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Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour

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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
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 8 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 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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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

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star-5
Very enjoyable!
Sharon
, Sep 2021
Trace did an excellent job pointing out Austin’s unique places of interest with humor and facts! The van was clean and the mic was clear and understandable.
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See above
Carol_S
, Sep 2021
The inside tour of the capitol building was fascinating. I chose Austin Small Group Tours because I wanted a Capitol tour plus and overall view of Austin. Our guide Trace shared so much knowledge of the Capitol and the whole city. He was excellent. Well worth the admission fee. We even got free gelato!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We love hearing that you enjoyed your tour of Austin and the beautiful Texas State Capitol building! Thanks for the 5-star review!
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Awesome tour
Irene_G
, Aug 2021
Best overview tour of Austin. Our guide, Chris, was informative, entertaining and engaging. Awesome tour!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
We're happy that you had a great tour - thanks for the review!
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Best Austin Detour
Wes_G
, Aug 2021
Chris was knowledgeable, upbeat, & created a memorable experience! We plan on returning to Austin again with friends, we will be in this tour again!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time with Chris! We look forward to seeing you on another tour again soon!
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Trace Rocks!
Tara_N
, Aug 2021
Our tour guide, Trace, gave us great insight into all the little intricacies of Austin. He added a little humor in at times which made the tour even more fun. Ending the tour with some gelato was a great touch.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Glad you enjoyed the tour with Trace! Thanks for the great review!
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star-5
Small group tour of Austin, thumbs up
Marilyn_G
, Aug 2021
We loved the quick overview of downtown Austin and a few of its unique neighborhoods. Marty was informative and entertaining. We enjoyed the bits of trivia he was able to share about the history of the city along with tips for eating and exploring. This tour packs a lot in two hours.
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We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Marty! Thanks for the review!
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Very nice and pleasant tour
Jacqueline_K
, Aug 2021
My husband and I enjoyed the tour very much. Chris, our tour guide was great and funny. He talked about the history of Austin, music, the best places to eat and visit. We highly recommend this tour.
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We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!
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star-5
Great tour for 1st timers and out-of-town visitors
Christine_G
, Aug 2021
Chris was an excellent tour guide, giving us pearls of wisdom about Austin's history, neighborhoods, food and culture. The tour provide a great over-view of Austin in just a few hours. From the State Capitol to food trucks to ghost lore and the music scene, every corner of downtown Austin was touched on.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thanks for the excellent review! Chris is awesome and we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour!
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It was wonderful
Ruth_P
, Aug 2021
Very fun Thank you Gelato was delicious Good your guide Good good good that’s all I have to say Bbbbbb
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for the great review!
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Informative and fun
Kristi
, Aug 2021
The tour was varied and interesting. We had interactive parts and was very well coordinated. A great tour to take.
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Glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour! Thanks for the review!
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