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Austin: Best of Austin Driving Tour with Local Guide

1. 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, enjoy a sweet treat on us!

Austin: Live Music Crawl

2. Austin: Live Music Crawl

Learn about Austin's incredible music scene on this fun night out with a local entertainer as your guide. Austin has over 270 live music venues, many of which are outside of downtown and tucked into hidden neighborhoods. Let your guide take you on a music adventure to find some of Austin's musical gems. Along the way, your guide will share with you Austin's live music history, get the latest scoop on the current music scene, and see iconic venues and new clubs, all while getting an overview of the city. This live music crawl is led by a local entertainer, making sure you have an expert to show you the way. Jam out to the best music on this 3-hour music experience, where you will visit 3 venues, and still be home by 10:00 PM or 11:00 PM.

Austin: 2-Hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

3. Austin: 2-Hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

Embark on a 2-hour bike tour of Austin and pedal down to some of the famous spots around downtown and the river front. A local guide will lead you along a route that also takes back streets and hiking trails beloved by locals. Along the way, see why they like to "Keep Austin Weird" in this cultural hub.  The tour begins by going along the famous Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail, Barton Springs Pool area, and Zilker Park. Then, take a stop at the South Congress Avenue Bridge and learn about the largest urban colonization of bats in North America. From there, head towards the new boardwalk for amazing views of the Austin skyline. See Austin's hottest entertainment district, Rainey Street, and learn how it came to be.  Finish your tour by heading up north to the Texas State Capitol, where you'll be able to go inside and admire the famous rotunda. Take time to snap some photos before cruising back towards the shop along the newly renovated Shoal Creek Trail. The tour ends at the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge.

Austin: Electric Bike City Sightseeing Tour

4. Austin: Electric Bike City Sightseeing Tour

Start at the shop and get outfitted to a pedal-assist E-bike. After a quick safety meeting and pre-ride warm-up, head towards the South Congress District and check out many of Austin's most famous murals where you'll have time to stop and snap some photos before heading on to your next adventure. Head towards the new boardwalk and take in the views of the Austin skyline before heading north to check out Downtown Austin. As you enter the downtown area, see some of Austin's most popular entertainment districts including Rainey Street and 6th Street. Continue towards the Texas State Capitol and get a chance to walk inside and check out the famous rotunda. Finish your tour by heading to the University of Texas campus and learn about the school's history. On your way back to the shop, stop at Texas's oldest swimming pool and the gem of Austin, Barton Springs. This natural pool is a recreational outdoor swimming pool that is filled entirely with water from nearby a natural spring and sits at 65 degrees year-round.

Austin: Downtown History Walking Tour

5. Austin: Downtown History Walking Tour

Take a walking tour of downtown Austin with a guide to dive into its history. Hear tales of the infamous red light district, where sex workers, blacksmiths, maids, and porters made their homes. Along the way, discover how Austin became the vibrant and dynamic city it is today. Meet your guide outside the Halcyon Coffee shop and follow them around the buzzing streets of downtown Austin. Step inside the Romanesque-style building of Driskill Hotel, the oldest operating hotel in the city. In the historic setting of The Driskill, learn about the eccentric and heroic Austinites who shaped the city's story. Listen carefully as your guide paints a vivid picture of the past through storytelling. From cowboys to condos, take a walk through the history of Austin, ending in what was once a roaring red light district sprinkled with bars and saloons. Find out how an area that was home to hundreds of prostitutes from the early 1870s, saw its shutdown by moral crusaders in 1913.

Downtown Austin History Tour: Morning Walk Austin

6. Downtown Austin History Tour: Morning Walk Austin

Get to know Austin on a leisurely morning walk with a 5-star rated storyteller as your guide. Learn little-known stories about the city, get inside tips on the best coffee shops, restaurants, and live music venues, and explore the city like a local. This tour helps you avoid tourist traps to make the most of your visit to Austin. Great for kids and adults alike, learn about the city in a fun, low-key way. Your tour begins at Jo's Coffee at 242 W. 2nd Street in downtown Austin. The tour will include the 2nd Street District (aka Warehouse District) on the west side of Congress, including the Moody Theater with Austin's iconic statue of Willie Nelson. Next we walk through the Warehouse District straight to Guytown and the first railroad depot in Austin (circa 1871), formerly the Spaghetti Warehouse. Then onto Congress Avenue and a quick walk by the Speakeasy tavern, which was formerly the Southwestern Telephone and Telegraph Company (circa 1886). Northbound on Congress Avenue, it will take us across famous Sixth Street to the Angelina Eberly statue and a fantastic story about how she saved the city back in 1842. From there, we cross Congress with a beautiful view of the state Capitol just two blocks away. We will discuss some of the history of the Capitol and then move to the Driskill Hotel (circa 1885) where we will tour the beautiful lobby and the Driskill Bar and Lounge. We'll point out great spots of interest on Sixth Street as we head east passing some great music, venues, and Voodoo Donuts if anyone is hungry for a treat. :-) Our walk home is a southbound trip down San Jacinto past new and old buildings alike. A right at Vince Young's Steakhouse takes us back to Congress Avenue, then left past the Pearl House Hotel to 2nd Street with Austin's famous bat bridge clearly in site. Your guide will pause to talk a little bit about the bat phenomenon in Austin before heading back to Jo's Coffee. Lots and lots of history and relevant information to do later in your trip!

