Austin and Hill Country Sightseeing Tour 128 reviews
 
Austin, United States

  • Operates Daily - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Refundable
  • Printed Voucher/E-Voucher
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  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Activity Highlights
Itinerary
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Stop At: AO Tours Austin, 602 E 4th St Austin Visitors Center, Austin, TX 78701-3701

Meet at the starting point for our tours.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: 2nd Street District, 2nd Street between Guadalupe and Colorado Street, Austin, TX 78701

2nd Street District centers around Austin’s best mix of local retail, restaurants, living and entertainment. It’s a vibrant area of walkable downtown shopping, dining and enjoyment.

Pass By: Willie Nelson Statue, 310 West Willie Nelson Boulevard, Austin, TX 78701-4609

Get a look at the Willie Nelson Statue on Willie Nelson Blvd (formerly 2nd St).

Pass By: The Moody Theater, 310 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-4609

See where Austin City Limits is filmed!

Pass By: Austin City Hall, 301 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Check out Austin's City Hall, constructed in 2004.

Pass By: Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, 100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4072

It wouldn't be a trip to Austin without going over the Bat Bridge. From March to September, you'll find people flocking to watch as the bats put on a memorable show in the sky.

Pass By: Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704-1269

The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts is a performing arts venue located along Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, Texas.

Pass By: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA

The Palmer Events Center is a multi-purpose venue nestled next to Butler Park with a gorgeous view of downtown.

Pass By: Auditorium Shores Dog Park, Austin, TX 78704, USA

You'll see plenty of dogs enjoying their time in this off-leash dog park along Lady Bird Lake.

Pass By: Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, Lady Bird Lake First Street Bridge at Lady Bird Lake, Austin, TX 78701

We'll pass by the Colorado River, Texas's longest river.

Pass By: Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1078

See the Zach Scott Topfer Theatre, the oldest continuously active theater company in Texas!

Pass By: Green Mesquite BBQ, 1400 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA

This local favorite was featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives show on the Food Network.

Pass By: Chuy's, 1728 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA

Hear about how Jenna Bush almost got in trouble at this restaurant once upon a time!

Pass By: Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1453

The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum is home to the largest collection of American sculptor Charles Umlauf's work.

Pass By: Barton Creek, Austin, TX

Feel a sense of calm looking out as this spring-fed creek that feeds into Lady Bird Lake.

Pass By: Barton Springs Pool, 2201 Barton Springs Rd Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78746-5736

Pass by one of Austin's most beloved attractions, and popular spot to cool off in the warmer months by locals and tourists alike.

Pass By: Zilker Metropolitan Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746

Zilker Metropolitan Park is considered "Austin's most-loved park." This 351-acre metropolitan park is home to a variety of recreation opportunities, facilities and special events for individuals and families.

Pass By: Wild Basin Preserve, 805 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746-3301

Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve consists of 227 acres of native Texas Hill Country habitat west of Austin, Texas in Westlake Hills. The preserve maintains 2.5 miles of hiking trails.

Pass By: Austin Country Club, 4408 Long Champ Dr, Austin, TX 78746-1162

Golfers will appreciate a glimpse of this private golf course, situated within the Austin Country Club, founded in 1899.

Pass By: Pennybacker Bridge, Austin, TX

The Percy V. Pennybacker Jr. Bridge in Austin, Texas, is a through-arch bridge across Lake Austin which connects the northern and southern sections of the Loop 360 highway, also known as the "Capital of Texas Highway." The road is widely considered one of the most scenic urban drives in Texas, in large part due to this arched weathering-steel bridge and the rolling hills that flank the road.

Pass By: Lake Austin Park, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Lake Austin

Pass By: Bull Creek District Park, 6701 Lakewood Dr, Austin, TX 78731

Bull Creek

Pass By: Mount Bonnell, 3800 Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX 78731-5846

Mount Bonnell, also known as Covert Park, is a prominent point alongside the Lake Austin portion of the Colorado River in Austin, Texas. It has been a popular tourist destination since the 1850s. The mount provides a vista for viewing the city of Austin, Lake Austin, and the surrounding hills.

Pass By: The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria, 3809 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703-1001

Austin Modern Art Museum

Pass By: Westwood Country Club, 3808 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703, USA

Private club

Pass By: Mayfield Park, 3505 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703

Keep your eyes peeled for peacocks! Mayfield Park and Preserve is an island of restful respite located in the middle of Austin, Texas. Mayfield Park is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This entire estate was presented to the city of Austin in 1971 by Mary Mayfield Gutsch for all Austinites to enjoy as a park.

