- Our most popular tour!
- Start Times: 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 4:30 PM
- Duration: 90 minutes
- 2 downtown locations for departure/drop-off
- Receive discounts through our Pink Tag Partners Program
What makes this the best City Tour of Austin?
It’s the original and most comprehensive overview tour of Austin’s great culture and history. Tour covers 30 miles, 50+ points of interest, in 90 minutes.
There is nothing ordinary about this sightseeing tour, which is a showcase of “All Things Austin.” This tour not only gives you a fascinating overview of the city’s history and culture, it also cuts through the edge of the Texas Hill Country. We give you the big picture while still leaving you with plenty of time to explore the places that interest you most all in the comfort of a custom high-top 14 passenger Mercedes-Benz tour van. Have a larger group? Call us and we’ll take care of it.
Our professional and entertaining guides will show you Austin’s tourist attractions and must-see iconic points of interest, and give you insight into Austin’s rich history. We’re the only Austin tour to include the historic and trendy East Austin, the African American Cultural Historic District. Discover local hangouts, the live music scene, unique (weird) culture, extraordinary gastronomic scene (this town is a foodies dream destination), local arts, outdoor lifestyle, lively parks, trendy shopping districts, and the Hill Country’s lakes and vistas.
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Now departing from two locations in Downtown Austin, TX 78701:
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure to check-in and board.
NOTE: Seats are subject to resale if we have not heard from you or you are not checked-in 15 minutes prior to departure. Our Austin city tours depart on schedule – Thanks!
- Check out the points of interest covered below
2nd Street District
Austin City Limits Live, Moody Theater, City Hall (B), Boutique Shopping & Dining, and the Willie Nelson Statue.
Lady Bird Lake
South Shore, Bat Bridge (Congress Ave), Lady Bird Lake (G), Butler Park, Long Center for the Performing Arts, Palmer Events Center, and ZACH Theatre.
Barton Springs Road
Restaurant Row, Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool(H), and the Zilker Botanical & Prehistoric Gardens. (I)
Hill Country & Highland Lakes
Texas Geology & History, Lake Austin, West Lake Hills, Wild Basin Preserve (J), Scenic Downtown Overlook, and the Pennybacker Bridge. (K)
Historic West Austin
Moonlight towers, Mount Bonnell (L), Camp Mabry(M), Laguna Gloria, and Mayfield Park.
Upscale shopping, restaurants and bars(N), Whole Foods Market’s Headquarters, and Book People.
The Warehouse District
United States Federal Courthouse, Republic Square Park, and many night clubs & bars. (O)
Historic East Austin (Including the African American Cultural Historic District)
Texas State Cemetery (F), French Legation (E), Moonlight Tower, Huston-Tillotson University.
East Sixth Street area
Night clubs & bars, Brush Square Park, Dickinson-Hannig Museum, The Driskill Hotel, Pecan Street, Live Music Venues, O. Henry House & Museum.
State of Texas
Texas State Capitol (A) & Visitor Center, Governor’s Mansion, Congress Ave., and the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum
University of Texas At Austin
U.T. Tower (C), The Drag, Campus Drive, the L.B.J Presidential Library (D), Texas Memorial Museum, Royal Memorial Stadium (P), Harry Ransom Center, J. Blanton Museum, and U.T. Performing Arts Center.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Research Center, SoCo-South Congress, Cultural Austin, Food Trucks & Trailers, music venues, and George Washington Carver Museum.
Make sure you have a spot on the bus by buying your tickets online! Click on the “Book Now” button to pay for your reservation online. Online ticket purchases are non-refundable, but reservations may be changed (subject to availability).
- Discount Information **
For Students, Seniors 55+, Military, and Convention Tag Holders – Must present ID upon arrival.
- Parking & directions
1. Wild About Music located at 615 Congress Ave.
Wild About Music is a Art and Gift Gallery located on the East side of Congress Ave. Street Parking – $1.20 per hour up to three hours.
2. The Austin Visitors Center is located at 602 East 4th St.
Street Parking – $1.20 per hour up to three hours.
Austin Convention Parking Garage – 601 E. 5th street
The Garage entrance is located on the opposite (north) end of the Visitors Center building – the entry to the Garage is on 5th St between Red River and Sabine Streets. (601 E. 5th St.)
- Children *
Child safety seats must be provided by parents whose children legally require them. Please see the laws at the follow link: Texas Department of Safety
There must be at least one adult over the age of 18 with each party that includes a child.
- Pets & service animals
We do allow service animals, but we ask that you give us prior notice to allow for us to accommodate you safely. Non-service animals are not allowed without prior authorization by Mary Davidson – AO Tours Austin Owner.
- Pink Tag Partners
Take our most popular tour and get the pink luggage tag that gets you discounts all over town. Learn More
Our 4:30 p.m. tours are only available on Saturday and Sunday from February through October. We don’t operate on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Easter – we have reduced schedules on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
The Austin tour route may be modified because of traffic, construction, weather, parades, and sporting events.
Request for special accommodations will be addressed by management. Special arrangements may require as long as 72 hours’ notice to secure.
Austin Overtures Corporation retains the right to remove customers from our group tours for reasons that impact on the enjoyment or safety of other tour members, such as, but not limited to, unsocial or unruly behavior, or the carriage of prohibited substances and materials.
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