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Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour

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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

Departure Point

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

Meet inside the AUSTIN VISITOR CENTER

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. 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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star-4
Great way to get a feel for the layout of the city
Adventurously_Y
, Oct 2021
Great tour driving around Austin. Marty was full of great information and gave us lots of food and drink recommendations.
star-5
Great tour
Karen_C
, Oct 2021
We found out SO MUCH about Austin. Jax our tour guide was great and showed so much pride and love for Austin. We had a great time.
star-4
The group of us visited...
marina_g
, Oct 2021
The group of us visited Austin first time. Jax Washington was our guide. Would highly recommend her. We had a great time seeing Austin.
star-5
Liked it all. Loved our...
Susan_B
, Oct 2021
Liked it all. Loved our tour guide Marty. No need to say more Just what we wanted. Perfect amount of time just the right amount of stops.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
So happy to hear that you had a great tour with Marty! Thanks for the great review!
star-5
Excellent tour
Cynthua_F
, Oct 2021
One of the best guided tours we have ever had! Learned so much about the city including much of its history. Included a special treat near the end. Be sure to ask for Trace. He was awesome!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words! Please come back and tour with us again soon!
star-5
Take the tour!
Crystal_D
, Oct 2021
Chris, our guide, was super friendly, funny, and knows the city well. The tour is given via van which was nice for 90 degree TX weather. It also included a stop at the Capitol which was beautiful. We definitely enjoyed him and learned a lot about Austin and Texas history. Austin has so many unique areas and this was a great way to see several of those in 2 hours. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Chris! Thanks for the 5-star review!
star-5
Knowledgeable tour guide
Nancy_R
, Oct 2021
Learning about historical facts about certain buildings, areas, and people! The complimentary cookies were delicious too! Thank you to Jax, our tour guide who was the best!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Jax! Thanks so much for the 5-star review!
star-5
Private tour with Trace
April_H
, Oct 2021
Our guide Trace was very knowledgeable and friendly! He took us to all the places we wanted to go and learned alot of things along the way, Trace even suprised us with a cool treat. A great way to spend a hot afternoon in Austin!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks so much for the 5-star review!
star-5
Best Tour
Osvaldo_E
, Sep 2021
Ike was our tour guide. He not only made the tour informative, but he was hilarious as well! He gave us lots of good info of Austin and the state of Texas. He also gave me good spots to check out after the tour. One of the best tours I’ve had and thanks to ike for an awesome experience. 10/10 would recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you so much for this fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Ike!
star-5
Fun and History
Jamie_S
, Sep 2021
Thank you Ike!! We had an amazing tour. Booking was seamless, the narrative was informative with great history, secret Austin tips, and enough “Dad” jokes to keep you on your toes. Ike was knowledgeable, friendly, and involved each of us personally. I would definitely book this tour, with Ike, again!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Ike is awesome (king of dad jokes) and we are so happy to know that you had an amazing tour! Thank you for the 5-star review.

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