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NEW YEAR’S
Winter Fun Week
at Lake Tahoe
Sat. Dec. 29 2018-Sat. Jan. 5th, 2019

Featuring included group activities  
 *Snowmobiling            * Sleigh Ride
* Scenic Lake Tahoe Cruise on a three story paddle wheeler with two enclosed decks offering panoramic windows + one scenic observation deck

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Join us for a fun week of Winter Fun and an exciting New Year’s Eve celebration.

We will spend 7 nights at the ski in ski out Harrah’s Resort and Casino just a short walk from the Heavenly Valley Ski Resort Gondola and Village featuring numerous restaurants, shops, pubs, even an ice skating rink, a movie theater and a bowling alley.  

We will enjoy great skiing, plus snowmobiling, sleigh riding, ice skating and snow tubing.

We will also enjoy a 2 hour scenic cruise on Lake Tahoe aboard a large 3 story paddlewheel boat featuring two indoor decks with panoramic windows and one outdoor observation deck.

Each evening we will enjoy a different optional group activity in either Harrah’s or in Heavenly Village, just a short walk from our resort.

Harrah’s offers another great feature to all rooms.   All of Harrah’s rooms have 2 bathrooms!  That’s right, so whether you are travelling alone, or with a friend, or ask us to assign a roommate to you, every person will have their own private bathroom!  This is a huge convenience when getting ready each morning for our activity of the day or winding down each evening.

Harrah’s also has 8 restaurants including those for a quick bite, a casual meal, a buffet and for upscale dining.  (There is even a Starbucks inside Harrah’s)

Harrah’s also has a fitness center, indoor pool, indoor Jacuzzi and sauna all included for use in your trip.

Free wifi is also included every day at our resort.

There is also a spa offering massages and facials available upon appointment and chargeable to your room.

There are also bars and a great nightclub for dancing the night away.

Nightclub – PEEK 

Featuring over 6,700 square feet of optimal nightlife and live entertainment space.

Exceptional views, video poker, specialty cocktails and dining await you at the Highlander Bar. Indulge in one of our specialty cocktails like the Forest Rita or Captain's Coconutty Coloda. Panoramic views of Lake Tahoe allow you to relax and take in the scenery any time of day. Join us on the 18th floor of Harrah's for a bar experience like no other. 

Hours of Operation Monday-Friday, 3pm-6am. Sat/Sun, 9am-6am. Late night dining available from 11pm-6am. 

Late night Breakfast only $4.99 from 11pm-6am! Enjoy 2 eggs, 1 piece of bacon or sausage, and a piece of toast. 

Plus, Harrah’s features Vegas style shows on Friday and Saturday nights, Live Blues music on Tuesday nights and Casino action every night.  No trip to Lake Tahoe would be complete without a stop at The Cabo Wabo Cantina in Harveys Casino, adjacent to Harrah’s.  Harvey’s is Sammy Hagar’s popular hotspot. The lounge stays open well into night with live entertainment five nights per week! You can always count on a good crowd at Cabo Wabo.

You can also make the short walk to Heavenly Village for more restaurants, shops and bars, plus a movie theater and even an outdoor ice skating rink, located in the heart of Heavenly village.

There is also the popular Hard Rock, located just a short walk from our resort and lively nightclub dancing with live music at the French Mont Blue resort, also a short walk from our resort.

On New Year’s Eve there will be fireworks over Heavenly Village which we will be able to gather together to take the short walk from our Resort to the village to admire them with the fanfare and excitement in the air. (or you can view it from the resort if you wish).

 If you have never been to a ski village, the energy is always bubbling with fun, throughout the walkways filled with restaurants, cafes, shops, pubs and more.

 

HAPPY HOURS –
3pm-5pm EVERYDAY!  2-for-1 cocktails at the Highlander Bar on the 18th floor of Harrahs – A great relaxing way to enjoy the views after a day of skiing, so join us as we gather each day for happy hour drinks and views at the Highlander.

