Explorer Ponce de León abandoned his quest to discover the mythical land of wine after a tumble into the Fountain of Youth left him eternally underage. Take up his journey with today’s Groupon for a Hill Country wine tour—with stops for lunch and shopping in Fredericksburg—from Gray Line in Austin. This Groupon does not include lunch or the optional $25 fee for wine tasting. All tours leave at 8:30 a.m. and arrive back in Austin at approximately 5 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get one admission to a weekday tour on one of the following Thursdays: July 28, August 4, August 11 (an $89 value).
- For $35, you get one admission to a weekend tour on one of the following Saturdays: July 30, August 6, or August 13 (an $89 value).
Gray Line's tours of the verdant hill country grant vast vineyard views, ambrosial aromas, and an educational glimpse into the bustling wine industry of Texas. Passengers visit three distinct wineries in the exhilarating tour, inhaling the scent of lavender fields at Becker Vineyards, learning the history of Grape Creek Vineyards, and hunting wild herds of raisins on the grounds of Torre di Pietra. Finally, tours stop off in historic Fredericksburg for a 2–2.5 hour jaunt in the charming German town, allowing tour-takers ample time for lunch and shopping. Though lunch isn't included with this Groupon, vineyard votaries can dine at a German-style biergarten or flex taste buds for future stamp-licking contests with zesty Mexican or barbecue fare before browsing antiques, gifts, and stylish apparel at the town's more than 200 shops.
In 1910, Louis Bush led his first tour of Washington, DC, loading passengers into the refurbished chassis of a Mack truck that he had painted blue and gray. From this humble beginning, Louis expanded his Gray Line tours throughout the United States and abroad. The company currently hosts tours in more than 700 destinations across six continents and all three moons. However, Gray Line's expansive international scope isn't nearly as important as its commitment to a narrow, regional focus. Each tour aims to introduce visitors to some distinctive facet of the city's identity, from the ghosts of Savannah, Georgia’s, historic district to the towering redwoods of San Francisco’s Muir Woods. During the chauffeured sojourns, guides dole out intriguing tidbits of local knowledge, giving the groups some invaluable insight into the areas’ histories and cultures.
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