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  • Location:Orlando, Florida
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

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

Witness the epicenter of American space exploration with a trip to the awe‐inspiring Kennedy Space Center from Orlando. While away the hours exploring rocket exhibits such at the massive Saturn V, participating in simulations, taking in stellar IMAX films and more at this world‐class visitor center. Your unlimited access pass includes lunch with a veteran astronaut and a guide interior tour of the Vehicle Assembly Building. Great for the whole family!


  • Day trip to the Kennedy Space Center from Orlando including lunch with an astronaut plus KSC Up-Close tour of the Vehicle Assembly Building
  • Ride aboard a Space Shuttle for a simulated Shuttle Launch Experience
  • View IMAX screenings for a virtual trip to the International Space Station
  • Have lunch with a NASA astronaut
  • Learn how space vehicles are assembled during an Up-Close guided tour
  • Round-trip transportation by bus from selected Orlando hotels included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you want a tour that has it all, this trip is for you -- round-trip transport, in-depth exhibits, an IMAX movie and a guided tour of where NASA builds spacecrafts. To top it off, ask a real astronaut questions over lunch and get his or her autograph. Families love this one!

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What You Can Expect

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

Ultimate Space Experience

Discover the science of space travel with an exciting visit to Kennedy Space Center. Your full‐day excursion begins with early morning pickup from designated Orlando locations. 

Upon arrival at the KSC Visitor Complex, explore the Early Space Exploration exhibit featuring stories and artifacts from the first manned US space flights, or hop on the NASA bus for a quick trip to one of the other mind‐blowing exhibits. Disembark at the Rocket Garden to view the first NASA rockets or crawl into an original space capsule for the ultimate (cramped) astronaut experience. Continue to the Apollo/Saturn V Center, where you’ll relive Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon, 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! 

Next head to the IMAX Theater for a complimentary viewing of Hubble or Journey to Space, an epic 3D documentary narrated by Patrick Stewart. Relax and enjoy first‐hand accounts of space travel before heading on to your next stop. 

Your space adventure includes two phenomenal bonus features! With your ticket, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable lunch with a veteran NASA astronaut, where you can get an autograph and ask your burning space questions. Then take an expert guided tour of the Vehicle Assembly Building to view where shuttles are built.

Between stops, pass by the space shuttle launch pad, the countdown clock at Press Site and the NASA Causeway. Explore the center at your own pace, 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 will return you to the departure point in Orlando. 

Please note: Kennedy Space Center Up‐Close Close Cape Canaveral: Then and Now tour will be unavailable through mid‐June. 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 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!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great tour! Such a wonderful experience from beginning to end. The lunch was terrific and had good conversation with those sitting at my table. The bus driver was good, though a little hard to understand sometimes with a thick Cuban accent—but she had great information to share during the drive and nice tips to get the most out of the Space Center. I would do this tour again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

everything about this tour was fabulous!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Absolutely fantastic, this is a must. spend two great days there

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

great day throughtout the tour driver peter was great at tips and info the day was planned out for me which helps if yuo have not being their before,price of water and tour gifts where great also.go bye the tour route not bye yuorself ,i recommend the meal with a astronought it was first class

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