Kennedy Space Center Tour
Explore Kennedy Space Center on this out-of-this-world day tour! Your tour guide will provide you all the information you need to ensure you have the best day possible and how to make the most of your time. There are many options available to ensure you have the best day possible - from Airboat Rides, to lunch with an Astronaut to in-depth bus tours of restricted areas.
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What's included :
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Admission to Kennedy Space Center (not included on transport only option)
- All Fees and Taxes
- 1 Day I-Ride Trolley Transportation Ticket Included in Package
- Astronaut Meet & Greet on arrival on Wednesdays and Saturdays (subject to change)
- Entry/Admission - NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: 9150 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819-8112
Following pick ups around the area we leave from our final meeting point in International Drive to the visitor center
Stop At: NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32899
Upon departure from select Orlando hotels, your driver-guide will provide you with a wealth of information and knowledge to ensure you make the best use of your free time at the facility.
When you arrive at Kennedy Space Center, you will be met by an astronaut for a complimentary welcome presentation. This presentation is exclusive to Gray Line and happens most Wednesday and Saturdays depending on Astronaut Availability.
Once in the visitor complex you can join your driver-guide on a walk through of the Space Shuttle Atlantis building. It is the only shuttle on display in flight mode with its bay doors open and it has many interactive exhibits that are fun for all ages. There are simulators where you can try landing the space shuttle or for the young (or young at heart) you can slide down the glide incline slide!
After this, your day at Kennedy Space Center is self-guided at your leisure. There are many attractions but some favorites are:
- Shuttle Launch Experience which lets you feel like you are riding in the Space Shuttle on a mission to outer space. This simulator experience feels as close to riding the orbiter as possible so the astronauts say!
- The NASA Bus tour takes guests from the Visitor Center and onto NASA restricted property. Take a NASA bus for a drive-by view of a launch pad and then experience the historic Apollo 8 launch site and marvel at a massive 363-foot-long Saturn V moon rocket at the Apollo/Saturn V Center
- IMAX movies. Two incredible 3D IMAX® movies capture the mystery and majesty of space with actual footage filmed by astronauts and breathtaking celestial images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
In addition to all the above, you can also choose an additional package option:
- Kennedy Space Center and Airboat Tour - in the afternoon you will head over to St. Johns River, for a 30-minute high-speed airboat ride. This is a great way to take in some of the areas unique flora and fauna and perhaps spot an American Alligator!
- The Dine with an Astronaut program is a buffet lunch experience hosted by a NASA Astronaut. The Astronaut of the day usually gives a short presentation about their experiences before opening the floor for questions. A very unique dining experience.
- Ultimate Space Experience is the tour for people wanting to have a slightly more in-depth knowledge of the facility and includes the Dine with an Astronaut luncheon. After lunch you embark on a guided bus tour of Up-Close NASA facilities. Although this bus tour is subject to changes, you can often see the Space Shuttle Launch Pads, Vehicle Assembly Buildings, Crawler Transporters & more! This is a 90-minute in-depth tour.
If you already have your tickets and you don't fancy the hour drive, book the Transportation Only option. Departures from Central Florida leave at around 8.35am to journey over to the space center and en-route the driver-guide will provide you lots of insight and tips!
Duration: 8 hours
Pass By: Gray Line Orlando, 7091 Grand National Dr #102, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
The Gray Line tour bus with driver / guide will transport you the 45min-1hour joinery to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (from final meeting point). They will describe lots of what you will see on the way.
Departure Point :1: The Wheel at ICON Park™, 8375 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
2: Maingate Lakeside Resort, 7769 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA
3: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando Kissimmee/Celebration, 6073 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA
4: Disney's All-Star Music Resort, 1801 W Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
5: Walt Disney World Swan, Orlando, FL 34747, USA
6: Hampton Inn Orlando/Lake Buena Vista, 8150 Palm Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
7: Caribe Royale Orlando, 8101 World Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
8: 12521 FL-535, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
9: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld, 10100 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
10: Loews Royal Pacific Resort, 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
11: Holiday Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando, 5916 Caravan Ct, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
12: Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center, 6515 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
13: Rosen Inn International, 7600 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Traveler pickup is offered
You must contact Gray Line Orlando (407-522-5911 / 1800-537-0917 / email@example.com) and let them know which pick-up location you choose. We have a large amount of pick up locations and multiple vehicles picking up, the numbers do not reflect the pick-up order. Pick up times vary between 7.30am-8.30am location dependent.If you reserve after 9pm the evening prior to tour, or you haven't confirmed a pick up location/time with Gray Line Orlando, you will be assigned to be picked up at the rear of The Wheel at ICON 360 at the LEGOLAND Bus Stop. Meeting Point time at The Wheel at ICON Legoland Bus Stop is 8.30am.
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infants must sit on laps
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Wheelchair lift vehicles can be arranged, not all tour vehicles have wheelchair lifts/ramps so please contact vendor to notify in advance if needed.
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- We politely request that you refrain from taking this tour should you start displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19. Gray Line Orlando is based in Orange County where face masks are required inside business venues. Therefore, are required inside vehicles. Please bring one.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.