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Congress Avenue Bridge (South Congress Bridge) Tours and Tickets

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Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge is home to roughly 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats—the world’s largest urban bat colony. Spectators gather here on summer nights, cameras in hand, to watch these flying mammals emerge from beneath the bridge to hunt in the sky above Lady Bird Lake.

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Double Decker Austin Single Loop Sightseeing Tour

Double Decker Austin Single Loop Sightseeing Tour

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Save time looking up bus schedules and opt for this hassle-free Austin sightseeing bus tour instead. Travel on a loop around the city that passes by top landmarks in Austin’s downtown area. Along the way, listen to commentary from a guide, get great photos from the top deck, or sit in the climate-controlled lower deck. Highlights include 6th Street, The Museum of the Weird, The Driskill hotel, Texas State Capitol, and the Texas Governor’s Mansion.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Austin and Hill Country Sightseeing Tour

Austin and Hill Country Sightseeing Tour

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Want to see the best of Austin and the Hill County in the comfort of an air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz sprinter van with a local guide? Look no further! In 90 minutes, this signature tour covers 30 miles and 50+ points of interest, including the Texas Capitol and East Austin’s Six Square District, to give you a taste of the city’s rich culture and history. For even more exploration (with stops), check out the 2.5-hour version of this tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Best of Austin Small-Group Driving Tour with Local Guide

Best of Austin Small-Group Driving Tour with Local Guide

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Get a comprehensive overview of Austin on this sightseeing tour. See famous landmarks along with hidden gems, real neighborhoods, and food trucks. Learn about Austin's history and culture with commentary from your guide and hear fun facts about the city that even the locals don't know. Plus, choose a morning or afternoon departure to easily fit this tour into your schedule.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bat Flight Night Tour

Bat Flight Night Tour

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There’s estimated to be a colony of around 1.5-million Mexican free-tailed bats that migrate to Austin each year, and this tour takes you to a great spot for viewing them. Save time walking between sites, and cover more ground with a Segway tour. This means, as well as the bats, there’s time to see other interesting sights and landmarks such as Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge, the Austin Rocks boutique, the Willie Nelson Statue, and Congress Avenue Bridge.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

Austin Biker Gang E-Bike Adventure

Austin Biker Gang E-Bike Adventure

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Come join our Austin e-bike biker gang to see the sights and feels the vibes of the crown jewel of Hill County. Our e-bikes are fun, easy to ride and best with friends to get around this amazing city. Join us as we ride past Austin and Hill County icons including The Driskill (a historic and haunted hotel), Austin City Limits, Town Lake and much more. Enjoy a dynamic experience in a vibrant city where every ride is different!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.11
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Full-Day Double Decker Austin Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Tour

Full-Day Double Decker Austin Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Tour

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Austin is home to an abundance of great museums, architectural sights, art spots, and cultural attractions, but as a visitor, it can be tricky to narrow down a shortlist without hours of research time. Take the stress out of trip planning and make sightseeing a breeze with this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Simply board the double-decker sightseeing bus, and get on and off as many times as you like to explore Austin's highlights at your own pace.

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Congress Avenue Bat Bridge Kayak Tour in Austin

Congress Avenue Bat Bridge Kayak Tour in Austin

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Watch more than a million bats fly out of the Congress Avenue Bridge on an evening kayak tour of Austin that’s timed to catch the spectacular natural show. Observing the Congress Avenue Bridge bats from a kayak means you don’t have to find a spot among the crowds on the riverbank, giving you a front-row seat as the Mexican free-tailed bats take to the sky.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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Guided Sunset Kayak Tour in Austin, Texas

Guided Sunset Kayak Tour in Austin, Texas

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Join our guides for the ultimate bat watching experience! Our Sunset Bat Tour offers stunning views of the Downtown Austin Skyline, fun facts about the local bat colony, and the chance to see the 1.5 million Mexican Free-Tailed bats emerge from the famous bat bridge. We are located minutes away from the Congress Avenue Bridge.
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  • 2 hours
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Austin and Hill Country Panoramic Sightseeing Tour
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Austin and Hill Country Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

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Get to know Austin on this guided bus tour. Hear about the history of the Texas capital aboard a roomy Mercedes-Benz sprinter van. This open-air vehicle comes equipped with headsets that offer both English and Spanish language options. See local hangouts, hip and historic neighborhoods, and Central Texas Hill Country. Along the way, stop to take photos at locations such as the Driskill Hotel, Barton Springs, and the Austin Public Library.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
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Scenic Austin Night Tour
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Scenic Austin Night Tour

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Explore Austin - the state capital of Texas, with our fun and friendly local guides who will take you to witness the best views and learn about the city’s fantastic culture and friendly locals. There is no better way to experience the city than with See Sight Tours - Austin’s best small group tours (max. 7 guests). Enjoy the top attractions and visitor experiences while avoiding long lines and wait times, with our fully guided and narrated tours with all attraction admission fees included along with complimentary hotel pick up and drop off in the comfort of one of our air-conditioned Mercedes Metris vans.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide

Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide

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Make your own way to the bike shop at Zilker Park to meet your guide arriving 15 minutes before tour time. Get outfitted with your bike and helmet, then set out with your guide to see the best of Austin. Pedal along the hike-and-bike trail that runs through Zilker Park and around Lady Bird Lake. Turn north to check out the Italian Renaissance Revival of the Texas State Capitol building. Learn about the city's history as you roll through downtown. Head down Congress Avenue and over the Congress Avenue Bridge, where 1.5 million bats take shelter between the months of March to November. Continue to South Congress, Rainey Street, and the boardwalk trail. Get great photo opportunities throughout the bike tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Historic Austin Private Pedicab Tour

