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$25 Tours & Sightseeing

Austin and Texas Hill Country Small-Group Tour

Meet at the Austin Visitor Center 20 minutes before your chosen departure time and hop in an air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz van, equipped with large windows for sightseeing. On a fully narrated 1.5-hour tour, travel through historic downtown Austin and pass more than 40 top sites including Lady Bird Lake, the Texas Capitol, the haunted Driskill Hotel, the University of Texas, Moonlight Tower, Mayfield Park and Lake Austin.Cruise down Congress Avenue and venture through old East Austin, where you’ll see the French Legation -- the city’s oldest structure still on its original foundations -- and the beautiful Texas State Cemetery. Explore 6th Street, the lively entertainment district, and drive through the trendy warehouse district.You’ll also travel to Texas Hill Country in West Austin and catch great views of limestone hills, clear lakes and impressive mansions. Learn how this area of Texas is known for its wine. After soaking in the sights, return to the original departure point.

$90 Cultural & Theme Tours

Small-Group Graffiti Tour with Painting Class in Austin

We'll meet at SprATX—pronounced Spray Tee Ex. This shop is the social hub of the street art scene; every insider can be tied to this place. We'll then walk the streets of East Austin. The murals and quirky shops make this the unofficial art district— for many locals, this is our favorite area. We'll paint at HOPE Outdoor Gallery. It's made up of more than 40 abandoned walls that have been turned into a spray painting free-for-all. Guests should bring shoes to walk off-road, since we'll walk along some railroad tracks. It's Texas, so you'll probably want to have a water. I'll have bottled water for you as well. If our adventure is during your usual dinner time, you might want to eat before hand or bring a snack. I'll have some granola bars available for you also.