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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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
  • 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).
  • We do not permit animals or pets of any kind. Guests with a service dog MUST contact the tour operator in advance to request approval.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If you have cold or flu-like symptoms or if you are feeling ill in any way, please do not join the tour.
  • 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 Driving Tour with Local Guide?
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 Driving Tour with Local Guide.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Best of Austin Small-Group Driving Tour with Local Guide?
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 Driving Tour with Local Guide.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Best of Austin Small-Group Driving Tour with Local Guide?
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 Driving Tour with Local Guide.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Best of Austin Small-Group Driving Tour with Local Guide?
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 Driving Tour with Local Guide.

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star-5
Great tour of downtown Austin
Renee_C
, May 2022
Nic was a wonderful tour guide. He was fun and funny. We saw Downtown Austin in a clean air conditioned van. I only had time to do the tour and hop on the airplane, but the tour made me want to come back and check out all the eateries and music that Austin has to offer.
star-5
Marty is a fantastic...
Charles_S
, May 2022
Marty is a fantastic guide who personalizes the tour and is quite knowledgeable about Austin, it’s history and what’s currently happening in the city. This is a fun, introductory tour and provides a lot of opportunities for follow up.
star-5
Awesome value!
Susan_A
, May 2022
Trace was a terrific guide. He was very informative and entertaining!! Wish we had done this on day one! Great for getting a over view of the city!
star-5
Nick is awesome!!
Christina_W
, May 2022
Nick was hilarious! He was a great guide with personality and gave my friend and I several wonderful recommendations to try while we were on our trip. He does an awesome job with the tour and gives a personal touch!
star-5
Best tour!
Kristen_D
, May 2022
My daughter and I were first time visitors to Austin and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this beautiful city. Jax was fantastic! A must do tour if your visiting this lovely city!
star-5
Great tour
Steven_J
, May 2022
Our tour guide Trace was excellent. Informative and great sense of humor. Answered all of our questions. Great overview of the city.
star-5
Great
Amber_H
, May 2022
Nick was a great guide. He personalized the experience for each of us. Nick was really funny, very helpful, and incredibly knowledgeable!
star-5
Jax really brought the...
Tammy_S
, Apr 2022
Jax really brought the city to life. It was a great way to get an overview of the city upon our arrival. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
It's great to hear that you enjoyed the Best of Austin Tour with Jax! Thanks so much for the review!
star-5
Had a wonderful tour of...
Mofiyin_O
, Apr 2022
Had a wonderful tour of Austin with Ike, our tour guide, who was friendly, informative and funny! He took the time to give us historical perspectives and his personal ideas on places to visit/eat/hangout. Highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Austin for the first time!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for taking the Best of Austin tour with Austin Detours! Glad you enjoyed having Ike as your guide. Hope to see you again soon!
star-5
Austin tour, laughs with good friends
Jerri_T
, Apr 2022
Our guide Ike was so funny, and so knowledgeable. I liked the way he remembered to call everyone by name.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Ike is awesome and we're glad that he was able to personalize your tour experience! Thanks for the review! -AUSTIN DETOURS

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