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Austin and Hill Country Sightseeing Tour
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Austin and Hill Country Sightseeing Tour

By AO Tours Austin
4.7 out of 5
Free cancellation available
Price is $33 per adult
  • Free cancellation available
  • 1h 30m
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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!

Activity location

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

Meeting/Redemption Point

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

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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.

Activity itinerary

AO Tours Austin
  • 20m
Meet at the starting point for our tours.
2nd Street District (Pass by)
2nd Street District centers around Austin’s best mix of local retail, restaurants, living and entertainment. It’s a vibrant area of walkable downtown shopping, dining and enjoyment.
Willie Nelson Statue (Pass by)
Get a look at the Willie Nelson Statue on Willie Nelson Blvd (formerly 2nd St).
The Moody Theater (Pass by)
See where Austin City Limits is filmed!
Austin City Hall (Pass by)
Check out Austin's City Hall, constructed in 2004.
Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching (Pass by)
It wouldn't be a trip to Austin without going over the Bat Bridge. From March to September, you'll find people flocking to watch as the bats put on a memorable show in the sky.
Long Center (Pass by)
The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts is a performing arts venue located along Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, Texas.
Palmer Events Center (Pass by)
The Palmer Events Center is a multi-purpose venue nestled next to Butler Park with a gorgeous view of downtown.
Auditorium Shores Dog Park (Pass by)
You'll see plenty of dogs enjoying their time in this off-leash dog park along Lady Bird Lake.
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail (Pass by)
We'll pass by the Colorado River, Texas's longest river.
Zach Theatre (Pass by)
See the Zach Scott Topfer Theatre, the oldest continuously active theater company in Texas!
Green Mesquite BBQ (Pass by)
This local favorite was featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives show on the Food Network.
Chuy's (Pass by)
Hear about how Jenna Bush almost got in trouble at this restaurant once upon a time!
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum (Pass by)
The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum is home to the largest collection of American sculptor Charles Umlauf's work.
Barton Creek (Pass by)
Feel a sense of calm looking out as this spring-fed creek that feeds into Lady Bird Lake.
Barton Springs Pool (Pass by)
Pass by one of Austin's most beloved attractions, and popular spot to cool off in the warmer months by locals and tourists alike.
Zilker Metropolitan Park (Pass by)
Zilker Metropolitan Park is considered "Austin's most-loved park." This 351-acre metropolitan park is home to a variety of recreation opportunities, facilities and special events for individuals and families.
Wild Basin Preserve (Pass by)
Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve consists of 227 acres of native Texas Hill Country habitat west of Austin, Texas in Westlake Hills. The preserve maintains 2.5 miles of hiking trails.
Austin Country Club (Pass by)
Golfers will appreciate a glimpse of this private golf course, situated within the Austin Country Club, founded in 1899.
Pennybacker Bridge (Pass by)
The Percy V. Pennybacker Jr. Bridge in Austin, Texas, is a through-arch bridge across Lake Austin which connects the northern and southern sections of the Loop 360 highway, also known as the "Capital of Texas Highway." The road is widely considered one of the most scenic urban drives in Texas, in large part due to this arched weathering-steel bridge and the rolling hills that flank the road.
Lake Austin Boulevard (Pass by)
Lake Austin
Bull Creek District Park (Pass by)
Bull Creek
Mount Bonnell (Pass by)
Mount Bonnell, also known as Covert Park, is a prominent point alongside the Lake Austin portion of the Colorado River in Austin, Texas. It has been a popular tourist destination since the 1850s. The mount provides a vista for viewing the city of Austin, Lake Austin, and the surrounding hills.
The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria (Pass by)
Austin Modern Art Museum
Westwood Country Club (Pass by)
Private club
Mayfield Park (Pass by)
Keep your eyes peeled for peacocks! Mayfield Park and Preserve is an island of restful respite located in the middle of Austin, Texas. Mayfield Park is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This entire estate was presented to the city of Austin in 1971 by Mary Mayfield Gutsch for all Austinites to enjoy as a park.
Clarksville District (Pass by)
Historic Freedmen's Community
Austin High School (Pass by)
Among many of the surprising landmarks you get to see, this is the oldest high school west of the Mississippi.
Seaholm Power (Pass by)
Seaholm Power Plant
Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library (Pass by)
Austin Public Library
Austin City Hall (Pass by)
Pass by the "Frontside"
Halcyon (Pass by)
Coffee Shop in Warehouse District
Cedar Street Courtyard (Pass by)
Warehouse District
Oilcan Harry's (Pass by)
Warehouse District
Truluck's Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab (Pass by)
Warehouse District
Mexic-Arte Museum (Pass by)
Historic Congress Ave
The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center (Pass by)
Modern Art Museum
Texas State Capitol (Pass by)
Texas Capitol
University of Texas at Austin (Pass by)
UT Main Campus
Texas State Cemetery (Pass by)
See historically significant figures final resting place.
French Legation State Historic Site (Pass by)
French Legation
Moonlight Towers (Pass by)
Historic towers around town
The Driskill (Pass by)
Historic hotel on Brazos St
6th Street (Pass by)
Famous entertainment District
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail (Pass by)
downtown walking trail
Town Lake (Pass by)
downtown lake
Texas Military Forces Museum (Pass by)
Texas National Guard Base & Museum
Republic Square (Pass by)
city park
Texas Governor's Mansion (Pass by)
governor's mansion
LBJ Presidential Library (Pass by)
LBJ Library
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium (Pass by)
UT Stadium
The Blanton Museum of Art (Pass by)
art museum
Texas Memorial Museum (Pass by)
natural history museum
Bass Concert Hall (Pass by)
performing Arts
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)


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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