Best of Austin Small-Group Driving Tour with Local Guide

2 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 10
Mobile ticket


Austin’s favorite “bucket list tour” offers an excellent city overview in just 2 hours. Visit major landmarks, lesser-known gems that only a local would know about, real neighborhoods, and even a sweet treat! Your guide’s in-the-know commentary provides more insight than you could get elsewhere.

You’ll learn all about Austin’s art, music, culture, food, history, parks, famous residents, and how the locals “Keep Austin Weird." By the end of your tour, there is no doubt that you will know why people love Austin. Come as strangers, leave as friends!


  • Driver/guide
  • A 'bucket list tour' of Austin gives you a city overview
  • Texas State Capitol

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Rainey Street Historic District, Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701

Popular Austin spot with bungalows converted to bars and restaurants.

Pass By: 6th Street, 115 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3651

Check out the live music venues and popular nightlife spots on 6th Street, better known as "Dirty 6th."

Stop At: Texas State Capitol, 1100 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-1728

Learn a little about Texas history and when your guide takes you on a brief tour inside the Texas State Capitol building. Enjoy the beautiful architecture and take a moment to snap a few photos!

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: University of Texas at Austin, Guadalupe and I-35 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and 26th St., Austin, TX 78705

See the home of the Longhorns.

Stop At: Greetings from Austin Mural, 1720 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-4250

Great photo opportunity with this iconic piece of street art.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: South Congress Avenue, South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Cruise down South Congress Avenue --the gem of the South Austin neighborhood-- with its many unique local shops, restaurants, and live music venues.

Pass By: Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, 100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4072

Cross over the Ann W. Richards Bridge on Congress Ave (also known as the “bat bridge”) which is home to the largest urban bat colony in the world.

Additional information

  • Tour departs from the AUSTIN VISITOR CENTER located at 602 E. 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for check in. We are unable to delay the tour for guests who arrive late.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Guests with young children must provide their own car seats and arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the tour to install them in the van as our guides are not permitted to handle car seats.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Parking is available in the Austin Convention Center Garage which is connected to the Austin Visitor Center. Enter the garage on E 5th St between Red River and Sabine.
  • The tour runs rain or shine, however we reserve the right to cancel the tour in the event of extreme weather and/or hazardous road conditions that would potentially affect the safety of our guides and guests.
  • Guests with limited mobility are welcome to bring a wheelchair or portable scooter on board to be folded and placed in the rear of the van. The vans are not equipped with a ramp or wheelchair lift however, so all guests must be able to step up into the vehicle (about 12 inches).
  • We do not permit animals or pets of any kind. Guests with a service dog MUST contact the tour operator in advance to request approval.
  • If you have cold or flu-like symptoms or if you are feeling ill in any way, please do not join the tour.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2022

Ike was a very knowledgeable and likeable guide. I have renewed optimism about Austin's future and many new placed I would go.

May 2022

Marty was a great guide, he had great knowledge of Austin and it’s culture. He made the 2 hours fly by and gave great recommendations on places to eat and listen to music. Highly recommend this tour, it’s a good size and you get to see a lot in a short time.

Mike S
May 2022

I had such a fun morning with Marty and the rest of the tour group. He drove us around and gave us a crash course in several neighborhoods in only regret is that I didn't start my visit with this tour, because there is so much more I want to see in Austin. I will have to come back f...

April 2022

Tour guide Ike was awesome! He is very knowledgeable of Austin and went above and beyond. He is very professional and told some great jokes.

April 2022

Jax really brought the city to life. It was a great way to get an overview of the city upon our arrival. Highly recommend!

April 2022

Evan did a great job on this rainy day in Austin. He came prepared with ponchos and altered our trip to accommodate the changing weather. He gave a nice overview of the culture, history, and important locations in Austin. And was very helpful in answering questions regarding places to eat and ...

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