Pass By: Clarksville District, Bounded by West Sixth and 10th Streets, West Lynn and Waterston, Austin, TX 78703

Historic Freedmen's Community

Pass By: Austin High School, 1715 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78703, USA

Among many of the surprising landmarks you get to see, this is the oldest high school west of the Mississippi.

Pass By: Seaholm Power, 800 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Seaholm Power Plant

Pass By: Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library, 701 W. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701

Austin Public Library

Pass By: Austin City Hall, 301 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Pass by the "Frontside"

Pass By: Halcyon, 218 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Coffee Shop in Warehouse District

Pass By: Cedar Street Courtyard, 208 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701-3927

Warehouse District

Pass By: Oilcan Harry's, 211 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701-3916

Warehouse District

Pass By: Truluck's Ocean's Finest Seafood and Crab, 400 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Warehouse District

Pass By: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Historic Congress Ave

Pass By: The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-3217

Modern Art Museum

Pass By: Texas State Capitol, 1100 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-1728

Texas Capitol

Pass By: University of Texas at Austin, Guadalupe and I-35 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and 26th St., Austin, TX 78705

UT Main Campus

Pass By: Texas State Cemetery, 909 Navasota St, Austin, TX 78702-3322

See historically significant figures final resting place.

Pass By: French Legation State Historic Site, 802 San Marcos St, Austin, TX 78702-2647

French Legation

Pass By: Moonlight Towers, 1098 Trinity St, Austin, TX

Historic towers around town

Pass By: The Driskill, 604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701-3212

Historic hotel on Brazos St

Pass By: 6th Street, 115 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3651

Famous entertainment District

Pass By: Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, Lady Bird Lake First Street Bridge at Lady Bird Lake, Austin, TX 78701

downtown walking trail

Pass By: Town Lake, Interstate 35 Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704

downtown lake

Pass By: Texas Military Forces Museum, 2200 W 35th St Building 6 Camp Mabry, Austin, TX 78703-1222

Texas National Guard Base & Museum

Pass By: Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701

city park

Pass By: Texas Governor's Mansion, 1010 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701-2334

governor's mansion

Pass By: LBJ Presidential Library, 2313 Red River St., Austin, TX 78705-5737

LBJ Library

Pass By: Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, 2100 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78712

UT Stadium

Pass By: The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd at Congress Ave University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78701

art museum

Pass By: Texas Memorial Museum, 2400 Trinity St Stop D1500, Austin, TX 78712-1620

natural history museum

Pass By: Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712-1503

performing Arts

Pass By: Harry Ransom Center, 300 W 21st St University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712-1455

museum

Pass By: Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-1342

museum

Pass By: Oakwood Cemetery, 1601 Navasota St, Austin, TX 78702-1038

cemetery

Pass By: O. Henry Home & Museum, 409 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3705

museum

Pass By: Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum, 411 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3705

museum

Activity Details
Skip searching for best things to do in Austin, and let real locals show you the best of the city's rich culture and history, with a little bit of that famous Central Texas Hill Country. This signature Austin tour covers 30 miles, 50+ points of interest, in 90 minutes (1.5 hours).

You'll get to see iconic places such as the Texas Capitol, as well important cultural areas like the Six Square District in East Austin. Sit back and relax in the comfort of a Mercedes-Benz sprinter van as you explore the city and head into hill country. Even lifelong Texans can't believe these rolling hills and greenery are in their own state!

