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Tour 1:
Gaming Seminar

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Time: 4:00p-6:00p
Cost: $85 per person

Before you place your bet on the casino floor, learn from the experts. In this gaming seminar, you will learn how to play Texas Hold ‘Em, Blackjack, and Craps without risking a dime. Gaming can be intimidating, especially when everyone at the table expects you to know how to place your bet, when to place your bet, and how to play the game. In the lesson on Texas Hold ‘Em, you will learn when to fold ‘em, hold ‘em, or walk away. Learn what it means to “go all in!” In the great game of 21, learn when to hit or stay on 15. Know when to “double down.”Finally, you don’t have to be on the sidelines watching all the Crap players play the game. You can place your bet with confidence knowing all the rules of the game. Patient dealers will explain all the rules and are prepared to answer all your questions. This is a great seminar even if you know the basic rules of the games. Who is better to learn gaming from than Caesars Palace’s very own casino dealers? Place your bet with confidence. This seminar will be held at Caesars Palace as a private function for AFSA gaming seminar registrants only.

 



Tour 3:
Jubilee Backstage Tour

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Time: 9:30a-12:00p
Cost:  $99 per person
(Includes roundtrip ground transportation, tax and gratuity)

Have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes of one of Las Vegas’ longest running production shows? Today, you will have an opportunity to do just that. Your tour begins in the Jubilee Theatre, where you will ascend the massive stage to learn about the technology that makes a production of this scale possible. You will visit the light booth high above the theatre. You will also see the carpentry shop, electrical shop and prop shop which houses the giant sets for this production. Visit the world renowned costume shops where the Bob Mackie and Pete Menefee designed costumes are housed. Upon conclusion of your tour, watch one of the cast members go from her street clothes to a glamorous showgirl. This is one Las Vegas experience you ought not to miss!
Note: Although this walking tour is not physically challenging, there is no elevator or ramp access and includes stairs.

 

 

 



Tour 5:
Hoover Dam Inside & Out

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Time: 8:00a-3:00p
Cost: $155
(Includes roundtrip ground transportation, lunch, tax and gratuity)

Hoover Dam towers above the Colorado River on one side and Lake Mead on the other. Today enjoy an up close and personal tour of this man-made wonder of the modern world. Your tour is escorted by a knowledgable Hello Las Vegas tour guide who will, en route to Hoover Dam, discuss the Las Vegas area in detail. The Bureau of Reclamation started conducting tours through the Hoover Dam and Power Plant in 1937. Today, close to 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour. Start off with a video presentation of “how the West was Won”: This presentation describes the contribution of the Bureau of Reclamation in taming the rivers, and its contribution in helping settle the West and growing the food that feeds the nation. Next, it’s off to the Power Plant Generators. You will take large elevators 500 feet down into the wall of Black Canyon where you will walk through the 250-foot long tunnel drilled out of rock, and view the 650-foot long Nevada wing of the power plant and its eight huge generators. Finish your time at Hoover Dam by visiting the exhibit halls and observation deck. The Hoover Dam Inside and Out Tour is a way to see, learn and appreciate what Hoover Dam is all about. After all that you are going to be hungry. Enjoy a great meal at Tommy Bahamas.

 


Golf Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Time: 6:00a-2:00p
Cost: $185
(Includes buffet breakfast, tournament, buffet lunch, shared cart, and roundtrip ground transportation between the Caesars Palace and the Siena Golf Club.)

Looking to enjoy a round of Las Vegas Golf? Come play one of Las Vegas’ finest golf courses. Surrounded by the towering Spring Mountains, Siena Golf Club features gently rolling fairways and artful bunkering – plus dazzling views of the Las Vegas skyline. Designed by master architects Brian Curley and Lee Schmidt, Siena is renowned throughout the Las Vegas Valley for its natural beauty and unprecedented serenity.

You don’t need to appreciate fine architecture to enjoy the Siena Golf Club in Las Vegas. All you need is a good set of clubs, and if you don’t have one, then they’ve got a pro shop with your name on it! Many people have congratulated them on the scenic beauty of a lush green course nestled into the picturesque Spring Mountains. People enjoy the waterfalls, Italian inspired buildings, and fine dining, but what they really came for is some of the best golf in Vegas!

This tournament will be a four-person team scramble. Contests include longest drive and closest to the pin for both men and women.

 


Please note that the following listings are not organized, endorsed or recommended by AFSA. Arrangements for these activities are on your own including transportation. AFSA is not responsible for tour companies and/or venue’s organization of activities. To make reservations or learn more about these sites and activities, contact the concierge at Caesars Palace at 702-731-7266.

Shopping, Shopping, Shopping

Often called the shopping wonder of the world, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace are a must-see shopping destination that includes approximately 160 stores representing some of the biggest names in fashion. This unique atmosphere simulates ancient Roman streets, from its sweeping plaza, complete with replicas of the Trevi and Triton Fountains, to its glorious massive reflecting pool to its dazzling skylight.

And while you’re there, be sure to take a break in time to watch The Fall of Atlantis show. The hourly production uses animatronic statues (including a scary 20-foot winged dragon) while incorporating an awesome fire and water show.

