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
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.
Brilliant. Great day -meeting the astronaut was fabulous and he was so friendly. Recommend the Ultimate experience to anyone.
This tour again was excellent, we had a very knowledgeable guide and the visit to all the exhibits was brilliant. A great day again.
Heather B Australia
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
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.
Paul H Australia
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.
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.
Laraine K United Kingdom
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.
BRIDGET K United Kingdom
Well worth the expense and early start. Meeting a real astronaut was the highlight of my daughters day. We were also lucky to get an actual scientist not the usual tour guide to lecture us on our bus tour around the complex - he was able to give us personal anecdotes about shuttle launches etc. and was a very funny man. The only downside was that we did this trip at the very end of our holiday - so could not use the second free entry within 6 days offer, which is on all tickets.
Lunch was different than I expected a little sort, the whole tour could have been two or three hours longer in order to see everything. Overall, it was amazing and one of the funnest days of my life
Very worthwhile - though whilst awaiting the restoration/renovation and building up of the the new SLS programme part of the bus tour included in the package is a bit dull - the outside of old well 60's buildings that are still unused leaves one a bit underwhelmed. The Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit and simulator plus the Saturn V exhibits - are outstanding and amazing.
Really fun and interesting day. Loved the up-close tour, took us to the launch pads and VAB for some great photos. Really knowledgeable guide. The lunch was really interesting, and we got to have a chat to the astronaut about his experiences. The food was just a basic buffet but that's not really what you're there for. Really enjoyable experience all-round.
Mike was a great tour guide. Very funny and knowledgeable. Astronaut lunch was fabulous and very entertaining as well as educational. Bus drivers at Kennedy bordered on rude sometimes, so it was nice to get back to the dolphin bus and Mike.
It was very nicely done. I really enjoyed the Atlantis building. Lunch with the astronaut was good; we had Gerry Ross. We were able to get a photo with him and get it autographed. There was some confusion as to what I had paid to see and I plan to follow up on that.
The tour was interesting except the Up Close with Space Center tour was not conducted due to US govt shutdown. But thanks to Viator that they have informed us they will refund part of the tour cost.
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.
Great experience - probably needed more time there to see and do everything (even more so when the new shuttle exhibit opens in 2013)
Excellent! We saw the Space Shuttle Atlantis which we didn't expected.
The trip was awesome, just wish had of had more time to see everything.
The bus was a little late and made too many pick ups on the way out the KSC but the driver was good, the centre was awesome and we had a great time.
Anne T Singapore
There were so much to see with so little time... the bus came late to pick us at the hotel. When we reached Kennedy space centre, we had less than an hour to explore before the lunch with the astronaut. The lunch was not bad, but we had to rush as there was a photo taking session after that. The tour off site was fantastic but we had too little time to enjoy the rest of the place. I would recommend you skip the lunch with the astronaut if you want more time to explore the whole place. We still enjoyed ourselves though but it could have been better if we have more time.