Welcome To Texas Hill Country!
We are the premier tour operator for Texas Hill Country tours, in and around Fredericksburg, Texas. We offer scheduled open and private tours led by knowledgeable local guides. We want to be your source for visiting Fredericksburg wineries and exploring this charming area in comfort.
If you are looking for an afternoon of wine tastings in the historic Fredericksburg area, then you'll enjoy one of our Texas Hill Country wine tours. Our Texas wine tours are provided in one of our custom-built trolleys or plush luxury small coaches that seat up to 12 people. You'll visit the best wineries, sample local wines, and learn more about Texas wine country. Sit back, relax and leave the driving to us.
One of our top tours is an entertaining and informative tour of historic Fredericksburg Texas, the Texas Hill Country’s most famous German town founded in 1846. You’ll see downtown Fredericksburg historic homes and cultural landmarks with a knowledgeable guide who will share the history of the area along with important things to see and do. We also offer a variety of city and cultural tours and visits to local state and national parks led by expert guides.
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Our popular day tour is designed to provide our guests with a great wine experience. Each stop is unique in its wine offerings, atmosphere, and personality. This tour bypasses the crowds of large tasting facilities and offers a more intimate and educational wine tasting tour. Excellent for the wine novice as well as the experts.
This is an open, ticketed tour. One ticket per person.
Join us for an unforgettable journey sampling wine in the Texas Hill Country's Only Wine Trolley! We rendezvous in the parking lot of the Fredericksburg Visitors' Center located at 302 E Austin Street and whisk you off for TASTINGS, WINERY TOURS, and A LOT of WINE APPRECIATION. The Texas Wine Country is the 2nd largest AVA in the United States and the 2nd most visited wine region. Join us as we introduce you to Texas Wines and the wineries that produce them.
This tour is designed for those who want to experience a sampling of everything the Texas Hill Country offers. Visit a distillery to try Hill Country spirits, a local brewery to discover your favorite new brew and a winery to experience Texas Wine tastings. A delicious lunch and all tasting fees are included.
Exploring the Fredericksburg wine country on this all-inclusive tour means that there aren’t any hidden expenses—just a day tasting wines in the countryside. This tour not only ensures a safe trip by handling all transportation, but also includes tasting fees, snacks, lunch, and bottled water. This guided tour takes out the guesswork by bringing you the best of the best.
A Trolley ride rolled into a tour around Fredericksburg, Texas! This tour will give you a preview of Fredericksburg and is the absolute BEST way to find out about our town. Many of our guests take this tour to aid them in planning things to do and see while in the area. Locals love this tour, too!
Adults - $29
Children (2-13 years old) - $15
Senior and Military - $27
Infants are Free!
This entertaining and informative tour of Fredericksburg is one of our most popular tours. The Historic District tour is led by an expert guide on the history of our area. It includes landmarks and historic sites within the city, presenting information on the German history and settlement of the area as well as some history of early Texas. Texas became a state during the time the Germans were given land grants to settle the Texas Hill Country.
Our Trolleys are equipped for the mobility impaired. Some walking will be required if guests wish to tour facilities.
Adults - $35
Children (3-13 years old) - $17
Seniors and (Active) Military - $32
This insightful tour offers an opportunity for visitors to tour the ranch homeplace of our 36th President. Just over an hour away from Austin and San Antonio, the scenic LBJ Ranch is located in the picturesque Texas Hill Country. Starting in Fredericksburg, TX, and traveling to nearby Stonewall, the guided tour will provide a glimpse into the life and legacy of our nation's 36th President.
This is an open, ticketed tour - one ticket per person but also offered as a private tour.
Adults (18-64 years old) - $44
Seniors, Veteran, Active Military, and First Responder - $36
Children (3-13 years old) - $22
A little lore, a little history, and a fun ride all rolled into a tour around Fredericksburg, Texas!
Adults (18-64 years old) - $36
Active Military or Senior or First Responder - $29
Children (13-17 years old) - $20
Information coming soon!
The Enchanted Rock holds an impressive place in history – beginning millions of years ago and continuing to the years of the earliest known Native Americans to the settlement of Texas and the American West. Guests will enjoy the opportunity to view one of the largest natural granite formations in the world in the comfort of our climate-controlled vehicles.
At this time, the Enchanted Rock tour is only offered as a private group tour.
SEASONAL NOVEMBER - JANUARY
During the winter holidays, go food and wine tasting on a half-day walking tour in downtown Fredericksburg. Sit for private guided wine tastings paired with foods from the best eateries in town.
SEASONAL NOVEMBER - JANUARY
During the winter holiday evenings, enjoy the festively decorated Trolleys or Shuttles as we go food and wine tasting along the Texas Wine Trail including a guided tour of downtown Fredericksburg.
SEASONAL APRIL - JUNE
Ride with us down the best roads for viewing the wildflowers. We keep up with the trails to view the most bloomers anywhere! From Bluebonnets to Indian Paintbrushes to the myriads of beautiful wildflowers along our countryside.
