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Foodies, rejoice: Walking Gourmet Food Tours is a food tasting exploration of the many eclectic tastes of Las Vegas. Enjoy the highest quality food and drink at venues you might not have found on your own. Your professional Walking Gourmet Food Tours guide entertains you with stories on the history of Las Vegas, along with providing insight on the various restaurants, taverns and specialty eateries. This tour partners with the top restaurants and executive chefs to give you a dynamic tasting experience wrapped up in a three to four hour-long adventure. From tasty appetizers and world-renowned entrees to signature cocktails and mouthwatering desserts, your taste buds will be tingling the entire time.Each tour includes four to six stops. These stops are at restaurants, bars and specialty shops. At each stop guests are served two to three ample-sized tastings and a pairing. The final stop typically includes dessert.Every stop also serves some form of beverage including alcohol and non-alcoholic options.Tours being offered include:Dine and Shop 'Til You Drop Tour: Explore Town Square, an outdoor shopping center reminiscent of a historic European village. Town Square features cuisine with an international flair. Enjoy a British epicurean experience at English's, Italian delights at the Brio Tuscan Grille, small bites at Double Helix Wine and Whiskey Bar and the Caribbean-themed fare at Tommy Bahama. After these gourmet treats and libations, explore designer shops like H&M, Armani Exchange, Sephora, Abercrombie & Fitch, Juice Couture, Banana Republic and much more.Tour guests are responsible for their own transportation to and from Town Square, located at 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. We recommend parking in one of the three free parking garages (north, south or west) since the street is metered parking only.Tour guests need to meet their tour guide at the front entrance of Tommy Bahama, near the park area. Guests should arrive by 1:10 p.m. Tour starts promptly at 1:30 p.m.  This tour involves walking outside as you go from restaurant to restaurant. Dress appropriately for time of the year and prevailing weather conditions.Culinary Mystery Tour: Explore some of the finest restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip. You'll visit Las Vegas restaurants from celebrity chefs, nouveau bistros and gourmet rooms and world-renowned clubs. Enjoy the incredible dishes served in style.Tour guests are responsible for their own transportation to and from the starting point of the tour selected.For tours on Thursday, guests will meet tour guide at Mandalay Bay in front of the cashier’s cage in the main lobby (casino level). For Friday and Saturday tours, guests will meet tour guide at the Palazzo hotel in front of the concierge’s desk in the main lobby (casino level). Guests should arrive by 1:40 p.m. as tour starts promptly at 2 p.m.Important information: Dining partners subject to change without notice. Children two years old and up pay full price. You must meet your tour guide at your first destination at the scheduled tour time. Tour guides will wear The Walking Gourmet apparel. The tour includes gratuity for restaurant servers. Tips for tour guides are at guest's discretion. In addition, these tours are not available on major holidays including New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 
 
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Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Once every few years
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
We had a great time and are already planning on doing it again for our next trip!
PostedFebruary 10, 2013
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First off I want to thank the owner of The Walking Gourmet. We fell ill the early morning of our scheduled tour. We called the number on the confirmation and ended up talking to the owner. I explained the situation and it was VERY AGREEABLE to re-schedule us a different day. We were worried that we had paid all this money and then weren't able to go on the tour because we had fallen ill. Turns out we were worrying for nothing. MANY THANKS again to The Walking Gourmet!
Now for the tour... if you want to set outside of your box, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tour!
We selected the "Culinary Mystery Tour" that starts at the Pilazzo or Mandalay Bay (depending on the day). We were shocked at the price per ticket, but my husband LOVES all of those 'Top Chef' related shows so I thought it would be a treat to do something we wouldn't normally do.
Especially since neither of us like seafood or fish of any type. Even so, we made a pack to at least TRY everything that was served to us - even if it was seafood.
We met our Tour Guide - who was awesome - and the others on our tour showed up shortly after. True to the name "The Walking Gourmet", our 'vehicle' was our own two feet! We went to five restaurants in four different hotels. Everything was very cool and we got along with our other two tour companions.
