Kennedy Space Center Ultimate Experience: Dine with an Astronaut and Up-Close Tour with Transport from Orlando
  • Kennedy Space Center Ultimate Experience: Dine with an Astronaut and Up-Close Tour with Transport from Orlando

    Explore the universe at Kennedy Space Center on this day trip from Orlando. Enjoy unlimited access to many Visitor Complex exhibits such as IMAX films, Rocket Garden and Apollo/Saturn V Center, as well as a private guided tour of the fantastic Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit. Your ultimate experience will also include a KSC Up-Close guided tour as well as dining with a member of NASA's Astronaut Corps – an experience the whole family will enjoy! This tour is likely to sell out weeks in advance, so be sure to book ahead of time.

    This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    After pickup from your selected location, it’s just a 45-minute drive by bus from Orlando to the Kennedy Space Center. When you arrive, embark on a space adventure from the Visitor Complex as you explore the many world-renowned exhibits.

    With your admission ticket, enjoy an IMAX movie screening of IMAX® A Beautiful Planet and Journey To Space 3D.

    Visit the Rocket Garden to see the Redstone, Atlas and Titan rockets that first put NASA astronauts into space. Or, climb aboard Mercury, Gemini and Apollo capsules – and experience the cramped quarters America's astronaut pioneers endured.

    Short of becoming an astronaut, there’s no better way to catch a glimpse of Kennedy Space Center than on a self-guided tour, included with admission. With NASA buses departing every 15 minutes from the Visitor Complex, you can get off the bus and spend as much time as desired at each location.

    First, take a NASA bus for a drive-by view of the space shuttle launch pad and experience the historic Apollo 8 send-off. Then, head to the Apollo/Saturn V Center, where you’ll witness Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon. Here, walk under a massive Saturn V rocket, one of only three in existence, and marvel at its 363-foot (110-meter) height.

    Your ultimate experience also includes lunch with a veteran member of NASA's Astronaut Corps – talk with an astronaut and get an authentic autograph!

    Additionally, you'll receive a guided Kennedy Space Center Up-Close tour of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), led by a trained space expert. Visit inside to see firsthand where space vehicles were built, and walk along the edge of the Transfer Aisle as you learn about NASA’s latest space exploration program – Space Launch System (SLS).

    On you journey you will see many of America's space program icons including the countdown clock at Press Site, a crawler transporter used to move Apollo moon rockets, and the Operations and Checkout building where the astronauts depart from to travel to the launch pads.

    Your guide will also take you to the NASA Causeway, A/B Camera Stop and back to the Apollo/Saturn V Center before return coach transport to your Orlando hotel.

    Please note: may not have an abundance of time to spend at each stop due to multiple exhibits.

    Duration: 7 hours

    Stop At: U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, 6225 Vectorspace Blvd NASA Pkwy, Titusville, FL 32780

    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.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    The journey starts in the Atlantis theater with a close-up view of Space Shuttle Atlantis and more than 60 interactive exhibits. It's a moving celebration of humankind’s greatest achievements. Then in the Shuttle Launch Experience, discover the sights, sounds and feelings of a real Space Shuttle launch. Buckle up and get ready for launch in a one-of-a-kind, custom-designed crew cabin.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Informacion Adicional
    "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"
    "Tickets to view a launch are not included with this tour and must be purchased separately"
    "Stroller and wheelchair rentals available on site"
    "No backpacks, large bags, coolers, of food allowed inside the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex"
    "The Vehicle Assembling Building (VAB) will be closed until 2017, but is able to be observed from outside"
    "This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"

    • Hora de Inicio7:30 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: 1: Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa, 8113 Resort Village Drive, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
      2: WildSide Texas BBQ, 7725 W Irlo Bronson Meml Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA
      3: Walt Disney World Swan Resort, 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
      4: Firehouse Subs, 12515 FL-535 #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: Rosen Inn At Pointe Orlando, 9000 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
      8: Señor Frog's, 8747 International Dr #103, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

    • Duración: 11 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
  • Incluye

    • IMAX films, all shows and exhibits
    • Kennedy Space Center Tour of NASA's Launch Headquarters
    • Private guided tour of the fantastic Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
    • Lunch with an astronaut
    • Kennedy Space Center Up-Close tour
    • Local taxes
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Entry/Admission - NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
    • Entry/Admission - U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame
    • Entry/Admission - Space Shuttle Atlantis

    No Incluye

    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • 9/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 90%
    Rating basado en 88 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Cathleen M
      Publicado el Viernes, 09 de marzo del 2018

      The tour was great. We had an amazing day with very well informed guides. There is so much to see and do we could have spent another day. The lunch with the astronaut was very cool. Mark Lee was very gracious about answering questions and and his presentation about this experiences as an astronaut on the Space Shuttle was very informative.
      I would recommend this tour especially for those travelers with kids who might want to become involved in space exploration.
      2 small negatives.....the pick-up times from Orlando are not especially accurate and the movie shown on the bus trip back was horrible!..better to sleep if you can.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • mouri_karima
      Publicado el Domingo, 04 de marzo del 2018


        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Colin H
      Publicado el Miércoles, 31 de enero del 2018

      This was an awesome tour so much to see and do wish the day was longer.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Cliffy
      Publicado el Viernes, 10 de noviembre del 2017

      Amazing to see the Space centre up close, really enjoyed the day!!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Rebecca C
      Publicado el Lunes, 16 de octubre del 2017

      Mind blowing day at Kennedy. So inspiring, especially lunch with the astronaut

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Jennifer B
      Publicado el Miércoles, 11 de octubre del 2017

      Amazing experience, thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. Buses to and from the Space Center were great, driver was professional.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Tina S
      Publicado el Domingo, 13 de agosto del 2017

