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Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch

Badge of ExcellenceLas Vegas, United States

From USD 99.90

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


  • Walk on the spectacular Hoover Dam for an incredible view and one-of-a-kind photo adventure
  • Take a Powerplant tour down into the walls of the Black Canyon
  • Benefit from knowledgeable guides that provide a sightseeing tour with a difference
  • Lunch and round-trip transport from select hotels included
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What's Included

  • Professional Step-On Tour Guide (for your information & fun)
  • Government's Power Plant Tour Inside the Dam
  • Government's Visitor Center and Exhibit Tour
  • Exclusive 45 minute Walk On The Top Tour of the Dam
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only) in a luxury VIP Air-Conditioned bus
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury VIP modern vehicle with Restrooms on-board
  • Photo stop at the "Welcome to Las Vegas" Sign
  • Photo stop at the Dam Memorial Bridge for Panoramic Pictures of the Dam
  • Bottled water
  • Complimentary ticket for the LA Comedy Club at the Strat (a $40 per person value!)
  • Restroom on board
  • Drive through Boulder City to view the Dingbat Houses and the Historic Boulder City Hotel
  • Gratuities
  • wheelchairs are available for rent for approximately USD $5 at the Dam.

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 am

Pickup details

We limit the amount of hotels we visit for pickups, so that we can spend more time at the Dam, and less time on the bus doing pickups. Our hotels for pickup are strategically placed up and down the strip including downtown, so your own hotel should be either right next door or a very short walk away from where you will meet the bus.

What To Expect

Following pickup at select Las Vegas hotels, climb in to the climate-controlled vehicle for the drive to the Hoover Dam. Get to know your guide and small group along the way, learning about Hoover Dam history through your guide's commentary.

Upon arrival, start your visit with the Powerplant Tour. Descend 524 feet (160 meters) into the walls of the Black Canyon to see the Nevada Powerwing. Stroll through the generators and see the enormous pipe inside one of the diversion tunnels. After poking around in the depths of the earth, take the elevator back up to the Visitor Center. Get a full picture of the Hoover Damn's history through the exhibits and displays that show the building of the dam and its daily operations.

The highlight of this tour is the Walk on the Top portion: trek over the top of the dam itself. This excursion is one of the only from Las Vegas to offer this option. Stop by the bypass bridge to see the dam from above, before hopping back into your bus to head back to Las Vegas.

During the trip home, stop for lunch to fuel up after your day of learning, seeing and doing. 

Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your select hotel in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas

We proudly offer a designated bus driver (for safety) and step-on tour guide (for entertainment and information). Our drivers do not double as tour guides. Start your tour with pickup from select Las Vegas hotels and we don't take you to a central location to reload onto a different bus. You will go out on the bus you were picked up in. Limiting pick-ups and traveling on one bus allows us to save time and get back early. It can take hours to pull in and out of every hotel. By limiting pick-ups to 7 we are usually the first bus company to Hoover Dam. En route, your guide entertains and answers questions Hoover Dam, its history and/or the Las Vegas area.

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

We include a photo stop at the famous Welcome to Las Vegas Sign - Our guides will show you the best place to stand to get your photos to create a happy memory of your time in Vegas.

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The interior tour is not recommended for people that suffer from claustrophobia, who have pacemakers or defibrillators
  • Transportation is not wheelchair accessible however wheelchairs are available for rent for the Dam. If you require a wheelchair at the Dam please let your tour guide know.
  • The Hoover Dam is a government-operated facility. Elevator closures to the generator rooms may happen without notice due to mechanical or security issues
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Post COVID-19 Safety Updates - We politely request that you refrain from taking this tour should you start displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19. We do recommend guests wear a face mask, but this is not mandatory. Please be sure to bring one if you wish to wear it. All vehicles are sanitized prior to every tour and social distancing will be strongly encouraged.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Does the bus have restrooms onboard during the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch?

