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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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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Double Decker Austin Single Loop Sightseeing Tour

Double Decker Austin Single Loop Sightseeing Tour

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* You will learn all about Austin and it’s rich history while enjoying an awesome view of the city from atop of a double decker bus. * Locally owned and operated family business * You get the best views of Austin from an unobstructed upper deck of a double decker bus * The best tour for taking photographs. * People on the street love to interact with people on the upper deck. * Climate controlled lower deck * Goes by more downtown attractions that any other Austin tour. * Every Tour Has Driver and Tour Guide * Austin’s best tour guides solely focus on making your experience fun and interesting. They don’t have to worry about driving. * Absolutely No Audio Recordings. We feel that you will enjoy your Austin experience much more by interacting with our guides instead of a listening to audio recordings.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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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There's nothing better than getting to know a city from a local, and that's exactly what you can expect on this 2.5-hour tour (with stops). Your Austinite guide will share stories about the fun-loving Texas capital aboard a 14-passenger convertible Mercedes-Benz sprinter van. This unique vehicle, which is open air, is also equipped with sanitized headsets that you can use to get to know Austin through conversations, with English and Spanish language options. See all the local hangouts, hip and historic neighborhoods, and beautiful Central Texas Hill Country. Along the way, you'll get out to stretch for pictures and scenery on 3-4 stops that could include the the Driskill Hotel, Barton Springs, and the award-winning Austin Public Library. Read the What to Expect section below to learn more about what you will see and where you will stop to visit on this ultimate guided tour of Austin.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.00
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Austin Biker Gang E-Bike Adventure

Austin Biker Gang E-Bike Adventure

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Cruise around Austin in style on a fat-tire electric minibike. These easy-to-ride bikes sit two people and travel at a top speed of 20mph. Follow your guide around the city streets passing by popular landmarks in downtown Austin including the State Capitol and the colorful murals on 6th Street. A great way to explore Austin, especially for first-time visitors.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Full-Day Double Decker Austin Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Tour
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Full-Day Double Decker Austin Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Tour

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Locally owned and operated family-run tours You get the best views of Austin from an unobstructed upper deck of a double-decker bus The best tour for taking photographs. Climate controlled lower deck Hop On and Hop Off to Self-Explore All of Austin Top Attractions See and learn more about Austin by self-exploring Austin’s top attractions. Hop On Hop Off ticket is good for all day, spend the whole day really getting to know Austin. Hop off and enjoy lunch at one of Austin’s great restaurants, then get back on when the bus comes back around. Goes to more downtown attractions than any other Austin tour. Every Tour Has Driver and Tour Guide to enhance your experience. Austin’s best tour guides solely focus on making your experience fun and interesting. They don’t have to worry about driving. Absolutely No Audio Recordings. We feel that you will enjoy your Austin experience much more by interacting with our guides instead of listening to audio recordings.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
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Austin E-Bike Foodie Tour
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Austin E-Bike Foodie Tour

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Eat like an Local. From locally beloved happy hours to out-of-the-way bites, our guides keep up with Austin's ever-changing food scene. We cut out the guesswork and take you to the new and hip as well as the classic dives and food trucks. Have a dietary restriction? No problem! In fact, its our specialty! Our food style is family style, our guides know which dishes are the best at each stop, no tiny pods of individual portions of just 1 item but instead we like to give a sampling of each stops menu to give you a taste in case you would like to come back and order more! You will not go away hungry! And the best part is we get to ride e-bikes and see Austin's local scene at the same time!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.84
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Historic Austin Private Pedicab Tour

Historic Austin Private Pedicab Tour

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Our experienced tour guides will take you on a fun and informative tour of Austin in a relaxing open air pedicab. You'll amble through all the sites of downtown, including the Capitol, Governors Mansion, Pecan St, Lady Bird Lake and more. Great for couples, friends and families of all ages. The tour moves at your own pace and is individually tailored to your group.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
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Austin Electric Minibike Adventure Tour

Austin Electric Minibike Adventure Tour

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Your adventure begins with a safety check on your electric mini-bike. Your tour guide will make sure everyone is comfortable with their electric mini-bike. Wide tires make them super easy to ride. We practice riding as a group for safety. South Congress is Austin's most prominent street. From where we begin, all of Austin can be seen. We will ride toward the first photo opportunity - The "Willie for President" Mural next to Home Slice Pizza. Next up is the "i love you so much" mural, across from the Continental Club. The tour will meander off city streets when possible, going places cars can't go. We realize that capturing great photos to share from a vacation is important. Adventurers who choose this tour will discover interesting destinations in Austin, and will have many opportunities for epic photos to capture and take home. We bring professional photography gear to help with lighting. Your tour guide will share a gallery of photos for every Austin Electric Adventure Tour.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Bat Flight

Bat Flight

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Come along with us on this night-time Segway adventure. The HIGHLIGHT is watching Austin's 1.5 million Mexican Free-tailed Bat population take flight! It's the perfect activity for transitioning from day to night in Austin. No worries about arriving too late/early, maximizing your time to see & do more! Segways provide easy access to all 4 corners of the downtown corridor. We'll conduct training before dark then cruise through Austin's beautiful downtown park along Ladybird Lake to a scenic overlook to marvel the sun's reflection on Austin's newest skyscrapers. Your Tour Guide will allow for time to grab a souvenir at a chic boutique or the Yeti® HQs (just ask!) and will ensure you get the perfect snapshot of your group on Congress Ave. Full of interesting details about landmarks, trendy spots, and local favorites, this tour allows you to get a taste of Austin's nightlife while passing by world-class hotels and high-end restaurants. All without the hassle of parking!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.52
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Austin Historic Downtown 5K

Austin Historic Downtown 5K

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See popular landmarks as you exercise on this guided running tour around downtown Austin. Run at a casual, accommodating pace through the streets of the city passing by Lady Bird Lake, the capitol building, the Governor’s Mansion, Congress, Ave, the Bat Bridge, and more. There are multiple guides on the tour, so it’s easy to go at your own pace or walk.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Bats on Bikes! Electric Bike Tour from Barton Springs

Bats on Bikes! Electric Bike Tour from Barton Springs

This is a great tour to get to see North America's largest urban bat population in person, as well as other unique Austin gems. **the bats are wild animals and it is not 100% guaranteed they will come out every night, this beyond our control**
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  • Free Cancellation
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Sunset Skyline Kayak Tour

Sunset Skyline Kayak Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
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Austin Scavenger Hunt: Birds, Bats, BBQ and Bass

Austin Scavenger Hunt: Birds, Bats, BBQ and Bass

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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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. See all 23 Congress Avenue Bridge (South Congress Bridge) tickets and tours on Viator.
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