As we expected, one restaurant we went to served all seafood. To our surprise, however, we both actually LIKED the Crab Cake Slider! For non-seafood people, that's really saying something. ;)
Our tour had another surprised... it turned out that 4 out of 5 people were really into Zombies! Who knew?!? Talk about a small world. LOL
We took lots of pictures (some of which I'm uploading) and got to talk to the managers of most of the restaurants.
We are DEFINITELY going to take this tour the next time we are in Vegas. We'll probably pick a different starting point so we can try other restaurants. Next time we are going to do the culinary tour at the BEGINNING of our trip so we can go back to the restaurants to eat dinner during our remaining stay in Vegas.
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Travel back to the Middle Ages and experience a celebration of Medieval proportions at Excalibur's Tournament of Kings. This dinner and show features jousting, dancing, singing and a feast fit for a king. The show is a fun way to combine getting dinner with experiencing the excitement that ensues when knights in shining armor on horses duel to determine a champion.Guests are seated in an arena-style setting with each section representing a different "country." Four-rows deep, the arena is divided into seven "country" sections and the "dark knight" section, which represents the evil Mordred's minions. During the show guests are encouraged to cheer on the king representing their section as the knights go head to head in various competitions including a horse race, jousting, sword fighting and gladiator-style battles.Once seated, guests are served the first portion of their dinner, "dragon's blood" (hot tomato soup.) Just like what real lords and ladies would have experienced back in the Middle Ages, utensils are not provided, and patrons have to eat with their hands. Servers also come around during this time to fill drink orders. Along with soda and juice, an assortment of alcoholic beverages are available for purchase during the show.Merlin and a court jester get the crowd going by introducing three cheering methods that actively engage everyone in the audience. After a hearty dose of merriment from Merlin and the jester a drum processional files into the arena to announce the entrance of King Arthur. Next, the other kings are announced, each blazing into the arena on a galloping horse.The knights are dressed in costumes rich in color and design, and each of their horses is adorned with bright plumage. The costumers were designed by Michel Fresnay, who was nominated for a best-costume Emmy in 1989 for the television production of "Napoleon and Josephine."During this time, dinner consisting of a roasted Cornish hen, steamed vegetables and a biscuit is served. While the audience dines, a large round table is lowered into the center of the arena where King Arthur and the other knights also partake in the feast, raising their glasses and toasting to the joyous occasion. Dessert is served afterwards and includes a sweet pastry.After a song and dance number by the court maidens, the knights set aside their glasses and engage in some friendly competition to determine who is the champion king."If you want to win you must cheer," announces Merlin as he and the maidens encourage each section to root for their king.Audience members embrace the opportunity to be loud and cheer when the king representing their "country" is doing well or boo when he is losing the competition.The competition is interrupted when evil Mordred, the fire wizard, appears and attempts to capture King Arthur's kingdom. The kings unite to try and defeat the dark knight in a series of action-packed battles. Fire, smoke, explosions and of course more cheering from the audience fill the arena. Swords clash and sparks fly as the battle between good and evil proceeds until finally one side is defeated.Tournament of Kings brings all the action from the Medieval period that you've seen in movies and read about in history books right to your dinner table. Audiences of all ages can enjoy this raucous celebration. --By Caroline Fontein
 
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Yes, I recommend this product.
We had an AWESOME time! Don't expect to be able to talk much the next day. LOL
PostedFebruary 10, 2013
I have been to Vegas half a dozen times and never seemed to get around to doing the Tournament of the Kings. This trip I took my husband for his first trip to Vegas, so I made sure we did this the first night we arrived.
It was AWESOME! Our server was a total blast, we had great seats and a great view of everything. Even though the food "looked basic" it all tasted great! I was surprised I ate it all, it was that good I couldn't stop eating. LOL The experience of "only eat with your hands" was quite enlightening too.
I think kids - as well as kids at heart - will have a great time time here. In the beginning you are taught to be 'mid-evil folk'... how to cheer, how to celebrated, etc. You do so much yelling, hollering and slapping the table during the show that your voice is very horse when everything is over. Even so, the time just flew by!
