Best Tours of Austin for The Summer
For those visiting Austin for the first time it can be overwhelming not knowing where to start. With so many gems spread across the city the choices seem endless.
Luggage Drop understands that carrying your bags can greatly limit your freedom to choose. We’d recommend a two-fold plan of attack, first get rid of your deadweight by using our services, and second, book a tour with one of our many local tour companies.
With their local knowledge and professionally curated tours, you’ll leave the tour with an insider’s perspective and some great suggestions on where to go next.
Watch the City Wake up With a Walking Tour
Walking Tours of Austin guide you around the city with an informative tour and a personal touch. Founded and operated by local actors, their guides are as knowledgeable about Austin history as they are about putting on a show. This theatrical tour company offers different tours ranging from the “Morning Walk” to the “Pub Walk of Austin”.
They have something for people of all ages to enjoy. Those interested in the macabre can also take a “Ghost Tour” and a “Murder Tour”, which explore the dark side of Austin’s history. While the tour guides are incredibly accommodating, you may want to leave the bags with us so you can tour bag free and carefree.
Get a Tour With a View on a Double Decker Bus
Looking for a tour with great photo ops? Then Double Decker Austin Tours is the place for you. On top of a two story bus, you will have unobstructed views of Austin’s landmarks while learning about the city’s history. The more adventurous tourist can buy a hop on/hop off pass. This pass allows you to hop off for lunch or to explore a particular area that interests you. Jump back on the bus when the next one comes around and continue your tour without missing a beat. With no luggage to slow you down, and the amazing height of the Double Deckers, you will feel like you are on top of the world.
Enjoy a Drive Around Town with Austin Detours
Austin Detours uses a Mercedes van to transport you straight to the high life. In addition to their luxurious vehicles, they offer some of the most unique tours you will ever take. The “Breakfast Taco Tour”, their most famous tour, takes you through the city and around your flavor palette.
A “Bucket List Tour” offers a comprehensive overview of the city in only two hours. It is led by humorous, knowledgeable guides who know their stuff. Always ready to crack a joke or add a fun fact, this tour is ideal for tourists who can’t be bothered with the Texas heat.
Feel the Wind in Your Hair With a Bike Tour
Lone Star Ranch is home to a variety of activities for cowboys and girls of all ages. Let them take you and your 6 year-old on a guided horseback ride on rural trails. Plan an archery and tomahawk throwing excursion with your 7 year-old so they can get a taste of the wild west.
Toddlers aren’t forgotten about either, with Lone Star’s “Buckaroo Class” your 2-4 year old will be shown all the finer points of horse care such as feeding, saddling, and mane maintenance. The staff is also known to host their own rodeo’s with live animals and rope tricking. Be sure to catch at least one of their armadillo races to see one of Texas’ most elusive critters. Just be sure to drop your bags with us since the horses aren’t too fond of carrying your luggage.