See the Texas you've always heard about. Visit the verdant Texas Hill Country, with its many wineries, lavender fields, peach, pecan & olive orchards ... More info ›
See the Texas you've always heard about. Visit the verdant Texas Hill Country, with its many wineries, lavender fields, peach, pecan & olive orchards. Experience history at LBJ's boyhood home, the LBJ Ranch and the "Texas White House." See the Admiral Nimitz birthplace and the National Museum of the Pacific War (optional). Stroll Main Street of the old German town of Fredericksburg and shop for western art and antiques. Have lunch at one of the authentic German restaurants and biergartens. Take in the music & magic of Luckenbach, where "everybody is somebody!" Visit a Texas winery or wine tasting room (optional). Wine tasting fees not included.
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 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, or go to a wine tasting. 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, through Sisterdale and its Sister Creek Winery, through another quaint German town of Boerne, and then on back to San Antonio.
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.