Day trip

Houston: Guided Tour of NASA Space Center and Galveston

Activity provider: Fun Dallas Tours

Houston: Guided Tour of NASA Space Center and Galveston

Activity provider: Fun Dallas Tours

From US$ 130 per person

Visit the NASA Space Center and the charming town of Galveston in one full-day combined tour. See the biggest attractions that draw international visitors to Texas every day.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 11 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel like a Martian traversing a dusty landscape at the new Mars exhibit
  • Get an exclusive insight to the impact and legacy of the Space Shuttle Program
  • Admire ocean views and bustling city life from Galveston Seawall
  • Discover unique landmarks and hidden gems in the quaint streets of Galveston
  • Have plenty of time to chat with your guide in the comfort of a small group
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation between attractions
  • Entrance to the museums
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Face mask or protective covering

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