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SF to LA: Central Coast Hearst Castle & Wine Tour by Train

Product ID: 275717
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Discover the treasures of California’s Central Coast on this 3-day adventure from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Enjoy 2 overnight stays in stunning Paso Robles, visit the extravagant Hearst Castle, and enjoy several luxury wine tasting sessions.
About this activity
Duration 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 14 days in advance for a 90% refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Join a unique 3-day tour of California's picturesque Central Coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles
  • Journey in style by train and take in the beautiful scenery on this famous train route
  • Enjoy a fully guided tour of the extravagant Hearst Castle and taste wines in the famous Paso Robles wine region
  • Explore, shop, and eat in the charming seaside town of Cambria
  • Discover the hidden town of Paso Robles and find out why it was rated one of the 'Top 25 Coolest Towns' in America
Full description
The tour departs from the vibrant waterfront destination of Jack London Square, just across San Francisco Bay. From here, board the Coast Starlight train, widely regarded as one of the most spectacular train routes in America. Arrive in Paso Robles in the early afternoon, a picturesque township where cowboy country meets world-class wine. After check-in at your hotel, enjoy free time for the rest of the day to explore Paso Robles at your leisure. There’s plenty to see and do in the town, including the charming downtown plaza, local boutiques, craft breweries, distilleries, cider houses, cafes, restaurants, and more.

Day 2 starts with a picturesque drive to the famous Hearst Castle, once the location of lavish celebrity parties in the 1920s. Explore the Castle on a tour of the Grand Rooms and Main House, and learn about the rich secrets that live within the walls. Afterwards, head over to the charming coastal town of Cambria for some free time to wander around the shops, art galleries, restaurants, and more. In the afternoon, travel through the stunning Santa Lucia mountains as you go deeper into Paso Robles wine country and enjoy three unique and delightful wine tasting experiences. Taste the flavors of Californian wine, learn about the process of wine making, and how to select and serve wine like a pro.

On the journey back to your hotel, travel along the breathtaking California Pacific Coast Highway before enjoying more free time in Paso Robles. On day 3, enjoy the morning and early afternoon exploring at your leisure before boarding the Coast Starlight train to Los Angeles. Once aboard, you can opt to make a dinner reservation in the dining car, which is an experience itself and highly recommended. Travel along the stunning Southern California seascape, nicknamed the “American Riviera” of Santa Barbara, and admire the views during the most scenic part of the train ride.
Includes
  • Train tickets from Los Angeles to Oakland (San Francisco)
  • Two nights of accommodation in Paso Robles (meals not included)
  • Hearst Castle Grand Rooms tour ticket
  • Guided wine country tour
  • Complimentary chilled bottled water on day 2
  • Knowledgeable, friendly, experienced and professional local guide on day 2
What’s Not Included
  • Tasting fees, the cost of wine tastings depends on the wineries selected to visit. The average is $10 – $20 at each winery for about 4 – 6 pours. Many wineries will waive the fees if a customer purchases wine
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Shipping boxes and wine skins available for purchase
  • Gratuities for your guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Know before you go
• It is a good idea to wear layers since the coastal weather at San Simeon and Cambria can be much cooler than Paso Robles and there may be some fog in the mornings
• By the time the tour returns to Paso Robles it can be very sunny and hot, with extreme temperature swings. So it is also a good idea to bring sunscreen
• Wear comfortable shoes as The Grand Rooms Tour is 60 minutes long and includes approximately 160 steps
• This is a one way trip and does not include return transportation to Los Angeles
• Only the 2nd day of this trip is guided
• Choose between a single occupancy or double occupancy room at check-out

From US$ 989 Per group up to 1

Organized by

Toast Tours LLC

Product ID: 275717