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In the UK. EDF Energy is opening new visitor centres at their nuclear power plants across the country, specifically: Hunterston B in West Kilbride and Torness in Dunbar, Scotland, Sizewell B in Suffolk, Hinkley Point B in Bridgwater, Dungeness B in Kent and Heysham in Morecambe. The visitor centres are where you can find out more about our ...


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You can do that in Switzerland: Beznau. This is the oldest still running nuclear reactor in the world. According to their brochure you can contact the visitor center for guided tours. Mühleberg. They have regular guided tours in French or German. Gösgen. They have daily tours as well as a visitor centre. Leibstadt. They also have tours and a visitor ...


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Sesame Street is currently filmed at the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, which does not offer public tours (though the Museum of the Moving Image is open to the public and located on the campus). According to the Sesame Workshop FAQ, Sesame Street is not filmed in front of a live studio audience and the set is not able to accommodate guests. There ...


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Sesame Street is filmed at Kaufman-Astoria Studios in Queens. The studio isn't generally open to the public, so unless you know somebody or are involved in a production I wouldn't count on a tour. However, I'd highly recommend a trip to the nearby Museum of the Moving Image, which houses a number of Sesame Street artifacts, regular Jim Henson/Muppet film ...


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In addition to commercial nuclear power plants, the world has many small university reactors used for research and education. For example, in the Los Angeles area a quick google search showed that UC Irvine has a reactor that allows group tours by appointment.


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From David Fullerton, one of the staff members: Generally, the answer is "no". We're probably smaller than you think -- only about 30 of us in NY and half of those are sales people who cannot be interrupted or we will run out of money and have to stop sending out so many free t-shirts. We don't really have anyone whose job it is to show people ...


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In France, you can visit EDF's energy plants. You just need a valid ID (passport, ID card, etc.) The tours are great! You can talk with technicians, engineers, plays with interactive setups to understand the processes, etc.


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What a lot of people - even those of us who lived there - take a while to work out is that central London is actaully pretty small - the tube map is deceptive. You can actually walk a lot of it. As a result, I've got a 'tour' that combines walking and the tube and covers a 'day in London' with some of the major sites. Of course, each person is going to be ...


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This is a great question; I'm travelling to Japan next month and I'm tempted to add this to our itinerary. Codinghands did a great job of covering the basics. I read Japanese, so I can clarify some details. There is an English-language overview of the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel tour on the official website. It has links to ...


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You can also visit Kozloduy NPP in Bulgaria. When Kozloduy NPP can be visited? The Information Centre is open for visitors every workday from 8 am to 4 pm. Visits to plant facilities are organised in workdays on a year-round basis with closing time at 3.30 pm. Visits to the Main Control Rooms and Turbine Halls of Units 5 and 6 are not ...


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MadVenture Travel is now offering: LONDON TO SYDNEY OVERLAND (via Africa & central Asian silk road) which promises to be a 64 week, 61 country odyssey!! From their site: A 64 week in-depth overland expedition from London to Sydney travelling through Africa, the Middle East, central Asia and Australasia visiting highlights and natural ...


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In Australia you can tour the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor, the only one in the nation. Note that while it is indeed a nuclear reactor it is not a nuclear power plant, as it is dedicated to producing radioisotopes as a research facility.


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Using what kind of transportation? By plane, it's obviously no problem at all. Doing it by submarine is possible but hiring one for this purpose is probably not. A British expedition in 1982 crossed the arctic (from Canada via the north pole to Svalbard) using snow mobiles, but due to the difficult terrain (the arctic is covered by pack ice, which means ...


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With these bus tours; I find that there are usually two different options for arriving at the starting city: 1) You can book/purchase the tour INCLUDING flights to and from the starting city. or 2) You can book/purchase the tour EXCLUDING flights to and from the starting city. Sometimes the tour uses terms such as 'make your own way'. The only downside ...


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I would recommend you Sachsenhausen concentration camp. It's only 35km from Berlin. Here is a list of guided tours that they offer. Here are some more tours: Insider Tour, Berlin Walks, which also do other tours in Berlin. They are walking tours where you meet at a particular time and take the train to the destination.


