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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…

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…

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…

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 Groovy Rusky Play WritterAnton Chekhov Last night we opened an original piece of theatre called “3” or “The Sound of the…

Summer Classic Film Series at The Paramount this Weekend

  The Historic ParamountThe 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…

Austin Overtures Tour Guide Writes & Directs New Play

CGPosterRocky 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…

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…

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…

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…