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Best of Austin Tour with State Capitol and Mt. Bonnell

4.2 (14)
Austin, US
4.2 (14)
Austin, US
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Experience the Best of Austin on this small group tour with See Sight Tours. With a maximum of only 7 guests per tour, you'll enjoy a personalized and intimate experience that's unmatched by larger tour groups. Explore the iconic Texas Capitol and discover famous murals that have become symbols of the city. Visit Mount Bonnell, one of the highest points in Austin, and enjoy panoramic views of the Texas skyline. But the real highlight of this tour is the surprise food stop, where you'll get to taste some of the delicious local cuisine that Austin is famous for. With informative commentary and local insights throughout the tour, you'll leave with a deep appreciation for the culture, history, and beauty of Austin. Don't miss out on this unforgettable adventure!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-7 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Visit the iconic Texas Capitol
  • See famous murals that symbolize the city
  • Enjoy panoramic views from Mount Bonnell
  • Taste delicious local cuisine
  • Gain deep appreciation for Austin's culture and history
  • Visit the Pfluger Bridge
  • Self guided tour of the Texas Capitol
  • Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off in Downtown Austin.
  • All attraction admission fees included
  • Local Tour guide - fully narrated tour experience
  • Luxury Transportation in air-conditioned Mercedes Metris van
  • Skip the ticket line entry - avoid large crowds and wait times
  • Small group tour (max 7 guests)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and Beverages Not Included

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Introduction

Experience the vibrant city of Austin like never before with the Best of Austin Small Group Tour by See Sight Tours. This tour is designed to showcase the very best that Austin has to offer, providing you with an intimate and personalized experience that larger tour groups simply cannot match. With our knowledgeable local guide leading the way, you'll discover the iconic Texas Capitol, admire famous murals that have become symbols of the city, and take in breathtaking panoramic views from Mount Bonnell, one of the highest points in Austin.

What to expect?

On this tour, you can expect to immerse yourself in the rich culture, history, and beauty of Austin. From exploring the architectural marvels of the Texas Capitol to indulging in the mouthwatering flavors of local cuisine, this experience is a feast for all your senses. You'll also have the opportunity to capture stunning photos as you visit the Pennybacker Bridge, known for its picturesque view of Lake Austin and the surrounding hills. Throughout the tour, your guide will provide informative commentary and share insider insights, making this journey a truly enriching experience.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to discover the true essence of Austin. Whether you're a history buff, a foodie eager to explore local cuisine, or simply a traveler seeking to uncover the hidden gems of a city, this tour caters to all. The small group setting allows for a more personalized experience, ensuring that you can fully appreciate and engage with the attractions and stories of Austin. No matter your age or interests, this tour is designed to captivate and delight a wide range of individuals.

Why book this?

The Best of Austin Small Group Tour offers a range of unique selling points that set it apart from other tours. With a maximum of only 7 guests per tour, you can enjoy an intimate and personalized experience, allowing for more meaningful connections with your guide and fellow travelers. The inclusion of a surprise food stop introduces you to the mouthwatering local cuisine that Austin is famous for, ensuring that you get a taste of the city's culinary delights. The skip-the-ticket-line entry and luxury transportation in an air-conditioned Mercedes Metris van add convenience and comfort to your journey. With a knowledgeable local guide providing expert narration and insights, this tour guarantees an unforgettable adventure through the heart of Austin.

Good to know

During this tour, you'll be provided with complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off in Downtown Austin, making it convenient and hassle-free. The tour includes all attraction admission fees, saving you time and allowing you to avoid large crowds and long wait times. While gratuities are optional, please note that food and beverages are not included in the tour, so you may want to bring some extra cash for the surprise food stop. With its carefully designed itinerary and informative commentary, this tour promises to be an enriching and enjoyable experience for all.

Reviews

Previous travelers who have embarked on the Best of Austin Small Group Tour have raved about their experiences. They praise the personalized and intimate nature of the tour, highlighting the exceptional knowledge and passion of the local guide. The surprise food stop receives high praise, with many travelers expressing delight at the opportunity to sample the delicious local cuisine. The breathtaking views from Mount Bonnell and the Pennybacker Bridge are consistently mentioned as standout moments of the tour. Overall, travelers express their satisfaction with the tour, leaving with a deep appreciation for the culture, history, and beauty of Austin.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Your Itinerary

Texas Capitol

Your tour begins with a visit to the Texas Capitol - the seat of government for the state of Texas. This iconic Italian Renaissance Revival style building was constructed between 1882 and 1888 and is the sixth-tallest state capitol. Our guide will take you on a guided tour around the grounds, where you can admire the Heroes of Alamo, the Confederate Soldiers Monument, and the Volunteer Firemen Monument, among other notable monuments and statues.

