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AO Tours Austin

#21 of 89 Tours in Austin
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Address: 602 E 4th Street, Austin Visitors Center, Austin, TX 78701
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 20:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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AO Tours (Austin Overtures Sightseeing) Provides Tour Service - 22 times...

AO Tours (Austin Overtures Sightseeing) Provides Tour Service - 22 times per week - Our signature tour "Austin + Hill Country in 90 Minutes" presents a showcase of the spectacular Austin urban scene,which highlights its unique and popular shopping districts, live music scene, rich history, outdoor life-style, local arts, culture, and a peek at the Hill Country's vistas and lakes.

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Small-Group Tour of Austin and Texas Hill Country
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Great overview of Austin!

We had been to Austin several times, but felt that we didn't have an overall picture of what the city had to offer. This tour was a great way to find out more about its history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nwannago
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Raleigh, NC

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Raleigh, NC
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to Austin several times, but felt that we didn't have an overall picture of what the city had to offer. This tour was a great way to find out more about its history and see a good portion of the city and some of the hill country. Our guide Mike was very knowledgable and made it a... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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96 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this tour through our concierge at our hotel. We were picked up a block from our hotel at a music store. There were perhaps ten people in our van after we joined the group. This tour took us all around Austin and it allows you to discover places you may want to go back to. Mike was our... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

John the driver/guide did a super job of working around the chaos that is SXSW festival and the havoc it creates for driving downtown. Streets were closed and he was modifying the tour to make sure we saw as much as he could possibly get to. He answered our questions and gave us pointers for the rest of our stay.... More 

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Tom B, Public Relations Manager at AO Tours Austin, responded to this review

I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour and come back and see us soon! More 

Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

You get the feel of Austin and it's surrounding countryside The guide gives you the local history. The hillside is great and amazing scenery

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Tom B, Public Relations Manager at AO Tours Austin, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon! More 

Charles Town, West Virginia, USA
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This tour will allow you become familiar with the city of Austin and the things to see and do. It does not stop but we were still able to take pictures. It gave us an idea of what we wanted to do while in town. Great tour guide and very knowledgeable mixed in with recorded segments. Luxury Mercedes Sprinter van... More 

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Mary D, General Manager at AO Tours Austin, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

Westminster, Colorado
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour thanks to our knowledge and personable guide. Be clear that this is not a tour that drives you to sites for exploring or taking pictures, it is a driving overview that introduces you to the main sights of the area. Do it at the beginning of a visit to Austin to help you decide what... More 

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Mary D, General Manager at AO Tours Austin, responded to this review

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Destin, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We took the 90-minute austin city tour with AO tours. Our guide was excellent gave a detailed description of the sites in Austin and showed us a good overview of the city including the Hill Country. I would highly recommend tour to anyone! Provides a good overview of this city and would be a great way to start your vacation... More 

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Mary D, General Manager at AO Tours Austin, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for taking the time to send in a review. We always enjoy hearing about your experience. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

When you're in a new city, what do you do? Take a tour! This tour lasted about 90 minutes and went all throughout downtown and south Austin. It was so cool to learn about the culture of the city and the every changing atmosphere. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Next time, I'm going to go on the double decker one.... More 

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Mary D, General Manager at AO Tours Austin, responded to this review

Thank you!!! More 

Houma, Louisiana
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We haven't visited Austin in well over ten years. The tour itself was very detailed and informative. Learning more about Austin and its history was worth the money. The tour guide, John, was comical, extremely skilled and knowledgeable and really seemed to care about his passengers. The tour van was fairly comfortable, but quite confined. It wasn't something designed for... More 

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Mary D, General Manager at AO Tours Austin, responded to this review

Thank you! We sincerely appreciate hearing how much you enjoyed the tour. More 

San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting Austin with friends, who were first-time visitors to the city, this tour provides a good overview and helps a first-time visitor get their bearings. There are no stops or opportunities to get out of the bus to take photos, but the tour is informative and helpful in planning the rest of your visit. I'm not a big tour group/bus... More 

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Mary D, General Manager at AO Tours Austin, responded to this review

Thank you! We appreciate that you took the time to give us your feedback on the tour. Your comments provide valuable information so that we can continue to provide an excellent tour experience. More 

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