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Houston City Tour
 




  Guests will experience an exciting tour of Houston, best known as Space City USA!


Downtown Attractions
The tour includes highlights of downtown including Minute Maid Park, George R. Brown Convention Center, The Toyota Center, the state-of-the-art Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau and Heritage Park.


Houston Art, Music and Culture District
Our theater district is one of the nation's best with Jones Hall, the Hobby Center for Performing Arts, Bayou Place, the Wortham Center and the Alley Theater.


Houston Museum District
Our Museum district is second to none with the Museum of Fine Arts, Contemporary Arts Museum, Holocaust Museum, and the 4th most visited museum in the country: the Houston Museum of Natural Science!


Medical Center
The world's largest and most renowned medical center, our 42 non-profit institutions on 675 acres has over 100,000 people in it a day and was host to the television show "Houston Medical" featuring Houston's own Dr. Red Duke.


Galleria Area
The Galleria area of Houston is host to many important corporations, including the Williams Tower and the marvelous Water Wall, however it is best known for its shopping! From Nordstrom's to Neiman's, from Gucci to Tiffany's, the Galleria is Houston's crown jewel.

 
Stops will be made at the following locations:
 
  Williams Waterwall
The Williams Waterwall is a gorgeous piece of architecture located right next to the Williams Tower in the Uptown District. The 60+ ft. tall structure is in the shape of a semi-circle, with water that cascades down over it and down a series of steps towards the bottom. When you stand in front of it, it is a spectacular sight.
 
  Discovery Green
Discovery Green's is an urban park that serves as a village green, a source of health and happiness for our citizens, and a window into the diverse talents and traditions that enrich life in Houston. Discovery green boasts dozens of attractions including parks, lawns, fountains, dog runs, lakes, and promenades. The Gateway Fountain and the Misty Tree are great gathering spots for cooling off and relaxing during your visit. Kinder Lake spreads serenely over more than an acre of the park, and the Andrea and Bill White Promenade is a walkway in the heart of the park that offers a 360-degree view of Houston's skyline.
 
Houston City Tour
Date: Sunday, November 11, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Bus to arrive at 8:45 AM)
Departs: Hilton Americas Hotel Lobby


Itinerary:
9:00 AM Depart hotel for Houston City Tour
3:00 PM Arrive at hotel


Price: $53 per person


Price Includes:

  • Deluxe climate controlled Motorcoach with on board restrooms
  • Uniformed Cosmo Tour Guide
  • Boxed lunches for all guests
  • (1) cooler onboard Motorcoach filled with bottled water and soft drinks
  • Routing to/from locations
 
Space City USA Tour
 



  Do you know what the first word spoken on the moon was? Do you know where the astronauts train…or how about which astronaut makes Mission Control laugh the most?


These facts - as well as many great stories - will entertain participants on the trip to Space Center Houston in Clear Lake. Upon arrival, guests will have the opportunity to take a self-guided or group tour, view actual spacecraft, spacesuits, moon rocks and other artifacts.


After exploring the Space Center Houston, attendees will take a guided tram tour of NASA's Johnson Space Center which will take a look behind the scenes at Mission Control and where astronauts train for their next mission.


After a full morning at Space Center Houston, guests will board the bus for a short ride over to the Kemah Boardwalk for lunch and shopping.


The Kemah Boardwalk is a colorful cluster of restaurants, shops and boat slips in Kemah, Texas, just 20 minutes from downtown Houston.


This area has quickly evolved from the best waterfront dining experience in Texas to a weekend destination. With an abundance of inns and bed and breakfast, it is the perfect get-a-way. Guests will have the opportunity to dine on their own on the boardwalk.


Things to do and see at Space Center Houston:


Starship Gallery
The journey into space begins with the film "On Human Destiny" at the Destiny Theater. Artifacts and hardware on display in the Starship Gallery trace the progression of America's Manned Space Flight. This incredible collection includes: an original model of the Goddard Rocket; the actual Mercury Atlas 9 "Faith 7" capsule flown by Gordon Cooper; the Gemini V Spacecraft piloted by Pete Conrad and Gordon Cooper; a Lunar Roving Vehicle Trainer, the Apollo 17 Command Module, the giant Skylab Trainer and the Apollo-Soyuz Trainer.


