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Tipster Free Walking Tours

#13 of 128 Tours in Austin
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We lead pay-what-you like walking tours around Austin. No reservations, just show up and have fun! No matter your budget you can experience Austin like a true local. With no set fees these tours cover everything from exploring Austin’s deep rooted...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Austin, TX 78701-4579
+1 401-369-0887
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Reviewed yesterday

I did a walking tour in Austin of the street Art and another one of the Music scene in Downtown. Our tour Guide was Laura Jorgenson and she did an excellent job on both tours and also gave us info on other places to check...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eddie_Redman
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This tour was a great, brief, overview of Austin and its unique history. Lauren was a friendly and knowledgeable guide. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to experience the history and culture of this "weird" city!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MJJackson84
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Laura guided us from the capital, meandering historic and contemporary sites to end up on 6th Street. Super enjoyable and had an answer for any question. Love their tour approach and would definitely tour again!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sjstripling
Reviewed 2 days ago

I did both the "Downtown Austin Tour" and the "East Side Art Tour" with Laura. The former is great if you want to get familiar with downtown, brush up on your Texas and Austin history, and learn a lot of miscellaneous fun facts about the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alicegoesplaces
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide, Laura met the group on time and was easy to locate. No reservations or upfront payment is required. In fact they bill the tours as free! However, being "Tip"-ster, they are appreciative of tips and in the FAQ suggest $15-$25 per person per...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Mark F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our guide, Laura McMasters, made our trip! The tours were both fun & informative. Her energy level was contagious! She’s a real gem & you can tell how much she loves Austin & being a tour guide. Sorry it took me so long to do...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GoPlaces101043
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went on the history of Austin tour with Laura one morning and thought she was a really engaging and knowledgeable guide who clearly loves talking about the city. I liked it enough to go on the music tour later that night where Laura really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank matthewjk24
Kelly B, Team member at Tipster Free Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We’re so happy to hear you had a great experience on the Music Tour and Downtown Tour with Laura! Thank you for sharing

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had great time walking around Austin and enjoying the history of how it became a live music venue capital of the world. Our guide Laura is super knowledgeable and passionate with music. Not to mention, her voice is amazing! Definitely check them out when...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chiqvr
Kelly B, Team member at Tipster Free Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Her voice is amazing and we’re so glad you had a great Music Tour. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 5 days ago

We absolutely loved our tour with Laura. She's knowledgeable of the city and had great inside info regarding the music scene in Austin. She even sent us an email with shows to check out for the few nights we were in town- so helpful! Definitely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Louise B
Kelly B, Team member at Tipster Free Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Louise! We really appreciate the review and we’re so glad you had an awesome tour with Laura!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hoping to learn more about history of music in Austin or more about current musical trends there. We enjoyed the walk and our guide was quite personable, but we were disappointed in content.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Johanna M
Kelly B, Team member at Tipster Free Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Johanna. Thank you for your feedback. We have two very different guides who both give their own unique and very different style tours for our music tour. I will share this feedback with our guide and have him also be mindful of what you...More

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Denise V
July 5, 2018|
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Response from Ituala C | Reviewed this property |
It was less than a two hour walk that consisted of numerous stops so it’s hard to determine how many miles we walked. The surface is flat and the pace is nice and steady. I’d guess our walk was no more than 2.5 miles.
Moshi M
June 22, 2018|
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Response from Kelly B | Property representative |
Hello! Yes, the DT tour is kid friendly :)
April 11, 2018|
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Response from kolleenp | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend that you visit their website. I just took a look and it appears that the street art tour is running on Saturdays from 1-230 and that the meeting location is at the Native Hostel. The tour guide was waiting... More