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Ride, Learn, and Share!

This was my first Austin and Hill Country Tour. The tour guide did an excellent job of accommodating his guests and sharing little known facts. State Highway 165 is such a fact. It is the shortest or one of the shortest highways in Texas, flows through the Texas State Cemetery/Texas Arlington located in East Austin. Who knew!!

– Gloria_A on Viator
Fun and Informative

Kim was fun and add some local info to enhance the presentation. She made sure we were all comfortable and enjoyed the experience.

– alj210 on Viator
Excellent tour, fabulous

Excellent tour with a really good tour guide. We enjoyed the experience in a super clean comfortable vehicle. The tour guide was knowledgeable and fun. Austin truly is a beautiful city. This tour shows us places we would not have got to see. Worth every penny don’t hesitate to take the tour.

– Lorraine_K on Viator
Excellent

The tour was a lot of fun and an excellent way to see Austin.

– IRENE S on Google Reviews
Good briefing!

It gives you a good briefing of what to visit in Austin. After that, you can choose what to visit that you like more.

– Bibiana_G on Viator
Great Pictures

Be on time, make sure you eat and use RR. Tour was nice, some recorded info & other added by driver. Super cool way to see main Austin spots fast, was able to take tons of pictures. Would def recommend this tour van.

– H1650SEcynthiam on TripAdvisor
Great AUSTIN Tour

Kimberly does a great job accommodating the entire group. Her knowledge of Austin and surrounding areas were very helpful. I really enjoyed the local perspective to help us navigate the city.

– k0uric on TripAdvisor
Austin Tour

Guide was very knowledgeable and what a fantastic way to see Austin! Comfortable transport action, enjoyable.

– Kathy10189 on TripAdvisor
Excellent tour!

I enjoyed traveling up through the hills and seeing the beautiful homes on the water. The tour offered a lot of great information about the history of Austin, current events, and informed you about the city’s culture. We made stops at some beautiful places that we later visited on our own.

– R7075JXlaurenc on TripAdvisor
We loved the tour!

AO Tours provided a wonderful tour experience. They had a terrific guide driving a great tour van. It couldn’t have gone better.

– Cindy L on Google Reviews
Enjoyable

Great overview of Austin. The tour guide was excellent. We would recommend this tour. The Mercedes Sprinter can was comfortable.

– Tony_V on Viator
Excellent Overview of Austin

This is a good way to get an overview of Austin. The tour includes areas and sites that you can revisit in detail.

– Mary_P on Viator
Great Ride!

This was a great way to spend a rainy day in Austin. Our driver was safe and informative. Very nice tour!

– Fred_A on Viator
GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!

What a great time! Tour was exactly as advertised and more. Our host was very accommodating and prompt. Would easily consider taking this tour again.

– Barbara_G on Viator
Good to Know City Facts

Tour guide was knowledgeable and personable. Great information, and added depth to our understanding of the city.

– Tresha_R on Viator
Great!

The tour guide was great. He drove past all the interesting spots in Austin. Viator, on the other hand, was the middleman and not great. I booked the tour and then had to find the physical address to drive to. It was nowhere to be found online. I called and a man with a very thick accent was difficult to understand, and took 15 minutes to find the address. Luckily, someone from the tour company called and guided me into the right parking lot. The Mercedes van was spacious, comfortable and clean. So the tour company was A+, the Viator folks get an F.

– William J on Viator
Spot on tour

Excellent guide with tons of information and history. 90 minutes was just perfect length of the tour.

– briansD9801IQ on TripAdvisor
Learn Austin!

The tour guide was amazing and so knowledgeable about all of Austin. It was great information and I found alot of Gems and even got to see a Peacock 🦚! It was amazing!

– keoshah294 on TripAdvisor
See Austin in 90 minutes

The pickup location was safe and cozy; the van was comfortable; the tour guide was pleasant and knowledgeable; and the tour was almost perfect. We were first time visitors and felt the 90 minute tour allowed us to experience areas of Austin that we otherwise would not have seen and it was just the right amount of time. I would recommend it.

– cherylwQ4783IK on TripAdvisor
Perfect start

Great start to the trip. We saw lots of sights and it helped us decide where we wanted to go back to.

– Lisa B on Viator
Spot on tour

Excellent guide with tons of information and history. 90 minutes was just perfect length of the tour.

– Brian D
The Ninety minutes tour was definitely worthwhile!

Great guide. Appreciated the overview of all the interesting highlights within Austin and hill country.

– Jack E on Google Reviews
Great Fun!!!

This was a fun and interesting tour. The guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Had a great time.

– P4345IBsamanthaw on TripAdvisor
Great tour for someone’s first visit to Austin.

Great service and very personable with a wealth of knowledge on the Austin area. Great tour for someone’s first visit to Austin.

– Louis T on Google Reviews
Go for the hills AND the town tour

Truly enjoyed the broader perspective of both town and the hills - no one on bus had realized how many hills and lakes surround the city of Austin; some great stories and history; very comfortable to ride around in air conditioned van on such a hot Austin afternoon; And very clean van with HUGE windows so everyone can see easily; fun to see the vastly different neighborhoods; to hear the back story on some of the buildings, etc. then we got off at the stop closest to Velvet Tacos which were excellent

– islandrap on TripAdvisor
Relaxing tour

This tour gave us the experience of seeing an area of Austin to which we never would have ventured. The weather was hot, but the A/C was pumping and the retractable roof allowed a nice breeze to cool things off.

– 938jeffreyv on TripAdvisor
Great Start to a Visit

We took this tour on our first morning in Austin. The vehicle is one of the best touring vehicle I have been in. The top opens so you can see everything and even with the top closed, the glass surrounds you so you can still see very well. There is a canned narrative keyed by GPS. In between canned messages the driver interjected a lot of additional information. You should definitely do this early in your visit so you get a lay of the land for planning the rest of your stay.

– Stephen C on TripAdvisor
Fun in the sun!

We had a wonderful, knowledgeable guide and she handle the bus like a pro with all of the extra holiday traffic. Great off the beaten path sights and beautiful views. We had the top down so be sure and bring sunscreen and water to keep hydrated. Excellent trip, Thank you!!

– mfrobles on TripAdvisor
Very relaxing and informative

Very friendly driver with extra information that was pertinent to sites. Enjoyed just sitting back and getting history of Austin’s neighborhoods and city.

– Sandy N on TripAdvisor
Great Tour!

Great tour, wish I did this at the beginning of the trip instead of before heading home. I missed seeing a lot of Austin, I guess it gives me another reason to return.

– Dan L. on Google Reviews
Comfortable Trip

It was a great experience. The driver/tour guide was very nice and considerate of my parents (they are late 60’s-mid 70’s). Great way to see the sights and not have to personally drive around town. This was a 46th anniversary trip for my parents and they thoroughly enjoyed it and so did I. Tips: wear a hat and sunscreen due to heat and bring water/beverage. The tour we took was 2.5hr in a convertible and we loved it because we were prepared.

– leftyjessi on TripAdvisor
Our guide was excellent.

Our guide was excellent. We were a party of six sisters 5 from St. Louis MO, and a transplant from Alaska. We enjoyed the tour with Ari.

– Patricia on Viator
Highly Recommend!

This is one of the best, if not the best, tour we have been on. Guide was fun and informative, van was immaculately clean, and took us to interesting places in Austin we would not have seen ourselves. The weather was nice so the open air part of the trip was wonderful.

– Susie on Viator
Great City Tour

A very comprehensive city tour of Austin in the comfort of an open convertible Sprinter driven by Ari, our expert guide. Included landmarks, parks and architecture as well as interesting history! Nice photo ops and 2 stops to stretch our legs and do a bit of additional sightseeing. An excellent value for the experience!

– SandyandIke on TripAdvisor
Fun and educational

Great tour. Educational and fun. The tour guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. The transportation was clean and a great place to cool down on a hot day.

– Bryan_A on Viator
Great trip, great guide.

I loved learning the details of Austin and it’s surroundings. These are things I would’ve never known to look for on my own. Our guide was awesome- I think his name was Joel. Friendly and very informative.

– Kzimm5287 on TripAdvisor
Awesome

Our only regret is that we should have taken the tour that had stopped and taken pictures. The views were awesome.

– Pamela W
Great intro tour

Great tour to see downtown Austin and Hill country with a knowledgeable guide. Gave us lots of ideas for day trips.

– 748nortonb on TripAdvisor
Educational

First time visiting Austin and this was a good place to start the journey. I’m glad we took the tour and it was awesome experience.

– Vernita_S on Viator
City and hills tour

Very good guide and city and hills tour. Thanks so much!

– Charlene B on Google Reviews
If you're not sure what to do, this tour is it by far.

It was engaging, our tour guide was great and was very informative. We'll worth a cost. If you're not sure what to do I recommend this tour. Thanks for a great after.

– Angel_A on Viator
Highly recommend it to anyone going to Austin as a tourist.

Our tour guide Ari was very enjoyable and gave great advice and insight about the city. What I loved most about this tour was that it gave us a chance to see not just downtown, but some of the hill country, suburbs, and other places that you otherwise would have never gotten to see if you were only spending your trip downtown. This was the PERFECT way to start our 4-day vacation in the city, and I would highly recommend it to anyone going to Austin as a tourist.

– Andrew N on Google Reviews
Such a wonderful Tour!

It's our first time In Austin and we had a great time! Our tour guide Ari did an amazing job. We learned and saw so much of the city! Great tour!

– Megan L. on Yelp
A must-do even if you lived here for years!

The experience was awesome! Joel was very informative and personable! I've lived in Austin for 20 years and learned a lot! Will be doing it again with future out-of-town guests!

– serita2021 on TripAdvisor
Great time!

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 would definitely recommend this tour!

– Deborah_A on Viator
Excelente y divertida experiencia

Gran experiencia para conocer la ciudad y los alrededores. Te llevan en una camioneta con el techo descubierto, así tus fotos salen muy claras, con las vistas panorámicas. Hacen paradas para fotos o comprar algo rápido. Sí hace calor o el sol está muy fuerte lleva líquidos para beber, sombrero o gorra. Puedes escuchas la narración en español a través de audífonos que ellos te proporcionan. Muy puntual el servicio. El trato del guía es personalizado. Lo recomiendo vale el precio. El tour sale del "visitor center", en el centro de la ciudad, que cuenta con estacionamiento de pago.

– pacolounge on TripAdvisor
Enjoy the ride

So happy we chose to take a tour while in Austin. Ari was our guide and provided facts and trivia and humor throughout the tour. The 90 minute tour time is perfect for busy tourists. And the prices for souvenirs at the Austin Visitor Center are great.

– solsen1 on TripAdvisor
Great all inclusive tour

Joel was fantastic. Tour gives great overview of City and hill country. We had short visit and this fit the bill. Mary was great with reservations and gave great information. Great job AO.

– Joanie U on TripAdvisor
Excellent experience

It was easy to book and the tour was on time. Ali was a terrific guide and I learned so much about Austin! Excellent experience!

– Melanie on Viator
Awesome tour of Austin!

Awesome tour of Austin! Great tour great guide highly recommend.

– Michael L on Google Reviews
Austin in a Nutshell

Tour guide and his excellent presentation. We enjoyed all the sights he pointed out and the accompanying tape. The tour was interesting and gave us ideas of places we wanted to explore further.

– Voyager277017 on TripAdvisor
Great tour

Excellent views of Austin highlights. Great description by your guide.

– Linda L on Google Reviews
Very informative

The driver was friendly and funny, did a great job. Would've preferred a stop somewhere about half way into the tour.

– 967chrissyk on TripAdvisor
I LOVE IT

Great way to know Austin the people of the tour were very nice they take us to beautifil places My kids and I love it

– ingridsotelo on TripAdvisor
Great Intro to Austin

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

– Julia B on Viator
Wonderful Tour

Wonderful tour and Ari was a superb guide. It was lovely to learn about Austin's history, see great landmarks and send time at the gorgeous hill country.

– U7739RVnatashaa on TripAdvisor
Terrific tour!

Guide was great! The weather was great! Really cool vehicle!!! The Hill Country was particularly beautiful and so surprising that it is in Texas.

– Jerry W on Viator
Great quickie tour

This was a great introduction to Austin... moved along and guide offered lots of interesting info along the way

– 171marges on TripAdvisor
Very nice!

It gave the lay of the land so we could decide what to do while in Austin and it gave the history of the town. Would have liked to have made one stop to get out at the scenic overlook for a picture but otherwise was a good tour.

– Becky D on TripAdvisor
Awesome tour of Austin!

Awesome tour of Austin! Great tour great guide highly recommend

– Michael L on Google Reviews
Did the panoramic tour

Van was very comfortable and the tour was good. Learned a lot about Austin's history. Weather was just right this weekend for being outdoors. Bonnell Park was the best part. Beautiful short hiking trail on Lake Austin.

– Julie J on Google Reviews
Thank you AO for the service

I and my family are happy that we took the city tour. The guide gave us a good insight into the vibrant Austin. Austin east west north and south all have their own distinct identity. Unfortunately we took this tour on the day of the return. I recommend this to be taken on the first day of your first time visit to Austin so that you can plan better. The tour made us leave Austin with a happy note.

– Salma K on Google Reviews
If you want to discover...

If you want to discover Austin. take a ride with this company. You will not be disappointed. This is my second time having a tour with them.

– Willy_B on Viator
Excellent Trip!

Ari was our excellent driver and guide. The voice explaining important tour places was understandable and Ari made the trip! She was knowledgeable about every place on the trip your. The van was nice, hand sanitizer was used on first entrance to the van. Points of city places were pointed out with explanation.

– Whatchugondo on TripAdvisor
Great way to see the City/Hill Country

I was in Austin for a weekend and this was a great way to see the City/Hill Country with the time I had. Our guide Joel was extremely knowledgeable of the area and gave a lot of interesting historical insight and suggestions on places to visit after the tour. The drive through the hill country was also wonderful, lots of amazing views of the hills and city in the distance.

– Joshua B on Google Reviews
Avery did a good job

Avery did a good job highlighting the city. Tour could have been longer. Loved the custom van. Would take tour again if more options are available.

– Bill L on TripAdvisor
Great tour

Appreciate all the information and time. Ari did a great job keeping us informed. Thank you

– Gerin J on Google Reviews
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 on TripAdvisor
One way to learn about Austin, Texas.

Really enjoyed this view of Austin. Absolutely beautiful. This tour will show you places to visit and spend more time.

– Amber_R on Viator
Great experience

We were shown all of Austin and taught quite a bit about the Capital of Texas. There's actually a lot of construction going on. It's just there to make more room for more interesting people.

