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Austin + Hill Country Panoramic Tour with Stops

Take the ultimate guided tour of Austin with stops along the way to get out and enjoy the scenery!

Quick Details

  • Duration: 2.5 Hours (with stops)
  • Pickup and Drop-off: Austin Visitor Center
  • Languages: English & Español (headphones provided)
  • Numbers of stops: 4-6
  • Vehicle Type: A Mercedes-Benz glass-top bus with a convertible feature
  • Extras: Receive discounts through our Pink Tag Partners Program
  • Guide Tip: On this tour, we get out for light (optional) walks so be sure to wear comfortable shoes
From :
$ 59.99 $ 51

What makes the Panoramic Tour different from your other tours?

This is the longer version of our 90-minute tour Austin and Hill Country tour, and includes several stops to enjoy Austin’s attractions. 

Experience the multilayered reputation of Texas’ Capital City on this extended tour of Austin that pulls out all of the stops. Grab a seat in our luxury convertible Mercedes tour van and take in the gorgeous 360-panoramic views as you move through this music-driven metropolis that we call home.

Expect a deep dive on the history and culture from our expert guides; stops to get out and take pictures; and the local insider knowledge that comes from taking one of our small-group tours.

Take in landmarks like the Capitol, University, Driskill Hotel, the stomping grounds of legends like Janis Joplin, Willie Nelson, and Stevie Ray Vaughn, then head over to Barton Springs, Mount Bonnel, and Austin’s Award Winning Central Library. You’ll be so jam-packed with Austin info and experiences that you’ll feel like a local yourself by the end of the tour!

Additional highlights include:

  • This is a GPS-powered audio tour with real-time entertaining conversations about the sights you see.
  • The panoramic bus offers 360-degree views of the city with a convertible top feature that can be open or closed, with expert narration from a local guide

About the Guides

As a family business, AO Tours strives to hire professional guides with enthusiasm and deep knowledge on the state capital of Texas. Depending on the tour, you may be with an actor, a comedian, or local resident who can tell you the best places to eat, where to catch a live show, or where to get off the beaten track. Each tour is a little different than the next thanks to this group, who you can learn more about here.

About the Vehicle

You won’t miss any views in our Mercedes-Benz panoramic sprinter. In our unique vehicle you get 360-degree angles of the city sights, with a retractable roof that’s easy to open and close, making for a unique and comfortable way to see all of Austin’s city architecture.

 

Important Booking Information

Pickup and Drop-Off Location

602 E. 4th Street (Austin Visitors Center)

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 tours depart on schedule – Thanks!

 

Lovely way to see Austin

This was a very comfortable and interesting tour. In the past we have always booked on the hop on/ hop off bus, this is so much better! Love the open top of the van. Love that we are able to get out and explore at different stops. Love the commentary provided both by the guide and the pre programmed audio. Loved that it was a small group with extra Covid precautions. Really loved everything about this❤️

– Venusbrandy via TripAdvisor
An excellent snapshot into the history of Austin!

The entire tour was amazing. Ari was an amazing tour guide and is passionate about living in Austin. The tour is with several places to go after the tour too!

– 23adriannam via TripAdvisor
Great Intro to Austin

Loved the views of the lake from the hilltop. Joel was a terrific driver and guide. The two snd a half hour trip allowed several opportunities to get up and walk around for a few minutes.

– Julia B via Viator
Great overview of the city

Our driver, Ali, was very knowledgeable about the Austin area and provided an excellent overview of the city. I would highly recommend the 2 1/2 hour tour because you have the opportunity to see some of the sites by getting off of the bus.

– MaryAnn via Viator
Great tour!

I really enjoyed this tour. Normally I’m not a big tour guy but this won me over. The fact that it was open air on a gorgeous day certainly helped. Ari was a great guide. She has a good knowledge of Austin and was willing to drive with the top down. She handled a couple of curve ball questions well plus she’s an excellent driver. You get to see a lot. Would definitely recommend it Thx, Ari!

– dandV9322QQ via TripAdvisor
Highly recommended!!

"Having Malina as our guide was my favorite aspect of the tour — she’s PHENOMENAL!!! This was my second tour with Malina; she knows the city so well that she’s able to share insights and “behind the scenes” details and history, which makes things extra interesting!"

– kimkV7144UH - Via TripAdvisor
BEST Tour Company in Austin, TX!

"AO Tours, an iconic company in the City of Austin. Their amazing tours are fit for any size groups. I have been many times with various clients and never disappointed. Recently, we rode in their new lux tour bus, it was so much fun, very comfortable, the glass roof was impressive and when opened you felt the awesome city. The audio explanation of the sights was on spot, including the Spanish version. AND...they are sanitizing their vehicles every day with a hospital grade product via their tech machines. Talk about a Clinically Clean touring service!"

– Exploration440169 via TripAdvisor
AO Tours Awesome!!!

"Our tour guide was Malina she was great! We opted for the panoramic van tour that took us to the hills of Austin. This tour provided headphones to listen to the narration of the different stops , provided hand sanitizer and is Covid Compliant. The most exciting part of the tour for me was visiting Mount Bonnel to my surprise it was a mini hike to get to the top but the views were worth the hike. I recommend this tour to all first time visitors to Austin. I learned a lot about Austin on the tour and I'm better prepared for my next trip to Austin."

– Kim T via Yelp