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Austin’s Best & Least Expensive Hop-on Hop-Off Bus

For the past 11 years AO Tours has recommended the “AUSTIN TWO-STEP” hop on hop off bus experience. One of the best options for the guest that wants to get the most out of their sightseeing dollar is to take “Tour Austin & Hill Country in 90 Minutes” and then jump on a Capital Metro…

AO Tours Frequent Rider Club

  If you have previously purchased a ticket for the “Austin + Hill Country” tour – call 512.659.9478 for a special AO Tours Frequent Rider Discount

Chekhovian Inspiration for Original New Play “3” Includes Chris Gibson

3 or The Sound of the Great Existential Nothingness runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights July 26 – August 17 at the Off Center Theater Anton Chekhov Last night we opened an original piece of theatre called “3” or “The Sound of the Great Existential Nothingness”, written by Austinite Tim Braun, produced by Austin’s resident…

Summer Classic Film Series at The Paramount this Weekend

  The Historic Paramount I’m looking forward to our first foray to the annual Summer Film Series at The Paramount this weekend, we’ll see “It Happened One Night”, the classic Frank Capra Academy Award Winning 1934 Comedy starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. The Summer Classic Film Series has something for everyone and we always…

Austin Overtures Tour Guide Writes & Directs New Play

Rocky Hopson has written and will direct a  gritty new play.  Circus Girl embarks on an epic journey through the tragic and beautiful reality of 1890s America. Circus Girl takes you on a journey through America during the 1890s—from Kansas City to Chicago to Denver. It is the story of Circus Girl, a young performer…

Formula 1 – Is Coming to Town!

Austin’s Circuit Of The Americas The United States’ First Purpose-Built Grand Prix Facility The Circuit Of The Americas which has been built in Austin is a multipurpose facility that will host the most prestigious racing events in the world, including the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™. It is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility…

About Us

Austin Overtures Story Since 2003 Austin Overtures has been providing visitors with sightseeing tours of Austin and the surrounding area. In 2009, we extended our business to offer full destination management services. Whether guests are looking to “wind down” or “rev-up, Austin Overtures will guide them through a memorable stay in the Capital City of Texas. Our Team Mary Davidson – President Austin Overtures Corporation Mary was born in the Republic of India and lived in Hawaii for many years so it is no wonder she enjoys meeting people from all over the world. She has extensive cross-cultural experience having worked with internationals in business and volunteer settings for many years. From 2002 to 2007 she served as the volunteer coordinator for the University of Texas at Austin International Office. Dow Davidson – Chief of Operations Austin Overtures Corporation Dow…

I Might Not be Native – But I Got Here in 1960

In the past 10 years of presenting guided tours for Austin Overtures Sightseeing I have many times explained to our guests  that I was born in Fort Worth but moved to Austin in 1960.  One of the most interesting comparisons between then and now has to be the growth in  population.  Back then there were…

Austin Overtures – A Novel Idea

Mary and Dow Davidson had long been involved making visitors to Austin feel welcomed as well as informed – they started Austin Overtures Sightseeing in February 2003 with a novel new idea for touring Austin.   The concept was to “super concentrate” the sites of a normal old fashioned 4 hour get-on, get-off sightseeing tour into an very quick 90 minutes on a 30 mile route. They created a sizable body of historical and cultural research  built on their experience as long time Austin residents.  The result has been a fun fast-paced presentation that gives their guests  a wealth of interesting and useful information as they tell the story of Austin and the adjacent Texas Hill Country. At this point they offer 22 regularly scheduled tour runs per week as well as numerous other custom tours for groups of all sizes….

Jules Nadeau – Running Around Austin 40 Years Later

Austin. (20 January) – Back in 1962, a young French Canadian hitchhiker enjoyed some good old Texas hospitality from an Austin family. In fact black and white photographs of this generous family are always with Jules Nadeau – and he is back in town and is determined to hook up with the family so he…