Historic Austin Private Pedicab Tour

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Explore Austin via a relaxing open-air pedicab tour. Pass by downtown sites including the Texas State Capitol, Governor's Mansion, Pecan Street, Lady Bird Lake, and more. Travel at your own pace on this tour that's individually tailored to meet your group’s interests. Choose between two convenient departure locations or arrange for pickup in front of your hotel.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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3-Hour Small-Group Best of Austin Tour
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3-Hour Small-Group Best of Austin Tour

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Drive through Austin while getting the full scoop on its history, origins and significance on this 3-hour small group tour. The city's story began in the 1830s when Anglo-American settlers founded the village of Waterloo on the Colorado River. Today, it's a beautiful, culturally significant city of international renown. Come check out its wonderful landmarks, including the Driskill Hotel, the Texas Capitol and the University of Texas campus, and get to know the stories behind its unique charm.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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Guided Downtown Austin Kayak Tour
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Guided Downtown Austin Kayak Tour

Experience Austin from beautiful Lady Bird Lake. On this guided tour you will see stunning views of the city, historical Barton Springs, and natural all from the heart of downtown Austin.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Austin Skyline Kayak Tour
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Austin Skyline Kayak Tour

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Downtown Austin is full of awesome architectural sights but exploring the city on foot can be crowded. Instead, prebook this Austin Skyline Kayak Tour on Lady Bird Lake and see the same sights of downtown from the water. A guide knows the best spots on the lake to go to see the skyscrapers and buildings without foot traffic holding you back.
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  • 2 hours
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Lady Bird Lake Bike Tour in Austin

Lady Bird Lake Bike Tour in Austin

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Experience the urban and the outdoors in Austin during this 2-hour bike tour including Lady Bird Lake and some of the city’s best parks. Cycle along the shady, traffic-free trail that circles the lake, soaking up the fresh air and great views. Then continue your ride into Austin’s downtown, where you’ll head to Auditorium Shores, Barton Springs and Zilker Park to learn about the city’s green spaces and fascinating history. A guide and all necessary biking equipment are included.
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  • 2 hours
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The best of Austin walking tour

The best of Austin walking tour

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Welcome to the live music capital of the world- Austin. 300 days of sunshine in the city makes the tour pleasant any time of year! Austin has a lot of nicknames. Why is it called “Violet Crown City”, “Hippie Haven”, “Bat City”…? You will find out what does it mean the motto “Keep Austin Weird.” Led by a professional tour guide, you will immerse yourself in the history of Texas. You will visit the 2nd largest Capitol building in the world! Surrounded by the impressive buildings, you will hear what secrets do they hide. Incredible atmosphere and friendly locals- it’s only a little part of my Austin was chosen as the best place to live in America.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Sunset Skyline Kayak Tour

Sunset Skyline Kayak Tour

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Paddle under the setting sun in beautiful Austin. Enjoy the calm waters with less boat traffic in the evening water as you get a whole new look at the city that’s proud of its weirdness. Start your expedition with a quick lesson in kayaking basics before setting out with your guide for a gentle ride through the Capital City.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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Austin's Gem Bike Tour

Austin's Gem Bike Tour

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Discover the highlights of Austin along with several local breweries during this half-day beer tasting and bike tour. Pedal past landmarks including the Texas State Cemetery and the Texas State Capitol, and stop for sudsy refreshments at three breweries. Your guide shares commentary about the city and breweries on a moderate level bike tour that is suitable for most people with biking experience. Bike gear and beers are included.
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  • 3 hours
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Austin Trails Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Austin Trails Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Discover Austin’s highlights—as well as its quirky landmarks and lesser-known corners—on this private, interactive scavenger hunt experience. Book for a group of up to five people, and set off with your smartphone in tow: you’ll be led across town to complete a series of fun-filled games and challenges. As you go, see highlights like the Congress Avenue Bridge, discover the city’s musical and artistic side, and much more.
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  • 3 hours
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Check Out Austin: Capitol Bike Tour

Check Out Austin: Capitol Bike Tour

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Explore the Texan capital’s historic highlights, outdoor attractions and unique character on a 2-hour bike tour of Austin. Cycle along easy paths with a friendly local guide, passing downtown landmarks like the Texas capitol building, Barton Springs, and the Congress Ave. Bridge. Peddle around scenic Lady Bird Lake and on the bike-friendly Butler trail for a great introduction to this vibrant city.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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5-Hour Small-Group Best of Austin and Hill Country Tour

5-Hour Small-Group Best of Austin and Hill Country Tour

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Drive through Austin while getting the full scoop on its history, origins and significance on this 5 hour small group tour. The city's story began in the 1830s when Anglo-American settlers founded the village of Waterloo on the Colorado River. Today, it's a beautiful, culturally significant city of international renown. Come check out its wonderful landmarks, including the Driskill Hotel, the Texas Capitol and the University of Texas campus, and get to know the stories behind its unique charm.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Bat Bridge Segway Tour

Bat Bridge Segway Tour

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Combine the cultural and natural highlights of Austin on an exhilarating Segway tour of the city. At dusk, see the legendary bat colony of the Congress Avenue Bridge take flight and swoop into the air in thick and intriguing swarms. With an expert guide, glide through Austin’s dazzling downtown and visit important landmarks like the Moonlight Towers, the State Capitol Building and the Sixth Street Historic District. Listen to illuminating commentary of Austin’s history and culture throughout your tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Austin Scavenger Hunt: Birds, Bats, BBQ and Bass

Austin Scavenger Hunt: Birds, Bats, BBQ and Bass

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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