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Explore the highlights of Texas Hill Country on a full-day tour from San Antonio. Visit the Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park, learn about the 36th President of the United States, and see a working 19th-century cattle ranch. Then explore the quaint main street of Fredericksburg shops and purchase lunch, perhaps trying some authentic German fare, part of the town's immigrant heritage. Nearby, stop into the Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site to learn about the Pacific theater of World War II at this excellent military museum.

Highlights

  • 8-hour tour of Texas hill country, from San Antonio
  • Visit LBJ Ranch, home to former US President Johnson and former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson
  • See the working cattle ranch and learn about the Johnson presidency and family
  • Explore the Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site to learn about the Pacific theater of WWII
  • Stop for lunch and shopping in picturesque Fredericksburg, and learn of its German immigrant heritage from the 1800s
  • Includes live onboard commentary, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Hill Country Magic Tour

Hill Country Magic Tour

After morning pickup from your San Antonio hotel, travel in a comfortable climate-controlled coach to your first stop in Texas Hill Country, located about 75 miles (120 km) away.

Head to the Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park to see the ranch that belonged to the former United States President. During your visit to the ‘Texas White House,’ learn about the 36th President of the United States and his wife Lady Bird Johnson, and see an example of a working cattle ranch from the 1860s.

Continue on to Fredericksburg, settled by German immigrants in the 1800s and one of the most famous towns in the hill country region. Stroll along the Hauptstrasse (Main Street), which features historic buildings in stone and wood, many with German design features. Have time to browse the boutiques and antique stores, and purchase lunch in one of the German restaurants or beer gardens.

Also in Fredericksburg, visit the Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site and the Japanese Garden of Peace, which is part of the National Museum of the Pacific War. The museum features a collection of more than 5,000 items that were used in the Pacific theater of World War II, and it is considered one of the top military museums in the United States.

At the end of your 8-hour tour, your guide returns you to your hotel in San Antonio.

Customer Reviews

Livan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great time, I will book a trip with Viator again.

Margaret S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We enjoyed this tour very much. First stop was the LBJ ranch. The bus driver drove us around the property and gave us a tour. We stopped at the family cemetery and also to view the Air Force Half of One, as they called it. The drive was nice and unlike other reviews I've read, we did drive through the small towns a good deal of the time. Photos are allowed inside the ranch, which was nice. On to Fredericksburg. We made a huge mistake by having lunch at Wheelers, which the driver recommended. I believe his recommendation was about saving time and not about the food. If you want to shop, go to Wheelers and be in and out in a decent amount of time. If not, try any restaurant with a German name and eat authentic. I wish we would have. They had some nice stores and I did make a purchase, but not enough time to see the museum.

Gerald W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Wonderful trip, LBJ ranch was unbelievable, same as I was when the President used it as the White house in the 60s, Government plane their to observe, a lot of history and plenty of beautiful spacious views, including animals being a working ranch. Tour in the house was done so well different tour guide in each part of the house. Trip to FREDERICKSBURG charming town dozens of shops and restaurant and the Nimitz and world war II museum. Driver was very knowledgeable.

Cindy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

This was an excellent day trip with a very knowledgeable and funny guide. We are Canadian but we enjoyed the visit to the LBJ ranch very much. The Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg was just amazing but we had less than 2 hours, which is not nearly enough time. All in all, it was a great day.

Sherry W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Had a great time, Tour was nice, bus was clean, driver informative. LBJ ranch was a blast from the past, learned things I did not know. Ate fabulous homemade German food at Der Lindenbaum in Fredericksburg, the potato salad and sauerkraut were especially delightful. The National Museum of the Pacific War was hands down one of the best museums I have visited in a long time. My only complaint was that there were no benches to sit and contemplate the displays. We spend 1.5 hrs there and wished we had another hour.

william H

4 star rating: Recommended November 2016

Excellent trip and tour...but my Viator price included admission to Nemitz museum but tour guide said that was a mis print.

That was unfair and I felt cheated

Steve M

4 star rating: Recommended March 2016

Tour was fine - Fredricksburg was a yawn, but we enjoyed the LBJ ranch. It was annoying to have to wait in a hot line for 30 minutes after being picked up to get tickets for the tour, especially since we already had e-vouchers. Interface between Viator and local tour company needs to be improved.

KEVIN H Canada

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2012

FRDERICKSBURG IS NOT A TOWN BUT A TOURIST STRIP WITH A HIGH VOLUME 8 LANE STREET. MIOST OVERRATED "TOWN" IN TEXAS. ALTHOUGH THIS TRIP WAS THRU HILL COUNTRY THE FREEWAYS WERE TAKEN INSTEAD OF THE COUNTRY ROADS WICH IS OF COURSE DISAPOINTING. THIS TRIP INCLUDES THE OPTION OF GOING TO THE JOHNSON RANCH OR A WINE TOUR. WHY NOT DO BOTH? THIS TRIP WOULD BE SO MUCH BETTER IF IT WAS EXPANDED TO ABOUT 12 HOURS AND INCLUDED A DRIVE ON COUNTRY ROADS THRU HILL COUNTRY, A VIST TO A CAVE SUCH AS NATURAL CAVERNS CAVE, AND A VISIT AND IDEALLY A CONCERT AT NEARBY LUCKENBACK TEXAS WHICH IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST, NO LONGER OFERRED ON THE TRIP. THIS IS A TRIP WORTH DOING BUT IT COULD BE SO MUCH BETTER.

Dennis P USA

1 star rating: I do not recommend this July 2010

LBJ's ranch was a 30minute tour and it took almost 2 hours to get there. Not worth the trouble. Even the flowers were a disapointment.

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