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Itinerary
Travel along the beautiful, scenic backroads of the Texas Hill Country, with a brief stop at the Johnson City Visitor Center and boyhood home of 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 discuss the development of the Texas wine industry as we drive through Texas vineyards on our way to 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 visit one of the many wine tasting roooms. 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 more 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.

After 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.

**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”.

Locations visited
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Texas Hill Country
Texas White House
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Overview
Discover the rolling orchards and historic towns of Texas Hill Country with a full-day tour from San Antonio that includes the essential Lyndon B. Johnson sites. See the former President’s boyhood home at the bucolic LBJ Ranch, and enjoy a tour of his 'Texas White House.' Learn how cowboys and German migrants shaped the Texas landscape, and explore Fredericksburg at your own pace with time to shop and eat. Explore the heritage of country music in Luckenbach, then sample wine at a local vineyard as you return to San Antonio.
Highlights
  • Full-day tour of Texas Hill Country from San Antonio
  • Visit the former home of President Lyndon B Johnson
  • Explore a historic German town
  • Follow the footsteps of country legends
  • Sample Texas wine at a Hill Country Vineyard
  • Great overview of the region
  • Perfect for first-time visitors
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile
Our Family Vacation

My family and I had an awesome time in texas. We met some very nice friendly people,especially our tour guide Damon. He was very polite, curtious, and funny. He made our bus ride very comfortable, entertaining, and learning about the ranch very fun. He is...More

Thank Demetrius L
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile
Tour guid/ bus drive makes the best of a rough start

From the moment we stepped onto the bus Damon greeted us with open arms. Before we could even make it to your first stop our bus broke down and we had to wait for 2 hours for them to bring another one. Luckily we broke...More

Thank Kirsten M
Reviewed 29 May 2018
Wonderful tour, definitely recommend it to my family and friends

We went to the LBJ Ranch and Texas Hill country, since there was three bus loads of kid that showed up to the Ranch we left a bit early and went to the Wildflower place right outside of Fredricksburg. Then went to Fredricksburg to eat...More

Thank rrwinters2015
Reviewed 28 May 2018
"Bless Your Heart " Texas

We toured with starshuttle. Excellent tour and well worth the time and money. Our tour guide was Ray who started the day with a courtesy call before pickup. That set the tone of the day. It is an all day tour and Ray provided an...More

Thank professor66
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile
Highlight of trip

We booked the trip at the last minute due to a scheduling conflict with another activity. We are very happy that the original activity didn’t work out as we were pleasantly surprised at how interesting and educational this tour was. We saw some of the...More

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John W, Owner at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you for your comments. Ray does a great job and is a great person. We try to be flexible and take into consideration the groups’ interest to the largest extent possible. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, hope you come...More

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It varies depending on which hotel you are staying at. They pick you up at various places. We were picked up at 8:30
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Only if they are into history. I had two teenage boys and had a similar experience. It did not work for them. Several sports Hall of Fame saved the trip.
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