Texas Hill Country and LBJ Ranch Experience in San Antonio, TX

Gray Line Tours1343 Hallmark DriveSan Antonio, TX 78216
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$109.00
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Overview

Take a scenic, insightful and leisurely trip around the Texas Hill country with this amazing ride and an expert local guide! This tour will be going through historic and modern landmarks that are appreciated by all ages. It’s a must-do experience to learn about and see the Texan countryside, the effect of the era of cowboys, and the impact of German migrants that shaped the state’s landscape.

1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Antonio Travel Experts
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off at select downtown hotels.
  • Museum admissions and food & beverage not included in the package.
  • Bring a bottle of water for the trip.
  • Wearing of weather appropriate clothing is advisable.
  • Guests might be asked to verify age when consuming alcoholic beverages.
  • Bring your camera!

Description

from Texas Hill Country and LBJ Ranch Experience - From San Antonio
See the Texas you've always heard about! Experience history in Johnson City and the LBJ Ranch. Visit the old German town of Fredericksburg, where you can shop and eat lunch at an authentic German biergarten. This part is on your own, so you can do whatever pleases you! Take in the storied musical history of the colorful town of Luckenbach, where "everybody’s somebody”. Learn about the Texas wine industry as we drive through Texas vineyards and visit one of the area's award-winning wineries.

After reservation is complete please follow voucher instructions to call Gray Line directly 48 hours prior to your tour departure to confirm your reservation.

Itinerary
Travel along the beautiful, scenic backroads of the Texas Hill Country, with a brief stop at the LBJ National Historic Park Visitor Center in Johnson City. 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 LBJ—America’s 36th President—and Lady Bird, his beloved wife.

We will visit the old German town of Fredericksburg, where you can visit the Nimitz Museum & National Museum of the Pacific War. If you prefer, you can shop and eat lunch at an authentic German biergarten, or go to a wine tasting. This Fredericksburg part of the tour is flexible, so you can do whatever pleases you!

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.

Finally, we will discuss the development of the Texas wine industry as we drive through Texas vineyards and visit one of the area's award-winning local wineries.
We’ll be traveling from San Antonio, now the 7th largest city in the US, to the north, up US Highway 281 into the heart of the great German migration of the 19th century.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Texas Hill Country and LBJ Ranch Experience - From San Antonio

What should I bring or do?
Feel free to bring a bottle of water with you as well as eat breakfast beforehand.

What should I wear?
Please wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather.

Is the tour appropriate for children?
Yes, this tour is appropriate for all ages.

Is transportation included?
We pick up at any downtown San Antonio hotel starting 30 minutes prior to the departure time

Can I bring my camera?
Yes, there will be plenty of great photo opportunities!

What’s included in my experience?
A guided tour around LBJ National Historic Park Visitor Center in Johnson City, Stonewall or the peach capital of Texas and home to the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, and LBJ Ranch grounds along Pedernales River. After, you will also visit the old German town of Fredericksburg, where you can visit the Nimitz Museum & National Museum of the Pacific War. From Fredericksburg you will drive past vineyards on the way to legendary Luckenbach, Texas—where "everybody’s somebody." From Luckenbach you 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.


Is food and beverage included in the tour?

No. In Fredericksburg, you will have 1 to 2 hours of time on your own to eat lunch, taste local wine, shop, taste local beer, try the local whiskey, or just sit and take in the beautiful surroundings.


Are the admissions to the museums included?

No they're not. Admission to the Nimitz Museum & the National Museum of the Pacific War is as follows:

  • 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


Can I bring my pet?
Pets are not allowed on this tour, but service animals are allowed.


Is this tour stroller/wheelchair accessible?

Yes, this tour is stroller and wheelchair accessible.


Is there a multi-lingual option for the tour?

Yes there is with an additional fee. Please contact the supplier upon booking to learn about their rates.