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The Texas State Capitol

One of the benefits of visiting Austin, the capital city of Texas, is touring the impressive capitol building at 1800 Congress Avenue. It may look familiar – the architect, Elijah E. Meyers, modeled it after the capitol building in Washington D.C., However, because it’s located in Texas, it is 14 feet taller than the Federal…

Laguna Gloria

Laguna Gloria, a sculpture park belonging to The Contemporary Austin, sits along the shoreline of Lake Austin. It consists of an old Italianate villa on several acres of wooded trails and lawns, providing a respite from the city with a view. Laguna Gloria, which loosely translates as “glorious lake” in both Spanish and Italian, is…

AO Tours Austin Recognized for Superior Service by TripAdvisor for 2019

We’ve done it again! We are happy to announce that AO tours Austin has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for 2019. This achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have…

2018 – Happy Holidays!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s finally kind of cold here in Austin! Which means fall is making its way out and winter is making its short yet very anticipated appearance! During the holiday season Austin is FULL of holiday to-dos! The Trail of Lights, Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, Christmas shows at ACL…

We Did it Again! – Awarded Best Local Tour Operator for 2016

Austin Overtures was very excited to be awarded “Top Rated Small Group Tour of Austin and Texas Hill Country” for 2014 and 2015.  Well that excellent record continues – we just received notice we have received that accolade for a third year in a row. “Top Rated Small Group Tour of Austin and Texas…

AO Tours Recognized for Superior Service by TripAdvisor for 2016

We  are happy to announce that AO tours has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered…

Awarded Best Local Tour Operator for 2015

Austin Overtures was very excited to be awarded “Top Rated Small Group Tour of Austin and Texas Hill Country” for 2014.  Well that excellence continues – we just received notice we have received that accolade for a second year in a row. “Top Rated Small Group Tour of Austin and Texas Hill Country” for 2015.

Pink Tag Partner of the Month- The Long Center

This month’s Pink Tag Partner is the iconic Long Center! The Long Center is preforming arts venue that houses everything from Orchestra performances to the Blue Man Group. Whatever sort of performances you could want, The Long Center is sure to have. With a diverse schedule, there is always something to see at the Long…

Pink Tag Partner of the Month- Wild About Music

To welcome in the holiday season, AO Tours will begin posting about a Pink Tag Partner of the Month to highlight businesses in the Austin area. To learn more about all our Pink Tag Partners and the discounts they offer when you use your AO Tours Pink Tag, see the options on our Pink Tag…

AO Tours Gives You Three for One

AO Tours has presented our signature tour “Austin + Hill Country in 90 Minutes” since 2003. For the last decade the tour has been providing a quick and entertaining way to experience Austin and the neighboring Texas Hill Country. One of the hallmarks of the Tour is the amazing mix of veteran guides who personally…

Londoners are invading Austin!

And these days its pretty easy to invade – British Airways  began offering direct 10 hour flights in March of this year (2014)  – definitely the fastest way to get to ATX from London. The new interest in Austin from the UK has resulted in a number of travel writers checking out Austin, and many of these Londoners sing the praise  of  AO Tours (Austin Overtures Sightseeing Tours). A good example was recently published by Kaye Holland of Just About Travel : “Most visitors to Texas rush to the bright lights and big hotels of Dallas but look through recent travel ‘It lists,’ ‘hot spots’ and ‘must visit destinations’ and one Lone State city emerges triumphant. And it’s not the Big D. Rather it’s the state capital, Austin, that is lauded as the most original, fascinating and increasingly fashionable place…

Best Local Tour Operator for 2014 Award

AO Tours (Austin Overtures Sightseeing) has provided our “Austin & Hill Country in 90 Minutes” Tour for 11 + years now and our experience shows.  One of our on-line partners Viator has just awarded us “Top Rated Small Group Tour of Austin and Texas Hill Country” for 2014. Viator is the world’s leading resource for…

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