NASA Tram Tour
With this behind-the-scenes journey through NASA's Johnson Space Center, you may visit the Historic Mission Control Center, the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility or the current Mission Control Center. Before returning to Space Center Houston, you can visit the "all new" Saturn V Complex at Rocket Park. Occasionally, the tour may visit other facilities, such as the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.


Astronaut Gallery
The Astronaut Gallery is an unparalleled exhibit outside Northrop Grumman Theater featuring the world's best collection of spacesuits. Astronaut John Young's ejection suit and Judy Resnik's T-38 flight suit are two of the many spacesuits on display. The walls of the Astronaut Gallery also contain portraits and crew photos of every U.S. astronaut who has flown in space.


The Feel of Space
The Living in Space module simulates what life could be like for astronauts aboard the space station. A Mission Briefing Officer gives a live presentation on how astronauts live in a space environment. The presentation uses humor to show how the smallest tasks like showering and eating are complicated by a microgravity environment. A volunteer from the audience helps to prove the point. Beyond the Living in Space Module are 24 part task trainers that use sophisticated computer technology to provide visitors with the experience of landing the orbiter, retrieving a satellite or exploring the shuttle systems.

 
Space Center Houston Tour
Date: Monday, November 12, 2012
Time: 10:00AM - 4:00 PM (Bus arrives at 9:45 AM)
Departs: Hilton Americas Hotel Lobby


Itinerary:
10:00 AM Depart hotel center for Space Center Houston
11:00 AM Arrive at Space Center Houston for tour
1:15 PM Lunch
1:45 PM Depart Space Center Houston for Kemah Boardwalk
2:00 PM Arrive at Kemah for shopping on Kemah Boardwalk
3:00 PM Depart Kemah Boardwalk for hotel
4:00 PM Arrive at hotel


Price: $69 per person


Price Includes:

  • Deluxe climate controlled Motorcoach with on board restrooms
  • Uniformed Cosmo Tour Guide
  • Boxed lunch for all guests
  • (1) cooler onboard Motorcoach filled with bottled water and soft drinks
  • Routing to/from locations
 
Galveston Museum & Historic Tour
 


  Guests are picked up from the Hilton Americas Hotel and begin their historical sightseeing tour to Galveston. On the way, an experienced Tour Guide will excite the guests by talking about the History of Galveston.


The day will begin with a window tour of some of Galveston's historic homes and architecture including the 1861 Custom House, 1838 Menard House, The Garten Verein and more. We'll take a short stop at one of Galveston's beautiful beaches upon arrival. Next, the group will stop at the historic Strand. Here guests will enjoy more than 100 shops, antique stores, restaurants and art galleries. Guests will also have the opportunity to have lunch on their own on the Strand.


When lunch has concluded, we will make our way to Bishop's Palace (the most famous Architectural wonder in Historic Galveston). The Bishop's Palace was built in 1886 for Walter Gresham, a Galveston attorney, and later purchased for Bishop Christopher Byrne in 1923. The home features woodwork of rosewood, satinwood and white mahogany and various fireplaces from all over the world. The mantle in the front ballroom won first prize at the Philadelphia World's Fair in 1876.


Galveston Museum & Historic Tour
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Bus arrives at 8:45 AM)
Location: Hilton Americas Hotel Lobby


Itinerary:
9:00 AM Depart hotel for window tour and visit to local beach
10:00 AM Arrive at the Historic Strand for shopping
11:30 AM Depart Strand for Bishop's Palace
12:00 PM Lunch and Tour of Bishop's Palace
2:15 PM Depart for hotel
3:00 PM Arrive at hotel


Price: $63 per person


Price Includes:

  • Deluxe climate controlled Motorcoach with on board restrooms
  • Uniformed Cosmo Tour Guide
  • Boxed lunch for all guests
  • (1) cooler onboard Motorcoach filled with bottled water and soft drinks
  • Routing to/from locations

 
 

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