your tour. We offer door to door service in California
We carefully choose the days and times of our tours for your maximum benefit. We go during the week, when traffic is lighter, (although we do run into construction at times) & people have already left the areas from their weekend fun. This also makes the places we go a little less crowded. We plan the shortest route so we do not spend your tour time driving more than we need to.
All of our tours are all-inclusive & include lunch, snacks, bottled water, entrance or tasting fees, & photos. (Price does not include suggested 20% driver gratuity) We choose places to eat that have a friendly local vibe & have a delicious variety of food. We choose eateries with healthy menu choices that are diet and allergy friendly. We never eat at a chain restaurant, you can have that anywhere.
We spend your tour time touring, other tours will set you free in a local strip mall as filler. We never drop you off to spend several hours of your tour shopping. You can shop at home, you pay for a tour, we give you a tour.
Our tours include photos. We are happy to take photos of you at each location we stop at. If you don't like having your picture taken, that's ok too, we still provide you with hundreds of scenic photos from each tour. We use Shutterfly to store tour photos and it costs you nothing to access and download the photos.
If all of this doesn't convince you to take our tours, check out our 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor & see what our guests are saying about us. We earned the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016. We've also been nominated for the Blue Ribbon Awards in Customer Service & Experience for 2014, 2015 & 2016.
We look forward to sharing the beauty of Tahoe & some good ole fashioned mountain love with you. Hugs are always free.
Alpine Sierra Tours and Shuttle Services offers our customers the opportunity to explore Lake Tahoe in the comfort of a private shuttle with excellent customer service. No need to worry about expensive parking fees or driving winding mountain roads, we also provide shuttle service to all of the major airports in the area.
All tours and shuttle services must begin or end in California