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Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

1. Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

Explore the wonders of space travel on an unforgettable tour that includes a mini-city tour around Houston and roundtrip transportation to the NASA/Johnson Space Center. Enjoy interactive exhibits and activities, touch a moon rock, take a tram ride to the NASA control center and see the shuttle replica at the Independence Plaza. Begin your day of space exploration on land as you are taken a short city sightseeing tour around Houston where you can see some of its most important landmarks.  Afterward, drive 25 miles from the center of Houston to the Space Center Houston and experience America’s adventures in space first-hand. Space Center Houston is the visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center. It is a separate facility that features activities and exhibits designed jointly by NASA and Disney Imagineering. Get a chance to ride the half-hour tram tour that goes to the gigantic International Space Station Assembly Building and to the NASA control center. Both kids and adults will enjoy the interactive displays. Don’t miss the Starship Gallery Artifact Museum, where you can touch a moon rock or try out the simulator that lets you land the lunar orbiter.

Houston: Space Center Self-Guided Tour with Transportation

2. Houston: Space Center Self-Guided Tour with Transportation

Visit Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston’s No. 1 attraction for international visitors and the first Smithsonian Affiliate in the greater Houston area. Discover more than 400 space artifacts including flown spacecraft, the largest collection of moon rocks on public display. Explore the red planet in the new Mission Mars exhibit. Experience a virtual Martian sunset, climb into a simulated Orion capsule, and feel the texture of rock cliffs. Discover what it takes to travel to Mars, the hardware required, and how we may live on the red planet in the next few decades. See the international landmark Independence Plaza presented by Boeing, the only shuttle replica mounted on a shuttle carrier aircraft, and the only place where you can enter both vehicles. Get a rare glimpse into the historic shuttle era and the NASA breakthroughs and technological advances gained from the Space Shuttle Program. Journey on to the NASA Johnson Space Center and get a behind-the-scenes look at human space exploration (you will not be accompanied by a guide during your visit to the center). Explore Rocket Park, where one of only three of the remaining actual Saturn V rockets is displayed. Visit Historic Mission Control, from which NASA led Gemini and Apollo missions, including the first lunar landing. Discover the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, where NASA astronauts train and where scientists are developing the next generation of space exploration vehicles.

Houston Tour and Aquarium Ticket

3. Houston Tour and Aquarium Ticket

Hop on board these unique open top buses to discover the best of this amazing city, with breathtaking views of the modern energy capitol of the world. Houston is the largest city in the south and it offers its visitors a great variety of attractions, magnificent architecture, historic places, and landmarks. See many of these on this hop-on hop-off tour. Tours start every morning at 10:00am from the Texan Cowboy themed Visitors Center. In addition, at the Downtown Aquarium, you can discover an amazing collection of marine life, exhibits, rides, and attractions.

Houston: Sightseeing Tour

4. Houston: Sightseeing Tour

Houston landmarks are more than worthy of the time and effort it would take to see and appreciate their beauty. With our tour, an expert guide will take you on a trip through the best sights, from the entertainment, historic and art districts to the Toyota Center and McGovern Centennial Gardens. Highlights on the tour include: - Green Park - George R. Brown Convention Center - Graffiti Park - Court district - Annunciation Catholic Church - Minute Maid Park - Harris county courthouse - Congress Plaza - The Rice Hotel And many more. With personal stories and an expert knowledge of the history of the city, your guide will show you all the highlights of Houston so you can really say you’ve seen the city. As one the most beautiful cities in the United States, Houston is indeed a metropolis of international renown, which boasts some marvelous landmarks. In just 3 hours you can see many of them for yourself, in a small and intimate group.

Houston: Guided Tour of NASA Space Center and Galveston

5. Houston: Guided Tour of NASA Space Center and Galveston

Head south from Houston for a day-trip to the NASA Johnson Space Center and a guided tour of the nearby town of Galveston. See why the space center is Houston’s no. 1 tourist attraction, and ride through the island city on the Gulf Coast known for its 10-mile Seawall and Victorian-era streets. Discover the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human spaceflight program set among more than 400 space artifacts. Find flown spacecraft, the largest collection of moon rocks on public display, and seasonal exhibits throughout the year that offer exciting attractions for all ages. Explore the red planet in the interactive Mission Mars exhibit. Experience a virtual Martian sunset, climb into a simulated Orion capsule, and feel the texture of rock cliffs. See what it takes to travel to Mars, what tech will get us there, and how humans may live there in the next few decades. Visit Independence Plaza presented by Boeing, the only shuttle replica mounted on a shuttle carrier aircraft, and the only place where you can enter both vehicles. Get a rare glimpse into history and breakthroughs of the Space Shuttle Program in the eight-story, multi-exhibit complex. Next, drive with your guide to Galveston, a charming Southern retreat just 50 miles from Houston. Discover the art, historic architecture, chic boutiques, and ghost legends that are all tucked into a little Gulf Coast barrier island. Listen to the history and legends that formed the city, like that of Pirate Jean Lafitte. Admire the Victorian homes and scenic downtown area, and learn the stories of 19th century buildings like Lucas Terrace, Bishop’s Palace, and Ashton Villa. Make the most of your tour with plenty of time to ask questions and stop for photos. Get dropped off back in Houston at the end of your tour.

