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Itinerary

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32899

Your Kennedy Space Center tour begins after an approximate 45-minute drive from Orlando. From the Visitor Complex, view rockets from all eras of space exploration in the Rocket Garden, and see an actual Gemini program capsule on display in Early Space Exploration. Walk beneath a massive Saturn V rocket, one of the most powerful ever built, at the Apollo/Saturn V Center and relive Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon and experience the thunderous rumble of a rocket lift-off! Continue with two IMAX space movies viewed on five-story screens – IMAX® A Beautiful Planet and Journey To Space 3D, which takes you on a virtual trip to the International Space Station. Check out the Astronaut Encounter to hear actual astronauts discuss their experiences and get photos of these heroes.

Duration: 7 hours

Stop At: Space Shuttle Atlantis, Space Commerce Way Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Merritt Island, FL 32953

Don't miss the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, where more than 60 interactive experiences highlight the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA’s Space Shuttle program, which launched the Hubble Space Telescope and built the International Space Station. See what it's like to be a real astronaut! Take the helm at the shuttle cockpit; experience the sensation of floating in space; explore a replica of the ISS; and experience the sights, sounds and sensations of a shuttle launch! Travelers can take a private guided tour of the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit for no additional charge (not available with the Space Pass Plus.)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, Space Commerce Way Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Merritt Island, FL 32953

In the Apollo/Saturn V Center, relive the wonder and excitement of the Apollo era in this one-of-a-kind exhibit that celebrates the unprecedented achievement of putting a man on the moon and the joy that was realized in that moment around the world. Also, take a bus tour past some of the most iconic NASA landmarks. Meet a veteran NASA astronaut at the Astronaut Encounter Show. Visit the impressive Rocket Garden, featuring the first rocket to break free from gravity, and honor NASA’s fallen heroes at the 'Heroes and Legends' exhibit featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®. Then learn more about what it takes to explore Mars at Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted.

Finish your day by boarding a full-size Space Shuttle mock-up and strap in for a virtual launch into space on the Shuttle Launch Experience. Orbit the earth in this awesome simulation replicating the sights, sounds and feelings of an authentic shuttle launch.

Tour Options: Ugrade your tour to have lunch with an actual astronaut! Sit down for a meal with a member of NASA's Astronaut Corps and ask everything you ever wanted to know about what it's like to be in space. Or choose Space Pass Plus, which combines all of the above with a guided tour to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), NASA Causeway and A/B Camera Stop and a look at the countdown clock at Press Site, a crawler transporter used to move Apollo moon rockets and the Operations and Checkout building.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Transportation to Kennedy Space Center from centralized pick up locations
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
  • Entry/Admission - Space Shuttle Atlantis
  • Entry/Admission - U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Rocket Launch admission tickets (Extra charge may be required)
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Description

Take a virtual flight to the moon and back at one of Florida's best attractions! On this full-day Kennedy Space Center tour from Orlando, you can tour the NASA facility and Apollo/Saturn V Center to see rockets and their launch pads and the Shuttle Launch Experience. At Astronaut Encounter, hear what it's like to be in space from veteran astronauts. Upgrade to sit down to lunch with an astronaut. Or get a Space Pass Plus to not only dine with an astronaut but also take a tour to the Vehicle Assembly Building and other behind-the-scenes sites.

Operates

Daily in Orlando, United States

Duration

11 hours

Price

from $54.98 USD

Departure Point

1: Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa, 8113 Resort Village Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
2: WildSide Texas BBQ, 7725 W Irlo Bronson Meml Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA
3: Walt Disney World Swan, Orlando, FL 34747, USA
4: Firehouse Subs Lake Buena Vista, 12515 FL-535 Ste 515, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
5: Universal Orlando Resort, 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
6: Rosen Inn International, 7600 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
7: Señor Frog's | Orlando, 8747 International Dr #103, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

Departure Time: 7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Tour Grades

Admission w/ Transportation 07:30
Ticket to Kennedy Space Center with transport from Orlando. Includes IMAX Films, all shows & exhibits, Kennedy Space Center Tour of NASA's Launch Headquarters.
Departure Time: 7:30 AM
from $118.98 USD
Transportation Only 07:30
Transportation Only option to Kennedy Space Center
Departure Time: 7:30 AM
from $54.98 USD

Age Bands

Age from 12 to 99
Members of this age band are considered to be Adults
Age from 3 to 11
Members of this age band are considered to be Children

Safety Features

  • Post COVID-19 Safety Updates - We politely request that you refrain from taking this tour should you start displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if you are at a high risk of contracting the disease. All driver/guides will be required to wear masks. Face masks are recommended but not mandatory, so please bring your own if you wish to wear one. The size of the vehicle used will be adjusted based on the number of passengers to allow for social distancing and all safety guide lines regarding vehicle sanitation will be followed.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 79 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Lunch with an Astronaut includes a buffet-style meal with vegetarian options
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate

Terms & Conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Reviews
Bryan C

Bryan C

2020-02-17

We went to the Kennedy Space Centre for the day as part of a tour group. The driver was friendly and helpful and tge day at NASAitself was amazing. Interactive staff, great displays and great history. The Atlantis exhibit is spectacular. Highly recommended. Even some wet weather couldn't put a dampener on our day. A must do.

Ashish S

Ashish S

2020-02-13

Amazing tour! Our driver and guide, Stuart, did a great job of welcoming us and provided us a suggested itinerary from his 15 years of doing the KSC tour. Highly recommended!

Kathleen R

Kathleen R

2020-01-17

We had a great time a++++ the guides and docents were so knowledgeable...our driver Nicolai was excellent would highly recommend

Daniel W

Daniel W

2019-11-19

Great day. The lunch with Astronaut was very good. The meal was good quality. Very informative and well set up.

Helen W

Helen W

2019-12-10

This was a very interesting trip. History is being created there every day. There are lots of short shows and many exhibits to look at one of the best things for me was the bus tour. It is a must go see if in Florida. My only problem was that the trip was a bit to long for us.

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