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Very Best of ATX Panoramic Tour

Take a tour in Austin’s only panoramic mini bus!

Quick Details

Take in 360-degree views in a Texas-size convertible on this best of Austin tour!

  • Duration: 90 Minutes (with stops)
  • Pickup and Drop-off: Austin Visitor Center
  • Languages: English & Español (headphones provided)
  • Stops (subject to change): Pfluger Bridge, Texas State Cemetery
  • Vehicle Type: A Mercedes-Benz glass-top bus with a convertible feature
  • Extras: Receive discounts through our Pink Tag Partners Program
  • Guide Tips: On this tour, we get out for light (optional) walks so be sure to:
    1. Wear comfortable shoes
    2. Bring a hat (with ties to prevent it flying away)
    3. Water to drink (in sealed containers – no cup holders on board)
    4. Sunscreen if you need it
From :
$ 39.99 $ 34

Ready for All Things Austin?

Austin may be widely known for its music scene, but the city offers more than good tunes. Historic architecture dots this sprawling city, and on this 90-minute tour, you’ll see some of the best of it, including the University of Texas, the Driskill, and the Texas State Cemetery.

On this 1.5-hour excursion, you’ll find out how this quirky cowboy town transformed into a musical mecca, high-tech think tank, and a haven for hippies. Our team of Austinites will put you in the “Austin Frame of Mind” as you travel around town taking in the sights, giving you ideas that will have you ready for boot-scooting, breakfast tacos, and more.

Please note: This tour does not include the Hill Country scenic drive. If you’d like to see Texas’s beautiful Hill Country, try our signature 90-minute City Sightseeing + Hill Country Tour or the 2.5-hour city and Hill Country tour with stops.

Who is this tour good for?

This tour is good for those who want to get to know the vibrant culture of Austin and what makes this city so unique to Texas. You’ll learn more about the growing downtown Austin scene, as well as explore areas such as historic and trendy East Austin, both in the vehicle and on foot.

What you will see on this Best of Austin tour

On this 90-minute tour, an Austinite is your driver and guide, showing you the towering downtown buildings and historic architecture to murals and nature as you go.

Enjoy an audio tour in English or Spanish

You’ll also have access to sanitized single-use headsets with audio conversations about the things you pass. This GPS-powered audio tour, with real-time entertaining conversations about the sights you see, is a great way to get lost in the conversations in the language of your choice.

Take a stroll on the Pfluger bridge

The first stop is at the gorgeous Pfluger pedestrian bridge that arches over Lady Bird Lake. Get out and stroll part of the bridge, taking in breathtaking views of the water and the city skyline. Lady Bird Lake, originally known as Town Lake, was renamed in 2007 in honor of the late Lady Bird Johnson. Your guide will tell you more about the lake’s ecosystem and lesser-known facts about Austin as you look over the city.

Get 360-degree views of famous Austin landmarks 

Along the way, expect to find out more about gorgeous architecture—and entertaining historical anecdotes—including the Driskill Hotel, the University of Texas campus, and the new development happening downtown.

You’ll get plenty of 360-degree views from the comfort of your seat, making it that much easier to see all the special details that line our streets. Catch glimpses of murals & public art, which might include Monopoly Mural, Dazed & Confused, Harmony mosaic, as your guide tells you more about the artists who created them.

Visit the Texas State Cemetery

Get out and hear more about the Texas legends who have been laid to rest here. Stephan F. Austin, General Albert Sidney Johnson, Governor John Connally, Texas Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, and Chris Kyle are among the Texas officials buried at this cemetery.

About the Vehicle

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

Map and Points of Interest

Pink and white map of Austin with blue dots and letters marking points of interest covered on the tour

About the Guides

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

Important Booking Information

Pickup and Drop-Off Location

602 E. 4th Street (Austin Visitors Center)

Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure to check-in and board.

NOTE: Seats are subject to resale if we have not heard from you or you are not checked-in 15 minutes prior to departure. Our tours depart on schedule – Thanks!

 

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!

– Sandra W 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.

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 via 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 via Viator
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 via TripAdvisor
Austin in a Nutshell

"The guide was very nice, good energy. The bus was very nice and clean. It's a "cliff notes" version of the city that gets your feet wet quickly in 90mins."

– CrDave via Viator
Very Best of ATX Tour

It was a very informative tour of downtown Austin TX. The tour guide was very nice. I would do it again.

– Jacilyn C via Google
A very fun and memorable trip for us.

Thank you for giving us such a good time while we were visiting Austin for the first time. While other tour companies were closed during this time, we were able to take 2 fantastic tours with you.

– EvasBookStore via Google