Premium Outlets – North and South:

Las Vegas also offers two Premium Outlets malls. Located in downtown Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Premium Outlets – North mall features more than 150 shops in an outdoor plaza. At the Premium Outlets – South you can choose from a fine selection of popular labels.

Museums, Collections, Shows and Tours

The National Atomic Testing Museum is perfect for all ages, although small children might be scared by the Ground Zero theatre. Chronicles the geo-political struggle of the Cold War with the Soviet Union; establishment of Nevada Test Site; today’s more balanced views towards atomic weapons and their effects on the environment.

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort Historic Park
The Old Mormon Fort State Park explains the history of early Nevadan settlers and how Las Vegas transformed into the bustling town it is today. Built by William Bringhurst and his fellow missionaries in 1855, the Old Mormon Fort was the valley’s first permanent structure.

At Madame Tussauds Interactive Wax Attraction, the 100-plus wax replicas look so real that you’ll find yourself taking a second glance. The best part of the two-floor, 30,000-square-foot museum is having the chance to get up-close and personal with each celebrity.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Featuring more than 300 artifacts, as well as breathtaking replicas from the famous ship, the Titanic exhibit truly brings history to life. The exhibit features 20 never-before-seen artifacts and many personal pieces.

Shark Reef: Housing more than 1,200 species of marine life including sharks, exotic fresh and saltwater fish, a 300-pound sea turtle and much more, Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay offers the aquatic experience of a lifetime. The tunnel, which houses five species of sharks and the aquarium’s largest animals, is designed to look like a sunken shipwreck and contains an astounding 1.3 million gallons of water.

Fast Cars, Flying, and Other Thrills

The Penske-Wynn Ferrari showroom inside Wynn Las Vegas is the state’s only factory-authorized Ferrari dealership. The showroom includes a brand-new and pre-owned collection like a 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia or the 2005 Ferrari 430 Coupe or the 2012 Ferrari California convertible. The showroom features Indy 500 cars. Car enthusiasts can check out the engines. Sit it in a Ferrari and get your picture taken before you leave.

The Motor Speedway Richard Petty Driving Experience is the worldwide leader in NASCAR stock car ride and drive entertainment. Feel the thrill of a 600 hp NASCAR race car during a high-speed Ride-Along or experience Las Vegas Motor Speedway from the driver’s seat during one of our 8, 18 or 30 lap Driving Experiences. It is sure to be the thrill of a lifetime!

Vegas Mini Baja Chase: Want to add some fast-paced thrills to your trip? Spend the day on a custom-built mini Baja dune buggy racing over the Nellis Dunes. This trip is ideal for those who crave speed, excitement and a whole lot of adrenaline.

Helicopter Tours over Grand Canyon
A helicopter tour from Las Vegas is the best way to see the Grand Canyon, Skywalk, Hoover Dam, Monument Valley – even the Las Vegas Strip at night! Enjoy helicopter tours from Las Vegas or the popular helicopter-air-boat combinations from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon.

Las Vegas Balloon Rides
If you always wanted to go up, up and away on a hot air balloon ride, now’s your chance. Vegas Balloon Rides offers a spectacular bird’s-eye view of the Las Vegas valley, including the city, residential and desert areas. You’ll see views of the Las Vegas Strip and downtown, as well as Red Rock Canyon and the Spring Mountains. The tour concludes with a champagne toast and snack, celebrating your trip in the sky.

Skydiving and Ziplining: Where else but Vegas would you choose to skydive indoors as well as outdoors? Skydive free-fall and parachute adventures, including tandem jumps with fun, professional, qualified and certified instructors, or experience bodyflight during a simulated skydive experience in the heart of the Strip. Meanwhile, on Fremont Street you can zipline 800 feet under the lights and over the tourists of Fremont Street in old Las Vegas.

Sights and Sounds

The Fremont Street Experience
Located in downtown Las Vegas, Freemont Street offers much more than just glittering lights, stunning visual and sound effects, great food and shopping, and of course casinos. The canopy towers 90 feet above the ground and spans the length of five football fields. Featuring more than 12 million LED modules and a 555,000-watt sound system, the light show attracts tourists and locals alike.

Fountains at Bellagio
One of the most breathtaking sights in Las Vegas takes place regularly right on The Strip, where waters from a dancing fountain shoot 460 feet high in perfect choreography with lights and popular tunes. Watch this spectacular show outside Bellagio. Music, lighting and fountain choreography changes with each show and is always entertaining.

Sirens of TI
Sizzling dance moves. Dashing sword fights. A pirate held captive. These are just a few of the elements you’ll see at Sirens of TI. The 18-minute production – which combines a phenomenal set, risky high dives and beautiful temptresses – is free and open to the public.

Las Vegas Reality TV Show Tour
Check out favorite Las Vegas-based reality TV shows in person, and possibly even meet the shows’ stars, on the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop of Pawn Stars VIP Tour, including “Tanked,” “American Restoration,” “Counting Cars,” “Toy Shack” and “Pawn Stars.”

Vegas Shows
Las Vegas offers world-class entertainment. See above chart for average pricing for some popular shows. Contact the concierge at Caesars Palace at 702-731-7266.

 

 

 



 

 


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