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Visit the Hoover Dam and enjoy a boat ride on Lake Mead during this full-day excursion from Las Vegas. Travel to the Hoover Dam with your expert guide to learn about its history and inner workings. Visit the Nevada wing of the power plant and peruse the displays at the Visitors Center. Take a 90-minute cruise on Lake Mead, during which you'll enjoy lunch onboard. Stop at the legendary Ethel M Chocolate Factory on your trip back to Vegas.
  • Hoover Dam tour with Lake Mead cruise
  • On the Hoover Dam Discovery Tour, take elevators 500 feet down into the walls of the Black Canyon
  • 90-minute Lake Mead cruise
  • Deli-style lunch included
  • Hotel pickup and return included
  • Inclusive of all local taxes and fees!

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A steamboat ride on Lake Mead provides another perspective of the dam for an enhanced experience.

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Following morning pickup at your Las Vegas hotel, board a luxury motor coach and head for the Hoover Dam.

Upon arrival, embark on the Discovery Tour, which includes an exploration of several areas and lasts about 2 hours. In the Exhibit Gallery, view displays on the region’s natural history and the operational history of the dam. Wander through murals, maps and displays on the Theatre Level that document the history of the Hoover Dam. Watch 'How the West was Won', a short video that details the Bureau of Reclamation’s part in growing food and taming the rivers and the desert. Ride an elevator 500 feet (152 meters) down into the Black Canyon’s walls and walk through the 250-foot (76-meter) tunnel drilled out of rock. Visit the 8 generators in the Nevada wing of the power plant. 

Leave the dam and continue to Lake Mead Marina. Board the Desert Princess, a paddle-wheel steamboat and your chariot for the 90-minute tour of Lake Mead. Enjoy views of the dam from this aquatic vantage point as you dig in to a deli-style lunch. 

At the conclusion of your lake outing, climb back aboard the motor coach and head back to your Vegas hotel. At the conclusion of your lake outing, climb back aboard the motor coach and head back to your Vegas hotel. Stop at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and (if time allows) the 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign for a photo op.


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, Jan 2019

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.

, Jan 2019

It was a really bad trip. Paid all this money, did not get to see the inside of the Hoover Dam, as was told. The
deli lunch on the boat was so bad, I had to buy my own meal. Bad, bad, bad all the way around. IT was a hurry up and wait to see what you could not see. What a joke! 99 per person 11 all total: rode the bus, made several stops. Got to Dam, looked around the visitor center, went to the bathroom, drank water, seen a short clip of the Dam, stood on the bridge then got back on bus to drive back to room. Horrible time especially for the grandkids. I could have rented a Van, drove to the Dam, walked around then drove to Lake Mead Marina, bought the tickets and saved over 400. Very disappointing trip all the way around.

, Oct 2018

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!

, Oct 2018

I picked this tour because my brother wanted to see the inside of the dam and I knew he would love the lake cruise. I booked June 5, and when we arrived at the Gray Line office we found out that because of repairs on the elevators we would not be touring the inside of the dam!!!! Think we should have been told that before we arrived and been given a chance to cancel or pick another tour.

, Oct 2018

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

, Oct 2018

Great experience with Gray Bus Line Tour. Our bus driver Mark was very informative and friendly. Gray Bus Line was efficient by E-mailing and texting confirming pick up time and where they would pick you up Two things were disappointing the elevators at the Dam were under construction so couldn't do that part of Tour showing how the Dam operates. The Lake Mead Cruise was enjoyable but disappointed that we couldn't go into Canyon to see Hoover Dam it was too windy that day and would be dangerous. Unavoidable. Sandwich for lunch could have been better. Chocolate Factory should be deleted from Tour. Only there 20 minutes. Would definitely recommend Gray Bus Tour.

, Oct 2018

Wonderful bus trip. Had a great and very informed driver. It was such a beautiful day to do this trip and relax and enjoy the sites/history. The boat ride was also very enjoyable and the day was just perfect for this type of trip. Learned lots from our driver and had a nice group of people on the bus.

, Oct 2018

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!

, Oct 2018

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.

, Sep 2018

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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