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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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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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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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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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You are now welcome to virtually tour the NYC office at http://s.tk/NYCTour, courtesy of Google Maps!


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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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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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No, you can't. It's a very, very busy working port, full of reversing trucks and cranes flinging about multi-ton containers, many of which contain valuable and/or hazardous cargo. Short of getting a job, the only way to enter is to apply for a Temporary Pass, which requires a good reason and a company already operating in the port to sponsor you. But if ...


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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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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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In a word (and a meme), no. As you're probably aware, South and North Korea remain (in theory anyway) at a state of war and travel between the two is extremely restricted. In the past, there were organized tours from South Korea to Kumgangsan and Kaesong, but both have been indefinitely suspended since 2008 or so. Pyongyang has never been accessible to ...


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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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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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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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Frommers lists that Bright Angel and North Kaibab trails are 'the canyon's smoothest' trails - but as you can see on my picture with a section of the Bright Angel trail, it's not really wheelchair accessible, and probably quite strenuous on crutches. Picture was taken in 2006, so it might look different today. Another option would be a mule trip, which ...


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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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There's aerial tours being offered from Germany for WindForce 2014. They're going to be run on Monday, June 16 and registration closes on May 30. More details are available here. There doesn't seem to be any restrictions on the passengers that I can see, i.e. industry membership, other than the cost.


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My experience with tour groups has generally been guided by two rules of thumb (developed over a fair few organized tours I've gone on): The "gap year" style of trips will generally be as cheap as possible, so tend to come from a few dedicated providers, e.g. the famous Contiki tours. The "pensioner" trips will often be the more expensive options on a ...


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Good to hear you like Romania so far, my suggestion is you visit more of the west part, Transilvania (Sibiu, Brasov, Sighisoara or Cluj) than Bucharest. I don't think you should feel obliged to tip at all. Romania in not a third world country although it is the second poorest in the EU. Tipping in hotels, I do not know about, as a Romanian. Do the same you ...


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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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Obviously it'll depend on the time of year, but my feeling in Marrakech was that something would 'appear' if you needed it, they were always keen to make some cash. We didn't have time for the desert tours, but hoped to do a day tour to a nearby river valley. Lo and behold our Riad owner suddenly had a friend running a tour, and indeed came along himself. ...


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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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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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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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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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