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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 , 1302 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
9:45 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
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
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.
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
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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


370 Reviews

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Great afternoon in Downtown and Space
, May 2022
The tour was very interesting and gave a great impression of Downtown skyline - old and new. The ride over to Nasa Space Center went smoothly. There, especially the Rocket Hall (blue tram line) was amazing. The tour team was very friendly and experienced.
Moon landing
, May 2022
I love the rocker park. I really like the bio’s on all the astronauts but especially the crew of the moon landing. I remember watching it on TV. I had just turned 8.
great experience City...
, May 2022
great experience City tour was great saw the whole City and got to know the history and the space Center experience is one i will not forget
Interesting historical museum
, Apr 2022
Enterprise centre was good and we enjoyed the tram tour. The theatre shows were also well done. Just felt that nasa could do more to feature the current space program. The day we toured for example the kennedy space centre was launching 4 people to the space station - but at Houston you wouldn't know that.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear guest ,your review is for the Space center. On our part as a sightseeing company ,was great to learn that you had a great experience with our tour service and transportation. Thank you.
Worth it for any one who...
, Apr 2022
Worth it for any one who is fascinated by space!! A great experience for kids to create a love for science
Excellent all around tour
, Apr 2022
The tour in downtown Houston was better than NASA. All of it was good and the tour guide was very knowledgeable.
Tram tour
, Apr 2022
On the tram tours it would be better if they used ear phones. The noise from the engine made it very difficult to hear what the guide was saying. I think sitting in the last tram may be better than those closer to the front.
Good experience.
, Apr 2022
Went in city tour and NASA. Guide was very informative about the city and districts to visit and history of old and new bldgs.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The video at NASA was...
, Mar 2022
The video at NASA was great!. Also please tell your guest s that the kitchen at NASA closes at 200. We took the tram but then missed the lunch:(
A family place
, Jan 2022
It’s a great place to take the family. A lot of information and very little time. The food was great we had the fried chicken and fríes.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you so much for joining us it was our pleasure to serve you!

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