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If you stay at the Luxor hotel you'll always easily be able to find your way back to it no matter how directionally-challenged you are. Not only is its distinctive pyramid shape one of the most recognizable landmarks in Las Vegas, all you have to do is look for the world’s strongest light beam shooting up into the sky from the top. It's so bright that on a clear night, it's visible up to 275 miles away by airplanes at cruising altitude.When the Luxor opened in 1993, it proudly touted an Egyptian theme with things like a Nile River ride and a replica of King Tut's tomb. Today, you'll still see replicas of Cleopatra's Needle and the giant sphinx outside, but Luxor has traded most of its Egyptian roots for a hipper, more high-energy vibe.Luxor is one of the most unique places to stay in Las Vegas. There are 4,400 rooms and suites housed inside the pyramid and two 22-story towers. If you're staying in the pyramid, check out the Luxor's version of a thrill ride. You'll have to reach your room by "inclinator," an elevator that travels along the inner surface of the pyramid at a 39-degree angle. We're willing to bet you’ve never had an elevator ride like this before.There are plenty of ways to get your party on at Luxor. Start out at Flight, a bar with cocktails, beers and inexpensive shots. It's a great pre-game before clubbing at LAX, a two-story nightspot for the hip-hop and Top 40 crowd. If you want something a little more laid back, the lobby bar, Aurora, is open 24 hours and serves contemporary cocktails. Just look for the cool lighting effects on the ceiling that mimic the Northern Lights.Luxor has dining options that will satisfy just about every taste. T&T (Tacos & Tequila) features a combination of traditional and modern Mexican cuisine and a rock 'n' roll atmosphere. Our advice: stop in on Sundays for the Mariachi Brunch and kick that hangover with specially priced margaritas and bloody Marias. Those with gourmet tastes will enjoy a good steak or fresh seafood at Tender. On the go or traveling with kids who are picky? There’s also a food court with fast food favorites.There's enough entertainment and attractions at Luxor to keep everyone happy. Guys will love the sexy ladies of "Fantasy" and hilarious prop comedian Carrot Top cracks everyone up. Your teenager will dig the hot urban dance crew Jabbawockeez, who perform in the show "PRiSM.” And magic lovers will be mystified by "Criss Angel Believe." Cirque du Soleil joined forces with the "Mindfreak" magician to create this show filled with illusions.Guests of all ages will want to explore Luxor's two museum-quality exhibits. "BODIES...The Exhibition" illustrates the inner workings of the human body by showcasing real bodies and organs. Sounds like it could be a bit gruesome, but it's actually really fascinating. "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" tells the story of the doomed ship through a display of authentic artifacts and some eerie re-creations of the Grand Staircase, the Promenade Deck and a first-class cabin. Plus there is a 15-ton piece of the ship's hull (the largest piece ever raised from the wreck) on display. Guests at Luxor can also easily take advantage of amenities at either Mandalay Bay or Excalibur next door. Mandalay Bay and Luxor are connected by The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, which houses unique shops and restaurants. A free tram also provides easy access between all three hotels.There are dozens of ways to stay busy at Luxor but maybe your vacation is all about relaxing. They've totally got that covered too. Four large pools, a whirlpool and 12 private cabanas make up the Luxor's five-acre pool area. There's also a spa where you can be pampered with an array of treatments.
 
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Yes, I recommend this product.
We had a great time!
PostedFebruary 10, 2013
We had a great time staying at the Luxor. This is the third time I have stated here and I believe that everyone has to stay in the Pyramid at least ONCE to ride the inclinators! :D I love the Egyptian theme and we just couldn't get over the fact that there was a city INSIDE the hotel - just blew our mind!
We were surprised there were not more restaurants (like with other hotels) and was sad to see that the Bizarre Market was mostly empty. I set the Casino and Pool = Fair because we went in January, so the Pool was closed for the Winter Season and we don't gamble, so we never did anything in the Casino (except to walk through it to get from point A to point B. There was no option on the Review for N/A, or I would have picked that.
