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Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour From San Antonio by mrlaugh
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Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour From San Antonio

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

See the Texas Hill Country and the Lyndon B. Johnson Ranch and National Park on this day trip from San Antonio to learn about LBJ and the Texas Cowboy

Highlights

Explore the scenic backroads of the Texas Hill Country and learn about Texas cowboys and the Great Trail Texas cattle drives. Visit LBJ's ranch and take a guided tour of the "Texas White House," with a National Park Service tour guide. See award-winning wineries & orchards, then visit Fredericksburg, a historic & picturesque German town. Shop & have lunch at an authentic German restaurant & biergarten (optional), or explore the home of Admiral Chester Nimitz & the National Museum of the Pacific War (optional). Experience the magic & music that is Luckenbach, Texas.

Inclusions

  • Hotel Pick-up at selected downtown hotels and certain suburban hotels
  • Admission to the optional tour of LBJ's boyhood home & museum
  • Admission to the optional tour of the "Texas White House"

Exclusions

  • Admission to the Nimitz Museum & the National Museum of the Pacific War (WWII Veterans: free; Adults: $14; Seniors 65 : $12; Military with ID (active or retired): $10; children 6 and students w/ID: $7; Children 5 & under: free
  • Wine Tasting fees - if wine tasting option is chosen in advance
  • Gratuities

Please Note

  • Starting August 3, 2018, and until further notice, guided tours of the interior of the “Texas Whitehouse” are canceled 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”.
  • Bring water
  • Eat breakfast beforehand
  • 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

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Aug 19 2018
Really enjoyed the ranch. Was disappointed the house was closed for renovations but was a great tour.
Aug 11 2018
What a great experience! We enjoyed all the stops we made. Ray was our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and made the trip very enjoyable. We would highly recommend him to anyone taking this tour. He definitely deserves a five star rating.
Jul 18 2018
Found the whole experience interesting, fun and most enjoyable. My thanks to our driver Ray, who made it all happen
Jun 16 2018
it was very captivating and interesting
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ITINERARY

Starting August 3, 2018, and until further notice, guided tours of the interior of the “Texas Whitehouse” are canceled 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”

Travel along the beautiful, scenic backroads of the Texas Hill Country, with a stop at Johnson City where you'll visit LBJ's boyhood home. 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.

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 to Fredericksburg, where 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.

From Fredericksburg we will drive past vineyards on our way to legendary Luckenbach, Texas—where "everybody’s somebody."

From Luckenbach 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.

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

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