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See the Sights with A Vegas Evening Tour

Updated on July 2, 2011
The Venetian
The Venetian | Source

If you’ve ever visited Las Vegas, you know just how easy it is to become overwhelmed by the massive structures and distractions that line “The Strip”. While walking up and down “The Miracle Mile”, taking the monorail and wandering in and out of one casino hotel after another can certainly be entertaining, it can also become exhausting very quickly.

If you want a chance to tour some of the major highlights without having to hike miles through casinos or up and down the street, consider taking an organized tour the next time you’re in the city. There are several options available, including small and large tours that combine bus rides with carefully chosen sightseeing stops, as well as helicopter tours that provide passengers with spectacular views from above
“The Strip”.

A Vegas Evening Tour: Comfortable and Convenient Sightseeing

On a recent visit to Las Vegas, I participated in the tour aptly named “A Vegas Evening Tour”, operated by Casino Travel & Tour (CT&T). I highly recommend this tour, as it provided a comfortable, convenient and easy way to visit a number of locations in a relatively short period of time.

While some of the Vegas tours require participants to get themselves to and from particular drop-off spots, that was not the case with this tour. The compact CT & T tour bus picked me up from the front door of my hotel (an off-strip property located near the convention center) and dropped me off in the same spot when it was over – and did the same for the other participants as well (at both strip and off-strip locations).

There was a snack back waiting on each seat of the bus and the driver had a cooler filled with ice water to share with guests throughout the evening.

The Strip
The Strip | Source

Enjoy Several Stops on A Vegas Evening Tour

The tour I participated in included several stops, all must-see sights for visitors to Las Vegas. The first stop was The Venetian Hotel, where the driver/tour guide led the participants on a walking tour that included glimpses of major hotel highlights such as the property’s gondolas and replica of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The visit to The Venetian ended with a tour of Madame Tussaud’s wax museum.

Upon leaving the museum, the driver/tour guide led the group down the street to catch a viewing of the Volcano erupting in front of The Mirage hotel. After an up-close and personal experience at The Mirage, we returned to the bus and took a drive out to the infamous Welcome to Las Vegas sign, where those who wanted to take pictures of themselves entering (or leaving) the city had an opportunity to do so.

The next stop on the tour was the beautiful Bellagio hotel, where the first activity involved viewing the out dancing water show. After the water show, the driver/tour guide led us inside to see the conservatory at the hotel, followed by a chance to catch a glimpse of the world’s largest chocolate fountain.

After leaving the Bellagio, the tour moved on to the downtown, or “Old Vegas” area, where participants were allowed an hour of free time to enjoy the Fremont Street Experience, which included an opportunity to view the fascinating laser light show, hear live music, visit shops, go into casinos and more.

Make the Most of Your Time in Las Vegas

This tour took approximately six hours, including hotel to hotel time. As a visitor not familiar with the area and dependent on taxis or public transportation to get around, there’s no way you could catch all of these sites on your own in such a short period of time – or even in a single day. Plus, the driver/tour guide shared interesting and fun facts along the way, providing insights into the city’s structures and secrets that you’d never pick up wandering around on your own.

While it’s a good idea to do some wandering as a tourist in Las Vegas, it’s certainly not the only way to see the city. Consider signing up for an organized tour to enhance your experience and make the most of the time that you have to spend in “The Entertainment Capital of the World”!

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