Texas Hill Country and LBJ Tour From Austin

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Operates Daily 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Itinerary
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Pass By: East Highway 290, E Hwy 290, Austin, TX, USA

Travel the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country.

Stop At: Johnson City, Johnson City, Texas

Brief stop at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Visitor Center and Park Headquarters

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, 199 State Park Road 52, Stonewall, TX 78671

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 LBJ’s infamous JetStar aka “Air Force One-Half”.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Texas White House, Route 290 West, Johnson City, TX

§ 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 LBJ’s infamous JetStar aka “Air Force One-Half”.

Stop At: Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, Texas

You can shop and eat lunch at an authentic German biergarten or go to a wine tasting room (or 2!). We make this Fredericksburg part of the tour flexible, so you'll have time to browse the town and do whatever pleases you!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Luckenbach, Luckenbach, Texas

Experience the magic and music of Luckenbach

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: East Highway 290, E Hwy 290, Austin, TX, USA

Enjoy a Texas Hill Country Sunset

Activity Details
Explore the scenic backroads of the Texas Hill Country and learn about Texas cowboys and the Great Texas Cattle Drives. Visit the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, still a working cattle ranch, and take a guided tour of the "Texas White House"** with a National Park Service tour guide. Pass by award-winning wineries & orchards, before visiting Fredericksburg, a historic & picturesque German town. You will have time on your own to shop (optional), have lunch at an authentic German restaurant & biergarten (optional), or visit one of the many wine tasting rooms (optional). The time in Fredericksburg is on your own, so you can spend this part of the tour as you please. Finally, experience the magic & music that is Luckenbach, Texas.
Departure & Return
Departure PointTraveler 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. Departure Time9:00 AM
What's Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off at select downtown hotels - confirm 48 hrs in advance with operator
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
  • Food, drinks, and any wine/beer tastings (optional)
  • Gratuities
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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 to Viator 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews
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  • Great day, all around, especially if you’re a fan of LBJ or just presidential history. We also loved Fredericksburg but wish we had more time there for the museum and shopping. It would be worth a separate day trip just to there.

  • Ms.Eve was my tour guide and she was absolutely wonderful. She was fun,lighthearted,talkative and and all around excellent guide. She was very informed and interactive. She also handled the hillside driving will such ease. And even recommended a place to eat with excellent food.Once again an all around great experience.

  • I enjoyed visiting LBJ’s ranch, learning so much about him and getting a different outlook on him.
    I also enjoyed visiting Fredericksburg with the German influence.
    Luckenbach was fun. There was actually live music.

  • Had a great full day experience. This tour is about history, music and food. All in one. Perry our guide explained us, in the first part of the tour, the life of ex president Johnson, his commitment on human rights; the changes he promoted, etc. The ex president ranch is worth visiting. The second part of the tour was to me, the highlight of the day; we visited Frederickburg, a German town in Texas. It is amazing, one can learn how German migrants created this town while visiting museums, memorials and shops. Shopping and eating are part of the experience. Lastly we visit the music town of Luckenbach, we heard life music and enjoyed the vibe of this unique and small town. A fantastic day. Highly recommended. Thanks so much Perry. You are great.

  • Fascinating...want to thank driver Herbert and company as I was only person on tour and it still went....otherwise I’d have missed a great, informative day.....was tops

  • We had a wonderful time on our tour of Austin, LBJ, Fredricksburg and the Hill Country. Our tour guide, Eve was fantastic. We got to see and learn so much. Highly recommend!

  • We had some problems on this tour, the first bus had a/c issues so we had to change it, then on the way to Texas White House the replacement vehicle developed a flat! Our driver managed to get us on another bus to take us to the lunch stop while repairs were made! The travels through hill country were interesting, the guide kept us well informed, mainly by audio tape, of sights and areas we passed through. LBJ’s house and farm were an interesting stop, though at time of our visit it was not possible to get inside due to repairs. The information on LBJ shone a slightly new light on his presidency, I was unaware of how much legislation he had passed, of course the Vietnam war remains his defining legacy! Lunch in Fredericksburg was fine and we spent a little time looking around whilst awaiting our vehicle. The trip back to SAN Antonio was pleasant as was the stop at Lynchburg, an odd but interesting venue for some famous musicians!

  • I thought we could tour LBJ house but, it was closed so that was disappointing. The most exciting part was the graveyard where LBJ was buried. Tour is very long and frankly boring. The tour guide, Perry, repeats every sentence twice and gives very little historical references to the LBJ presidency. You get most of your information on your own from reading plaques inside the museum. Fredricksburg was just a bunch of small shops, too touristy. Luckenbach stop was just weird-a whole lot of nothing. The general store was neat but, I was ready to leave after about 5 minutes. Not worth the cost of this tour unless you want to sleep through it. *YAWN*

 
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