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San Antonio: Small Group Night Tour with River Walk Cruise

1. San Antonio: Small Group Night Tour with River Walk Cruise

Get to know San Antonio's nightlife during this night tour that features one-of-a-kind views of the city skyline illuminated at night from the Tower of the Americas, a relaxing River Walk cruise, and a narrated drive. Begin your night out with your tour guide greeting you directly outside the front of your hotel in San Antonio or Austin before heading out to the first stop of your night tour. First, take your view of San Antonio to new heights. Get whisked away up 190 m (623 ft) and marvel at magical views of the illuminated city skyline from the Tower of the Americas Observation Deck, the tallest observation tower in Texas. Once your feet are back on the ground, embark on an enchanting nighttime river cruise, passing multiple points of interest such as the historical Old Mill Crossing and La Villiata, the city’s first neighborhood. After your cruise, go on a drive with your tour guide to explore San Antonio’s cultivating nightlife. Experience an immersive 45-minute narrated drive through the illuminated streets to learn more about the city’s history and culture, pointing out multiple points of interest. Once your tour is complete, enjoy a safe return transfer back to your downtown hotel or arranged drop-off destination, where you can relax after your exciting night out.

Austin: Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

2. Austin: Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Once downloaded, your tour begins at Mount Bonnell, which offers panoramic views of the city. Next, you’ll cruise around the outskirts of the city, seeing plenty of parks, nature preserves, and botanical gardens and learning more about the founding of this weird and wild capital city along the way. At Barton Springs, you’ll have a chance to take a dip in this beautiful natural pool or rent a kayak to row down Austin’s gorgeous river. Then you’ll cross Congress Avenue Bridge, home to the largest urban bat colony in America. Hear why bats roost here and how to see them take flight as you cross into Austin’s urban core. Learn the story behind the iconic slogan “Keep Austin Weird,” then park by the Texas State Capitol building and stroll along its historic grounds. Next, you’ll walk down Congress Avenue, flush with preserved historic architecture, quirky shops, and amazing restaurants. Finally, you’ll reach Austin’s famous 6th Street, the buzzing nightlife center of the city. Your tour concludes here.

Austin: 1.5-Hour Lady Bird Lake Bike Tour

3. Austin: 1.5-Hour Lady Bird Lake Bike Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Austin's tourist hotspots and get off the beaten track as you explore Lady Bird Lake on a bicycle tour. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations, and enjoy entertaining commentary from your local guide along the way.  Meet your guide at the meeting point, receive your helmet and bike, and set out on your tour. Head down to the famous Barton Springs Pool and Zilker Park area and learn about Austin's largest park and its significance. Then head towards the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue and the Congress Avenue bridge. The itinerary includes sites like the old Mopac railroad bridge, Austin's newest library, the Pfluger pedestrian bridge, and of course the iconic boardwalk for perfect photo opportunities of the Austin skyline. Listen as your guide provides insider tips about life in Austin and gives you informative tidbits about the locations that are on the tour’s itinerary.  

Austin Guided-Hike

4. Austin Guided-Hike

Explore Austin's Wild Side: Guided Hike Adventure Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the wild heart of Austin, Texas! Experience the city in a whole new way as you join our expert guides for an action-packed guided hike like no other. Discover hidden trails, stunning vistas, and quirky local secrets that make Austin the ultimate playground for adventurers. Itinerary: 🥾 Trailblazing Trek: Lace up your hiking boots as we set off on an exhilarating expedition through the scenic Barton Creek Greenbelt. Prepare to be amazed by cascading waterfalls, dramatic canyons, and lush greenery around every bend. 🌄 Captivating Stories: Our lively guides don't just lead the way – they're also storytellers extraordinaire! Listen to fascinating tales of Austin's history, its legendary characters, and the vibrant ecosystem that makes this area truly unique. 🌿 Nature's Classroom: Learn about the local flora and fauna as you hike, discovering the secrets of the natural world that surrounds you. Who knows, you might even spot a native critter or two! 📸 Picture-Perfect Moments: With every step, you'll encounter Instagram-worthy views that beg to be captured. Don't forget your camera – you'll want to remember this adventure for years to come! Adventure's End: As our hike comes to a close, you'll be left with memories that will make your heart race and stories that will keep your friends entertained for ages. But don't worry, your Austin adventure isn't over! You'll be dropped off right in the heart of the action, where you can explore more of Austin's vibrant neighborhoods, delightful eateries, and buzzing nightlife. Get ready to hike, laugh, and discover Austin like never before on this one-of-a-kind guided adventure! Duration: Approx. 3 hours Difficulty: Moderate

Austin & Houston: Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

5. Austin & Houston: Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Once downloaded, your tour begins in either Austin or Houston. In Austin, you’ll start at the beautiful Mount Bonnell. As you drive, you’ll learn about Texas’s struggle for independence and the city’s rich and delightfully diverse music history. Plus, cruise past the Wild Basin Wilderness preserve, replete with over 200 acres of preserved wilderness. Uncover the city’s rich BBQ history, especially Austin’s pit-style cooking! Then find out how this became the hottest city in the tech industry. Stop by Zilker Botanical Garden with 28 acres of local and exotic flora. Pay a visit to the beloved Barton Springs with its three-acre spring-fed pool, a miniature train, and even a community theater! Then, cross Congress Avenue Bridge, home to the largest urban bat colony in America. Dig further into Austin’s culture and learn how the iconic phrase “Keep Austin Weird” was born! Get some trivia on the various movies and shows that have been filmed here, such as the cult classic, Office Space and Richard Linklater’s ambitious Boyhood, shot over a dozen years. Then park by the majestic state capitol and stroll through the beautiful grounds as you learn more about Austin’s fascinating history. Finally, catch snatches of the vibrant nightlife on 6th Street, which was once a hive of booze-related shenanigans during Prohibition. This concludes your Austin adventure! In Houston, you’ll begin on Lamar Street, between the Embassy Suites Hotel and Grove Restaurant. Then hear about the Caddo Nations and how the Spanish conquered their land to establish Mexico. Proceed past the Buffalo Bayou Park and unearth the famed Battle of San Jacinto, a key fight in the struggle for Texan independence! As you drive, you’ll behold amazing architecture both new and old, from sleek skyscrapers like Penzoil Place to the grandeur of Christ Church Cathedral. Discover the blend of art, science, and history at the Houston Museum District, where you’ll find a diverse range of museums dedicated to everything from African-American culture, to children, natural sciences, and beyond! Of course, no visit is complete without learning the history of NASA. Learn why Houston was chosen for the headquarters and hear stories of some of its greatest triumphs as you make your way to the Johnson Space Center. Your tour concludes here.

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Alfred was an amazing tour guide. I make sure the absolute 1st thing I do when visiting any city is to take a tour and this tour was fantastic. Alfred was super knowledgeable and prideful of the city he was born and raised in. Added bonus, we went to Tower of the Americas at sunset... we didn't even know it was part of the tour so this was great! I was lucky enough to book my tour when the lightshow at San Fernando Cathedral was going. SPECTACULAR EXPERIENCE!

Our guide was fantastic. We got up the tower quickly, had a nice your of the Pearl area, saw the light show at the cathedral which was awesome, did a quick tour of the Alamo area at night, and had a fun water tour of the riverwalk. Excellent time and service!

Alfred was very passionate about everything he showed us. Extremely polite as well.

4 great points of interest in 1 trip- well worth it. also- stay for the light show

We had a great time touring San Antonio. It’s a beautiful historic town.