Leave the driving to us! Enjoy the scenic California Coast view as we make our journey over to the Enchanted Hill. You will visit the Elephant Seals at the Piedras Blancas Rookery before (or possibly after) heading over to America’s castle.
Please make reservations as early as possible. These tours book early and are subject to ticket availability tor tours at the Castle.
At the castle, you will be guided to the National Geographic Theater to view “Hearst Castle – Building the Dream” in large screen format before starting the Grand Rooms Tour.
This tour is recommended for first-time visitors. It also has the fewest stairs to climb. Every evening, W. R. Hearst’s guests The early Hollywood elite and International Heads of State gathered in the grand social rooms on the ground floor of Casa Grande (Hearst's formal name for the main house). Follow their footsteps and experience what it was like to be a guest on The Enchanted Hill, La Casa Encantada — known today as Hearst Castle. At the end of the guided portion of your tour, you will be free to stroll on your own through the gardens and wander at your leisure around the Neptune Pool and the Roman Pool—just as Mr. Hearst’s guests did in the 1920s and 1930s.
After the tour, you will enjoy a gourmet deli lunch at or near the Castle and time permitting, we will stop at a local winery (Tasting fees not included) or do some shopping in downtown Cambria, before heading back to your local lodging. This is our Hearst Castle Adventure along the San Luis Obispo Coast (allow for approximately 5 to 9 hours for this tour depending on departure/return location).
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing, layers are recommended for the diverse weather conditions from sea level along the coast to the highlands of the Enchanted Hill. Sunscreen is recommended especially during summer time for extended outdoor periods.
All cancellations and changes for this tour will be subject to a $15 per person fee.
For additional information please consult our Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ
|San Luis Obispo:||$149.00/person|
|7:45am - 8:00am||Leave for Hearst Castle from Lodging (times may vary)|
|8:00 - 2:30||Sightseeing on the Central Coast of California, including the famous Hearst Castle|
|2:30 - 3:30||End of Tour - Drop off @ Hotels or Train Stations|
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