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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Leave busy Austin for a half-day barbecue and wine tour in the Texas Hill Country. Your driver takes you to the outskirts of Austin to visit three different venues.
  • Wine barbecue shuttle from Austin
  • Sink your teeth into some classic Texas barbecue dishes at the Salt Lick (own expense)
  • Leave the driving to the professionals while tasting Texas Hill Country wine
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Driver/guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Food and drinks
Gratuities
It is recommended you bring $35 for BBQ at Salt Lick. Wine Tastings cost about $17-20 each.
Austin Visitor Center , 602 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Inside the AUSTIN VISITOR CENTER

10:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
After making your own way to the Austin Visitors Center to meet your shuttle, travel to Texas Hill Country. Enjoy time at each stop, trying some authentic Texas barbecue and wine tasting without worrying about your transportation.

The Salt Lick opened in 1967, and became nationally famous after its barbecue was heralded on the Travel Channel in 2008. Salt Lick Cellars planted its vines in 2006 and served up its first bottles of wine in 2008.

Drinks and food are at your own expense. Expect the tastings to cost between $10 to $25. Your tour ends with return to Austin in the mid-afternoon.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Salt Lick BBQ
Visit the world famous Salt Lick to fill up on delicious Texas BBQ! Please note that the tour price does not include any alcohol, tastings, or food. Wine tastings cost $17-20 each and it is recommended you bring $35 for BBQ at Salt Lick. Please note that Salt Lick is BYO. We ask no glass. If you purchase any wine throughout your journey in a glass bottle, we can safely store it somewhere on board where it will not break.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fall Creek Vineyards
Taste delicious local wines at this premier Hill Country winery! Location subject to change based on availability.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Duchman Family Winery
Sip award-winning wines while soaking in those gorgeous Hill Country views! Location subject to change based on availability.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour departs from the AUSTIN VISITOR CENTER located at 602 E. 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years old.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for check in. We are unable to delay the tour for guests who arrive late.
  • Parking is available in the Austin Convention Center Garage which is connected to the Austin Visitor Center. Enter the garage on E 5th St between Red River and Sabine.
  • The tour runs rain or shine, however we reserve the right to cancel the tour in the event of extreme weather and/or hazardous road conditions that would potentially affect the safety of our guides and guests.
  • Guests with limited mobility are welcome to bring a wheelchair or portable scooter on board to be folded and placed in the rear of the van. The vans are not equipped with a ramp or wheelchair lift however, so all guests must be able to step up into the vehicle (about 12 inches).
  • If you have cold or flu-like symptoms or if you are feeling ill in any way, please do not join the tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Austin Detours LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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star-5
Wine and barbeque- great fun in Austin
Elinore_M
, May 2022
Great venues- barbeque and 2 wineries and fantastic host in Marty. Friendly hosts and guests, great music.
star-5
Wonderful time
Christine_M
, May 2022
This experience was ideal! The duration was perfect, and the food and wine options were well-enjoyed by all members of our group. Our guide was knowledgeable, thoughtful, and had a great sense of humor. Totally recommended!
star-5
A terrific experience!
Mary_M
, May 2022
This was a great tour and I would highly recommend this to anyone. I was in Austin on business by myself, and decided to go on this tour. By the time the day was over I had made five new friends, and there were several solo travelers. The guide Christopher, was terrific. We had such a great time! Learned a lot about Texas BBQ and wine making. The BBQ was delicious as were many of the wines we sampled.
star-5
Fun, enjoyable, amazing wine, amazing bbq, best experience during our stay
Ashley_R
, May 2022
Candace who was our guide was absolutely amazing. Not only was she hysterical…she made the entire experience incredibly enjoyable with providing some background/history about everywhere we went , while making it super fun.
star-4
Fun for a Bachelorette outing
Lauren_H
, May 2022
We enjoyed the tour. Our guide Henry was fun and attentive. My only critique would be an extra 30 mins at each stop would have made it seem less rushed. I would still recommend this tour though, the food and wine were lovely.
star-5
Great trip
AnnabelLouise_G
, May 2022
Great guide and great group! We had lots of fun and learnt also about Texan wine and bbq. The food and drink was delicious
star-5
Austin Wine & Bar-b-q!
Adele_M
, May 2022
Had a great tour with Brent to the hill country wineries and Salt Lick Bar-b-q. The wineries were informative and the tour group had so fun!
star-5
BBQ, Win and Trace = 5 stars
Michael_M
, May 2022
We started 9 strangers and by the end we were 9 extended cousins! We did the tour on a Tuesday and it was perfect! We had no wait and Al had the whole venue to ourselves! It almost seemed like a private event lol Trace was great! He was so knowledgeable, friendly and just a good dude! I wish we had done it earlier versus the last day in Austin but besides that AMAZING!
star-5
It was great tour and our...
Daniel_L
, May 2022
It was great tour and our guide made it all that much better. There was sufficient time at every stop and was enjoyable for the entire duration.
star-5
Hail country country and. Western
James_K
, May 2022
Had a nice time vining to music on the way back and enjoying the scenery. Our tour guide did a great job all through the trip

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