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AO Tours Austin

#21 of 88 Tours in Austin
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 602 E 4th Street, Austin Visitors Center, Austin, TX 78701
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+1 512-659-9478
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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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A great overview of the city and surrounding area

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Arla T
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Alberta, Canada

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Alberta, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Luke J
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 

New Jersey
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58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We were picked up at the Congress St location so the front section of the van was full already. We sat in the last row of the van it was a little tight. So to the tour they covered alot of Austin in a little time got to see most of the city in 90 mins. We did the tour... More 

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

Thank you for letting us know your thoughts on the tour. We really appreciate that you took the time to tell us about your experience. I have taken immediate action with our guides to address the issue that you have pointed out. We will work toward a solution that will show we can provide a good experience regardless of where... More 

Newick, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Took this tour in September 2016. I saw an earlier review which said "average at best" and I agree with that. 90 minutes in a small coach around the city. But no stops for any of the great sights at all. It just keeps on going... I tried to photograph the Colorado river, and a few other places but gave... More 

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

We regret that the tour was not what you expected. We do our best to present this tour as an overview or showcase of the city. It is designed to show 30 miles of Austin, telling you about approximately 50 points of interest on this 90 minute tour so that you can choose how you would like to spend your... More 

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