Las Vegas

Sitting in the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas is a city of bright lights and 24 hour entertainment. Built around the famous Las Vegas Boulevard, this wonderland of excitement is home to mega casinos, entertainment venues and some of the most lavish hotels in the world.

This non-stop city boasts headliner shows, casinos, captivating art displays, fabulous shopping, rollercoasters and nightlife that will keep you partying from sunset to sunrise.

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Discover Las Vegas

For visitors to Las Vegas, to wander the ‘Strip’ is a rite of passage. A short stroll along this fabulous street will take you past a city skyline like no other. Only here can you catch a glimpse of erupting volcanoes, gaze upon the Sphinx of Egypt, marvel at New York’s Statue of Liberty, Paris’ Eiffel Tower and Venice’s canals.

Away from the Las Vegas Strip, the bright lights continue in the downtown area of Fremont Street. This five-block entertainment district is home to some of the city’s oldest casinos as well as the famous Fremont Street Experience, a dazzling overhead light show comprised of canopy filled with 12.5 million LED lights. Best experienced at night, the light show is free and can be seen every night of the week – it’s not to be missed.

Things to do in Las Vegas

  • Wander the Las Vegas Strip
  • Gamble the night away in the many Casinos
  • Be entertained by the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil
  • Witness the views from The High Roller
  • Watch the Bellagio Fountains dance
  • Walk across the impressive Hoover Dam
  • Fly over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter
  • Learn about Vegas’ dark history at The Mob Museum
  • Take in the Fremont Street Experience
  • Head to the top of the Stratosphere Tower

Getting There

By Road – Los Angeles 270 miles; San Francisco 569 miles; San Diego 332 miles

By Rail –  Los Angeles 6 hours; San Francisco 13 hours; San Diego 7.5 Hours

By Air – Direct flights from the UK and most major cities

Getting Around

Walking along the resort area of Las Vegas Blvd., known as the Strip, is a fun and convenient way to explore the city and get a feel for Vegas.  Many resorts are located within walking distance of each other, and each has a unique flavour that can even be enjoyed by passing by on foot.

If you are looking to travel a little further afield, the best option is to hire a car; it’s convenient, cheap and provides the freedom to explore at your own pace. There are also an abundance of taxis, city buses and the popular Monorail which runs 7 days a week from Tropicana Avenue Grand to Sahara Avenue, making 7 stops along the way.

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Las Vegas day tours and excursions

To make the most of your time in America, book your Las Vegas day tours before you travel.

Vegas Nights Helicopter

Vegas Nights is an amazing helicopter tour flying over the megaresorts of the Las Vegas Strip from the New York-New York skyline to the B...

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Evening Tour - from £76 For advice or to make a booking call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online

Mystère by Cirque du Soleil

Deemed a theatrical flower in the desert of today’s creativity, Mystère will renew your passion for the dramatic and acrobatic. Far fr...

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Show Ticket - from £104 For advice or to make a booking call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online

KÀ by Cirque du Soleil

You will be transported to the Far East where young, imperial twins have been separated during an attack on their palace. Follow them as ...

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Show Ticket - from £115 For advice or to make a booking call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online

The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil

With The Beatles LOVE, Cirque du Soleil celebrates the musical legacy of John, Paul, George and Ringo through their timeless, original re...

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Show Ticket - from £119 For advice or to make a booking call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online

Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil

Performed exclusively at the Mandalay Bay, this is a powerful and multi-layered show that will amaze you with stunning visuals and spellb...

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Show Ticket - from £119 For advice or to make a booking call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online

‘O’ by Cirque du Soleil

Immerse yourself in the shadowy underwater world of ‘O’™, one of the shows that best defines the nature of the Cirque du Soleil. Fe...

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Show Ticket - from £149 For advice or to make a booking call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online

Area 51 Tour

Start the day with a scenic drive from Las Vegas, through some very remote areas, to a mysterious location where recent sightings of UFO&...

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Day Tour - from £164 For advice or to make a booking call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online

Grand Canyon South Rim VIP

Included in this wonderful tour are photo stops at Hoover Dam, the Route 66 Train Museum, Mather Point, Yavapai Point and Bright Angel Po...

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Day Tour - from £186 For advice or to make a booking call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online

Savoury Bites & Neon Lights

This extraordinary evening begins as you are escorted past lines directly to a VIP table at four renowned restaurants that are the hottes...

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Evening Tour - from £249 For advice or to make a booking call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online

Grand Canyon Helicopter

Maverick’s Grand Canyon helicopter tour will descend and land 3,500 feet into the Grand Canyon in Hualapai Indian Territory. Champa...

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Day Tour - from £409 For advice or to make a booking call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online

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