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On Wednesday, 13 August 2014, ICPS encourages attendees to experience the best of Austin and the Hill Country by taking part in one of the below offsite excursions.

There is something for everyone here – from the outdoors to shopping to food & wine. You will be able to register for your preferred excursion when Registration opens 01 April 2014. Excursions range in cost between USD 10.00 and USD 30.00. Click the price tiers below to explore your options.

USD 10.00 Excursions »

Austin Surf N' Turf

Available times: 13:30 – 15:15 or 15:30 – 17:15

Explore the heart of downtown Austin and beautiful Lake Austin by land and sea. This tour of the city is a great opportunity to learn more about the Texas State Capitol, Bob Bullock Museum, and other Austin icons.

San Marcos Premium Outlets Shopping

Available time: 14:00 – 18:30

Be transported outside Austin to the San Marcos Premium outlets. Find impressive savings at over 130 stores at this shopping plaza located 45 minutes outside Austin city limits.

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

Available time: 14:30 – 16:45

Take a guided tour of the Bob Bullock Museum, the only place large enough to tell the whole “Story of Texas”! Named after Bob Bullock, a powerful and respected Texas politician, this museum is full of engaging exhibits that embody the history of Texas.

Bat Watching Cruise

Available time: 19:00 – 20:45

The Congress Avenue Bridge is the home of the largest urban bat colony in North America. Grab the best seat in the house on a cruise to view one of the most incredible wildlife spectacles in the world!

USD 20.00 Excursions »

Food Trailer Tasting

Available time: 13:30 – 15:45

Visit and taste three different Austin food trailers, including those featured on TV as well as locals’ favorites.

ACL Live Music Venue

Available time: 16:00 – 18:00

Take a private tour through the home of the legendary Austin City Limits Television Show, the longest-running music series in American television history.

Barton Springs Pool

Available time: 14:00 – 17:15

Spend an afternoon enjoying Zilker Park and swimming in Austin’s natural, spring-fed pool, Barton Springs. Be sure to bring your swimsuit. Towels will be provided.

Kayaking on Lady Bird Lake

Available times: 14:00 – 16:30 or 16:00 – 18:30

Enjoy a beautiful day outdoors by kayaking on Lady Bird Lake at your leisure.

Photos by Tracy Hunter | Alex Archambault | Patrick

USD 30.00 Excursions »

Hill Country Wineries

Available time: 14:00 – 18:00

Tour and taste two of the best wineries in Texas’ Hill Country (located 45 minutes outside of Austin) with your own English-speaking sommelier. Each winery includes 3 – 5 tastings of regional Hill Country wines.

BBQ & Wine Tasting

Available time: 18:00 – 22:15

Experience some down-home hospitality and superb BBQ for dinner at The Salt Lick. Taste some local Hill Country wine as well, featured at this nationally recognized BBQ restaurant (located 30 minutes outside of Austin).

Photo by vxla

Cancellation Policy

If excursion registration is cancelled prior to Wednesday, 02 July 2014, guests will receive a full refund. Cancellations after Wednesday, 02 July 2014 are 100% non-refundable. Excursions operate rain or shine with the exception of dangerous weather conditions. ICPS conference organizers reserve the right to cancel excursions if minimums are not met. In this instance, guests will receive an email notification by Thursday, 03 July 2014 and will have the option to rebook another excursion (pending availability) or receive a full refund.

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