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Best of Austin Small-Group Driving Tour with Local Guide

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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 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
Best of everything
Lauren_B
, Jan 2022
We had a great experience with this tour. It was the perfect length of time and accommodations were comfortable. Our tour guide Nick was entertaining and informative! He gave us great recommendations for other Austin activities and restaurants. I would highly recommend this tour for small groups or individual travelers.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thanks so much for sharing your experience! We're really glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Nick and got some great Austin recommendations as well. Cheers!
star-5
Love this tour
soniaas
, Jan 2022
Nick was an amazing tour guide, knowledgeable and funny! A great way to see the city! Definitely recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
We're thrilled that you enjoyed the tour with Nick! Thanks so much for the 5-star review!
star-5
Tour worthy !
Becky_F
, Jan 2022
A fabulous & fun tour by Shane! My daughter is moving to Austin and we got a perfect view of this wonderful city!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thanks so much for the nice review! And how exciting that your daughter is moving to Austin! We know she'll love it here and we hope that y'all will consider booking another experience with us again soon. -AUSTIN DETOURS
star-5
A must tour as soon as you get to Austin!
Aleksandra_J
, Jan 2022
This is the perfect tour to take as soon as you get to Austin. Our tour guide, Trace, was super nice. He took as many pictures as we asked, was super knowledgeable on the Austin history and even treated us to gelato! I got a lot of good pointers on what to visit while I’m here. Definitely a recommended tour.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thanks so much for sharing your experience! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the tour with Trace! -AUSTIN DETOURS
star-5
Great tour and tour...
Kimber_H
, Jan 2022
Great tour and tour guide. Evan was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Definitely recommend this tour when you first arrive to Austin so you can get great recommendations and a feel of the city.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Evan is awesome and we're so glad that you had a great tour with him! Thanks so much for the nice review! -AUSTIN DETOURS
star-5
Evan was best ever! So...
Danette_C
, Dec 2021
Evan was best ever! So knowledgeable about Austin and it’s history. He was a fun guy! Our group would highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you so much for the review, Danette! We love Evan and we're happy to hear that you had fun touring with him. Please come back again soon! -AUSTIN DETOURS
star-5
Very enjoyable, and informative and entertaining! Thank you!
Joanne_j
, Dec 2021
Going to the Capitol Building in Austin, and taking the tour and then our driver, Ike, got down on the ground and took our picture. He was a wonderful tour guide as well as photographer!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Ike is certainly a man of many talents and we're so happy that you enjoyed the tour with him! Thanks for the review! -AUSTIN DETOURS
star-5
Don’t miss out on this Austin tour!
Jennifer_T
, Dec 2021
Such a fun and intimate tour. Do this when you first arrive so you know all the great places to visit. Our tour guide was awesome and we focused the rest of our trip around his recommendations.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
It's excellent to hear that you had a fun tour and got some great recommendations from your guide! Thanks for the review!
star-5
Entertaining and Informative!
Erika_F
, Dec 2021
Trace was an amazing tour guide! He was very kind, informative, and entertaining! (: Highly recommend this experience if you want an in depth tour of Austin and want suggestions of where to eat, go out dancing, shop, etc!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
We love Trace and we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed touring with him! Thanks so much for the 5-star review!
star-5
Nice tour for first time visit Austin
Hsiaotung_P
, Dec 2021
The tour guy Evan is knowledgeable and nice. He is also funny and patient. It is good for first time visit in Austin tour.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
We're glad that you enjoyed the tour with Evan during your first visit to Austin! Thanks for the 5-star review!

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