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

NASA's Space Center plus Houston's Official City Tour
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Tour snapshot
Combine a visit to the Space Center Houston with a city tour
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
100
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Discover the history of American space travel at NASA's Space Center Houston, where you can see everything from full-sized rockets to rocks brought back from NASA missions. Plus since this combination package includes round-trip transport and a sightseeing tour of Houston on a double-decker bus, it's a great way to get your bearings in a vibrant city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • See both the Space Center Houston and the Johnston Space Center
  • Go to the heart of the action on a tram tour of Johnson Space Center
  • Avoid the hassle of driving—this package includes round-trip transport
What to expect
Make your way to a central location in downtown Houston to board an open-top bus for a guided tour of the city. See Hermann Park, City Hall, and the Museum District, while listening to recorded commentary that's full of local facts and stories. Next, continue by coach to the Space Center Houston, where scientists and astronauts launch rockets and space programs for NASA. There's also a tram tour of the Johnson Space Center included. Watch NASA staff at work, check out the former and current mission control centers, and see the Saturn V rocket, one of the most powerful rockets ever built. Don't miss the space shuttle replica, Apollo 17, and the International Space Station Gallery's interactive exhibits that explore life on board. Following your free time at the Space Center Houston, meet back up with your driver for the return trip to downtown Houston.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See both the Space Center Houston and the Johnston Space Center
  • Go to the heart of the action on a tram tour of Johnson Space Center
  • Avoid the hassle of driving—this package includes round-trip transport
What to expect
Make your way to a central location in downtown Houston to board an open-top bus for a guided tour of the city. See Hermann Park, City Hall, and the Museum District, while listening to recorded commentary that's full of local facts and stories. Next, continue by coach to the Space Center Houston, where scientists and astronauts launch rockets and space programs for NASA. There's also a tram tour of the Johnson Space Center included. Watch NASA staff at work, check out the former and current mission control centers, and see the Saturn V rocket, one of the most powerful rockets ever built. Don't miss the space shuttle replica, Apollo 17, and the International Space Station Gallery's interactive exhibits that explore life on board. Following your free time at the Space Center Houston, meet back up with your driver for the return trip to downtown Houston.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5920SPACE
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transportation to NASA Space Center and admission ticket is included
  • Tour Map and orientation
  • 75 minute Houston city tour
  • Entry/Admission - Houston City Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Space Center Houston
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • 1302 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
Additional information
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Inclusions
  • Transportation to NASA Space Center and admission ticket is included
  • Tour Map and orientation
  • 75 minute Houston city tour
  • Entry/Admission - Houston City Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Space Center Houston
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 1302 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1302 Dallas St
    1302 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
    See address & details
  • 1
    Houston City Tours
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Discovery Green
    Minute Maid Park
    Downtown Historic District Market Square
    Tranquility Park
    Downtown Aquarium
    Sam Houston Park
  • 2
    Space Center Houston
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
215 reviews
Excellent
109
Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Matt J
1 contribution
May 2022
Tour guide was knowledgeable and effortlessly bilingual (English and Spanish / ingles y español. Bus was prompt and the waiting area for the tour was well air-conditioned, had its own cafeteria, and was decked out in Texas swag. I would recommend! Especially if you don't have a rental car, the Space Center is a pain to get to from center city, and the City Tour + Space Center tour is a great deal that handles all transportation for you.
Written May 31, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Crafts Fort Worth TX
McKinney, TX9 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
This was an awesome experience!! Don’t miss it if you’re in Houston. The City tour was great, the tour guide was so informative and we learned so much about Houston. Fascinating!! Then we were taken to the NASA space center and what an amazing experience there!! So proud to be an American and see our country’s progress in space travel! Don’t miss the short movie about how it all started. The whole day was just fantastic!
We live in Fort Worth and were passing through Houston on our way to Florida and we’re so glad we took the time to spend a couple of days in Houston.
Written April 28, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Isabel089
Boston, MA117 contributions
Dec 2019
The 90-minute double-decker bus trip afforded some useful views of the Houston skyline and central downtown area. However, there is not really much to see other than some colorful murals - very few shops or street life. The trip out to the NASA Space Center was efficiently run; the Space Center itself is impressive, of course, with much history and explanations of the space program. It is organized in a way that involves long waits for the trolleys to shuttle one around to the different areas. The weather was cool and sunny, but in warmer weather these long waits would have been really unpleasant.
Written January 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Victoria M
2 contributions
May 2022
People working there make that the experience becomes amazing. They love what they do, they are super organized and know a lot about the places.

