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Las Vegas: Nighttime Sightseeing Tour by Open-Top Bus

1. Las Vegas: Nighttime Sightseeing Tour by Open-Top Bus

Climb aboard an open-top double-decker bus for a night tour of Las Vegas. Experience the neon lights and electric buzz of “Sin City” after dark. See iconic sights like the 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign, 'The Strat,' and the Excalibur Hotel. 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 free time to explore 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 the Las Vegas Strip/Downtown Route, with unlimited hop-on and hop-off privileges at multiple stops along the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Vegas. Las Vegas Strip/Downtown Route:1. American Eagle Store at the MGM Grand west wing tour lobby 2. LINQ Promenade at The High Roller bus loading zone 3. Sahara Las Vegas LV Blvd entrance4. Arts and Antique District in front of Re-Bar 5. Mob Museum east of the main entrance6. The Strat on corner LV Blvd and Bob Stupak Ave 7. Treasure Island tour bus loading zone 8. Excalibur Hotel at the tour bus rotunda 9. Welcome to Las Vegas Sign in the Harley Davidson parking lot

Las Vegas: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing City Tour

2. Las Vegas: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing City Tour

Explore Las Vegas at your own pace with either a classic, premium, or deluxe ticket and enjoy unlimited hop-on and off privileges along the Las Vegas/Downtown route. Jump off at key points of interest in the historic downtown area, and see the glittering lights of the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. Enjoy extraordinary shopping opportunities and themed resorts, including romantic Venice, New York, Paris, and even the tropics. The Classic Ticket includes 1 day of breath-taking views of the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown from atop the double-decker bus. Entertaining and informative guides on every bus share stories that have made Las Vegas one of the most visited vacation destinations in the world. Explore the city at your own pace; hop-off at any one of the 9 stops to shop, eat, visit attractions and rejoin when you are ready. Why not extend to a Premium Ticket? This option includes 2 day of hop-on hop-off and the Panoramic Night Tour. The Deluxe Ticket combines everything you could need: 3 days of hop-on hop-off, the Panoramic Night Tour, and the High Roller Observation Wheel ticket. As dusk falls, the city comes to life illuminated by the dazzling neon lights Las Vegas is famous for. Take in dancing fountains and erupting volcanoes as you travel the Infamous Las Vegas Strip. The tour leads you past casinos, wedding chapels and historic landmarks as you enter the heart of downtown. Choose to go on an adventure with your tour guide as you walk down Fremont Street. Discover why downtown Las Vegas is experiencing a remarkable rebirth, and visit the Fremont Street Experience. Travel along Wedding Chapel Row, and try your luck at the world-famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop.

Las Vegas: 2-Hour Guided Segway Tour

3. Las Vegas: 2-Hour Guided Segway Tour

A tour perfect for beginners which includes the history of the “old” Fremont Street area, with stories of the “original” strip. You can see where the casinos started in Las Vegas, see where the World Series of Poker began, as well as where Wayne Newton got his Vegas start. You will also be able to check out the world’s largest intact gold nugget. Your tour will also roll through Pawn Stars, The famous History Channel T.V. show, as well as Container Park, a very unique area where everything is made from shipping containers. You will experience different shops and eateries, try a sample of some of the best jerky in Vegas and check out the giant “praying mantis” that use to be a part of Burning Man Later on in the tour, you will discover how Fremont Street is being brought back to life through the arts and music programs, where artist from all over the world have come out to paint these beautiful murals on some of the older buildings in the city.

