Unique Group Tours In Austin: 10 Best Options For 2024

Some people like to travel by themselves, especially when visiting touristy attractions in the city. But there’s nothing quite like the experience of having an expert tour guide (especially if it’s a local). They can help you learn about Austin's history and gain access to sites you may not be able to visit on your own. You can sometimes even find a self-guided Austin walking tour that starts at the front door of your hotel! Group tours in Austin are a great way to visit the Texas State Capitol building, the Governor's Mansion, the famous Congress Avenue Bridge (also known as the “bat bridge”), the State and County Courthouses, and many other popular Austin sites.

Save time, avoid stress, and experience Austin like a local when you take a group tour around the city. Whether you’re visiting Austin with a small group, or a large group, or you just want a team-building exercise, here are some of the best tour options!

Unique Group Tours In Austin

Secret Food Tours Walking Tour of Austin

Group Tours in Austin

Hours: 3 1/2 hours

Number of guests: Max. of 12 people

Number of stopovers: 6

Cost: $79

Secret Food Tours Walking Tour of Austin is made up of locals who are deeply passionate about Austin's cuisine, history, and culture. They’ll satisfy your cravings through a food tour in the food-dense streets of Downtown. The guides let you explore different local restaurants that offer classic Austin food like Texas pit-style BBQ brisket served with amazing pinto beans, breakfast tacos, some cool coffee shops, and other secret places that you probably wouldn’t discover on your own.

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Double Decker Austin Tour

Group Tours in Austin

Hours: Single Loop tour (1 1/2 hr), Hop On and Hop Off (All day)

Number of guests: 100 guests per tour

Number of stopovers: Hop On and Hop Off (6 stops

Cost: All Day Hop On Hop Off Ticket: $44 per adult, and $29 per child 12 and under

Single Loop Ticket: $34 per adult and $22 per child 12 and under

Double Decker Austin will teach you all about Austin and its rich history while providing you with a spectacular view of the city from the top of a locally owned and operated double-decker bus. Sure, it feels a bit touristy (it is!) but it really is one of the easiest ways to see ALL of the main sites in Austin. There are two options available for the tour; if you have limited time, you can choose the Single Loop tour. With the Hop On and Hop Off option, you can spend the full day independently exploring all of Austin's best sights before returning to the bus when it arrives. For the remainder of the tour, you’ll just remain on the bus and disembark where you got on.

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Breakfast Taco Tour

The Real Deal Holyfield breakfast taco at Valentina's Austin

Hours: 2 hours

Number of guests: 10 guests per hour

Number of stopovers: 3

Cost: $85

Here’s what we know for sure: breakfast tacos and queso are two must-try Austin food staples you must try if you're visiting the area to experience the culture.  On this Breakfast Taco Tour, you'll enjoy three different neighborhood restaurants' tacos on South Lamar in Austin. Arrive hungry and be prepared to discover some of Austin's best breakfast tacos!

Electric Bike Tour of Austin

Group Tours in Austin

Hours: 2 1/2 - 3 hours 

Number of guests: not stated

Number of stopovers: not stated

Cost: $69.50 per person 

This E-bike tour in Austin allows guests to learn about Austin's history and see some fun Austin murals all while riding an E-bike with a pedal assist. This means you can ride easily and get in a lot more miles. Get on your pedal-assist e-bike and ride with your guide to access the "I love you so much" wall, the infamous UT tower, the boardwalk, 6th Street, the University of Texas buildings, and other Austin attractions. They also make a stop over for coffee, beer, and snacks (not included) at a local Austin establishment halfway through the trip.

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Hill Country Wine Shuttle

Group Tours in Austin

Hours: 4 1/2 hours

Number of guests: 10 per shuttle

Number of stopovers: 3 wineries

Cost: $60, tasting costs $17-20 plus tax/gratuity 

If you want to taste wine without spending more money on a private wine trip, the Hill Country Wine Shuttle tour is for you. Experience a half-day of wine tasting while enjoying the roads and breathtaking views. You’ll travel in comfort in a luxurious Mercedes Sprinter van across the beautiful Texas Hill Country while stopping for three different award-winning wineries in Austin.

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Ghost Walk Austin

Group Tours in Austin

Hours: 75-90 minutes

Number of guests: not stated 

Number of stopovers: not stated 

Cost: $22 per person, $12 for kids under 10

This nighttime ghost tour by TourATX is perfect for those who love gruesome tales! Enjoy murder mysteries and a ton of ghost stories as you tour some of the iconic haunted buildings in Austin. In Austin, almost every street corner has a tale to tell. This is an especially great fall activity in Austin

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Austin Segway Tours

Group Tours in Austin

Hours: 90 minutes, 2 hours

Number of guests: not stated

Number of stopovers: 1 per segway option

Cost: $69

Conveniently located in downtown Austin, Austin Segway Tours is just one block west of the Texas State Capitol. It’s the ideal approach to discover and take in all that Austin has to offer. Six times a day, there are Segway tours available with two options: a shorter 90-minute tour that focuses on downtown Austin sightseeing and a longer 2-hour trip that goes deeper into Austin's history. The Texas State Capitol building, the renowned Driskill Hotel, Austin's Moonlight Towers, the picturesque Lady Bird Lake, the renowned 6th Street live music district, the Warehouse District, and Downtown's newest skyscrapers can all be seen on this tour.

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Best of Austin Food Truck Tour

Group Tours in Austin

Hours: 3 hours

Number of guests:  not stated

Number of stopovers: 4-5 food trucks

Cost: $99

Going through three different neighborhoods, this Best of Austin Food Truck Tour takes you to some of our favorite local food trucks in Austin. This trip is ideal for first-time tourists exploring Austin and locals who want to rediscover their own town since it includes some of the most authentic Texas barbecue, some amazing local beers, and a variety of Austin's most delicious street food. Enjoy a variety of the greatest food and best craft brews, ciders, and mixed drinks in Austin from 4-5 popular food trucks.

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Murals and Mimosas Tour

Austin Murals-28

Hours: 2 1/2 hours

Number of guests: 20 per bus

Number of stopovers: not stated

Cost:  $645 

This is the ideal bachelorette party idea in Austin! Enjoy a package deal of a BYOB party bus through Downtown Austin + Mimosas + a photo shoot at every mural in Murals and Mimosas Tour, a private bus tour. Experience the trendiest murals that can be found all across Austin while exploring spots like Lady Bird Lake and South Congress, and sipping coffee or mimosas at Freddo ATX. This tour is an excellent option for gathering lots of fun photos: bor every mural stop, you can get off the bus and enjoy a free photo shoot.

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Pub Crawler of Austin

Group Tours in Austin

Hours: 2 hours

Number of guests: 15 max per bike

Number of stopovers: tour around one route

Cost: $465 for a private tour (15 pax), $45 per seat for a public tour

Austin's PubCrawler is a mobile party tour around Austin! Take the  Downtown Route or the Riverside Route on a “bus” that’s powered by pedal bar bikes (psst: it now includes electric pedal assist motors.) This tour has two options, the private tour where you can rent the pedal together with your friends, or the public tour which is designed for small groups or groups who don’t want to rent a private party bike. It’s really perfect for anything like birthday ideas in Austin, bachelor/bachelorette parties, corporate events, and family reunions.

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