Daily itinerary:

Saturday December 29th -  Arrive on your own into Reno Nevada any time today
You can take the South Lake Tahoe Express Shuttle from the airport to Harrah’s any time between 10am and 11:30pm for just $29. (located next to baggage carousel #5).

 Tonight we will enjoy a welcome orientation at 7pm inside Harrah’s, followed by a group dinner to socialize with your new friends.

Sunday December 30th – Our first day is a relaxing day.  We will be picked up at our resort by the boat company at 11am and driven the short four miles to Zephyr Cove where we will enjoy a leisurely and scenic two and a half hour boat cruise on Lake Tahoe to Emerald Bay and back to Zephyr Cove.  The boat has two indoor decks with panoramic windows plus an outdoor observation deck.  All decks are non smoking so everyone can enjoy the fresh air.  Bathrooms and a café are also available.

Considered one of South Lake Tahoe’s most entertaining and affordable water activities, the Daytime Scenic Cruise on Lake Tahoe has been voted “Best Cruise in Nevada” by Nevada Magazine. This 2.5-hour scenic daytime cruise offers fabulous photo opportunities of the snowcapped mountains surrounding beautiful Lake Tahoe, plus fresh Lake Tahoe air, which has a way of invigorating everyone.  As you cruise to Emerald Bay, you'll learn how it was formed, some of its fascinating history, and enjoy a special video presentation. With plenty of room to spread out and get comfortable, you’ll quickly settle in and find the best place on-deck to snap magazine-worthy photos.

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Gorgeous Lake Tahoe and the paddlewheel boat sightseeing cruise experience for gorgeous lake scenery and photos.

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Our sightseeing boat for our panoramic cruise on Lake Tahoe.

We will be driven back to our resort at Harrah’s for the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
At the end of your day, join us for happy hour from 3-5pm for 2-for-1 cocktails at the Highlander Bar on the 18th floor of Harrahs.
Tonight, join us for an optional evening of bowling.

Monday Dec. 31st - Today we will enjoy a 2 hour snowmobile tour from noon til 2pm with shuttle pickup at 11am for the short four mile drive to the start point of our snowmobile tour along Zephyr Cove. 

Our Snowmobile tour will give you the option of single or double riding and they will pick us up at our resort and take us to their facility, then give us a brief orientation and then we are off for a two hour tour through a winter wonderland with a stop midway for a break to look out over the panoramic views of Heavenly Valley. 

Scenic Lakeviews
This 2-hour, scenery-focused Lakeview Snowmobile Tour departs from Zephyr Cove Resort, just 4 miles from the Stateline casinos. Cruise over mountain meadows to peaks nearly 9,000 feet above sea level. Glide through towering pine and aspen…breathe in the fresh air, marvel at the amazing scenery

Helmets are provided to all.  Snow suits are available for rental including parka, ski pants and boots and gloves ($25).  Goggles are available for rent if desired too ($8).  The tour is guided by a professional local guide.  We will ride 2 persons per snowmobile (with the option to upgrade to your own snowmobile if you wish for $55 or for only $40 for anyone 55 years old and above or anyone with a valid AAA membership card)
After our snowmobile tour we will be driven back to our resort.

At the end of your day, join us for happy hour from 3-5pm for 2-for-1 cocktails at the Highlander Bar on the 18th floor of Harrahs. 

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 Snowmobiling with gorgeous views of Lake Tahoe.

Tonight we will enjoy a festive and exciting New Year’s Eve celebration.  There are many celebrations in both our resort and at the restaurants and bars in the Heavenly village, within walking distance of our resort.

Then we will enjoy the incredible fireworks display from the Heavenly Village and then all are free to stay celebrating in the pubs of Heavenly Village as long as you like and then make the short walk back to our resort at your leisure (approx. 5 minutes walk).

Tuesday Jan. 1st  –  Today is a free day to relax at your leisure and enjoy the resort’s amenities including an indoor pool, indoor whirlpool, fitness center and several restaurants, cafes and even Starbucks in the resort!  Free wifi is also included daily at our resort, so if you wish to just relax at the resort, enjoy yourself.  You may also wish to book a massage or a facial at the spa.

