The Ultimate Experience for Space Enthusiasts - DIne with an Astronaut at Kennedy Space Center.
Upon arrival at the main visitor center complex, it's lunch time, and your chance to sit down to a buffet lunch and presentation from an astronaut – a great opportunity for photos and autographs.
Following launch it is time to ride the DISCOVER KSC Bus Tour. This takes you close by the launch pads, it is a two hour fully guided bus tour within Kennedy and if you really want to experience Kennedy yet don't necessarily wish to walk around and read the exhibits yourself then this is your opportunity. The tours shows you areas not seen on the regular bus tours. The bus tour ends at the Saturn V Center where guests get to walk under the Saturn V rocket and touch a peice of moon rock.
This is a compact day as you have alot to do, but if you really want to see the best that Kennedy has to offer then this is the day you should book!
Musée du quai Branly
The opening of the musée du quai Branly, in June 2006, helped legiti mize long misunderstood cultures and finally made them accessible to a wider public. 300,000 works and objects from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas make up the collection of the museum, whose mission is to conserve, document and enrich.
As a resource of messages and potential connections between world cultures, the collection is a point of departure from which the museum has shaped its identity: that of a museum for the 21st Century with innovative architecture and museography, all in the heart of a major international capital.
The musée du quai Branly is a museum that does not claim to teach from a position of authority; rather, it sets out to create bridges between cultures, while encouraging curiosity and attracting visitors from different backgrounds with varied interests.
Within the museum, diverse skills and perspectives create the ideal context for the collection, giving rise to cultural, artistic and scientific proposals, from different levels of interpretation and approaches, be it via temporary exhibitions, performing arts, lectures or conferences.
The quality and renewal of this myriad of offerings depend upon the public making the museum their own and upon their desire to keep coming back. The dynamics of mediation between visitors and the collections, taking into account the vision of a given society at a given moment, opens up the dialogue to the key issues of our day: globalisation, our relationship towards “otherness” and the natural world.
NOTE : The combined ticket include tickets for the permanent collection and the temporary exhibition
Bateaux Mouches - Sightseeing Cruise
The Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches® makes a point of honour only to serve dishes prepared only from products selected each morning and cooked ready to serve. All the tables are situated next to the picture windows to allow everyone to enjoy Paris with all modern conveniences. All our boats have an open deck, which affords a magical, all-round view of the City of Light.
Cruise commented in up to 10 languages*
Free itinerary translated in 25 languages
Boats with an open upper deck
1h10 mns cruise
* Languages: French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean.
La Cité du Vin hosts rich and cultural events that happen all year round in very large auditorium. This happens weekly at La Cité du Vin.
Workshops - There are seven different themed workshops that are available for all ages and all audiences, connoisseurs to the much younger generation, which is set in three tasting areas including a multi-sensory space and educational workshops: multi-sensory experiences, discovery workshops, wine and delicacies, junior workshops, family workshops and many more!
Other activities - There are many other activities that highlight wine's universal dimension (grape varieties of the world, wine through the ages), cultural heritage aspects (landscapes, legends, rites, wine and the arts) and tasting (flavour, sensoriality).
The Reading Room - This is a free area that is open to all, which offers a wide selection of literary, historic , artistic and even anthropological works that relate to the fabulous world of wine!
Marvel at the world-renowned phenomenon of glowworms illuminating your way through the glowworm grotto in Waitomo and explore the caves formed over 30 million years ago - Watch as glowworms illuminate the glowworm grotto on your 45 minute boat tour of the Waitomo Caves - the Tour is led by an experienced guide who'll share the history and local Maori legends surrounding the cave - This is one of the must-see natural phenomenons in New Zealand, famed around the world.
The glowworm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light as our expert guides provide informative commentary on the Caves' historical and geological significance.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.
THE BOAT RIDE
Marvel at Mother Nature's light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Meander underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow worm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto. As you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, you'll immediately experience a serene ambience and be fascinated and intrigued by tiny glowworms that light your way.
All photography is strictly forbidden
Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access
No smoking, food, drink or litter permitted inside the caves
Why not combine this tour with a tour of Hobbiton Movie Set, where they filmed The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit!
Afternoon Tea while cruising along the Thames. What a civilised way to pass the afternoon. Why not gather a group of like minded friends to enjoy a gentle cruise and cake. And if the mood takes you, perhaps a glass of something bubbly?
Of course afternoon tea wouldn't be right without scones, jam and a generous dollop of cream, so fear not you'll find those along with the selection of finger sandwiches and cakes. Yum yum. Plus of course tea! In fact an almost endless supply if that's what takes your fancy.
As the perfect antidote to a mornings serious retail therapy, or perhaps as a curtain raiser to an evening at the theatre, why not join us on the river for a relaxing cruise past London's riverside landmarks. And when you've finished off your tea, you can always stroll upstairs to take in the the 360 degree views of London's riverside landmarks. A more elegant way to explore London's sights from the warmth and comfort of the City Cruises fleet.
- The best way to see London is from the river Thames.
- Enjoy a Traditional Afternoon Tea Cruise with a back drop of the most famous sights of London.
- A Traditional Afternoon Tea includes a selection of freshly made sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, a selection of delicious cakes - - and unlimited tea and coffee.
- The on-board bar offers a wide range of soft and alcoholic drinks.
- The newly refurbished Millennium of London boat is a very stylish venue suitable for any occasion.
A Shorter Day Tour visiting Rosslyn Chapel, Scott’s View & Melrose Abbey.
Departing at 09.30 your tour takes you south to the world famous Scott’s View, with stunning views over the Tweed Valley and the Eildon Hills. You will also get the opportunity to visit the original Wallace Monument.
From here you travel to Melrose with the opportunity to explore its great Border Abbey, founded by the Cistercians in the 12th Century. The Cistercian monks had very close connections with the Knights Templar and Melrose Abbey is the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart, brought back from the crusades in Moorish Spain.
Following lunch in Melrose you will make your way to the stunning 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, immortalised in Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code” and you can find out more about the myths and legends surrounding the whereabouts of the “Holy Grail”