Adults - $38
Seniors and Military - $32
Children - $25
Group rates are available
SEASONAL NOVEMBER - DECEMBER
Board the decorated, vintage-style Jolly Trolley for a fun-filled holiday experience! Ride with us to Johnson City, Tx to view the spectacular light displays. Enjoy the holiday music or watch vintage editions of Rudolph or Charlie Brown's Christmas (and more) along the way.
Adults - $36
Children (3-13 years old) - $20
Seniors - $32
Ticket includes one beverage coupon.
Why Choose Us?
The Original Fredericksburg Texas Trolley Tour Company
We are the Official Trolley Service of Fredericksburg Texas. Since 2016 we have been offering narrated open and private tours of the Texas Hill Country with unique, elegant transportation options. We are locally owned and operated, with the best local guides. You'll travel in style aboard one of our customized trolleys and luxury mini coaches. All vehicles are AIR CONDITIONED! Two of our trolleys also offer motorized lifts for the mobility impaired.
Whether you book one of our open tours or select a private group tour – we have expert guides and comfortable transportation for you.
Top Rated Tour in the US
We received the coveted Travelers Choice "Best of the Best" award from TripAdvisor for both 2021 and 2022 for our Boutique Winery Experience.
We are the Official Trolley Service for Fredericksburg Texas, endorsed by the City of Fredericksburg and the Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
Words from our customers
Exploring Historic Fredericksburg
With over 100 vineyards and beautiful wineries in the area, it's no wonder that Fredericksburg area wine tours are a top attraction for travelers. Our popular grapes are those grown in the European regions of Tuscany Italy, Provence, and France, as well as Spanish and Portuguese varietals. These include Viognier, Tempranillo, Mouvedre, Marsanne, Rousanne and Malbec. The Texas Hill Country is also becoming famous for its blends.
History buffs have plenty to explore in small-town Fredericksburg. Founded by German immigrants in 1846, you'll see the German influence in the architecture, culture, and food. Fredericksburg Texas is one of the few remaining present day German cultural communities in the US. The 36th President of the United States was born and raised here, and the Lyndon B Johnson National and State historical parks are dedicated to the preservation of early Texas life as they offer a look at the life and times of LBJ and his wife Lady Bird Johnson.
Frequently asked questions
Tours may be booked online or over the phone. We do not have a public ticket office. The majority of our tours begin at the Visitor Center in Fredericksburg Texas. Meeting locations are posted in the tour descriptions on the website. Once you have booked your tour you will receive an email confirmation with exact meeting locations and pickup times. Some tours offer local pickup at your location for a small fee.
We are required to keep the aisle clear for the safety of all passengers. Most of our guests choose to store their larger belongings in their personal vehicles.
We currently have two trolleys that are equipped for mobility-impaired individuals. These trolleys are used for our most popular tours. Trolley tours are generally handicapped accessible. Not all tour vehicles are equipped for the mobility-impaired. Please contact us if you have questions about a particular tour.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The trolley is generally open for seating 15 minutes prior to departure.
No. Tours offer continuous narration. Some tours have pre-planned stops determined as part of each tour that includes narrative. For those passengers requesting to leave the trolley during the tour for special circumstances (unruly children, need for public restroom facilities, etc.) we are unable to make arrangements to let you re-board, and refunds are not provided. We strongly recommend that you make any necessary arrangements before boarding at the beginning of the tour. Tours lasting longer than one hour do include stops that have public restroom facilities.
Absolutely. All of our vehicles are heated and air-conditioned. This is Texas!
Yes. Our luxury small coaches will feel as warm as a standard passenger vehicle.
For the consideration of fellow passengers, food and snacks are prohibited aboard the trolley to avoid noise, trash and food smells. Bottled water and coffee cups with lids are fine. By Texas law, no alcohol is allowed to be consumed aboard any of our vehicles.
We do offer ticket discounts for groups greater than 20 adult persons. We also offer discounts to Military, Retired Military, schools and non-profit organizations when they purchase Group tickets ONLY. Contact us directly for details.
Group rates vary by tour. Hourly rates are also available for private transportation for those who are not taking a specific tour posted on our website. Please contact us concerning group or hourly rates.
There are several options when parking:
- Visitor Center: There is ample free parking behind the Visitor Center where you can park if space is available.
- Street: Parking on the streets is at no cost, subject to availability.
The adult ticket fares are listed with each tour. Tickets for children are also listed – please read each tour as age restrictions vary per tour. Children who are younger than three ride for free. However, they will need to sit on a parent’s lap if the trolley is full. We do not have storage for strollers except on the back balcony, nor will we be responsible for strollers. Aisles must be kept free and clear for all tour vehicles. Our 12-passenger luxury coaches have rear storage for small strollers, please let us know in advance if children under three will be riding.
The rear balcony of each trolley can hold a limited amount of shopping bags if they do not fit beneath your seat. Please keep in mind that you are solely responsible for your bags and carry on items. Wineries and retailers also offer shipping to most states. We are happy to store your purchases and carry on items on board but have limited space.
- Pets are not allowed unless they are used as Service Animals for the disabled. We do not have accommodations for pets.
- Since March 15, 2011, only dogs are recognized as service animals under titles ii and iii of the ADA.
- Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.