– Q9503TZbrianm on TripAdvisor
All incapsulating tour

My trip on a yucky rainy day had a bright spot in it with the superior guide - Avery - a handsome, articulate and well versed young man. The highlights, the architecture, & history-all amazing! A well conducted, entertaining and informative tour. And just the perfect length of time w/o becoming boring. Highly recommend.

– James_C on Viator
Had a ton of fun

Had a ton of fun, worth the price for sure - our guide was knowledgeable and fun - we would definitely do it again.

– Jose_C on Viator
Loved the removable top!

Our guide Joel was interesting and entertaining. Gave us a nice tour of Austin and all the sites to check out on our own. High quality tour bus and very comfortable.

– Eric S on Google Reviews
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 on Viator
Amazing tour and Bri, our tour guide, was fantastic!!

Amazing tour and Bri, our tour guide, was fantastic!! She was super knowledgeable and made the whole tour fun. There is so much history to Austin and we learned quite a bit. I actually wish the tour would have lasted longer. It was so nice to see all the different neighborhoods of Austin and see what they all offered.

– Raychel R. on Yelp
We had a great time!

Scheduled a private walking tour with AO tours. We had a great time! Our tour guide Tyler was very knowledgeable and able to answer any history questions we had! He was very friendly and seemed to really love showing people around! Highly recommend if you want to walk around downtown! Only recommendation I would have is that for the restaurant portion they had a pre-fix menu and the food was ready when you arrived so that way it was quicker stops! I know this is a new tour for AO so they are probably working the kinks out. But that would have streamlined the process.

– Emily R on Google Reviews
Malina was such a SWEETIE!!

She was so nice to my kids and family . I often tend to be a guy that is outgoing and cheerful and it’s tough to get others to match my energy but she was just as cheerful as i was. She went above and beyond for our family. the customer service is top notch, I was getting recommendations for places before the store even began by texting the number on their Website once I had booked a tour. They’re a company that value safety . I really appreciated the extra precautions they take on the kids wearing appropriate car seat equipment. It shows they’re truly caring people and want the best for the customers. I will def return again and bring my parents from Houston.

– canoincorporated on Google Reviews
5 star review

Great guide and very informative tour.

– Dante C on Google Reviews
Worth every penny!

Worth every penny Bri the tour guide was fantastic!!

– Gavin C on Google Reviews
Lay of the land

Good overview of the city. Wanted to stop in more places along the route. Guide was knowledgeable. Bus was clean. Very covid safe.

– Therri_O on Viator
Great tour of Austin.

My husband and I really enjoyed our tour of Austin. Great overview of the city and many thanks to our tour guide. She was very friendly and knowledgeable.

– Paula_S on Viator
Great tour!

Excellent tour! A great way to see so many places in Austin. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting.

– Kelly B on Viator
Great Sightseeing!

We love these tours in every city we visit - this one was particularly fun, van very comfortable as it was hot in Austin even in March! Our guide was great, we all connected and had a lot of good conversation and saw so much of the city sites. Really got a good sense of the area and this helped us plan the rest of our sight seeing for our trip. Recommend it highly!

– pckeithley on TripAdvisor
Ari was a great tour...

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

– Thomas on Viator
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 on TripAdvisor
Last minute call

We were in Austin for the day and decided on a last minute tour. We had no problem getting tickets, our driver Ari was great. We drove by different points of interest and stopped at Lady Bird Lake. The van was clean, masks are required and temperature was taken prior to boarding.

– lbglorione on TripAdvisor
Very informative!

Went on the tour with Joel as our guide. There is a lot of ground to cover in 90 minutes and Joel did a great job explaining everything, giving us tips where to eat, what to go back to see, etc. The tour was well worth the time and cost. Would highly recommend to see Austin and all it has to offer.

– Meterrose on TripAdvisor
All of Austin!

We had a limited amount of time to explore Austin so chose to take this 90 min. mini-bus tour. Our driver, Avery, was wonderful. He was great company, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. There was another couple on our tour, and Avery made sure we followed the safety protocol carefully -using hand sanitizer and wearing our masks, and, the bus was large and comfortable enough for us to stay safely separated. So we felt safe. We got to see all that Austin has to offer, and learn about the history and geography of this vibrant city. I loved riding up to the top of the escarpment and seeing the beautiful homes on Mount Bonnell. I never expected anyplace in Texas to look like that! After the tour we had some time to explore one of the beautiful city parks along Lady Bird Lake, visit the “Bat Bridge” and returned to an area full of great places to enjoy a bite to eat - all of which we learned about on our tour. A wonderful day!

– PattiJean126 on TripAdvisor
Great experience

This was a great experience. I got a good overview of South Austin. Ari was a wonderful tour guide with lots of knowledge of the area and a good driver.

– tarae584 on TripAdvisor
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 on TripAdvisor
Very nice informative tour

Our tour guide was awesome and we definitely learned a lot about the city of Austin. The coach was clean and the tour started on time. My sister and I really enjoyed ourselves.

– Virtuosity57 on TripAdvisor
Austin in a Nutshell

The guide was very nice, good energy. The bus was very nice and clean. It's a a "cliff notes" version of the city that gets your feet wet quickly in 90mins. It sort of leaves you wishing for more depth but for the price I thought it was entertaining.

– CrDave1983 on TripAdvisor
Very good overview of the town!

Loved the tour! Quick, prompt, quality. The bus is really new, clean, and the windows are also clean!!(most tour buses usually have dirty windows). Really sweet and knowledgeable guide, took her time to explain/tell information that was interesting for us. This is for sure the best way to see the city and the hills to get overall good understating of the area. We were very satisfied!

– Maria C on TripAdvisor
Fantastic

Wonderful overview of Austin. Fabulous recommendations from an amazing and knowledgeable tour guide... MALINA!!!!! Worth every penny!

– 426maureenb on TripAdvisor
Great experience in little time

A great way to see things, especially if you are on crutches and unable to move a lot. We received great information

– aiturpin on TripAdvisor
All the many views of Austin

Andrew was a great tour guide and pointed out very interesting places with good background on each area so we were able to get a great idea of what makes Austin the way it is with so many different areas that make it such a unique city!

– Mobile712110 on TripAdvisor
A New Sight to See

I appreciate this tour because I have lived in Texas all of my life. I learned more on this tour then what I knew about Austin. It made me really look at Austin differently and understand why it's a great place to visit and live. My tour guide was so full of knowledge and she was pleasant.

– Shanda H on TripAdvisor
Great Intro to Austin

If you are new to Austin and want an overview of the area, this is the tour to take. It is about 90 minutes long, and our tour guide Andrew was well-informed, friendly and interesting. The starting point of this tour is difficult because there is so much construction going on around the Visitors Center. Once we parked in the suggested pubic parking lot (only $5 flat fee) we walked around looking for the meeting place at the Visitors Center. I called the tour company and spoke to Mary, who was extremely friendly and helpful, and she led us to the spot. Thanks to Andrew and Mary for a very pleasant morning touring Austin.

– marionclarkfla on 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 on TripAdvisor
Amazing Van Tour

Great overview of Austin! I was so thankful this tour was running when we were there! Arie was a great tour guide and we really enjoyed it! It was great not to have to do the driving!

– 344juliet on TripAdvisor
Texas laid back delight

Wonderful guide, with COVID 19 we were a 2 person tour, and we were accommodated well. It was such a laid back, enjoyable day that it was hard to choose our favorite part, the narrative disc that we listened to gave lots of info. L BJ ranch was great. Luckenbac was sweet and the small crowd today was loving the music.

– Norma R on TripAdvisor
The Tour of Austin

The trip was great and we enjoyed the views. The hill country is amazing and the city was lively. The guide was amazing and definitely should get a raise. Thank you for the great trip.

– 911jaredh on TripAdvisor
Great experience!

The tour was excellent. Bri had lots of information to share and answered all of our questions. She was friendly and very helpful, overall. It was interesting to our kids who are young adults and to my husband and me. Overall, great job!

– melissabJ1627XO on TripAdvisor
Beautiful Panoramic and/or Open Air Busses!

My convention booked a private tour with this company and it was great! We had a beautiful bus that was all windows so it offered a beautiful panoramic view of the city and hill country. We had a couple stops, one of them at Covert Park for sunset. The driver planned it PERFECTLY so we were able to enjoy the gorgeous view of the lake and hills at sunset. Our guide was named Will and he made sure everyone had a wonderful experience! They also had an audio tour component where they offer disposable earbuds so every guest can hear the tour, loud and clear! Great for city traffic or the hearing impaired. All appropriate precautions were taken including social distancing, temperature checks, and sanitizing.

– LMH0302 on TripAdvisor
Loved the Hill Country. Fantastic view!!

Our tour guide was very professional and very well educated on all the site while we observed the scenery. Loved the Hill Country. Fantastic view!! I love that she was open to any and all questions asked regarding the awesome history of Austin during the tour. I would definitely recommend the tour to my family and friends! Kudos to our guide!!!!

– Clara D on Google Reviews
Our tour guide and she was amazing

We came to Austin for my sons wedding and we wanted to see Austin while we were there. I called to get info and talked to Mary and told her I had group of 6 and she told me that they had not planned on having the last tour which was at 4:30 but she told me she would make a call and see if she could get a tour guide . She called me right back and made it happen. We had Malina as our tour guide and she was amazing. She went over and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our trip. She was a joy to meet so make sure to ask for Malina.

– Tammy M on Google Reviews
The best tour in Austin Texas!

I wish I could give this company more than 5 stars. The company owner reached out and helped us come up with a custom tour in the over 100* heat. While other tour companies are closed during Covid, we were able to have fun during our stay in Austin with our 2 tours in their luxurious air conditioned ride. If it were not for this tour company, we would have been sitting in our hotel our entire vacation. Thank you so much for your tour of Austin Texas.

– VeeVeeZZ on TripAdvisor
Fabulous tour for the newcomer

The tour was a great overview of Austin. The tour guide was knowledgeable about the area and although she had been driving all day, still treated my tour with great enthusiasm and was extremely pleasant. It is a difficult time to be in the tour business and I was just so appreciative they are still up and operating whilst taking the necessary precautions to not spread Covid with hand sanitizers, Temp readings and spraying down the buses. Five stars to the management team and thank you for being in the business of making memories. Hang in there!

– denycet366 on TripAdvisor
Great tour with Ari!

Ours wound up being a private tour with Ari. She was knowledgeable and enjoyable to ride with. She went the extra mile!

– Arlene_P on Viator
The hillside tour

Had a wonderful time and our tour guide was awesome and somewhat funny. Overall, will definitely do another tour when I come back, but this time the 2 hour one with the stops 😉

– Laura on Viator
Good Austin Tour

Good tour, comfortable vehicle. Guide was funny and good knowledge. Highly recommend. Worth the money for sure!

– adamfU9860XT on TripAdvisor
The Tour of Austin

The trip was great and we enjoyed the views. The hill country is amazing and the city was lively. The guide was amazing and definitely should get a raise. Thank you for the great trip.

– 911jaredh on TripAdvisor
Great way to see Austin!

My favorite part of the tour was being able to explore Austin inside and outside the city limits. You get to see the whole city. Malina was an excellent guide!

– tony81hurley on TripAdvisor
Great Experience

The tour was excellent. Bri had lots of information to share and answered all of our questions. She was friendly and very helpful, overall. It was interesting to our kids who are young adults and to my husband and me. Overall, great job!

– melissabJ1627XO on TripAdvisor
Great Austin Tour

Great tour. Learn a lot about Austin. I even went back to some of the places that were mention to check them out further. I would recommend this tour if your in Austin.

– B1736JEscottc on TripAdvisor
Adventures of Austin

The driver was very friendly and we really enjoyed the site seeing of Austin!! He was very knowledgeable and knew the routes very well!!

– quanag91 on TripAdvisor
Sunday in Austin

Our guide went above and beyond for a party of two adults and FIVE young boys. She emphasized the stuff they enjoyed while taking time for the unanticipated potty breaks that go along with kids.

– kevinmW3142FB on 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 on TripAdvisor
Overall great!

I had two hours and When I walked in to the Austin Visitor Center, I was suggested to take the 90 tour by AO Tours. It was an outstanding tour, fun, funny and informative. Our tour Bri, (edited) like the cheese... homonym to my stepdaughter, was all that, and very personal. Brie provided local insights and local eateries. Overall great!

– Erik Dälma on Facebook
Great tour!

Great tour. Learn a lot about Austin. I even went back to some of the places that were mention to check them out further. I would recommend this tour if your in Austin.

– B1736JEscottc on TripAdvisor
Thanks AO tours Austin guide/driver was very professional!

Tour guide was great, very accommodating to our group of 20. She gave us a wonderful tour of Austin and surrounding hill country. Would do this again! Thanks AO tour guide/driver was very professional!

– Louis Vasquez on Google Reviews
Custom tour Austin and Hill Country

Our group of 10 loved traveling in the new glass top vehicle for our private tour. Mary and Bree incorporated our interests into a 4 hour tour of city and Hill Country that was a great combination of riding, walking, eating and photos. Bree was so knowledgeable, accommodating, and fun. Loved hearing her stories! Red and White wine tasting was our final stop - perfect ending for our memorable tour!

– WIsister on TripAdvisor
Great experience

We did water tour and land tour, I must day this tour was amazing. The guide Melina ' I hope I got her name right' but our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us an experience we needed of the history of Austin and the beautiful hill country.

– Charles_B on Viator
Short on time- perfect way to get an overview of Austin

I didn't have time for a long tour because I was in town for a wedding. Still, I wanted to see an overview of Austin and know where to visit in my limited time. AO Tours had multiple start times and the online scheduler was easy to use. I was able to decide at 10AM to take the 12:30 tour. This tour was ideal. It was a combination of a recorded narration and live commentary from our driver/guide. Joel was friendly and informative. Van was comfy. I highly recommend it.

– kacyak on TripAdvisor
Oh the places you will go.

Tour guide Andrew knows this city. No traffic to worry as he visits all the hot spots in and around downtown Austin. I highly recommend you take the tour to get an idea of all there is to do. Free pink tag discount too.

– Thomas Edwardson on Google Reviews
Entertaining and informative.

Great overview of Austin. They are organized and friendly. Would recommend and would do it again!

– Julie H on Google
I can say this trip was amazing

We did land and a boat tour, but this by far was the best. Didn't stop to take pictures but that's why we booked it was to take the tour and get the history behind everything and find places to visit on our own. Our tour guide which I sadly forget her name but it was Monday at 10am she was so informative and had amazing knowledge of everything we went by and saw. Thanks again for an amazing experience.

