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Landmarks, Food, History & Art—Our Picks Of  The 11 Best Las Vegas Tours

Think Vegas is just casinos, nightclubs, and pool parties? Think again. Las Vegas is full of history, art, and culture just waiting to be explored. 

Read on to see our top 11 picks for the best Las Vegas tours.

Strip Tours

 The first place to find the best Las Vegas tours is the Strip. While you can certainly navigate this 4.2-mile casino-packed street by yourself, why not let an expert do it for you? Not only will you save time walking, but you’ll also learn fun facts and historical tidbits along the way.

Big Bus Las Vegas Strip Tour

A red double-decker bus driving in Las Vegas.

An open-air bus is one of the best ways to take in all the sites of the Strip.

Also dubbed “The Red Route,” this tour is a great choice for Vegas first-timers. During the tour you’ll pass classic landmarks like the Las Vegas sign, the Bellagio Fountains, and the Luxor Pyramid. When something catches your eye, simply hop-off, explore, then catch the next bus. 

The tour lasts 2 ½ hours and features a live guide. Per COVID-19 regulations, tickets must be purchased in advance online (i.e. no on-street tickets are available). The cost is $45 for adults. For a limited time, each adult ticket includes a free kid’s ticket. 

Be advised—tours are currently only running Thursday to Sunday.

Big Bus Las Vegas Night Tour

 The Las Vegas Strip lit up at night.

A nighttime bus tour brings you up close to the lights of Vegas.

Whether you’re a night owl or whether you just want to see Vegas dressed to the nines, we highly recommend taking a tour of the Strip after the sun goes down. 

Big Bus Tours is the leader in Las Vegas bus tours—and for good reason. Not only will you get primo views of some of Sin City’s most iconic sites, but you’ll also have access to their friendly and knowledgeable guides along the way.  

The Las Vegas Night Tour (a.k.a. The Green Route) takes visitors on a three-hour journey along the Strip and stops at well-known sites like the Golden Nugget, the Bellagio, and Caesars Palace. When the bus reaches downtown Vegas, you’ll have a chance to get off and enjoy Fremont Street on foot. 

Per COVID-19 regulations, tickets must be purchased in advance online (i.e. no on-street tickets are available). The cost is $45 for adults and $36 for children 12 and under. 

Also, be aware that there’s only one tour per night (starting at 7PM) and that tours are only running Thursday-Sunday for the time being.

GC Tours – Las Vegas Helicopter Strip Tour

A view over Las Vegas from the front window of a helicopter.

What better way to learn your way around the city than by helicopter?

If you’re looking to explore Las Vegas like a VIP,  there’s no better way than with a helicopter tour of the city. The tour is short (about 15 minutes), but it’s jam-packed with great sites like the Eiffel Tower replica and Caesars Palace. 

Tickets are about $100 per person and include limo service to and from select hotels.

Food Tours

A piece of meat resting in sauce on a white plate.

Whether you’re looking for four-course fine dining or just a burger, a Las Vegas food tour will introduce you to some of the city’s best restaurants

Las Vegas may be best known for its casinos and entertainment, but did you know that it’s a top-ranked foodie city, too? Here you’ll find a variety of cuisines and dozens of celebrity chef-owned restaurants, all at an accessible price-point. In order to sample in as many quality restaurants as possible, we highly recommend taking a food tour during your stay in Las Vegas.

Secret Food Tours Las Vegas

This 3 ½ -hour walking tour takes you to celebrity-chef-owned restaurants on the Strip and invites you to sample a variety of tasty dishes. In between stops, your guide will share secrets about the city’s food, culture, and history. According to past guests, the guides are well-informed and the food is plentiful and tasty. 

Tours start at 12:30 p.m. from inside the Bellagio. Tickets are about $120 for adults and slightly less for children and teens. The price includes pizza from Wolfgang Puck, re-imagined British classics from Gordan Ramsey, and more.

Taste Buzz Food Tours – Downtown Las Vegas Food Tour

The Downtown Food Tour focuses on Fremont Street. This area is dubbed “Old Vegas” and it’s a part of the city where you’re more likely to see locals than tourists. During the 3-hour tour, you’ll stop at family-owned restaurants and try things like hand-spun pizza, homemade chips, and old-fashioned milkshakes. Visitors rave about the generous, varied, and unexpected dishes. 

