Sunset Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada

All-Star Las Vegas holidays

Fast-paced and open all hours, Las Vegas comes alive when the desert sun goes down, and those famous neon lights and garish signs welcome you to another night in Sin City. Will you try your luck on the slot machines or blackjack tables, get tickets to see some of the world’s biggest names in music (2024 residencies include Rod Stewart and U2) or check out the breath-taking artistry and acrobatic prowess of the mesmerising Cirque du Soleil. Saga’s holidays in and around Las Vegas include escorted and independent tours, multi-centre stays and handpicked hotels, so you can opt for just one night in the City of Light or a whole holiday getting to know every street, hotel, casino and stage show.

Las Vegas can seem overwhelming at first, so it’s a good idea to have a rough plan of what you’d like to see and do. Here are a few suggestions, to get you started.

Located in downtown Las Vegas, Fremont Street is more than just a pedestrianised mall, it’s a massive entertainment and gaming destination where you can see nightly light shows, free concerts across three stages and the world’s largest digital display that covers the main corridor ceiling about 90-feet in the air and screens a spectacular light and sound show every night hourly from 6pm to 1am.

You can see Cirque du Soleil shows all over the world, but the ones in Las Vegas are known for their complete, all-out extravagance. There are usually a number of shows to choose from, all of which transport you to another world of jaw-dropping choreography, audacious costumes and mind-blowing special effects.

The ‘Strip’ is just over four miles of pure Vegas razzmatazz. Starting with the iconic ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign, it’s a dizzying stretch of only-in-Vegas make-believe as you come face to face with the Sphinx, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Caesar’s Palace and the world’s largest Ferris wheel, the appropriately named High Roller.

Las Vegas lies in the state of Nevada in the southwest corner of the USA, surrounded by mountains and the Mojave Desert

Lots! It’s hard to put an exact number on how many casinos Las Vegas has, but there are about 30 on the Strip alone. All told, it’s estimated the city has well over 100 casinos ranging from small halls to the massive resort complexes and hotels.

Yes, tipping is expected when you’re out and about. A tip of around 15-20% of the bill is normal in restaurants. Leave $1-2 for drinks, or 20% of the bill if you open a tab at a bar or casino.

Yes, you can fly direct to Las Vegas from larger airports in the UK. Flights from London take just under 11 hours.

Las Vegas is eight hours behind the UK.

British passport holders don’t need a visa to enter Las Vegas but you will need an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization), which you can apply for online. You only need a visa if you are staying for more than 90 days. We do recommend you check visa requirements before you travel, however, as things can change. There is a useful tool to do this at CIBT visas or you can visit GOV.UK.

With the widest choice of holidays and travel experiences than ever before, you can now personalise your trip so you are in complete control. All this is backed up by the high-standards and service you’d expect from Saga.

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