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Hearst Castle Tour with pickup from Paso Robles, CA provided by Wine Wrangler - Day Tours

Hearst Castle Tour with pickup from Paso Robles, CA

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Head to the Pacific coast for a tour of Hearst Castle with transportation from Paso Robles. Explore the mansion with your guide and small group limited to eight people. You can ask plenty of questions, and you also have time to explore the grounds on your own. Lunch is included, and the tour wraps up by mid-afternoon.
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    Hearst Castle
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • Learn about the renowned architect Julia Morgan who designed Hearst Castle
  • See several stately rooms in the mansion's main building 
  • Walk around the grounds independently after the guided tour
  • Have time for lunch, and perhaps wine tasting or shopping
What to Expect
After early pickup from select Paso Robles hotels or downtown’s City Park, relax during the drive to Hearst Castle. Join your guide for the Grand Rooms Tour, recommended for first-time visitors. Your guide shares commentary about the history and architecture of Hearst Castle as you visit five rooms in the mansion's main building. Afterward, feel free to stroll on your own through the large gardens. Be sure to see the ornately decorated indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Stop for a light lunch before returning to your starting point in Paso Robles. If time permits, stop at a local winery (at your own expense) or go shopping in Cambria on the way back.
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Important Information
7–8 hours
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected Paso Robles hotels only)
  • Designated meeting point pickup and drop-off in Paso Robles
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Hearst Castle
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair accessibility is required
  • We may be able accommodate single travelers with other booked from your pick up City
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please advise to ages of children when booking
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Wheelchairs are allowed on all touring vehicles; however, we do not have a lift or a ramp available. Please let us know at the time of booking if you will be bringing a wheelchair.
  • Wheelchairs up to 28 inches in width can be accommodated at the Castle.
  • Service animals are allowed on all tours. If you plan to bring a service animal, please provide this information at the time of booking.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Gail D wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Loved our guide, Tony's knowledge of the area and the castle. Can't wait to go back and do a private tour. Tony was very prompt and willing to answer any questions we had. We did a full day private adventure to the castle and different vineyards. Strongly suggest The Wine
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Date of experience: December 2019
Gary H wrote a review Aug 2019
4 contributions2 helpful votes
The wife and I came down on the Amtrak to go to Hearst castle, two bucket list things. Amtrak put the trip together in their vacations package and we were picked up by the wine wrangler, Tony was our guide and he was the nicest most knowledgeable person. He took us to the castle
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Date of experience: August 2019
Happy vegan travel wrote a review Jul 2019
San Francisco, California78 contributions59 helpful votes
The Grand Tour itself is amazing. Better yet, after the tour you get to walk around the perimeter of the main houses. Whether spending time sitting by the pool or at the garden, it sure made me feel like I was one of the very important guests.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Rosemarie K wrote a review Jul 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Hearst Castle is amazing and worth the trip but this review is about a great way to get there. My husband and I booked a two-day tour as part of a Key Holidays Amtrak package. We had different Wine Wrangler drivers each day. Tony and Dave were both excellent drivers and
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Date of experience: July 2019
MsMouseCalifornia wrote a review Feb 2018
California58 contributions26 helpful votes
If you are happily wine tasting in Paso Robles, plan to take a day to drive over the rolling hills that drop down into the Pacific Ocean. Travel up the stunning coastline to San Simeon, visit the comprehensive newly-built, massive visitor center before winding up into the hills
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Date of experience: September 2017
3 Helpful votes
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7–8 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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