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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

1. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

Embark on a full-day tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon with a narrated bus tour. Throughout the day, admire scenic views of the Joshua Tree Forest National Park, the Hoover Dam, the Colorado River, and the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Start with pickup from Las Vegas and meet your professional driver/guide who will provide information about the sights along the way. Have a light nutritious breakfast and your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap during the tour. Enjoy a 15-minute stop at the Hoover Dam for a photo opportunity and an amazing view of the Bypass Bridge. Upon arrival at the West Rim, enjoy your first views of the majestic Colorado River below. Take in the spectacular views from Eagle and Guano points. If you hike the trail at Guano Point, reach the West Rim’s highest point, where the views of the Colorado River below are breathtaking. Visit the Hualapai Ranch, a Native American settlement where you can watch a shootout, play cowboy games, or take a wagon ride. Afterwards, return to Las Vegas with drop-off at your hotel.

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Las Vegas 3-Hour Night Tour by Open-Top Bus

2. Las Vegas 3-Hour Night Tour by Open-Top Bus

Climb aboard an open-top double decker bus for a 3-hour night tour of Las Vegas, and experience the neon lights and electric buzz of “Sin City” after dark. Drive down the Las Vegas Strip, and see dancing fountains and erupting volcanoes! Pass the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign at the gateway to the city, and continue downtown to the Golden Nugget. Here, take in the incredible Fremont Street Experience as you leave the bus for a guided walking tour to the famous Fremont sound and light show. Check out the artists' kiosks, and admire the costumed entertainers. Return to the bus and drive back to the Las Vegas Strip. Add on a 24-hour hop-on and hop-off bus ticket to your night tour, and experience Las Vegas at your own pace. Enjoy extraordinary shopping opportunities and themed resorts, including monuments that evoke the romance of Venice, Paris, and New York. You will get access to 2 unique routes, with unlimited hop-on and hop-off privileges at multiple stops along the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Vegas. Red Route: • Excalibur • Hard Rock Hotel • Bally's • Fabulous Las Vegas Sign/Harley Davidson • Circus Circus • Wynn Resort • LINQ Promenade (High Roller valet) • Tropicana Hotel • Wyndham Blue Route: • Golden Nugget • El Cortez • Stratosphere • World-Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop • The Mob Museum

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Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Las Vegas

3. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Las Vegas

Who would you like to meet at the World Famous Madame Tussauds Las Vegas? Featuring lifelike wax creations of your favorite celebrities, Madame Tussauds lets you “grab hold” of your favorite stars with interactive displays that allow you to be a part of the action: • Put on your poker face with Lady Gaga • Go on tour with Katy Perry or Beyoncé • Touch a shirtless Justin Bieber  • Step inside our UFC Octagon with Chuck Liddell • Don the signature bunny ears and lounge around with Hugh Hefner • Relive the hangover with Mike, Phil and Alan • Chill with the 'Boss Dogg' and sit in Snoop Dogg's throne • Meet Donny and Marie Osmond on stage Your ticket includes entrance to the Marvel Superheroes 4D experience. Marvel's superhero gang has been brought to life in the new movie only at Madame Tussauds!  Take pictures with Spiderman, The Hulk and the leader of the S.H.I.E.L.D himself, Nick Fury. The climax of the experience is a 360º animated 4D cinema attraction, complete with high-impact special effects ranging from water and wind to tremors and shakes, making you feel like you're a part of the action! The story unites a crack team of Super Heroes including Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Iron Man in a battle against one of Marvel’s most notorious villains in an action-packed adventure set right here in Las Vegas!

