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
Austin Overtures 90 minute tour of Austin is the premier sightseeing tour for those who want a quick and entertaining tour of Austin.
Experience Austin's F1 track on a go karts that go up to 55 miles per hour at Circuit of the Americans. It's every turn, every corner, and all the action you can handle!
Check out the Austins locals love on a bicycle. Mike's Bikes and Tours features 6 Austin tours including a bat watching tour, Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs Pool, Barton Creek, Walnut Creek and more. We also rent bikes!
Hamilton Pool has been providing Austin residents with a fantastic watering hole just a short 30 minutes outside of town.
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.
Lake Travis Zip Line Adventures offers a unique and thrilling way to view Lake Travis, one of Austin's most visually appealing lakes due to the rolling hills that surround it. Explore this unique and exciting adventure today.
Top Golf in Northwest Austin has reinvented the driving range turning this location into an active nightlife destination fit for the whole family.
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.
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.
Inner Space Cavern outside of Austin, TX offers an adventure into an exciting cavern below the earth's surface filled with history, mystery and chemistry!