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Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
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

Departure Point

602 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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 and the graffiti park. 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:  
The Driskill
Stories including LBJ and Lady Bird's first date
Stop At:  
Texas State Capitol
Your tour of Austin begins at the visitor center, where you'll meet your guide, who takes you on an exploration of the city. Unlike double-decker bus tours where you are dropped off at the biggest attractions to sightsee on your own, this tour introduces you to several locations that you'll pop into for a few minutes each, learning about them from your guide, whose in-the-know commentary provides more insight than you could get elsewhere. As you go, cross of items from your bucket list, including the inside of the Capitol and the graffiti park. Take a photo in front of the Austin postcard, and enjoy a sweet treat at the food trucks. You'll learn about art, music, culture, food, history, parks, famous residents, and how the locals 'Keep Austin Weird.' By the end of your tour, there is no doubt that you will know why people love Austin. Come as strangers, leave as friends.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
University of Texas at Austin
See the home of the Longhorns
Stop At:  
Zilker Metropolitan Park
Famed site of Austin City Limits music festival
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Greetings from Austin Mural
Photo opportunity with iconic mural
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
Hear to details of the 1.5 million bats that live under Congress Street Bridge
Stop At:  
Austin Detours
Your tour of Austin begins at the visitor center, where you'll meet your guide, who takes you on an exploration of the city. Unlike double-decker bus tours where you are dropped off at the biggest attractions to sightsee on your own, this tour introduces you to several locations that you'll pop into for a few minutes each, learning about them from your guide, whose in-the-know commentary provides more insight than you could get elsewhere. As you go, cross of items from your bucket list, including the inside of the Capitol and the graffiti park. Take a photo in front of the Austin postcard, and enjoy a sweet treat at the food trucks. You'll learn about art, music, culture, food, history, parks, famous residents, and how the locals 'Keep Austin Weird.' By the end of your tour, there is no doubt that you will know why people love Austin. Come as strangers, leave as friends.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children requiring car seats (90 lbs. or less) must bring them along and arrive early to install. Children of any age must have a ticket as well. We cannot allow sitting on laps in the bus due to liability.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time.
  • Tour departs from the Austin Visitor Center located at 602 E. 4th St, Austin, TX 78701.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Austin Detours LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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 travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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 policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour.

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Great Tour Guide & Tour
Angela_G
, Jul 2021
This was a great overview of all parts & aspects of Austin. In the hot Texas sun, it was great to be in an air-conditioned, comfortable van. Plus two chances to get out: for a mini-tour of the capital and for a food truck gelato break ( on them). Our guide, Jason, was one of the best tour guides I’ve had…very personable & genuine. He is very knowledgeable & the author of a book of local Austin history. I highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time! We hope you'll come back and tour with us again soon!
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Do it!
James_M
, Jul 2021
Wasn't sure what to expect at first, but we really enjoyed the tour. Jason was very knowledgeable and informative! We were only in Austin two days and I'm sure we left town knowing ten times more about it than had we not taken the tour
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Thank you for the excellent review! Glad you enjoyed the tour!
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A must do! Don’t second guess this one!
Claire_T
, Jul 2021
Fun!! A must do to learn a lot in a short amount of time. Marty was excellent! He’s a great resource and advocate for the City of Austin!!! Thanks for your tour and fun Marty!
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We love hearing that you had a great experience with Marty! Thanks for the review!
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Highly Recommend
Anthony_L
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide Marty was excellent! He was knowledgeable and super-friendly and personable. It was a great way to get a quick overview of Austin.
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Great tour!
Traveler_S
, Jul 2021
This was a great tour around the city. You get a nice taste of what Austin has to offer. Our tour guide, Ike, was very knowledgeable about the city and its history. He shared wonderful recommendations personalized to our interests. We certainly enjoyed the gelato at the end of the tour! We cannot wait to return again to Austin.
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The best and most informative tour
Diana_F
, Jul 2021
Jason Was such an amazing tour guide he gave us an abundant amount of knowledge and funny! We definitely learned so much from the tour that we would’ve not known if we didn’t go on. The job his personality definitely fits job.
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Great tour of Austin
Sandi_K
, Jul 2021
We had a great time. Jax was a fun knowledgeable tour guide and took us to interesting places. Thanks
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See Austin!
Ken_C
, Jun 2021
We had awesome time. Chris was great tour guide!! Very happy we chose to go on this tour. We saw the inside of the capital and heard many interesting facts!!
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Fantastic Experience!
Catherine-Christ
, Jun 2021
What a wonderful tour! Marty was knowledgeable, well versed, personable, caring and a joy to spend time with. I would recommend this tour to anyone! Ask for Marty!
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A memorable experience!
Leoni_G
, Jun 2021
I highly recommend this guided tour!! Our guide Chris had great people skills and really made this experience memorable. I had a great time experiencing Austin's hidden gems with a small group of people which was great because it made the trip more intimate and I didn't feel like a clumsy tourist :)
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