The Real Austin Tour in Austin, TX

Austin Detours602 E. 4th StAustin, TX 78701
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Experience the best of Austin on this bucket list Austin tour. This small-group van tour stops at iconic landmarks, hidden gems, food trucks and top neighborhoods. You’ll take a tour inside the Texas State Capitol and visit other popular sites, while learning about the city’s history, culture, art, music, and funny stories from your guide along the way.

up to 2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Explore Austin's famous landmarks and hidden gems, and tour the Texas State Capitol.
  • A bucket list tour of Austin in just 2 hours.
  • Includes a knowledgeable guide and a sweet treat from a favorite Austin food truck.
  • Tour meets inside the Austin Visitor Center located at 602 E. 4th St.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour's start time to check in.
  • All ages welcome. Children requiring car seats must bring them along and arrive early to install.
  • If you are traveling with a car seat, you must book an additional seat as these take up two seats in the vehicle.


from The Real Austin Tour
Experience Austin's favorite tour with Austin Detours! The Real Austin Tour is a comprehensive bucket list tour of Austin in just two hours. This quintessential tour shows off the best that this city has to offer including historic landmarks, lesser-known gems, real Austin neighborhoods, and even stop at a food truck for a sweet treat.

This is not a typical “van tour.” You'll be transported in a Mercedes van, but you get out at many stops. Along the way, your knowledgeable guide chats about art, music, culture, food, history, parks, famous people, and much more! Discover secret spots, hear funny stories, and decipher local legends. Make new memories and laugh a ton as Austin Detours shows you how we “Keep Austin Weird.”

This tour is great for solo travelers, couples, and families looking to get some inspiration of things to do and see while they're in Austin. Get ready to see iconic spots like the Texas State Capitol, Zilker Park, the Greetings from Austin postcard mural, and more. Finally, experience Austin, don’t just see it through a window!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Real Austin Tour

Is parking provided?

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.

What does this tour include?

The Real Austin Tour includes a knowledgeable driver/guide, transportation in a Mercedes van, a comprehensive overview of downtown Austin and hot neighborhoods in just 2 hours, as well as a sweet treat from a favorite Austin food truck. You get out of the van at several stops, and it includes a short Texas Capitol tour.

Where does the tour depart?

The tour will meet inside the Austin Visitor Center located at 602 East 4th Street.

Are there any age or health restrictions for this tour?

There are a few stops that you will get out of the van so there will be some walking.

What should I bring?

You will want to bring a water bottle and a Photo ID will be required for people 21+.

What should I wear?

Comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, there will be plenty of photo opportunities.

Can I bring my own food/beverages?

You may bring a bottle of water.

Can I bring my pet?

No, you won't be able to bring your pet with you on the tour.