Austin's Original Horse Drawn Carriage Company provides historic tours, rides and services in a horse drawn carriage in the downtown Austin area. Services include weddings, special events, romantic evenings, and entertaining guests from out of town. It is best to call at least 8 hours before your desired reservation time to guarantee you get the time slot you need.
Austin Convention and Visitors Center offers two free Austin guided walking tours of historical homes and places in downtown Austin. Both tours require 24 hour advance reservations and reservations may be made through the Austin Convention and Vistors Center website. The Historic Congress Avenue and Sixth Street tour times are 9 AM Thursday through Saturday and 2 PM on Sunday and include 19th century buildings such as the Old Bakery, the Driskill Hotel and St. Mary's Cathedral. The Bremond Block Historic District tour examines a collection of homes belonging to members of the John Bremond family built during the Victorian era and tour times are at 11 AM on Saturday and Sunday. The tour departure point for both these free things to do in Austin is the South entrance of the Capitol building at 1100 Congress Avenue.
*The main party barge as well as several smaller boats were damaged in a Christmas day fire. Please call for availability.* Capital Cruises was established in 1991 with the only all-electric fleet on all the Highland Lakes. Great for weddings, corporate events, or just an afternoon date on the lake, they offer rentals in everything from paddle boats to party barges, as well as bat watching tours and 'gambling' cruises. Their website features an 'instant quote' feature for any rental you wish to make.
The Capitol Visitors Center is located on the southeast corner of the Capitol grounds in the restored 1856-57 General Land Office building. It focuses on the history and the qualities of the Texas Capitol and Governor's Mansion.
A family owned business out of Fredericksberg, Die Gelbe Rose is German for "The Yellow Rose". They provide many different downtown carriage tours with at least 30 minutes advance notice. They also offer Cinderella carriages for weddings, birthdays, or just that evening out with your Cinderella. They will work with you to customize your extra special event, and have over 18 Clydesdale's to choose from. Please call (512) 477-8824 to make a reservation.
Austin Riverboats is Texas' longest running Riverboat rental service. Specializing in classic Riverboat experiences, they have two paddlewheel boats that can fit up to 220 guests. They also can cater upon request. Perfect for weddings, corporate, or special events.
Segcity is the only official Segway endorsed Segway tour in all of Austin. They provide several different kinds of tours at different times of the day, and if you just want to ride a Segway for a little while, they even have a tour for that. As a licensed Segway dealer, if you fall in love with it you can buy one straight from them.
Texpert Tours is the ultimate in a tour experience. Completely customizable, Texpert Tours prides itself in building a tour catering exclusively to your interests, and requests. Available for any kind of tour (their website even offers a tour aboard a Mobile Jet), there is no set schedule or departure, and the Texpert himself will work with you to figure out when you would like to begin and end the tour.