– Charles B on Google
Austin Walking Tour - Great way to be introduced to the city

We did a walking tour that included some food sampling’s as well. It was a great way to be introduced to the city. The guide was very friendly, prompt, and was very knowledgeable about Austin and downtown. The owner was very accommodating as well and helped put a tour together for us during this time of Covid. Great communication and a great tour.

– CDBrown621 on TripAdvisor
Great Austin Tour

Great tour. Learn a lot about Austin. I even went back to some of the places that were mention to check them out further. I would recommend this tour if your in Austin.

– B1736JEscottc on TripAdvisor
Adventures of Austin

The driver was very friendly and we really enjoyed the site seeing of Austin!! He was very knowledgable and knew the routes very well!!

– quanag91 on TripAdvisor
Fun Austin tour!

This was a lot of fun! Ari was very informative, and we got a great tour of the town! Highly recommend!

– bradwK4535EF on TripAdvisor
Wish every city had something like this.

This is a great way to see a lot of Austin in a short amount of time. Our driver was very informative and had a good grasp on what we "needed" to know without going overboard. Everything from the Capital building to Chris Kyle's monument in State Cemetery. We were very pleased and wish every city had something like this.

– John N Connie Williams on Facebook
We loved this Austin tour.

My husband and myself had been to Austin before but didn't really know where to start. This weekend we planned a vacation there and decided to go on a tour to gain some insight on the good spots to see, things to do and good places to eat. We loved this tour. The guide was a ton of fun and he showed us everything great about Austin, he also gave a ton of information on spots and why for instance the Court House has an armadillo tail sticking out the back of the building. The next day we drove the tour route in our own vehicle and knew right were to stop for some fun and views.

– Jennifer S on Google Reviews
Amazing Austin Tour with Ari

All you wanted to know about Austin in under two hours. Aria was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. A touch of humor sealed the deal. I highly recommend this tour if you are pressed for time. I doubt you will have a better guide than Aria :)

– Rene R on TripAdvisor
Good Austin Area Tour.

Our guide Joel was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was also a very good driver. The van was clean and in good condition. We enjoyed our tour which provided a good overview of the Austin area.

– BeaversTravelWell on TripAdvisor
So knowledgeable!!

Ari was an incredible tour guide for us! We are new to the city and loved learning about our new home!

– Sliyoby on TripAdvisor
Just what we wanted!

This is a great little tour. Perfect amount of time. My 24-year-old son and I had taken the tour before moving to Ausin 2 years ago, and I knew it was the best way to give my visiting friends a quick intro without the stress of fighting the traffic and being tour guide. We took the tour on a Thursday at 12:30. That gave us time to have breakfast and enjoy a walk around Lady Bird Lake before the heat kicked in. It was one of those hot days and it was so comfortable and relaxing in that Mercedes van. Each tour guide has their own style, and they give you the historical highlights spiced with some of their own favorite places and experiences. A heads up here: The tours run very efficiently and leave right on schedule. We almost missed it, but my tour guide gave me a personal call to see where we were. We parked in the visitor center garage on 5th Street. Very convenient. Do give yourself a minimum of 15 minutes after parking to browse the visitor center and use the conveniences before boarding the van! After the tour, at 2:30, we were able to walk to Stub's, one of the recommended, for a Texas BBQ lunch after the crowds! And we still had time to visit some of the other places that we saw on this tour. WORTH EVERY PENNY!

– thetaT2019 on TripAdvisor
A must do Austin tour

Instead of driving around, getting lost and not knowing the history or importance of the places we'd find, we took the tour to really hear and see the different parts of Austin. Andrew pointed out the highlights of each area. We were really glad we did the tour.

– Carolkn_12 on TripAvisor
A great Austin tour.

A really well done and informative 1.5 hour tour. The bus was very comfortable and the guide, Andrew, extremely knowledgeable and charming. He mixes his chatter with some prerecorded facts presented by actors, a clever mixture . Excellent value and a really effective way to find out about Austin.

– Lordy1 on TripAdvisor
Rainy Day Activity

Our first morning in Austin was cold and rainy so we decided to take a tour of the city so we could see where we wanted to come back to. Ari, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and it was good to see the Hill Country which we probably wouldn’t have seen otherwise. If you are looking for a way to see Austin and learn about its history, I highly recommend this tour!

– GoSeeDoPhotos on TripAdvisor
Perfect for getting an overview of what Austin has to offer

I enjoyed the tour very much. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we were able to get an overall view of Austin and the surrounding hill country. Easy, convenient pickup point. Great if you want to leave the driving to someone else!

– 909cindia on TripAdvisor
Beautiful Austin

I really enjoyed this tour of Austin. We drove to places I never would have found on my own. The van was very comfortable and the driver was knowledgeable and friendly. I'm glad there were opportunities to get out and explore at some of the stops.

– 960pattyj on TripAdvisor
Worth the money.

The tour guide, Ike, was awesome! Recommend for sure!

– TL Walburger-Johnson on Facebook
Austin tour was among the best

Great tour of the Capital and surrounding areas of interest in the Austin area. Driver was knowledgeable and friendly. It's a bargain to get to know Austin in about 90 min., and it gets you out of the heat on a hot humid Summer day. Busses are first class and very comfortable. Having done bus tours in many cities around the U.S. and Europe, I can say that this tour was among the best I have been on.

– Ashley Cooper on Google Reviews
Outstanding Tour of Austin!!

I took advantage of this tour during my visit to Austin. Very pleased that I made this decision. Outstanding use of 90 minutes!! Ari, our tour leader, did a great job of telling us all about this great city. Going on this tour is a “must do” tour opportunity!!

– TimG1754 on TripAdvisor
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Lots of fun facts

Aiden was able to fill in lots of fun facts and info in-between the recorded messages. I also took the double decker tour and although that was fun, this was much more informative.

– Caryn Linn on Facebook
Visit to Austin

As this was our first time to Austin, my wife and I wanted an overview of what Austin was like. Our guide Ari, was terrific in showing us the geography of the Hill Country, the various cultural, artistic and dinning areas of the city and surrounding area. 90 min to an hour and we then knew what we wanted to see and do for the rest of our stay. Highly recommend this tour for a quick and informative way to plan your visit.

– terpsteve on TripAdvisor
Cotton Bowl w/Texas vacation trip

AO Tours was a nice SAFE tour company recommended to us by the local Marriott hotel. We toured in a luxurious go anywhere 4 wheel drive Land Rover. The tour guide was very nice and professional and showed us a good time. We bought her lunch at great little dive on the strip. It beats being on a big bus with a bunch of loud talkin know-it-alls that can ruin a tour. Also, you get to work with the tour guide in selecting what is of your interest in visiting. In my opinion, it's certainly worth paying extra and always going the private custom tour route when traveling.

– josephdG3054GX on TripAdvisor
Austin + Hill Country Sightseeing Tour

We did not rent a car while In Austin so took this tour to see more of the city than we could see on foot and also to see some of the hill country. The van was comfortable and we were fortunate that not all seats were filled so we were able to sit in the most forward seat with plenty of room and where we could see out the front windshield as well as the side windows. Not all passengers enjoyed the same broad view. It was a great way to see the city and hill country with a guide to highlight the key sights!

– COCarole on TripAdvisor
Made enjoying Austin so much easier

Our tour was nice and we enjoyed seeing Austin. But the best part was the recommendations from the driver for entertainment and food.

– Michelle Allen Smith on Facebook
Had a great Austin tour.

Bri was our driver/guide. She is very knowledgeable about Austin. I would recommend this tour for sure. Hook ‘em

– Lorne Sobczyk on Facebook
This is a great service!

This is a great service! Had some family in town that wanted to see more than we really had time to see - we set them up on an AO Tour and they LOVED it! It was perfect. And left plenty of time for al of us to do our family event together as well. GREAT for visiting family or probably business travelers who dont have tons of time but want to see more of Austin than just the few blocks around their hotel. Air conditioning too! Not all of the tour companies have it, surprisingly.

– Julie Niehoff on Facebook
Christmas visit

We had a wonderful time and it was so informative. Unfortunately we did the tour our last day, would suggest doing it one of your first days to get a better overview of everything to do. We had a wonderful tour guide, can’t remember her name, but she was funny and kept you entertained.

– loriep36 on TripAdvisor
Excellent

Andrew was an excellent and thoughtful guide on our tour of Austin and the hill country.

– Angie Gearig Gallegos on Facebook
Very informative

Excellent tour! Our guide was Andrew and he was very knowledgeable and we felt like we got a great overview of Austin and the hill country. The tour gave us several ideas of areas we plan to return to and explore in depth. He also gave us some restaurant recommendations and a bar where we could enjoy live music with a family member that is under 21. I highly recommend this tour!

– HaveFamFun on TripAdvisor
INCREDIBLE TOUR OPERATOR FOR A BACHELOR PARTY!!!

The best decision I made for this trip was to use AO Tours. I was planning a Bachelor Party and I realized that Austin has so much to offer. I reached out to a few tour operators but Mary was by far the most flexible and professional. She planned out a custom tour through Breweries and distilleries, we had reservations everywhere we went and an amazing tour guide. Bri was our tour guide and she made the tour stress free and fun. Thank you so much for this experience and your hard work setting it up.

– Josh Muller on Google Reviews
Great tour of Austin.

Hit a nice assortment of spots and our driver/guide was interesting and fun. Sunday the traffic was light so we were stress free!

– Nancy Estes Stephens on Facebook
Wonderful Austin tour

Really enjoyed this tour. We are new here in Austin and this gave us a great overview of the city. Driver was excellent, van was very comfortable, And the price was incredible

– carolgX8267KP on TripAdvisor
A million times I've seen these buildings

A million times I've seen these buildings, those houses, these streets... I thought I knew everything about. Too many times I took the history of these places for granted.🤷🏽‍♂️A lot of the history shared on the tour, paired with the familiar sights was refreshing, if not a little eye-opening as well. 👀 You might be thinking, "It's just a tour, not that biggo deal lol" but for a person who grew up in these areas, went to grade school in these areas, had weird first dates + pep rallies in these areas, had fist fights + field trips in these areas - it's absolutely bittersweet to be reminded of just how every building + every tree comes into play for the bigger picture. 👉🏼🖼 So much has changed + is still changing, growing. 🌱It's weird to pass by a place you used to have to sneak into lol 🤫+ see that now it's become a condo with food joints on the first level + corporate across the street. Change is the only constant, that's for sure. Even though Austin's scenery is (always) in flux, it's just as beautiful if not moreso. This tour reminded me of that fact + for that, I'm thankful. 🙏🏽✨

– Ezra Garcia on Google Reviews
Austin City tour

If you only have a few days in Austin, these people run a great tour. Don't miss it. You will get a good overview of the area and learn where to go on your own.

– martyluber on TripAdvisor
Worth the money!

What a fun way to spend an hour and a half in Austin. Our driver was very knowledgeable and made it a really fun experience.

– Jacob Nygaard on Google Reviews
Good overview of Austin for a reasonable price

We took this (90 Minute non-stop) in January of 2020. Was very comfortable....we had only about 7 in our van. It covers a good amount of territory, but no stops.

– busymom412 on TripAdvisor
a great way to see a lot of Austin

A friend and I toured with Malina. The recordings were informative. Malina was enthusiastic and filled in any gaps. It was a great way to see a lot of Austin in a relatively short time.

– Warren Chrusciel on Facebook
Wonderful & Beautiful Austin!

Excellent tour of a beautiful city. You get to see so many places, plus the beautiful Hill Country. The tour tries to cover some parts of all the directions of the city (east, west, north, and south Austin). The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was smooth and informative.

– mchapagain on TripAdvisor
Highly recommend this Austin tour!!!

On our trip, we were entertained and educated by our fantastic tour guide Tyler. Lots of fun and laughs!! We were able to build a great family memory!

– Edwina L. King on Facebook
Excellent Austin tour.

We saw Lyndon B Johnson’s birth home and his ranch. We saw the Texas Hill country, went shopping in Fredericksburg and wine tasting. It was sure an amazing time since this was my first visit to Austin, TX.

– 0406mary on TripAdvisor
5 stars

We had a great time with our tour guide, Aiden. Great way to get an overview of city in a/c van. Went to hike and see different places later in the week. Spent outside in mornings and afternoons in museums.

– Mary Ann Cecola on Facebook
Great overview of Austin

My sister and I took the 90 minute tour to get an overview of Austin. We had 3 days to explore Austin and this was a great way to get the “lay of the land”. We took several suggestions from our tour guide, Andrew, including lunch at Franklin Barbecue, a visit to the amazing Library, a visit to Shady Grove, Rainey Street, Zilker Park and the spring fed pool. Fun times!

– W9944GZjulieg on TripAdvisor
Great little tour to get comfortable with Austin

Great little tour to get comfortable with Austin in a very comfortable van. Tour guide was friendly and knew all his information. Saw all the main sites and learned a lot.

– Estella Amselem on Facebook
Nice Introduction to Austin Tour This review is for our Austin + Hill Country Sightseeing Tour 90 minute non-stop tour

We enjoyed the tour and it gave a good introduction to the city. Note that this is not a stop and get off (even for a minute or two) tour. I would have liked just one stop at the most scenic part which was the Hill Country.

– offtheclock on TripAdvisor
Perhaps the BEST tour I have taken in ANY city

Keith was a phenomenal driver and tour guide that showed us all around Austin, was super laid back and friendly! Would definitely do it again! Thanks!!!

– Cinthya Salinas-Vallette on Facebook
Excellent Austin Tour - Great Orientation

This was a great tour. We covered a lot of area, and saw enough of many places that we saw no need to travel there on our own. The driver added to the excellent recorded narration with great tips and insights. I highly recommend it.

– Ed K on TripAdvisor
Entertaining and informative Entertaining and informative

Great overview of Austin. They are organized and friendly. Would recommend and would do it again!

– Julie Hoover on Google Reviews
Would definitely recommend this to friends or people visiting town!

As a local Austinite, I wasn't sure what to expect from an Austin city tour. I was pleasantly surprised and I learned SO much. It was a rainy day, but our tour guide was positive, happy, and very professional. We rode their pano van (which typically opens all the way up, but didn't due to weather), which is awesome. The whole roof is windows, along with huge passenger windows so you have a gorgeous view. The tour starts downtown, takes you into Westlake/The Hill Country, passes by UT campus, and wraps up with the East side. They cover some basics that tourists want to know, like Sandra Bullock living here, but also some really great nuggets, i.e. the history of Clarksville.

– Hailey Lyons on Google Reviews
We have been taking visitors on the AO tour Austin for years.

We have been taking visitors on the AO tour Austin for years. It is the BEST way to see the all high points of Austin and get the flavor of the City without having to deal with the traffic. The people in charge are so friendly and helpful. I recommend it 100%.

