• Explore Austin on a Twisted Texas Tour

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    Teambuild With This Quirky Tour

Meeting and event planners looking for ways to explore Texas’ Capital City and do some team-building need look no further than Twisted Texas Tours. The company offers entertaining yet educational ways to discover Austin’s weird, wacky and wild sides with two signature tours: the Brunch Bus Tour and the Live Music & Brewery Tour. Both tours offer one-of-a-kind Austin experiences infused with comedy, unusual histories, live music and, of course, the option to bring your own adult beverages.

Twisted Texas’ Live Music and Brewery Tour is a party on wheels that combines two of Austin’s most popular things—music and beer. The two-and-a-half-hour tour treats guests to stops at two local breweries for a behind-the-scenes look at Austin’s booming craft beer industry, complete with beer tastings. In addition to the brewery stops and beer samples, a local band provides live music aboard the tour bus, showing guests why Austin is the ‘Live Music Capital of the World.’ 

The Brunch Bus provides guests with brunch at three of Austin’s most popular eateries. Brunch favorites include local specialties like chicken and waffles, Czech kolaches and breakfast tacos. A complimentary adult beverage is available at each stop and guests are welcome to bring their favorite adult beverage on the bus. Last but not least, Twisted Texas provides a live band for the two-and-ahalf-hour tour. 

“Both of our signature tours offer visitors the opportunity to get behind-the-scenes looks at the people, places and things that give Austin its funky flare. The tours at Twisted Texas offer fun, interactive ways for large and small groups to bond and experience some of Austin’s best local hot spots,” says Meagan Fritts, founder of Twisted Texas Tours.

Twisted Texas is the public touring arm of the private explorations company, Access ATX. The company designs premium custom Austin experiences for groups of all sizes. For meetings professionals and event planners looking for turnkey, custom touring options, Access ATX is another great choice. Each Access ATX tour includes customized tour planning, complimentary door-to-door service, luxury transportation, a local guide, time maximized itineraries and the opportunity to support local businesses. 

South by Southwest (SXSW) returned live this year! The 35-year-old festival infuses on average $16-plus million of consumer spending into the Austin music scene over the course of nine days. The festival returned in March after its cancellation in 2020 and virtual show in 2021. Both the cancellation and virtual show were prompted by health and safety concerns due to the pandemic. 

 

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