Tours run daily and leave at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Lip Smacking Foodie Tours – Afternoon Culinary Adventures

The Afternoon Culinary Adventure Tour takes you to four notable restaurants in 2 ½-hours. While you won’t know the restaurants ahead of time, you can feel confident knowing you’re in the hands of some of Las Vegas’s top foodies. Even repeat Vegas visitors are likely to discover something new. Past tour-takers rave about the helpful guides and the quantity of food at each stop. 

Tours start at $125 per person and leave at 1:30 p.m.

Speciality Tours

Read on to check out our picks for the best Las Vegas tours that are a bit out of the ordinary. In these tours, you’ll find a mix of history, culture, and art.

Vegas Specialty Tours – Vegas Mob Tour

 shadow of a man wearing a hat next to a slot machine.

Ever wonder why Las Vegas is called ‘Sin City’? Find out why during the Vegas Mob Tour.

If you can’t get enough of movies like “The Godfather” and “American Gangster,” then the Vegas Mob Tour is for you. 

During the tour, your knowledgeable guide will take you from the 1940’s to the 1980’s, all the while sharing stories about the Mob’s influence in Las Vegas. Along the way, you’ll visit the sites of murders, burglaries, and car bombings. You’ll even see the house used for the making of the movie “Casino.” 

Guides are knowledgeable and everything they share is the result of extensive research and firsthand testimonials from an FBI special agent, a mob historian, and an ex-mob hitman. 

Tours leave at 3 p.m. daily from the Tuscany Casino and last about 2 ½ hours. Tickets are $100 per person and include a pizza dinner at a former mob hangout. All visitors must be 18 years of age or older.

Neon Museum – Night Tour

The exterior of the Neon Museum in Las Vegas illuminated in green lights.

See some of Las Vegas’s most famous neon signs lit up in all their glory during the Neon Museum’s night tour.

The Neon Museum is operated by a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and sharing Las Vegas signs. To that end, they run guided evening walks through the Neon Boneyard, the final resting place of historic signs. 

During the tour, you’ll see both unrestored signs illuminated by external lights and self-illuminating restored signs. In addition, you’ll learn the fascinating history behind these electric relics. 

Tickets for the hour-long tour cost $30 per person and are recommended for visitors aged 12 and up due to the rusty metal and broken glass in the Neon Boneyard. Daytime guided tours are also available.

Las Vegas Reality Show Stars Tour

A line of people waiting outside a pawn shop in Las Vegas.

See some of Las Vegas’s most famous businesses on the Reality Stars Tour.

Love reality TV? Then this tour is for you. During the tour, you’ll visit the filming locations of ‘Pawn Stars,’ ‘Tanked,’ ‘Rick’s Restorations,’ and ‘Counts Kustoms.’ What’s more, you’ll enjoy skip-the-line VIP access and a full description of each location. And who knows? You may even catch one of your favorite stars in action.

Tours run daily at noon. Tickets cost $46.40 for everyone over age five.

Las Vegas Vintage Art Tour

A building in Las Vegas painted in street art style.

 Fans of street art and graffiti will fall in love with the Las Vegas Vintage Art Tour.

If you’re looking to infuse a bit of culture into your Las Vegas experience, check out the Las Vegas Vintage Art Tour. Your local guide will take you off the Strip and into an incredible arts district that most travelers miss. During the tour, you’ll check out beautiful public murals and graffiti, as well as discover some of Nevada’s best vintage shops. In addition, your guide will introduce you to local artists and shopkeepers. 

The tour leaves at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and lasts two hours. Visitors must be 21 years of age or older.

Neon Happy Hour & Fremont Street Experience

The entrance to the Fremont East district in Las Vegas.

Start your night off right with a tour of Fremont Street.

The Neon Happy Hour & Fremont Street Experience is a great way to start a night out. Starting at 6 p.m., the tour will take you through the neon delights of historic Fremont Street. You’ll also enjoy drinks and snacks as your guide shares stories about the legendary casinos and larger-than-life Las Vegans who make the city what it is. By the end of the 2 ½-hour  tour, you’ll have no doubt about why Las Vegas is known as the entertainment capital of the world!

Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Book Your Next Las Vegas Tour Now

No matter what you’re into—food, culture, or art—you’re sure to find something that titillates your taste buds, delights your imagination, and inspires you from our list of the best Las Vegas tours.  

And if your tour leaves you feeling exhausted, check out our list of 9 relaxing activities in Las Vegas. 

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