Las Vegas & the Grand Canyon

Holidays to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon

Las Vegas is one of the most famous cities on Earth - synonymous with hedonism, great entertainment and uniquely American excess.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • There are hundreds of wedding chapels in Las Vegas to cater for the scores of couples who decide on an impromptu tying of the knot. Original Travel cannot be held responsible for any rash decisions our clients make.
  • It's a gateway to Utah - yes, Utah - which is home to no less than 5 National Parks including Bryce and Zion.
  • There are 8 regular Cirque du Soleil shows in Vegas - the tough bit will be choosing which ones to go to (make sure O is one of them)
  • Aside from gambling there is also world class dining and amazing shopping to enjoy on a luxury Las Vegas holiday - and flex your credit card at.
  • Because what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

Tailor Made Las Vegas and Grand Canyon Holidays...

Two things made Las Vegas the city it is. The first happened in 1928 when the US government authorised the construction of the Boulder Dam (now known as the Hoover Dam) which brought about the migration of thousands of workers in need of something to do at the weekend. The second happened in 1931 when gambling, illegal in California, was legalised in neighbouring Nevada. The rest, as they say, is history.

Although initially built around gambling (and still the best place in the world to go for it) Vegas today offers a lot more than craps and poker. A significant percentage of tourists come and go without having gambled a dime, but instead eaten in some of the best restaurants, stayed in the most opulent hotels, drunk in the best bars, watched the best shows and shopped in the finest boutiques, as well as enjoyed the near permanent sunshine.


Further to this there is a small but growing trend to use Las Vegas as a base from which to explore the natural and man-made wonders that surround the area, including the mighty Hoover Dam that started the whole enterprise. Lake Powell, the Bryce and Zion National Parks and the Grand Canyon are all within easy reach, meaning you can complement the bright lights of the city with the peace and wide open spaces of the desert on your luxury Las Vegas holiday.


The Grand Canyon and the Bryce and Zion National parks can be explored in a variety of ways. For those keen to leave the gaming tables for as short a time as possible this can be done by helicopter in half a day, though typically you would spend at least a day at each, staying overnight close by.


Original Highlight

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The first time you arrive in Las Vegas is the highlight - it's a riot of neon lights, fountains, casinos, and the iconic replica Paris and Luxor landmarks - all in the middle of the desert. Mind boggling.

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A note on price

Hotels in Las Vegas aren't particularly expensive as there's such a wealth of good accommodation. A helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon (plus a Champagne breakfast) costs from around £400 per person. Learn more about our pricing

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Flight from London

8:00 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -8 hrs

Top picks for Las Vegas & the Grand Canyon

The pool at Four Seasons Las Vegas, luxury hotel in Las Vegas

Four Seasons Las Vegas

Las Vegas & the Grand Canyon

The Four Seasons Hotel is a sanctuary from the bright lights of the dazzling Las Vegas Strip, with ‘just’ 424 guest rooms and suites, making this one of the more intimate hotels in town.

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Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

Las Vegas & the Grand Canyon

A luxurious and calm casino-free bubble amidst the madness of Las Vegas; this modern hotel with sleek décor and subtle Asian inspired touches is the answer to a (slightly) more peaceful stay in Sin City.

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Bellagio, luxury hotel in Las Vegas


Las Vegas & the Grand Canyon

The Bellagio overlooks a 12-acre lake replica of Italy's Lake Como, complete with a choreographed ballet of water, music and lights. Avoid the crowds watching the lake's famous fountain show while enjoying a cocktail in the Bellagio's Hyde Bar.

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El Tovar hotel, luxury hotel in the Great American Wilderness

El Tovar

Las Vegas & the Grand Canyon

El Tovar Hotel first opened its doors in 1905, and has since been a popular luxury hotel located on the rim of the Grand Canyon, at the end of the Santa Fe Railway. It’s so elegant that if its walls could speak they would tell stories of previous famous clientele Bill Clinton and Albert Einstien – to name a few.

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The Wynn Las Vegas, luxury hotel in Las Vegas

The Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Resort

Las Vegas & the Grand Canyon

A mere three billion dollars in the making, Steve Wynn’s eponymous temple to luxury rivals the Bellagio – another of his creations – for sheer opulence. If that wasn't enough, he also built an adjacent sister resort, aptly named Encore.

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Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

Las Vegas & the Grand Canyon

No picture will make you believe the sight of immensity of the Grand Canyon- one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders.

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