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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
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
1302 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

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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.
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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during NASA's Space Center plus Houston's Official City Tour?
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.
What is the policy on sanitization during NASA's Space Center plus Houston's Official City Tour?
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.
What is the maximum group size during NASA's Space Center plus Houston's Official City Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by NASA's Space Center plus Houston's Official City Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Tram tour to training center and control room is a must." See review
  • "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


324 Reviews
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Fab tour!
, 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!!
Wouldn’t recommend
, 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.
, 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.
Interesting Tour
, Feb 2020
Space stuff is interesting to me. Our visit was part of a Houston city tour. We were at NASA 4 hours, which was just right. We visited in Mid January. Was not busy at all.
, Feb 2020
Had a good time, the tour guides where informative and entertaining. The NASA tour was great with a good amount of time
Visit Johnson Space Center at Houston
, Feb 2020
A very large area. One must take the tram tour. Touch the moon rock and meteorite from Mars. Actually, I was expecting more to see.
Very well organised
, Feb 2020
Very well organised and everything worked to plan. Only slight negative we could have done with more info about how the tram trips work in the space centre. Didn't know you had to register a time for the mission control one and didn't realise it was separate rises to the other two areas. Prior knowledge would have helped us plan better. This is only a helpful sussestion as we were very happy with the whole trip otherwise
NASA outstanding
, Jan 2020
The city tour was very interesting but the NASA tour was amazing.highly recommend going there. Unfortunately our bus broke down coming home, we were left sitting on the edge of the motorway for over an hour, not feeling very safe, 10 passengers. The trucks and bigger vehicles, were extremely close and we felt movement as they passed. The driver did not keep us informed at all. In hindsight we should have disembarked and gone down the bank and across to the shopping centre, given a coffee or water until our new transport arrived, most certainly gotten off the bus.
NASA space center & city tour
, Dec 2019
The city tour was excellent, as was the transport to and from to the NASA space center. The price paid was reasonable as well. However, this was in December, and the crowds at the space center was huge. We had to wait for a long time to get in to the space center, and the wait for the tram tour was about 45 minutes or more. Although this cannot be controlled by the tour organizers, they could offer the option of the space center tour on its own without the city tour, and drop off people at the space center at 9 AM when it opens for visitors. By doing so, it would be faster getting in, and people would have the entire day until 5 PM to tour the space center. I understand this option may not be the best for everyone, but, I am sure there would be sufficient people who are really interested in spending an entire day at the space center. It was nearly 1.00 PM when we got in to the space center, and we were told to be at the entrance to go back to downtown by 4.45 PM, thereby giving us less than 4 hours at the space center. Given the crowds, this time period was not at all sufficient to see and experience even 50% of what they had to offer. As a result, I came back the next day on my own, so that I had the opportunity of experiencing more of what they had to offer.
Gopalan’s review on space centre
, Dec 2019
The space centre looks outdated and the exhibits and international space station was the saving grace. I enjoyed having a look at Saturn V and was overwhelmed by its size. The movies were average. There was no 3 d. There was no imax. Felt Houston can do better than that to show the grand achievements US is making in Space research. The testing centre and simulation areas of course inspired. Overall I thought the learning component was missing. Wow factor is missing too.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you so much for your message, the Houston Space Center is a non profit independent government facility. We will forward your message to them, on our part as tour operator we are glad you enjoyed our Houston guided city tour , assistance and transportation service. We look forward to serve you again in the near future ! Happy Holidays!

Product code: 5920SPACE

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