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Congress Avenue Bridge (South Congress Bridge) Tours and Activities

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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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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
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.00
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US$55.00

Skyline Kayak Tour

Skyline Kayak Tour

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Join us on a guided Eco tour of the beautiful Lady Bird Lake. The lake is home to some of the best views of the architectural marvels of Austin buildings and landmarks. Here your guide will navigate you through this beautiful area of Austin’s amazing skyscrapers and display some knowledge of the history of Austin noticeable landmarks.
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  • 2 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.00
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US$55.00

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
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.00
Price varies by group size
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US$55.00
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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
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$99.00
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US$99.00

Austin and Hill Country Sightseeing Tour

Austin and Hill Country Sightseeing Tour

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Skip searching for best things to do in Austin, and let real locals show you the best of the city's rich culture and history, with a little bit of that famous Central Texas Hill Country. This signature Austin tour covers 30 miles, 50+ points of interest, in 90 minutes (1.5 hours). You'll get to see iconic places such as the Texas Capitol, as well important cultural areas like the Six Square District in East Austin. Sit back and relax in the comfort of a Mercedes-Benz sprinter van as you explore the city and head into hill country. Even lifelong Texans can't believe these rolling hills and greenery are in their own state! Read the What to Expect section below to learn about the places you'll pass by as your Austinite guide gives you anecdotes and ideas for how to enjoy the rest of your trip in this counterculture capital. For those who want to get out and explore, consider the 2.5-hour version of this tour with stops along the way!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.65
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Austin Mural Selfie Tour by Pedicab

Austin Mural Selfie Tour by Pedicab

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Ride through Austin via a pedicab and stop along the way to snap social media-worthy selfies. Visit the city’s most popular and photographed street art, such as the “I love you so much,” “Greetings from Austin” postcard, and the “Willie for President” murals. Since this is a private tour, you are able to tailor it for your group.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.00
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Live Music Capital of the World Pedicab Tour

Live Music Capital of the World Pedicab Tour

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Hop aboard an open-air pedicab for a relaxing jaunt around Austin with a guide. Find out why this city is known as the “Live Music Capital of the World” by traveling to venues and sites such as the statues of Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Antone's Home of the Blues, Armadillo World Headquarters, and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.00
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US$55.00
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Austin Electric Bike Tour: Let it Ride

Austin Electric Bike Tour: Let it Ride

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If you want to see more of Austin in less time—without getting jammed into a tour bus—book this e-bike tour perfect for seeing the sights, while enjoying Austin's fantastic weather. Hop on your pedal assist e-bike, and follow your guide to Austin's famous murals, city landmarks, and University of Texas buildings. Along the way, take in views of the downtown skyline, and visit the Texas State Capitol building.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.00
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US$75.00

Haunted Austin Walking History Tour

Haunted Austin Walking History Tour

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Hear the historical tales of murder and mayhem that helped make Austin weird on this haunted history tour of Texas's capital city. Join an acclaimed storyteller and a small group for a walking tour through Austin's supernatural nooks and creepy crannies, including a tour of the famous Driskill Hotel.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$27.50
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US$27.50

Austin Biker Gang E-Bike Adventure

Austin Biker Gang E-Bike Adventure

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You can be a part of an e-bike biker gang! Our e-bikes are fun and super easy to ride. See the sights and have a blast! We believe that riding is more fun with others, so add another e-bike so your friend can ride along with you! We have a very dynamic experience and with so much to see in Austin each ride is different! It's an incredible way to get the feel of what Austin is and what it is loved by so many!
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  • 2 hours
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US$81.11
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US$81.11

Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour
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Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour

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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
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$38.86
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Austin Nights & Lights

Austin Nights & Lights

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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
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.00
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US$75.00

Austin Trails Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Austin Trails Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Turn Austin Trails area into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three hour city walking tour. Guided from your smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges, while learning local history. Note: Pricing is per individual but teams must book together in order to be included in the same adventure.
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  • 3 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$20.52
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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
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US$64.84
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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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US$82.70
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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
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US$29.00
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Austin and Hill Country Tour with Stops in Unique Vehicle

Austin and Hill Country Tour with Stops in Unique Vehicle

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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
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US$68.00
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US$68.00

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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  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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US$60.00

Austin E-Bike Foodie Tour

Austin E-Bike Foodie Tour

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Explore Austin's ever-changing food scene on this guided e-bike tour. You’ll eat like a local at the newest spots as well as classic dives and food trucks. Discover the best dishes at each stop and try a sampling of the menu. Plus, travel around town on an e-bike and see Austin landmarks and attractions along the way.
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  • 4 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$118.00
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US$118.00

Austin Electric Minibike Adventure Tour

Austin Electric Minibike Adventure Tour

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Explore Austin with ease on this electric minibike tour. You’ll ride as a group for safety reasons, stopping at some of the city’s popular attractions and photo opportunities, including street art murals. You’ll be able to meander off city streets and go places cars can't. The guides are equipped with professional photography gear to help you with lighting, so you’ll capture the perfect shot.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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US$76.93
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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
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US$39.00
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US$39.00

Congress Avenue Bats Bike Tour in Austin

Congress Avenue Bats Bike Tour in Austin

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Explore a different side of Austin’s legendary nightlife during this 2.5-hour bike trip to observe the city’s bat colony under Congress Avenue Bridge. These nightlife-loving denizens may never step foot inside a music club, but they sure know how to put on a show! Cycle first around Austin’s Lady Bird Lake, arriving at the bridge just in time to watch the more than 1.5 million bat residents as they take flight for their evening feeding. A guide and all bike equipment is included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
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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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  • Free Cancellation
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US$73.00
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US$73.00

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
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US$55.00
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Congress Avenue Bridge (South Congress Bridge) costs USD 12.31. Guided Congress Avenue Bridge (South Congress Bridge) tours start around USD 12.31 per person.
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