Known affectionately as 'Sin City', Las Vegas is the place to immerse yourself in the hedonistic lifestyle. Nowhere else are you as actively encouraged to indulge in life’s guilty pleasures as you are in Las Vegas. There’s a fine line between letting your hair down and going completely wild, and this city will take you right to the edge. Feel your pulse quicken as you try your luck at the roulette table, hold your breath as acrobats fly through the air in a dizzying performance, and delight your taste buds at some of the world’s most decadent buffets.
Las Vegas is also the perfect jumping off point for exploring the treasures of neighbouring Utah and Arizona. Our eight-day self drive Canyon Adventures tour will contrast the otherworldly landscapes of nearby national parks with Las Vegas’ bright lights and dazzling energy. Alternatively, our Canyons and Indian Lands Tour will lead you to rural villages where you can learn more about the history of the Native American culture after a night spent immersing yourself in Las Vegas’ glitzy casinos, clubs, bars and restaurants.
For the ultimate adventure through the Wild West, embark on the epic journey laid out on our Western Discovery Tour. Your round trip will take you through lands of real life cowboys before heading to the neon glow of Las Vegas, and onward to nearby national parks. Stay in a themed hotel in Las Vegas, indulge in juicy burgers and steaks, ride a rollercoaster around New York and visit the city’s answer to the Eiffel Tower – all in one day.
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“Don’t forget to carry your ID on you at all times, particularly if you’re hoping to get into clubs and bars. I’ve seen middle-aged men turned away in the past.”
“I first visited Vegas in the summer, so it didn’t even occur to me to carry a jacket. That was until I entered one of the highly air-conditioned casinos. They can get really chilly after a while.”
“You can’t go to Vegas without having a steak. For a really special occasion, SW Steakhouse in the Wynn is hard to beat. It’s also one of only around 10 restaurants in America registered with Japan’s Kobe Beef Federation
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do you need to tip in Las Vegas?
In Las Vegas, as with the rest of the USA, tips are commonplace wherever you encounter service of any kind – from waiters who bring you a drink to doormen calling you a cab or the concierge making a dinner reservation – this would normally be a couple of dollars, minimum. Expect to add around 20 percent on to your restaurant bill, and don’t forget to tip tour guides and housekeeping before you leave your hotel.
How far is the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas?
It’s a common misconception that Las Vegas is really close to the Grand Canyon. Well, in terms of North America it is, but it’s still a four and a half hour drive across the border into Arizona. You can, however, make the trip there and back in a day if you plan ahead and set off early.
What’s the weather like in Las Vegas?
Las Vegas has a desert climate so, as you can imagine, temperatures can really soar in the height of summer. July often reaches 40°C and above, so make sure you have plenty of water, don sun screen and don’t spend too long out in the sun. December and January are the coolest months, averaging around 15°C in the day but can drop as low as 3°C at night so pack some warm layers if you're visiting then.
Las Vegas lives life large. Expect bright lights, sirens and cheers erupting all around you, and more food than you’ve ever seen in your life. Indulge in life’s glorious excesses in Sin City, where bigger always means better.
Why you'll love Las Vegas...
- Taking a chance and placing a bet at the iconic Caesars Palace
- Seeing big name stars perform in the most extravagant shows
- Getting your picture taken with the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign
- Leaping off the top of Stratosphere Tower, the world’s highest controlled free fall
- Keeping your poker face at the Bellagio
- Going back for seconds and thirds at the Bacchanal Buffet
- Riding the waterslide through Golden Nugget’s shark tank
- Training with ex-Navy SEALs to battle zombies at Adventure Combat Ops
- Flying above the Las Vegas strip in a helicopter
- Taking a trip outside the city to see the Hoover Dam
- Marvelling at the daring acrobatic displays of Cirque du Soleil
- Grabbing the mic at everyone’s favourite dive bar, Dino’s Lounge
Did you know?
- With its many millions of lights, Las Vegas is the brightest place on Earth and can even be seen from space.
- The iconic 'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas' sign isn’t actually in Las Vegas, it’s about four miles south of the city limits in neighbouring Paradise, as is the majority of the Las Vegas Strip.
- On average, there are around 115,000 weddings per year in Las Vegas, which works out to about 315 weddings per day.
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