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Texas Hill Country and LBJ Tour From Austin

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    What to Expect
    Travel along the beautiful, scenic backroads of the Texas Hill Country, with a brief stop in Johnson City at the National Park Services’ Visitor Center and Boyhood Home of President 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 LBJ—America’s 36th President—and 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 visit 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. 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 vineyards on our way to legendary Luckenbach, Texas—where "everybody’s 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.

    From Luckenbach we will take a scenic route through the Texas Hill Country, back on Highway 290, and then head back to Austin.

    Tour duration may vary based on traffic, weather, day of week, length of stops at LBJ National Park Visitor Center in Johnson City and/or LBJ Ranch Tour
    **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”.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    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.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Austin Visitor Center or selected downtown hotels
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off at select downtown hotels - confirm 48 hrs in advance with operator
    • Food, drinks, and any wine/beer tastings (optional)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I had a wonderful day with Jose acting as a guide to Hill Country and LBJ sited. Jose was a tireless and knowledgeable guide. He’s has gotten me into LBJ and lady bird and history. I loved the whole thing. I think you get way more than your money’s worth. This is my 2nd tour
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    We really enjoyed our day with Jose and Gray Line. Jose was extremely friendly and informative. He truly catered to us on our tour and personalized he tour to our wishes. We could not have been more pleased!
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    Thanx to our tour guide Eve, we had the chance to visit the texan white house (L.B.Johnson's ranch), some very nice towns of the Texas hill country and have some useful information about Austin as well. She was very knowledgeable about the history of Texas and kind to all of us,
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    Response from 338texassun, Owner at Texas Hill Country and LBJ Tour From Austin
    Responded Aug 16, 2019
    Tiziana: Thanks for taking the time to submit a review. We appreciate your feedback. Eve is the greatest, as are all of our guides. We strive to provide a great, meaningful, memorable and enjoyable experience, And if we achieved that goal you have made our day! Thank you Johnny Walker CEO
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    This was such a fun filled day. We drove around the city for about 30 mins and got a nice overview of some stuff, and then we headed out west of Austin to the hill country and what a beautiful day it was! The tour guide was a very nice lady who played a history tape along the
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    The tour was fun and our tour guide, Ray went the extra mile to make sure we all had a good time and got the most out of our day. He has made it a point to point out special sites along our journey and added his humor along the way. We had a sing-a-long, personal
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