Austin – 72 hours in style
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Day 1: Austin for 3 nights
Meet & greet private transfer from Austin airport to hotel
Accommodation at Hotel The Driskill****
Discover unrivaled luxury, state-of-the-art amenities and exceptional services at this legendary city centre hotel. Renowned as a historical Austin landmark, the Driskill is only moments from the city’s most popular attractions.
Originally built in 1886, the Driskill elegantly combines old-world charm with all of today’s modern luxuries. Work out in the modern fitness centre or dine at the award-winning on-site restaurant. The concierge service can also help to make sure every stay is unforgettable.
There is live music featured in the bar every night of the week, often featuring Grammy winning artists.
Monthly Beer Dinners are hosted in our 1886 Café & Bakery, where we feature beers from a local brewery paired with a 4-course dinner.
Experience all the excitement of the city centre only steps from the Driskill’s front doors. Enjoy a concert at the Austin Music Hall, visit the Texas State Capitol or find luxury shopping, all located within walking distance of the hotel.
Dominated by its Capitol of pink granite, the Texan capital on the Colorado River is also a dynamic and lively university city. Austin has been resonating with rock and country music that has run through his veins for decades. Janis Joplin was born there; guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan has his statue there.
Kayak Tour on Lady Bird Lake for a moment of serenity and eco-tourism
Join us on a 2 hour guided kayaking eco-tour of the beautiful Lady Bird Lake. The lake is home to some of the best views of Austin beauty and wildlife. This the most peaceful tour we offer in Austin.
Your guide navigates you through this beautiful area of amazing wildlife, including enormous snapper turtles and a variety of birds, and shares interesting information about Austin and its inhabitants. If you’ve never kayaked before, your guide provides instruction and makes sure you feel comfortable and have fun on the water. All the kayaking gear is provided.
Whether you’re a local or you’re visiting Austin for the first time, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Take in the beautiful sights, enjoy a relaxing paddle, meet the wildlife, and have a blast on this kayaking tour of Lady Bird Lake!
Dinner reservation at Barley Swine
This is the place for foodies with a creative farm-to-table menu (including tasting menus)
Impressive list of house cocktails, beer and wine.
Morning at leisure to visit the Texas State Capitol, which is the oldest surviving state office structure in the nation and is as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside.
Sitting at 94 meters high on one of the highest points in Austin, it was built from 1882 to 1888 and is registered with the Center des Monuments Nationaux. Be sure to join one of the free tours that run every 30 to 45 minutes to get the full experience.
Austin’s Best BBQ & Brewery Private Tour late afternnon/dinner
If there are two things Austinites love it’s BBQ and craft beer! This tour takes you to one of the best BBQ pits in town. There, you’ll feast on an assortment of local smoked meats create your own rub, do our very own blind beer tasting competition with all local brews.
3 hour private guided tour of weird Austin
It might be our tagline, but what exactly makes Austin weird? Well it’s quite the tale and on board with us you’ll not only learn about Austin’s evolution of weird, but also explore the famous locations that made the city the weird destination its known for. Visit some of Austin’s famous weird homes that are not open to the public. Go inside of artist residences and funky local pads that are unlike anything you’ve seen before. Take a peek inside the interior of one of Austin’s most famous murals, a gallery that is appointment only. This tour isn’t just about the weird destinations Austin is known for but also the people behind it, which you’ll get to meet and learn more about. This is a total detour off the usual visitors itinerary of Austin with stops that most locals will not have heard of!
Rest of the afternoon at leisure to do some shopping
Check out the vintage stores.
Byron & Blue is a large and chic boutique in East Austin that has a mix of new and vintage clothing,
Charm School Vintage is also in East Austin. There’s tons of curated gems, and it’s the perfect place to find those Levi cutoffs you’ve been dreaming of.
Las Cruxes Vintage shop in East Austin for handmade local jewelry, and fab vintage.
Feathers Boutique in South Congress is the best women’s vintage shop in Austin.
Uncommon Objects in South Congress. An anormous collection of antique and vintage goods, you could spend hours in here.
Take a moment to relax and enjoy a after a cocktail made with mescal and tequila on the porch of La Condesa.
Have an al fresco dinner across the street at Taverna for great Italian food.
After dinner, head to the Continental Club for some live music. It has been open since 1955 and it is now one of the oldest continuously running clubs in all of Austin.
Private transfer from hotel to Austin airport
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