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Santa Barbara, Solvang and Hearst Castle Day Trip from Los Angeles provided by Empire Vacations Day Tours

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Santa Barbara, Solvang and Hearst Castle Day Trip from Los Angeles

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Old Mission Santa Barbara
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Solvang Antiques
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Hearst Castle
    Stop: 60 minutes
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Departure Point
6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA Four Points Sheraton, 5990 Green Valley Cir, Culver City, CA 90230, USA
Duration
11–13 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus
  • Sightseeing in Santa Barbara and Solvang
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • For tours with fewer guests, vans may be substituted
  • Tours can be bilingual/multilingual as they are offered in many different languages
  • Children under the age of 2 are free, please advise at time of booking if infant is traveling
  • Tour of Mission Santa Barbara is not guaranteed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nick S wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution5 helpful votes
I purchased this for my parents as a Christmas present. My mother in law and sister ended up going because my father in law couldn’t make it. Spoke to them when they returned from the trip and they said this was the worst day they have ever had. Right off the start the day
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Reservations A, Guest Relations Manager at Santa Barbara, Solvang and Hearst Castle Day Trip from Los Angeles
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review our trip. We understand that your expectations were not met but we do have to follow our plan and program. Your tour was almost private and you did come back at 10:30pm at night which is indicating that tour was not rushed at all. Will definitely investigate and check the timing. Thank you Mike Amadeo Team
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Gary M wrote a review Apr 2019
Sydney, Australia252 contributions80 helpful votes
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Depart north up the spectacular California Coast stopping in Santa Barbara. Continue to Solvang, a quaint Danish community to browse in the local shops. Stopping in San Francisco, you cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and around the notorious Alcatraz Island, hope there is
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David L wrote a review Dec 2018
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Thoroughly enjoyable trip with an informative and entertaining guide/driver. A lot to do in one day, but relaxing journey home to recover.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Gregory H wrote a review Sep 2018
2 contributions4 helpful votes
It was such a long tour, yet it went by so fast. There was so much to see that I wish it lasted even longer. Solvang was an awesome little town and the view from Hearst Castle was worth it alone! I recommend this tour for couples, family, and friends alike.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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LovesRestaurants2014 wrote a review Aug 2018
Santa Barbara, California166 contributions109 helpful votes
This is an arduous itinerary that short changes each stop along the way. Too much time on the bus. Rent a car and take your time enjoying these places and their surrounds over two or three days.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Key Details
  • Duration: 11–13 hours
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