- 1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Experience Austin's urban scene, hip shopping districts and beautiful natural scenery on this sightseeing tour by luxury Mercedes van. See top Austin attractions like Lady Bird Lake, the Texas Capitol, the Driskill Hotel and Mayfield Park, and enjoy picturesque views of rolling hills and lakes in Texas Hill Country. You’ll learn about all the sites you see from your knowledgeable guide.
- Choice of several departures throughout the day
- Comprehensive tour of the city
- Fully narrated tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Small-group tour by minibus
- Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes van
- Narrated tour
- Souvenir luggage tag
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Child car seat, if regulated by state law
602 E 4th St
Returns to original departure point
Meet at the Austin Visitor Center 20 minutes before your chosen departure time and hop in an air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz van, equipped with large windows for sightseeing.
On a fully narrated 1.5-hour tour, travel through historic downtown Austin and pass more than 40 top sites including Lady Bird Lake, the Texas Capitol, the haunted Driskill Hotel, the University of Texas, Moonlight Tower, Mayfield Park and Lake Austin.
Cruise down Congress Avenue and venture through old East Austin, where you’ll see the French Legation -- the city’s oldest structure still on its original foundations -- and the beautiful Texas State Cemetery. Explore 6th Street, the lively entertainment district, and drive through the trendy warehouse district.
You’ll also travel to Texas Hill Country in West Austin and catch great views of limestone hills, clear lakes and impressive mansions. Learn how this area of Texas is known for its wine.
After soaking in the sights, return to the original departure point.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Food, drinks and smoking are not permitted
- Infants may be accommodated with legal car seats (not provided)
- Professional photos of the sites visited will be available for purchase at the end of your tour
- Please note: Adult guests for 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
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!
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!
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
Mike very knowledgeable-great historian!
Recommend taking tour early in trip
The tour was worthwhile. Our driver/guide was personable and provided a lot of interesting information on Austin. The tour bus took us outside of Austin into the foothills as well. There were a number of places we were shown that we later went back to on our own to explore. Our guide's recommendation for where to get excellent dry rub barbecue from a food truck was spot on, a place called Micklethwait Craft Meats. All the food we ordered was absolutely delicious!