Las Vegas: Fremont Street Walking Tour

4. Las Vegas: Fremont Street Walking Tour

Explore Downtown Las Vegas and its Fremont Street Experience on a 2-hour walking tour. Discover how the area was revitalized to become a vibrant site of restaurants, outdoor family areas, and glittering neon lights. Experience “Sin City” like never before as you stroll past famous casinos, wedding chapels, and themed bars. Follow in the footsteps of legendary performers and infamous reality TV stars as you walk from the past to the present. Hear stories of how this magical city got its start, and how Fremont Street became one of the most pictured thoroughfares in the world. Discover where it all began at the site of Union Station. Take a walk under the world’s largest video screen, and go to Fremont East to see the “Greenwich Village” of Vegas. Marvel at an outdoor park made from recycled shipping containers. Add on an additional 30-minute tour of the world famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, and pass some of the historic wedding chapels where you can get married by Presley, or dressed as Elvis if you so desire (though not on the tour!) Each tour is limited to a small group for a more intimate experience. You will also be provided with a wireless ear-monitor and volume control to ensure you hear every word along the way.

Las Vegas: 90-Minute Guided Evening Segway Tour of Downtown

5. Las Vegas: 90-Minute Guided Evening Segway Tour of Downtown

This tour is perfect for beginners and starts as the sun is setting. See some of the oldest and brightest neon lights come alive around the Fremont St./Downtown area. You'll also get to stop at the Fremont Street Experience to see the famous light and music show. While gliding under the bright lights of this historic city you will learn about what made Las Vegas famous, from the first casino in Las Vegas to where the World Series of Poker started, and let's not forget the little wedding chapels. Fremont Street East is the up and coming area and as you glide your way through, you will see what the nightlife offers. Discover all types of restaurants, pubs, even a hidden “speak-easy” bar. On this tour, you'll also get to stop at Container Park and the “Praying Mantis”.

FRIENDS! The Unauthorized Musical Parody

6. FRIENDS! The Unauthorized Musical Parody

“So no one told you life was gonna be this way” **clap, clap, clap, clap** If you didn’t just clap along, you need to stop what you’re doing, login to Netflix, and binge-watch one of the greatest shows in history, “Friends.” Or, you could go to FRIENDS! The Unauthorized Musical Parody in Las Vegas and get a speedy tutorial on the show. The cast of “Friends” became everyone’s favorite group of New Yorkers in 1994, and they probably still are to this day (sorry, “Sex in the City”). And now you have the opportunity to bond more with Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, and Phoebe. FRIENDS! The Unauthorized Musical Parody is an off-Broadway production that brings back your favorite part of the show and interprets it in a whacky way. By the time you’re done watching all the shenanigans that happen on stage, you’ll laugh, cry and reminisce about the days when you sat on your couch watching this show. FRIENDS! The Unauthorized Musical Parody is a show in Las Vegas that you won’t want to miss. Show Schedule: Thursday - Sunday Lobby/Bar: 6:00 pm Seating: 7:00 pm Show: 7:30 pm Duration: 70 minutes Show Location: The Venue at The Orleans Hotel Casino 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89103 Ticket Tiers: Could this BE any more fun? Book a date with your friends. The One... (VIP Seating) Includes VIP line pass for second best seating. On A Break (Regular Seating) You’ll be at the show! **Recommended guest age 13+, some adult references **

Las Vegas: Guided Fremont Street Segway Tour

7. Las Vegas: Guided Fremont Street Segway Tour

Take a Segway tour of Fremont Street to see the place that is home to some of Las Vegas’s oldest casinos. Ride down the famous street, and admire the sights along the way. Meet your guide for a safety briefing and a short training session. Glide north through the Las Vegas Arts District and learn about the history and culture of the downtown area. Circle the Fremont Street Experience and discover fun facts about the oldest casinos in town. Pass Las Vegas City Hall and take a selfie in the center of Fremont Street. See where the Union Pacific used to stop, and check out where the World Series of Poker started. Learn about famous scenes from movies shot in the area, see where Wayne Newton got his Las Vegas start, and more.

Las Vegas: The 420 Experience Cannabis Tour

8. Las Vegas: The 420 Experience Cannabis Tour

Explore Las Vegas's relationship with the legal cannabis industry on this tour. Start with a visit to a high-end dispensary, favored by locals for its wide variety of cannabis products. Discover everything from edibles and flowers to concentrates and CBD. Afterwards, visit a grow facility famous for creating iconic cannabis brands. Here, get up close and personal with the cultivation process and learn firsthand how cannabis is grown for sale and consumption. Come with questions for the master grower who oversees the entire production. Next, head to a glass blowing manufacturer to admire some beautiful glass creations.

