Texas Hill Country And LBJ Ranch Tour With Wine Tasting Options - San Antonio

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from downtown area hotels starting 15 - 30 mins prior to the start of the tour- you must confirm your reservation at least 48 hours prior to tour departure. read more
  • Return Details :
    Selected downtown hotels,
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Choice of seating available
  • Step back in time on a history tour

Know More about this tour

Travel along the beautiful, scenic backroads of the Texas Hill Country, with a brief stop at the Johnson City Visitor Center and boyhood home of LBJ. Only a short distance away is the town of Stonewall, the peach capital of Texas and home to the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. Enjoy a tour of the LBJ Ranch, located along the picturesque Pedernales River.

During your tour, you will discover how the German migration of the 1840s and 1850s influenced the development of this picturesque area. You will hear about the role of the Texas cowboy and the great cattle drives from South Texas to mid-western markets, and you'll learn about the legacies of both LBJAmericas 36th Presidentand Lady Bird, his beloved wife.

We will stop for a break in Johnson City at the National Park Services Visitor Center and Boyhood Home of President LBJ.

After our brief stop in Johnson City, we will head west to tour the beautiful LBJ Ranch and Texas White House on the Pedernales River.

After the LBJ Ranch, we will head further west and discuss the development of the Texas wine industry as we drive through Texas vineyards on our way to the old German town of Fredericksburg, where you will have 1 to 2 hours of time on your own. If you prefer, you can shop and eat lunch at an authentic German biergarten, or go to a wine tasting room or two. You can visit the Nimitz Museum & National Museum of the Pacific War. This Fredericksburg part of the tour is flexible, so you can do whatever pleases you!

From Fredericksburg we will drive past more vineyards on our way to legendary Luckenbach, Texaswhere "everybodys somebody." We will stop and take in the storied musical history of the colorful town of Luckenbach, made world-famous by Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Jeff Walker, Gary P Nunn, Hondo Crouch, and many more artists and colorful characters.

AfterLuckenbach we will take a scenic route through the Texas Hill Country, through Sisterdale and its Sister Creek Winery, through another quaint German town of Boerne, and then on back to San antonio.

**Important Note: Starting August 3, 2018 and until further notice, guided tours of the interior of the Texas Whitehouse are cancelled per the National Park Service due to needed repairs. However, guests can still explore the LBJ Ranch grounds, view exhibition pieces and artifacts in the JetStar Hangar, watch an award-winning 14-minute film, and get a picture with LBJs infamous JetStar aka Air Force One-Half.

Inclusions

Hotel pick-up at downtown hotels starting at 8:30 AM

Entry/Admission - Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

Exclusions

Gratuities

Alcoholic drinks/Wine Tastings (wine tasting option must be chosen prior to start of tour)

Admission to the Nimitz Museum & the National Museum of the Pacific War (WWII Veterans: Free; Adults: $14; Seniors 65 : $12; Military w/ID (active or retired): $10;Children 6 & Students w/ID: $7; Children 5 & under: Free) (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide - languages other than English available upon request for additional fee

Minimum drinking age is 21 years

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please note the contact info you provide is what we will use to contact you, if needed. Should you wish to provide an alternative phone number or email to reach you at while traveling, please provide when booking or contact us at 800-341-6000

Traveler Reviews

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  • 26-Feb-2020

    Gary was very knowledgeable and personable. I loved that he was a roper and rancher and that authentically his heritage was Germanic. This tour is worth every penny!!!

  • 16-Oct-2019

    We had a wonderful time on this tour with Ray. He was one of the best tour guides we've had. We enjoyed every stop (LBJ Ranch, Fredericksburg, Luckenbach, Sisterdale and Johnson City). Not only was Ray a patient driver, but he was very informative and funny the entire time. He took the time to learn our names and gave us a lot of personalized assistance. He definitely enhanced what was already a fun itinerary. Thanks for the fun day, Ray!

  • 07-Oct-2019

    While our driver was great, the company tries to cramp too many things in so you don't see enough of LBJ ranch or Nimitz museum They need to cut out Lukenbach and winery. Winery was too short a visit and no tour. We were rushed through LBJ and Fredericksburg museum and town.

  • 09-Jul-2019

    One of the best group tours out there. Our guide (Gary) really knew the ropes, and obviously loved sharing his knowledge of the sights and our group really appreciated his enthusiasm. The pace and locations were perfect: LBJ childhood home and exhibits, his Ranch/National Historic Site, lunch and exploring Fredericksburg, and listening to live music in Luckenback. The only disappointment was the wine tasting; expensive and rude service. Overall it's a great way to safely see the area with a local, friendly guide!

  • 28-Jan-2018

    The tour and the tour guide was great. LBJs boyhood home and the Texas White House was outstanding. Learned a great deal and enjoyed every one of the stops. I recommend this Texas hill country tour to anyone who enjoys history and seeing new places.

  • 28-Jan-2018

    Our trip to LBJ birth home and ranch was amazing .our tour guide really knew the history and made it fun .
    And Luckenback,and the winery was very relaxing....we were very pleased and will return to do another trip in history.
    I highly recommend the tour,so much fun and worth it all.
    Thank you,Marilyn

  • 16-Dec-2017

    I give this a 1 because of the excellent driver and the LBJ ranch.The tour guide picked us up 1 hour late and even though they sent a bus equipped to handle my scooter it did not work' the guide was told wine tasting and the pacific war museum were of great interest.We did not see either one due to poor direction of the guide.Lunch was to be from 12 to 2 in Fredericksburg he got us there at 4pm and gave 45 minutes to eat lunch,the restaurants had 30 minute waitsLuckenbach was a quick pit stop and back on the bus to be caught in a street festival in Boerne the winery was closed.We were picked up at 9am and got backed to motel at 7pm,the guide was not very informative.

  • 14-Aug-2017

    Tour was ok. LBJ part was best. Bus driver was great with info. Lot of riding and too late to see Luchenbach.

  • 06-May-2017

    Very glad that I stayed an extra night in San Antonio so that I could take this trip out into the country. While I lived through the Johnson administration and have done a lot of reading about LBJ, seeing the ranch and other key locations in his early life provides a different perspective. Tour hits several other locations in hill country as well, but is never rushed. Bus was comfortable and driver/guide Jose Y was knowledgeable and pleasant.

  • 23-Apr-2017

    We had an excellent driver/tour guide. He was knowledgeable and fun. The LBJ White House was very interesting, loved all the scenery along the way, wine tasting was excellent. We went to the town of Fredericksburg and it was very picturesque but pricey. Many other great things to see.

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