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This tour here goes to all the mentioned places: Discover Uluru, Kings Canyon and Alice Springs on this 3-day tour starting at Ayers Rock and ending in Alice Springs. Explore Australia's great Central Desert - watch the sunrise over Uluru (Ayers Rock), visit the magnificent Olga Gorge and Kings Canyon, with their beautiful waterholes and dazzling ...


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As many companies have, there is rarely a possibility to see the inside of a plant, but only to see a kind of exhibition, but stocked only with marketing material made for school tours etc. Currently, nuclear power is the most sensitive and emotional topic in Japan and there are many movements against it. You can actually find a lot of organized tours ...


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Certainly. Qantas flies them from Australia. Antarctica Flights They're infrequent, but a few a year do fly down. I watched a documentary on it, it's crazy that you can pay less for an 'inner' seat where you don't even get to see out the window without craning your neck! From the site: The flight provides a full day of Antarctic experience. Our ...


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Their old English website (WBWM iFrame, click 'English' in the bottom right to view) seems to have gone (the last record the WayBackWhenMachine has is from February 4th this year) However, after a bit of hunting it seems they have now moved to this address, which I only got by sticking '首都圏外郭放水路 見学会受付' into Google (the tour name, I believe). The site has ...


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The main thing about doing this versus taking one of the tourist oriented "hop on hop off" buses is that you need to plan ahead. With the tour buses there will be a recorded narration running pointing out places of interest and you can be assured that the bus will only stop at interesting places. Even if you know nothing about the city beforehand, such ...


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The obvious initial answer for filtering your selection is to ask them where they go. Some may be offering an 'historic' tour, a 'river walk', 'museum stroll' or whatever - and depending on the variations of routes, even for a 'sights of the city' tour you may see some variation and see something one has that others don't that you don't want to miss. Once ...


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Expedia actually has tours on their site, occasionally. In this instance, it appears as though they have one for Cologne. However, it's only on Fridays, and the English one is at 4.30pm, and runs for 1.5 hours.


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An interesting article “The Pros and Cons of Free Walking Tours”. These tours are of course not entirely free. Most of the guides for these tours work on a tip only basis and ask that you tip them at the end for what you feel the tour was worth (you should also consider when tipping your guide for these “free” tours that often the guide pays a ...


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Poland doesn't have any nuclear power plants (yet), but it has a research reactor Maria in Świerk, near Warsaw, which provides tours for organized groups, targeted mostly for students. Key information from the web site (Polish only): all participants must be over 15 you should announce the group at least 2 weeks in advance foreign citizens need to fill ...


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In the end I went to the building outside, and the memorial garden, which was really nice. But from there, the Pentagon is like a giant box - you can't see its shape very well. No ID was required, you just walk around. Never managed to get inside, there's massive security for even walking up to it, and they never replied to me. However, for the best ...


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Yes, You will be able to find someone. You must contact the local authorities first for permission and they will be able to help you. If you are planning for any tour or traveling somewhere you can take idea from traveling site like koshertravelers site. It will give you good deals about traveling.


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By sheer coincidence* I have just come across Toursome, a free iPhone app (iTunes link) that does apparently exactly what you want: Sightsee on public transport in London. Climb aboard a famous red double decker bus for a private city audio tour. It's sightseeing on your terms. FREE for a limited time - download now Money Saving ...


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Uncovery has answered your actual question, but are you sure it's the right thing to be asking? The reason those tours are all split over multiple days is that distances around the Northern Territory are long: it's a 500-km, 6-hr drive one-way from Alice Springs, and access to Kings Canyon via the only paved road adds several hundred km to the trip. If you ...


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Take the Air France bus (line 2) to Porte Malliot. It takes about 50 mins and cost 14 euros. Enter the building across the road to reach the Porte Malliot metro station underground. Take Line 1 in the direction of Chateau de Vinecennes. Get down at Concorde. Come out of the metro and wait at the bus stop with yellow hop-on hop-off boards.


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So, here is the update on my situation - if anyone is in a similar situation. I have spent the last 3 days talking to the tour operator and have finally managed to speak to a manager who is liaising with their accommodation bookings department for hotel confirmation. Last news I heard was that they managed to receive letters of confirmation for 5 out of the ...



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