Exploring the Texas Hill Country
Get to know Texas Hill Country, home to the world’s largest wildflower farm, one of the oldest Dude Ranches, Spanish Missions, the LBJ Ranch, nature trails, and Fredericksburg.
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Program No. 20988RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

The Texas Hill Country is a land of arresting panoramic beauty and rich human history, an expanse of rolling limestone hills and crystal-clear rivers that provide fertile ground for endless arrays of wildflowers and the vineyards of the nation’s fastest growing wine-producing region. President Lyndon B. Johnson was a Hill Country native son, born in in Gillespie County in the very heart of the region, and it’s in the county’s seat, Fredericksburg, where you’ll make your home while exploring the natural and human heritage of this beloved American setting. From the Fredericksburg Historic District to winery cellars to the world's largest working wildflower farm, join local experts and Hill Country natives who introduce you to the region they love to call home.
Activity Level
Walking up to one mile over uneven terrain; standing up to one hour.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the exhibits, arboretum and gardens of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center, and the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park.
  • With a Park Ranger, discover the beauty and legend of the 425-foot pink granite batholith, Enchanted Rock.
  • Field trips to selected Hill Country vineyards include meeting the vintners, exploring the first underground wine cellar in the Pedernales River Valley and tasting selected vintages.
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Linda Fuiman
A native of Scotland, Linda Fuiman has maintained her Scottish brogue while living on the Texas Gulf Coast for more than 20 years. Through her work at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Linda shares the wonders of nature and the ocean with students of all ages. Most recently, she has led Birding 101 courses for kids, and serves as the education chair with the Coastal Bend Audubon Society. Linda also produces “South Texas Birding,” a monthly segment featured on a local television channel.
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