Austin and Hill Country Sightseeing Tour

By AO Tours Austin
4.6 out of 5
Free cancellation available
Price is $33 per adult
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Skip searching for best things to do in Austin, and let real locals show you the best of the city's rich culture and history, with a little bit of that famous Central Texas Hill Country. This signature Austin tour covers 30 miles, 50+ points of interest, in 90 minutes (1.5 hours) NON-STOP. (Route subject to change due to closures.)

You'll get to see iconic places such as the Texas Capitol, as well important cultural areas like the Six Square District in East Austin. Sit back and relax in the comfort of a Mercedes-Benz sprinter van as you explore the city and head into hill country. Even lifelong Texans can't believe these rolling hills and greenery are in their own state!

Read the What to Expect section below to learn about the places you'll pass by as your Austinite guide gives you anecdotes and ideas for how to enjoy the rest of your trip in this counterculture capital. For those who want to get out and explore, consider the 2.5-hour version of this tour with stops along the way!

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Austin and Hill Country Tour
  • Activity duration is 1 hour and 30 minutes1h 30m1h 30m
  • English

Languages: Offered in English
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes: no stops
Vehicle Type: Enclosed Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
The Original Tour: This whistle-stop style tour is “The best way to see the city”. This 90-minute version does not include stops.

Language options: English
Price details
$33.00 x 1 Adult$33.00

Price is $33.00
Upgrade this Austin Experience
  • Activity duration is 1 hour and 30 minutes1h 30m1h 30m
  • English

Languages: Offered in English and Spanish
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes: with stops
Vehicle Type: Convertible Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Upgrade Includes : Enjoy the longer version of this tour in our unique convertible Mercedes Sprinter with stops along the way.

Language options: English
Price details
$73.00 x 1 Adult$73.00

Price is $73.00

What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's includedNarrated tour with a combination of live commentary and scripted content
  • What's includedWhat's includedSignature PinkTag Partner Souvenir luggage tag
  • What's includedWhat's includedTour in a luxury air conditioned vehicle
  • What's includedWhat's includedWhistle-stop, Austin in a nutshell, comprehensive city overview
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedDowntown hotel pickup and drop-off is not included when booked as a private tour
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedState required child safety seat for infants & young children
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedGratuities
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedParking Fees
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedFood and Beverage not included, but you can bring your own food/beverage

Know before you book

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Infants must be accommodated with legal car seats (not provided)
  • Please note: Adult guests with children younger than eight years of age (unless taller than 4 feet 9 inches) will need to bring a child safety seat, this is Texas State Law
  • Request for special accommodations for wheelchair accessible needs will be addressed by management. Special arrangements may require as long as 72 hours’ notice to secure.
  • As of 05/04/2020 – We are offering tours by reservation only. We are taking the following steps to protect the health of our employees and guests: 1.We are requiring that our guides provide their temperature each day, and they will not be allowed to report to work if ill in any way. 2.We have increased the frequency of our cleanings. We are now fully sanitizing the vehicles after each tour. 3.We are asking passengers to not join us if they currently are ill or if they have had any Covid-19 symptoms with in the last 3 weeks. 4.We will be asking all passengers to make a health declaration stating they’re healthy by signing a waiver that will be sent to you by email. 5.We will be using infrared thermometers to check all passenger temperatures before they board the vehicle. We will ask anyone with a fever or high-temperature to please leave the area immediately, and we will contact them about rescheduling at another time. 6.We are requiring that both our guides and and guest wear masks at all times (this includes the time outside the vehicle waiting to board). 7.Guides will be providing hand sanitizer to each guest as they board the vehicle so that nobody is grasping handles or seat belts with unclean hands as they board and get seated. We reserve the right to reschedule or refuse admittance (without refund) if you can’t comply with requirements 3 through 7. These requirements must be followed to insure the safety of our passengers and guides.
  • See full detail of requirements in health restrictions

Activity itinerary

AO Tours Austin
  • 20m
2nd Street District (Pass by)
Willie Nelson Statue (Pass by)
The Moody Theater (Pass by)
Austin City Hall (Pass by)
Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching (Pass by)
Long Center (Pass by)
Palmer Events Center (Pass by)
Auditorium Shores Dog Park (Pass by)
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail (Pass by)
Zach Theatre (Pass by)
Green Mesquite BBQ (Pass by)
Chuy's (Pass by)
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum (Pass by)
Barton Creek (Pass by)
Barton Springs Pool (Pass by)
Zilker Metropolitan Park (Pass by)
Wild Basin Preserve (Pass by)
Austin Country Club (Pass by)
Pennybacker Bridge (Pass by)
Lake Austin Boulevard (Pass by)
Bull Creek District Park (Pass by)
Mount Bonnell (Pass by)
The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria (Pass by)
Westwood Country Club (Pass by)
Mayfield Park (Pass by)
Clarksville District (Pass by)
Austin High School (Pass by)
Seaholm Power (Pass by)
Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library (Pass by)
Austin City Hall (Pass by)
Halcyon (Pass by)
Cedar Street Courtyard (Pass by)
Oilcan Harry's (Pass by)
Truluck's Ocean's Finest Seafood and Crab (Pass by)
Mexic-Arte Museum (Pass by)
The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center (Pass by)
Texas State Capitol (Pass by)
University of Texas at Austin (Pass by)
Texas State Cemetery (Pass by)
French Legation State Historic Site (Pass by)
Moonlight Towers (Pass by)
The Driskill (Pass by)
6th Street (Pass by)
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail (Pass by)
Town Lake (Pass by)
Texas Military Forces Museum (Pass by)
Republic Square (Pass by)
Texas Governor's Mansion (Pass by)
LBJ Presidential Library (Pass by)
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium (Pass by)
The Blanton Museum of Art (Pass by)
Texas Memorial Museum (Pass by)
Bass Concert Hall (Pass by)
Harry Ransom Center (Pass by)
Bullock Texas State History Museum (Pass by)
Oakwood Cemetery (Pass by)
O. Henry Home & Museum (Pass by)
Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum (Pass by)

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Gear and equipment sanitized between use
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Safety measures
  • Temperature checks given to staff
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Activity location

    • 602 E 4th St, Austin Visitors Center
    • 78701-3701, Austin, Texas, United States

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • PEOPLEPEOPLE602 E 4th St
    • 602 East 4th Street
    • 78701, Austin, Texas, United States

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May 29, 2023
Our tour guide Corey was great! A fun guy that knows the area well, very informative and comical. We enjoyed our tour of the great city of Austin.

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Reviewed on Viator
May 24, 2023
This trip was great! Hard to see anything while driving. We really enjoyed it. Our driver was very good at his job.

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Reviewed on Viator
May 23, 2023
Very informative tour. We loved the details and the humor! We definitely recommend this tour.. great bang for your bucks!!

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Reviewed on Viator
May 12, 2023
Very quick tour - but perfect amount of time to see some of the main sights. Would recommend this on your first day in town to get some exploring tips. Doug was great!

5 out of 5


Reviewed on Viator
May 07, 2023
Excellent tour guide. He provided a great, informative tour and clearly loves what he does. We’d take another tour with him again!

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