One of Austin’s Funkiest Streets Comes Alive with Live Music, Fine Southern Dining, and an Evening of Entertainment
Spend your Sunday afternoon exploring one of Austin’s most recognizable neighborhoods beginning with a walking tour of the iconic South Congress Avenue. Relive history as your local guide reveals the history, architecture, and quirks that make this street a favorite hangout for locals and tourists alike.
Pass time wandering the unique storefronts before an afternoon performance at the city’s most revered music venue, a place that has done more than its share to make Austin the “Live Music Capital of the World”.
If there’s one thing Austinites love more than music…well there’s nothing we love more than music. But a close second would be our food. Austin chefs have been making headlines in recent years and we are showing you Texas hospitality at its finest. Relish an elegant tasting menu served in a historic plantation home, complete with peacocks meandering through the grounds. Access ATX Exclusive: Meet the chef of Green Pastures restaurant before having a private tour of the beautiful home and grounds.
*Note: Due to availability, Green Pastures restaurant will not be available on all dates. Our restaurant of choice when this happens is the music lover’s paradise, Threadgill’s. The owner has been bringing acts to the stage since the 1970s, and his down home cooking and music memorabilia make for an exciting night out. You will not be disappointed.
As the sun sinks low, it’s time to hit the water to enjoy the performance of a lifetime.** Millions of bats take to the skies for their evening flight, making for a show that is uniquely, 100% Austin. Also a great time to capture photos of the downtown skyline.
**The Austin bats are wild animals, and their viewing cannot be guaranteed. The best time for bat viewing is April-October. Another very-Austin entertainment experience may be substituted for the cruise during inclement weather or off-season.
Departs at 3:30pm on Sunday from Doc’s Motorworks on South Congress Avenue. Complimentary pick-up is available from most downtown locations.
Approximately 5 hours. Please allow extra time for traffic delays.
Ends at 8:15pm. Drop-offs will be made at Doc’s Motorworks and most downtown locations.
Looking for another departure day? If you’re traveling with a group or interested in booking a private tour, we can make that happen! Contact us for more details.
*Please note: This tour requires a minimum of 4 guests to operate. And we work with so many awesome Austin businesses that they often sell out. So moral of the story is…book in advance!
$130 per person, plus tax and gratuities*
Includes walking tour by expert guide, live music, an evening meal of Southern fare with one alcoholic beverage, and ticket to the Bat Cruise.
Traveling with 6 or more? Contact us at 512-999-8687 for special group pricing.
*Tour guide/driver gratuities not included. In the service industry, a customary gratuity is 15-20%. If you enjoy your experience with Access ATX, remember to take care of the people who made that possible.
- Walking tour of funky South Congress Avenue
- Live music
- Evening meal at a local Austin restaurant
- Downtown cruise on Lady Bird Lake
That Little Extra:
- Complimentary pick-up/drop-off at most downtown hotels
- Exclusive opportunity to meet local chefs/managers
- Brand new Mercedes Benz Sprinter van with professional driver guide