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Hoover Dam Highlights Tour from Las Vegas

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Hoover Dam Highlights Tour from Las Vegas
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Hoover Dam is renowned as one of the world’s most impressive manmade wonders, towering 700 feet (213 meters) over the Colorado River. On this tour, enjoy magnificent views of the dam from both sides of the Mike O'Callaghan/Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, learn more about the remarkable feat of engineering, and make a stop in Boulder City.
  • Spectacular views of Hoover Dam and the Colorado River
  • Walk the Mike O'Callaghan/Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge
  • Visit the Lake Mead Visitor's Center in Boulder City
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from a central meeting point

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Select Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Restroom on board
  • Gratuities (but greatly appreciated)
  • All personal expense
  • This tour does not stop at the Hoover Dam visitor center

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting points

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Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hoover Dam Bypass

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Hoover Dam

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • No alcoholic beverages are permitted on the vehicle during the tour. NPE tour staff reserves the rights to refuse guests who appear to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol; these guests will not be eligible for a refund.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 54 travelers

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

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:How can I arrange pickup for the Hoover Dam's Best Highlights Tour?

A:Pickup is available from 18 different hotels along the Las Vegas Strip, Fremont Street or off-Strip. Please select your preferred location when making your reservation. Please call the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm the exact pickup details.

May 2022

Q:What if my hotel is not listed for pickup?

A:Please select the closest hotel to your location. Once confirmed, call the phone number on your ticket to confirm your pickup details.

May 2022

Q:How do I know when and where to meet for my Hoover Dam's Best Highlights Tour pickup?

A:Be sure to call the phone number on your ticket 24-72 hours prior to your departure date to confirm your exact pickup time and location.

Sep 2021

Q:How far from Las Vegas is the Hoover Dam?

A:From the Strip, it is just under 40 miles. The drive takes approximately 1 hour in each direction.

Sep 2021

Q:How long do we stay at the Hoover Dam during the Hoover Dam's Best Highlights Tour?

A:You will stop for appx. 20 minutes on the Bypass Bridge overlooking Hoover Dam. Then you will have a 15-minute photo stop on the Arizona side of the Dam. Afterward, you can explore the Lake Mead Visitor Center and Boulder City for 30 minutes each.

Sep 2021

Q:Do we go inside the Hoover Dam during the Hoover Dam's Best Highlights Tour?

A:The inside of the Dam is not visited during this tour. You will have time to visit several great lookout points for photos as well as the Lake Mead Visitor's Center and downtown Boulder City.

Sep 2021

Q:What should I wear for the Hoover Dam's Best Highlights Tour?

A:It is best to wear comfortable outdoor clothing with closed-toe shoes. You may want to bring a hat and layered clothing.

Sep 2021

Q:What should I bring with me on the Hoover Dam's Best Highlights Tour?

A:Bring sunscreen and a hat. Don't forget to bring a camera!

Sep 2021

Q:Can I bring my young child with me on the Hoover Dam's Best Highlights Tour?

A:Yes. Infants under 2 years old can travel free as lap children. You may bring a stroller if you wish for use during the tour.

Sep 2021

Q:Are car seats available during the Hoover Dam's Best Highlights Tour?

A:Car seats are not available at this time. You may arrange to bring your own or carry your child as a lap child. If you plan to bring your own car seat, please let the local operator know in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Sep 2021

