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Austin Overtures – A Novel Idea

Photo of Gray AO Tours Austin Tour Van driving away with logos visable on read and side windows and doors. Green trees in the background. Tripadvisor certificate of excellience badge in upper right corner.

Mary and Dow Davidson had long been involved making visitors to Austin feel welcomed as well as informed – they started Austin Overtures Sightseeing in February 2003 with a novel new idea for touring Austin.   The concept was to “super concentrate” the sites of a normal old fashioned 4 hour get-on, get-off sightseeing tour into an very quick 90 minutes on a 30 mile route.

They created a sizable body of historical and cultural research  built on their experience as long time Austin residents.  The result has been a fun fast-paced presentation that gives their guests  a wealth of interesting and useful information as they tell the story of Austin and the adjacent Texas Hill Country.

At this point they offer 22 regularly scheduled tour runs per week as well as numerous other custom tours for groups of all sizes. To date over 55 thousand folks have taken the tour.

In 2009 Austin Overtures began Austin Overtures Destination Management Services (Austin Overtures DMS) as a separate business unit.  The DMS unit has extensive local experience and expertise – this local expertise guarantees everyone an unforgettable stay in the best city in Texas, complete with legendary Texas hospitality.

Austin Overtures also has a thriving relocation services business unit.

Austin Overtures Relocation Services works with  new employees and their family to establish a new home in Austin. These relocation services take the stress out of a new employee’s big move, so they can begin to enjoy in the best city in Texas!

Austin Overtures has been creating “smarter” visitors in Austin for almost 10 years and here is to another 10 year