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Driskill Hotel (The Driskill) Tours and Activities

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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.

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604 Brazos Street, Austin, Texas, 78701
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Haunted Austin Walking History Tour

Haunted Austin Walking History Tour

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.65
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Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour

Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.86
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Austin and Hill Country Sightseeing Tour

Austin and Hill Country Sightseeing Tour

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Skip searching for best things to do in Austin, and let real locals show you the best of the city's rich culture and history, with a little bit of that famous Central Texas Hill Country. This signature Austin tour covers 30 miles, 50+ points of interest, in 90 minutes (1.5 hours). You'll get to see iconic places such as the Texas Capitol, as well important cultural areas like the Six Square District in East Austin. Sit back and relax in the comfort of a Mercedes-Benz sprinter van as you explore the city and head into hill country. Even lifelong Texans can't believe these rolling hills and greenery are in their own state! Read the What to Expect section below to learn about the places you'll pass by as your Austinite guide gives you anecdotes and ideas for how to enjoy the rest of your trip in this counterculture capital. For those who want to get out and explore, consider the 2.5-hour version of this tour with stops along the way!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Austin Murder Walk

Austin Murder Walk

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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.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Austin Ghosts Walking Tour

Austin Ghosts Walking Tour

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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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Austin Small-Group Tour in Convertible Van
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Austin Small-Group Tour in Convertible Van

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Explore Austin in style with this small-group tour in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter that’s equipped with a convertible top. Having a driver means no navigation worries, and plenty of time to enjoy the views and take photos. Highlights include the University of Texas campus, the Texas State Capitol, and lots of historic sites and impressive murals along the way. As well as driving between sites, there’s time to hop off the bus and explore places on foot too.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Austin Biker Gang E-Bike Adventure

Austin Biker Gang E-Bike Adventure

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You can be a part of an e-bike biker gang! Our e-bikes are fun and super easy to ride. See the sights and have a blast! We believe that riding is more fun with others, so add another e-bike so your friend can ride along with you! We have a very dynamic experience and with so much to see in Austin each ride is different! It's an incredible way to get the feel of what Austin is and what it is loved by so many!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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Historic Austin Private Pedicab Tour

Historic Austin Private Pedicab Tour

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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Austin and Hill Country Tour with Stops in Unique Vehicle

Austin and Hill Country Tour with Stops in Unique Vehicle

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There's nothing better than getting to know a city from a local, and that's exactly what you can expect on this 2.5-hour tour (with stops). Your Austinite guide will share stories about the fun-loving Texas capital aboard a 14-passenger convertible Mercedes-Benz sprinter van. This unique vehicle, which is open air, is also equipped with sanitized headsets that you can use to get to know Austin through conversations, with English and Spanish language options. See all the local hangouts, hip and historic neighborhoods, and beautiful Central Texas Hill Country. Along the way, you'll get out to stretch for pictures and scenery on 3-4 stops that could include the the Driskill Hotel, Barton Springs, and the award-winning Austin Public Library. Read the What to Expect section below to learn more about what you will see and where you will stop to visit on this ultimate guided tour of Austin.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Double Decker Austin Single Loop Sightseeing Tour

Double Decker Austin Single Loop Sightseeing Tour

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Save time looking up bus schedules and opt for this hassle-free Austin sightseeing bus tour instead. Travel on a loop around the city that passes by top landmarks in Austin’s downtown area. Along the way, listen to commentary from a guide, get great photos from the top deck, or sit in the climate-controlled lower deck. Highlights include 6th Street, The Museum of the Weird, The Driskill hotel, Texas State Capitol, and the Texas Governor’s Mansion.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Haunted Austin Ghost and Pub Walking Tour

Haunted Austin Ghost and Pub Walking Tour

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Get more out of a night on the town with this spooky Austin pub crawl, complete with the haunted history of this historic city. Starting in Downtown Austin, you walk to several bars on your tour, each of which is housed in an historic building. As you drink up, enjoy your guide's narration about the legends—and ghost stories—of Austin's most haunted places. Though you need to purchase drinks, the eerie stories are included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Austin Art and Architecture Bicycle Tour

Austin Art and Architecture Bicycle Tour

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Ride through downtown Austin and the University of Texas campus on a 2.5-hour bike tour that highlights the city's architecture and art. Take in downtown gems such as the Driskell Hotel and the Littlefield building, and check out the UT Tower and public artworks on campus. Top off this informative tour with stops outside the Texas State Capitol building, Bremond Block Historic District, and more.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Murder by Gaslight Walking Ghost Tour

Murder by Gaslight Walking Ghost Tour

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Austin's ONLY Adults-only Ghost Tour The Murder by Gaslight Ghost Tour is a thought-provoking Ghost Tour that explores murder and the afterlife in Victorian-Era Austin. Get to know the darker side of human nature - you might even leave the tour questioning your own being The Murder by Gaslight Ghost Tour contains mature themes and language.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Double Decker Austin Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Tour

Full-Day Double Decker Austin Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Tour

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Austin is home to an abundance of great museums, architectural sights, art spots, and cultural attractions, but as a visitor, it can be tricky to narrow down a shortlist without hours of research time. Take the stress out of trip planning and make sightseeing a breeze with this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Simply board the double-decker sightseeing bus, and get on and off as many times as you like to explore Austin's highlights at your own pace.

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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The Ghosts of Austin Walking Tour

The Ghosts of Austin Walking Tour

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If you're looking for the perfect ghost tour for the whole family, the Ghosts of Austin is perfect! We've designed this tour to be entertaining for anyone ages 5-100. Combining history with hauntings, this tour is Austin's #1 All-Ages/Family-Friendly Ghost Tour. Your spooky adventure wil begin with an introduction to Austin's haunted past - and then we'll head off to visit some of the most haunted locations in Austin. Our Tour Guides are the best you'll find in Austin. You'll find them entertaining, engaging, and very knowledgable about Austin's history, hauntings, and ghosts.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Check Out Austin: Capitol Bike Tour
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Check Out Austin: Capitol Bike Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Afternoon in Austin Segway Tour

Afternoon in Austin Segway Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Downtown Austin Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Downtown Austin Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Deep in the heart of Texas, discover Austin in a fun new way on this 3-hour scavenger hunt. Jump into the middle of an exciting adventure, from the Texas State Capitol to the historic monuments and other real-life locations along the streets of downtown Austin. Discover both well-known and overlooked sites, solving clues and completing challenges via smartphone while learning the local history of this capital city of Texas. Teams of 2- to 5-people are welcome.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Austin Cocktail Crawl Night Tour

Austin Cocktail Crawl Night Tour

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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.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Good Morning Austin Segway Tour

Good Morning Austin Segway Tour

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Your adventure will include you riding a Segway taking in historical information about Austin visiting some amazing highlights.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
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  • 2 hours
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Driskill Hotel (The Driskill) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Driskill Hotel (The Driskill) costs USD 12.31. Guided Driskill Hotel (The Driskill) tours start around USD 12.31 per person.
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