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Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

You can’t visit Las Vegas without taking in the spectacular sight of the majestic Hoover Dam! A true marvel, the dam was constructed in less than five years during the Great Depression by thousands of men who ventured into Black Canyon to harness the power of the mighty Colorado. Upgrade your tour to include a visit to a chocolate factory or a paddleboat cruise on Lake Mead.
  • Hoover Dam Discovery Tour from Las Vegas
  • Optional visit to Ethel M's Chocolate Factory
  • Entertaining and informative commentary from your professional driver-guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from most Las Vegas hotels

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Multiple tour options allow you to tailor your experience to suit your time and budget.
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Helicopter Flight (If option selected)
Gratuities
Helicopter Flight (If option unselected)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

** Please Note: Currently, the interior sections of the Hoover Dam are closed. You will instead receive 1 hour of free time at the Hoover Dam as well as additional photo stops **

Hoover Dam Express Tour: This tour offers ample exploration time at the Hoover Dam during where you can visit the exhibit gallery and visitor center, enjoy the scenery from the penstock viewing platform, and take a guided discovery tour.

Hoover Dam Deluxe Tour: Upgrading your experience for even more fun. The deluxe option includes lunch at The Hoover Dam Lodge along with a stop at Ethel M’s chocolate factory and botanical gardens.

Hoover Dam Deluxe Tour and Lake Mead Cruise: If you want to truly experience the splendor of this magnificent national historical landmark, you must get out on the water. Add a paddlewheel cruise aboard the Desert Princes. Always remember boating on Lake Mead, which is the country's largest man-made lake! A picnic lunch is served on board.

Whichever tour option you choose, you can expect a memorable experience, enjoying the spectacular sight of the Hoover Dam, the breathtaking views of Lake Mead, and the surrounding desert landscape including the Arizona Paint Pots and Black Mountain. 

If time permits, your tour makes a brief stop for photographs at the iconic Las Vegas welcome sign.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Las Vegas Strip
After hotel pickups are finished we depart immediately to the Grand Canyon. Travel time between Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon is around three hours each way. Your driver will provide an expert commentary along the way, returning you to Las Vegas in time for a night out on the town. All vehicles are climate controlled and equipped with, reclining seats, video monitors and over-sized windows.
Stop At:  
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign
Brief stop for photos as the Historic and World Famous "Welcome to Las Vegas Sign"
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lake Mead Scenic View
Regardless of which option you select, you'll enjoy phenomenal views of Hoover Dam, admire the beauty of Lake Mead and see the colorful Arizona Paint Pots in stark contrast against the volcanic rocks of Black Mountain.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hoover Dam Bypass
Photo opportunity from the Pat Tillman bypass bridge
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam Express Tour: This tour provides approximately 1 hour of free time at the Dam, photo ops from the Bridge over looking Hoover Dam and many more photo opportunities Hoover Dam Deluxe Tour and Lake Mead Cruise: To make the most of your day, you have the opportunity to include a memorable 90-minute cruise on the Desert Princess paddle boat to enjoy the delights of boating on the largest man-made lake in the US. A picnic style meal is served aboard the boat.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Lake Mead Cruises
If option selected: Enjoy and relaxing cruise on the cool and calm water of Lake Mead aboard the Desert Princess and Mississippi style paddle-wheel boat.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants 23 months and under are considered a lap child
  • Children ages 2 years and up require a seat .
  • This tour is not recommended for anyone who suffers from claustrophobia, has a pacemaker or defibrillator. Tours are conducted in confined spaces and in a power plant with generators emitting electromagnetic frequencies.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark the bus.
  • Hotel pickup is available for this tour/activity. Please note: depending on the hotel, buses may not be able to access or enter every property. In this case, pickup may be redirected to a central bus stop or nearby hotel. Exact pickup details will be provided to the guest upon reconfirmation with the local tour operator.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Las Vegas

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas.

Traveler Tips


  • "It gives you enough time to enjoy the dam and still get back to Vegas for the evening." See review
  • "If they could increase the tour time for the dam and overpass bridge, it would be great." See review

Reviews

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Awesome Place
Raul_O
, Nov 2020
Awesome trip, the guide was funny. I recommend this trip. Good weather in November. The place was fantastic.
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star-5
So much fun
Mb73
, Oct 2020
Had an absolute blast! The tour guide was so much fun, and the knowledge she shared was so interesting and cool to hear!
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Engineering marvel
Erika_S
, Feb 2020
Great excursion from Las Vegas I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to see this engineering marvel. And today you actually get to see 2 for the price of one as the Hoover Dam and the bypass bridge.
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Awesome
tgarcia1218
, Feb 2020
Amazing tour! Tour of inside the dam was awesome. Had lunch afterward. On the way back the driver stopped so we could see some big horn sheep. Loved the experience!
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Tour de Nothing
nigel
, Jan 2020
The tour that has no tour. You would think the operator would be in contact with Hoover Dam to make sure everything is working.... e.g the lifts that are necessary to enter the dam
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Will A Refund Be Coming?
NicoleN1231456
, Jan 2020
We arrived at the Dam at ~11:15AM, the Bus Driver gave us our tour tickets and told us we had to be back at the bus by 12:30PM. Even though I went directly from the bus to the tour, I wasn't able to get into the tour until 12:15 (lines were long). The tour is 30 minutes long, so by then, I was in a panic that I was going to miss the bus ride back. When the tour finished at 12:45PM, I raced back to the bus area, skipping the visitor center (once you leave, you can't go back in). The bus was not there. One of the other people on the tour saw me and told me that the driver had given us the wrong time. We were actually supposed to have until 1:30PM, an additional hour. This woman and her family ended up skipping the tour because they thought they would miss the bus. The driver apologized profusely and accepted all the blame, she said she had been up until 4AM working as a relief driver and had only gotten a couple of hours of sleep, which she took on the bus. Seems concerning that Grey Line would allow her to drive a bus full of tourists on two hours of sleep. She also said she told Grey Line about her mix-up on the time and they were supposed to notify us, but I never received anything. I'm hoping Grey Line will issue some form of a refund to everyone on that trip and take some responsibility for what happened, because what a terrible experience, I barely heard anything the tour guide said about the Dam because I was so worried about the time! Poor, Grey Line, very poor indeed.
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Timings
srana0313
, Nov 2019
When I booked my tour on line the timing of tour was 10.00 a.m. I read reviews online and on the review regarding timing. My pick up time was 8.40 in the morning and not 10.00 from my hotel location. Please make sure for your customer you print pick up time from there hotels and not other time. Other than that tour was well organized and finished on time.
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Hoover Dam
Cathleen636
, Nov 2019
I have paperwork indicating that our tour start time was 1:30pm with pick-up. Viator claims/claimed it was for 12:30. Thus, we were a no show. We were ready for pick-up at 1pm, 30 minutes before our paperwork indicated. When Viator was contacted, they refused a refund claiming we were in the wrong.
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star-5
Great experience and great tourist guide Tony
Evelyn S
, Nov 2019
Excellent explanation of Hoover Dam all the way, enough time to see everything and Tony was just the best
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Great experience!
brittniecave
, Oct 2019
So informative and fun! Would definitely do again! The tour was very nice and the views were incredible. So much history
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