Free Walking Tours of Austin, Texas

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What is Tipster?

It’s real simple. We lead entertaining walks around Austin everyday. 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. 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.

We love Austin and sharing “delectable bits” with you. This is super-satisfying and why we do-what-we-do.

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

Got Questions?

We’ve put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help you prepare for your walk.

Got Questions?

We’ve put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help you prepare for your walk.

Why Choose Tipster?

Experience Austin like a true local.



We hire fun and active people who truly love and know Austin.

Each guide creates their own walk in their own style, so the walks are natural and feel great.

You will leave with a smile on your face and some great inside tips for what to see/do/eat/drink in Austin. 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 Austin, 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 with Austin in a more meaningful way.

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

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

Take a Tour

No reservations. Just show up. Keep it spontaneous!
If you are the type who prefers to plan ahead or has a group of 6 or more, feel free to let us know you’re coming.

Austin Music Tour

As the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin has more live music venues than any other city in the nation. From jazz to country, hip hop to blues, there is a show for everybody at almost any time of day. On this tour, learn more about how that came to be and gain some insider Austin music knowledge!


Saturday & Sunday 4-5:30PM


Lambert's Downtown Barbeque
401 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701

Meet outside in front of the restaurant by the Lambert’s sign. Look for guide in Tipster attire.

Parking Recommendation: Downtown Parking garages and/or street parking surrounding Lambert's BBQ. Give yourself extra time for this spot.

Downtown Austin Tour

As the state capital, Austin is a diverse city with rich history and culture, not to mention world-renowned entertainment! From the Capitol to the Driskill, this tour is great for visitors looking to learn more about this unique city deep in the heart of Texas. Learn about the history of Austin as we walk through downtown and stop for local drinks and snacks along the way.


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:30AM-12PM
Sunday 2-3:30PM


Texas State Capitol
1100 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

Meet at the benches on the main path near the South entrance of the Capitol building. Look for guide in Tipster attire.

Parking Recommendation: Capitol Visitors Center Parking, first two hours free (unless it's close to UT Football game time).

East Side Art Tour

Art is all around us in Austin. On this tour you’ll explore the vibrant world of street art that dominates the East Side. From murals and graffiti to the art of craft cocktails, there’s something on this tour for everyone!


Friday & Sunday 10:30AM-12PM
Thursday & Saturday 4-5:30PM


Native Hostel Bar & Kitchen
807 E 4th St.
Austin, TX 78702

Look for a guide wearing Tipster attire on the east side of Native building, along Brushy Street by the murals!

Parking Recommendation: Metered street parking is available along Brushy St and 4th street.

Beer Tour

Beer lovers unite! The craft beer movement is thriving in Austin. The Austin area has over 50 craft breweries and is growing by the day! Get introduced to some of Austin’s East side breweries as we hit some of our favorites and explore this hip part of town.


Friday 4-5:30PM


Hops & Grain
507 Calles St #101
Austin, TX 78702

Meet at the outside entrance in the parking lot. Look for guide in Tipster attire.

Parking Recommendation: Metered street parking is available along Calles street and E 6th street, close to Hops & Grain

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