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
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!
Hamilton Pool has been providing Austin residents with a fantastic watering hole just a short 30 minutes outside of town.
The Escape Game in Austin, TX offers one of Austin's newest and most engaging activities. You and your friends are locked up in precarious situations, given clues and left to find your way out! We offer an escape from ordinary life that allows you to live the stories you love.
Learn about 4 great ways to check out the Congress Bridge Bats in Austin Texas. This is the largest urban bat colony in North America and we outline ways to view them by boat, kayak, and more!
Austin's Lady Bird Lake winds 10 miles through downtown Austin featuring spectacular views, photo opportunities, and a great place for some exercise!
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.
Located on Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) in downtown Austin, Texas. Lone Star Riverboat Cruises offers daily sightseeing and bat watching tours along Lady Bird Lake aboard environmentally-friendly vessels.
South Congress Avenue near downtown Austin (aka SoCo shopping district) is known for its Bohemian energy. Supporting the Keep Austin Wierd motto, you can find hip new stores, funky restaurants, and groovy bars.
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!
Austin Overtures 90 minute tour of Austin is the premier sightseeing tour for those who want a quick and entertaining tour of Austin.