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Best Local Tours
in Austin
2019

Why These Local Tours?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored local tours on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best local tours in Austin, TX.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Access ATX Tours

Located in Austin, Access ATX Tours is a sightseeing tour agency that crafts premium Austin experiences for both locals and visitors. The company offers special holiday tours, tours around Austin, night tours, and tours beyond Austin that includes the Texas Hill Country. The company also provides door-to-door service. Access ATX Tours designs fun and memorable adventures for both visitors and locals wanting to discover the real Austin.

Austin, TX 78758 (512) 999-8687

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AO Tours Austin

AO Tours Austin is a sightseeing tour company located in Austin offering private and custom tours of Austin & Central Texas. AO Tours Austin provides daily 90-min tours of Austin and Hill County. The company's destination management services provide transportation services and activities associated with custom tours. AO Tours Austin has won the 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. The agency is also the winner of the Viator 2014, 2015, and 2016 awards due to their top-rated small group tour.

Austin, TX 78641 (512) 659-9478

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ATXcursions

ATXcursions is a tour agency located in Austin that offers river tubing, Austin brewery tours, and custom tours. Tourists can enjoy a float down the river with the river tubing tour. The company provides tube rentals, coolers, and ice. With the Austin brewery tours, tourists can visit up to three breweries to sample the local beer. ATXcursions has been rated 5-stars on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Facebook.

Austin, TX 78701 (866) 759-7375

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Austin Biplane

Austin Biplane is an aircraft tour company located in Austin and founded in 2015. With Austin Biplane, visitors can escape the hustle and bustle and experience Austin in all its glory. Tourists can soar over Town Lake, the University of Texas, the Capitol Building, Lake Austin, Lake Travis, and other places. Austin Biplane also offers aerobatic flights. The company's flights deliver truly unique experiences whether it's a romantic sunset flight for two or an exciting aerobatic flight for one.

Austin, TX 78719 (512) 981-6016

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Austin Brewery Tours, LLC

Austin Brewery Tours, LLC is a brewery tour agency in Austin that has offered services to visitors for over a year. The company provides brewery, winery, and distillery tours. Tourists can expect to visit three different breweries on a 4-hour brewery tour. The agency also offers charter van service and exclusive discounts. Austin Brewery Tours, LLC Tours has been rated as "excellent" by 35 travelers on TripAdvisor.

Austin, TX 78745 (512) 412-9268

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Austin Detours

Austin Detours is a sightseeing tour agency in Austin offering tours focusing on the city's local landmarks, food, history and art, wines and distilleries, and more. The company also hosts corporate events, music tours, evening tours, scavenger hunts, and bachelor/ bachelorette parties. The agency has been rated #3 in the Best Thing To Do in Austin category by TripAdvisor.

Austin, TX 78701 (512) 962-8636

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Austin Duck Adventures

Austin Duck Adventures is a boat tour agency offering amphibious tours of downtown Austin. The company boasts a reputation as the #1 kid friendly tour in the area while accommodating adults and seniors as well. Visitors can enjoy their time around the beautiful Lake Austin area inside a reliable Hydra-Terra vehicle that was inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Austin, TX 78701 (512) 477-5274

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Austin Tour Company

Austin Tour Company is a tour agency in Austin offering tourists a variety of adventures that includes distilleries, breweries and bars, floats and boats, seasonal events and festivals, food, art, and other unique experiences. The company conducts and handles corporate events and team building programs while providing transportation solutions for both small and large groups.

Austin, TX 78745 (512) 282-8687

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Bike and Brew ATX Tours

Bike and Brew ATX Tours is a tour operator offering a premier city and libation adventure in Austin. The company provides visitors with a custom bicycle to use for a unique experience while exploring the sights and culture of the city. Bike and Brew ATX Tours also features the breweries in Downtown/East Side, Hill Country, North Austin, and South Austin.

Austin, TX 78723 (832) 773-4012

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Capital Cruises

Founded in 1991, Capital Cruises is a boat tour agency located in Austin. Features tours include bat watching, public tours, dinner and lunch cruises, private events, and rentals. Boat rentals for activities on Lady Bird Lake are also available. The company also provides stand up paddle rentals, swan pedal boats, canoe rentals, kayaks, Duffy rentals, Duffy 21′ rentals, Longhorn 21′ rentals, and Duffy 16′ rentals. Capital Cruises has won the 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award.

Austin, TX 78704 (512) 480-9264

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Discover Texas Private Wine Tours

Discover Texas Private Wine Tours is a winery tour agency located in Dripping Springs that offers bachelorette wine tours and wine tours for two. The company also provides full and half day Texas Hill Country wine tours. The agency's recent offerings include a complete Wine Tour Stay and Play package that can accommodate up to 12 guests. Discover Texas Private Wine Tours features award-winning vintages produced at Fredericksburg, Dripping Springs, and Wimberley wineries.

Dripping Springs, TX 78620 (512) 656-8299

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Double Decker Austin Tours

Double Decker Austin Tours is a locally owned and operated sightseeing tour agency located in Austin. The company features stops at attractions such as the Austin Visitor Center, the Museum of the Weird on the 6th Street, the Texas State Capitol, the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum, the Bullock Texas State History Museum, and The South Congress District. Double Decker Austin Tours receives excellent ratings on TripAdvisor.

Austin, TX 78701 (512) 596-2925

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Good Time Tours

Good Time Tours is a boat tour agency based in Austin providing an elegant, upscale luxury boat service for touring on Lake Travis. The company specializes in hosting a variety of celebrations for occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays, bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, and other special events. The agency provides clients an opportunity to relax and enjoy the lake with friends while the Captain attends to their needs.

Austin, TX 78734 (512) 924-2911

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Live Love Paddle

Live Love Paddle is a canoe and kayak tour agency located in Austin providing kayak and paddle board rentals. The company offers Austin Kayak Tours including Congress Bridge Bat Tours, the Urban Kayaking Tour of Austin, and Team Building Excursions. Customers can also choose to paddle through Lady Bird Lake, also known as Town Lake. Live Love Paddle is the exclusive NuCanoe dealer in Austin.

Austin, TX 78741 (512) 804-2122

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PubCrawler of Austin, LLC

PubCrawler of Austin, LLC is a tour operator located in Austin with routes that include the Market District, Warehouse District, Capitol, Barton Springs, and UT Football Tailgating. The company offers team building and corporate events as well. The tour agency also sells souvenirs for the tourists. All of PubCrawler's tours are BYOB. PubCrawler of Austin, LLC has won the 2015 and 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awards.

Austin, TX 78703 (512) 657-7334

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SherpaLux Tours & Transportation

SherpaLux Tours & Transportation is a sightseeing tour agency located in Austin that specializes in corporate and personal tours. The company's tours include the Culinary Crawl, Wine Tour and Bar-B-Q, The Night Crawler, Christmas parties, Austin Your Way, day tours and public events, bachelorette parties, and the Live Music Crawl. SherpaLux's goal is to create an experience for their customers that shatters all expectations.

Austin, TX 78701 (512) 712-5620

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Sunshine Machine Boat Tours

Located in Austin, Sunshine Machine Boat Tours is a company with a multi-level party boat suitable for hosting office parties, entertaining out-of-town guests, birthdays, swimming parties, weddings and wedding-related events, team building, and other special occasions. Visitors can cruise under the Pennybacker Bridge and enjoy the view of spectacular cliff top and lakefront homes.

Austin, TX 78730 (512) 345-8327

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