Read the What to Expect section below to learn about the places you'll pass by as your Austinite guide gives you anecdotes and ideas for how to enjoy the rest of your trip in this counterculture capital. For those who want to get out and explore, consider the 2.5-hour version of this tour with stops along the way!
Departure & Return
Departure Point602 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Tour in a luxury air conditioned vehicle
  • Narrated tour with a combination of live commentary and scripted content
  • Signature PinkTag Partner Souvenir luggage tag
  • Whistle-stop, Austin in a nutshell, comprehensive city overview
  • Downtown hotel pickup and drop-off is not included when booked as a private tour
  • State required child safety seat for infants & young children
  • Gratuities
  • Parking Fees
  • Food and Beverage not included, but you can bring your own food/beverage
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Infants must be accommodated with legal car seats (not provided)
  • Please note: Adult guests with children younger than eight years of age (unless taller than 4 feet 9 inches) will need to bring a child safety seat, this is Texas State Law
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Request for special accommodations for wheelchair accessible needs will be addressed by management. Special arrangements may require as long as 72 hours’ notice to secure.
  • As of 05/04/2020 – We are offering tours by reservation only. We are taking the following steps to protect the health of our employees and guests: 1.We are requiring that our guides provide their temperature each day, and they will not be allowed to report to work if ill in any way. 2.We have increased the frequency of our cleanings. We are now fully sanitizing the vehicles after each tour. 3.We are asking passengers to not join us if they currently are ill or if they have had any Covid-19 symptoms with in the last 3 weeks. 4.We will be asking all passengers to make a health declaration stating they’re healthy by signing a waiver that will be sent to you by email. 5.We will be using infrared thermometers to check all passenger temperatures before they board the vehicle. We will ask anyone with a fever or high-temperature to please leave the area immediately, and we will contact them about rescheduling at another time. 6.We are requiring that both our guides and and guest wear masks at all times (this includes the time outside the vehicle waiting to board). 7.Guides will be providing hand sanitizer to each guest as they board the vehicle so that nobody is grasping handles or seat belts with unclean hands as they board and get seated. We reserve the right to reschedule or refuse admittance (without refund) if you can’t comply with requirements 3 through 7. These requirements must be followed to insure the safety of our passengers and guides.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • See full detail of requirements in health restrictions
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews
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  • We were in Austin for just a few days so we needed just one tour that did a general overview of everything there was to see there. This tour did exactly that, we saw pretty much all the top sights in and around Austin in a nice comfy Mercedes Benz Sprinter driven by an excellent tour guide. We chose the extended tour that lasted about 2.5 hours and made about 3 different stops. I highly recommend this one if you are only in Austin for a short time.

  • Very good overview of the city. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. 5 stars to the tour guide, Joel!

  • Ari was our tour guide. She was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She shared lots of extra information that enhanced our experience.
    We had a great time! I woukd definitely recomend thus tour!

  • Ari was a great tour guide. Over viewed the city in all 4 directions with some historical info thrown in

  • Learning about all the history in Austin. Seeing the state capital and the million dollar homes. The tour was guide was great and very knowledgeable.

  • Really enjoyed this tour with Andrew. Learned a lot about the area and Andrew gave us a lot of ideas about places to go. Great overview of the area in and around Austin.

  • Very informative. It was like Austin 101. We went to Moonshine for lunch, per her recommendation and we loved it.

  • tour guide was knowledgeable and very pleasant. Well managed. Gave essential view of the city and its highlights

  • Excellent guide. He was informed and entertaining. The Mercedes van was comfortable and easy to access. The small group made it intimate. Would highly recommend if it's your first time in the city and the area.

  • Aden gave a marvelous tour. He is a Texas graduate so knows the area intimately. His narration is supplemented by recorded comments which were very well done. No stops but a great tour.

  • It was very informative

  • Corinna is a very professional and knowledgeable guide. She packs in a lot of information and is conscientious to anticipate questions like recommended restaurants. I appreciate the small group tour. This tour was a great overview of Austin and it was a relief not to drive due to all the congestion in the area.

  • Great, compact overview of downtown Austin and the Hill Country. Saw tons of stuff. Our guide, Dow, even gave us restaurant tips. Great tour for the price!. Totally recommend it. --Matt Hart

  • With a short time in the city, this was a great tour to see all the highlights. Our guide was exceptional!

  • Enjoyed this tour and we covered a LOT of ground! There were so many places I would have loved to get out and walk around, but this was a van tour only. The guide and informative and the occasional pre-recorded narratives used were also good. I felt like I got a great overview of the City and learned a lot of interesting things, so I'd recommend it!

  • I would do it again.

  • Outstanding experience! Our tour guide Corinna was deeply knowledgeable about the history, geographical significance, social/cultural points of interest for virtually every block of this terrific city. We plan to revisit Austin soon and will book tickets for times when she is available. The tour was in a very comfortable, air-conditioned coach. There are other competitive tour buses of the city itself, but this is the only one we could find which included the Texas Hill Country, which included views of stunning lakes, a lovely bridge and where the money in Austin lives jaw-dropping homes!. Excellent experience.. thanks, Corinna! All the best...

  • Really enjoyed this tour- not too short nor too long. Very comfy way to see some of Austin. Nathan did a good job as well!

  • Very well done ...

  • I've always gone to Austin for work but I have not seen and enjoyed it as much. This was a great introduction and my daughter and I enjoyed it very much. Thankds.

  • Enjoyed the tour very much. The guide was very knowledgeable and the information provided was very interesting.

  • Very informative drive, a group of about 14. Saw many sites which helped to plan my stay in Austin.

  • I had my 82 year old mother with me. We wanted to see the city but my mom has difficulty walking. Very nice city overview

  • Excellent tour!
    Mike very knowledgeable-great historian!
    Recommend taking tour early in trip

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