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NASA's Space Center plus Houston's Official City Tour

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Overview

Hitting Houston's top attractions couldn't be easier than on this double-decker sightseeing tour. See top sights around the city like parks, landmarks, and historic districts, and then head to the official visitor center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center for a self-guided tour.
  • Transportation to NASA Space Center
  • See downtown Houston’s highlights on a city tour
  • Travel by double-decker bus for the best views
  • Includes round-trip transport, map and orientation
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Transportation to NASA Space Center and admission ticket is included
Tour Map and orientation
75 minute Houston city tour
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1302 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

Departure Time

9:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to the pickup point in downtown Houston and climb aboard a double-decker, open-top bus for a 90-minute sightseeing tour of the vibrant city. Cruise past landmarks like Hermann Park, City Hall and the renowned Museum District while listening to illuminating audio-commentary. 

Next, transfer to a comfortable coach and travel to Space Center Houston in style. Hear of how astronauts and scientists plan most of the rocket launches and programs for NASA at this incredible location, and then climb aboard a tram for a 90-minute tour of the Johnson Space Center. 

During the tour, watch NASA staff at work, see old and new Mission Control centers and be amazed by the Saturn V Rocket, the most powerful rocket ever built. Enjoy some leisurely free time to explore the exhibits in the Space Center Houston, opting to see Apollo 17 and a full-size replica of a space shuttle. Defy gravity in the interactive Living in Space gallery and revitalize with lunch in the NASA cafeteria if you wish (own expense). 

At a time prearranged with your guide, return to your comfortable vehicle for the journey back to Downtown Texas, where the tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Houston City Tours
Star your tour at the amazing Visitor center a Cowboy themed center with Texas heritage artifacts and photo opportunities. Waiting area - Coffee shop and Souvenirs.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Discovery Green
beautiful urban park located in the hart of the GRB convention center area.
Pass By:  
Minute Maid Park
See the home of the 2017 World Series Champions the Houston Astros.
Pass By:  
Downtown Historic District Market Square
Discover this historic Old Union square a old place for commerce,a new place for art.
Pass By:  
Tranquility Park
was built to commemorate the Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969. It includes walkways, pools, and cylindrical water fountains.
Pass By:  
Downtown Aquarium
Place for an adventurous and immersive experience in dining and activities
Pass By:  
Sam Houston Park
dedicated to the buildings and culture of Houston's past. The park, which was the first to be established in the city, was developed on land purchased by former Mayor Sam Brashier in 1900.
Stop At:  
Space Center Houston
Discover the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human spaceflight program set among the largest collection of space artifacts in the southwestern United States. Also discover amazing new attractions.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Driving time to and from the Space Center may vary due to high traffic and road construction (Space Center is 26+ miles from the city)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Houston City Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during NASA's Space Center plus Houston's Official City Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by NASA's Space Center plus Houston's Official City Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during NASA's Space Center plus Houston's Official City Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by NASA's Space Center plus Houston's Official City Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "This is the highlight of many people’s trips to the space centre so it was frustrating to miss it." See review
  • "By doing so, it would be faster getting in, and people would have the entire day until 5 PM to tour the space center." See review
  • "The Houston Space Center is a must see; however, more presentations would enhance the experience." See review

Reviews

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348 Reviews

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star-2
The tour I actually took was ok and the driver was very nice and informed
Bill_M
, Sep 2021
Arrived at center for 9:00 AM tour. Received a phone call at 9:15 AM telling me that my tour had been canceled due to not enough people signed up for the tour. I am pretty sure that that was known long before 9:15 AM. Problem was it cost me $70.00 to get a ride from my hotel to the center. I was told I would receive a full refund for the tour. As of now have not seen that.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your review Was great serving you! You purchased your ticket thru a third party and we did sent a message in advance. Was great that you enjoyed our service.
star-5
Amazing experience!
Nathan_B
, Sep 2021
We loved seeing the highlights of the city and the Blue Tram tour at NASA was amazing! I highly recommend to anyone!
star-1
Canceled
Jorge_F
, Aug 2021
My tour was canceled by the tourist operator with no previous notice. I found out when I showed up for the tour. Please confirm me you refunded my credit card.
star-5
Excellent service in office
Jashwant_S
, May 2021
Tour guide was excellent.Everything was on time .we took second time your tour. We will use in future also
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Too expensive Not worth 84 dollarsNo water or snack No proper information regarding NASA
Pravin_S
, May 2021
City tour Bad weather NASA tour did not have enough time snd no proper schedule or directions Wasted lot of time to get scheduled events
star-3
Too much Space
Robert_M
, May 2021
The total tour times was much too long. City tour did not have a lot of interesting sites. Space tour was not really a tour but van transportation to and from Space Center. The time allotted was close to double the needed time. Pick up was about 20 minutes late
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent tour
Pau_Araico
, May 2021
Everything was just perfect! Great service. When I first called, the lady was extremely nice and patient to give me all the info. and was truly helpful to plan my trip. When I got there for the Hop-on, everything was well organized and punctual. I recommend the service. 🤍
star-5
Fab tour!
Jean_C
, Mar 2020
Excellent tour! Driver Antonio made our day! Found the clip to my backpack! And when we missed the city tour, he driove us to the first stop so we didn’t miss it! Great day great tours! KUDIS!!
star-3
Wouldn’t recommend
George
, Feb 2020
While the organisation was fine and the tour guide good I would not recommend this tour. The city tour doesn’t really cover anything that you couldn’t do with a short walk around downtown. But, my main issue with it is that because you don’t arrive at the space centre until after midday. For my trip (on a weekday not a weekend) this was too late to book onto a mission control team tour. This is the highlight of many people’s trips to the space centre so it was frustrating to miss it. Would suggest you rent a car or take an Uber instead.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Houston
Kyleen_M
, Feb 2020
The Houston Space Center is a must see; however, more presentations would enhance the experience. Do the Tram first. The City Tour was excellent. The presentator was on his game.

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