– Judith Harries on Google Reviews
Just Do It!

This is a great and very easy way to capture the Austin and Hill Country feel, in comfort. Our excellent guide and the folksy recording filled in lots of interesting details about this area of Texas. Really liked it!

– 462estac on TripAdvisor
Wonderful overview of Austin and hill country!

Andrew was a great guide. Ride was very comfortable and informative. 90 minutes of locations and places to come back and spend some time. Wonderful overview of Austin and hill country!

– Timothy G. Hall Ministries on Google Reviews
Given the reasonable cost and ability to fit into our schedule this was a good choice.

We were looking for a bus tour of Austin at the last minute. We found AO tours not far from downtown. The tour covered sites both downtown and outside of town. It felt on par with most surface-level tours that you can find in most American cities. You probably aren't going to get any deeper understanding but you get a nice overview of the City and surrounding area. Given the reasonable cost and ability to fit into our schedule this was a good choice.

– James Williams on Google Reviews
A very good entertaining city tour of Austin

I had a great time exploring the city of Austin yesterday with the help of this tour group. The tour was entertaining and very informative. I got to have my two faves in a city tour group, the historical side and entertaining side of it. Thank you AO tours for a wonderful time yesterday.

– 995valeryv on Trip Advisor
Will was our guide and did an outstanding job.

We had a very brief time in Austin and wanted to see as much as possible AO Tours provided us with that opportunity. Will was our guide and did an outstanding job.

– Tim Clapp on Google Reviews
Cost was very reasonable, we recommend it!

Great, definitely do this when you first arrive to get ideas how the city is laid out and what you might like to explore more! Cost was very reasonable, we recommend it!

– Sherry Montee on Google Reviews
Private 3 hour tour - Just the BEST!!!

We booked two morning private 3-hour tours for our group of 12. Actually each ended up as 4 hours as there was so much to see and do. Each tour was unique in that we selected where we wanted to go, what we wanted to see, and when we wanted to stop. Mary Davidson could not have been more helpful in designing the tours to meet our special interests. We went to places, not on the usual tour route, including Casa Neverlandia, Laguna Gloria Sculpture Gardens, Rick Van Dyke Studio, outdoor sculptures, etc. Our bus driver/tour director was Bri Tomlin, an incredibly knowledgeable individual and willing to make changes and stops as we went along. An added advantage was the comfortable Mercedes van that picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off where we asked.

– alan r on TripAdvisor
Thank you!

They are very good to work with. They truly care about there business. Thank you!

– Steve Schenck on Google Reviews
Tour of Austin

saw places that we would never have thought of going. would highly recommend. main place was capitol hill which was magnificent and being Australian, always great to see something different. Did note that most of capitol hill buildings were very similar.

– Ellen G on TripAdvisor
Very easy way of getting overview of Austin.

Great tour!! Very informative!! Jennifer, tour guide was terrific!! Very easy way of getting overview of Austin. THANK YOU!!!

– Bob Lewis on Google Reviews
Informative Austin tour

We’d never have guessed it was the guide’s first tour. The tour gave the background to the city so was worth doing.

– MargotM96 on TripAdvisor
Highly recommend.

Very informative and our tour guide gave us a lot of information along with the pre-recorded information. It was absolutely beautiful to go to the top of hills in Austin too! I do not think we could have made it out there because we were staying downtown so getting to travel through residential areas and see the beautiful parks and mansions was my favorite part of the trip. Very worth and inexpensive! Highly recommend.

– Corri Schofield on Google Reviews
Great way to learn about Austin and the Hill Country!

We did both a city tour of Austin and a full day tour of the Hill Country. The city tour with Bree was very interesting and gave us a good road map for the restaurants and entertainment districts. The Hill Country/wine tasting tour was excellent. Will was very knowledgeable and fun to be with. We enjoyed the wine tasting venues and historic Fredericksburg. It was a great way to see the countryside.

– stuross on TripAdvisor
Tour guide was great

Tour guide was great, had really good stories and information about Austin. Great recommendation!

– Pot8toe Tate on Google Reviews
Great intro to beautiful Austin

Excellent intro to Austin - only wish they took the group a little further into the Hill Country and/or lengthened the tour time and gave us a little time out of the bus. But the narrator was excellent, the bus comfortable and the overview of the city comprehensive and interesting.

– Robert M on TripAdvisor
Luxury van very comfortable.

Luxury van very comfortable. Tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed the sites of Austin and was worth the money.

– Todd Rosen on Google Reviews
Good all around Austin tour

My sister and I have never been to Austin and this was a great way to get a general feel for the city and it’s surroundings. Chloe was amazing and knew her stuff.

– Nan K on TripAdvisor
Very quick and very informative.

This is highly recommend for first timers to understand the history of Austin and the surrounding area. Enjoyed it and actually goes by very quick and very informative.

– Chad Peltier on Google Reviews
Excellent Austin tour

This tour was great. Jennifer the guide was very knowledgeable and was a good driver. The van was comfortable. This tour is a very good way to get a general overview of the city of Austin and the hill county. It is an opportunity to see lots of things in a short period of time, whetting your appetite to more in depth exploring of the city and surrounding area

– fan24tl on TripAdvisor
Excellent tour around Austin

Very informative and punctual. The only recommendation would be to go 2 hours and let everyone get off the bus at the park in hill country to take the small hike to look over the city.

– Lisa Crosbie on Google Reviews
Great Austin Overview

This was our first visit to Austin. As mentioned, this is a 90 minute, non-stop, partially-recorded guided tour of Austin and the Hill Country. This tour gave us a great overview of the different districts that make Austin what it is and provides a picturesque view of the city from its hills. A quick and easy way to get your bearings before exploring on our own.

– lhalet on TripAdvisor
Highly recommend this Austin experience!

One of the best and most informative tours I've taken in Austin.

– Courtney Kopp on Google Reviews
This was a great, affordable driving tour of Austin.

This was a great, affordable driving tour of Austin. We came to town and didn't rent a car, so it was a great way to see a bunch of Austin for a good price. I would recommend doing this as a first step in Austin, so many great recommendations, we didn't have time to revisit them all! If we had done this first, we could have planned the rest of our visit better!

– M Glade on Google Reviews
Austin and hill country

Great tour. Jennifer was very knowledgeable and fun. Got to see a well rounded view of Austin. Jennifer made me feel comfortable even though I was flying solo.

– wilsonca58 on TripAdvisor
Excellent mini tour of Austin.

Comfortable and large van. Small group size keeps the noise and questions to a minimum. Mary is extremely knowledgeable of Austin’s history and current events. Customer service gets an extra comment. I left my prescription sunglasses on the van. They packaged and mailed them to my home (many states away) with no fees and no questions. I’m very appreciative of the team at AO Tours Austin.

– Lindsay Tappero on Google Reviews
Very nice overview of Austin

I took the tour by myself and I wasn’t at all uncomfortable-there were a couple of other singles on the tour. The van was very comfortable with big windows. We hit all the highlights of Austin and the guide was great. She was very informative and super friendly. The tour doesn’t stop at all and it’s only about 90 minutes so you’ll just a sense of the different areas, but I know where I want to go on my next trip.

– Luanneegirl on TripAdvisor
All tours are value packed and worth every cent!

Took several tours in a few day’s time. Every guide was extremely personable and knowledgeable. All tours departed on time and sometimes went a bit long in order to answer questions or show us just a little more! Tours are popular and fill up very quickly. All tours are value packed and worth every cent! You can’t go wrong...

– Ann Kaiser on Google Reviews
Great Austin tour

I came to Austin to visit some fraternity brothers and join in the excitement of the Longhorns playing against LSU that Saturday. I decided to book a tour of Austin to see this wonderful city and I’m glad I did. AO tours seemed like the best tour company I found in a basic internet search and I’m glad I booked with them. Their tour guide (Bri) is very knowledgeable about the city and I learn a lot from her. I would recommend this tour if you are visiting Austin.

– lornes39 on TripAdvisor
Great tour of Austin

Great tour of Austin with knowledgeable driver and comfortable vans.

– Brian Walden on Google Reviews
Austin sights

Went on this tour with Bree as our tour guide - a fantastic overview of Austin and the many neighborhoods surrounding the city as well as historical places of interest. Bree was informative, well spoken and overall fun! Highly recommend!

– NewportRI on TripAdvisor
Extremely friendly service

Extremely friendly service. Beautiful van and very informative. Definitely a must if you want to learn about Austin.

– Shawn McDonough on Google Reviews
Awesome & Relaxing

We thoroughly enjoyed the a/c van in which we toured Austin and surrounding countryside. Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable of the area. Provided us with some great places to expand our culinary experiences. The price was very reasonable for the 90 minute tour.

– carolynbJ6545ME on TripAdvisor
Loved it.

Loved it. Tour guide was awesome.

– Latoya Jackson on Google Reviews
Awesome Austin tour!

Awesome tour!! Easy way to see the city and get information about it and were things are located. We found this tour a great way to learn more about the city when we visit. Will definitely take this tour again.

– Lee Quinn on Google Reviews
Austin Tourists

Knowledgeable tour guide. Nice to view Austin in air conditioned comfort. Allowed us to know what we wanted to go back and see while here.

– Barbara S on TripAdvisor
Highly recommend to decide what you want to see more of.

Very informative, friendly guide. With a great tour of Austin,Texas . Saw a lot in short amount of time. Highly recommend to decide what you want to see more of.

– Ann Reed on Google Reviews
Fantastic Family Owned business here in Austin.

Fantastic Family Owned business here in Austin. Would recommend to family and friends visiting or touring the area!

– Matt Meyers on Google Reviews
Good Austin overview for the money

We chose this tour because it was the only tour company that offered an outing that worked with our schedule. The commentary is recorded with the driver/guide adding information. My husband and I had been to Austin previously but our friends hadn't so it was a good way to give them a quick overview. I wasn't wowed by the experience especially given the many glowing online reviews. But my husband and friends enjoyed it so met our needs for that day.

– NKYmom on TripAdvisor
Wonderful experience.

The driver was informed and funny and sweet. The van was clean and comfortable the drive was pretty and got to see a lot more of the city loved the drivers little side notes and comments and quizzes Alex was great. You have a really amazing city and great tour. Booking ahead is a great idea and in case they forget the ticket stubs is how you get your discounts and perks in the city.

– Elinora Martinez on Google Reviews
Short and sweet

On time, everything was explained beforehand, nice a/c'd vehicle, lovely tour guide who was knowledgeable and funny. only thing I can fault, is that no stop-offs to take in the main sights, thus taking pics from the bus as were moving but overall very pleased for a whistle stop informative tour.

– hanif m on TripAdvisor
Highly recommend!

Very interesting tour. Great guide, perfect amount of time.

– Melissa Reed on Google Reviews
Would highly recommend it to anyone that’s not afraid to be a local tourist for a day.

I’m a Texan, but haven’t had much of a chance to see Austin outside of the government building tours you do as an elementary school student. I had a lot of friends who’ve spent time in Austin poke fun because we were going on a tour. After hearing some of the tidbits that you pick up on the tour, they were more open to the idea and talked of considering a tour also. Our experience was great. 25.00 a piece on myself and two others was a great deal for a 90 Minute tour that had to have covered a solid 60 miles around the Austin area. We’d have spent that much sitting at a bar for that long and we wouldn’t have learned anything past our tolerance levels for the Day. Alexandra was great. We got on at the first loading point and had a great conversation about some off tour topics of where to go, what to do, that sort of thing and once on the tour she carried that friendly and personal demenour the whole way. All in all, Loved the experience.

– Foster Naylor on Google Reviews
Outstanding Austin tour

We took the City & Hill Country tour yesterday. Outstanding tour and our driver/tour guide, Corinna, was amazing. Can’t overstate what a great tour of greater Austin 👍

– Malcolm MacEwen on Google Reviews
Great start to our visit to Austin!

This was our first activity after arriving in Austin. It was a wonderful way to get to know our way around the city. Interesting and informative tips on Austin. Best part was we covered so much ground in a very short amount of time. Our guide, a native of Austin, was friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

– RondeWorld on TripAdvisor
Austin's hot spots!

Great way to get an overview of Austin's hot spots!

– Jeff Weatherford on Google Reviews
Take this Austin tour to hear about the highlights of the city

When you are visiting Austin first time, take this tour to hear about the highlights of the city. Then you have some idea what to do next. We enjoyed this tour, informative, pleasant. thanks.

– Sooja Nehrlich on Google Reviews
Austin fun TripExplorerFun on TripAdvisor

Excellent tour guide, I was running a couple of minutes behind because of construction work traffic, they waited for me. Which was very nice of them. Very informative, had a great time. Austin is beautiful.

Comfy ride!

Great tour, knowledgeable guide, comfy ride.

– Carrie Ulmet Jensen on Google Reviews
Great private group tour

The week before a wedding in Austin, I arranged two private tours for our group of family and friends on Saturday morning. AO Tours was great to work with, great customer service, fast response and I would highly recommend them.

– kabrenee on TripAdvisor
The tour was the perfect length.

The tour was the perfect length. The guide was very informative, and friendly. I loved learning the history of the city and viewing the various parts, especially the high Country. It was beautiful. My son-in-law who lives there said this tour will be on his go to list when people come to Austin.

– Andrena Logan on Google Reviews
Austin Visit-Tour

The tour was exceptional with a very knowledgeable driver, Joel, who was polite, kind and funny. The vehicle was clean, comfortable and nicely cooled! Only one thing to change and that is better directions on where to meet at start of trip as it was very confusing due to the construction work going on around the building. We had to walk through the parking garage to outside of the building on the other side of the garage, then turn left, go back into building and check in with the tour cashiers who give you large tour passes after you show them the electronic ticket.

– John B on TripAdvisor
Great Austin tour!

Well worth the money. We went back later in the afternoon and visited a few of the spots we saw on the tour!!!!

– Katie James on Google Reviews
Learned a lot about Austin in just two hours.

The Tour was fun and informative. I learned a lot about Austin in just two hours. I would highly recommend this tour! It was a great way to learn Austin!

– Susan Toerge on Google Reviews
Highly recommend this tour of the beautiful city of Austin

This tour was fun, informative & a comfortable ride. Mike was very knowledgeable & could answer any questions thrown at him. I was only in Austin for a few days & knew that I wouldn't have enough time to see & do everything I wanted. So this trip hit all the highlights & Mike gave us some great recommendations for touring & dining. I highly recommend this tour of the beautiful city of Austin. You will LOVE it! And the tourist info center where the trip took off from had some great souvenirs​. Thanks Mike!

– Anne Lamphere on Google Reviews
Wonderful way to see Austin and Hill Country.

