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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, head down to the Food Trucks to end your tour with a tasty treat.

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Austin: Electric Bike City Sightseeing Tour

2. 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.

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Austin: Two-Hour Morning E-Bike Adventure

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

Start your day with a guided bike tour to all of Austin's most famous sights. Make s stop for coffee and see more of the city in less time with the help of an electric bicycle. 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.

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Austin: Family-Friendly Ghosts of Austin Tour

4. Austin: Family-Friendly Ghosts of Austin Tour

Find out all about Austin’s history, hauntings, and ghosts on a walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. Enjoy a ghostly tour that will keep all the family entertained. Begin your spooky adventure with an introduction to Austin’s haunted past. Then, set off to visit some of the most haunted locations in the city, such as the Driskill, the Texas Governor's Mansion, and the Texas State Capitol. As you walk, hear about the intricacies of Austin’s haunted history and possible explanations for the hauntings.

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Haunted Austin: City Exploration Game

5. Haunted Austin: City Exploration Game

Embark on a city exploration game in Austin as you play the role of Ted Quigley, a student haunted by the voices of the dead. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Explore the areas surrounding the Texas State Capitol Building, the Governor’s Mansion, the eerie Moonlight Towers, and some lesser-known places. Learn about the fascinating path of history which may connect America’s first serial killer to one of the most famed assassins of all time. Begin the game at Clearfield Lawn Care and finish at Moonshine Grill. Walk at your own pace, pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. After your booking, receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. Play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups to compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phones. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

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What people are saying about Texas State Capitol

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 45 reviews

Great tour and super informative. Tour guide (gosh, sorry forgot his name but he is also a stand up comedian!) was awesome! Super knowledgable and full of fun and interesting facts and anecdotes about Austin and Texas history. Was exactly what I was hoping it would be. Really enjoyed the experience!

Best tour I have I been on. Vehicle is very comfortable. Trace is a star. If I can give him 10 stars I would. Really highly recommend for everybody.

This was a fantastic experience! The tour guide, Michael, was fantastic. I really got to know the city and I am so glad I signed up for this tour.

Would recommend this tour. Great overview of the city from an insider’s point of view. Easy ride for all biking skill levels.

Paul was excellent - kept us informed, entertained and SAFE. Great experience!