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South Congress Avenue

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Pass by the vibrant South Congress Avenue area

Greetings from Austin Mural

Next, we'll take you to see some of the famous murals in Austin, including the "I love you so much" mural and the "Greetings from Austin" mural. These vibrant and colorful murals are an Instagrammer's paradise and have become iconic symbols of the city.

Barton Springs Pool

Afterwards, we'll head to Barton Springs, a natural spring-fed pool in the heart of the city, where you can take in the beautiful scenery and enjoy a relaxing walk around the area. We'll then make a surprise food stop, where you can indulge in some delicious local cuisine and treats.

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Mount Bonnell

Next up, we'll take you to Mount Bonnell, one of the highest points in Austin, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city skyline. The view from the top is simply breathtaking, and you won't want to miss it.

Admission Included

Pennybacker Bridge

Finally, we'll adventure around the Pennybacker Bridge, also known as the "360 Bridge," which spans across Lake Austin and offers stunning views of the surrounding hills and water. At the end of your tour, we'll take you back to your Downtown Austin hotel, leaving you with unforgettable memories of your Austin adventure.

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Reviews

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4.2 (14)

102anandp

The tour was so personable and super tailored by Owen, we went to the capitol and visited a few other sites in a comfortable transport

Helen_S

Mike is a great guide with an amazing knowledge of Austin. The State Capital building is well worth a visit. I highly recommend this tour!!

CYNTHIA_P

Seeing the capital building and the rotunda sound effects was neat. Mike was a very knowledgeable and considerate guide. We appreciated his wealth of knowledge he shared in such an interesting and friendly way.

V2363KDjonl

We booked our tour last night. Local tour operator Tripshepherd confirmed with us on the pick up location minutes after the booking. We met up with our local guide Owen this morning. Owen was very knowledgeable, patient and detailed. We really enjoyed our tour from the State Capitol to Mozart's Coffee Roasters to Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve to Mt Bonnell. Highly recommend it!!

alicemortiz

Canceled in the last min. Very disappointed and did not even receive an apology considering we had booked weeks in advanced.

Audrey_S

The tour was great. The van was extremely comfortable. The guide was extremely knowledgeable of the city.

Scenic272813

Owen was a fabulous guide and shared lots of history and knowledge throughout our tour. Absolutely loved our time with him and we got to see the very best of Austin along the way!! This is a must tour if you are here for the first time or any time. Thanks for a great experience Owen we thoroughly enjoyed our time with you!! Robert and Amanda

Ted_B

Owen our guide was excellent. Lots of history and fun information...great coffee shop too. Understand more of Austin Young and Old.

clare_m

Owen was an excellent guide, with insightful and informative knowledge of Austin and the surrounding area. He took us to interesting areas with great photo opportunities. The state capitol is truly worth the visit, made even more so by Owen’s knowledge of the history of both Austin and Texas. Thoroughly recommend this tour to get a good insight into Austin whilst still ‘keeping it weird!’

julie_W

We felt a bit mislead that this tour would be a premier experience. Though the group was small (our party was 4 of the 6 people) it was a bit of a squeeze in a regular minivan (not a Mercedes as described) and getting in and out was a challenge. Thank goodness 2 in our party were able to sit in the back seat, but hearing the commentary from the driver was definitely compromised. We also chose this tour for the hotel pick up to accommodate one in our party who couldn't walk long distances. However, she needed to sit it the van for two stops (the state capitol and Mt. Bonnell) as "skip the lines, get better access" was not really provided. The driver (Owen) was kind enough to include a quick swing through UT campus (important for the alumni member in our group), but he struggled some to deliver smooth commentary while driving. The tour took closer to four hours and the promised "surprise food stop" was a cup of coffee near the end. I don't blame the driver, but the tour was nothing like the upgrade from the much cheaper similar offerings on Viator.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-24 23:51