This tour is a wonderful way to see Austin and Hill Country.

– Linda Johnston Lloyd on Google Reviews
Our tour guide was amazing.

Our tour guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable of the city. Answered all questions. Gave us insider info on many areas and events happening. 5 🌟 for him.

– Sue Pfeil on Google Reviews
AO Tours provided an excellent tour of Austin.

AO Tours provided an excellent tour of Austin. The director was knowledgeable, personable and articulate. The good sound system on the bus along with his good voice meant everyone could hear well. 90 minutes is about the right time for such a tour.

– Mike Rieley on Google Reviews
Thank you for the ride!

Had such a blast taking this tour, even being a resident of Austin. The driver/guide was very knowledgeable of all things Austin/Texas. Clear windows to take photos and great seats. The tour shows places not many people know of, which makes for a very enjoyable and scenic tour.

– Alex Coughlin on Google Reviews
Wonderful Austin tour.

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour...our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend the tour for anyone visiting Austin

– Jim L on TripAdvisor
Austin and Texas Hill Country Small-Group Tour.

Excellent tour! Didn’t get to do a couple of things on the normal tour due to work trucks blocking streets. The tour guide(Joel, I think was his name) did his best to reroute & try to show us. Tour guide was very pleasant & knowledgeable. Vehicle was clean & comfortable. Would recommend to everyone.

– 803dannyc on TripAdvisor
Great Austin tour!

Driver was very knowledgeable.

– Greg Kush on Google Reviews
Guide was friendly and very knowledgeable.

Great tour of downtown Austin and Hill Country! Guide was friendly and very knowledgeable.

– LeeAnn Pagnotta on Google Reviews
Great tour of the city

We took this tour on our first morning in Austin and I’m so glad we did. It was such a fantastic overview of the city and helped me to know what to do during the rest of our stay there. Our guide was very kind and informative.

– elsiep21 on TripAdvisoer
First Visit To Austin

This tour was exactly what I was looking for, just basic introduction to every neighborhood in the Austin area. It wasn’t boring, or too comedic, just right! The van was comfortable, our guide was incredible, and finding the visitors center (and parking) as well as gathering for roll call could not have been simpler!

– bernadettesimcik on TripAdvisor
Awesome, great tour.

I would do it again!

– Ben Freeman on Google Reviews
Great tour!

Great tour and nice people!

– Blake Fergson on Google Reviews
It is my best memory of my visit in Austin!🎉

I enjoyed our guide who was not only very knowledgeable in History but clearly mastered the topics with grace, eloquence and most importantly passion! It was effortless for him to guide us and he enjoys touring. It felt like he could have given lectures at university ... He was that good! As a result, all he described came to "life". He clearly has a gift to communicate in a way which command our attention. His name was Michael. It is my best memory of my visit in Austin!🎉

– Helene Cote on Google Reviews
Great 90 minute overview tour of Austin.

Great 90 minute overview tour of Austin. Helped us decide what to see and do with the remainder of our time there.

– Dane Lamb on Google Reviews
Austin and Texas Hill Country

Excellent tour and highly recommended! I was on a business trip and had one morning free so decided to take the 1.5 hr tour. Nice and knowledgeable tour guide, nice and clean tour vehicle, excellent way to see so much of the area and in air condition. So very glad I took the tour! Highly recommended!

– Austintourinac on TripAdvisor
Awesome tour guide!

Great way to see the city

– Christopher Johnson on Google Reviews
Best tour company in Austin

Awesome tour of the city and surrounding area!!!! best tour company in Austin....Will use again next time in Austin...

– Melvin Klugh on Google Reviews
Comprehensive overview of Austin!

I love the small vehicle aspect of this tour. Bri was a great tour guide, a very competent driver, and very knowledgeable about Austin and the surrounding hill country. It's clear she loves her city. And she is very personable and responsive to questions. The hill country portion of the tour was very informative about the geography of the area and how it influences weather, water geology and even agriculture. The tour helped me to decide what places I want to visit in depth.

– SoVTArtist on TripAdvisor
Excellent tour of Austin.

Excellent tour of Austin. It was nice to learn about all of the local sites from an air conditioned touring van.

– LorI Jablonowski on Google Reviews
Great way to see sites of the city.

All the great places to go. Beautiful hill countryside. Enjoyed the tour. Reasonably priced.

– Patricia Brown on Google Reviews
Better than I expected!

I was so happy with the tour. I got to see the importance points of interest for Austin in a short time. Better than I expected!

– Jacqueline Matranga on Google Reviews
Had an excellent tour guide

We had an excellent tour guide who not only gave us some historical information but gave us some of his local favorites. We even found a couple of things to go do after the tour.

– Kelly Alvarez on Google Reviews
Visiting Austin for a conference

Was in Austin for a conference and was looking for a tour to take, this one was the only one that was still available when we came to the Austin Visitor's Center. I'm so glad it was, this tour was excellent. Bri, our guide, is from Austin and provided great insight. Since it takes you outside of downtown, we saw a different side of Austin. The van is comfortable and a great view from any seat.

– Rose M on TripAdvisor
A wonderful overview

A wonderful overview to Austin and surrounding hill country in air-conditioned comfort. Mike was a knowledgeable and responsive guide and a pleasure.

– Ellen Taylor on Google Reviews
Historic Tour of Austin

The most comprehensive overview of Austin. It is a narrated tour filled with geography, the rich history and culture of Austin. I strongly recommend this tour!

– Samuel M on TripAdvisor
Austin overview in less than 2 hours

The bus tour takes you through downtown, south and west Austin. Covers a lot of places with the tour driver/guide informing about little tidbits here and there. There is no getting off the bus during the tour. Being a mini traveler bus, the view is fine from every seat.

– uutsav on TripAdvisor
I would highly recommend it!

It was fun and very informative.

– Melba Johnson on Google Reviews
Excellent tour guide

Excellent tour guide that showed us a beautiful city. Thanks.

– James Knott on Google Reviews
Visiting Austin

Great tour. After they covered the main attractions, we went back to visit the ones that stood out to us. Will recommend!

– Jensensusan on TripAdvisor
Tour guide really knew his history.

Our tour was small, 4 people and the tour guide really knew his history and the essential info about each location.

– William Talley on Google Reviews
Fabulous overview of Austin

We were able to see all the parts of Austin that we definitely would have missed. We were extremely comfortable and and in great hands with our tour guide. The young lady was so sweet and extremely informative. Wow there are so many aspects of Austin that can be visited and we got a glimpse of it all. Would highly recommend this tour.

– Tammy S on TripAdvisor
Had a good time.

The bus has A/C and a pretty good tour guide. We learned quite a bit and had a good time.

– Jill Wilson on Google Reviews
Got the scoop on Austin!

The tour guide was great- friendly, easy to understand, safe driver, def got the scoop on Austin!

– Kelly Patterson on Google Reviews
Cliff Note Austin Tour

Great way to get a quick overview of the city, especially on a hot day. The driver/tour guide was very knowledgeable since she was born in Austin. It's a great way to get the highlights before deciding on what you want to see more in depth. The van was very comfortable.

– Jmgbar on TripAdvisor
Guide was really knowledgeable and friendly

The guide was really knowledgeable and friendly. Our group had a great time and we felt like we saw a good representative slice of Austin in our 90 minute tour.

– John Abbondanza on Google Reviews
Fabulous overview of Austin

What a great way to get to know the city and Hill Country. The combination of the two actors narrating and the driver adding in her two cents was really informative. The van was very comfortable and COOL, which was needed in the summer heat. 90 minutes was perfect because we got glimpses of what we wanted to go back to, without losing half a day in the process. The check in at the tourist center was easy and smooth.

– dabkramer on TripAdvisor
We liked it!

Full of good information in a short period of time.

– Karen Kucik on Google Reviews
The best way to get the Austin vibe

The best way to get the Austin vibe, see the sites and all in less than two hours so you still have time to explore on your own. Awesome people, very flexible and service oriented. Price was beyond reasonable!

– Rachael York on Google Reviews
Convenient and affordable way to see Austin and hill country

Austin gets hot in summer. This air conditioned tour is a great way to get a glimpse of all there is to see downtown Austin and in surrounding hill country during the day, then go back to your favorite spots to explore in more depth.

– Valerie R on TripAdvisor
Great overview of Austin

Great overview of Austin would have liked to get off and take pictures or stop at a food truck.

– Kathy Lyons on Facebook
Non-stop tour of Austin This review is for the Austin + Hill Country Sightseeing Tour 90minute non-stop Tour

Well narrated quick drive through of the major sights in Austin. Note this is a non stop tour so there are no opportunities to get out for photos and few threw the van windows since it is moving. You may want to bring a notepad to take notes as slot of info is shared it’s hated to remember it all, especially the recommended sights to revisit!

– Brenda D on TripAdvisor
Our guide gave us lots of information.

I was in Austin for a business trip. Had a short time and wanted to get an overview of what Austin was about. Our guide gave us lots of information that ranged from history, celebrities, & food hot spots. I would do it again!

– Joy Vito on Google Reviews
Tour was great!

(90 minute) Tour was great! Was informative and a great 'quick view' of the city. If you are looking for more of an experience tour, I would recommend something different.

– Alex Nicyper on Google Reviews
It was great!

The driver was really helpful and nice. I don´t remember his name but he is very tall, and he has been living in Austin for the last 20 years. He knows how to feel comfortable with everybody in the van. I am lucky that I had this experience and I chosen this company.

– Yaye Baena on Google Reviews
A great overview

A great overview of downtown Austin and the hills to the west. A knowledgeable guide made the trip interesting and personal. We recommended the tour to our kids that just moved to Austin 3 months ago.

– Jeffrey Moore on Google Reviews
Loved the tour guide

Great, fast-paced look at all of Austin. Loved the tour guide, who was super knowledgeable, interesting and friendly.

– Ryan Swarts on Google Reviews
Fun Austin tour

We went on the 12:30, Sunday afternoon tour. It was a great way to see a lot of the city in a fairly short time, and a lot of places we wouldn't have seen on our own. The van was comfortable and we could see well.

– MaribethB24 on TripAdvisor
Enjoyed the tour.

We really enjoyed the tour.

– D Adams on Google Reviews
Great Austin tour.

Guide was super nice and answered all our questions. Vans were clean and comfortable.

– Todd Surratte on Google Reviews
The driver was fun and full of info.

They did a great job of showing us a wide variety of different sites. The driver was fun and full of info.

– Teresa Sparks on Google Reviews
AO Tours Austin is a fantastic way to see the city!

AO Tours is a fantastic way to see the city! If you are considering a Tour of Austin, Texas this is the company you want to choose for a detailed and fun experience.

– Laura Eells on Google Reviews
Money well spent!

Glad we took the tour. We learned so much about the city.

– Sherri Navis on Google Reviews
Best of all the guide pays special attention when they are in difficulty of understanding

J'ai experimente plusieurs de ces bus touristiques dans d'autres villes des Etats-Unis et le AO Bus d'Austin a vraiment ete mon favori. Le circuit est bien defini, ponctuel et bien commente. L'ambiance est jeune et sympathique tout en restant tres professionnelle. Enfin le guide articule et porte une attention particuliere au public des etrangers lorsqu'ils sont en difficulte de comprehension, ce qui est definitivement un plus. After having experienced many of those touristic buses in USA Austin AO ends up being my favorite. Both the tour and the comments are interesting, and punctual. The atmosphere is young and friendly but yet, professional. Best of all the guide articulates and pays a special attention to the foreigner tourists, especially when they have a hard time to understand, which is definitely a plus.

– Marina Lemaitre on Google Reviews
Best of all the guide pays special attention when they are in difficulty of understanding

I have experimented with many of these tourist buses in other US cities and AO Tours Austin's AO Bus was really my favorite. The circuit is well defined, punctual and well commented. The atmosphere is young and friendly while remaining very professional. Finally the guide articulates and pays special attention to the public of foreigners when they are in difficulty of understanding, which is definitively a plus. After having experienced many of these tourists in USA Austin AO ends up being my favorite. Both are interesting and punctual. The atmosphere is young and friendly but yet, professional. Best of all the guide articulates and pays special attention to the foreign tourists, especially when they have a hard time to understand, which is definitely a plus.

– Marina Lemaitre on Google Reviews
Amazing Austin tour

This tour was better than I expected. Excellent tour guide that gave us the History of the area and showed us some amazing places. I've lived in the Central Texas area and had no idea how beautiful Austin was. This is a MUST SEE tour if you are coming from out of town. The Mercedes bus was very comfortable. We got to see all of the "must see" areas of Austin and then some. I highly recommend this tour!

– shoretwo on TripAdvisor
The guide waited for us.

The guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job communicating. We walked and were looking for the wrong address so we were late. The guide waited for us.

– Bill B on TripAdvisor
When other friends come to visit, I'll be sure to recommend this tour to them!

I live in Austin, but a friend was visiting from out of town and we decided to take a tour of Austin. I didn't really know what to expect, but I was blown away by the number of places we saw and how knowledgeable our tour guide Maggie was. When other friends come to visit, I'll be sure to recommend this tour to them!

– Austin Hill on Google Reviews
Take this Austin tour first before visiting places on your own

I really enjoyed this tour. We were shown all the great spots in Austin and learned a lot of history about the city. After the tour we visited some of the places we were shown. We had a blast. Please take this tour first before visiting places on your own. Learn the city.

– Jade_Mont15 on TripAdvisor
Great tour of Austin!

Definitely gave me a feel for the city. Guide was very informative and I thought it was a good orientation to the city.

– Mariee515 on TripAdvisor
Seamless Austin Tour

Just the way it should be. A great way to spend a cool 90 minutes to get an overview of the city. Then, we went back to the sites we wanted to spend more time at. Easy!

– gourageous on TripAdvisor
Guide was entertaining.

It was a nice tour. Our guide was entertaining. I don't know if it fits into the route but stopping at the Austin mural would have been nice. Stopping and getting out would have been a nice experience at a few locations like the point lookout, outdoor art museum and park with time permitting.

– xravenx1 on TripAdvisor
Excellent, informative, friendly tour guide!

Excellent, informative, friendly tour guide! Covered a lot of ground in a short period of time! I would recommend this tour to anyone who asked!

– Morgclukey on TripAdvisor
Perfect tour to get big picture of Austin

90 minutes of information and an excellent overview of Austin! It really helped me plan the rest of my time in this interesting city!

– karengM2616RV on TripAdvisor
Overview of Austin.

Great tour. Informative and interesting. The owner was so accommodating and easy to work with. There were many areas and interesting places I had never seen.

– Wendy T on TripAdvisor
Great way to start a trip Austin!