Houston: Group City Highlights Tour

6. Houston: Group City Highlights Tour

See iconic and historic spots in Houston on this guided city highlights tour. Houston is known as a city of international renown and boasts marvelous landmarks. Visit these spots as you learn about the city’s history. Along the tour, pass by Discovery Green and George R. Brown Convention Center. Stop and enjoy some time at Graffiti Park and Minute Maid Park. Plus, see Houston’s Toyota Center. During the tour, learn more about the city. The genesis of Houston began as the Allen brothers, Augustus and John Allen, explored Buffalo Bayou and Galveston Bay for potential land sites to establish a new town in 1837. The brothers' investment of less than $10,000 may seem incredulous as one looks at Houston now, one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. On this tour, see just what makes this city so special.

Houston: City Sightseeing Tour & Space Center Houston Entry

7. Houston: City Sightseeing Tour & Space Center Houston Entry

Take in Houston's main sites and attractions during a day trip. Explore the city's parks and districts and visit the Space Center to learn all about space exploration. Meet your guide outside the Toyota Center and climb aboard the van for your 3-hour guided tour of Houston. First, visit Green Park and the George R. Brown Convention Center. Next, get some great photos of art in Graffiti Park. Take in the entertainment district, followed by the court district. See the Annunciation Catholic Church and nearby Minute Maid Park. Next, visit the historic districts. Take in Harris county courthouse and Congress plaza and learn the history of the Rice Hotel before heading to the art district. See the Downtown Aquarium, Buffalo Bayou, and City Hall. Marvel at the Chevron Building Auditorium. Admire Houston Museum District with the stunning McGovern Centennial Gardens and much more. Then, visit Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center. 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. Explore the red planet at the new Mission Mars exhibit. Enter a shuttle replica and enjoy a rare glimpse into the historic shuttle era. Then, go on-site at NASA Johnson Space Center and get a behind-the-scenes look at human space exploration with the NASA Tram Tour. Discover the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility where NASA astronauts train and where scientists are developing the next generation of space exploration vehicles.

From Houston: Galveston Tour with Tall Ship Elissa Admission

8. From Houston: Galveston Tour with Tall Ship Elissa Admission

Embark on a guided day tour to the city of Galveston, a charming Southern retreat just 50 miles from Houston. Discover a destination full of art, historic architecture, chic boutiques, and ghostly legends - all tucked within a quaint Gulf Coast barrier island. Depart Houston by minivan and hear about the stories that formed the city from your guide. Upon arrival, get a closer look at Galveston’s history on a sightseeing tour through the city center with your guide. Stroll down Broadway Street, stop at Moody Mansion, and see historic Lucas Terrace. Arrive at Galveston Historic Seaport, and visit the tall ship, Elissa, with admission included. A designated National Historic Landmark, it is one of the world's oldest sailboats in operation. Learn more about immigration to the United States as well as more about Galveston's maritime history. Next, take your harbor cruise departing from the port. See ships and seabirds, dolphins and drilling rigs on this hour-long cruise. Afterwards, benefit from some free time to grab some lunch or to stroll on the beach. Afterward, meet with your guide and return to Houston.

Houston: Guided Tour of Downtown and Galveston Island

9. Houston: Guided Tour of Downtown and Galveston Island

Enjoy an inclusive experience when coming to Houston, with airport transfer and guided tours combined. Get custom pickup from the airport and driven to your hotel to settle in. Go through Downtown Houston and explore Galveston Island, all in one day, or over the course of your stay. Arrive at the airport and experience custom pickup at the time of your arrival. Check-in at your hotel and get comfortable after your flight. Then, opt to take both tours in the same day, or schedule them over your stay. On the Houston Tour, see all districts of the city, including Minute Maid Park, the Toyota Center, BBVA Soccer Stadium, Discovery Green, Herman Park, the world's largest Medical district, Buffalo Bayou, and more. As you explore Galveston Island, walk along the Seawall, The Strand, the Wharf, Ship Channel, and see many historic homes that survived the storm of 1900. Dip your toes in the sand at Galveston's beaches and take in views of the Gulf of Mexico. At the end or your stay, feel at ease with a ride back to the airport.

From Houston: Day Trip to Galveston City Highlights

10. From Houston: Day Trip to Galveston City Highlights

Explore the sights in Galveston on this day trip from Houston. Hear about the history of this facinating city and stop at sights like Bryan museum, 1859 Ashton Villa, the Moody Mansion, and the Galveston Seawall. Meet your guide and sit back and relax on the scenic drive from Huston to Galveston where you can enjoy the historic architecture and chic boutiques. Listen to anecdotes, legends, and ghost stories on the trip. Have your questions answered by your guide. Stop at the Galveston Seawall which was built to protect the city after the hurricane of 1900. Continue to the historic Galveston Orphans Home that converted into the Bryan Museum which houses Texan art and historical collections. View the Victorian houses on Broadway street. Stop for pictures at the Victorian-style Moody Mansion, the 1859 Ashton Villa, the 1892 Bishop’s Palace, and the Lucas Terrace apartments. See where the cruise ships come in at Galveston Port. Learn about the famed pirate Jean Lafitte. Take in the vibe in the historic downtown district before heading back to Houston.

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What people are saying about Houston

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 185 reviews

We were first very pleased that the tour was in a golf cart, open air and clear vision. Our guide was exceptional: very knowledgeable with a good sense of humor. We learned some wonderful insights about Houston. Totally enjoyed it!

Great tour . Our guide Alex, made it fun and worth it . He gave us good advice on what to do once we were inside the Space Center in order to take advantage of the 3 hours we were there. I absolutely recommend this tour !

Sarah was very friendly and super knowledgeable about the city. We had a great time!

Took my work team and everyone really enjoyed it. Great activity for everyone!

If you love anything to do with the space program you will enjoy this