Luxor Guest Services were great - any request we had was handled quickly and the staff were all very polite.
I was afraid the beds would be very firm, but they were not (for which I was extremely grateful). I will definitely stay here again.
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You have probably seen him on television performing incredible illusions such as making the Statue of Liberty disappear, navigating the rapids of Niagara Falls and flying over the Grand Canyon. Master magician David Copperfield seems to have done it all. His show in Las Vegas is a unique opportunity for audiences to see these larger-than- life illusions performed live and up close in the Hollywood Theater at MGM Grand.Of course he can't exactly re-create all of them, but he demonstrates similar and equally amazing illusions using objects that are more suitable for a stage setting.Copperfield alludes to an illusion he did where he walked through the Great Wall of China and then explains that he is going to re-create that same illusion using a large metal sheet as the indestructible medium through which he will effortlessly pass.The metal sheet is placed on a raised platform, and Copperfield has two audience members come on stage to test it out by walking on it and hitting it with a rubber hammer.Next, he lies under the piece of metal, and four assistants hold a sheet over Copperfield and the platform. The assistants spin the platform around proving to the audience that there is no way out except by going through the metal. First you see just a finger poking through and then, within seconds, he miraculously appears on top of the metal sheet.This is just one of the mind-boggling magic tricks that he performs in the show. As the epitome of master magicians, Copperfield takes his illusions to another level of excitement and awe. Instead of doing the typical box trick where a woman is sliced in half, he locks himself in a box that begins to shrink in size. He smiles at the audience while moving his hands and feet as the box gets so small the entire length of his body has been reduced to mere inches.The box gradually gets bigger and Copperfield hops onto the stage saying, "that's how they made mini me," before moving on to his next illusion. He integrates his casual and comical personality into every act, resulting in laughter from the crowd.Audience interaction is a big part of the show as he incorporates a person picked at random for almost every illusion. You might even see him doing magic right in front of your seat when he performs illusions while standing in the audience. For one illusion he asks a woman to join him in the aisle on the side of the theater. He asks the woman to examine a piece of tissue paper before he rolls it into a ball and makes it levitate and dance along his arm with the tap of a finger.Unlike other magic shows in Las Vegas, Copperfield does not implement flashy showgirls, dancing or over the top production elements to supplement his illusions. His magic has enough of a wow factor on its own.His expertise as a magician dates back to when he was just 12 years old and started performing professionally. That same year he also became the youngest person ever to be admitted to the Society of American Magicians. From there, Copperfield went on to teach a course on magic at New York University when he was 16.During his first year in college, Copperfield starred in the Chicago musical, "The Magic Man," and as a result of the show's success he was selected to host ABC's "The Magic of ABC." From there he was offered his own series of specials with CBS titled "The Magic of David Copperfield." The series has been aired in over 40 countries.His illustrious career has made him a Guinness Book of World Record holder for having 21 Emmys, and he has a star on the Hollywood "Walk of Fame." Apart from his revue in Vegas, he continues to tour, performing sold out shows around the world.His enduring presence as a magician and integration into pop culture and even postage stamps proves that Copperfield's magic has no boundaries.He even demonstrates his ability to predict the future in an act where he gets people from the audience to provide him with different numbers that he later pulls from a box that has been hanging above the stage for the entire show.If just having the numbers on paper is not impressive enough, Copperfield also reveals a cassette tape with a recording of himself reciting the numbers that he plays for the audience. It is an astonishing feat that amazes everyone with the impossibility of it all.-- By Caroline Fontein
 
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Yes, I recommend this product.
David Copperfield is great! :D
PostedFebruary 10, 2013
Both my husband and I grew up watching David Copperfield on TV, but never expected we'd be able to see him in person. I was concerned about the seating when I bought them from Vegas.com - the diagram mad it seem as if we would be a good distance from the stage. Fortunately you can't judge a book by its cover because these seats were great! We were surprised that there were 4 people assigned to a small table or bench, but it worked out.