They make it fun and interesting.

Definitely I will recommend it.

(If you are going during hot weather, bring a hat and sunscreen, the first part of the tour is on an open bus, which allows you to see all the cool things but you'll get a good tan if you are not prepare for it LOL)
Written May 9, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alanadodunski
Motueka, New Zealand13 contributions
My experience was really great, the city tour gave a good overview of the city if you hadn’t been there before but the NASA space Center was absolutely amazing. It was much better than I thought with lots to look at and very interactive. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written March 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jaqueia
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
It was okay. The trip to NASA center wasn’t guided like I thought it would be. We were there more than a few hours which was a little too long to walk around. By one plus hour you have pretty much seen everything and just have to wing it from there to burn time. The tour was okay, our tour guide was nice, but I did think we were goin to actually stop and get out and view these places than just ride pass them but overall it was okay, still made the best of it.
Written April 9, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Antonio R
Thank you so much for your message, and happy to learn that you enjoyed our city tour service. NASA Space center is a independent entity and with always something new to discover.
Written April 10, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael S
Spring, TX68 contributions
This was our first visit to the NASA Space Center. We did get a family membership thinking that as we just moved to the Houston/Spring area we would get more family coming to visit and wanting to go to the Space Center. The tram ride was great as well as all the things to see and do. Well worth the stop!
Written January 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Catherine L
6 contributions
Well worth doing this tour. First part of tour was bilingual English / Spanish and gave us a great overview of Houston sites and history . Next segment of tour took us to Space Center where you had 4 hours to self-tour as well as schedule Tram Tour. We saw Mission Control and it was the highlight of our visit.
Written November 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Antonio R
Thank you for joining us on the tour! It was a pleasure to serve you!
Written November 19, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Diego Valdecantos
Norman, OK121 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
It was a nice tour around the city to see the main sights of Houston. Also the transportation to the Space Center was smooth.
Be sure to get your paper ticket to the NASA when you check in in Houston (not only the bracelet). They forgot to give it to us and almost couldn’t get in the Cebter.
Mari Carmen the driver and guide to the NASA was super sweet and accommodating. She tried everything in her hand to make up for a mistake she did not make.
Written March 17, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Thiago S
1 contribution
Mar 2020
Great experience. The tour service was very professional and convenient. You get to their office, park your car right next to their office ($10 for the day) and go. Bus is safe, driver polite and everything on time.
Written March 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Canceled on me last minute
They canceled on me last minute . And no one replied to my messages not answer my calls. I called the number they s
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The description of this tour is WRONG!!!
This tour did NOT match the online description!!!! It was extremely disappointing!!! We spent 10 minutes at the sea
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The amazing lady at the visitors center
The tour was nice however the lady back at the visitor center was so helpful, friendly and amazing. She gave us ti
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Houston 2022
We are very satisfied with our experience. It’s very informative, interesting, and fun. I would highly recommend it
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Great Experience!
Effortlessly bilingual and pretty interesting bits of information. The sunset views throughout were awesome too!
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Horrible tour
Very rude and incompetent staff. The tour itself is short and doesn't provide any chances to get off or take photos
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Great City Tour for the Hairston Family
The Hairston Family enjoyed our Hop-On & Hop-Off City Tour. We learned some great information about Houston. It w
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Houston city tour
One of the biggest rip offs around this was the worst tour I have taken their site said hop on hop off. IT IS NOT
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Good
Using the local transport ie bus and tram and walking. Mase the experience fantastic. The drivers and people r fri
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Downtown Houston tour
Tour guide was great, informative , friendly. It’s very hot in Houston so plan for the heat! Our driver did his b
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The best way to look the city
It was a very nice experience, it started on the city tour, on the double-decker bus, the city looked spectacular,
Mary_ann126
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Great Experience
I can highly recommend this tour! First you sit on top of a tour bus and get a 90 minute tour and history of the c
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Very interesting.
I learned more about the Houston Financial District.I don't have time to say more.i am not saying more.
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Great way to see all the major downtown Houston attractions and learn about the history of Houston. Very good tour guide
Great tour of downtown Houston. Great way to see the city and explore the major attractions. Tour guide was very kn
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Best trip
I love the fact that i was able to combine two things i wanted to do. I got the city tour of houston, but i got the
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