The birthplace of Dr. Pepper and the hit television show Fixer Upper, Waco has a lot to offer. With breathtaking scenic views, rushing rivers, and incredible people Waco is among one of the most unique places in Texas.
We'll take you downtown and to Harp Design, revisit the town's rich history, show you the secrets of Cameron Park, explore gorgeous neighborhoods you've seen on TV, and of course stop at the famous Magnolia Market. Join us on a tour of Waco, deep in the heart of Texas.
About: Waco Sightseeing Tour
Waco is a must on any tour of Texas. From Cameron Park hills to the Magnolia Market at the Silos, this town is an incredible destination. Our excursion will take you to the cultural and historic district that extends from Austin Avenue through Elm Avenue and across the mighty Brazos River. We will visit the legendary Suspension Bridge, a few of the sites from TV that put Waco on the map, and explore the hidden gems that make Waco unique.
What to expect? This is a full-day excursion, Waco is about one and a half hours from Dallas or Fort Worth (it could be a little longer with traffic). The perfect time to start the tours is in the morning. When we arrive in Waco we will stop at the Magnolia Market for a couple of hours to give you time to explore the stores, shop, and have lunch (food trucks are the best in Waco), whether you want a burger, a sandwich, a salad, tacos, hot dogs, a gourmet grilled cheese, coffee, juice, or a pizza... this is the place for you. After the Magnolia Market stop, we will continue our journey thru Downtown on our way to Cameron Park.
Downtown Waco / Alico Building
Once a buffalo watering hole, now a symbol of Waco resilience, the ALICO building looms large over the city. Learn more about its history and its meaning to the city.
Charles Alderton, a young pharmacist working in Waco, enjoyed mixing soda on the side. Learn how his efforts led to one of the most popular sodas world wide.
Magonolia Market at the Silos
There's a little something for everyone at Magnolia Market at the Silos. Shopping, games, the garden and even a bite to eat.
Notable alumni and Dr Pepper chugging bears - Baylor has more to offer than just a degree.
Waco Suspension Bridge
This suspension bridge once served as the only point in which cowboys could cross the Brazos River while driving cattle north along the Chisholm Trail
Harp Design / Fixer Upper Houses
Are you a fan of the show? HGTV’s Fixer Upper regularly features the amazing designs for craftsman Clint Harp. Stop in to visit his shop and showroom. Pick up some of those famous wooden candle holders or a locally made gift to bring to your friends back home.
Cameron Park / Lover’s Leap
A perfect ending to a perfect day. We’ll end our story of Waco overlooking the Brazos River with this breathtaking view.
What Guests Say
If this is your first trip to Waco or you have been many times, BEST DFW TOURS should be on your “to do” list.
Stephany T., Miami, Florida
Excellent guides! knowledgeable of the sites and history of the town. Warm and welcoming. True southern hospitality!
David C. New York City, N.Y
Enjoyed learning the history of Waco and seeing the sites that we would have never seen had we not taken the tour. Kevin was an amazing tour-guide.
Keith F. Houston, Texas
Frequent Asked Questions
Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Waco/Magnolia Sightseeing Tour. See the most common topics and more.
Where do we meet?
We can pick you up or meet you at any location you request in the Dallas – Fort Worth area. We will determine the appropriate vehicle depending on the number of guests in your group. Private tours require a minimum of 6 to 10 guests.
Travel safe during COVID-19?
Your health and safety is our top priority. During our tours, we follow safety guidelines. We have daily wellness checks with our team to ensure that everyone is healthy and symptom-free.
What you can expect during this experience:
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Gear/equipment sanitized between use.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
We require masks inside our vehicles and indoor spaces.
How long does the tour last?
Depends on the tour and where you are located. A Fort Worth might take 6-7 hours if we depart from Dallas, however, it might be only 4 hours long for a group located in downtown Fort Worth. Your duration can be adjusted to accommodate your itinerary. When we plan one of our tours, we assign a coordinator that will work with you to ensure your excursion is timed accordingly to your requirements.
Can we do the tour without lunch or dinner?
Yes, you can plan lunch/dinner on your own, however, for a group of ten or more guests we strongly recommend we coordinate your lunch or dinner ahead of time to make sure that we can keep your itinerary on time and you have the best experience.
Where are we going to have lunch or dinner?
The establishment is determined by the size of the group and the business availability. If you have any specific preferences, the tour coordinator will work with you to secure and book the appropriate establishment.
Can we select the menu?
Yes, once we have settled on the establishment, we will have several options to chose from, including choices for guests with specific dietary requirements (vegetarians).
Can you accommodate vegan/vegetarian requirements?
Yes, most private tours will allow us to accommodate dietary requirements. Few themed food experiences such as BBQ tours / Taco and Margarita tours and Pizza Tours are impossible to adjust to this requirement.
Can we change the route or combine multiple routes?
Yes, private tours allow us to adjust the route base on your requirements. We frequently combine our Dallas Sightseeing Tour with our JFK historical tour for groups of guest that has limited time. Let us know what you have in mind and we will work with you to make it happen.
What time of transportation do you use?
The type of transportation is determined by the size of the group. We can accommodate from 6 - 53 guests or more. All our vehicles are fully insured and under a strict maintenance schedule.
What time does the tour start?
It's a private tour, you let us know what time you want us to pick you up? Food, wine, and beer tours should start after 11:00 AM, numerous establishments are closed before noon.
Can we do a private walking tour?
Yes, we can do the Dallas Sightseeing Tour and the JFK Tour without using any transportation. Both tours are around 2 miles long long and we stop several times along the way. Other tours require transportation.
What is the cancellation/refund policy for private tours.
Each tour that you book with us has its own refund policy. Refund policies vary depending on the excursion and how much in advance the tour is reserved. Make sure you read the cancellation/refund policy before you book your tour.
Can we drink alcohol on the tour bus, can you provide a cooler?
Yes, most times we can arrange soft drinks, ice and coolers (you need to bring your own booze). Ask your tour coordinator to make sure we have time to plan and have everything in place.
Why should we book the tour with you?
We have been doing tours for over a decade, all our tour guides and professionally trained and love Dallas - Fort Worth and we know you will, too!. Our goal is to make sure each guest has an exceptional experience.