- 11 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
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.
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- All entrance fees included
- Family friendly
- 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
- Food and drinks (unless specified)
Traveler pickup is offered
Senor Frogs Restaurant - 8747 International Drive Universal Resort Bus Loop - Bus Space #71, 5855 Universal Blvd Wild Side Bar & Grill - 7725 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy Firehouse Subs at Crossroads - 12515 State Rd. 535 Ste 515 Orlando
Returns to original departure point
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Titusville, Brevard County, Florida
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
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- 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
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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.
This was an awesome tour so much to see and do wish the day was longer.
Mind blowing day at Kennedy. So inspiring, especially lunch with the astronaut
Amazing experience, thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. Buses to and from the Space Center were great, driver was professional.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
it was a great time. well worth the cost.
the tour guide and bus driver where great. we would do it again.