Viva Las Vegas – from Weddings to the Grand Canyon and the news that Donny and Marie set to leave Vegas this year!

Have you ever visited Vegas?  It is a city that never sleeps and if you fancy combining a few nights here before or after a cruise then get in contact with me and I am more than happy to help.

Let me give you some insights into Vegas!

I have been to Vegas four times and find it very much over the top and in your face but the array of hotels is amazing and each one individual to the other.  I have stayed in the Stratosphere, the Luxor, New York New York and the Flamingo.

So what is there to do in Vegas?

See a show – from Donny and Marie, Terry Fator, Cirque du Soleil, Magic Shows, Comedy, Las Vegas Tribute Shows and so many more.

Visit the Hoover Dam – coach tour to this engineering marvel or why not combine this with a trip to the Grand Canyon too.

Visit the Grand Canyon – one of the seven natural Wonders of the World.  Take a coach tour (this will be a long day) or take a flight to the Canyon, take a helicopter ride into the canyon, a boat ride on the Colorado River followed by lunch at the Hualapai Indian Village.

Get Married in Vegas – my sister did and I surprised her on her wedding day at the Little White Wedding Chapel where she was married in a pink Cadillac by Elvis under the Tunnel of Love.

Take a Helicopter Ride – see the sights of Vegas from the air

Ride a New York Yellow Cab Roller Coaster – head over to New York New York and take a roller coaster ride.

Brave the Stratosphere Tower Rides – the highest thrill rides in the USA – dare you ride Insanity, X Scream, Big Shot or the Stratosphere Tower Sky Jump?

Dine at the Top of the World Restaurant – the hotel at the Stratosphere has a revolving restaurant that gives you a 360-degree view of Vegas.

Gamble in the Casinos – this is what Vegas is famous for and whether you want to gamble big, play the slots or just say you’ve been to Vegas and gambled then you will be able to do this in any hotel.

Shop Till You Drop – most of the hotels have shopping outlets and none better than Caesar’s Palace Forum shops or take the bus to the North or South Outlets for the real bargains.

Experience Fremont Street – this is a seven-block entertainment district in historic downtown Las Vegas.  The centerpiece of Fremont Street Experience is Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen. The Viva Vision screen is 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and is suspended 90 feet above the pedestrian mall below. The screen has 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system.

Visit the Many Hotels on and around the Strip – not just ordinary hotels – visit Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage, take a ride up the Eiffel Tower in the Paris Hotel, watch the majestic Bellagio Fountains, take a Gondola ride in the Venetian and so much more.



I even met Siegfried as you can often find him in the Secret Garden.

Have your photo taken in front of the famous Vegas sign – you will find this iconic sign at 5200 S Las Vegas Blvd near the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

I have done many of the above so if you would like more information then please contact me.

Some of my own highlights:

I have been to the Donny and Marie show twice and the most memorable occasion was when I was sat near the stage with the tables running vertically from the stage.  The highlight of the night was when ‘Mr Puppy Love’ himself walked along my table and touched my hand.

After an 11 year run on the Strip, the duo announced that their final performance will be at the Flamingo scheduled for November 16.

I have ‘socialised’ in a few hotels.

I have been to the Grand Canyon twice, once on a 13 hour day coach tour via the Hoover Dam, through Joshua Tree forests and lunch with the Indians.  I have also flown there, taken a helicopter ride into the canyon, a boat ride on the Colorado River followed by lunch at the Hualapai Indian Village.

I have walked miles around the various hotels but only saw a fraction of what they had to offer, ridden the monorail, shopped to I dropped, seen a few shows, watched my friend try to pole dance in a party limo and basked in the Vegas sunshine and so much more.

If you would like to visit either before or after a cruise then contact me for more information.

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My name is Lyndy and I have worked in the travel industry for eight years, three years of these working on a cruise ship.  I enjoy cruising and have had many wonderful experiences both as a passenger and as a crew member (but that's another story). I returned from sea in January…

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