Post Cruise Visit to NASA Center Houston with Transportation from Galveston Cruise Port to Houston Airport

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Tour Number

Activity Level

271088


Categories

Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Local Experience, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Space Center Houston caters to children, with special areas for them to play and learn. A parent or guardian must accompany the children and provide supervision at all times.

Friendly: No.
Climbing in and out of the van would NOT be suitable for guests with significant mobility limitations.

Visiting NASA's Mission Control facility involves going up and down 2 flights of stairs. Elevators are available.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

German (basic), English (fluent)

7 hour private tour guided by your friendly space expert


The Space Center is the most popular tourist destination in Houston. This is where NASA trains the astronauts and operates the US human space exploration programs. You will see the actual hardware used to go to the moon, touch a moon rock, go inside a space station, visit Mission Control and see how we operated the Space Shuttle. This 7 hour private tour gives you an extraordinary opportunity to learn about the history, current programs and future plans for space exploration. Your guide, "Rocket Man" Bill, is a real space expert who will explain everything you see and answer all of your questions in a way you will easily understand. Your guide will pick you up at the Galveston Cruise Terminal as you get off the ship. After the Space Center tour, you will have transportation to your drop off at the Houston Hobby Airport (HOU), Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) or a Houston area hotel.

Itinerary

1. Pick up at the Galveston Cruise Terminal by private van. Please let me know which ship you will be disembarking.
2. Drive to the Space Center Houston.
3. View an excellent movie introducing NASA's vision for human space flight.
4. Visit the Starship Gallery, touch a real moon rock and walk through an actual space station.
5. Go inside the Space Shuttle at Independence Plaza. Your guide worked on this engineering marvel for 17 years.
6. Personal time for lunch, souvenir shopping, and wandering around spacesuits and spacecraft.
7. Take a tram ride through the Johnson Space Center.
8. Visit Mission Control and see the live, real time operation of the International Space Station.
9. Visit the Rocket Park, including a guided walk around an actual Saturn V rocket that launched the Apollo astronauts to the moon. It's the length of a football field…very impressive!!
10. Commercial transportation service (such as Uber) for your drop off at one of the Houston airports (either IAH or HOU) or your Houston area hotel.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port

Duration: 7 hours

Times may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.

9:30 am Pick up at the Galveston Cruise Terminal after disembarking from your cruise ship.

10:30 am Start your guided tour at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

4:30 pm Drop off at one of the Houston airports (IAH or HOU) or your Houston area hotel.

Transportation

2012 Chrysler Town & Country 7 passenger van

The van is large enough to comfortably carry 5 guests plus 2 pieces of checked luggage per person. Extra luggage or oversized luggage may require some bags to be stored in the passenger seating area.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Admission Tickets

Other: Your private tour price includes the friendly, helpful services of a real space expert as your guide plus transportation in a safe, comfortable van. Your guided tour of the Space Center Houston includes general admission tickets plus a tram tour through NASA's John Space Center. There will be ample free time for lunch and souvenir shopping at the Space Center Houston.

Please note that a commercial transportation service (such as Uber) will be used to drive you from the Space Center to your drop off at one of the Houston area airports or your hotel. The cost for this commercial transportation service is included in the tour price.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 $USD - Per person

Lunch at the food court is typically $10 to $15 per person, including drinks. You will be able to pay with any major credit card or cash.

Gratuities, if any, for the commercial transportation service driver would be paid in cash (USD). A typical tip would be $10 per hour of drive time. However, this is completely at your discretion.

What’s Extra

  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Space Center Houston has 2 souvenir shops and a large food court. Lunch at the Space Center food court will be at your own expense. All major credit cards are accepted.

Gratuities, if any, will be at your own expense.

A Recent Review of this tour

We had an amazing tour with Bill today. It was a pleasure to be in the presence of such an influential man and we still cant believe we had this opportunity. Highlight of our holiday so far and was a once in a lifetime experience for us. Wouldnt hesitate to recommend this tour to anyone considering booking. The NASA facility available to visitors was vast and tour was 5 star. Best wishes xx
Rachel Davies

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    271088


    Categories

    Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Local Experience, First Time Visitor

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Space Center Houston caters to children, with special areas for them to play and learn. A parent or guardian must accompany the children and provide supervision at all times.

    Friendly: No.
    Climbing in and out of the van would NOT be suitable for guests with significant mobility limitations.

    Visiting NASA's Mission Control facility involves going up and down 2 flights of stairs. Elevators are available.

    Maximum travelers: 5

    Language(s)

    explanation

    German (basic), English (fluent)

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