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Address: 6501 Linda Ln, Austin, TX 78723-1930
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+1 512-383-8989
07:00 - 21:00
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On every Texpert excursion, you’ll discover fascinating facts and...

On every Texpert excursion, you’ll discover fascinating facts and intriguing sites, from wineries and brewpubs to historic buildings and scenic vistas. Geographer Howie Richey, your personal guide, has been providing visitors and newcomers customized tours of Central Texas since 1997, introducing them to the special charms of this amazing place.

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My family and friends will be in Austin for a wedding. I thought it would be nice to arrange a private tour for them since we had never been to Austin before. I contacted Howie... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2015

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Reviewed 29 October 2015

My family and friends will be in Austin for a wedding. I thought it would be nice to arrange a private tour for them since we had never been to Austin before. I contacted Howie, who worked hard to arrange a van and driver, and responded to my emails quickly. Unfortunately, my group couldn't decide what they wanted to do,... More 

1 Thank dgart
elizabeth, colorado
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121 reviews
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

We spent the day with Howie on a very customized tour. My husband and I wanted a quick tour of the city of Austin and then out to the country to visit some wine and olive oil tours. All I can say is "Wow"! Howie gave us very detailed information of buildings, iconic places, a college campus, the capital, war... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 19 October 2014

Charged with planning an activity for a group of visitors from across the country, I contacted Howie, because I clearly needed professional help. He was all that you could want from a tour guide--prompt, courteous, knowledgeable, and humorous. Throughout the rest of the weekend, many attendees made a point to let me know how much they enjoyed the tour and... More 

1 Thank Ellen S
Reno, Nevada
1 review
Reviewed 2 April 2012

We wanted to check out the Austin Hill Country, and discovered online that there was also quite a few wineries in the area. Texpert Tours worked out great for us - we had an expert tour guide who knew seemingly everything about the region, and we were able to wine taste without worrying about navigating ourselves around an unfamiliar area.

Thank Molly H
HowZow, Owner at Texpert Tours, responded to this review

Much obliged for your kind words, and thanks for going with Texpert. It’s high time that Texas wines are becoming popular, and it’s even better when folks like you discover the abundant beauty, culture, and habitats that make this area special. It’s my great pleasure to introduce visitors to the best barbecue, beverages, and back roads in Central Texas. I’m... More 

Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

We went on this tour on the first of a 4 day vacation to Austin, TX and we are so happy we did. Howie showed us and told us about the best "local" things to do in Austin and even made himself available after the tour for suggestions and questions via phone. We got some great ideas for other places... More 

Thank Darcy W
HowZow, Owner at Texpert Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind remarks! We’re fortunate here in the Capital City to be closely connected to artists, musicians, writers, civic leaders, entertainers, and other free spirits. Texpert clients get instant access to this community. My friends become your friends, and together we bring you the best insider’s look at Austin. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

I had a great experience with "The Texpert". Howie was informative and a real character with a sly sense of humor. He was very accommodating and tailored the experience to suit my interests and needs including an unscheduled stop to the Apple Store!!!

Thank Opimian
HowZow, Owner at Texpert Tours, responded to this review

Glad to be of service! This is what a custom excursion is all about: every Texpert client gets the trip he or she wants, plus the unexpected “extra mile.” It’s no exaggeration that Austin and Central Texas are wonderful places to visit, and yours truly assures everyone an equally fabulous and entertaining experience. More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2012

Howie Richey was great - very knowledgable, attentive to our wishes and needs, and extremely informative. He is pretty funny also. Easy to customize our tour with him at the outset - he had great suggestions and hints - and he has the flexability to change on the fly as our interests piqued or waned. There is nothing like a... More 

1 Thank Jeffrey C
HowZow, Owner at Texpert Tours, responded to this review

Much obliged! Y'all were excellent clients, as well. I appreciate your sense of humor, intelligence, and curiosity—the same qualities that I put into every excursion. Please stay in touch, and hurry back! More 

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Reviewed 2 February 2012

Howie was very personable, knew the history of so many sites and off beat locations, he made it very interesting. I asked all sorts of questions, and he had insightful answers that showed a breadth of knowledge. He has a good sense of humor, and delights in Austin, his favorite town. I recommend his tours highly.

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HowZow, Owner at Texpert Tours, responded to this review

I appreciate your kind words. Like every tour with the Texpert, yours was tailored to your specific interests, time frame, and needs. I'm glad to have personally introduced you to the places, attitudes, and personalities that make Austin special. Don't be a stranger! More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 26 January 2012

Howie is a fount of knowledge! This was one of the most informative tours ever. The wineries we visited had superb wine and the food at Duchman Family Winery was beyond reproach. I've lived in Austin for over 12 years and still learned a lot! I recommend Texpert Tours to anyone who wants to have fun and learn!

Thank elizzy824
HowZow, Owner at Texpert Tours, responded to this review

Thanks much, Elizabeth. Yours was a fun bunch of folk and a pleasure to guide. Let's keep in touch! More 

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