Las Vegas

Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch

Las Vegas, United States

From US$59.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • 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

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 $45 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

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Boulder City

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hoover Dam Bypass

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Hoover Dam

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Omelet House

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 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.

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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This was our first guided tour of anything. We were so glad we did this one as we would have never seen all the things we saw, nor learned the history and details. Our guide Trevor was so knowledgeable...and funny! We thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip. We got to walk up on the bridge that overlooks the dam. That one has some stairs or switchbacks to go up...but the view is so worth it. The pickup point was a very short walk from our hotel. The bus was right on time and Mel, our driver was amazing. The ride was so smooth, and he made getting around seem effortless. The only downside was that the government had cancelled the inside part of the tour. But we were treated to a side trip to Boulder City instead! We were given time to roam the town and get coffee and such. I would absolutely recommend this tour. Just be sure to wear comfy shoes !


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Excellent. Very informative
Kimberly_B, Sept 2023
Harrison was a great tour guide. Mike our driver was excellent. Great experience. Highly recommend. The lunch stop was not very good n
Best Dam Tour
Dawn_R, Sept 2023
Trevor was a great guide, very entertaining, and Michael was a great driver (for his first day--sober)😂 We enjoyed the best dam tour ever!
Sights and safe driving...
Jerry_D, Sept 2023
Sights and safe driving of bus tour….tour guide’s knowledge of tour but what we didn’t like was at the dam the cramming of too many people in the elevators
A "dam" good trip
Kevin_M, Sept 2023
This was a fun and very well run trip. Trevor was an entertaining host who made the parts of the trip (bus travel) that might drag very enjoyable. Of course, the dam itself was the big star, a "must see" while in Vegas.
Sharon_M, Sept 2023
Harrison and mike were great! We felt entertained and safe! The tour was good, food was good and the friends we made were great! Strongly recommend!
Great Experience...
JoAnne_K, Sept 2023
Had a great tour from pickup to dropoff. Wonderful communication/information before we arrived. We were so lucky to have Harrison as our guide!
Take this Tour and you will NOT be disappointed !!!
Margaret_M, Sept 2023
This was a great tour because our host HARRISON made it GREAT with his knowledge and personality. Picked up at our hotel, went to the Welcome to Vegas Sign, had enough time to do the inner Hoover Dam tour, explored the museum, took pictures, and enjoy this modern engineering wonder. Hot lunch at a sit down restaurant that was called in ahead so it was ready for us when we much fun....take this tour....get HARRISON as a guide and you will come back with a smile on your face !!!
Loraine_D, Sept 2023
Our bus driver was fantastic & the tour guide was so knowledgeable & funny!!! I would highly recommend this tour!!!
Making memories
Beth_H, Sept 2023
A fun and memorable trip from beginning to end! The tour guide and driver were excellent and made the day effortless. We enjoyed being able to have a photo op at the “Las Vegas” sign, tour inside of the Hoover Dam, and wrap up the day with a hot lunch.
Two for one - learned the dam history and a comedy show
Diane_T, Sept 2023
Very informative tour with a great tour guide and bus driver who also was a comedian. Very impressed with his knowledge of the history of the dam. Would highly recommend this tour to friends and family. One thing that can be improved upon is the lunch. Options were limited and the food in my opinion wasn’t very good.
Commedy dam tour
Charlotta_D, Sept 2023
Awesome tour - great informed and personable guide, leisurely tout. plenty of time to see the dam and not feel rushed. Tour guide. Being a comedian was an added plus
Laughter is the best of times.
Becky_S, Sept 2023
This was a great way to entertain yourself to Hoover dam . Jokes and history during the bus ride. Would recommend to all to take this tour.
Very very good
Margaret_K, Sept 2023
The tour guide was funnyI would recommend comedy on Deck The times to stop and enjoy attractions and for meals was perfect
I really enjoyed the...
Natalie_R, Sept 2023
I really enjoyed the host. He made it the journey funny but also had lots of information. Coach was comfortable
Everything was perfect
Jeanete_D, Sept 2023
Everything was perfect. Walking outside to see all of the dam was spectacular. One thing off my bucket list
Great half day tour
DAWN_L, Sept 2023
Wonderful tour. Our guide trez was fantastic. Lunch was better than expected. We had a fantastic informative tour.
Don’t “crack the dam” with your smile of enjoyment!
Lisa_D, Sept 2023
Our Tour Guide (Hal) did a very nice job. Provided interesting information about Las Vegas; Hoover Dam; and his own life. Enjoyed his jokes and sense of humor. Was also very good about keeping our group on track so we were not having to stand in line and wait.
Great views and fun
Jessica_R, Sept 2023
Joe with comedy on deck was great. He was fun and informative. This trip was much better than the gray line tour we took the next day. Joe knew what we were getting with our tour and explained everything great.
Good time
brian_k, Sept 2023
Joe and Ken we’re absolutely great and it was a very enjoyable tour. Everything on time and the lunch meal in the afternoon it was delicious. .
Hoover Dam with comedy!
Jenny_O, Sept 2023
This was a very fun experience. Harrison, our guide, and Derek, our driver were excellent. Very funny and informative. Very well organized and timed. Saw a lot in a day. The diner was just ok, but it was included, so can't really complain.

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