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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

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.
  • Explore Austin without getting lost with a guide
  • Tour the Texas State Capitol and visit other interesting locations
  • Check out some food trucks and other off-the-beaten-path sites
  • Travel with a smaller size group for a more personalized tour
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Driver/guide
A 'bucket list tour' of Austin gives you a city overview
Texas State Capitol
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Parking fee is $10.00 for up to 8 hours
602 E 4th St , 602 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Meet inside the AUSTIN VISITOR CENTER

This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your guide at the Austin Visitor Center and board your bus to begin your tour.

As you stop for a few minutes at each destination, hear informative commentary from your guide about the location's history and particularities. Stops include a variety of sites, such as the inside of the Texas State Capitol building. Pick up a sweet treat at the food trucks and snap a photo in front of the Austin postcard.

Learn about the art, music, culture, food, history, parks, and famous residents of Austin, and how the locals live up to the slogan 'Keep Austin Weird.'
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Rainey Street Historic District
Popular Austin spot with bungalows converted to bars and restaurants.
Pass By:  
6th Street
Check out the live music venues and popular nightlife spots on 6th Street, better known as "Dirty 6th."
Stop At:  
Texas State Capitol
Learn a little about Texas history and when your guide takes you on a brief tour inside the Texas State Capitol building. Enjoy the beautiful architecture and take a moment to snap a few photos!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
University of Texas at Austin
See the home of the Longhorns.
Stop At:  
Greetings from Austin Mural
Great photo opportunity with this iconic piece of street art.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
South Congress Avenue
Cruise down South Congress Avenue --the gem of the South Austin neighborhood-- with its many unique local shops, restaurants, and live music venues.
Pass By:  
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
Cross over the Ann W. Richards Bridge on Congress Ave (also known as the “bat bridge”) which is home to the largest urban bat colony in the world.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour departs from the AUSTIN VISITOR CENTER located at 602 E. 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for check in. We are unable to delay the tour for guests who arrive late.
  • Guests with young children must provide their own car seats and arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the tour to install them in the van as our guides are not permitted to handle car seats.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Parking is available in the Austin Convention Center Garage which is connected to the Austin Visitor Center. Enter the garage on E 5th St between Red River and Sabine.
  • The tour runs rain or shine, however we reserve the right to cancel the tour in the event of extreme weather and/or hazardous road conditions that would potentially affect the safety of our guides and guests.
  • Guests with limited mobility are welcome to bring a wheelchair or portable scooter on board to be folded and placed in the rear of the van. The vans are not equipped with a ramp or wheelchair lift however, so all guests must be able to step up into the vehicle (about 12 inches).
  • If you have cold or flu-like symptoms or if you are feeling ill in any way, please do not join the tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Austin Detours LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour.

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Tour Leader
Judith_L
, Nov 2021
Ethan made the difference! You truly seem to love Austin and to love what he does. I learned a great deal and had fun!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
We are happy to hear that you had a great tour with Evan! Thanks for the review!
star-5
As a group of seven...
Allen_E
, Nov 2021
As a group of seven friends we enjoyed getting a great overview of Austin without having to debate where to go. We really appreciated that Ike made as all feel welcome, even those who had to struggle a bit with stairs, walking etc. He was extremely accommodating and gracious.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Ike is fantastic and it's great to hear that you enjoyed touring with him! Thanks for the review - we appreciate your kind words!
star-5
Austin Rocks!
Sherry_Y
, Nov 2021
We enjoyed the whole tour. We can’t wait to explore more of Austin. Very hospitable, interesting and worth a return visit again and again!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for the nice review! We certainly hope to see you again soon!
star-5
Austin tour
Ladislav_D
, Nov 2021
Marty- very knowledgeable man; pleasant, treasure for the company. Excellent tour. Recommend to everybody in Austin,
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Marty is indeed a treasure and we're so happy that you enjoyed touring with him! Thanks for the review!
star-5
If you only have a day…
Edgar_S
, Nov 2021
Great recommendations, great info. Jax provides a wide breadth of history and insight to Austin of yesterday and today.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Glad you enjoyed the tour with Jax! Thanks for the review!
star-5
Trace is the best tour guide!
VISANEE_D
, Nov 2021
Our guide, Trace, gave a wonderful, informative, and entertaining tour of Austin. He went above and beyond to show us the best of Austin. He truly cared about giving us the best experience.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Trace is awesome and we're so happy that you enjoyed touring Austin with him! Thanks for the great review!
star-5
Great Tour of Austin
Kim_B
, Nov 2021
Trace was our guide. He was funny and informative he took his time and really took us to the places that we wanted to go in addition to his tour. I recommend this to everybody who comes to Austin
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
We're thrilled that you enjoyed the tour with Trace! Thanks for the review!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour!
Tami_C
, Nov 2021
Trace was our guide and he was excellent. Good introduction to the city and great recommendations! Would definitely do this tour again.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
We love Trace and we're so glad that you enjoyed touring with him! Thanks for the review!
star-5
Trace is excellent!
John_B
, Nov 2021
We really enjoyed our tour with Trace. He gave us great information about the areas we visited. He was easy to get along with and funny. I would definitely recommend Trace. He made you his priority for that day. We couldn’t have ask for a better tour guide. Thank you Trace!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Trace is awesome and we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with him! Thanks for the review!
star-5
I highly recommend this tour to anyone who would like an excellent overview of where and what to see in Austin!
Barbara_H
, Nov 2021
This tour of Austin was the highlight of our trip. We saw so many interesting parts of the city along with the interesting history and facts. Trace and Evan were great tour guides!!!!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Glad to hear you had a great time with Trace and Evan! Thanks so much for the 5-star review!

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