While a chartered yacht is a comfortable way to tour the seas, it can only navigate city streets with the help of hundreds of unhappy pack goats. Tour Las Vegas in terra firma style and comfort with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get one adult ticket to a four-hour Las Vegas bus and guided walking tour from OnBoard Tours. Choose from the following three options:
- Vegas Classics Tour (a $44.99 value)
- Las Vegas Evolutions Tour (a $44.99 value)
- LV See The Lights Tour (a $39.99 value)
OnBoard Tours’ intrepid tour guides escort urban adventurers through in-depth tours of glittering Las Vegas, hopping off the bus at each stop to share Vegas history, gospel, and gossip. Guides share the scoop so guests can download the details of mafia manipulations, movie locations, and celebrity scandals directly into their brain databases. Tour guides also enlighten listeners with insiders’ insight about half-price show tickets, VIP lists at the clubs, and how to skip to the front of the buffet line without a helmet.
On the Vegas Classics Tour, history buffs reimagine the Vegas inhabited by the Rat Pack, with stops at the Venetian and Wynn hotels—former sites of the venerable Sands and Desert Inn hotels, respectively. The tour hits up other old-Vegas standbys, such as old mafia hangouts, drive-thru wedding chapels, and an animatronic reenactment of the blackjack scene in Rain Man. New-world Vegas icons populate the Las Vegas Evolutions Tour. Stunned sightseers gawk at the microcosmic New York New York, play Whac-A-Mole with the fountain at the Bellagio, and more. The LV See The Lights Tour proves that nothing is brighter than the lights of Las Vegas, with stops at the cities shiniest sites, including the Treasure Island pirate show, the neon cowboy Vegas Vic, and the classic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign.
Pick-up and drop-off happens at the airport-shuttle pick-up at Bally’s hotel, centrally located on the Strip and near a monorail stop. The meeting point for the tour is outside Bally’s hotel at the bus ramp on East Flamingo Road. Sightseers should bring extra money for snacks and souvenirs.
There are five main reasons to choose OnBoard Tours for your voyage through New York, Washington D.C., or Las Vegas. First, the tour guides don't just deliver their spiels from the comfort of the bus, they'll hop off with their passengers for a more up-close look. Second, riders need a ticket for the comfortable, climate-controlled buses, so no tourist will be left unseated on the trip. Third, they limit each group to 35 people, meaning everyone can see and hear the guide at all times, and will have a chance to ask them specific questions. (And small, private tours can also be arranged.) Fourth, the guides are all locals, and tell stories from an insider's point of view. Finally, all tours feature free water bottles, allowing guests to stay hydrated, save money, and avoid the hassle of trying to drink from any decorative fountains.