Enjoy a city tour featuring Congress Avenue, Angelina Eberly, Texas State Capitol, Governor's Mansion, University of Texas, HOPE Outdoor Gallery, South Austin (78704), Food Trucks, Rainey Street, SOCO, East Austin, Whole Foods Headquarters, Treaty Oak, Austin Postcard. And along the way we'll talk about: Art, Music, History, Culture, People, Keep Austin Weird and much more!
All ages welcome. Children requiring car seats must bring them along and arrive early to install.
We meet at the Austin Visitor Center at 602 E. 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701 for the Real Austin Tour, every day and time of the week.
Please arrive 15 minutes early. We leave right on time.
You can sometimes find street parking, or there is a parking at the 5th Street Garage. The five-story, 685-space garage is located at 601 E. 5th Street, the northeast corner of facility at Red River and 4th Street, with the entrance on 5th Street.
For reservations to any of our public tours, we require 24 hours to get a full refund if your group is four guests or smaller. If your group is four or more, we require 72 hours of notice so we can try and re-sell those tickets. For private tours, we’ll need a week’s notice so we can honor the cancellation periods of our partners.
The tour was about 2.5 hours long and we made 4 stops (state capitol building, graffiti park, greetings from Austin and a food truck). We drove through the rest of the major landmarks. Our tour guide was Jim who was super nice. The tour was a great way of seeing all the major sites and then at a later point, exploring them myself. Definitely recommended if you're looking for a short tour!
The Guide was caring and explained very well
It was a great tour. Our tour guide Ike was so knowledgeable and was able to answer everyone’s questions. I highly recommend this tour!
5 Star tour you must do
2 hours with a knowledgeable and personable guide (Joe) was exactly what we needed to find our way around. Wish we had taken this tour on our first day here.
I had never been to Austin and wanted a tour to give me a feel for the city. Joe was a great tour guide. He took us all around the city and stopped for us to enjoy the state house, Austin mural, an outdoor food truck lot and Hope graffiti park. I truly got a sense of the city’s logo “Keep Austin Weird”! Joe had a wealth of knowledge.
We enjoyed the tour very much. It was our first trip to Austin and it provided a great overview. Steven was knowledgeable and fun. I would love to explore the capital building more and some of the architecture of different neighborhoods.
Fantastic! Kurt was wonderful!
A big 10👍
Ike had a passion for Austin and it really showed as he guided the tour!!
The tour itself was a great roundup of everything you need to see in Austin. You can search the internet for things, but you won’t get the “show me” experience that comes with the tour. Our guide, Sunny, was jovial, energetic, and informative. He gave great facts about all the locations. Being able to get off the tour van and experience the destinations really helped immerse you in the experience. The tour is a great launching point to beginning a trip to Austin as it will show you all the places you might want to go back and visit more in depth. All in all, it was definitely a worthwhile experience. Book at the Austin Visitors center to avoid the ~$10 in online taxes/booking fees.
Our tour guide Ike was full of knowledge of the Austin area and very personable. I would highly recommend this tour!!
Our tour guide Ike was great.
Ike was awesome!!!
Our guide Sonny did a great job The tour was a real pleasure
We enjoyed our air conditioned tour on a very hot day. I think our driver was named Kurt and he was very informative and entertaining. would highly recommend it.
The Real Austin tour was terrific! Ike was informative and engaging. I especially enjoyed the capitol tour, and the intimate perspective Ike shared being a resident of Austin. We were sorry we didn't do this tour first, as we would have planned our stay around some of the highlights Ike referenced. When we return to Austin, we now know where we want to go. Thanks to Ike and the Real Austin Tour!
We Got to see the many highlights Of Austin on this interactive tour! Our guide was upbeat and very informative. Great to do on your first or second day in the city to get a good overview!
Our guide, Jason was so much fun and also full of interesting facts and stories about Austin!!
Excellent tour for a quick fun, relaxed but informative guide to Austin. Eliza the tour guide kept everybody entertained with information about places we visited or were driving past. Tour is not rushed through but time spent at a few points of interest. I've been to Austin before and now wished I'd taken this tour earlier.
The Real Austin Tour was wonderful. Our tour guide Ike, was the best tour guide ever. He was very informational and made you feel like you were the only person on the tour. Can't thank him enough for a great experience of learning about Austin.
Jason did a great job showing us around Austin. He provided us with lots of information of Austin and lots of tips on where to eat and on music venues. He even treated all of us to cupcakes! Worth time and money!
Our tour guide was great! He provided so much interesting information that I would never know about Austin had I not done the tour. In addition, he was kind, considerate, and funny which made the tour even better. Would definitely recommend to friends traveling to Austin.
I had the most fantastic time with Elisa. She was so knowledgeable and fun! Extremely accommodating. I was the only passenger on this tour and she went out of her way to make it very personal. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get a view of Austin. Worth every penny!
Best use of 2 hours-great guide
Dustin was a great tour guide, full of informs and tips on where to go later. This was a real much 2- hour overview tour of Austin.
It was great that we were able to have a small grout of 10 people. We were able to ask questions and it felt so much more genuine.
Met some great people and had a blast learning about Austin and what makes it such a great place. Ike, our tour guide, is hilarious and extremely knowledgeable about Austin. I'm bringing all my friends here when they visit! I'm also going back to experience the BBQ & Winery Tour! Thanks Ike!
Our tour guide Elisa was the Best!! She communicated with the group and answered every question, we were very satisfied and the cupcakes were delicious lol
Such a fun and informative tour! Highly recommend!
Felt like a friend showing us the city.
Alisha was a great guide. Knowledgeable and interesting. We wanted a tour that showed neighborhoods and where locals live and hang out - not monuments or tourist spots and we got that. We recommend it highly!
The tour was amazing, very thorough and enjoyable. Comfortable vans and water available throughout the trip. However, the best thing about the tour is tour guide Ike! He is an amazing guide and all-around person! Highly recommended for a quick way to see Austin - definetely want to go back! Thank you, money well spent :) Best regards from Cancun, Mexico!
Steven was a great guide with the gift of the gab and good knowledge of the Austin city and surrounds The new Mercedes vehicle was great to travel arround in
The guide (Kurt) was wonderful, as was the tour of the Capitol. Seeing the different neighborhoods and areas around Austin was the perfect start to our visit.
Sunny Farrell did an outstanding job as the tour guide - great city tour and narration.
Tour was brilliant, guide excellent, highlight of my trip so far, seen loads.
A good introduction to Austin. It helped us get our bearings. The guide was cordial, and knowledgeable; but soft spoken. I had difficulty hearing all of his comments about the history.
It was great. Our plans didn't include time for a lengthy tour but we wanted to get to see the highlights of Austin. This was perfect for us and our tour guide Stephen was the best!
Excellent and entertaining. The the cupcake was unexpected. Would recommend to anyone.
Ike and Suny were great!!
Very injoyable and informative
Learned a lot, & the guide was great!
Very informative would recommend to anyone visiting Austin
Sunny was Awesome
Tour guide, Stephen, was the best. Very informative, covered a lot of information. The whole tour was very comfortable. Would recommend it as a must tour for Austin..
An informative tour that showed us what Austin is all about. Joe was a great tour guide. Highly recommended!
Great tour , interesting facts , touched all the bases . I would like to have seen Barton springs and surrounding parks. Over all it was terrific!
Elisa was great. We loved her energy and her knowledge of Austin!
Great tour, wonderful guide in Elisa.
Steve was a terrific guide. Wonderful way to get an overview of Austin. Go go go with this group. It also offers a very comfortable ride.