We’re Austin Detours, a locally-owned family business that loves to have fun! We got our start because our mother moved down the street and our mother-in-law would visit for a month at a time. We loved having them around, but wanted them to get out of the house and explore. Then we became envious and wanted get out and have fun too. So we decided we’d make a living having fun. We’re now the largest tour company in Austin and can work with the lone traveler up to corporate groups of 500. No matter what size the group, we want to make sure everyone feels like our good friend, hence our tagline…
“Come as strangers, leave as friends”
A true Austin experience. We provide themed experiences to both locals and visitors. Our tours are the perfect combination of headline Austin and offbeat Austin. Our guides are local artists, musicians, foodies, writers and actors: people who are part of the fabric of the city and offer unique insights and unique facts. We are not your average bus tour. Everyone knows you can’t experience a city by looking out the window so our tours consist of whizzing around town, popping in and out of all the coolest places.
Experience the real Austin
Experience Austin's Live Music
Austin has over 270 live music venues, many of which are outside of downtown and tucked into neighborhoods. Skip cover bands and jam out to authentic music with us all over the city. Along the way, we’ll chat about music history, get the latest scoop on the current music scene, see iconic venues and new clubs on the scene, and get an overview of the city. Our live music tours are led by a local musician.Three hours, 2-3 venues, and still home by 10 or 11 pm! This tour simply rocks! Meet us at Java Jive at the Hilton Hotel.
Friday Night 7-10pm
Saturday Night 8-11 pm
Gliding Revolution provides a fun and revolutionary experience in touring Austin. With 7 years of experience, we offer our celebrated guided segway tours as well as our guided bicycle and kayak tours.
The Congress Bridge Bats in Austin are the largest urban bat colony in North America! Learn about fun ways to watch the Austin Congress Bridge Bats nightly departure that include boats, kayaks, segways, and more.
Our haunted Austin hearse limo tours are a thrilling adventure that explores Austin's haunted buildings, sites, and paranormal activity. Did we mention it's BYOB, in a limo, and REALLY SCARY!
Barton Springs Pool in Austin's favorite swimming hole. Located on the edge of Zilker Park its a great place to escape the heat and enjoy the outdoors.
Hamilton Pool has been providing Austin residents with a fantastic watering hole just a short 30 minutes outside of town.
Lake Austin Riverboats offers private party barge rental on Lake Austin for groups up 90 people. Schedule a party today!
McKinney Falls State Park in south Austin, is a 744.4-acre park acquired in 1970 from private donation and opened to the public in 1976.
Come kayak with Live Love Paddle for a variety of Austin kayak tours and rentals. We offer daily kayaking tours to view the Congress Ave Bats! We also offer guided tours on local rivers, overnight trips, team building adventures, kayak rentals!
Top Golf in Northwest Austin has reinvented the driving range turning this location into an active nightlife destination fit for the whole family.
The Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) Library and Museum located in Austin, TX is one of the ten presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.