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Austin Visitor Center: Our most recommended tours and activities

Austin: City and Hill Country Non-Stop Tour in a Mercedes

1. Austin: City and Hill Country Non-Stop Tour in a Mercedes

Explore Austin with some real locals, covering 30 miles of interesting sights. Sit back and relax in a 14-passenger Mercedes-Benz sprinter and enjoy Austin's attractions and landmarks. Visit local hangouts, learn about the live music scene, the “Keep Austin Weird” culture, and the city’s extraordinary gastronomic scene. Go to the Six Square District in East Austin, where you'll learn more about Austin’s Black music, arts, and cultural history. Let a local resident be your guide as you discover lively parks, trendy shopping districts, and the Hill Country’s lakes and vistas.

Austin: Panoramic City Center Tour with Stops

2. Austin: Panoramic City Center Tour with Stops

With an Austinite as your driver and guide, explore everything from Austin’s towering downtown buildings to its historic architecture, murals, and nature. Enjoy GPS audio narration and stops along the way to fully experience the city’s iconic spots. Put on your sanitized single-use headsets and listen to a GPS-powered audio tour featuring real-time entertaining conversations about the sights you see along the drive, conveniently available in both English and Spanish. For your first stop, visit the James D. Pfluger Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge that arches over Lady Bird Lake. Get out and stroll along part of the bridge, taking in breathtaking views of the water and the city skyline. Learn about Lady Bird Lake’s ecosystem and lesser-known facts about Austin from your guide as you look over the city. 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. 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 the city streets. Catch glimpses of murals and public art, which might include Monopoly Mural, Dazed & Confused, and the Harmony mosaic, as your guide tells you more about the artists who created them. Stop at the Texas State Cemetery and get out to hear more about the Texas legends who have been laid to rest here. Stephan F. Austin, General Albert Sidney Johnson, Governor John Connally, and Chris Kyle are among the Texas officials buried at this cemetery.

From Austin: Texas Hill Country Brewery & Distillery Shuttle

3. From Austin: Texas Hill Country Brewery & Distillery Shuttle

Escape the hustle and bustle of Austin on a guided day trip to Texas Hill Country. Hop on this half-day shuttle to spend the afternoon sampling craft beer and spirits at 3 of the finest breweries and distilleries in the area including Beerburg Brewing, Treaty Oak Distillery & Family Business Beer Co. Get a designated driver and local guide to escort you in a comfortable Mercedes Sprinter van. Be sure to come hungry because each spot also offers a mouth-watering menu of delicious food options like pizza, tacos, and BBQ (at your own cost). Depart from the Austin Visitor Center and be driven for about 40 minutes. First, head to Jester King, a brewery, kitchen, farm, and event hall on a 165-acre ranch in the Texas Hill Country. Taste their beer fermented with wild yeast or order a cocktail. Next, spend an hour at Beerburg Brewing, a farm-to-table brewery and kitchen between Austin and Dripping Springs. Sample beers brewed with native Texas plants that are hand-harvested onsite. Finally, go to Treaty Oak Distilling, a distillery scattered with ancient live oak trees in a serene hill country setting. Visit their tasting room to try craft cocktails made with Treaty Oak Whiskey and Waterloo Gin.

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What people are saying about Austin Visitor Center

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 23 reviews

So much fun ! The driver and the description was so thoroughly explained and fun! We learned so much(myself my husband and our 2 yo daughter) about the city of Austin!Loved the path and all the food recommendations too! Usually guide tours are boring and not worth the money but THIS ONE WAS DEFINITELY WORTH IT and to be honest it was a great price! The bus was so clean and spacious as well (smelled great too lol!)

Our tour guide was great driver! He did an excellent job! I saw all the sites I wanted to see! If your here for a visit you should definitely take the tour! Very decent prices too! The Visiter Center is full of great Austin Merchandise to look through, and purchase as well.

Was real good Tour! Perfect length, great driver and guide in Mercedes Van. Would highly recommend this tour!!

Great tour of Austin and area. Very comfortable van and it was so comfortable on a 100 degree day .

Doug, great personality. enjoyed the tour. would do it again.