Tours in Gatesville

Hot Air Balloon Ride for One or Two from Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides (Up to 52% Off)

Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides

Multiple Locations

Take flight in an 8-story-tall hot-air balloon, soaring over scenery for about 1 hour punctuated by a traditional post-landing toast

$399 $199

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Winery Tour for One or Two from Slowpokes Winery Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Slowpokes Winery Tours

Dripping Springs

Sample 3–4 wineries as you traverse the countryside in a Mercedes-Benz van

$120 $60

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Vineyard Picnic for Two or Four with Wine Tasting at Lost Oak Winery (Up to 40% Off)

Lost Oak Winery

Burleson

Before heading out on the Lost Oak Nature Trail, sip Lost Oak Winery wines and grab a bottle of your favorite to put in your picnic backpack

$15 $10

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Winery Tour Package for Two or Four with Snack and Individual Customized Wine Labels (Up to 54% Off)

Sunset Winery

Burleson

Winery tours explore winemaking and the bottling process while visitors enjoy pizza and sweets; take home souvenir labels

$60 $29

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Halloween Pub Crawl for 2 or 4 on October 30–November 1 from Austin Pub Crawl (Up to 80% Off)

Austin Pub Crawl

Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill

Three-day pub crawl celebrates Halloween with amazing costumes and specials on domestic beers and well cocktails

$50 $10

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Haunted Legends Segway Tour for One, Two, or Four from SegCity (Up to 50% Off)

SegCity

Multiple Locations

Haunted Legends Tour includes accounts of historic crimes and stops at turn-of-the-century homes rumored to be haunted

$69 $39

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Haunted Legends Segway Tour for One, Two, or Four from SegCity (Up to 50% Off)

SegCity

Multiple Locations

Haunted Legends Tour includes accounts of historic crimes and stops at turn-of-the-century homes rumored to be haunted

$69 $39

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Haunted Legends Tour for One, Two, or Four from SegCity (Up to 50% Off)

SegCity

Multiple Locations

Haunted Legends tour includes accounts of historic crimes and stops at turn-of-the-century homes rumored to be haunted

$69 $39

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Sightseeing or Moonlight Riverboat Cruise for Two or Four from Lone Star Riverboat (Up to 50% Off)

Lone Star Riverboat

Bouldin

Eco-friendly electric boats sail across Lady Bird Lake, giving passengers a daytime view or beautiful moonlit view of Austin

$20 $11

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Duck Tour for Two or Four from Austin Duck Adventures (50% Off)

Austin Duck Adventures

Austin Visitor's Center

Guest splash into Lake Austin aboard an amphibious vehicle while guides narrate land-and-water tours of the city.

$55.90 $28

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Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour for Two or Four from Double Decker Austin Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Double Decker Austin Tours

Austin

Double-decker busses drop off and pick up at sites such as museums and restaurants, while guides narrate the trip between points

$70 $35

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six Adults with Walking Tours of Austin (50% Off)

Walking Tours of Austin

Zilker

Take a stroll around Austin while a tour guide tells the city’s history and leads you to scenic Zilker Park and Barton Springs

$30 $15

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

A two-hour walking tour covers Austin’s most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$50 $25

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All-Day Bike Rental for One, Two, or Four from Barton Springs Bike Rental (Up to 64% Off)

Barton Springs Bike Rental

Zilker

Beach-cruiser, mountain-, or hybrid-bike rentals equip riders for a jaunt around Austin’s historic sites and scenic locales

$34.50 $17

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Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour for Two or Four (Up to 53% Off)

Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour

Granbury

Guides in Civil War costume guide guests to haunted sites around the historic town square while spinning true tales of murder and mayhem

$20 $10

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$99 for a Two-Hour Introductory Flight Experience at Nationwide Aviation ($215 Value)

Nationwide Aviation

Parker County Airport

Two-hour introductory flight experience includes ground instruction, flight time, and a post-flight lesson

$215 $99

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Two-Hour Downtown Walking Tour for Two, Three, of Four People from Fort Worth Tours & Trails (50% Off)

Fort Worth Tours & Trails

Multiple Locations

Noted Fort Worth author and historian leads tour through 165 years of Fort Worth history and the city’s historical development

$80 $40

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Trinity Trails Tour for One, Two, or Four, or Segway Rental for Two from Cowtown Segway Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Cowtown Segway Tours

Fort Worth

Take a guided ride down the Trinity Trails to see such sights as the Phyllis Tilley Bridge, Panther Pavilion, and the Van Zandt Cottage

$59.99 $29

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90-Minute Guided Segway Tour for One, Two, or Four from Segway Fort Worth (Up to 56% Off)

Segway Fort Worth

Multiple Locations

One-on-one instruction sets riders at ease before groups roll through the Botanical Gardens, Off Road Ranch Experience, or Trinity Trails

$65 $35

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Fort Worth Stockyards Ghost Tour at Cowtown Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Cowtown Winery

Fort Worth

Paranormal activity abounds throughout the Fort Worth Stockyards as tours pass the sites of hangings, shootouts, bordellos

