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Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour provided by Austin Detours

Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 07/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Save yourself the stress of planning rides around Austin with this guided tour that includes round-trip transportation from Austin Visitor Center. Your guide shows you the highlights of the city by taking you to popular attractions, lesser-known hangouts, and even a dessert truck, while telling you about Austin's history and culture. Expect to discover insider secrets or fun facts that even locals don't know about the city.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    602 E 4th St
    602 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    Inside of the Austin Visitor's Center
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    The Driskill
  • 1
    Texas State Capitol
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    Pass by
    University of Texas at Austin
  • 2
    Zilker Metropolitan Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Greetings from Austin Mural
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
  • 4
    Austin Detours
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  • You'll end at
    602 E 4th St
    602 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    Inside of the Austin Visitor's Center
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Explore Austin with a guide who knows the quickest ways around the city
  • Go to off-the-beaten-path spots, including a dessert food truck
  • Tour the Texas State Capitol building with a guide
  • Visit the Graffiti Park at Castle Hill without feeling rushed
  • Choose from multiple tour times to best fit your schedule
What to Expect
Your Austin guided tour starts with convenient pickup at the Austin Visitor Center, and multiple departure options at booking make this tour easy to fit into a busy sightseeing schedule. Once you meet up with your guide and group, board the luxury van and prepare to see the city's best sights. Take off through the city with a guide who knows the best ways to get around Austin while avoiding traffic. Learn fun facts about Austin’s art and music culture, as well as the state capital's storied history, as you ride. Some of the main attractions this tour visits includes the Texas State Capitol building and Graffiti Park at Castle Hill. Your guide also takes you to some spots only locals really know about, including a dessert truck that serves delicious cupcakes. Once your tour ends, get dropped back off at Austin Visitor Center with plenty of time to revisit your favorite stops or continue your discovery of the state's quirky capital city.
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Important Information
Departure Point
602 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • A 'bucket list tour' of Austin gives you a city overview
  • Tour inside the Texas State Capitol
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children requiring car seats (90 lbs. or less) must bring them along and arrive early to install. Children of any age must have a ticket as well. We cannot allow sitting on laps in the bus due to liability.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time.
  • Tour departs from the Austin Visitor Center located at 602 E. 4th St, Austin, TX 78701.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Janice L wrote a review Mar 2020
Jupiter, Florida2 contributions
Our guide was funny and gave us great insights into the different highlights of the city. We did this on our first day and it was great because it helped us figure out what areas were most interesting for us to explore further during the rest of our stay. We had two kids 9 and
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Michael W wrote a review Mar 2020
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Overall good and hit main attractions of Austin. Our leader treated us to a cupcake which was a nice touch. Would have preferred an Austin native but then again maybe there are not many of them around.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Sandra C wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had a great tour with Jason. He is extremely knowledgeable on the history of Austin as well as being very personable and very entertaining. Highly recommend this tour - gives a really good idea of what to see and where to go in Austin - plan on staying at least 5 days!
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Jonathan Michael wrote a review Mar 2020
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Given these strange days I had the great experience of getting a private tour, as I was the only one who signed up. Rose was wonderful, very knowledgeable, friendly, took no shortcuts and I felt like I really got a great view of the city. Highly recommended!
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Mary R wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom57 contributions9 helpful votes
We had a great time on this tour - it was a good way to see lots of the city in a short amount of time, particularly when you first arrive. You do a mixture of sightseeing from the bus and getting out to walk around/see specific things. Our tour guide, Matt, was absolutely
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Bobby did a GREAT job!
Bobby S at Austin Detours is everything you could ask for in a guide-personable, knowledgable, and organized. He di
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Excellent Night Out With Brent!
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A Bestfriends Getaway to Austin
Californians are very proud of our wineries. When I heard that Austin had an up and coming wine scene, it made for
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Would do it again
Great BBQ and delicious wine. I was doing a trip on my own and was treated well. I would definitely do it again.
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A thoroughly delightful time!
The tour began with a fantastic meal at Salt Lick BBQ.... TOTALLY AMAZING food and place. I didn't want to leave.
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Mary R
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Brilliant day out!
We had such a fun day out on this tour! Some of the best BBQ we've ever had, and good wineries with lots of tasting
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Great intro to the Austin music scene
I traveled to Austin for the first time for a conference. It would be a shame not to experience the music scene, bu
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So. Much. Fun.
This tour was a BLAST - thank you thank you to Austin Detours and Jax for providing a great Austin experience for u
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Austin City Tour
Yesterday was our first day to visit Austin. We decided to take the Austin City Tour to get familiar with the city.
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Great day trip
Today Jax took our group to the Salt Lick BBQ and to two vineyards. She was amazing with all the background history
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Small Group Tour of Austin
We had a great time. Perfect way to get introduced to Downtown Austin. Our Tour Guide, Bobby was a HOOT!! Very i
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Brent was an amazing tour guide. Very knowledgeable and fun. The venues we visited were nostalgic and cool. Definit
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Fantastic tour and guide
Brent was very knowledgeable and entertaining as he drove us to the best music spots in Austin. The music was diver
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Great way to visit hidden music gems!
Our tour guide, Bobby Struzick, was the BEST and was filled with high energy and enthusiasm! He met us at the Hilt
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