My daughter and I really enjoyed the tour. Our guide was very good. I appreciated both her comments as well and combining it with audio tour. It got us off to a good start and we knew what we waited to see more of. Thanks, Austin TX!

– kmhumphries on TripAdvisor
Great Austin Tour.

Went on the 12:30 tour on a Sunday. The tour van is very comfortable and you can see very well from your seat. You get a great overview of Austin, so you can go back to any of the areas and look around more at your leisure. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. The tour also has some pre-recorded tour information that was also very informative and you could hear and understand as some tours we have been on the sound was so bad that you could not understand what was they said. Would differently go on another one of their tours if in the area again.

– tleeEvans on TripAdvisor
Very good experience.

This tour was great. We learnt so many new things and they really were very knowledgeable. We do recommend to take a tour if visiting Austin and these guys are the best.

– AndrewFromDallas on TripAdvisor
Austin bus tour

I thought the bus tour was a good quick summary of what you can do in Austin later on. Bus was comfortable and the tour guide was upbeat and knowledgeable. If you want a detailed review of what Austin has to offer, probably a longer tour would be more suitable.

– Kelly K on TripAdvisor
Great! Very thorough and informative

My tour guide was so sweet. She called me to make sure I was still coming for the tour. Her knowledge plus the prerecorded material made the tour very fun and informative. I snapped a few photos and was able to focus on what exactly to visit during my time in Austin.

– troyb0y29 on TripAdvisor
Saw a lot in two hours

very informative tour. they cover a lot of territory. Recorded tour guide was quite good. Driver added some other details.

– asIII41003 on TripAdvisor
Awesome!

We enjoyed the tour in the minivan. Our guide, Tyler, did a fantastic job, he drove well, he told fascinating and took plenty of time for us. If you want to see a lot of Austin in a short time, this is highly recommended! (original - We hebben genoten van de tour in de minibus. Onze gids, Tyler, deed t fantastisch , hij reed goed, hij vertelde boeiend en nam ruim de tijd voor ons. Als je veel van Austin wil zien in een korte tijd is dit echt een aanrader !)

– Mvdmeijde1960 on TripAdvisor
Nice Austin tour

My husband and i booked this tour at the last minute and was grateful for the availability. We were looking for something that was small and leisurely, plus the fact the it wasn’t a walking tour, as my husband had recently undergone knee surgery. The driver was courteous and the timing was good. The only thing that I would recommend is when stopping at the scenic overlook location, allow guests a 5-10 timeframe to exit van and take a quick photo.

– LadyTraveler40 on TripAdvisor
Great Austin tour & great value

This is a great way to get acquainted with the different areas of Austin and a good bit of its history too. Definitely a great first thing to do when you arrive! The tour guides are top notch!

– desertdancelover on TripAdvisor
Great overview of Austin

We only had one day in Austin and this was a great tour to get a quick look of the city. The tour guild was very informative and I liked the smaller group van. It's a non stopping tour so you have to go back if you find something interesting. There was a convenient parking garage near by. Good eateries near by the drop off point for after the tour. Advise getting tickets ahead if you want a certain time, seemed like they filled up fast.

– MelodyB384 on TripAdvisor
A perfect Overview of Changing Austin

The 90 minute ride in a comfortable van seeing the sights of Austin and the hills around it was the perfect introduction to a city I didn’t know. There was both “canned commentary “and relevant comments by our guide, Dow. By the end I had a mental map of what to see, why I should see it and aspects not to be missed. A very reasonable price for all this good information

– Bwf0617 on TripAdvisor
Well worth the cost

Wonderful tour. We did the day we arrived in Austin which was just right. We were able to see the high points in Austin and decide where to return. Our tour guide was very informed and provided us with plenty of information and statistics. The van was comfortable and just perfect. The audio in the van was very clear.

– Susan H on TripAdvisor
Great tour to see overview of Austin

I took this tour with three other family members. All but one of us have been in Austin since 1968. As a "local" we tend to return to our favorite areas. It was fun to see some of the newer parts of Austin that we don't patronize - but that will change! The guide, Dow, was very knowledgeable and polite. We will definitely recommend this tour to visitors to our wonderful city.

– Julie J on TripAdvisor
Worth The Time

We took this tour our first day in Austin and it helped us get oriented to the city. Some of the sites we did not need to return to but others we spent several hours at in the following days. The van was comfortable with lots of windows.

– Trd1017 on TripAdvisor
Very informative

Tyler was very knowledgeable. The tour provided a good overview of the city and gave me a lot of ideas of where I'd like to visit.

– andreaeF9022ZB on TripAdvisor
Great Austin tour!

If you want to explore Austin, do this FIRST! See almost everything in Austin in just an hour and a half. Take notes of the places you want to explore while you are on the tour so you can go visit the locations you want to see. You will be so glad you did.

– JmnJeff on TripAdvisor
Quick Austin tour that covered a lot of ground!

In town for a work conference so didn't have much time to tour Austin but found this 90 minute tour with a 4:30 start time that worked great. It was a really great overview of Austin and would be a perfect starting point if you have more time and can then go back to the points of interest you saw along the tour when you have more time. It covered downtown, East Austin, the U of Texas and the drive up into the Hill Country neighborhoods was breathtaking! Our driver/tour guide was excellent and had great knowledge! The van was also very comfortable.

– Julie J on TripAdvisor
Austin tour

My wife and I took the small group tour of Austin and the hill country. The van was very comfortable and made it easy to see the sites. Our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable. This tour gives you some sites that you may want to go back and see. One example is the capital building. Our guide also gave us some dining ideas. An excellent trip to take. Tour takes about 90 minutes

– Allen R on TripAdvisor
Good Tour To Take

Very good tour guide. Very good way to see an overall view of the Austin area in a short amount of time. Provided interesting facts about the area.

– JNever2Old2Travel on TripAdvisor
Excellant Tour

We were limited in time to see Austin and with help of super helpful people at the visitor's center, we chose this tour. It was more than we had hoped for. The driver was very knowledgeable and helpful. There was a festival going on which we were not part of causing major traffic issues and very limited parking. The tour went everywhere with ease, knowing the streets and showed us all and more than we thought. It was relaxing and informative and beautiful sights. He gave us info that we could use to see some things on our own if we wanted. I would do again.

– 341Bezza on TripAdvisor
Perfect Quick Austin Tour

This is a perfect tour of Austin in 90 minutes. A nice climate controlled van and knowledgeable driver/tour director. The van doesn’t make stops but it is ideal for scoping out the area and deciding what you want to see more of at a later time. Highly recommend.

– Beej1111 on TripAdvisor
Friendly and interesting

This was an interesting tour, our guide was very knowledgeable and super friendly. She was also a very safe driver and courteous to other folks on the road. Thanks for a good time and money well spent!

– Vacationer116062 on TripAdvisor
Good Overview of Austin area

The route gets into the different geologic zones and is a good overview. I suggest that the recorded parts of the tour be updated, as some of the information is outdated and the regional accents of the presenters are exaggerated.

– GaryPreuss on TripAdvisor
Private Tour

We actually took a 3 hour private tour. Our guide was Malina and she was fabulous. My wife and I had actually taken a tour of Austin our last visit, but this time we had our son with us. She covered the highlights that we had seen before for our son and then took us to areas we had never seen before. She was very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and flexible with our interests.

– Wpersky on TripAdvisor
See Austin in 90 Minutes

Want a quick overview of Austin? Than this is your tour. Our guide, Chloe was delightful as she capably navigated a large van through the city and outlying areas of Austin. A pre-recorded tape discusses the history and highlights of the tour as you pass points of interest. Chloe was great at supplementing the information. Be prepared as the tour never stops - no getting out of the van to see the sights. It's a great way to determine which attractions to go to when the tour is over. It's an easy, comprehensive way to see this fascinating city.

– Lori K on TripAdvisor
Super overview of Austin in 90 minutes

While on our first trip to Austin, we decided on the 90 minutes AO Tour of Austin. Our guide Dow, gave us a pretty thorough overview of Austin and its many eclectic areas. The tour has a tape of two local celebrities sharing information as well as the driver. Over 50 local sites were pointed out. After the tour, we decided what locations we wanted to visit and explore in-depth. The price is certainly inexpensive and it was a comfortable ride in the Mercedes van. Discounts were given at the music store where the tour starts. Pretty cool.

– susangsays On TripAdvisor
Save the driving, go with AO Tours Austin

A variety of sights were shown on the mini van bus tour. Bus had very comfortable seats and large windows. Covered 30 miles north west south and east Austin. Running commentary occurred throughout the drive. Driver was informative in addition to the pre recorded tour. Driver knew how to get around the city and construction spots. He was informative on recent items in the city. We drove through University of Texas campus and Texas State cemetery which were the two specific items we were interested in seeing.

– JER154984 on TripAdvisor
Great Austin tour!

Very knowledgeable tour guide, comfortable van with big windows to see out of. Highly recommend taking this tour if you have never been to Austin. Highlights the major parts of the city without having to rent a car. Hill country and the big houses were beautiful.

– Ashbear38 on TripAdvisor
Very good Austin tour! Totally recommend!

We only had 1 day in Austin, so we knew we needed to see as much as we can. The AOTours totally fit the bill. Our tour guide and Austin native, Chloe, was amazing, welcoming and has a great relaxing voice! 😊 We got to see the outskirts or Austin that we knew we wouldn’t be able to see in our own due to time. I highly recommend this tour and recommend you go to the Austin Visitor Center and browse their store while waiting to load the bus! Kathy and everyone there were very welcoming and helpful! Do it, book this tour now! Tks! B😊

– macchica12 on TripAdvisor
90 Small Van Tour of Austin

We arranged this tour through our ATX pass and really enjoyed it. A great introduction to Austin with lots of history and info. Very comfortable van and very nice and knowledgeable driver.

– Colette B on TripAdvisor
Great Austin tour!

We did the Texas hill country small group tour and are so glad we did! Hill country is beautiful and a glimpse into some of the nicest homes and neighborhoods you’ve seen. Melina was our tour guide and she was friendly, funny and informative. It was a great way to spend 90 minutes!!

– mac1108 on TripAdvisor
Great use of 90 minutes to get an overview of Austin!

Very comfortable tour van. Excellent driver tour guide combined with recording. The driver was extremely courteous and answered questions.

– Paul B on TripAdvisor
A great way to be introduced the Austin

We like to take tours of places that we visit to get an overview of the area. Then we go to specific places that interest us for a longer time. We used AO Tours for our Austin tour. My wife recently had back surgery and cannot climb steps. Some of the large bus tours have lifts but I noticed that AO had a passenger vehicle for private tours. When I told Mary about my wife's condition, she said that they would arrange for us to take the tour in the smaller vehicle, I believe this was a Jeep. Our guide was Tyler. Tyler did an excellent job of describing all the areas of interest. The tour goes all over the city and you get beautiful views from many locations. It was amazing how much of the city we were able to see in 90 minutes. Our tour went over the 90 minute time-frame but Tyler hit every site. We would use AO again. The tour was great and Mary was very, very helpful in making this tour possible for my wife and me. Thank you AO tours Austin!

– kmyrmel on TripAdvisor
A nice Austin Tour

The tour Guide and the bus was nice, but with so much to see, we were usually by a site before we could actually see anything. There were a few stops along the way to take pictures, but it was a bit of a whirlwind ride.

– Kirk L on TripAdvisor
Great Austin tour!

Hop-on hop-off bus was out of commission when we were in Austin so we opted for this tour. It was very well done, lots of good info, took us to see many spots. We couldn't get off and on but I think it was a much better tour than the Hop-on Hop-off tour would have been. Tyler was our driver and he did a great job! Great overview of Austin. Liked the interspersed narration, also.

– PaLuv2travel on TripAdvisor
Family Visit

This tour was a great way to get a feel for Austin. It was our first time there and the 90 minute tour was perfect. The tour group was small and that was a plus as it was comfortable. Staff were very hospitable from the ticket counter to the tour guide. Very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend it to others.

– jacinta j on TripAdvisor
Great Austin tour! Loved it!

We had never been to Austin before and thought that a city tour would be a good introduction. AO Tours is just terrific -- super service from the initial booking (they even called us back when they missed our call!) to the guide on our bus. We covered a lot of area and were provided with lots of great information. We travel a lot, and this was one of the best tours that we have taken. Employees are all great -- friendly, personable and professional. It's a great company! High recommend them!!!

– Trish0186 on Trip Advisor
Good affordable quick tour of Austin

My wife and I enjoyed this tour. I would recommend doing it early in your trip so you can decide based on what you see to visit places on your own. You do not leave the car to get a closer look or anything, it’s more of a birds eye Overview of the city. However, somebody else is doing the driving, and you can ask the friendly tour guide any questions you want. As long as you know what you’re getting into you should have a good experience.

– Frank C on TripAdvisor
Great way to get a quick overview of Austin

We were in Austin for a short period of time. This tour was a great way to get a quick overview of the area. Our guide was knowledgeable and pleasant. The tour was punctual. The van was clean and comfortable. We got some ideas on places to visit on this trip and future trips to Austin. We would recommend this tour to our friends and family to get a quick view of Austin for further exploration.

– AaronI on TripAdvisor
Austin Tour

Best Tour in Austin!!!!! We went with our 3 kids, 7,11,12 and the tour guys are awesome. This is the second time we used them and our family members love it!

– Olga R on TripAdvisor
Great value; wonderful tour guide!

We loved this tour. We felt like there was something for everyone...the history buff, the arts or sports enthusiast, and those who love the great outdoors. I was the wide eyed tourist who wanted to see everything Austin has to offer, and this tour delivered. The tour guide (Nathan) was friendly, knowledgeable, and approachable if you had questions. The tour bus itself seemed well kept, and we enjoyed that the tour was smaller in terms of the group size. In sum, we loved it!

– HotelGeographer on TripAdvisor
Worth every penny

My husband and I enjoy doing these riding guided tours when we travel. You get a wonderful overview of the area. Thus tour was very informative and fun. Nathan was great and gave a great tour. I would highly recommend taking this affordable tour while you’re in town.

– Nurse D on TripAdvisor
AO Tours Austin

Have been using this tour company for the last 3 years for all my tourist friends who come to visit me in Austin (believe me - I get a lot of them!) - everyone absolutely loves it. Will highly recommend.

– Maria C on TripAdvisor
AO Austin & Hill Country Tour

Excellent tour for an overview of the city and surrounding neighborhoods! We knew this was not a stop and hop tour so picture opportunities were through the van windows. For the cost and time commitment, it was a good bargain. Tour guide was great at answering questions. And adding insights to the scripted recorded tour! The tour of the hill country was certainly something you probably wouldn’t see on our own!

