Visit one of California's most treasured historic landmarks with an adventure package exploring the world famous Hearst Castle. Originally built as the private estate of art collector and publishing giant William Randolph Hearst, the "Enchanted Hill" is a masterpiece in architecture and design and a must see when traveling on California's Central Coast!
The California Royalty Hearst Castle package explores the wonders of the Castle on the enchanted hill, sightseeing and exploring along beautiful Highway 1 and the quaint North Coastal town of Cambria.
On your day of arrival, you can explore the quaint Paso Robles downtown with the City Park, boutiques, tasting rooms and more.
The following day you will venture out on your Castle to Castle tour. Your day of exploring will begin with a morning “Grand Rooms Museum Tour” at Hearst Castle, perfect for first time visitors to Hearst Castle. You’ll visit the grand social rooms on the ground floor of Case Grande; Assembly Room, Refectory, Ballard Room and Theater where you will sit down to view a short film showing historic footage of the Castle’s talented architect Julia Morgan, Hearst and Marion Davies themselves and many of their celebrated house guests. At the end of the guided portion of your tour, 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 on their vacation in the 1920s and 1930s.
With your tour, you'll enjoy the giant-screen companion film "Hearst Castle - Building the Dream" that gives you a glimpse into the Castle's inspirations, design, construction and history.
After your tour at the Castle, you'll be treated to a picnic lunch in scenic San Simeon, located along Highway 1. In the afternoon, you'll spend some time sightseeing along the North Coast.
Pick up time for your Castle to Castle tour is at 7:45 a.m. from the hotel and duration of the tour is approximately 7 hours.
- Overnight accommodations
- Round trip transportation with the Wine Wrangler in comfortable touring vehicles for optimal sightseeing
- Admission for two to Grand Rooms Museum Tour
- Admission for two to Hearst Castle's Building the Dream movie presented by National Geographic
- Picnic lunch overlooking the Pacific shoreline along Highway 1
- A visit to Piedras Blancas to observe the Elephant Seals natural preserve offered seasonally
- Site seeing and wine tasting in the quaint North Coastal town of Cambria
Deal Expires: December 31, 2014
September 16, 2013 to December 31, 2014
All packages are subject to room and tour availability. A friendly guest service agent will contact you with your confirmed tour selection within 72 hours of your reservation. Packages may be booked up to four days prior to arrival. The package cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to arrival.