We had a great time on the BigBus Tours on our recent trip to Las Vegas. We learned things from them we would have never known and then experienced their information re-watching the movie "Casino" and the TV show 'Vegas.' Encourage visitors to go to the Mob Museum and the Atomic Testing Museum, both are great venues to learn some very interesting history!
I booked the tour first as a mean of transportation but I enjoyed all the information I got as well. The only thing I could criticize is that the night tour starts too early. When I took the night tour it was still bright outside. I would prefer the night tour to start later so I could enjoy every hotel at night, because now, some of the first ones still did not have their lights turned on.
On the other hand, I really enjoyed the stop in Downtown so we could watch the laser show.
We purchased our tickets online to get the free 24 hours, but didn't use it. The tour was great and got alot of information. But the bus stops were very hard to find!! Best option would be to go to cirus circus and wait for either bus there. Bus can't drop you off on the strip, it's goes way in the back/side of hotels and drops you off and you have to walk all the way back to the strip.
Ever since me and my husband went to branson, mo last year and took the ride the ducks tour...i told myself every place we go i will take a tour there. well this was our first time going to vegas and i kept seeing reviews for the open tour bus. we decieded to take the night tour. it was awesome. we got a chance to see places we probably wouldnt have seen on our own b/c we didnt rent a car b/c we were in the heart of the strip. after we went on the tour and our tour guide showed us a lot of new places we were able to go back the next day and spend a little more time on our own. it was very relaxing instead of bumping and walking into everyone.
Big Bus Tours was a great way to see the city for our party of 8 from South Dakota. We did this on our first day in the city to get familiar with where everything is located. We used the information from the tour guides to plan our next 2 days activities. SUZY and SUSAN were top notch tour guides along with bus drivers MYRON and DANIEL! We had alot of fun and thank them for the GREAT experience!!! Keep up the good work!
Had always wanted to have a double-decker experience, but never got to until the night tour in Vegas. And it was so much fun!!! Such a GREAT way to see the Strip and downtown Freemont. Learned tons of fun facts and Laura was great! Just bring a light sweater after dark and not sure what it was like sitting at the front, but had a great view of everything from the rear! :) Thanks, Laura, for making the trip super fun and memorable!!
I'd definitely recommend this tour and enjoyed the service we got for each of the tour guides. They personalized their tour narratives and provided friendly and helpful service along the way. Thank you for making the experience fun and memorable for my family.
I liked the hop on and off busI decided to do this instead of the regular bus because it would stop at the highlights of the town and you got to meet fellow travelers.. It was a great way to see the town highlights and it would pick up every half hour. I just wished it lasted longer than 6pm. The other problem was that you have to locate the first stop make sure call beforehand to find out where the bus stop is . The tour guides give you highlights of the town and have a great sense of humor.
We have been to Vegas over ten times and had seen most of it. There is always something new. This time we thought we would try the open top bus tour. We did the night tour first, which was great and the following day took advantage of the hop on hop off day tour. Both brilliant, great staff, great stopping points and very informative guides who proved very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend these trips to visitors, whether a first timer or old hands like us. You wont be disappointed. This is now added to my Vegas must do list.
The bus tour is fantastic - you learn there's so much more to Vegas than gambling and slot machines. The history is fascinating - from the buildings to the celebrities, the neon and the ever changing landscape of the city, you'll hear about it all. The guides are well informed, very friendly and enjoy meeting people from all over the world.
The only thing I'd suggest is having red bus stops to clearly mark where the stops are, we wandered around the front of Ballys at the sidewalk and hotel entrance before finding out where the pickup point was.
We took my 90 year grandma on her first trip to Vegas and booked the hop on hop off on their website. She's in a wheelchair but can walk some. The tour guides and bus drivers (especially Brian, Michael & Phil) were great! They made our time on the buses so much fun (especially when they would announce that it was grandma's birthday and claim they were marrying her while we were there). She loved it! All the stops the buses make are at great locations to where you can get to anything you want to without a lot of walking. The guides are also very knowledgable about the Vegas history. I 100% recommend this tour!
Great tour: The staff were friendly & knowledgeable & some of them were quite humorous. The drivers did a good job in the heavy traffic.
Difficult to find: We saw the open top bus going past within hours of arriving in Vegas & decided we would like to go on it soon as possible so that we could get a feel for the place. We had enjoyed our tour of London some years ago with the same company. We watched the bus to see where it stopped and also looked at the bus stops but there was nothing there. There were no pamphlets anywhere. We asked various people including staff at the Casino on the strip where we stayed and nobody seemed to know where the bus stopped - we were sent on few wild goose chases. Not being from the computer savvy generation it took us 3 days to finally google it & work out that the bus stop was tucked away at Ballys. So we booked the tour straight away for the next day which was our last, so were unable to take advantage of the 2nd day for free.
We had a nice time. It was a little difficult to step in as the meeting point wasn't very clear (Excalibur) --> West, East, South, which entrance ? Which parking ? But we finally caught the tour-bus. Everything is in English. Take warm clothes, nights are cold and maybe windy !
It really worth to know about the city.
