Recent Searches
Clear

Learn more about our Covid-19 response.

Read More

Driskill Hotel (The Driskill) Tours

Driskill Hotel (The Driskill)
The oldest operating hotel in Austin, the Driskill has been legendary in Texas since it was built in 1886. Celebrities have visited the historic landmark over the years, including former president Lyndon B. Johnson, who took Lady Bird there on their first date. Today the Driskill Grill and 1886 Cafe & Bakery restaurants are here as well.

The Basics
The Driskill Hotel is a lovely Romanesque-style building in the heart of downtown Austin. Guided group tours of the area include a stop here, along with entertaining and insightful information about the history of this grand hotel, built by cattle baron Jesse Driskill. Over the years many ghost stories have arisen, leading locals to believe that the hotel is haunted. After your city tour, return to the Driskill for a drink or bite to eat and see if you agree.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Driskill Hotel is worth a peek from every first-time visitor to Austin.
  • On-site dining options include the Driskill Grill for upscale dinners and the 1886 Cafe & Bakery, which serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch. The Driskill Bar serves drinks with live music every day.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
  • The Driskill is pet-friendly.
  • Monthly local craft beer dinners and Victorian afternoon teas are popular, so book in advance.
  • The hotel is accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The Driskill is located in downtown Austin—the only hotel on famed 6th Street—just off of I-35. It’s a short walk from the MetroRail’s Downtown station and other area points of interest, such as the Texas Capitol and Lady Bird Lake. 

When to Get There
A visit to the Driskill Hotel is ideal any time of year, but you might want to avoid the massive crowds associated with the city’s most popular festivals, Austin City Limits (ACL) in the fall and South by Southwest (SXSW) in the spring.

Cattle Baron’s Suite
The suites at the Driskill are some of the most opulent and unique accommodations in the area, fulfilling Jesse Driskill’s dream that the hotel would be the finest of its kind south of St. Louis. The 1,200-square-foot (111.5-square-meter) Cattle Baron’s Suite features two bedrooms, an 8-seat dining room, and living room in a building that is alleged to be among the most haunted hotels in the US.
Address: 604 Brazos Street, Austin, Texas 78701, USA
Read More

18 Tours and Activities to Experience Driskill Hotel (The Driskill)

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Austin and Hill Country Sightseeing Tour

Austin and Hill Country Sightseeing Tour

star-4.5
...If you don’t see availability-call or message for current availability... This whistle-stop style tour is "The best way to see the city". It's Austin in a nutshell. It's the most comprehensive overview tour of Austin’s rich culture and history, with a little bit of that famous Central Texas Hill Country as well. The tour covers 30 miles, 50+ points of interest, in 90 minutes. We give you the big picture, while still leaving you with plenty of time to go back on your own to explore the places that interests you most. Gratuities are not included in ticket price, but we encourage tipping your guide.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$25.65
From
$25.65
Taking safety measures

Haunted Austin Walking History Tour

Haunted Austin Walking History Tour

star-4.5
Hear the historical tales of murder and mayhem that helped make Austin weird on this haunted history tour of Texas's capital city. Join an acclaimed storyteller and a small group for a walking tour through Austin's supernatural nooks and creepy crannies, including a tour of the famous Driskill Hotel.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$25.65
From
$25.65
Taking safety measures

Historic Austin Private Pedicab Tour

Historic Austin Private Pedicab Tour

star-5
Our experienced tour guides will take you on a fun and informative tour of Austin in a relaxing open air pedicab. You'll amble through all the sites of downtown, including the Capitol, Governors Mansion, Pecan St, Lady Bird Lake and more. Great for couples, friends and families of all ages. The tour moves at your own pace and is individually tailored to your group.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$46.16
From
$46.16
Taking safety measures

Austin Ghosts Walking Tour

Austin Ghosts Walking Tour

star-4
Join Austin Ghosts for a walking ghost tour through some of the city's most haunted areas. The history of the capital of Texas offers shocking stories of forbidden lovers, heartbreaking suicides, brutal murders, and freak accidents. Some of the ghosts we will encounter are playful and harmless, but others are quite wicked and have committed some horrific crimes in their lifetimes. Hear tales of authentic hauntings that occurred in places like The Cathedral of Junk, the Hope Outdoor Gallery, and the Museum of the Weird, among countless oddball restaurants and vintage shops. Our unique collection of captivating and unnerving historical stories reveal what makes Austin one of the most compelling haunted cities in the country.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$23.17
From
$23.17
Taking safety measures

