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Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando

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Overview

Take an out-of-this-world day trip to the awe-inspiring Kennedy Space Center from Orlando. Spend hours exploring the NASA world-class facility, launchpads, and rocket exhibits like Saturn V. You have a chance to participate in the simulated Shuttle Launch Experience, see stellar IMAX films, and get first-hand space stories at Astronaut Encounter. Upgrade to have lunch with a veteran astronaut and other sightseeing experiences.
  • Kennedy Space Center tour from Orlando with optional upgrades
  • Tour NASA's launch headquarters and the Shuttle Launch Experience
  • Explore the Rocket Garden, Apollo/Saturn V Center and see two IMAX films
  • Get up-close-and-personal with veteran astronauts at the Astronaut Encounter show
  • Upgrade your tour for an unforgettable opportunity to have lunch with an astronaut!
  • Upgrade to Space Pass Plus to visit the Vehicle Assembly Building and other intriguing sights
  • Pickup and drop-off from selected locations in Orlando
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Transportation to Kennedy Space Center from centralized pick up locations
Admission to Kennedy Space Center
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Food and drinks (available for purchase)
Rocket Launch admission tickets (Extra charge may be required)

Departure Point

7725 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA

Departure Time

7:30 AM

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Walt Disney World Swan, Bay Lake, FL 34747, USA

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7:30 AM

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Departure Point

12515 FL-535 Ste 515, Orlando, FL 32836, USA

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7:30 AM

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Departure Point

6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

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7:30 AM

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Departure Point

7600 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

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7:30 AM

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Departure Point

8747 International Dr #103, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

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7:30 AM

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Spend a day marveling at the magnificence of space travel at the Kennedy Space Center. Your full-day tour begins with early morning pickup from select Orlando locations. Grab a seat on the coach and relax for the ride to the space center.

Upon arrival at the KSC Visitor Complex, you're free to tour the stellar visitor complex at your leisure. Board the NASA bus for a quick trip to one of the many mind-blowing exhibits like the Early Space Exploration exhibit featuring stories and artifacts from missions like Gemini, or the Rocket Garden to view the first NASA rockets. Kids (and adults!) love getting interactive at the Children’s Play Dome.

Continue to the Apollo/Saturn V Center, where you relive Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk, touch a moon rock, and get a close-up view of the giant Saturn V rocket—the largest rocket ever made at 363 feet (110 meters) tall. Then take in a complimentary showing or two at the IMAX Theater. And don’t leave without getting a full-sensory space experience at the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, featuring more than 60 interactive experiences!

Between stops, engage in savvy interactive displays, remember fallen astronauts at the Astronaut Memorial, and take needed snack breaks (own expense) in the Rocket Garden or Orbit Cafe.

At the end of your tour, a coach returns you to the departure point in Orlando.

Upgrade Options:
• Lunch with an Astronaut: Enjoy an unforgettable lunch with a veteran NASA astronaut. Help yourself to a fresh buffet meal, and spend some quality time with an expert space traveler to ask your burning space questions and get an autograph!

• Space Plus Pass: Includes ‘Lunch with An Astronaut,’ followed by an expert guided tour NASA Causeway to view a space shuttle launch pad, A/B Camera Stop—a camera bunker used during space shuttle flights—and the countdown clock at Press Site.
Itinerary
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NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
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 
Admission Ticket Included
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Space Shuttle Atlantis
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
Admission Ticket Included
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U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame
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
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing Orlando

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando?
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The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando?
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The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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What is the maximum group size during Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando?
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This activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers.

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Would go again and again
Anna92
, Apr 2021
Information about space discovery and all space craft. Everything was done with warm heart and great respect to the space heroes
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Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you had a good time!
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A wonderful day!!!
Carol-
, Apr 2021
We had a wonderful time! We wish we could have seen more but it was such a special time for our little Liam that we were thrilled for what we did get to see & learn. We all enjoyed it very much. Our tour guide was so helpful. Thank you, it was a wonderful day!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thanks Carol, We are glad to hear you had a great day!
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Tour Guides and Communication
Sarah_B
, Apr 2021
The tour guides were very personable and communication was great! We received text messages throughout the process to let us know what was happening.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you so much for your feedback! We are happy you enjoyed yourself and do hope to have you back in the near future!
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Learning and Fun all in one package
Teachertnice1
, Dec 2020
Kennedy Space Center is a fun, learning experience. There are many exhibits as well as interactive activities. All of their visual presentation provide knowledge of historical, present, and future space exploration. The fun was never ending and it was impossible to experience everything in one day. This is a great time for kids and adults. One piece of advice: even if the line is long, wait and have the full Atlantis experience, especially if you have children with you that love space travel and NASA.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you so much for your review. We are happy that you decided to travel. I will pass on your feedback to Kennedy Space Center directly for future guests. We look forward to having you soon in the near future!
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HORRIBLE
Mayela_C
, Mar 2020
I got poison food I tried to canceled my tour online ,didn’t work ..I called them ,email....it is the time I still waiting for their call me back or email me back...practically I lost 119.00 dollars...
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
I am sorry to hear of the trouble. As long a you were outside the cancellation penalties, there shouldn't have been a problem with a refund. Please contact us a reservations@citysightseeingorlando.com. We are happy to look into this matter. Thank you
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Great day
Deborah_B
, Mar 2020
The way to see KSC, especially if you only have one day. We were looking for something to do in the Orlando area that wasn't a theme park and really glad we picked this.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank You!! I am glad to hear that you had a great time on your Kennedy space Center Tour. Please keep us in mind for your next tour.
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Lunch Should be "Scrapped"
Kathleen_M
, Feb 2020
The overall day was wonderful. It was well planned and executed. The one event that I believe was over rated was "Lunch with the Astronaut" While, Commander Duffy was engaging and intelligent, the lunch left much to be desired. The choice of salads were either wilted or strange combinations (cole slaw with grapefruit). The choices of proteins were either dried out or overcooked. For the price of the luncheon, your time and money are better spent elsewhere. You can meet the astronaut at different times of the day for no extra charge. There are other places to eat. And you will have more time to spend at the Astronaut Hall of Fame and the Trip to Mars
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Kennedy Space Centre
rasquith
, Feb 2020
Our Guide, Bill, was brilliant. His advice regarding our Kennedy trip was invaluable in helping us make the most of the day. Thanks Richard Hi this is Rosie you thank you Bill for a great day x
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for your comments. Bill is an excellent guide and we are proud to have him working with us! Great to hear you had a good day.
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Awesome NASA
bchesson
, Feb 2020
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.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for your review! It always a pleasure to hear that an awesome day was had!
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Amazing
hashishshetty1992
, Feb 2020
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!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank You for your feedback!! I am so happy that you had a great time on your Kennedy Space Center Tour and that Stuart did a great job. Please keep us in mind for your next trip.
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