Hoover Dam Tour With Lake Mead Cruise
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Hoover Dam Tour With Lake Mead Cruise

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Stop At: Gray Line Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89139-5948

Begin your Hoover Dam tour with pickup in a luxury motor coach from your Las Vegas hotel. A brief stop at the terminal for check-in, where restrooms and a cafe are available.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hoover Dam Access Road, Boulder City, NV 89109

Upon arrival at the Hoover Dam, head to the Theater Level, where there are murals, maps, photos and other displays that provide an introduction to the Hoover Dam. Watch a short presentation, "How the West was Won," that showcases the part that the Bureau of Reclamation played in taming the rivers, settling the West and growing the country’s food.

Next, you’ll visit the power plant generators on the guided Discovery Tour. To get there, you'll take the large elevators 500 feet down into the walls of the Black Canyon to walk through a 250-foot-long tunnel and view the 650-foot-long Nevada wing of the power plant and its eight huge generators. Stand on top of it at the Penstock Viewing Platform, where you can view one of the four 30-foot-diameter pipes that transport nearly 90,000 gallons of water each second from Lake Mead to the hydroelectric generators in the powerhouse.

After the Discovery Tour, visit the Exhibit Gallery, which highlights some of the natural history of the region and presents a picture of how the Hoover Dam was constructed and how it presently operates. From the Dam Overlook, you can soak in the beautiful panoramic view of the Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado River.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Lake Mead Cruises, 490 Horsepower Cove Rd., Boulder City, NV 89005

Then it’s time to leave the heights of Hoover Dam and head down to the water’s level. At Lake Mead Marina, you’ll board the Desert Princess paddle-wheel steamboat for an approximate 90-minute cruise on Lake Mead. You’ll enjoy your deli-style lunch on board as you travel along Lake Mead and admire new views of Hoover Dam.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden, 2 Cactus Garden Dr, Henderson, NV 89014

A stop for a self-guided tour of a real working chocolate factory with free samples of chocolate.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, 5100 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119-3232

Photo opportunity at the Famous Welcome to Las Vegas Sign.

Duration: 10 minutes

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  • Approximately 90-minute Lake Mead Cruise
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Driver/guide
  • All taxes and fees
  • Entry/Admission - Hoover Dam
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • 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, or has a pacemaker or defibrillator. Tours are conducted in confined spaces and in a powerplant 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.
  • Buses equipped with a lift are based upon availability and might not be available. Should a bus equipped with a lift be required, a three day advanced notice is required, and you must contact the local tour operator immediately after booking to confirm your request.
  • 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.
  • 30-minutes of complimentary wi-fi is available, additional time may be purchased from the local operator directly.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
5 | 2019-09-09

This was in my opinion the highlight of my Vegas trip....Everything went smoothly...The bus driver(Tony) was informative and entertaining. The cruise on Lake Mead was enjoyable. The tour through Hoover Dam was really nice...Hoover Dam itself...Awesome

Alice W
5 | 2019-07-03

I loved this tour! Our bus picked us up at the hotel and took us to the terminal where everything was explained on how things would go for the day. We then loaded a bus and were on our way. There is a GPS guided system that is supposed to let you hear things about the sights you're seeing on the way there, but it wasn't working. So we got to hear our bus driver tell us things about Las Vegas and the dam on the way there. Vernon Buchanon was his name and he was terrific. I will admit that I was worried I wouldn't like the group experience - or that my husband wouldn't. But everything about it was enjoyable. I loved the lake Mead cruise and the information given during it. It was a lovely day and a great trip. The power plant tour during the time at the Hoover Dam was interesting and not too long. We had some free time to see the sights at the dam after that tour which made for a quite enjoyable day. The only downside of the whole experience was that the bus stopped at all the hotels to drop people off and ours was next to last on the list. They did this instead of going back to the terminal and having smaller buses deliver us back to the hotels like we were picked up that morning. However, that didn't ruin the day, just made it a bit longer. I would totally do it over again just the same if I had the chance. I highly recommend it.

Carolyn W
5 | 2019-07-03

I enjoyed the tour of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. Lunch on the lake cruise could have been a better. Grayline did an awful job of getting us to the dam. We were picked up at 9am but did not get to the dam until 12:00. We spent lots of waisted time at their terminal waiting on them to complete a full bus. The driver, Dwayne, was awful. He tried to be funny but was stupid. He was on the cell phone while driving, which I found to be dangerous. Someone found a lost wallet so he decided to take the entire group to the lodge to return the wallet. This should have been done while we were on the lake mead cruise. This tour began at 9am and ended at our hotel at 6:30. A complete Day was waisted for a 3 hour tour!

Mr H J M
2 | 2019-01-02

We booked this tour to see the how the dam produces electricity. AFTER we arrived at the Gray Lines Welcome Center, we were told that the very part we wanted to see was unavailable to tours and had been unavailable for months. We feel cheated. Also, there was not enough time at the dam to see what was there.

Mrs J M K
5 | 2018-10-29

Trip was amazing from pick up to drop off. Driver and narrator knew his Vegas history and made it a fun and interesting drive. Views of Dam were amazing and would go on this tour again. Well worth the money!

Oscar Q
5 | 2018-10-22

Hover Dam Tour and Lake Mead Cruise My wife and I had the privilege of visiting taking the Hoover Dam Tour with Lake Mead Cruise. We we’re extremely fortunate to have Mark as our tour guide. From the start Mark’s friendly, direct, humorous and informative tour was outstanding! Well thought out comments and accommodations made our tour run smoothly and highly enjoyable. Thank you Mark for taking pride in your work and making our visit a memorable one!Shalom Oscar and Rossane

Jennifer W
5 | 2018-10-08

Our tour guides name was Duane and he was amazing! The whole trip was fun! The cruise was beautiful and the Hoover dam is breathtaking! Highly recommend using this to book your next trip!

William B
5 | 2018-10-01

Excellent tour, and the driver Mark, was great. He was very informative not only with regard to the tour, but also with both Nevada and Las Vegas history. He also gave us good tips on getting around Las Vegas.

JOHN mIchael M
5 | 2018-09-24

Excellent Experience! From the start everything about the trip was planned out and organized. The tour guide did a great job telling us about the history of Las Vegas from the early 1930's to today. Pointed out famous landmarks, exhibits, and showed us places to see. Also, gave us insight about how to get around the town , where to eat and what to do. LOVED IT!

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