A:Depending on the size of the bus, there may or may not be a bathroom on board. However, you are never on the bus for more than 45 minutes without a bathroom break. Regular bathroom stops are made on all tours.

Jul. 2021

Q:Is the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch family friendly?

A:Absolutely! All guides are family-friendly, and there are usually several kids on this tour. The objective is to make the tour as fun and as friendly as possible for everyone.

Jul. 2021

Q:Is there air conditioning/heating onboard the bus during the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch?

A:Yes. You should be as comfortable as possible on your tour, so all buses are at an optimum comfortable temperature all year around.

Jul. 2021

Q:Can I bring my own bag/cooler on board the bus during the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch?

A:Only small bags and coolers are allowed (something that can be put between your feet or under your seat). The hoover dam security checkpoint does not allow large bags, and there may not be space to store the bag.

Jul. 2021

Q:Is there a place I can store my luggage during the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch?

A:All Las Vegas hotels offer free bag storage. You may wish to check out of the hotel in the morning, store your bags with the bag storage, then when you arrive back from your tour, pick up your bags and head straight to the airport.

Jul. 2021

Q:How do I arrange pickup at my hotel for the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch?

A:Upon checkout, select the hotel where you are staying in Las Vegas. After confirmation, call the local operator at the phone number on your ticket to coordinate exact pickup details.

Jul. 2021

Q:Are there vegetarian or other dietary options available for lunch during the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas?

A:Yes. There are multiple options available for lunch, and all dietary needs can be accommodated, including vegetarian and gluten-free. Please specify any requirements in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Mar. 2022

Q:What does the "Walk on the Top" tour include?

A:All guides are ‘Dam Experts’. This tour includes a 45 minute “Walk on the Top” tour of the dam, where you learn about the concrete, high-scalers, intake towers, outlet works, wages, rumors, deaths, etc. It’s a signature part of the tour.

Jul. 2021

Q:Does the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch include admission inside the Dam?

A:Yes – this tour includes a ticket for access into the dam, where you will receive a government tour and get to explore the generator room, powerplant, interior tunnels, and all other aspects of the interior workings of the Hoover Dam.

Jul. 2021

Q:How much time do we spend at the Dam overall during the Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch?

A:You will spend approx 2.5 hours at the dam. This is plenty of time to do the 'Walk on the Top' tour, the interior tour, plus explore the dam on your own time.

