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From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle

1. From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle

Meet your guide in downtown Austin at the visitor center, then board your shuttle bus for the day and head out into the sprawling Texan countryside. The first stop of the day is Austin’s most famous BBQ joint, Salt Lick BBQ. At the BBQ, enjoy a tasting session of some of the very best meat and food that Texas has to offer, and soak up this friendly atmosphere. The tour does not include the cost of the tasting. It's recommended to budget $35 per person for your meal, however, you can bring your own alcohol to enjoy with your food. After the BBQ, you'll wind through the hills and stop at two different wineries so that you can sample delicious Texas wines - all while taking in those gorgeous hill country views.

From Austin: Half-Day Hill Country Wine Shuttle

2. From Austin: Half-Day Hill Country Wine Shuttle

Love wine but don’t want to pay high prices for a private wine tour? This is the one for you. Your wine shuttle will take you from downtown Austin into the Texas Hill Country for an afternoon of winding roads, beautiful views, and all the amazing wine you could ask for at 3 wineries. Meet your guide and group in downtown Austin and get ready to board the shuttle. Ride in style in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter van with a friendly local guide. Cruise through the scenic Texas Hill Country and stop at 3 different award-winning wineries for tastings. All reservations will be made on your behalf in advance. Just show up and have a good time tasting some of Texas' finest wines and food. Move at your own pace at each of the locations and rest assured that transportation is taken care of. Return to Austin.

Austin: Secret Food Tour

3. Austin: Secret Food Tour

Skip the tourist traps and get to know the real Austin foodie scene with a local guide, in this 3-hour tour of Austin. Make your trip to Austin memorable with this unique insight into its food culture.  Austin’s city slogan ‘Keep Austin Weird’ is a great way to describe the diverse range of delicious food that you will sample on this tour. Visit six unique stops in the historic city center. You will try dishes dating back to the Aztec days, and you will learn about the influence these traditional dishes have on modern Austin cuisine. You will also taste contemporary Austin dishes that have been influenced by cuisine from all over the world and that shape the modern flavors of this modern metropolis.

Austin: Breakfast Taco Tour

4. Austin: Breakfast Taco Tour

If you're in Austin to soak up the local culture, then tasting your way through inventive tacos and to-die-for queso is a must. Visit 3 different taco joints in Austin's South Lamar neighborhood with dishes ranging from traditional tacos to unique culinary creations. Come hungry and be ready to explore Austin and its culinary delights. Meet up with your guide and group and set off for a morning-time tour sure to leave a wonderful taste in your mouth. Your friendly and all-Austin tour guide will make sure the experience is entertaining and informative. Set off to discover South Austin by way of its tacos. Head to 3 carefully selected joints and sample some classics as well as some innovative fusion-type tacos. Relax on transfers between the locations in an air-conditioned vehicle. Taste a series of dips, including Austin's famous queso and guacamole. End the tour full of experience and tasty fare and ready for the day ahead.

Dripping Springs: Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Tasting

5. Dripping Springs: Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Tasting

Treat your taste buds to an exquisite tasting of smooth signature extra virgin olive oil and tangy balsamic vinegar at the Texas Hill Country Olive Co. in Dripping Springs. Pair these tastings perfectly with a delicious compilation of finger foods in an intimate setting. Sample a Hill Country creation without big crowds and tuck into delectable local oil and vinegar tastings. Learn all about the making of these liquids and see which one you like best. Top it all off with a tasty pairing of small bites, made to perfectly combine with and enhance the olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

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What people are saying about Austin

Our tour guide Kelty was excellent! She was born and raised in Austin and did a great job giving us fun facts about Austin and interesting tidbits about the venues we visited. She was super friendly and at the end our the excursion she gave us personalized recommendations for other things to do in Austin based on the conversations she had with us! BBQ was good and the wine was surprisingly great at both of the vineyards

We had a relaxed half day on the tour which brought us to two wineries and a famous BBQ location. Our guide was informative and humorous which made the day very enjoyable. We will do more tours in the future.

Great tour guide. Excellent knowledge of yummy and off the beaten path breakfast tacos and Austin history. Also gave us spot on recommendations for dinner.

We had a great time! Our tour guide, Evan, had a lot of interesting information and fun facts. Every place we visited took good care of us.

Informative relaxing and intimate. We enjoyed both vineyards and of corse the BBQ