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There is a lot to see in Austin, and sometimes little time. Austin has an eclectic mix of ATX Touring Companies. From guided downtown walks to eatery and event venue and pub tours. Segway, scooter, bike , double decker busses and duck boats. Haunted house and movies scene production sites. Murals, classic entertainment sites and peddling tours. There are many family friendly ways to see the city. Here is our list of the best Austin tour companies.

Powered Tours

Twisted Texas Tours

Best Austin Tours
Off on another Twisted Texas unique Austin adventure. Photo: Permission by Austin Detours.

Each Twisted Texas wild ride is jam-packed with local flavor, fun people, and Instagram-worthy photo ops! Our guides are wacky, our bands rock, and our bus Wallace is tricked out in tie-dye. Each tour features weird Austin trivia, prizes, cheering, lots of music, and the best drinks and eats in town. We have hosted bachelor and bachelorette parties, 21st birthdays, 60th birthdays, and everything in between. Whether you are traveling solo or with your squad, we guarantee you’re going to have an unforgettable day on the Twisted Texas bus!

Phone: (512) 999-8687
See Our Tours & Book: Here
Web Address: Twisted Texas Tours


Austin Detours

Best Austin Tours
Austin Detours crew on front of Austin storied Continental Club on South Congress. Photo: Permission by Austin Detours.

Howdy! We’re Austin Detours – an independent locally-owned experiences company providing activity, tour and transportation services to locals, visitors and corporate clients.

Our specialty is fun – we create amazing experiences for the lone traveler up to corporate groups of 300. Our Handcrafted Austin Experiences allow you to check out the arts and music scenes, visit architectural delights, learn about organic gardening, discover urban winemaking, chow down on Texas bbq, tour the UT campus, freshen your wardrobe, take a two-step lesson, improve your golf, go crafting and much more!

We’re the tour company for people who don’t like tours. We believe you have to get out of the van and feel dizzy as you look up at the Capitol rotunda, indulge in the richness of a Gourdough’s donut, decipher the meanings behind the art at our best outdoor gallery, and tap your toes to the latest tunes of one of our local musicians. Our job is to ensure you leave Austin saying “wow!”

Phone: (512) 962-8636
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Web Address : Austin Detours


Austin Brewery Tours

Austin Brewery Tours group toasting at Skill Mechanix Brewing tasting room.
Austin Brewery Tours group toasting at Skill Mechanix Brewing tasting room.

Experience the exploding Austin, Texas craft beer scene. Austin Brewery Tour packages allow you to visit 3 Austin breweries in a 4 hour timespan. Weekday tours start at 4 pm and weekend tours start at 11:30 am or 12 pm. All tours start and finish at Craft Pride 61 Rainey ST.

Tours start at $80 per person. Our pricing is all-inclusive. This includes a friendly guide/driver, tastings at each stop, and one behind the scenes facility tour (brewery permitting). We even tip the bartenders for you!

Phone: (512) 412-9268
See Our Tours & Book: Here
Web Address : Austin Brewery Tours


Double Decker Austin Bus Tours

Double Decker Bus Tours of Austin
At the Capitol with Double Decker Bus Tours of Austin.

Double Decker Austin Bus Tours, Austin’s Only Guided Hop On Hop Off Double Decker Sightseeing Tours. Spend a day discovering Austin’s downtown attractions from the top of a double decker bus on a fun and historic two hour sightseeing tour.

Phone: (512) 596-2925
See Our Tours & Book: Here
Web Address : Double Decker Bus Tours of Austin


Austin Eats Food Tours

Posing before dining with Austin Eats Food Tours.
Posing before dining with Austin Eats Food Tours.

Austin's Original Food Tours, Featuring the City's Best Restaurants, Food Trucks, Bars & Breweries. Whether you've lived here for years or you're visiting for the first time, savor an authentic taste of Austin, from funky hidden gems to the Capital City's most esteemed upscale eateries! We've partnered with over 80 of Austin's best restaurants, food trucks, breweries & bars to bring you a uniquely curated, authentic taste of Austin! Corporate/Private/Public events available daily.

Phone: (512) 963-4545
See Our Tours & Book: Here
Web Address : Austin Eats Food Tours


AO Tours

AO Tours - Austin & Hill Country Sightseeing Tours
AO Tours - Austin & Hill Country Sightseeing Tours

AO Tours’ Austin + The Hill Country tour covers 30 miles, 50+ points of interest, in 90 minutes. This tour is a showcase of all things Austin. You will experience a fascinating overview of the city’s history and culture. This tour also cuts through the edge of the Texas Hill Country. You get the big picture overview, with plenty of time to explore the places that interest you most.

Phone: (512) 659-9478
See Our Tours & Book: Here
Web Address : AO Tours


Tour Austin

Tour Austin - Get to know Austin one tour at a time.
Tour Austin - Get to know Austin one tour at a time.

Tour Austin provides organized tours to highlight the best of Austin’s local experiences. Our tours include art, culture, history, music, outdoors. Get to know Austin one tour at a time. Be our guest today!

Phone: (512) 593-6331
See Our Tours & Book: Here
Web Address : Tour Austin

Peddled Tours

Bike & Brew ATX

Bike & Brew - Austin Brewery Tours
Bike & Brew crew prepping for an Austin Brewery Tour on wheels. Photo: Permission by Austin Detours.

Bike and Brew ATX is Austin's premier city and libation adventure. Tours offer visitors their very own custom bicycle. It'sa unique way to experience the sights, sounds, and taste of the city.

Rides vary in duration, location and difficulty, but share a focus on some of Austin's major attractions and finest breweries, wineries, and distilleries. We bring the city to life through the eyes of our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. People from all over the world can bike and bond over a craft refreshment.

