Tourism in San Antonio and Austin hasn't gotten to the point where companies are arranging packaged coach tours of the region, but some companies do offer special-interest tours for a day or half-day to sites in the Hill Country. Gray Line Tours (tel. 800/341-6000; www.grayline.com) offers a daylong bus tour of the Hill Country from San Antonio and another through the same area focusing on Hill Country wineries.
Si Texas Tours (tel. 888/748-3927 or 840/460-4565; www.sitexastours.com), which operates out of the Hill Country town of Bandera, occasionally offers bus tours of the Hill Country, but usually serves as a charter service for groups.
From Austin, Wine Tours of Texas (tel. 877/693-0800 or 512/458-5466; www.winetoursoftexas.com) offers a variety of winery tours through the Texas Hill Country, either half-day or full-day trips. They can accommodate almost any size group. Texas Toast Culinary Tours (www.texastoastculinarytours.com), based in Fort Worth, Texas, will occasionally offer tours to small-town barbecue joints in central Texas around Austin.
Historic Texas Tours (tel. 210/467-2534; www.sanantoniofoodietours.com), based just outside of San Antonio, offers half-day food tours of the city.