If you wish, you can take optional excursions which can be booked by the hotel concierge such as snowshoeing, snow tubing, or at your leisure, you can walk back into Heavenly Village where you will find ice skating and of course, the magnificent skiing on over 95 runs from Heavenly Ski Resort, where the gondola is located right in the Heavenly Village and where ski rental and storage are available for a ski in and out experience. 

At the end of your day, join us for happy hour from 3:30-5:30pm

Tonight, its our movie night, so join us for an optional group outing to the movie theater in Heavenly Village, just a short walk from our resort.

Wednesday Jan. 2nd and Thursday Jan. 3rd - For the skiers in our group, these are the two best days for skiing, as the slopes are the least busy and you can enjoy two great days on the slopes skiing Heavenly Valley, a member of the Vail Ski Resorts family and one of the largest ski resorts in the US.

It has 97 runs, of all abilities and 30 lifts, meaning you will never run out of fun!

If you tire of the 97 great runs at Heavenly, you can always take a ski shuttle to the great ski runs at nearby Kirkwood Ski Resort, or the ski shuttle to Squaw Valley Ski Resort, once host to the Winter Olympic Games.

For non-skiers, these are great days for ice skating, snow tubing, snowshoeing, hot air balloon rides, or other activities which you can book at the concierge desk of our resort.  The snow tubing and ice skating are both located at Heavenly and thus you can walk to them easily from our resort.  Non skiers may also enjoy just the scenic gondola ride.  It’s the same gondola that skiers take, but for non-skiers, you don’t have to buy a ski lift ticket, but instead just purchase a gondola ride ticket.  The ride lasts approx. 10-15 minutes in an enclosed weather protected gondola taking several passengers at once from the bottom of the mountain to the mid-mountain drop off where non skiers can enjoy a scenic observation deck and restaurant, while skiers can enjoy great runs and a transfer point to several chair lifts to the mountain top for fabulous skiing of all ability levels.

Wednesday evening, join us for an optional happy hour at the restaurant at the mid-mountain restaurant at the top of the gondola and then enjoy the gondola ride back down the mountain with beautiful views of Lake Tahoe aglow in the night lights.  Then, back at our resort, join us for our dance night in the Peek nightclub at Harrah’s.

Thursday evening, if you wish, join us for an optional evening of ice skating in the outdoor ice rink at Heavenly Village under the lights

Friday January 4th – The morning is at leisure and then this afternoon we will enjoy a group one hour horse drawn sleigh ride.

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At the end of your day, join us for one final happy hour from 3:30-5:30pm at Harrah’s on the 18th floor and then an optional farewell dinner followed by an optional Vegas style show or concert featuring famed pop artists in the Harrah’s showroom.

Saturday Jan. 5th – Today its time to go home.  You can take the South Lake Tahoe Express Shuttle to the airport from Harrah’s any time between 10am and 11:30pm for just $29.

Trip Cost:

Your Lake Tahoe New Year’s Winter Adventure Week Includes:

  • 7 nights first class accommodations at Harrahs Lake Tahoe Resort and Casino in Premium rooms with 2 queen beds and 2 bathrooms!
  • 2 hour snowmobile tour
  • Two and a half hour cruise on Lake Tahoe on a three story paddle wheeler with two enclosed decks offering panoramic windows and one observation deck.
  • 60 minute Sleigh ride
  • Non smoking Roommate matching based on gender
  • Free WiFi for two devices per room

Only $1899 + $189 tax (Taxes include state and local taxes and include Harrah’s mandatory resort fee)
Optional single room supplement $825

A $400 deposit is due 7 days after booking.  Balance payments are due October 19th.

Cancel policy for this trip:  If you have traveled with us before then you are part of our “Ohana”, a Hawaiian term meaning family.  As part of our travel family, you can cancel for a full refund until August 29th.  If you have not traveled with us before you can cancel by the same August 29th date and your deposit will then be transferrable to any singles trip we offer within 2 years of your trip start date.

After August 29th all payments are non-refundable.

Travel insurance is available for purchase upon request

 

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