Jul. 2021

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Traveller Tips

One thing to keep in mind - this is a government facility and being able to go inside the dam is sometimes difficult or the lines are long.
Keeping in mind, you may have a long wait in line to do this but you can.
Be sure to allow until 4pm before you are back at the hotel.
3,923 reviews
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Awesome Dam tour
Michael_R, Jan 2023
Loved Dan Hall the tour guide, very knowledgeable and easy to listen to! The Dam tour was awesome very well run
Best DAM tour around!
Taylor_H, Jan 2023
Harrison, our tour guide was awesome! He has informative and funny. The tour was perfect timing. Stopping at the bridge to walk up and look out at the Dam was so cool. We took my 88 year old grandma for her bucket list and she enjoyed it so much. Its great for all ages. Pick up right from hotel was fantastic, lunch was free/hot/efficient. Highly recommend this tour.
Outstanding tour. Beyond our expectations!
Susan_A, Jan 2023
Dan, the tour guide, made this a superb day. He’s a great comedian and a very nice guy. We have been to Hoover Dam a couple times before - years ago, but this time learned so much history and fun facts about all areas on the tour. Tom, our driver, was always friendly and welcoming each time we re-entered the bus. And Tom was kind enough to go out of his way to stop at a place where we could get off bus and snap some photos of mountain goats.
100% Recommended
JoseJulio_G, Jan 2023
Tour from Las Vegas was incredible. First stop at Las Vegas Sign, then a 45 min drive to the Hoover Dam and the bridge. For those who are engineers or architect will enjoy it because the magnitud of labor to build those structures. The guide was funny and polite. Lunch was included in the price and ir was good, you can choose from different options. I recommend this tour for those who come for first time to Las Vegas and want to visit the Hoover Dam.
Good day trip to the dam
Jason_D, Jan 2023
Great trip to the dam. Knowledgeable tour guide that should have also done the interior dam guide too.
Not to b missed
Lesley_S, Jan 2023
From the minute we got on the bus till we came home we were laughing, the best tour we have been on ,thank you 4 your service x
Worth it!
Nathaniel_P, Jan 2023
Tour guide was excellent and funny! Nice to have a bit of Vegas history on the way to the dam as well
Great tour, informative and funny
Justin_P, Jan 2023
I had a short time in Las Vegas after a conference. I booked the tour from a web search. Trever our host was brilliant. Very funny and good at “herding cats” keeping the tour group together. I really enjoyed the diner in Boulder City, if felt like the real America after the artificial glitz of Vegas. A very friendly group, which was great for a solo traveller. Absolutely recommend this tour.
Great trip
Elizabeth_C, Jan 2023
Harrison, the guide, and Carlos, the driver were fabulous. Harrison provided a lot of information on the dam. He also gave a lot of information about the surrounding area and sites in Las Vegas on our return trip. And he was very entertaining
Trevor needs a raise.
Todd_N, Jan 2023
The ride to and from the dam. Trevor was hilarious and very informative of the dam and everything else from vegas to the dam
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hey Todd, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so glad you had a wonderful tour with Trever. We hope you can join us for our Grand Canyon West Rim tour sometime soon.
Highly recommended
Alex_H, Jan 2023
Great tour. On time for both pick up and trip schedule. The tour guide with great sense of humor, making the ride very enjoyable.
Worth it!
Maggie_J, Jan 2023
It was a fun Tour! Bernie was a fantastic driver and Harrison shared history and humor with us! Lots of laughs and learned a lot!
A must do tour
Jennifer_O, Jan 2023
Trevor was excellent! Extremely funny and very knowledgeable with tips and tricks! Thomas was a phenomenal driver with all the traffic and intercity road construction! I would recommend this tour to anyone as a must do when coming to Las Vegas!
Guide was knowledgable...
Richard_O, Jan 2023
Guide was knowledgable and very courteous. Driver Ken was great. Time Management very well executed for a large crowd. Thank you
Great comedy Hoover Dam Tour
Joan_S, Jan 2023
Dan and Angel were fantastic. Just the right amount of time for each stop. No hurrying or waiting. Travel time was entertaining. We had a wonderful time.
excellent and fun experience
David_E, Jan 2023
background information from tour guide/comedian, timing to avoid delays and crowds made it more enjoyable. lunch was terrific
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you so much for spending the time to leave us a review, David! We're so glad you had a fabulous tour with us. We're happy you enjoyed your lunch. We hope you can join us for our GrandCanyon West Rim tour sometime soon.
Best Dam Tour in Vegas
Stephen_L, Jan 2023
Angela was an amazing and professional driver. Harrison was funny, educational and professional. We had a great time.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you so much for spending the time to leave us a review! We're so glad you had a fabulous tour with Harrison. We hope you can join us for our Grand Canyon West Rim tour sometime soon.
Dam tour
frank_a, Jan 2023
Being able to go on the Tillman bridge so you were able to get a great view of the dam.Nice photos.Walking the dam was awesome 👌
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hey Frank, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so glad you had a fabulous tour with us. We hope you can join us for our Grand Canyon West Rim tour sometime soon.
Steve_L, Jan 2023
I booked 3 excursions with Viator for the week of 12/26/22. We enjoyed the first two but several in my party came down with COVID and could not attend this one. Viator would not refund any money back. I would not recommend them to others. COVID is a big threat and while I could of sent 2 of my party on this trip I would of run the possibility of infecting everyone else on the bus. That is not something I would purposely do to others. So I am out all that money. Not a good experience.
Steve_D, Jan 2023
You would not refund my tickets after I explained how my flight got delayed and I was not be able to make it