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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (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-5
Highly recommended tour. It was so much fun!
kerrie_j
, Jan 2022
This was a really fun tour and we had an awesome group. Trace was our guide and he was the best! It was the perfect day trip to see places we wouldn’t have been able to see on our short trip.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
We're so happy to hear that you had a fun day with the other folks in your group and with Trace as your guide. Thanks so much for the 5-star review!
star-5
A “must do” tour when in Austin!
Aleksandra_J
, Jan 2022
If you are looking to get away from the craziness of 6th street and looking to explore Austin outside of the Downtown, this is a perfect tour for you. Evan was great! I traveled solo and he definitely went out of his way to make me feel included. Our group was super fun and I’ve definitely made lasting friendships. The wineries were charming and The Salt Lick lunch was yummy! So smart to eat first and then do the tastings. On our way back, the lines for Salt Lick were crazy long! Definitely a “must do” tour when in Austin!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time in the Texas Hill Country on our BBQ and Wine Shuttle! Evan is a lot of fun and we're glad he made the experience extra special. We hope to see you again soon!
star-5
Great
Samantha_H
, Jan 2022
Great tour guide!! Evan was friendly and made the tour even more fun than we expected. He was super informative about other Austin must-do experiences for the rest of our trip. Thanks, Evan!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour with Evan! Thanks so much for the nice review! -AUSTIN DETOURS
star-5
Great ambiance and experience!
Kristine_R
, Jan 2022
Amazing Food at Salt Lick! Brisket burnt ends melts in your mouth. Two charming wineries Fall Creek and Duchman. Beautiful scenery with oak trees.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
We're so happy to hear that you had an amazing experience! Thanks for the review!
star-5
Family Fun!
mmmpierro
, Jan 2022
Great Day with Evan!! Loved everything about this tour and the BBQ and wine!!! Highly recommend this experience!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
We're so glad that you had a great day in the Texas Hill Country with Evan! Thanks for the 5-star review! -AUSTIN DETOURS
star-5
I highly recommend!
Richard_B
, Dec 2021
This tour was nothing short of exceptional. Our tour guide was phenomenal, she knew so much about Austin as well as the winery and the wonderful BBQ company. This was a very interactive tour. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about this tour, our group continued enjoying each other's company even after the tour.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
It's wonderful to hear that your tour was exceptional! Thanks for booking with Austin Detours and for taking the time to leave us a review. Cheers!
star-5
Great way to see the hill...
Danielle_C
, Dec 2021
Great way to see the hill country without having to rent a car! Very nice van & fast moving at each stop.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
We're glad you had a great day in the hill country! Thanks for the review!
star-5
Fun and enjoyable
DAWN_C
, Nov 2021
Marty was very knowledgeable and personable. He made sure he answered everyone's questions and connected well with all of us.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Glad you had a great time with Marty! Thanks for the 5-star review!
star-5
Amazing Day in Texas Hill County
Tavia_A
, Nov 2021
Such a great experience with extremely personable tour guides!! We came in as strangers & left as friends . The recommendations were on point and the food & wine were delicious. !! If you go to Atx you must tour with professionals and these are the guys !!!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Glad you had a great experience! Thanks so much for the wonderful review!
star-5
This was one of the...
Rebecca_C
, Nov 2021
This was one of the highlights of our mother daughter trip. Trace was awesome, made the trip fun, we also met new friends who we ended up walking around and enjoying Austin
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
We're so glad to hear that you had a great time on the tour with Trace! Thanks for the nice review!

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