Haunted Austin and Bat Bridge Segway Tour

activities / Sightseeing tours

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Haunted Austin and Bat Bridge Segway Tour information and booking

from
$75
Duration
2.5 hours
Departs from
Downtown Austin, Lavaca Street
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
7pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Experience Austin’s haunted past and present on this guided Segway tour. When dusk falls, visit haunted and spooky downtown sites like the Driskill Hotel, where ghosts have been sighted, and Congress Avenue Bridge, home to one of the world’s largest urban bat colonies that emerge at night! You’ll also see the still-standing Austin Moonlight Towers, built in the 19th century after a serial killer plagued the city. Throughout your tour, you’ll hear entertaining stories and facts about Austin from your knowledgeable guide.

When evening hits, meet on Lavaca Street in downtown Austin for your safety orientation. Once you’re comfortable on your Segway, follow your guide on a 2.5-hour sightseeing tour to discover Austin’s haunted side.

Cruise down Congress Avenue to see the Texas State Capitol Building and the Driskill Hotel, known for its ghost sightings. Learn about the hotel's 'Suicide Brides' urban legend, which holds that two women committed suicide in the same bathroom 20 years apart on the same day.

Glide by the Austin Convention Center and down famous 6th Street, the heart of the live entertainment scene, until you reach the Austin Moonlight Towers. Built in the 19th century, these lighting structures illuminated the city at night, and some say they were erected in response to the Servant Girl Annihilator, a serial killer who plagued the city in 1884. Learn from your guide how Austin is one of the world’s only cities to still operate these towers.

Head to Lady Bird Lake, a reservoir on the Colorado River with the city skyline as a backdrop. Here, see the Congress Avenue Bridge, home to one of the world’s largest urban bat colonies. From mid-March to early November, before migrating to Mexico, free-tailed bats reside under the bridge and emerge from their slumber at dusk!

You’ll make stops along the way to take photos and learn about the sights you see. Return to Lavaca Street in the late evening to conclude your tour.

What's included

  • Segway tour
  • Orientation session
  • Local taxes
  • Use of helmet

What isn't included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off