Merritt Island
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  • Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando

    1. Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando

    Confront history in the making at the Kennedy Space Center on a full-day tour that provides access to a host of experiences, NASA time machines, and the Hubble Observatory. Jump on board the Shuttle Launch Experience simulator that literally takes you out of this world! Watch 3D movies to feel what it is like to visit the moon. And stroll around the incredible rocket garden. The out-of-this-world package includes round trip transportation from Orlando, Kissimmee, Disney and Lake Buena Vista areas, admission to the Kennedy Space Center.

    Really enjoyed Paul as our guide. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining, gave us rundown of the highlights of our day and even helped us spot a couple of gaters

  • Kennedy Space Center: Full-Day Tour with Airboat Safari Ride

    2. Kennedy Space Center: Full-Day Tour with Airboat Safari Ride

    Your tour to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex promises an exciting day for the whole family! Learn all about space travel on your visit to this amazing institution. During the narrated NASA bus tour, you will find yourself standing inside the launch control room and looking at an actual Saturn V rocket, the largest rocket ever to fly! You can also take pictures of the shuttle launch pads. With a little luck, you might even see a space shuttle there! Also at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, enjoy the Shuttle Launch Experience. This simulator ride began in May 2007, and replicates the sights, sounds and feelings of a shuttle launch. Feel the incredible journey of launching into space and orbiting Earth from an astronaut's point of view. Guest Crew members strap in and go vertical for launch in a one- of-a-kind motion-based simulator, the only realistic simulation of a l...

    Our guide Paul was very friendly and knowledgeable. He made everything very easy and relaxing. Nothing to worry about except enjoying the experience!

  • Orlando: Kennedy Space Center and Airboat Tour

    3. Orlando: Kennedy Space Center and Airboat Tour

    Less than one hour from Orlando is NASA’s launch headquarters – the Kennedy Space Center. The visitor site offers a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the space program. Tour NASA’s launch headquarters, and see space shuttle launch pads from a four-storey observation deck. Walk beneath a massive Saturn V moon rocket, and relive Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. Meet a real astronaut, stroll through the Rocket Garden, and enjoy five-storey IMAX space films. The center also includes the space shuttle Atlantis, bringing visitors nose-to-nose with the priceless Atlantis spacecraft as only astronauts have seen it before. More than 60 interactive, touchscreen experiences and high-tech simulators bring to life the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA’s 30-year space shuttle program, as well as the complexity of the engineering marvel that launched the Hubble Space Telescope a...

    Absolutely incredible experience! If you are fascinated by space travel, you’ll love this place! I wish I could go there every week.

  • Kennedy Space Center & Optional Transportation from Orlando

    4. Kennedy Space Center & Optional Transportation from Orlando

    Boldly go where so many satisfied space enthusiasts have gone before! Explore the many exhibits, shows, and attractions at the Kennedy Space Center's visitor complex, including the Hubble Telescope exhibit, Eye on the Universe, Journey to Mars Explorers Wanted, the Virtual Shuttle Launch Experience, the Rocket Garden, and IMAX movies including Hubble 3D IMAX and Space Station 3D. Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex showcases the priceless spacecraft Atlantis and 30-year shuttle program with more than 60 interactive experiences. The NASA bus tour offers a unique opportunity to glimpse the behind-the-scenes working of the space center, exploring startling views of the Vehicle Assembly building, and the Mobile Rocket Launch pad. Continue onward to the Apollo/Saturn V Center, featuring the immense, fully-restored Saturn V rocket; the largest ever built. Relive Ne...

    It’s was such a wonderful day to see the Kennedy space Center the pick up was right on time OK efficient driver and tour guide was excellent.

  • Orlando: Kennedy Space Center Visit with Options

    5. Orlando: Kennedy Space Center Visit with Options

    Learn all about space travel on your visit to the Kennedy Space Center on a full-day tour that provides access to a host of experiences that highlight the past, present, and future of the Space Program. Meet a real astronaut, jump on board the Shuttle Launch Experience simulator, watch one of the intriguing IMAX films, and stroll around the incredible rocket garden full of real rockets from missions past. Choose from the following options: • Kennedy Space Center Full-Day: Explore the Kennedy Space Center at your own pace with general admission included in the package. • Ultimate Space Experience: Enjoy a buffet lunch and presentation from a NASA astronaut, after which you can get photos and autographs. Then, take a 2-hour guided bus tour around Kennedy Space Center, which will show you areas not seen on the regular bus tour. See some of the center's amazing space equipment and enjoy a...

