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Fredericksburg Historic District Narrated Tour

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Fredericksburg, US
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Experience the rich history of Fredericksburg, Texas on the exciting Fredericksburg Historic District Narrated Trolley Tour. Led by local historians and experts, this tour takes you on a journey through time as you explore the city's fascinating past. With over 399 historic structures to see, including the famous "Seven Painted Church of Texas," you'll get a close look at the city's German influence and architectural wonders. From Marktplatz to the stunning churches and architecture, you'll discover the hidden gems of the Historic District that most tourists miss. This tour is not only informative, but also fun-filled, making it a must-do for any traveler visiting Fredericksburg. Whether you join the group tour or book a private tour for you and your friends, get ready for an unforgettable experience that showcases why Fredericksburg is one of the top places to visit in the United States.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 1 hours 45 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Narrated tour of Fredericksburg's Historic District
  • Fun and fact-filled tour led by local historians
  • Opportunity to explore hidden areas of the city
  • Highlights Fredericksburg's German history and cultural offerings
  • Views of historic landmarks and architecture from the trolley
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

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Introduction

Welcome to the historic district of Fredericksburg, Texas, where the past comes alive on our narrated trolley tour. As the Official Trolley Tours for the city, we offer a unique opportunity to explore the rich German history, local landmarks, and cultural offerings that make Fredericksburg one of the top-ranked places to visit in the United States. Led by local historians and expert members of the community, our tours provide a fun and fact-filled experience that goes beyond the typical tourist attractions.

What to Expect?

On this trolley tour, you can expect to delve into the fascinating German history of Fredericksburg while admiring the beauty of its 399 remaining historic structures within the district. From the comfort of our trolley with its large windows, you'll have a perfect view of the landmarks and significant sites that showcase the city's heritage. Our knowledgeable guides will provide a captivating narrative, sharing stories and insights that bring the history to life. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply curious about the origins of this charming town, this tour promises to be an enriching and memorable experience.

Who is This For?

This trolley tour is designed for anyone who wants to discover the hidden gems and lesser-known areas of Fredericksburg. History buffs will be captivated by the German influences and the tales of the early Texas-German ties. Travelers looking for a unique cultural experience will find themselves immersed in the rich heritage and vibrant atmosphere of this charming town. Families, couples, and individuals of all ages can enjoy this tour, as it offers a delightful blend of entertainment and education. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a frequent traveler to Fredericksburg, this tour is a must-do to truly understand and appreciate the heart and soul of this historic district.

Why Book This?

By booking this trolley tour, you'll gain exclusive access to the expertise of our local historians and community members. They will guide you through the streets of Fredericksburg, sharing intriguing stories and insights that you won't find in guidebooks. Our comfortable trolley provides a unique vantage point to admire the historic structures and landmarks, ensuring you don't miss any of the hidden treasures scattered throughout the district. With the option to book a private tour for groups of eight or more, you can tailor the experience to suit your preferences and schedule. Immerse yourself in the history, culture, and charm of Fredericksburg on this captivating trolley tour.

Good to Know

During the tour, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy complimentary bottled water and travel in an air-conditioned vehicle, ensuring your comfort throughout the journey. Please note that for groups with less than eight passengers, the tour may take place in our luxury mini-coach instead of the trolley. The tour will start and end at the Fredericksburg Visitor's Center Trolley Stop, conveniently located alongside the main building. Prepare to be transported back in time and embrace the enchanting ambiance of Fredericksburg's historic district.

Reviews

Guests who have experienced our narrated trolley tour rave about the knowledgeable guides and their ability to bring the history of Fredericksburg to life. Many appreciate the opportunity to explore areas that are often overlooked by tourists and gain a deeper understanding of the city's cultural heritage. Travelers have praised the comfortable trolley and the stunning views it offers, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience. Whether it's the fascinating stories, the scenic beauty, or the overall satisfaction with the tour, our guests consistently express their enthusiasm for this unique way to discover Fredericksburg's historic district.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Marktplatz von Fredericksburg

Our local expert guide will narrate a tour around the Historic District. During this time you will learn about Fredericksburg's history at Marktplatz, our famous Sunday Houses, our museum history and our beautiful churches and architecture. Stops depend on availability, usually 2 stops per tour.

Admission Included

St. Mary's Catholic Church

One of the famous "Seven Painted Church of Texas", this beautiful historic structure will be highlighted by a brief tour of the stunning interior of the church (subject to availability)

Admission Included

Reviews

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Elaine_M

Saint Barnabas chapel, cemetery, and the various homes were my favorites. Dave gave very interesting tidbits about the everything! We would do the tour again because it was that good!

sherryz390

Dave was our tour guide/driver & he did an excellent job. Informative & entertaining . It was my husband & my 44th wedding anniversary- we have been to Fredericksburg many times but it was fun to see the historic side & we enjoyed it.

Frugalgirl125

Great little tour with good narration. Saved us from walking and the tour was free. Such a neat town. I recommend taking this

Yatsayah_H

Tour guide was gracious, personable and knowledgeable. Great way to see the city. We were running late due to not being familiar with the area; Dave called to check in with us and even waited a couple minutes for us to arrive.

Debbie_D

In terms of Viator - perfect! As always!!! Quite disappointed we got a blue “people van” vs a trolley. Definitely impacted our impression of what we were hoping for. Know this was not a Viator issue but more of a Fredricksburg trolley decision. Still disapppinting. Tour guide (Rebecca) was very good.

Kim_B

It was our first time to visit Fredericksburg. We walked the main street and visited the museum the first day, watched the total eclipse the second day, and, at the last minute, booked this tour! The trolley is a comfortable ride, and Dave is a fantastic tour guide! He took us to many places that we hadn't seen. He was very knowledgeable about the community. Highly recommend!

Kathy_H

I enjoyed the entire tour. I have been to Fredericksburg many times but I learned new things about the area and saw new things

Diana_C

Tour guide/driver was knowledgeable about the area and very informative. Great way to learn about your surroundings in a stress free environment.

Wayne_G

The bus was great and the driver/guide was excellent! We thoroughly enjoyed the ride and commentary. Much better than expected!

Karin_H

We thoroughly enjoyed Dave, our tour guide. He was so knowledgeable and enthused about Fredericksburg history, and gave us a detailed tour of the city. The highlight of our tour was the stop at the black church. Gary was very informative and gave us a lot of information about the restoration of the building and the grounds. The entire experience was most memorable for us and our guests from Wisconsin.
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