Austin tours and excursions
What better way to experience Austin than on an electric two-wheeler Segway scooter? Gliding Revolution takes customers on environmentally-friendly tours to see some of Austin's most iconic sights in the Downtown area.Tel: (512) 495 9250.
Part-van and part-boat, this hybrid sightseeing tour takes tourists on both land and sea (or lake). Austin Duck Adventures offers 75-minute tours on their "amphibious" duck boat. Stops include Sixth Street, the Texas Capitol and Lake Austin.Tel: (512) 477 5274.
See Austin and the Hill Country to get a taste of the city and its surroundings. Destinations include Downtown, the Texas Capitol, East Austin, West Austin and the Hill Country. Hop-on hop-off packages are available.Tel: (512) 659 9478.
If you're looking to experience the dramatic and often terrifying history of Austin, take advantage of a ghost tour to see the darker side of the city. These after-hours walking tours include stops at the reputedly haunted Driskill Hotel, the Texas Capitol and other downtown haunts. Advance reservations are recommended. Private trolley tours are also available.Tel: (512) 853 9826.
Located 62km (38 miles) southwest,of Austin, this lovely spot is a popular destination for appreciators of small towns and swim holes. The gorgeous Blanco River runs through the area and carved out popular swimming locations such as Jacob's Well and Blue Hole. Weekenders shop at the town's tiny selection of boutique shops and art galleries.Tel: (512) 847 2201.
Considered by many to be a sacred place, this beautiful nature preserve is a popular destination for people who appreciate the beauty of the outdoors. Popular activities include camping, hiking and rock climbing.Tel: (830) 685 3636.
Located 127km (79 miles) southwest of Austin, this large city features both the world-famous Alamo and River Walk. Just a short day trip from Austin, it's worth taking the trek just to see a slice of Texas history.Tel: (210) 207 6700.
This German-settled village located 126km (78 miles) west of Austin features independent boutiques, German restaurants, antique stores, the legendary Oktoberfest celebrations and more.Tel: 1 888 997 3600.