Welcome to Austin!

“Keep Austin Weird!” In Austin, we embrace the strange, the funky, and the downright odd. We love our artists, musicians and local businesses. Some of our coolest bars are even set in old bungalows on the infamous Rainey Street.


Austin is also the state capitol of Texas, and has the largest (and we think best) capitol building amongst all state capitals. Who’s perched on top of the capital’s dome? You’ll have to join one of our Austin tours to find out this, and more!

Take a tour.

*We are currently offering private tours only. We hope to resume our pay-what-you-want public tours later this season.

Whether or not you take a tour, please feel free to contact us for tips & recommendations about enjoying Austin safely during this time!*

Free walking tours in Austin, no reservations required.
Just show up. Keep it spontaneous!
Private tours also available. 

What is Tipster?

It’s real simple. We lead entertaining walks around our favorite city – Austin! Rain or shine. Hell or high water. Just show up. No reservations.

You pay what you like after the walk. You decide. We truly believe that if we do our best to create a great experience for people…without demanding anything in return… good things happen. Positive energy is created, which is beneficial to all!

We’re part of a world-wide movement bringing pay-what-you-like walking tours to everyone from backpackers to business people.

There are no prices or set fees for public tours. If you enjoyed the experience, tip what you think is fair and can afford. Seriously, no guilt here. We’re cool with whatever you decide.

Each city has its own story, and we love sharing Austin’s with you. This is super-satisfying and why we do what we do.

We want everyone, regardless of budget, to experience every city like an insider.

Why Choose Tipster?

Experience Austin like a true local.



We hire fun and active people who truly love and know their city.

Each guide creates their own walk in their own style, so the walks are natural, feel great, and each have a personal touch.

You will leave with a smile on your face and some great inside tips for what to see/do/eat/drink. You’ll experience our city in a way most visitors can’t.

We love what we do. We get to walk around some of the best parts of town, and share insider tips and stories with interesting people.

We’re outside in nature, not stuck in an office, and staying active while entertaining people who want to connect in a more meaningful way.

100% satisfaction guaranteed because you tip exactly what you feel the experience is worth.

Everyone who visits a city should be able to connect with the local vibe and culture we love so much.

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