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Coast Tour to Santa Barbara, Solvang & Hearst Castle

by Empire Vacations
per traveler Price is R$ 707
Duration: 14h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in multiple languages Offered in multiple languages

Highlights

  • Guided exploration of must-see sights on the Central Coast

  • Spanish Mission in the seaside city of Santa Barbara

  • Authentic Danish village of Solvang in the Santa Ynez Valley

  • Opulent turn-of-the-century hilltop estate at Hearst Castle

  • Centuries-old antiques, artwork & architecture at the castle

Highlights

  • Guided exploration of must-see sights on the Central Coast

  • Spanish Mission in the seaside city of Santa Barbara

  • Authentic Danish village of Solvang in the Santa Ynez Valley

  • Opulent turn-of-the-century hilltop estate at Hearst Castle

  • Centuries-old antiques, artwork & architecture at the castle

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6:30 AM, Tour in English

Duration 14h

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6:30 AM, Tour in French

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6:30 AM, Tour in German

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6:30 AM, Tour in Italian

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6:30 AM, Tour in Japanese

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6:30 AM, Tour in Mandarin

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6:30 AM, Tour in Portuguese

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6:30 AM, Tour in Spanish

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Coast Tour to Santa Barbara, Solvang & Hearst Castle

Activity Location

Hearst Castle

750 Hearst Castle Rd

San Simeon 93452

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Four Points Sheraton Culver City Hotel

    5990 Green Valley Circle

    Culver City 90230

  • Starbucks Coffee Shop @ Farmers Market

    6333 West 3rd Street Corner of Fairfax Blvd

    Los Angeles 90036


Description

Spend a day exploring the cities and landmarks of the California coast on this guided excursion to sunny Santa Barbara, charming Solvang, and the opulent estate of newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst.

Head north from LA to Santa Barbara, a city of whitewashed buildings with red-tile roofs, nestled between the azure Pacific and the Santa Ynez Mountains. Step into an old Spanish mission, where you can learn about the region's early European settlers in the hushed beauty of the centuries-old church.

Your next stop is in the Santa Ynez Valley, but might as well be on the other side of the Atlantic. The Danish village of Solvang is complete with half-timbered European-style buildings and windmills. Stroll through town to check out statues of Hans Christian Anderson and his fabled siren, the Little Mermaid, and spend some time browsing the quaint shops for Christmas ornaments and Danish wares.

Finally, make your way to the lavish and eclectic Hearst Castle, perched on a hill in the Hart San Simeon State Park. Called La Cuesta Encantada—The Enchanted Hill—by its larger-than-life owner, this palatial estate played host to the rich and famous of the early 20th century during its heyday, welcoming guests like Charlie Chaplin, Charles Lindbergh, Winston Churchill, and Franklin Roosevelt. Roam the sprawling grounds alongside resident zebras, pass by the white marble Neptune Pool, and then head indoors to admire a fantastic collection of antiques, artwork, mosaics, and décor.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Santa Barbara, Solvang, and Hearst Castle

  • Admission to Hearst Castle

  • Roundtrip transportation from and to Los Angeles

  • Wireless Internet on board full-size buses only, not available on vans or smaller vehicles

  • Live tour commentary


Exclusions

  • Meals, snacks, and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 23 months and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult. They must sit on the adult's lap.

  • Pickup begins at 6:30 AM and is available from either Starbucks at the Farmers Market, on the corner of Fairfax Blvd and 3rd St., or at Four Points Sheraton Culver City Hotel.

  • You must arrive 30 minutes prior to the departure time.


Coast Tour to Santa Barbara, Solvang & Hearst Castle ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

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4.4 out of 5

4/5 16 Sep 2018

Jacob was an excellent driver and guide. He had a comprehensive knowledge on many subjects. Visits en route to Santa Barbara and Solvang were very good. Hearst castle was exceptional.