Las Vegas Downtown Pop Culture Walking Tour

9. Las Vegas Downtown Pop Culture Walking Tour

Explore historic Downtown Las Vegas with this 90-minute guided walking tour through some of Las Vegas' most iconic locations. Meet up at the Mob Museum and spend the morning with your knowledgeable guide as you trace the history of this enigmatic city following in the footsteps of legends and innovative culture builders. Trek through 10 blocks of living history on the famed Fremont Street, the place where it all began, to learn how Las Vegas transformed from a small western railroad town in the middle of the Mojave Desert into the great mega resort entertainment metropolis of today. Step into Glitter Gulch and marvel at the most expansive collection of historic neon signs that still exist on the planet - from the Googie inspired Binion's Gambling Hall sign with its 8 miles of neon to the legendary cowboy character known as Vegas Vic. Discover Fremont Street as a lively 5-block long pedestrian mall topped by the largest electronic video screen in the world called the Fremont Street Experience, an electric urban environment that's become known as the great performance street of America. See where Frank Sinatra once performed, the casino once owned by infamous mobster Bugsy Siegel, the first ever pawn shop in Vegas, the birthplace of the World Series of Poker, the bar that inspired the movie Coyote Ugly, and the casino hotel made famous in Back to the Future. Enjoy hidden gems off the beaten track like the billiard table that once belonged to Winston Churchill, a slab of the Berlin Wall ensconced in the Men's Rest Room of a hotel, and the charming 1930s hotel that hosts the city's first elevator. Finally, journey into Downtown's newest neighborhood, an entrepreneur arts district with eclectic restaurants, cool bars, interesting shops, expansive murals and a host of festivals annually. After checking out the famed Praying Mantis fire sculpture at Container Park, the tour concludes with a complimentary cocktail or beverage at the legendary El Cortez Hotel of Bugsy Siegel fame with a toast to Las Vegas and a salute to the adventure of travel.

Las Vegas Sightseeing Flex Pass

10. Las Vegas Sightseeing Flex Pass

The house always wins in Sin City, but with this pass, saving money on memorable adventures in Vegas no longer feels like a gamble. With access to 40 dazzling experiences, museums, tours, theater shows, dining options, and retail discounts, you can take advantage of saving over 50 percent of total admission prices.   Families will love access to the outdoor Cowabunga Bay Water Park and SuperKarts Exotic Racing. See all the notorious culture spots on a Pop Culture Walking Tour, then take a break from the desert heat indoors at the Mob Museum and see how infamy shaped the iconic city.  Here to party? Well what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but don’t leave your entire budget behind. Have a look at the full attraction offering: • Erotic Heritage Museum• Escape Game Las Vegas• Grand Canyon South Rim Tour• Hoover Dam & Lake Mead Lunch Cruise• Hoover Dam Bus Tour• Las Vegas Walking Tours - Downtown Las Vegas• Laughlin Nevada Gaming Tour• Machine Guns Vegas - AK 47 Experience• Madame Tussauds Las Vegas• Night Strip Tour• Pole Position Raceway Indoor Karting• Pop Culture Walking Tour of Fremont Street Downtown• Scavenger Hunts• Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay• Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage• The Big Apple Coaster at New Yor• Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at The Luxor• Ultimate 4D Experience at The Excalibur

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What people are saying about Downtown Las Vegas

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based on 385 reviews

My sister and I enjoyed the tour and learning a lot about the strip history. Fremont Street show was awesome. I would go again

Our guide, Rick, knows everything you want to know about the heart and history of Vegas culture! A must do tour!

So interesting and the stories really brought the history to life. Great tour and tour guide

Great guide! We appreciated ! Plan to cover up it was very cold in the evening!

Excellent experience but there were no taxis available when the tour ended