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From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle

1. From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle

Meet your guide in downtown Austin at the visitor center, then board your shuttle bus for the day and head out into the sprawling Texan countryside. The first stop of the day is Austin’s most famous BBQ joint, Salt Lick BBQ. At the BBQ, enjoy a tasting session of some of the very best meat and food that Texas has to offer, and soak up this friendly atmosphere. The tour does not include the cost of the tasting. It's recommended to budget $35 per person for your meal, however, you can bring your own alcohol to enjoy with your food. After the BBQ, you'll wind through the hills and stop at two different wineries so that you can sample delicious Texas wines - all while taking in those gorgeous hill country views.

Austin: Best of Austin Driving Tour with Local Guide

2. Austin: Best of Austin Driving Tour with Local Guide

Experience all that Austin has to offer on this 2-hour city overview. This 'bucket list' tour will take you to see major landmarks, lesser-known gems that only a local would know about, real neighborhoods, and of course, the food trucks! Ride in-style in an air-conditioned Mercedes Van, with many stops where you can get out, stretch your legs, and explore. Your local Austin guide will share with you stories about art, music, culture, food, history, parks, famous people, and much more. Discover secret spots, hear funny stories, and decipher local legends. Make new memories and laugh a ton as you learn why Austin is known for its motto, 'Keep Austin Weird'. Along with seeing all the top sites, get an opportunity to tour the State Capitol. Learn a little about Texas history and see the beautiful architecture throughout the Capitol. After your guided Capitol tour, head down to the Food Trucks to end your tour with a tasty treat.

Austin: True Crime Walking Tour and Pub Crawl

3. Austin: True Crime Walking Tour and Pub Crawl

Take a spine-chilling true crime journey through Austin on this macabre group walking tour. Visit the upscale rooftop cocktail lounges Azul Rooftop Bar, Rules and Regs, and Edge Rooftop Bar as you make your way through the city's dark past.  Be greeted by your guide at the Westin hotel in downtown Austin and begin to journey into the city's murderous history. Listen as your guide regales you with murder stories from Austin's past without a skimping on the morbid details. See some of the city's highlights as you make your way three cocktail bars. Have the chance to order some of the city's legendary cocktails. Hear about the grisliest killings the city has ever seen while taking in the breathtaking views the rooftop bars have to offer.

Austin: Lost Legends of Texas Pub Crawl

4. Austin: Lost Legends of Texas Pub Crawl

Join this lost legends of Texas cocktail walking tour and embark on a journey through the wildest aspects of Texas history. Enjoy bar hopping, sipping on cocktails, and learning from your guide all about Texas's local legends and darkest secrets. Meet your guide at Trifecta bar to begin your crawl. Start your tour by purchasing from their huge list of bourbons and martinis. Next, walk to Dumont's Down Low in Austin's Warehouse District. Explore this historical bar and feel like you have been transported back to the early-1900s. Feeling thirsty? No worries, order another beverage of your choice, we recommend the Suffering Bastard. Continue walking to your next stop, Shiner's Saloon; where you will be able say howdy to the bartender and order something tasty. Head to your last stop, the Halcyon. This casual bar serves some of Austin's most innovative cocktails. Experience a night in Austin that you won't forget. Full of history, fun, and top-notch cocktails. This tour is right up your street if you like strong drinks and strong history.

Texas Hill Country and LBJ Ranch Tour with Hotel Pickup

5. Texas Hill Country and LBJ Ranch Tour with Hotel Pickup

Embark on a full-day tour from select Downtown San Antonio or Downtown Austin hotels through the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country. Visit the former home of U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson, also known as LBJ Ranch, explore Fredericksburg, stop by Luckenbach, and end your day at a Texas winery. After pickup at your hotel in San Antonio or Austin, head out of the city toward the famous Texas Hill Country. Make your first stop in Johnson City to visit the home where President Lyndon B. Johnson spent his younger years. Continue on to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and have time to explore LBJ Ranch, also known as the "Texas White House." Be sure to stop by the hangar to see LBJ's plane, and view the many exhibitions on site. From there, head down to the charming town of Fredericksburg, a historic German town. While there, have time to shop at boutique stores and enjoy lunch in the square. Be sure to make time to taste some wine at one of the many wine tasting rooms throughout the town, and check out the fascinating exhibits at the National Museum of the Pacific War. This portion of the tour is flexible and you will have time to explore at your own pace. Afterward, experience the magic and music of Luckenbach, Texas, "where everybody's somebody." Step back in time in this tiny Hill Country Town that was established as a trading post in 1849, making it one of the oldest settlements in Texas. Kick back, relax, and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in a town known for exuding the Texas state of mind. Enjoy some good ol' country music before heading back to the city. Finally, end your day traveling through Texas vineyards. Learn about the development of the Texas wine industry and even visit one of the area's award-winning local wineries. Tastings are optional and will be an additional fee. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel in either Downtown Austin or Downtown San Antonio.