– wsgray325 on TripAdvisor
Great overview of the area

90 minute bus tour of Austin's various districts and part of the Texas Hill country. Tour is a mix of recorded commentary and additional information from the driver. Aden was our driver and made sure all of us enjoyed the tour. Highly recommend this as it does provide a great overview of of what makes Austin unique.

– plgetz on TripAdvisor
Sisters Birthday in Austin

The tour was very informative and interesting as well. Our tour guide was charming and good at his job. It was my first visit to Austin, so I learned a lot, and saw a lot. My sister and I would highly recommend this tour. Thank you!

– Maureen K on TripAdvisor
Great introduction to Austin

This was a really good way to see Austin in just 90 mins. The recorded commentary was well done supplemented by interesting facts from the driver. Highly recommended.

– gmkWhitchurch on TripAdvisor
Overview of Austin

Great tour. Guide was very knowledgeable about Austin and surrounds. He was very accommodating re photo opportunities. Van was comfortable and air conditioned. All in all, a very pleasant experience. Would be happy to recommend.

– TrishandJames N on TripAdvisor
Relaxing and educational Austin tour

The tour guide was knowledgeable, personable and fun. He made the tour, “Austin and the Hill Country”, a pleasant outing for us.

– Helen M on TripAdvisor
Great Experience!

The tour was very informative and the tour guide made the ride pleasant with his humor! The hills of Austin were beautiful!

– Marilyn K on TripAdvisor
Wonderful!

Locally owned. We spoke to one of the owners and she was wonderful. The van is brand new and the guide was excellent the entire 90 minutes. They could charge double and it would still be a great choice!

– SandDRealEstate on TripAdvisor
Custom Private Winery Tour

I used AO Tours to coordinate a private tour to three Hill Country wineries as part of my bachlorette party. The planning process was a breeze and they worked with me to coordinate the best experience for me and my girls. We were able to specify where to be picked-up and dropped-off and it was clear that the relationship they had with the wineries really helped as we were taken care of pretty quickly upon arrival. Our tour guide, Aden was a GREAT addition to the party too and fit right in with all of us. He was fun and charming! His knowledge of Austin was pretty on point as well! Thank you for making my bachelorette one of the best days I have ever had with my favorite people.

– Samantha B on TripAdvisor
Very efficient tour with wonderful scences

This tour was beautifully designed. We visited many locations and stopped at the exact spots to see the best part of each location. The tour guide was very friendly and very knowledgeable. We sit in a Mercedes Benz van with air conditioning. It was so comfortable in a hot and humid day.

– Xin X on TripAdvisor
Getting to know the area!

My daughter is going to UT and wanted her to become familiar with the area. This tour did the trick very inexpensively. Tyler, our guide, gave us a wonderful tour with interesting facts about UT, Austin proper and the surrounding hill country. A 1 1/2 tour in a very comfortable Mercedes van. (small group, only 7 of us). I would highly recommend this tour. The people at the visitor's center were outstanding and went above and beyond my expectations in helping me clear up a double booking and securing a refund with the 3rd party booking company.

– painter2008 on TripAdvisor
Great way to see Austin!

We had limited time in Austin so we booked this tour to get the feel and layout of the city. Tyler was our guide. The tour started on time, and despite triple digit heat outside, the van was cool and comfortable. We feel we got a great overview of the city for the money we paid for the tour.

– KVKM4 on TripAdvisor
Private Tour was Excellent

We took the 90 Minute Tour of Austin and Hill Country and loved it so much we decided to book a Private Tour to see the LBJ Ranch. Lucky us, AO had a tour guide available on our last day of vacation. Our guide Aden was excellent. He gave us so much information and history about the area and Texas. For lunch, we stopped in Luckenbach, TX, and were treated to live music along with good food. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him. It was the high point of our stay in Austin. Visitors from WI.

– kiki t on TripAdvisor
Awesome !!!!

Everything from buying the tour ticket to the end of the journey was pleasant. All 4 of us (me, my spouse, 2 kids) really enjoyed the trip. The person who drove the vehicle seemed very knowledgeable about the surrounding. The only thing is we couldn’t get off of the vehicle ( as it was mentioned to us before purchasing the tickets). Overall very good experience and definitely would recommend everyone.

– sinhaca on TripAdvisor
Had a great tour with Tyler!

This was a terrific way to see Austin highlights during the heat of summer. Tyler was our tour guide and full of interesting info! The van was comfortable, clean, and fun to ride in. I also enjoyed that this was an hour and a half - just the right amount of time. A good value for the price of the ticket.

– x7p3p on TripAdvisor
Great way to quickly see Austin

It’s a quick way to see sights that you would probably not visit unless you know the city well. I’m glad that Aiden was our tour guide. His personal stories and touch of humor added to the recorded information. I enjoyed the tour despite the downpour.

– Raj D on TripAdvisor
Quick but thorough view of Austin

This bus tour gives you a quick view of the sites in Austin and the outlying areas. It is a good way to get an overall picture of Austin. You can then take the on and off bus or some other transportation to the sites that you noted on your trip. The history of Austin is quite good. Best deal for those who do not have a lot of time and want a ride in an air-conditioned vehicle.

– Patricia K on TripAdvisor
Amazing!

This tour was great! Worth every penny! Definitely a must do on your next trip to Austin. Staff was knowledgeable and nice and the air conditioned van was comfortable!

– Helen M on TripAdvisor
Austin and Texas Hill Country Small Group Tour

Really comprehensive overview of the city and its history. Thoroughly enjoyed it and the tour guide was amazing too.

– sshah310 on TripAdvisor
Great Austin tour!

Great way to see the city and stay cool in the summer heat! It is a mix between the tour guide pointing out things and pre-recorded facts played throughout. It was a good way to see the city with spending limited time there.

– tmrdmr on TripAdvisor
Austin/hill country small tour

Very informative, 90 minute overview, that gave us enough information to plan what sights and areas we wanted to spend more time at.

– SallyHeartland on TripAdvisor
Very informative, nice guide

This is a nice overview of the Austin area. We moved here a year ago and friends came into town so this was a perfect fit!

– deejayrussia on TripAdvisor
Great City Tour

My husband and our two teen sons wanted a quick tour of Austin during our weekend college tour of Univ of Texas. The tour was perfect. A 90 min tour on an air conditioned bus (that seats 14). This was perfect and so comfortable. My youngest son (13 yrs old) actually told us that this tour was the best part of our 5day Texas Universities excursion (Dallas, Houston, Waco & Austin). Our tour guide was a kind, energetic young woman- full of info and able to answer every single question that her guests asked. During the tour we learned which sites we would like to revisit (cause this tour is a drive-by tour. No stopping for pics). But, a great introduction to Austin. Would wholeheartedly recommend it!!

– Sheryl F on TripAdvisor
Best Austin City Overview

My husband and I were in Austin for a very limited amount of time on business and wanted to leave with some idea of where we had been. We had the good fortune of staying at the Driskill, but beyond that, saw little of Austin. This 90 minute tour was perfect. The guide was very knowledgeable, and augmented the prerecorded segments with interesting comments. Mercedes bus was comfortable and easy to view the scenery from both sides, and because there was no getting on and off the bus (in 99 degree weather) the tour could cover a lot of ground. Perfect tour for us!

– Rose M on TripAdvisor
Loved it!

Really enjoyed this little 90 mins van tour! It gives you a basic idea of the city. Would highly recommended for the first day of the trip in the city. After you got a whole picture of the city, you can better decide where you gonna spend more time for the details.

– miffyxuexue on TripAdvisor
Austin in 90 minutes

Great tour. Interesting history and fact filled commentary. Would recommend this as the first thing you do. Than decide which parts of Austin you would like to further explore.

– jangreenhalgh on TripAdvisor
Tyler the Tour Guide was #TotallyWeird

That title is intended as a compliment both to Tyler & Austin. We LOVE the Keep Austin Weird mantra. We did the AO Tour on our 2nd day (1st full day) and it provided plenty of local info. It gave us ideas for further exploration on the remainder of our week long visit. THX TYLER & AO!!!

– timsgolf on TripAdvisor
Nice cool option for a hot day

Took the 90 minute Hill Country and City tour with guide Aiden, who was wonderful. Gave us a lot of insight and was super friendly and knowledgeable.

– dwcrissman on TripAdvisor
Good overview of Austin

This was a great informational tour on a hot day. I was disappointed that he didn’t stop in the hills for a few minutes for pictures but I understand how tight of a schedule they are on. Definitely do this tour if you only have a short time in Austin

– adventbeard on TripAdvisor
Very enjoyable and informative.

I would recommend this tour to anyone that is visiting Austin. It not only takes you through areas of the city, but the Hill Country is a real experience. Never knew there was so much out there and it's beautiful country. Guide was very, very knowledgeable and eager to share it with us.

– searchingnewplaces on TripAdvisor
Great introduction to Austin

The tour was 90 mins long. It was very informative and was a great introduction to Austin. Really comfortable and interactive. Thanks!

– Gillz0 on TripAdvisor
Lotta good info in 90 minutes

Nathan our guide delivers a bus load of interesting information in rapid fire fashion as he nimbly navigates the crowded Austin downtown streets; yes he is also an excellent driver. The tour covers the music club area, university, museums, parks, historic buildings and monuments. After the urban scene we headed west to the toney, wealthy neighborhoods in the western hills. You can only see the homes from great distance so it is a bit of a disappointment and consumes a bit too much time traveling out to the hills for minor attractions. Some good views from the hills, nothing spectacular. The other item to take into consideration is there are so many sites in the downtown your head may spin as you pivot to see the sites and keep pace with the unfolding narration. We enjoyed our tour, it could have been better perhaps without a trip into the hills. Regardless, Nathan was superb in his all encompassing role and he provided a wealth of information in very entertaining narration.

– Michael Z on TripAdvisor
One of our best tours ever!

Comfortable, informative and entertaining! Great overview of the area with history thrown in. Parking nearby was easy. We were lucky to have Dow as our tour guide. There is a prerecorded part of the tour that is supplemented by the driver. Highly recommended!

– maketravelfun on TripAdvisor
Great way to see Austin

We very much enjoyed this tour. It was a comfortable, pleasant ride. We enjoyed seeing both the city and the hill country. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the area. I’m glad we did this tour and would definitely recommend it. Well worth the time and money.

– Bonnie J on TripAdvisor
This Austin tour rocks!

We cannot say enough good things about Nathan and the tour he took us on. The Mercedes vans were beautiful and comfortable. We saw things that we would never have seen on our own and learned so much. (Nathan should change his name to ALEXA or better yet GOOGLE). If there is something worth knowing about Austin and the hill country, Nathan knows it and shares his wealth of knowledge in such a fun and interesting way. You will not regret doing this tour. We highly recommend it.

– JesLandscaping on TripAdvisor
Good small bus tour of Austin and the surrounding areas

We took the tour as our first activity in Austin, and this was a great starting point. The tour was very nice in that it was much more than downtown Austin, but also included much of the surrounding area and hills around the town. The tour guide was informative and we learned a lot about Austin and the surrounding area. I also kept my GPS on during the tour, and dropped "pins" at the places we wanted to come back and see on our own, like one of the food truck areas and one of the scenic overlooks. Overall, a very good tour and definitely recommended.

– Kevin S on TripAdvisor
Austin City Tour

A good tour of you want to see all the hot parts of town and some of west Austin you may not get to see. About 90 minutes in the van is just enough time to see and then go play.

– Gma0917 on TripAdvisor
A Great 90 Minute Tour

AO Tours 90 minute tour of Austin is a must for getting a quick an informative overview of the Austin area. Our tour guide, Aiden, provided a interesting and personal review of Austin while shuttling us through the streets and byways of Austin in a well maintained van. For a shorter and somewhat inexpensive tour of Austin, look up AO Tours and ask for Aiden.

– K O on TripAdvisor
In a nutshell

Nathan was our tour guide. He shared lots of information clearly and interestingly. The tour was a ride only. No stopping at all, which was fine by me because I'd been hopping on and off other tours and was flat out tired. Also, it's an hour and a half, so I didn't get stir crazy. I got a good feeling for the area and particularly loved seeing the hill country. So beautiful. Overall, a good tour. I would recommend it.

– suad C on TripAdvisor
Austin Overtures tour- Austin + Hill country

This is a 90 minute bus journey that is continuous so no getting out but if you have already walked the legs off yourself like I had the day before it was a luxury to see what was left of Austin that I wouldn't have walked to. Our tour guide Aidan was a breath of fresh air and has the knowledge and maturity beyond his young years. A lovely guy and a great tour guide, this tour is well worth going on.

– louisabrolly on TripAdvisor
Helpful with son with disabilities

Two thumbs up to Nathan our tour guide for looking out for my family that includes our 23 year old son who is on the Autism Spectrum. He gave us personal attention and made sure that we had a place up front. He handled the SXSW traffic like a pro 🌮

– SWGator on TripAdvisor
Great overview of the city

I have been to Austin many times in the last 10 years and have seen several sights with friends. This time, I decided to try this small group tour to learn more about the city. This was a very good tour. The guide (Nathan) was very informative. There were only a few people in our tour, which made the ride even more comfortable. I agree with a previous tip: sit on the right side (or if given the chance, sit in front). Will definitely recommend this tour!

– Maria P on TripAdvisor
Excellent deal!

On our first full day in Austin, we took this 90 minute tour to get an overview of the city. Our driver was a Texas native who had lived in Austin for thirty years, and he also owned the company. We saw all the sights and then some. It really helped us to plan the remainder of our trip.

– Isaac T on TripAdvisor
Fun, quality outing!

A great trip and info filled tour! Nice tour leader/driver! Worth the $25.00 fee, a great experience!

– hcbigdutch on TripAdvisor
Great way to see Austin

We are first time visitors and this tour is the first thing we did to orient ourselves. We travel a lot and this is something we think is useful. Our driver was Karina and she was fantastic giving us lots of history as she drove. It was a quick 90 minutes and seemed like a lot of information to process but as we started to walk around and do other tours I realized the city wasn’t quite as spread out as I had thought. Of course the first time you go anywhere you find it hard to get too or far for example but in reality the more you go you realize it’s not that far. I especially enjoyed the Hill Country part as we did not rent a car and there was no way I would have otherwise been exposed to that part of Texas. A very enjoyable tour. I highly recommend it even though you do not get out of the van.

– Lisa S on TripAdvisor
Good overview of the city, history and highlights

Small group tour 90 minutes in a van seating about 10 people. The 2:30 Wednesday tour was full. Driver was from Austin, a history major so knew a lot about the area history, the sites along with his recommendations on what to see and where to eat. Very informative and enjoyable activity. Would recommend this done early in visit to gain a perspective to best utilize your time.

