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Las Vegas Sightseeing Tours - The Best Ways to Explore Las Vegas for First Timers

There’s so much to do and see in Las Vegas that exploring the city and nearby sights can seem overwhelming when trying to plan a trip to Las Vegas. We've put together a list of some of the best sightseeing tours to help you choose how you want to experience the city, depending on your interests - because sometimes it's best to explore with a little help from the professionals.

Save on Popular Las Vegas Sightseeing Tours & More

Admission to a bunch of these attractions are included on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass. Choose as you go from dozens of top attractions and save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate. See all available Las Vegas passes, attractions & prices. A few of the available sightseeing activities include...

  • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Las Vegas Tour
  • Las Vegas Downtown - Fremont St. Walking Tour
  • High Roller Observation Wheel at the LINQ
  • Stratosphere Observation Deck
  • Vegas Rockstar Club Tour
  • Hoover Dam Tour
  • and more!

Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Las Vegas Tour

Looking for a comprehensive overview of Las Vegas that takes you to all the most popular attractions along the Strip and beyond? The hop-on hop-off bus tour by Big Bus is a convenient, reliable, and informative way to get the full Las Vegas experience. The bus routes include all the city highlights along the Strip, Downtown, and beyond with entertaining and informative narration that goes more in depth than your standard tour - you'll get to see the real Las Vegas and learn the secrets of the area that some of the locals don't even know. Getting In: Hop On Hop Off Las Vegas Tour tickets are available with the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.

High Roller Observation Wheel at the LINQ

For some of the best views of the Las Vegas Strip take a 30-minute spin on the High Roller Observation Wheel. You'll get bird's-eye-views of the sights and streets below from 550-feet above ground and can learn about all the landmarks you'll see with the interactive displays in each pod on the Wheel. If you're feeling celebratory, grab a drink before you board at the High Roller’s wheelhouse bar at the base. Insider tip: head to the right side of the observation cabin for the best views. The High Roller Observation Wheel operates from 11:30 am to 2:00 am, daily. Please note: The Go Las Vegas Explorer Pass is only valid 11:30 am to 5:00 pm. Getting In: Las Vegas High Roller tickets are available as an attraction option on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.

Las Vegas Downtown - Fremont St. Walking Tour

One of the best ways to learn about Las Vegas' fascinating history of past and present is on the Downtown Las Vegas - Fremont Street Walking Tour, a 2-hour fully-guided tour. You’ll learn about the city's roots and get to see where it all began on the corner of Fremont and Main Street where you'll take a walk under the world’s largest video screen - overheard - and take a tour past some of the most infamous casinos, hotels, and more. Your guide will also show you some of the city's current revitalization projects at Fremont East where you'll see lots of new development, including hotels, restaurants, shopping, and more.
Tour highlights include:
  • The Fremont Street Experience
  • Vintage Las Vegas sites
  • Current urban revival projects of Fremont East
  • Downtown Container Park
Getting In: Downtown Las Vegas - Fremont Street Walking Tour tickets are included on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.

Stratosphere Observation Deck Plus VIP Access

Get 360-degree views of Las Vegas (and beyond) from the indoor and outdoor observation decks on the iconic Stratosphere, the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States at 1,149 feet tall. Scan the city and read about the landmarks along the skyline with the viewfinders - a great way to get an overview of all the sights and get a little context for the city layout. Getting In: Stratosphere Tower Las Vegas tickets are available on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.

Vegas Rockstar Club Tour

Experience the Las Vegas nightlife like a VIP without having to worry about any of the details, like cover charges and transportation, with the Rockstar Night Club Tour, a fully-guided tour of Vegas after dark. You'll get VIP club entrance privileges to two of the most popular Las Vegas clubs, a VIP host tour guide, complimentary open bar between club stops, and get to speed past the lines outside of each club. Getting In: Vegas Rockstar Club Tour tickets are available as an option on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.

Vegas Rockstar Pool Party Tour

There's no better way to experience Las Vegas' famous pool hopping culture than on a fully-guided “pool hop” of some of the most exclusive Las Vegas pools. You'll get to take full advantage of your vacation at relax at each pool while Rockstar Pool Tour takes care of all the logistics. The tour gets you VIP access, limo party bus transportation that serves complimentary daiquiris between stops, and more. Getting In: Las Vegas Rockstar Pool Party Tour tickets are available as an option on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.

Tour the Grand Canyon

Go into the desert on a fully guided tour with round trip transportation and marvel at the Grand Canyon. Take a convenient bus tour of the beautiful South Rim for the full experience, and avoid the major summer crowds. Getting In: Grand Canyon bus tour tickets are available when you Build Your Own Las Vegas Explorer Pass.

Hoover Dam Tour

Visit the top sightseeing attraction in the Las Vegas area and a National Historic Landmark: the Hoover Dam. Known as the "greatest dam ever built," the Hoover Dam is a modern day engineering marvel with a rich history that shaped the West. Take a guided tour and get round trip transportation to and from Las Vegas. At the dam, you'll have two hours to explore on your own and see the sights you want to see. You'll be able to walk across the dam to the Arizona side, or, check out the Visitor’s Center exhibit areas, museum, and movie room. Insider tip: for the best views of the Hoover Dam and Colorado River, walk the Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Tour includes:

  • Round trip transportation from Las Vegas in a deluxe coach bus
  • Mini tour of Las Vegas, Henderson (Green Valley), and Boulder City on the way to the Dam
  • Access to the Visitor’s Center, exhibit areas, museum, and movie room
  • During the holiday season a stop will be made at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Gardens festive cactus gardens

Getting In: Hoover Dam tour tickets are available with the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.

Remember to Save on Sightseeing Admission

So there you have it. Our list of some of the best Las Vegas sightseeing tours and other fun ways to explore this city - from walking tours to movie bus tours and everything in between. Remember, many (if not all) of these options are included on the Go Las Vegas Card, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate. We hope you plan to add a few of these fun touring options to your vacation itinerary.

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