I marked Customer Service = Poor NOT because of Vegas.com (which were great!) but because the server in charge of taking drink orders at the show. He stopped by when we were initially seated, but from then on acted as if we didn't exist from that time forward. he even placed his serving tray on our bench table w/o even looking to see what was there first. If we had ordered something, we wouldn't have left him a tip. In fact, we TRIED to order something after we had been there for 15min but could never get his attention and he never came back around to see if we wanted anything.
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If you stay at the Luxor hotel you'll always easily be able to find your way back to it no matter how directionally-challenged you are. Not only is its distinctive pyramid shape one of the most recognizable landmarks in Las Vegas, all you have to do is look for the world’s strongest light beam shooting up into the sky from the top. It's so bright that on a clear night, it's visible up to 275 miles away by airplanes at cruising altitude.When the Luxor opened in 1993, it proudly touted an Egyptian theme with things like a Nile River ride and a replica of King Tut's tomb. Today, you'll still see replicas of Cleopatra's Needle and the giant sphinx outside, but Luxor has traded most of its Egyptian roots for a hipper, more high-energy vibe.Luxor is one of the most unique places to stay in Las Vegas. There are 4,400 rooms and suites housed inside the pyramid and two 22-story towers. If you're staying in the pyramid, check out the Luxor's version of a thrill ride. You'll have to reach your room by "inclinator," an elevator that travels along the inner surface of the pyramid at a 39-degree angle. We're willing to bet you’ve never had an elevator ride like this before.There are plenty of ways to get your party on at Luxor. Start out at Flight, a bar with cocktails, beers and inexpensive shots. It's a great pre-game before clubbing at LAX, a two-story nightspot for the hip-hop and Top 40 crowd. If you want something a little more laid back, the lobby bar, Aurora, is open 24 hours and serves contemporary cocktails. Just look for the cool lighting effects on the ceiling that mimic the Northern Lights.Luxor has dining options that will satisfy just about every taste. T&T (Tacos & Tequila) features a combination of traditional and modern Mexican cuisine and a rock 'n' roll atmosphere. Our advice: stop in on Sundays for the Mariachi Brunch and kick that hangover with specially priced margaritas and bloody Marias. Those with gourmet tastes will enjoy a good steak or fresh seafood at Tender. On the go or traveling with kids who are picky? There’s also a food court with fast food favorites.There's enough entertainment and attractions at Luxor to keep everyone happy. Guys will love the sexy ladies of "Fantasy" and hilarious prop comedian Carrot Top cracks everyone up. Your teenager will dig the hot urban dance crew Jabbawockeez, who perform in the show "PRiSM.” And magic lovers will be mystified by "Criss Angel Believe." Cirque du Soleil joined forces with the "Mindfreak" magician to create this show filled with illusions.Guests of all ages will want to explore Luxor's two museum-quality exhibits. "BODIES...The Exhibition" illustrates the inner workings of the human body by showcasing real bodies and organs. Sounds like it could be a bit gruesome, but it's actually really fascinating. "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" tells the story of the doomed ship through a display of authentic artifacts and some eerie re-creations of the Grand Staircase, the Promenade Deck and a first-class cabin. Plus there is a 15-ton piece of the ship's hull (the largest piece ever raised from the wreck) on display. Guests at Luxor can also easily take advantage of amenities at either Mandalay Bay or Excalibur next door. Mandalay Bay and Luxor are connected by The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, which houses unique shops and restaurants. A free tram also provides easy access between all three hotels.There are dozens of ways to stay busy at Luxor but maybe your vacation is all about relaxing. They've totally got that covered too. Four large pools, a whirlpool and 12 private cabanas make up the Luxor's five-acre pool area. There's also a spa where you can be pampered with an array of treatments.
 

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are there coffee pots and small fridges in the regular rooms like the first floor rooms ? if not are they available for a fee?
We stayed in a Pyramid King suit... we were surprised there was no coffee pot, fridge or even a safe. We didn't think to ask if they were available for a fee, although we DID notice what appeared to be a safety deposit box area of sorts just to the left of the registration desks, so that may be why there was no safe in the room.
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