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Las Vegas: Entry to Madame Tussauds with a Gondola Cruise

4. Las Vegas: Entry to Madame Tussauds with a Gondola Cruise

Mix with megastars and get face-to-face with the famous only at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, the world’s greatest wax museum! Meet Marvel’s megastars, Nick Fury, Hulk, Spidey, and Cap and witness a Marvel Super Heroes 4D experience. Take a ride on Miley’s life-size wrecking ball and bow down to Queen Bey. Then spin a DJ set with headliner Steve Aoki. Take a plunge in our pool of a million poker chips and party with the Wolf Pack boys. It’s the best of Vegas in one unforgettable place. Next, take a gondola cruise on the water outside the iconic Venetian Hotel and Casino with views of the famous Las Vegas Strip. Float beneath bridges, beside cafes, under balconies, all while coasting down the Grand Canal. From the soothing sound of the water to the romantic songs of the gondoliers, you might even think you have been transported to Venice.

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Las Vegas: Small Group 3-Hour Hoover Dam Mini Tour

5. Las Vegas: Small Group 3-Hour Hoover Dam Mini Tour

Enjoy a compact guided tour of the Hoover Dam from Las Vegas, and take the chance to see this man-made wonder up close. Admire views of the dam and Lake Mead — America’s largest reservoir. Benefit from pickup and drop-off at selected hotels. Get picked up in Las Vegas and relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 40-minute drive to the Hoover Dam. Arrive at the dam and cross the Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, where your guide will park.  Head up to the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Walkway on foot and take in the spectacular bird’s-eye view over the dam and the nearby Colorado River. Stop at Hemenway Park, where you’ll notice some desert bighorn sheep often hang out. Continue onto the Lake Mead Lookout for panoramic views of the man-made aquatic wonder. After this, drive across the dam to various lookout points and stop to take photos at the most picturesque spots, guaranteed.  At the end of your activity, you’ll head back to Las Vegas, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel or your preferred location on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Las Vegas: “O” by Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio

6. Las Vegas: “O” by Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio

“O” pays homage to the magic of theatre, where all is possible. Go on a journey inspired by street performances, extravagant operas, and everything in between. A family-friendly show, this once-in-a-lifetime performance will leave you breathless, and provide great memories for years to come. Gravity-defying acrobats, synchronized swimmers, brave divers, and enchanting characters all combine in this awe-inspiring show where water plays the main role. There is even a pool with 1.5 million gallons of water. This aquatic adventure from Cirque du Soleil includes a guardian sailing along the water on his upside-down umbrella, and a pyromaniac who takes a calm stroll while combusting into flames. See the show that has amazed and inspired Las Vegas audiences since 1998, and is regarded as one of Cirque du Soleil’s most popular shows.

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From Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Half-Day Kayak Tour

7. From Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Half-Day Kayak Tour

Swap the lights of Las Vegas for one day on a nature day trip and guided kayaking adventure in nearby Arizona. Travel to beautiful Willow Beach, surrounded by steep canyon walls along the Colorado River, the site of your kayaking activity. A great escape into rugged nature for the day. Start with a hotel pickup from the Las Vegas Strip. After arriving at Willow Beach Marina, get fitted for your kayak and away you go with your guide. Paddle north on the crystal clear Colorado River while your guide points out wildlife and geological features in your surroundings. Arrive at the Emerald Cave about 2 miles in — explore the grotto-syle cave with pristine green-colored waters. Remember your waterproof camera, you’ll need it. Next, take a short hike to visit the historical site of the River Gauger's home that overlooks the river for a great photo opportunity and amazing views. Here your guide will share history about the River Gaugers. After a quick pit stop for some snacks and refreshments, head back to the river with cool, flowing water that stays at 12 degrees all year round. Soak up the picturesque natural attractions as you meander your way back to your launching point, before catching your ride back to Sin City.

