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From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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.

Departure Point

602 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Inside the AUSTIN VISITOR CENTER

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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-4
Fantastic tour
Ruth_G
, Oct 2021
Duchman winery was excellent and impressive. I would have made that more of a highlight. The lunch service at salt lick was a little slow so we got rushed. The guide was amazing, very knowledgeable and fun!
star-5
Great way to burn a couple hours in Austin!
Tara_S
, Oct 2021
Jason did an amazing job telling us about the history of Austin. He also pointed out some Wonderful spots to check out. Thank you so much for the great day!!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank for for the excellent review! Glad you had a good time!
star-5
Must do in Austin
ERIC_W
, Sep 2021
Absolutely great experience! Our guide Marty was super knowledgeable and entertaining. The BBQ was amazing and so were the wineries. I would highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks so much for the excellent review! Please come back and tour with us again soon!
star-5
perfect agenda to go beyond the city limits for an afternoon
Mary_D
, Sep 2021
we had a great time. Jax was a great guide-comfortable van-lunch at Salt Lick delish and the two vineyards a must. great way to see whats beyond Austins city limit.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We're happy that you had a great time! Thanks for the 5-star review!
star-5
Marty - best tour guide ever!
Susan_A
, Sep 2021
Marty was fantastic. Entertaining and informative. Since our group was all family and friends, Marty fit in as if he was invited by me. Would definitely refer your tours to others. Only bad experience was calling the 800 number for information. Call to local phone number was perfect. Thanks for a great service!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for your kind words and your willingness to recommend us to others! Bummer to hear about your experience with 800 number for Viator/TripAdvisor's customer support, but the local Austin Detours team is always happy to help provide excellent service to our guests!
star-5
Wine and bbq
Dan_J
, Sep 2021
Tour guide, Chris Gonzalez, with Austin Detours was friendly and informative. The van was new and clean. Salt Lick, Fall Creek and Duchman. Fun excursion.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We're so happy that you had a fun time with Chris! Thanks for the review!
star-5
Highly recommended
Lori_C
, Sep 2021
Ike was knowledgeable, engaging and made the trip memorable . Would highly recommend this trip to hill country.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We're happy that you enjoyed your tour with Ike! Thanks for the 5-star review!
star-4
My boyfriend and I went...
Diana_Z
, Sep 2021
My boyfriend and I went on this tour for something to try since we’ve never been on a winery tour before. Jax was an amazing tour guide and made the experience even more enjoyable!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks for sharing your experience - we're glad you had a great time! We hope you'll come back and tour with us again soon so that we can earn a 5-star review next time around!
star-5
Enjoyable
William_S
, Sep 2021
I enjoyed our host sharing her knowledge of both Austin as well as the venues we visited. From the time I was greeted at visitors bureau throughout our trip; I felt welcomed.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks so much for the excellent review!
star-5
Hill Country Adventure
Mariah_C
, Aug 2021
The Hill Country was beautiful. BBQ was yummy! The wineries were fantastic. The best part was definitely Chris.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks so much for the great review!

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