$40 $19

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30-Minute Scenic Daylight Fall Flight in Douglas C-47 for One or Two from Greatest Generation (Up to 60% Off)

Greatest Generation Aircraft

American Aero

Flight in a historic WWII vintage Douglas C-47 aircraft takes passengers above the DFW area

$300 $139

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Fort Worth Ghost Walk for One, Two, or Four from Ghosts of DFW (Up to 55% Off)

Ghosts of DFW

Fort Worth

Guides lead guests on a spine-tingling tour of Fort Worth and the cowtown stockyards that includes photos and chilling EVP recordings

$35 $17

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Gliding Revolution makes it easy for visitors to explore the storied capital of the Lone Star State. Their tour guides pair patrons with easy-to-navigate Segways, orientating them to the apparatus’s settings and ticklish spots before leading them on any number of scenic jaunts. The Early Bird Special tour introduces riders to the city’s sites before rush hour, while the Capitol Pavement tour grants participants insider knowledge on Austin’s history with stops at the State Capital and Congress Avenue.

20 N I H 35
Austin,
TX
US

Tour guides Stacy and Taylor Smith— along with their intrepid dog Thor—teach students to glide with grace as they lead standup paddle boarding tours over the placid waters of Lady Bird Lake. Sunset tours cross under the Congress Avenue Bridge during its renowned nightly bat exodus when the sky is streaked with shades of melty sorbets. The Barge tour ropes together paddleboards as groups of paddlers drift over waters, pausing to play on rope swings, and sipping on BYOB libations bolstered by complimentary mojito or margarita mix on the tour’s escort barge. Alternatively, the Basics tour proffers a two- to three-hour lesson in the fundamentals of paddleboarding, including kneeling, standing, paddling, and using paddles to stroke the whiskers of passing catfish. Depending on the body's position, core and arm muscles can feel a workout burn or jellyfish-like state of relaxation.

912 Congress Avenue
Austin,
TX
US

In a feature showcasing Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour, a My San Antonio writer mused, "Maybe the connection of the past to the present is stronger in old towns like Galveston and Granbury." Perhaps Granbury, which was founded in 1854, is a paranormal hot spot because it teems with unresolved murders and historic conflict. Legend has it that the infamous outlaw Jesse James died here, and that his final resting place is the grave of an unknown man.

The knowledgeable guides at Granbury Ghosts and Legends—mother-daughter team Coletta and Brandy—explore these centuries-old, supernatural conflicts with their historical tours. Dressed in Civil War period costume, they guide groups through the town square and presumably haunted buildings in pursuit of such celebrated local spirits as the Lady in Red, the Faceless Girl, and Indian Joe. The tour has been named one of the seven best ghost tours in the country by Frommer's.

119 E Bridge St
Granbury,
TX
US

Party Warehouse provides shindig throwers and goers with a fun-inducing stockpile of party supplies and favors. Delight friends and terrify pets with crooning balloons, Mylar helium containment devices that sing songs ($11.49). Party theme packages lend a jovial verisimilitude to Western-themed tea parties or Dungeons and Dragons–themed dance-offs. Celebrate graduations, birthdays, and baby’s first PhD with festivity-appropriate decorations, personalized cups and napkins, or kids’ party supplies such as the Pooh and Friends party favor pack ($8.99).

6550 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth,
TX
US

The guides at Fort Worth Tours & Trails seek out storied locales and dish out historical secrets of Panther City through the outfit's assortment of tours via bus or by foot. For walking tours, groups gather at one of two locations: the east lawn of the Courthouse for the Hell's Half-Acre to Sundance Square tour or in front of the Visitors' Center on Exchange Avenue for the Stockyards and Historic North Side tour. The former stops at several spots that figured prominently in the downtown area's early development, while the latter combs the brick streets of the historic north side, home to the Cowboy Hall of Fame and the world's only longhorn herd that hasn't succumbed to Internet stardom as a dancing flash mob. On both excursions, tour-goers have the opportunity to hear a plethora of little-known facts and cocktail party-worthy anecdotes from the city's rich history.

100 West Weatherford Street
Fort Worth,
TX
US

Around harvest time on Rising Star Vineyards' verdant acres, vines of chardonnay, merlot, and other Old-World grapes hang heavy, ready for their transformation into the small-batch wines the vineyard is famous for. As detailed in the Abilene Reporter-News, the grapes are trellised several feet off the ground, which owner Michael Oubre says “produces superior fruit” for their distinctive blends of Old-World flavor and Texan style. Their Salado cheesery and tasting room serves salads and sandwiches on locally baked bread for lunch, while vending cheese and other sundries exclusively made by Texas producers. In addition to cheese plates featuring fresh chevre from Bonney Goat Cheeses and Watonga flavored cheddars, the shop serves frozen wine margaritas to sip as talismans against the Samarian curses of the hot sun. The winery also holds regular wine-education and tasting classes, from a basic Wine 101 session to a food-and-wine-pairing session.

110 North Main Street
Salado,
TX
US