Austin Murder Walk

Austin Murder Walk

star-5
In the year 1885 America’s first serial killer stalked the streets and alleyways of the young, emerging city of Austin. More terrifying than any ghost story, this monster brutally and systematically hacked eight women to death using an ax. For one calendar year, he terrified a city and came to be known as the “midnight assassin”. He was never captured and his identity remains a mystery or does it...? This tour is our longest at 1 hour 45 minutes and covers 2 miles of historic Austin including West 6th street, Guy Town, the Warehouse District and a drink stop at the iconic Driskill Hotel. The pace is leisurely and, in addition to a drink stop at the Driskill, (drinks not included), there are short rests along the journey. Join us on this exceptional true crime walking tour investigating exact crime locations and the various theories surrounding the midnight assassin. It’s a “killer” tour.
More
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$40.00
From
$40.00
Taking safety measures

Austin Scavenger Hunt: Birds, Bats, BBQ and Bass

Austin Scavenger Hunt: Birds, Bats, BBQ and Bass

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
More
  • 2 hours
From
$12.31
From
$12.31

Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour

Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour

star-5
Get a comprehensive overview of Austin on this sightseeing tour. See famous landmarks along with hidden gems, real neighborhoods, and food trucks. Learn about Austin's history and culture with commentary from your guide and hear fun facts about the city that even the locals don't know. Plus, choose a morning or afternoon departure to easily fit this tour into your schedule.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$38.86
From
$38.86
Taking safety measures

Check Out Austin: Capitol Bike Tour

Check Out Austin: Capitol Bike Tour

star-5
Explore the Texan capital’s historic highlights, outdoor attractions and unique character on a 2-hour bike tour of Austin. Cycle along easy paths with a friendly local guide, passing downtown landmarks like the Texas capitol building, Barton Springs, and the Congress Ave. Bridge. Peddle around scenic Lady Bird Lake and on the bike-friendly Butler trail for a great introduction to this vibrant city.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$60.52
From
$60.52
Taking safety measures

Austin Cocktail Crawl Night Tour

Austin Cocktail Crawl Night Tour

What are you doing this weekend??? Because we bet ya your lucky face mask it’s not as much fun as we’re having! Dive into Austin’s scandalous past with this after dark cocktail crawl through the historic downtown district. Your entertaining local Twisted Texas party captain will spin up sordid tales and crazy concoctions as you discover a side of Austin you’ve never seen before. Snap cool photos of street art, historic buildings, and modern skyscrapers by streetlight. And of course let’s not forget the most important part…the drinks! We hit up three unique bars for hand-crafted cocktails, each with a memorable place in Austin’s weird history through a scandalous or strange tale of its own right. We also include a food pairing and a sweet treat to complete the experience. So don’t miss the boat…this nightly jaunt is perfect if you’re visiting for the first time and want to dodge all the touristy bars. Or if you’re a local, we’ll get you out of your normal bar routine.
More
  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$113.11
From
$113.11
Taking safety measures

24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Blue Line Pass in Austin

24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Blue Line Pass in Austin

star-1
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Austin aboard our luxurious double-decker buses. Learn all about Austin’s rich history as we guide you through some of the most sought-after locations the city has to offer. With the availability to hop-on and hop-off you can take your time and explore the various districts of the city at your leisure. Not sure what you are looking at? Rest assured when you hop on that our on-board guides will provide commentary along the way, then feel free to hop off to explore even further. Our goal is to provide an extremely comfortable experience while offering a day or two of memories, culture, education and fun.
More
  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
From
$40.00
From
$40.00

48-Hour Austin Hop-On Hop-Off Blue Line City Tour

48-Hour Austin Hop-On Hop-Off Blue Line City Tour

star-1
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Austin aboard our luxurious double-decker buses. Learn all about Austin’s rich history as we guide you through some of the most sought-after locations the city has to offer. With the availability to hop-on and hop-off you can take your time and explore the various districts of the city at your leisure. Not sure what you are looking at? Rest assured when you hop on that our on-board guides will provide commentary along the way, then feel free to hop off to explore even further. Our goal is to provide an extremely comfortable experience while offering a day or two of memories, culture, education and fun.
More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$45.00
From
$45.00

