A city is a place of tremendous variety, usually constructed upon rock 'n' roll. Plumb the secret depths of Las Vegas with today's Groupon: for $32, you get the Mini Taste of the Strip walking tour from Guided Vegas Tours (up to a $65 value). This Groupon also nets a $10 credit toward any future Guided Vegas tour. Walking tours meet at the pedestrian bridge over Las Vegas Boulevard between The Venetian and The Mirage at 7:30 p.m., seven days a week.
Desert dwellers and photo fanatics can discover the chronicles of the Las Vegas Strip through a shiny new lens in this fully narrated walking tour. During your two-hour excursion, a trusty, knowledgeable guide will uncover the peculiar facts, untold histories, and animatronic muskrats that lurk behind the shiny bulbs of Sin City. Ambling down Las Vegas Boulevard, guests are slowly inculcated with the enlightened local's perspective on landmarks such as The Venetian, Treasure Island, The Mirage, Caesars Palace, and the Bellagio. Frequent stops for pictures may include a viewing of the Mirage Volcano or Bellagio fountains for a dazzling aqua-circus of shiny mists, bubbling geysers, and diamond-encrusted Super Soakers on trapeze.
The tour winds down with a two-part stroll through the Bellagio, starting with the seasonally decorated conservatory, a pristinely pruned panoply of flora blossoming amid gazebos, bridges, and ponds. Having worked up an appetite, tourists are invited to cap their excursion by sampling gourmet dessert and gasping at the 27-foot chocolate fountain housed in the hotel, a world-record-holding contraption for both its height and for the number of heist attempts made on it by Willy Wonka. Though the terra firma trek includes bottled water, participants should make sure to bring a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes.
Guided Vegas Tours
The tour leaders at Guided Vegas Tours inject bits of geography, local folklore, and levity into their exploratory treks through the famous desert city and its surrounding areas. The company's menu of adventures offers two-hour experiences as well as 15.5-hour day trips, picking up and dropping off tourists at their hotel on the Strip. Their tour vehicles can accommodate up to six people for memorable drives on Route 66 to picnic at the Grand Canyon or hear the fascinating stories behind the Hoover Dam's historic construction. Additionally, locally focused tours take strolls down the Las Vegas Strip that highlight the wonders of the main drag such as the Bellagio's 27-foot chocolate fountain and nougat-filled blackjack dealers.