Meet up with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager this afternoon in larger-than-life Las Vegas - a man-made entertainment oasis smack in the middle of the desert. Dubbed “Sin City”, it's all about glitz, neon lights and excess. See the bright lights of this city and its world famous casinos in a first taste of Vegas kitsch. As the group heads down the main drag, the “Strip”, your Tour Manager will fill you in on the story behind the city. Then cruise downtown to Freemont Street where you'll experience the spectacular light and laser show in a massive pedestrian mall. Top off the day with our trip to the top of the Stratosphere, Las Vegas' tower. Take in the night lights and sweeping views over the city from over 300 meters (1000ft) up.
With a free day, you've got time to get a real feel for this outrageous town, so keep an eye out for Elvis impersonators and fast-paced chapel weddings! There's a chance to discover the mind-blowing landscape of the Grand Canyon, one of the world's most recognizable natural wonders, in a fantastic optional helicopter flight. For something different, discover Las Vegas' trademark art at the Neon Museum and for a look into this town's atomic heyday in the 50s, visit the Atomic Testing Museum. Tonight, ring in the New Year at a hip Las Vegas club with the group, kick back at the open bar and explore the city in a big Vegas night out.
Explore more of the Strip and check out over-the-top versions of international icons, like the Eiffel Tower, Venetian canals and gondolas, a Roman temple or the pyramid, whose nightlight can be seen from the moon. Try your luck at one of the casinos, sit yourself down at a blackjack table and watch the high-rollers or go for a ride at one of the casino's theme-parks. If you work up an appetite, tuck into an all you can eat buffet, and lunch American style. If you just want to relax, position yourself poolside back at the hotel and soak up the Las Vegas sun. Tonight, there's an optional Las Vegas show on offer for the group. Then get some pointers on Las Vegas' hot spots from your Tour Manager and make the most of this towns' 24/7 action with some of your new friends.
Say farewell to your new friends and the glitz and glam of Las Vegas.