Austin: Two-Hour Morning E-Bike Adventure

6. Austin: Two-Hour Morning E-Bike Adventure

Start your day with a guided bike tour to all of Austin's most famous sights. Each tour is different — your captain will always make sure you see the best-known points of interest, but they'll also take you off the beaten path so you can see Austin from an insider's view. Stop by the Texas State Capitol, Moody Theater, Driskill Hotel, Rainey Street, and catch all of the street art and murals along the way.

Austin: Haunted Pub Crawl Walking Tour

7. Austin: Haunted Pub Crawl Walking Tour

In Austin’s Haunted Pub Crawl, take a deep dive into the city during the Old West days. Stop over in a few bars to look at some of the weird and unusual history, and death that the city has dealt with. Learn from your guide about Driskill Hotel, one of Austin’s finest and oldest hotels that probably houses more ghosts in it than guests, and about how the city’s locations all have stories of a troubled past.  Each location and each spirit has a story that they want to tell, a story that can be found on every street corner and every brick, each one uniquely different from the last. Learn the stories of Austin one drink at a time.

From Austin: Half-Day Hill Country Wine Shuttle

8. From Austin: Half-Day Hill Country Wine Shuttle

Love wine but don’t want to pay high prices for a private wine tour? This is the one for you. Your wine shuttle will take you from downtown Austin into the Texas Hill Country for an afternoon of winding roads, beautiful views, and all the amazing wine you could ask for at 3 wineries. Meet your guide and group in downtown Austin and get ready to board the shuttle. Ride in style in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter van with a friendly local guide. Cruise through the scenic Texas Hill Country and stop at 3 different award-winning wineries for tastings. All reservations will be made on your behalf in advance. Just show up and have a good time tasting some of Texas' finest wines and food. Move at your own pace at each of the locations and rest assured that transportation is taken care of. Return to Austin.

Austin: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

9. Austin: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

The concept is simple, but the game is anything but — enter a series of elaborately designed rooms, you and your group must work together to find clues and crack codes to complete your mission. With 5 thrilling adventures to choose from, you may find yourself as a prospector hunting for a lost cache of gold, a spy sent to recover a stolen painting, or a falsely accused prisoner determined to break out of jail. No matter your choice, keep your wits about you and focus; you’ve got one hour to escape. After you and your group have emerged victorious, you’ll be conveniently located in the heart of Austin, so you can celebrate with a bite to eat.

Austin: Breakfast Taco Tour

10. Austin: Breakfast Taco Tour

If you're in Austin to soak up the local culture, then tasting your way through inventive tacos and to-die-for queso is a must. Visit 3 different taco joints in Austin's South Lamar neighborhood with dishes ranging from traditional tacos to unique culinary creations. Come hungry and be ready to explore Austin and its culinary delights. Meet up with your guide and group and set off for a morning-time tour sure to leave a wonderful taste in your mouth. Your friendly and all-Austin tour guide will make sure the experience is entertaining and informative. Set off to discover South Austin by way of its tacos. Head to 3 carefully selected joints and sample some classics as well as some innovative fusion-type tacos. Relax on transfers between the locations in an air-conditioned vehicle. Taste a series of dips, including Austin's famous queso and guacamole. End the tour full of experience and tasty fare and ready for the day ahead.

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What people are saying about Austin

Amazing tour in Texas Hill Country! this is something we definitely could not have done on our own. i am so happy we did this tour - the guide was super friendly and informative, the walk around the white house & ranch & LBJ house were super interesting and we learned a lot. Big thanks to Jose!

We had a really great time! Our tour guide was super fun, made sure we were safe, and led us through some great areas of Austin and taught us a lot about the area. Definitely would recommend doing this, it's a super nice, easy way to see the city, and e-bikes are so much fun!

Christina did an excellent job with lots of different information about Austin. She was engaging and entertaining!!

Great trip with Evan. He is a great guide and all the stops were awesome. Everyone on the tour was super friendly.

The food was delicious and our guide Evan was awesome.