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AO Tours Austin

#19 of 88 Tours in Austin
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 602 E 4th St, Austin Visitors Center, Austin, TX 78701-3701
Phone Number: +1 512-659-9478
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Denise G
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Great way to see what you might want to see… We ended up visiting several places that weren't on our list.

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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 

Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

So I have been in the states 6 weeks with Austin being my last stop I have done many tours and this one kinda just felt boring. Caught myself and other passengers closing their eyes during parts of it It wasn't horrible & the guide was friendly however didn't get the passengers involved in anything like most other guides have... More 

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

We are very sorry your tour experience was not good. Regretfully the guide was not feeling well that day but he offered to drive the tour and do his best because our back up was experiencing a family emergency. The professionally recorded narration is produced by one of our guides. Featured guide and actors Chris & Cami who both know... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We try and find one of these "overview" trips in every city we visit so we can plan the rest of our stay. This one was a whirlwind tour of the city and the surrounding hill country, just what we wanted. Comfortable vehicle, knowledgeable and friendly driver, well worth the time and money.

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Tom B, Public Relations Manager at AO Tours Austin, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Took the tour the last day that we were in Austin. Might have been better if we had not seen many of the sights earlier in our visit. The tour does include areas outside the city which where ok. Just not impressed.

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

Thank you for taking the time to submit this review, we truly appreciate your candor. We agree that the tour works well when taken early in your visit. Please give us an opportunity to learn more about what we could have done better to make your experience more enjoyable. It is very important to us that we offer a quality... More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I went on this tour with my mother who is older. This tour is great. Very comfortable Mercedes Van with windows so you are in A/C all the time - perfect for the Austin heat in July. Our tour guide ROCKED! He was extremely knowledgable and we learned so much about Austin. From its history, to the beautiful homes, to... More 

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Tom B, Public Relations Manager at AO Tours Austin, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback, so glad you enjoyed your experiences with us. Thanks for spreading the word More 

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