Frequently Asked Questions
Reservations are strongly recommended. But not always necessary. If we have an extra seat, we would love to have you on board. For day of reservations, please call 512.999.TOUR (8687).
A sense of humor, beverages of your choosing, a significant other for our “date swap” at the end of the tour (kidding, kidding), and tips for your fabulous tour guide, band, and driver.
Our lovely people are working very hard to make sure you have an amazing, incredible, Instagram-worthy experience. They do this because they love Austin and they love sharing it. But rent is getting pretty ridiculous around here. So tips are always appreciated. We recommend $10 – $20 per person, as these tips are split among the tour guide, driver, and each band member.
Meet your Twisted Texas guide at the Austin Visitors Center, 602 E. 4th Street. Remember that tours do leave on time, so we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes prior to the tour start time. NOTE: The Live Music Experience starts from 96 Rainey Street, in front of The Alibi Bar.
Alcohol consumption is allowed onboard tourism vehicles. Except for the driver of course! You are welcome to bring beverages of any kind. Coolers are not allowed, with the exception of “lunch-box” sized coolers. If it won’t fit in your middle school locker, you can’t bring it on the bus. However, while having a fun time is encouraged, anyone disrupting the experience of other guests will be asked to leave, with no refund given. On private tours, you can get as rowdy as you want, but we will be charging you for any damages resulting from said behavior.
This waiver basically says you won’t be ‘that guy’ (or girl). It says we are not responsible for any inappropriate or unsafe shenanigans you may choose to participate in, and that we are not responsible for what you do after the tour. Drink in moderation, keep yourself and others safe. Easy as pie. You can find a link to the waiver in your booking confirmation or sign it here: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/v/twistedtexas/ If you use this link, please bring your waiver confirmation to check-in to show your guide.
Austin gets 300 days of sunshine a year, and our lakes slowly turning into puddles is proof there is not too much inclement weather. Most of our tours are driving and/or indoor-oriented, so only the serious weather will be cause for a cancellation. If this happens, you will be notified as soon as possible that the tour will not run. You will be fully refunded if the tour is cancelled due to weather.
Full refunds will be given up to 24 before the start of tour. Tours canceled within 24 hours of the tour start date will not be refunded. We pay many of our vendors weeks in advance and will not be receiving refunds from them for tours canceled so close to the departure day. So control yourself on Sixth Street the night before and come ready for a good time!
Our tours are designed for those who have hit puberty, can drink legally, and have probably had their heart broken or dreams crushed once or twice. If you’re traveling with young-uns, well, the Duck Boats even hand out quackers. Guests must be over 21 for ALL Twisted Texas tours except the Weird Austin City Tour. No exceptions. No babies.
Sometimes. If you chose to celebrate your special occasion with Twisted Texas (birthday, bachelor, bachelorette) and are traveling with a group of 8 or more, we will gladly reserve seats for you. Just indicate this on the reservation. Be warned though…there might be semi-embarrassing, slightly profane seat decor accompanying this reservation. If easily offended…don’t let us know it’s your special day!!
No food allowed on the bus. This is not a McDonald’s, eat before you come people. In fact, if you’re drinking, we strongly recommend this.
This bus is temperature climate-controlled, but Austin does get into triple digits…so come prepared for the weather!
No. Please make arrangements to store your luggage elsewhere while on the tour.
No. We apologize for this, but due to the style of the bus, it does not have this feature.
It varies. We cannot guarantee visits to any particular location, as our stops sometimes do change. What we can guarantee is that we only work with amazing local stops that serve the best of the best brews and brunch foods.