      This was an amazing day, seeing so much and the lunch with the astronaut was truly out of this world. Fred Gregory had some wonderful stories to tell about his time with NASA and the people he met. It was a fantastic day and I learnt so much about the space program.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Linda B
      Publicado el Viernes, 04 de agosto del 2017

      Great day! Highly recommended.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Heather L
      Publicado el Jueves, 11 de mayo del 2017

      The ultimate experience was well worth the money. Lunch with the astronaut Nicole Stott was amazing - she was open and friendly and very informative. The NASA bus special tour was instructive. We went back again included in price on our five day pass to finish looking at all exhibits. Tour pick-up was operated by Florida Dolphin Tours. Service and tour guide knowledge was A1.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • KAREN L
      Publicado el Jueves, 04 de mayo del 2017

      This was a trip of a lifetime, Julie Bonds our tour guide was beyond exceptional,
      One must take the ultimate package,
      Please note that if your accommodation is not one the bus route they have a pick up through Florida dolphin tour
      Jim and Karen LeBrun Smith

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Judith L
      Publicado el Lunes, 13 de febrero del 2017

      Touring the Kennedy Space Center is a most valuable experience. I'm not much of a Science person, but I am deeply moved by
      American History and the amazing accomplishments of the human species. I was deeply moved at walking into the Atlantis
      exhibit. The craft definitely exudes the energy of it's many missions. I loved sitting in a room with the actual computers used
      in the command center for some of the earliest space endeavors. Touring the compound with a well informed guide was also
      a rich experience. Just think, I was right there at launch pad 39 where all of the manned flights originated!
      Lunch with an astronaut was a most pleasant experience, well organized and the food was quite good could have been hotter
      Our guide from Florida Dolphin Tours was a self proclaimed rookie and let us down a bit in terms of giving clear directives
      but the KSC staff compensated.
      I am very glad that I chose this tour.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • staciwes
      Publicado el Martes, 29 de noviembre del 2016

      Highly recommend this tour for a fun filled day of space exploration. The highlight was lunch with an Astronaut - a delicious buffet with a speech by the astronaut with a video presentation followed by professional photo with him. Other highlights are the Atlantis and Saturn V exhibits you could spend hours at each plus the mulitiple IMAX movies that are included. Worth every penny! Our driver Nicky was the best!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • nanna
      Publicado el Jueves, 06 de octubre del 2016

      This trip was just magical. Dolphin tours were fantastic. Red was the tour guide and he looked after us all day. Loved atlantis exhibit, lunch with astronaut was great. Dont bring a bag as the lockers are a nightmare with crowds. Arrive early and beat the crowds. Be aware that if you do lunch with astronaut and up close and personal tour you will not have much time at the saturn v exhibit which is the bees knees. If you are a space nut then do this over twondays and really enjoy it.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Eric G
      Publicado el Martes, 09 de agosto del 2016

      Red was a great tour guide...tattooed tough guy from New York or New Jersey, I don't know, but he had a fun sense of humor and was a great host. He was there every time we needed him.

      The day: Board double-decker tour bus at designated pickup location and take ride to KSC with some good tour info along the way. About a hour ride. Dropped off with clear instructions and tickets at KSC and re-grouped at Atlantis. A GREAT presentation and center with both exciting and humbling aspects. The shuttle launch sim was just OK don't expect a Disney Mission to Mars kind of experience but worth it if there is little wait. Otherwise, spend time in the exhibits. We bought the extra package that included the extended facility tour and a mediocre lunch with an astronaut. I am not certain that part was worth it and we wish we would have had more time to spend at the exhibits, especially the Saturn exhibit...we ran out of time before we could see much of it. The extended bus tour did not contain as much as we thought it would and we were not able to go inside the VAB or see the crawlers up close. I am not sure what the short tour would have been so nothing to compare against. We need to go again. We boarded the bus at about 1730 for the ride back to Orlando and hit some bad traffic so the day wen't longer than planned, but it was still comfy and Red took great care of us.

      The cost was worth it except I would opt for the basic package next time.

      Thanks to Florida Dolphin Tours for a great day!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Augustine M
      Publicado el Jueves, 12 de mayo del 2016

      food was excellent..buffet style..short speech by Jon McBride,our astronaut was inspiring and inspirational for the younger generation..well organized...definitely worth the money

        Calificación General: 10/10
      Publicado el Martes, 29 de marzo del 2016


        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Ricardo G
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de febrero del 2016


        Calificación General: 10/10
      Publicado el Miércoles, 16 de diciembre del 2015

      Fantastic experience for us for the whole family

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Kym D
      Publicado el Jueves, 12 de noviembre del 2015

      So many great things to see in this tour. A long day, but well worth it.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Joseph A H
      Publicado el Jueves, 12 de noviembre del 2015

      it was a great time. well worth the cost.
      the tour guide and bus driver where great. we would do it again.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Richard J
      Publicado el Martes, 01 de septiembre del 2015

      Very nicely done!!! Our friver was charming and informative. Great experience

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Elliott W
      Publicado el Lunes, 29 de junio del 2015

      This trip was amazing and the tour guides were really helpful. Only downside I can see is there wasn't enough time for us to look at everything!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Nannarae
      Publicado el Miércoles, 10 de junio del 2015

      A fantastic day - very informative and courteous driver. Could have had an extra hour at the Space Centre, however, the dining with an astronaut experience was a highlight of our holiday.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Connie L
      Publicado el Jueves, 26 de marzo del 2015

      excellent tour especially if you only have one day to spend there. the kids ages 11 and 13 absolutely loved it. They wanted to go back another day. there is so much to see.

        Calificación General: 10/10

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