– David V on TripAdvisor
Perfect Austin Tour

Tour is perfect! Make sure you sit on the right side, as most of the items you visit will be on that side. Our guide was not only knowledgeable, but funny as well. She took the time to answer questions and give suggestions of great places to visit in town.

– ginatx94 on TripAdvisor
A GREAT VALUE and excellent GUIDE

I live in Bandera, 83 miles away. My son visited me during Christmas. He has never been to Austin, and I have had limited drive thru experience. So we drove over on Wednesday Dec. 27, 2017 the coldest day of the year. I booked the 12:30 tour by phone on Tuesday with Mary after finding it on line, Very polite and efficient. Sent me confirmation to my phone and eMail. We arrived at the Visitor Center at 601 E.5th street parking garage at 11:45 AM. After check in, Alexandria greeted our tour group of 10 and we all proced to a beautiful new Mercedes large van. I am handicapped , but got assistance from my son and a tour employee. Very comfortable, clean and........WARM. [High temp was 37 degrees]. Alex took us to many locations in the downtown area of bars and restaurants , then we drove into the hills of residential East and West Austin, and saw the parks and monuments. TEXAS LONGHORN Stadium, and the Tower were featured and the graveyard when Kyle Seeley, The American Sniper was buried were features I did not expect. Many High Tech industries were highlighted by Michael Dell's home in the beautiful upper hill home area.

– Jim G on TripAdvisor
Moving to Austin

We will be moving to Austin and thought this would be a great introduction to the city. It was! Our guide did a great job driving the Mercedes bus and giving an informative tour All in 90 minutes, they also have discounts at several places including the visitors center, which has reasonable priced souvenirs

– Golfer26 on TripAdvisor
Austin in 90-minutes

If you're new to Austin, or if you have lived here since birth, treat yourself to this tour. It departs from the Visitors Center downtown and visits the Hill Country in a 90 minute timeframe. Our second tour last month was as enjoyable as the first. Highly recommended.

– marianwils0n on TripAdvisor
Wonderful Tour

We really loved this tour. It was great to get a mix of city and hill country and the driver was really knowledgeable about local and state history and the geology of the area. Perfect for what we were looking for!

– FragileWord on TripAdvisor
Austin tour

Our guide was very entertaining and kept our group engaged. He provided interesting facts and stories during our tour. I highly recommend this tour.

– Debie W on TripAdvisor
Overall great tour of Austin and surrounding hill area around Austin

Our tour guide/van driver Mike was very knowledgeable about Austin and the surrounding area. The only thing that was a downside on this tour,as far as I was concerned was, if you are seated on the left side of the small bus/van ( like I was) you cannot see the sites being pointed out on the right side of the vehicle, as we passed by them. Furthermore, the majority of the sites that are being discussed and pointed out to us on our trip were, you guessed it, on the right side of the small bus. So if you want to see the sights, ride on the right side of this tour or you’ll be like me...just hearing about what I couldn’t see with all the people in the bus blocking the view on right side.

– AttyVette on TripAdvisor
Informative, fun, great overview to start our visit

We took the 2 hour tour on Friday afternoon to try and get the "lay of the land" as this was our first trip to Austin. Our guide, Dustin, did a fantastic job. It was easy for all to hear him as he wore a microphone, he was a safe driver, he answered all our questions, he was entertaining and had great energy. The group size is small which was a plus. Highly recommend the tour.

– Wylie M on TripAdvisor
Amazing Austin tour

Carina was an amazing tour guide. The bus was comfortable, she was informative and we learned things about Austin we never would have. Sooooo worth the money! Then at the end you get a ticket for discounts for many places in Austin. Great tour!!

– lindas286 on TripAdvisor
Just what I expected

This tour was just as it was advertised - 90 minutes and 30 miles of Austin and the surrounding area. It did not say anywhere that you would stop and take pictures. If that is what you are looking for then take the On Off Bus. Our guide, Corina, was very knowledgeable about the history and current happenings, restaurants, music scene etc. around Austin. We learned a lot about the area in the short time that we had available. It was also a very hot day so the air conditioned van was appreciated. I would highly recommend the trip if you want to see and learn as much as possible in a short amount of time.

– sewhat83 on TripAdvisor
Full service excellence!

We were visiting Austin for the first time and wanted to schedule a 4-hour bus tour to get a flavor of the city and Hill Country. The owner Mary Davidson was amazing - she provided recommendations for the rest of our trip, was responsive with a quote and the bus was waiting at our hotel right as scheduled. Our tour guide Mike was passionate about history and the city of Austin - he provided a super interesting narrative with fun facts and trivia as we passed points of interest. He was friendly and engaging and I would highly recommend him for any tours you take with this company. Thumbs up all around, this was a highlight of our trip!

– cpakjjos on TripAdvisor
Austin City Tour

We had a great tour. I am sorry I do not remember our guide's name. She was excellent. She was so informative and energetic. The tour gave a great overview of the city and gave us ideas for what to do later in our stay. This is a tour I would take again.

– Patrice K on TripAdvisor
Good overview

The mixed live and recorded commentaries worked well as this 90 minute tour wended its way around key must see parts of the city. The guide was informative and welcoming Recomended

– David G on TripAdvisor
Intro to city

This is a great tour, very comfortable, in an air-cpnditioned Mercedes-Benz bus with a knowledgeable guide. Our tour guide, Michael, is a native Austinite, who showed us everything from historical sights to current places of interest and shared many local stories. His stories ranged from the founding of Austin and Texas to the music festivals and where they are held, to things that Keep Austin Weird like the RV park that has a waiting list. He took us down through the entertainment district and knew the places and the specific music they played as well as the best times to go. Throughout the hour and a half tour, he pointed out restaurants in different areas of town which helped us plan the rest of our visit. He was so thorough that we relied more on what he showed us on the tour and less on the GPS for the rest of our visit. Thank you, Michael.

– 778deborahk on Tripadvisor
THE BEST AUSTIN TOUR!

If you are going to learn about what makes a destination special, get a tour operator who truly loves his city. Mike was our guide to seeing Austin and we could not be happier. All of the landmarks, plus some of the more obscure places, along with an explanation of a few of the things that "keep Austin weird". We were very pleased and have already recommended this tour to others.

– wmfmercer on Tripadvisor
Great overview of Austin!

We had been to Austin several times, but felt that we didn't have an overall picture of what the city had to offer. This tour was a great way to find out more about its history and see a good portion of the city and some of the hill country. Our guide Mike was very knowledgeable and made it a fun day. I highly recommend this tour!

– nwannago on TripAdvisor
You see most of Austin in 90 minutes

We booked this tour through our concierge at our hotel. We were picked up a block from our hotel at a music store. There were perhaps ten people in our van after we joined the group. This tour took us all around Austin and it allows you to discover places you may want to go back to. Mike was our tour guide and he did a great job describing the places we drove by. Some of the information is provided by recording, and some by the tour guide. We were very glad we took this tour and i would recommend it to anyone.

– Charles M on TripAdvisor
A great overview of the Austin and surrounding area

John the driver/guide did a super job of working around the chaos that is SXSW festival and the havoc it creates for driving downtown. Streets were closed and he was modifying the tour to make sure we saw as much as he could possibly get to. He answered our questions and gave us pointers for the rest of our stay. Bus holds about 13 but only 4 on our trip. Small group experience was great for us. Plan to do this early in your stay in Austin. Note that for the 90 minute tour you don't get out of the bus.

– Arla T on TripAdvisor
Austin in its glory

You get the feel of Austin and it's surrounding countryside The guide gives you the local history. The hillside is great and amazing scenery

– br14n_l on TripAdvisor
New to Austin? Start here.

This tour will allow you become familiar with the city of Austin and the things to see and do. It does not stop but we were still able to take pictures. It gave us an idea of what we wanted to do while in town. Great tour guide and very knowledgeable mixed in with recorded segments. Luxury Mercedes Sprinter van with plenty of room. Worth the price which was very reasonable. East, West and downtown, the tour covers plenty of ground in 90 minutes.

– MICHAEL N on TripAdvisor
Excellent overview and guide to planning the rest of your visit

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour thanks to our knowledge and personable guide. Be clear that this is not a tour that drives you to sites for exploring or taking pictures, it is a driving overview that introduces you to the main sights of the area. Do it at the beginning of a visit to Austin to help you decide what sites merit a more in-depth visit. Bottom line, the van was comfy, the guide was superb, the price is good.

– Ellen P on TripAdvisor
Great tour!

We took the 90-minute austin city tour with AO tours. Our guide was excellent gave a detailed description of the sites in Austin and showed us a good overview of the city including the Hill Country. I would highly recommend tour to anyone! Provides a good overview of this city and would be a great way to start your vacation in Austin!

– ksura on TripAdvisor
I love a good tour

When you're in a new city, what do you do? Take a tour! This tour lasted about 90 minutes and went all throughout downtown and south Austin. It was so cool to learn about the culture of the city and the ever changing atmosphere. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Plus, this tour gives you a luggage tag that you can use to get discounts at restaurants and stores! What?! yes please!

– Denise G on TripAdvisor
Thumbs up!

Great way to see what you might want to see… We ended up visiting several places that weren't on our list.

– JLippy on TripAdvisor
Great Overview of Austin- Great Value

I went on this tour with my mother who is older. This tour is great. Very comfortable Mercedes Van with windows so you are in A/C all the time - perfect for the Austin heat in July. Our tour guide ROCKED! He was extremely knowledgeable and we learned so much about Austin. From its history, to the beautiful homes, to sports and entertainment. He was extremely polite, and a lot of fun. The tour guide really made this. He was great!

– Loretta P on TripAdvisor
Outstanding tour for Texans and others as well

Went on the tour today with my 80 year old mom and two teenagers. We live in Texas and have been to Austin but just to specific locations. We wanted to look around but when you are driving it's hard to do that. This tour was amazing. It was our favorite touristy thing of the day and I would recommend it to EVERYONE! Little kids wouldn't enjoy it but anyone from around 10 and up would like it. The tour focuses on famous locations, neighborhoods, areas, and all the great things that Austin has to offer. I learned so much that I would have never known without having an amazing tour guide! You won't regret taking this trip!

– Ann S on TripAdvisor
Perfect overview of Austin and Hill Country

We had just a few hours after a convention before our flight left and wanted a quick tour. It was just what we were looking for. In 1-1/2 hours we saw the city sites along with the west side and even out into hill country a bit. Our driver/tour guide was informative and fun! There were only 5 of us in a very comfortable, luxury van. We felt the $25 each was a great value!

– minnesotatrips on TripAdvisor
"Cool" tour of Austin and beyond

A professionally guided tour of Austin and outlying areas in an air-conditioned Mercedes bus? Not only fun and entertaining, but the best idea on a 100-degree July day! We weren't able to get out of the bus to take photos, but the large windows enable you to see everything. I'd been to Austin three other times but still hadn't seen many of the places we passed. This tour will give you some idea of where the many different areas of downtown are and what to look for when you get there. We drove through the UT campus where the driver told us the history of the clock tower and the sniper from years ago. Interesting to "see" history. We were driven several miles out of town to the hill territory (shows you how huge Austin is!) where we were able to appreciate the full beauty of the city and how green and vibrant it is. We saw lakes, rivers, dams, museums, flamingos (no lie) and beautiful vistas from Mt. Bonnell. This 90-minute tour has a little recorded information, but was otherwise interpreted for us by a knowledgable, friendly driver (2:30 tour on July 5, Dan?) I had a lot of fun. My son lives in Austin and didn't care to go with me, but I recommended that he and his girlfriend take the tour some hot summer day to learn more about the city. Make reservations online if you can, the busses don't hold a lot of passengers. You can get a senior or military discount. Loading was done right outside the Austin Visitor Center which is across the street from the Convention Center and the Hyatt, and next to a parking garage. Easy peasy.

– lgreer12 on TripAdvisor
Excellent Austin Guided Tour!

Tour was recommended by the concierge at the Marriot and I had a great time. The guide was very knowledgeable of the area(long-time resident), and gave great detail to the whole area as we traveled. He was able to offer historical, cultural and popular info on the area and the people. I would recommend it highly. Very comfortable and entertaining!

– rustybishop2001 on TripAdvisor
Great tour company

Al was a great tour guide in explaining the sites and history behind them. He gave me extra info afterward for places I was interested in finding on my own. The Mercedes vans they have are very comfortable and air conditioned for those 100 degree Austin days! Their location is easy to find and have s parking garage right next to them. Would highly recommend this company and would definitely use them again.

– Ken M on TripAdvisor
90 Minutes Well Spent

My friend and I visiting from the UK took this tour on the 6th July this year. The tour is taken in a comfortable air conditioned van as shown in the photos. Areas covered included downtown Austin, the area south of the city, the hill country (the main event where the bulk of the tour takes place), and the north of the city. Our tour guide and driver, whos name I regrettably forget, was very knowledgeable, friendly, and clearly took a lot of pride in his city and his job (he's native to Austin). There was a wealth of information on the various landmarks around the area, complimented with some pre-recorded talks on the more prominent points of the tour. The atmosphere was both informative and light hearted, with interesting tidbits and humour thrown in. The area covered was broad and provided some great views of the hill country and the city itself, as well as a trip through some historic outskirts. A range of interests were also catered for, from the music scene, food, history, politics, arts, all the way to notable local residents past and present. Overall, you will be treated to some unforgettable views and local flavor that are well worth the price of admission. Absolutely recommended for first-timers in the city as well as people who have been there before, like my friend and I. Overall a fantastic 90 minutes that was a great addition to our trip.

– jamesbateman1989 on TripAdvisor
Great introduction to the Austin area - very informative!

Great driver/tour guide, very friendly and informative. He knew a lot about the history of Austin and Texas!

– catbarone on TripAdvisor
From Mexico City an opinion of the AO Tour

Very good city tour !! I highly recommend it. They explain everything, the guide gave me some good tips to go places to eat. Awesome tour !! Thanks for the awesome experience, I will take it again. (Spanish) Muy buen tour por la ciudad!! Lo recomiendo mucho. Te explican todo, el guía me dio unos buenos tips para ir a lugares a donde comer. Awesome tour!! Thanks for the awesome experience, I will take it again.

– Rodrigo R on TripAdvisor
Great for planning your visit!

The tour was fantastic! Our driver was knowledgeable, funny, and interesting and got everyone involved who was in the van! We did the tour on our first day of visiting Austin, and made our plans for the rest of our trip based on recommendations and items learned from the tour! Also we have 2 kids with us, ages 5 and 6, who enjoyed the scenery and they even learned a few things. Our host included them as well! Highly recommend!

– jkwillms on TripAdvisor