Double Decker Austin Single Loop Sightseeing Tour

Double Decker Austin Single Loop Sightseeing Tour

star-5
* You will learn all about Austin and it’s rich history while enjoying an awesome view of the city from atop of a double decker bus. * Locally owned and operated family business * You get the best views of Austin from an unobstructed upper deck of a double decker bus * The best tour for taking photographs. * People on the street love to interact with people on the upper deck. * Climate controlled lower deck * Goes by more downtown attractions that any other Austin tour. * Every Tour Has Driver and Tour Guide * Austin’s best tour guides solely focus on making your experience fun and interesting. They don’t have to worry about driving. * Absolutely No Audio Recordings. We feel that you will enjoy your Austin experience much more by interacting with our guides instead of a listening to audio recordings.
More
  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$25.00
From
$25.00
Taking safety measures

Austin Speakeasy Cocktail Tour

SPECIAL OFFER

Austin Speakeasy Cocktail Tour

You will visit the best SPEAKEASY bars in town and learn the history of the area and each cocktail lounge you visit. Plus, you’ll enjoy priority access, premier seating, and underground craft cocktails from some of the best bartenders in town, featuring classic cocktails & speakeasy specialties. Your guide will take care of all your access and reservations needed for seamless access and attention at each location. You will learn a little about the city of Austin as well as about the building and history of each our speakeasies. Your local guide will also be able to recommend cocktail choices based your your specific pallet and taste.
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$40.00
$50.00
$10.00 savings
From
$40.00
$50.00
$10.00 savings
Taking safety measures

Authentic Austin and Astounding Hill Country Panoramic Tour with stops

Authentic Austin and Astounding Hill Country Panoramic Tour with stops

star-4.5
...If you don’t see availability-call or message for current availability... Everything you want to see and know about Austin. Covers all the iconic Austin spots and stops! The Authentic Austin & Hill Country Tour is our signature Austin sightseeing tour, but turned up a notch! Join us to discover local Austin hangouts, hip and historic neighborhoods, and the gem that is the surrounding Central Texas Hill Country. Our custom outfitted glass top, convertible, Mercedes tour buses will keep you comfortable, our expert guides will keep you entertained, and you'll get to explore the best of Austin. Gratuities are not included in ticket price, but we encourage tipping your guide.
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$68.00
From
$68.00
Taking safety measures

Panoramic Mini Bus Tour of Austin

Panoramic Mini Bus Tour of Austin

star-4
Take Austin’s only panoramic bus tour! Our 90 minute 360° Panoramic tour with stops is perfect for exploring more of the city limits of Austin. We will be taking in major sights, having a few chances to hop off the van and explore beautiful views and historic sites, as well as take in some iconic murals along the way. This tour is good for those who want to get all the details and all the views. You will have time in the vehicle and on foot to see the city. It’s great if you want to explore every side of Austin, be it history, murals, the river that cuts our city in half, and the growing downtown scene. You will see every side of Austin, from the towering architecture of downtown, the humble yet active expanse of the south side, the quaint and historical east, and the perpetually awe-inspiring capitol and campus. Along our route, we will be taking in many of those murals that Austin is famous for. *Subject to change due to events or closures
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$48.75
From
$48.75
Taking safety measures

Good Morning Austin Segway Tour

Good Morning Austin Segway Tour

star-5
Your adventure will include you riding a Segway taking in historical information about Austin visiting some amazing highlights.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$99.00
From
$99.00
Taking safety measures

Afternoon in Austin Segway Tour

Afternoon in Austin Segway Tour

star-5
Savor this 2 hour Segway glide through the streets and walks of Austin. Your guide will acquaint you with trending hot-spots and views of Austin's architectural marvels.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$99.00
From
$99.00
Taking safety measures

Segway Bat Tour in Austin

Segway Bat Tour in Austin

This tour provides a unique experience to travelers and locals alike because of the use of Segway technology, a tour guide that provides you with historical explanations, and an introduction to Texas culture.
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$99.00
From
$99.00
Taking safety measures

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Driskill Hotel (The Driskill)?

Things to do near Austin