Austin: Breakfast Taco Tour with Transportation

7. Austin: Breakfast Taco Tour with Transportation

Taste your way through Austin with a guided tour of 3 different taco joints in the South Lamar neighborhood. Try a variety of breakfast tacos ranging from traditional recipes to modern and unique culinary creations. Meet your local guide in the morning and embark on a tasty adventure through South Lamar and its vibrant culinary scene. Visit 3 carefully-selected taco joints in a relaxing journey by air-conditioned vehicle. gain an insight into local life with your guide as you discover Austin through its food. Enjoy some classic breakfast tacos which remain ever-popular with the locals. As you explore, you will also discover some unique and innovative taco creations which fuse different culinary traditions, reflecting the increasingly cosmopolitan character of the city itself. In addition to the delicious tacos, sample some shared sides like crunchy tortilla chips, Austin's renowned queso, and fresh guacamole. Wash everything down with some refreshing Agua Fresca.

Austin: Small Group Taco Tasting Foodie Walking Tour

8. Austin: Small Group Taco Tasting Foodie Walking Tour

Welcome to the Austin Taco Food Walking Tour, a perfect way to experience the best of Austin in a single afternoon. This tour combines the must-see city attractions with the deliciousness of Austin's taco scene.   As you stroll through the city, you'll discover the hidden gems of Austin, including the iconic Willie Nelson statue, the historic Driskill Hotel, and the Austin Public Library, which is an architectural masterpiece. You'll also get to see the Congress Street Bridge, a truly "eye batting" experience that only Austin can offer.   Next is the taco prowl. Austin is renowned for its amazing taco scene, and this tour is the perfect way to sample some of the best. You'll visit three different taco stops, each offering a variety of mouth-watering options, including grilled steak, shrimp macha, pork, grilled chicken, vegetarian, and many more. And for dessert, you'll get to indulge in a delicious doughnut from a local bakery.   This tour is not just about the food and the city attractions, but also about the walking experience itself. As you stroll through the city streets, you'll feel the vibrant energy of Austin, with its live music, colorful street art, and friendly locals. This tour truly captures the essence of Austin, and is the perfect way to experience the city like a local.   So if you're looking for a fun and delicious way to explore Austin, join us on the Austin Taco Food Walking Tour, and let us take you on a journey through the heart of this amazing city.

Austin: Private custom tour with a local guide

9. Austin: Private custom tour with a local guide

Austin can sometimes feel inaccessible to foreign visitors. Take the mystery out of your visit by exploring with a local on a private, customized tour. Your guide contacts you beforehand to get a feel for your interests and tastes to ensure that you only visit the places you are interested in. As you explore the city, your guide shares insights into local life forming a clearer picture of Austin's culture. - Private tour for just you and your group - Your guide customizes your tour to your interests and personality - Get a deeper insight into Austin life than possible alone - See Austin through the eyes of a local and discover its hidden gems Choose from 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8-hour tour options.

Austin: True Crime Walking Tour- The Austin Ripper 1885

10. Austin: True Crime Walking Tour- The Austin Ripper 1885

Join the search for a killer on a journey through the city on this walking tour of downtown Austin. Learn the gripping story of the serial killer who terrorized the city as you hear about the victims, the detectives who worked tirelessly to solve the case, and the men who found themselves at the center of the investigation. Experience the tension and drama of a city in turmoil, as you explore the true events that shook Austin to its core in 1885. Step back in time and immerse yourself in the hunt for a killer, on a tour that will leave you on the edge of your seat. After a serial killer committed 8 murders and multiple attacks, he remained unidentified and at large despite the efforts of the police. Visit the locations of these heinous crimes that had Austin's streets filled with fear and uncertainty, and left the community reeling.

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Everything was great. Michael was a great tour guide. I don’t appreciate the push for tips though. We got told in the beginning and end that they accepts tips in different forms. Felt very pressured. The tour isn’t cheap to begin with and we are paying for the service. I am not a fan of being pressured to tip. If he went over and above for us, we are perfectly happy to tip but when people push for tips like that, it puts a sour taste in my mouth.

We took a 3 hour downtown Austin and surrounding area tour on electric bikes. There were six in our group and we had no problem staying together, even going up hills and through the busy downtown area. The bikes were awesome!

Excellent tour with Michael! Great photos. We take bike tours in cities to learn how to navigate the city and recognize landmarks. This tour was full of these opportunities.

My guide Michael was great. eventhough it was a rainy day he showed me around and i got a great overview of Austin

This is an amazing tour. We got to see so much of the city. Highly recommend it.