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Las Vegas: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 30+ Attractions

8. Las Vegas: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 30+ Attractions

Get free entry to 30+ Las Vegas attractions during 2, 3, 4, or 5 consecutive days and save on ticket admission prices. Purchase a 3, 4, or 5-day pass and enjoy 1 premium attraction including a helicopter ride over the Vegas Strip, a Zion National Park tour, SkyJump at the STRAT, or a full-day Grand Canyon & Route 66 tour. Receive a digital guide to help plan your itinerary with your Las Vegas All-Inclusive Pass. Ride the world's tallest observation wheel, the High Roller at the LINQ, go on a half-day tour of the Hoover Dam, and much more. Attractions and tours included: • High Roller Observation Wheel at the LINQ: Early Evening Ticket • Hoover Dam Highlights Tour• Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Las Vegas 1-Day Standard Tour• Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas - Anytime Ticket• Madame Tussauds Las Vegas• SkyPod at the STRAT with VIP Access (SkyPod only)• The Roller Coaster at NY, NY• The Hunger Games: The Exhibition• Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.• Senor Frogs: One-Hour Open Bar• The Mob Museum• REAL BODIES at Bally's• Vegas Rockstar Club Tour• Planet Hollywood Las Vegas $15 Meal Credit (valid before 7:00 PM)• Las Vegas Downtown - Fremont St. Walking Tour• Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix• Number One Escape Room• Sky Zone Trampoline Park• National Atomic Testing Museum • Hollywood Cars Museum & Liberace Garage• Springs Preserve • Las Vegas Natural History Museum• One Round of Golf at Monster Mini Golf • Erotic Heritage Museum• Virtual Reality Experience Choose 1 premium attraction (3+ day passes only):• Grand Canyon & Route 66 Full-Day Tour including lunch, snack, and bottled water• Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Tour: Flight Over The Las Vegas Strip • Bryce Canyon & Zion Nationals Park Tour • SkyJump at the STRAT Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass.

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From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

9. From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

Leave bustling Las Vegas and head out on a scenic drive into Navajo territory. Stop for breakfast in St. George, Utah, home to the oldest continuously operating Mormon temple in the world. After breakfast, approach the mighty Colorado River for a visit to Horseshoe Bend. Note where the river flows and meanders around the rocks creating a distinctive horseshoe-shaped loop beloved by visitors and photographers from around the world. Next, travel to where “the water runs through the rocks” as per the local Navajo folklore. Explore lower Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water, and sand. With your local Navajo guide, discover the beauty of the canyon up close. Admire the beauty of the sun which creates shafts of light that shine through the slits in the canyon walls. After a break for lunch, continue to the Glenn Canyon viewpoint for one last look at this spectacular area. Finally, hop back on the bus to return to Las Vegas in the evening.

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From Las Vegas: Small-Group Valley of Fire Tour

10. From Las Vegas: Small-Group Valley of Fire Tour

Begin the tour with pickup from your hotel (pick up starts from 7 AM) in Las Vegas. Enjoy a brief stop at the Moapa Indian Reservation on the way to the Valley of Fire State Park. Upon arrival, listen as your guide provides an overview of the park's geological history. Trek between the towering sandstone formations, which glow fiery red in the sunlight and are responsible for the park's name. Witness amazing petrified trees and 4,000-year-old Native American petroglyphs. Learn about the seismic fault lines that created the rugged terrain and how it has eroded over time. Hear about the Native American tribes who called this land home for thousands of years. Spend some time in the park's visitor center, where you can discover even more about the Valley of Fire. End the experience with hotel drop-off in Las Vegas.

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What people are saying about Las Vegas

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Amazing tour with an excellent guide Tim and driver Ed! We enjoyed interesting stories during the ride and the views were spectacular!! Tim also helped us to take pictures and knew all the good places for them. We enjoyed it sooo much!! But be ready for a bumpy ride if you sit at the back of the van

I knew nothing about the dam prior to the tour but after seeing it and watching to the video on the return I am so happy we went and now know so much about it! Amazing site! Prices car the cafe were high but along with everything else in Vegas!

Very unique place to visit and entire tour was on time having sufficient time to view & take pictures for memory

It was an awesome day. The weather was great. Our driver was excellent and very informative.

Trip was awesome and very professional. Our driver was great and informative.