Texpert Tours (Private Tour Guide for Austin and the surrounding area) Known locally as "the Texas Back Roads Scholar". Howie Richie offers entertaining, insightful tours of Austin and the Texas Hill Country based on his excellent knowledge of and love for this region. His enlightening tours of downtown Austin provide much more than a look at buildings and scenery. He's got the scoop on the history, geography and quirky qualities of our fair city and exudes a hearty respect for the region's natural wonders. His wide range of tours are from the top Austin sights, wineries and nature in the HillCountry, artsy/offbeat areas of Austin tot he wondrous music and film side of Austin. To Visit the Texpert Tours website, CLICK HERE
Austin Carriage (Tour by Downtown Austin by Horse and Buggy) Tours start and end at several downtown locations. One of the great ways to see the sites of historic downtown and enjoy the outdoors in style is to hop on a white horse drawn carriage by Austin Carriage. These horse drawn carriages can carry up to 6 people, and the carriages feature a retractable top that can be raised in case of rain or strong sunlight. For a full 75-minute tour of downtown seating 6 people, the cost is only $125. To make arrangements to take a carriage ride with Austin Carriage, CLICK HERE
Austin Steam Train (Tour the Hill Country by Steam Train) Ride the Train and tour the Texas Hill Country for a long 6 hour trip to and from Burnet TX to enjoy a scenic route through the Hill Country and to have lunch in Burnet TX, or take the shorter route tour to Bertram TX as total 3hr trip. From their website you can choose from these routes or others they offer as seasonal routes, as well as you can select what kind of seeting accommodations you would like from Standard Coach on up to First Class Lounge. To Visit the Austin Steam Train website, CLICK HERE
Capital Cruises (Tour Lady Bird Lake) For private or public cruise of Lady Bird Lake, Capital Cruises offers a variety of tour options. Public tours, held Mar through October, include weekend dinner cruises and sightseeing tours as well as the popular bat watching excursions. To Visit the Capital Cruises website, CLICK HERE
Austin Duck Adventures (Tour Downtown Austin from the streets and the lake) What's that amphibious truck emitting a loud quacking sound rolling down Congress Avenue? It is one of the Austin Duck Adventure vehicles, which goes from the road straight into lady Bird Lake for a cruise along the lake. Take a 75 mine tour fo downtown Austin with Austin Duck Adventures and as you ride/float you get to see and hear about Austin from lively knowledgeable tour guides. This is a not a waterpark like ride were you get wet, the amphibious truck gracefully enters the water with you inside.
To Visit the Austin Duck Adventures website, CLICK HERE
Segcity Segway Tours (Tour Downtown Austin on Standup Electric Segways) If you can stand up un-aided, you can most likely ride a Segway. Segways balance themselves, reading your balance "around 100 times a second", the segway does all the balancing for you. It's easy and safe !! If you have teenagers with you that are not all that interstested in touring downtown Austin, this is a great way to get them interested. Within a few moments of showing you how to operate the segway, you will be on your way. The tour guides are extremely knowlegeable and informative and while there are mutliple tours to choose from, they all typically range from 1.5 to 2.5hrs.
To Visit the Segcity Segway Tours website, CLICK HERE