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324 reviews
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Could have been better
Michael_P, Apr 2024
Tour started out ok except we were told to be at the pickup site 15 minutes early so we didn’t hold up the tour and the driver was still 10 mins late. The locations that we were taken to were great but we were on the shorter tour that did not include the generator tour and there were people on the bus on the longer tour as well so we ended up being on the long tour but without seeing as much. We just had to wait around for the longer tour people. The most annoying part of the tour was the suggestion of a $10 per person tip on the tour guide but also they driver asking at the end that we tip him $10 or more per person. On a bus of 60 people that amounts to $600+ in tips. This was from a driver that didn’t provide any entertainment or narrative along the tour. He was basically just a driver. So to summarize; the sites were great, the tour was longer than expected because the long tour people and short tour people were on the same bus and it was tacky that they not only suggest but ask for a specific minimum tip from everyone.
Rent a car and do it yourself
Enedelia_R, Apr 2024
There wasn’t anything exciting about this trip. It was just a group of people sharing a taxi to drive you around. Downside is that you are on everyone else’s clock not just your own, so you have to wait around for everyone to be done. Nothing exciting about this trip. In this trip the drivers microphone did not work, therefore whatever he was communicating about the stops not everyone heard. Also the chargers on the bus do not work, so bring your phones fully charged or a power source, but the driver had 2 chargers you could use. Not to mention the driving, our driver didn’t clear a sharp left turn and almost took a stop sign with him. Felt like the episode of SpongeBob where he scrapes the boat. I don’t know if the day we selected to go to Boulder City was just not a good one, but that was a ghost town. Maybe a weekend day would be more alive.
Hover Dam
Janet_B, Mar 2024
Hover Dam was great Getting there was an issue. Bus was sent to wrong location to drop off riders for a river adventure. We had to stop at a second location for drop off. Return trip stopped to pick up riders and they were not at the location. Delayed to and from attractions.
We enjoyed all the...
Antonio_F, Mar 2024
We enjoyed all the information provided, made the trip very informative. All bus stops were good attractions & picture perfect places.
Worthwhile tour
Karen_L, Mar 2024
Wonderful tour. Our guide was very informative and funny. The stop in Boulder city was perfect for a quick bite to eat
I would recommend
nerissa_m, Mar 2024
This tour was well worth it, the tour guide Robert was awesome. The stops and scenery photo ops was great.
Easy relaxed day, ...
Kerry_J, Mar 2024
Easy relaxed day, enjoyed Dirks commentary and even his bad jokes and saw all the amazing sights listed
Very enjoyable tour
Karin_A, Feb 2024
This was a great tour. Our guide, Carlito, was friendly, professional, entertaining, and informative. The tour was the perfect length of time - long enough to see what we wanted, but we still got back in plenty of time to change for dinner and a show.
Maria_R, Feb 2024
Fantastic! Wayne, the tour guide is wonderful, very informative, on time and he makes sure we were comfortable, safe and happy. I'll highly recommend this trip but with him. Thank you. From Maria Rodas
Hoover Dam
Sean_K, Feb 2024
The hoover dam. Great experience. The driver was very good. Gave us great insight on the bus ride. Really enjoyed the trip.
LYNNE_C, Feb 2024
Had a great trip, our tour guide was very funny, knowledgeable and told us great stories. Would highly recommend.
Excellent day trip.
Christopher_G, Jan 2024
Luis was very professional and knowledgeable. Will definitely recommend. Aside from a few stragglers that would always be late getting back on the bus, it was a very enjoyable experience.
Great experience
Anish_C, Jan 2024
Great experience, guide was informative and scheduled was on time. Highly recommend if you are in Vegas area.
Elie_B, Jan 2024
Thw driver/guide was very informative on the way to the Dam. She showed us around and pointed out the touristic sites as she was driving. She also made sure we were aware of what not to bring to the Dam.
Hoover Dam
Conrad_K, Jan 2024
Great tour from the bus driver. He was very informative throughout the tour. The half a day tour was excellent
Highly Recommend
REBECCA_K, Dec 2023
Our driver was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Tony's stories really added to the experience! Highly recommend!
Highlights of my Dam trip...
Sherry_O, Dec 2023
Highlights of my Dam trip was: Stopping the tour bus on the side of the freeway for someone to use the restroom - after we had just left. We were also over an hour late leaving due to the bus caught in traffic. Had to call the company to find out why bus hadn’t showed up. Waited at Hoover Dam checkpoint for an additional 20 plus minutes because the company had not paid for everyone’s ticket or some confusion with us all getting admitted in. It was terrible!
Amazing views
Joseph_B, Dec 2023
Lake mead views and gift shop. The views are breath taking . A great 4.5 hours of time. Tony was awesome
Hoover Dam Tour in November
Harald_H, Nov 2023
- Very nice tour. You have to see Hoover Dam. The weather is still nice and it's warm. Tony is so funny. Great bus driver and travel guide. -
Not safe driver.
Christina_G, Nov 2023
Driver Tony was also the Tour Guide! He was driving and talking and making jokes that we can’t even understand. Also can’t understand half of his English. Very disappointed!!!

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