This was a great tour! The outdoors feel of the site seeing bus was amazing. The guides were funny, energetic, gave great facts about the city, and made everyone feel welcomed! The hopping on and off the bus gave us time to explore Vegas, gamble, eat, gamble, see shows, gamble, and we were always a few minutes away from another bus ride. I have and will continue to recommend the Big Bus Tour to everyone who visits Vegas. Thanks Susan, Debbie, Antonio, Suzy, Rene and drivers Louis and Ray....from the "Chicago 25th Anniversary couple"
Everyone is very friendly and outgoing. When they talk about Vegas, they make sure you are not only learning about the place and its history but they also make it fun!
I recommend doing both day and night tours since you get to hop on and off during the day and enjoy each point, but you get to also see its beauty at night with all its lights. Best part in my opinion of the trip is breeding able to pick up souvenirs for Vegas at Fremont. When I go back to Vegas I would like to get the your again.
We have used Big Bus tours in various cities across the world. The Las Vegas 'after dark' trip was of the usual high standard. Tour well planned to take in the most interesting sites, with an informative and humourous commentary by the guide.
Start your stay in Vegas using the bus, especially the red route, so you can get your bearings. The city buses are fine for later on, but arent open top, dont have guides and feel real impersonal.
My Husband and I Got the 24 hour with the free extra day. It was really great beacuase we were able get a great tour for the first part of the morning and then use it instead of cabs for the next few days. the only downfall was that it it is only from 10 am to 6pm so you need to get the majority of your use out of it during the day but it was still a great deal!
Just back from a family vacation in Vegas and did the Big Bus tour with our kids and another family. Everyone thought it was great and very interesting. Did the 24 hour pass which was 48 hrs when bought online. Odd that something called the "24 hr pass" doesn't include the "night" tour though - somewhat frustrating but we bought anyway. Took bus to Freemont for light show - highly recommend this for first-timers or families visiting the City!!
The service is not very good and expensive. There are not enough stops to hop on and off that are neare the mail Bulvd. I took the same bus two years ago and the stops were closer and easy to find them.
The schedule is only from 10 to 6pm and I consider that the price is really high for that time.
Thank you for a fantastic tour of Las Vegas. It was wonderful and would definitely recommend this tour and the big bus company who were amazing and very accommodating. We arrived late in vegas and contacted Big Bus to check that wecould change our tour to the next night, they were brilliant, allowed us to take the tour the next evening. Good way to see the fountains at belliagio and the erupting volcano at the mirage.
I would recommend both the day trip and the night tour. They are 2 different areas. The night lights are amazing. You gain so much knowledge of the history of Las Vegas. You can pick and choose where you want to "hop off" for a while and get back on later. No driving in a busy city.
The buses are good, timely and some guides are really fun and welcoming. The tour works very well for a city like Vegas.
This bus tour should be taken by anyone and everyone. Wether you have been to vegas a million times or if this is your first. Bus tour guides were awsome and very funny and entertaining.
We had a gret time on the bus and leared alot abou Vegas and saw places that I have not in the past. The staff at the bus stop where you get your tickits was not the nicest person. The staff on the bus was nice and funny. We had such a great time with Jessica we stayed on the bus so we could be with her.
Had a great time on the bus with tour guide Anthony. He was very knowledgeable, and witty.( not to mention a cutie) If any one is lucky to catch his bus, you will be entertained and informed at the same time on the history of Vegas. He even quizes the people on the street about the history when we get caught in a traffic jam or red light. All I can say, is us 4 sisters from Minnesota (who left there husbands at home to venture off on our own,) would recommend this day tour. Next time, we will book the night tour.
Thanks Anthony for making our trip memorable.
Great views from the bus, but having said that everything else I was not impressed. Starting with the stops, very hard to find (nobody seems to know where the big red bus stops), next the onboard tourguides, they do not know what they are talking about......On the first bus that I took I got some info........the next bus that I took the tourguide contradicted the first one's info........ended up by not knowing who was right at the time............I got more info out of the internet, than when I was on board.........In general, the big red bus was a disapointment.........I travel all over the world and usually I take on the first day a city tour to get to know the city I'm in..........I have been very happy with those tours but in Las Vegas that did not happen......I was happier with the "Deuce" service than with the Big Red Bus......
Well worth the money. I did both tours once and then returned and got off at the places I really wanted to see.
We waited for the bus at Excalibur. A bus pulls in with the wrong placard but was actually our bus. No driver gets out with a manifest to insure All paid customers are on the tour bus before leaving. This is one of the worst "Guided" bus tour set ups in all of Vegas. They just pull up wait a minute then leave. Never will the driver get out and greet or insure he has Every paid customer before just rudely taking off. Every other "Guided Tour" company in Vegas will insure they have all paid customers before leaving or will attempt to call using the contact number provided. This was really a horrible experience and a very low class, cheap tour company. I will never again use this tour service. I will gladly pay a couple dollars extra for superior service from a class act. I am not a rookie as my wife and I have been to Vegas numerous times and have taken over a dozen tours without a problem! P.S. They did give us a full refund.
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