26 reviews of Dine with an Astronaut: Kennedy Space Center Tour from Orlando with Lunch
Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Dine with an Astronaut: Kennedy Space Center Tour from Orlando with Lunch. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Reviewed by Ronald A, April 2013
Transportation was worth it. Do the shuttle sim for sure even if you cant see all of visitor center. Lunch with astro well worth it (good food, presentation, Q/A). Atlantis to be displayed late summer. Bus tour of launch sites, inside VAB, and saturn rocket (skip saturn show) was the best part.
Reviewed by chytamlau, April 2013
The bus driver / tour guide is very experienced and suggested good route to us, so we can get more things covered with the limited time. You actually need to go for a 2 days trip or 2 separate visits in order to see the major attractions. It was great to meet and have photos with the astronaut, Tom Jones, the only astronaut that had been on 4 space missions.
Reviewed by Cathy S, January 2013
We went on the Ultimate Space Tour which was fantastic. It included lunch with an astronaut. The buffet lunch was really good and Gerry Carr the astronaut was very interesting. We could have easily spent more time at the Kennedy Space Centre as there was so much to see. I would really recommend this
Reviewed by Ian R, November 2012
Great experience more than I expected with the Astronout lunch. The guided tour of the VAB and launch pad was very impressive. Our guide was very knowlegable. I was impressed with information on shuttle banners and the stored remains of the Columbia to remind all working on each mission how important it is to get it right every time. Finalising this with the Saturn 5 display was topping on the cake. We also had an opportunity to view the Alantis shuttle prior to the extensive work to place it on display. It is very impressive to see an actual orbiter that has been in space many times.
The only conn if I need to talk about one is that one day is not enough to do the tour comming from Orlando and leaving a 5pm. Perhaps an earlier start and later close would help.
Reviewed by Egypt, October 2012
Brilliant. Great day -meeting the astronaut was fabulous and he was so friendly. Recommend the Ultimate experience to anyone.
Reviewed by Patricia S, January 2012
This tour again was excellent, we had a very knowledgeable guide and the visit to all the exhibits was brilliant. A great day again.
Reviewed by Heather B, Australia, October 2011
Brilliant trip. unexpected bonus when our tour took us into the vehicle assembly building for the first time in 40 plus years. This was a test run for a tour they hope to run latter if NASA approve. Only down to day was some concern re experience of bus driver eg park in wrong place , tickets not ready so time wasted but all round a great trip. lunch with astronaut was also fantastic. Drop off at end of day was painful and add.ed hour and a half to the day
Reviewed by Ken, October 2011
A must trip. Lunch with.the astronaut was very interesting, however the trip out to the launch areas was a highlight. You will need the extra day if you want to spend more time at the apollo site and visit the hall of fame (not included with this trip due to time constraints). The transport company was only average. They were late (pick up was around 8.30) and they do nothing more than drive you there and back.
Reviewed by Paul H, Australia, July 2011
If you are a space enthusiast do this one. Guides are well read on the space program and this is the only tour that get's you up and as close as allowed to the launch pads. Would do it again, no hesitation.
Reviewed by Jacqueline C, June 2011
Our trip was well-managed and professional from beginning to end. We were picked up right on time in a iconic Kennedy Space Centre bus. Our guide was personable and made sure we all knew where and when to meet, we had a very full day including a special and delicious lunch with an astronaut which will stay in our memory forever. The timing of the tour enabled us to see everything that was advertised and we were transported back to our chosen drop off in plenty of time to catch a nightime activity. Many thanks to Viator for a reliable and value-packed tour.
Reviewed by Randy A, May 2011
One of the best tour guides ever. Bus was bright, shiny and new.
Reviewed by Laraine K, United Kingdom, February 2011
Really enjoyed the trip, organization and timings by Viator was brilliant. The Cape Kennedy guide on our launch tour was absolutely brilliant and loved our lunch with the astronaut. Overall just great.
Reviewed by Anonymous, July 2010
Reviewed by Patricia C, January 2013
Great. Maybe have another combination which includes "ultimate" experiences without the lunch with the astronaut. I didn't think it was worth it and it took away time from other things. Or maybe an earlier departure that would give you a little more time. Too many things we didn't have time for.
Reviewed by David J, January 2013
Great experience - probably needed more time there to see and do everything (even more so when the new shuttle exhibit opens in 2013)