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Hearst Castle Tour

Leave the driving to us!  Enjoy the scenic 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.


Click here for info about our Holiday Hearst Castle Evening Tour


Grand Rooms Tour


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 gathered in the grand social rooms on the ground floor of Casa Grande (his formal name for the main house). Follow their footsteps and experience what it was like to be a guest at The Enchanted Hill—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 before heading back to your local lodging.  Time permitting, we will stop at a local winery (Tasting fees not included) or do some shopping in downtown Cambria.  This is our Hearst Castle Adventure along the San Luis Obispo Coast (allow for 5 to 9 hours for this tour depending on departure/return location).  Please wear comfortable clothing and light layers.   



Paso Robles: $139
Atascadero: $149
Cambria: $129
Cayucos: $129
Morro Bay: $139
San Luis Obispo: $149
Pismo Beach: $159

Sample Itinerary(Paso Robles departure):

  • 7:45am          Leave for Hearst Castle from Lodging (times may vary)

  •                         View the National Geographic IMAX Movie "Building the Dream"

  •                         Tour 1 "Grands Room Tour"  an overview of the castles heyday

  •                         Lunch Included overlooking the magnificent bay at San Simeon

  •                         Visit the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery

  •                         Shopping or Wine tasting following

  • 2:00pm           Begin return trip back to lodging (times to return guests may vary)



OVERNIGHT AMTRAK TOUR OPTION:   Southbound Amtrak Train 11 arrives in Paso Robles 1:38pm, we welcome you to take our Afternoon Wine Tour. Upon return from the wine tour we will drop you off at your evenings lodging. The next morning, on to the Hearst Castle!  Tour as described above and we return you to the train station for your Northbound train scheduled to leave at 4:45pm. Arrangements for Amtrak are made separately directly through Amtrak.


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