    Effie ring bug glitch w transport..first bus was late bc it broke down and had to get on different bus. Guide was great.

  • From Orlando: Kennedy Space Center Ultimate Space Pass

    6. From Orlando: Kennedy Space Center Ultimate Space Pass

    Explore space travel at the Kennedy Space Center and get a behind-the-scenes look at the space program at NASA’s launch headquarters. See space shuttle launch pads from a 4-story observation deck, relive Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon and stroll through the Rocket Garden. Watch 5-storey IMAX space films, get up close to the Atlantis spacecraft and play with more than 60 interactive, touchscreen experiences and high-tech simulators that bring the 30-year space shuttle program to life. Experience the sensation of floating in space, dine with an astronaut, take the helm at the shuttle cockpit and much more.

    Fine, but lost several hours driving. Arrived later than expected and had to leave earlier than expected. Much traffic as well.2.5 hours nasa to hotel

  • Kennedy Space Center Tour and Dine with an Astronaut

    7. Kennedy Space Center Tour and Dine with an Astronaut

    Travel into space and orbit the earth with a full-day ticket to the Kennedy Space Center. Explore all public areas of NASA’s space program and launch site and experience the world’s most famous “science museum” for a day of fun and a lifetime of inspiration. Walk beneath a massive moon rocket and climb aboard the shuttle launch. See space shuttle launch pads from a 4-story observation gantry. Relive Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, and meet a real astronaut as you stroll through the Rocket Garden on the way to watching eye-popping IMAX® space films. Your ticket now includes (at no extra cost) the Space Shuttle Atlantis experience, a showcase of the priceless spacecraft that tells the story of NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program. It is displayed as only spacewalking astronauts have seen her before - with payload bay doors open as if it were floating in space. Play with more t...

  • Kennedy Space Center: Small Group Experience

    8. Kennedy Space Center: Small Group Experience

    Be collected at your hotel and enjoy a breakfast on the go. Get the VIP treatment with more time at Kennedy Space Center and a morning guided tour from an experienced guide. Upon arrival, your tour guide will give you an orientation of the visitor complex. See the highlights of the Heroes and Legends, the Atlantis exhibit including the Shuttle Launch Simulator, and a stop at the IMAX theater. At noon you will be on your own to grab some lunch and take a ride on the KSC behind the scenes tour. This takes you out to the Atlas V building where you can touch a real moon rock. Use your $15 voucher for merchandise or at the dining areas throughout the complex. Make a stop in the largest space shop to see the displays and all the great souvenirs. At the end of the day, your guide will be waiting to take you back to Orlando with snacks for the drive home. 

  • Kennedy Space Center: Dine with an Astronaut Experience

    9. Kennedy Space Center: Dine with an Astronaut Experience

    See history in the making at the Kennedy Space Center! Hop aboard the the Discover KSC Bus Tour to pass along restricted areas, get up close to launch sites, and walk beneath the massive Saturn V rocket. Back at the visitor center, ride the Shuttle Launch Experience, the new simulator that takes you out of this world! Sit back and enjoy an IMAX movie, stroll through a real-size space shuttle, walk around the incredible rocket garden, look at a moon rock, and even enjoy some space ice cream! Around noon you will enjoy the Dine with an Astronaut lunch, which is served buffet style. During the delicious meal, you will have an up-close and personal opportunity to speak with a real astronaut, and hear amazing stories of space travel and shuttle launches from one of NASA's best. You can even have photos taken together to remember the experience forever!

    Extremely entertaining, had lunch with an astronaut. You can trust Grey Line company for your wonderful tour .Our transport was right on time and our bus pilot Mr.Giovanne was so kind . He shared all the information about Orlando and Kennedy space Centre. We enjoyed our tour very much.

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What people are saying about Merritt Island

Our guide Paul was very friendly and knowledgeable. He made everything very easy and relaxing. Nothing to worry about except enjoying the experience!

It’s was such a wonderful day to see the Kennedy space Center the pick up was right on time OK efficient driver and tour guide was excellent.

Effie ring bug glitch w transport..first bus was late bc it broke down and had to get on different bus. Guide was great.

Excellent activity, our guide spoke Spanish so she helped us a lot, very cordial and friendly.

They could improve with assistants who speak Spanish