Our tours are fun for everyone 21 and up, and for all backgrounds. Tours are not just for an adventurous traveler. They can be enjoyed by curious students, the most laid back local or a visitor who just wants to cruise the city and enjoy a flavorful brew. Let us introduce you to Austin with facts, stories, and the best drinks our city has to offer!!

Phone: (832) 773-4012
See Our Tours & Book: Here
Web Address : Bike & Brew


PubCrawler of Austin

On the roll with Pub Crawler of Austin.
On the roll with Pub Crawler of Austin.

PubCrawler of Austin is a Pubcrawl Party on Wheels! Pedal-powered by you and up to 14 of your friends, its maximum speed is five miles per hour—just the right speed for sharing good times with friends as you tour scenic routes! It’s your ticket to fun! With tours located right in the heart of downtown Austin, there is sure to be a route to fit any occasion. Experience the sights and sounds of the live music capital of the world.

Phone: (512) 657-7334
See Our Tours & Book: Here
Web Address : PubCrawler of Austin


Hipside Peddler

On East 6th Street with Hipside Peddler  - Austin Peddled  Pub Crawl.
On East 6th Street with Hipside Peddler - Austin Peddled Pub Crawl.

Austin’s premiere 15-passenger, pedal powered party Austin Pub Crawl bike – The Hipside Peddler has all the bells and whistles! BYOB (cans, boxed wine, kegs) and fill the on-board bar with your favorite drinks and snacks for any event including your next Austin pub crawl. Enjoy music and singing while you pedal with your friends to highly rated downtown east Austin bars.

Phone: (512) 710-8801
See Our Tours & Book: Here
Web Address : Austin Hipside Peddler


Mike's Bikes & Tours

Mike's Bikes and Tours
Touring Austin over Town Lake with Mike's Bikes and Tours.

Mike's Bikes features several Austin bike tours in the downtown area as well as two of Austin’s best trail rides. Our city tours focus on downtown Austin, Lady Bird Lake, and some off shoots to special areas like Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Park, and to view the Austin Bats. These tours are a combination of light jogging trail and street riding. Our trail tours feature regular and mountain bike tours of some of Austin’s best trail riding. If you’re into riding and want to get to know one of Austin’s best resources for outdoorsy locals, we can show you the best trails in town.

Phone: (512) 919-6293
See Our Tours & Book: Here
Web Address : Mike's Bikes & Tours


Barton Springs Bike Tours

Barton Springs Bike Rental
With Stevie Ray on Town Lake with Barton Springs Bike Tours.

Our professional tour guides have all gone through rigorous training and all are “Texpert” Certified. This means that they can offer you the best explanations of historical sites, monuments, and just plain “weird” stories of Austin as you roll along the way.

Phone: (512) 480-0200
See Our Tours & Book: Here
Web Address : Barton Springs Bike Tours

Water Tours

Capital Cruises

Bar watching with Capital Cruises under the Congress Avenue Bridge. Photo: Will Taylor - lostinaustin.org
Bar watching with Capital Cruises under the Congress Avenue Bridge. Photo: Will Taylor - lostinaustin.org

Nestled on the shores of beautiful Town Lake Hyatt Regency Hotel , Capital Cruises is proud to offer lunch and dinner cruises, wedding events, internationally famous bat-watching excursions, party boat services, and the ultimate alternative for group and corporate outings.

Phone: (512) 480-9264
See Our Cruise Fleet: Here
Web Address : Capital Cruises


Lone Star Riverboat

Underway on Lake Autsin with Lone Star Riverboat Cruises.  Photo; Ryan Conine
Underway on Lake Austin with Lone Star Riverboat Cruises. Photo; Ryan Conine

Lone Star Riverboat Cruises offers public, narrated sightseeing cruises. Our sunset / bat watching cruises bear witness to the spectacular emergence of the world famous Mexican free-tailed bats under the Congress Avenue Bridge.

Join us aboard one of our all environmentally-friendly vessels. Experience the exhilaration of the outdoors, the abundant waterfowl, our ever changing city skyline and the natural beauty that is Austin. Come see the sights and learn about Austin or jazz up your next occasion and have a private party aboard The Lone Star, the largest electric powered paddle wheeler in the nation.

Phone: (512) 512-327-1388
See Our Tours & Book: Here
Web Address : Lone Star Riverboat Cruises


Congress Avenue Kayak Tours

Congress Avenue Kayaks - Austin Kayak Rentals
Touring Town Lake with Congress Avenue Kayak Tours.

Congress Avenue Kayaks Tours on Lady Bird Lake is THE place for great paddling in Downtown Austin whether first-timers or veteran paddlers! We have plenty of boats, so there’s no need to reserve. Check out our guided kayak tour for guests from our two-person kayaks to see Austin’s spectacular colony of Mexican Freetail Bats emerge from under Congress Avenue Bridge. Find us just below the Four Seasons Hotel, on the trail.

Phone: (512) 809-8916
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Web Address : Congress Avenue Kayak Tours


Live Love Paddle Tours

Live Love Paddle - Austin Kayak Tours
Waiting for the bats under the Congress Ave. bridge with Live Love Paddle - Austin Kayak Tours.

Welcome to Live Love Paddle. We specialize in Austin Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Tours to view the bats’ nightly departure. We also offer Austin kayak rentals and paddle board rentals on Lady Bird Lake, Urban Kayaking Tours of Downtown Austin, ACL Music Fest listening tours, Austin full moon kayak tours, Austin 4th of July Fireworks water tours, and corporate team building activities.

Phone: (512) 804-2122
See Our Tours & Book: Here
Web Address : Live Love Paddle Tours

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