What to expect
- Enjoy one of the world's most scenic coastal drives on this day trip from LA
- Experience spectacular views and awe-inspiring sights along the California coast
- Visit Santa Barbara's harbor, beaches, and picturesque Spanish Mission
- Stroll through Solvang, an authentic Danish town
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About this Activity
Next, you'll drive to Hearst Castle. This unforgettable tour takes you through William Randolph Hearst's notoriously opulent estate, famous as much for its guests as its décor. A favorite of the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, Hearst Castle is filled with art treasures and architecture from around the world - you'll see Greek vases from 800 BC next to rare oriental carpets and magnificent statuary. Invitations to Hearst Castle were highly coveted in the 20s and 30s, so be sure to take pictures of the castle and its riches to prove you were there.
From there, your road trip travels to Santa Barbara. Here, you'll tour Old Mission Santa Barbara, the Spanish Mission that gives the town its name, and learn how these Spanish religious centers were essential to settling the entire state of California. You'll see the Santa Barbara harbor and have the opportunity to take photos of the beautiful beaches before continuing on your tour.
Following your time in Santa Barbara, you'll board the coach for the scenic drive back to Los Angeles. It will be the perfect relaxing end to your full-day trip along the California coast.
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|Duration / Session||12 hours|
|Rating||9 positive reviews|
Felix S.Santa Barbara, Solvang, and Hearst Castle Day Trip May 9, 2017
Nice drive up the coast!
Nancy M.Santa Barbara, Solvang, and Hearst Castle Day Trip March 4, 2017
A very good quick look with no driving worries.
Simona .Santa Barbara, Solvang, and Hearst Castle Day Trip March 4, 2017
A VERY long daytrip, and most of the tour is spend in a car driving on the freeway. Hearst Castle was beautiful, however I don't recommend it if you are afraid of heights since the tour bus drives up the small curvy mountain road to get to the castle.
Solvang is a very charming little town, but it really looks nothing like Denmark.
Jennifer J.Santa Barbara, Solvang, and Hearst Castle Day Trip February 25, 2017
We were highly impressed! Our tour guide, Giovanni, was friendly, prompt, and very knowledgeable! We wouldn't have enjoyed the trip as much, or learned as much if we'd gone on our own. Driver, Sam, was great as well. I usually get car sick, but no issues! Van was comfortable and needs were provided for: phone chargers, bottled water, trash can. We went during the slow season and were the only two people on the tour. I was surprised and grateful it wasn't cancelled! Santa Barbara first, then Solvang, and then Hearst Castle. After leaving Hearst Giovanni added a special surprise stop. We saw the Elephant Seals on a beach nearby. We took Highway 1 as much as possible. Morro Rock at Morro Bay was one of many amazing views that day!
Thanks for a great day! Jennifer and Carol on 2/25/17
Karen T.Santa Barbara, Solvang, and Hearst Castle Day Trip February 10, 2017
If you need a day away from LA, this trip is really worth doing. While it is a long day, the scenery along the coastal drive is outstanding before you reach your first stop of Santa Barbara. The town of Solvang is very pretty and our guide allowed plenty of time for us to wander through this unique place and enjoy it's ambiance. If you're a lover of pastries, you won't be disappoint with the number of bakeries on offer, all within a short walking distance of each other. Hearst Castle is a highlight and the guides are so knowledgable about the history behind the building of the castle and family. Due to the distance travelled, you get to do the Grand Rooms tour only and to see the pools, tennis courts and outside the three guest houses. Our guide planned a special stop for us on the drive back to LA, this was great as it allowed you to stretch the legs and have a break from the drive. Our guide was very friendly and had the challenge of having to impart knowledge to both English and Italian languages, but he handled this wonderfully and was always mindful that both groups were looked after.
Kew F.Santa Barbara, Solvang, and Hearst Castle Day Trip January 4, 2017
We booked this tour as I had always wanted to see the Hearst Castle. Dorit and Sam picked us up at the designated spot and we ended up having our own private tour the other tourists didn't show up. We had plenty of stops along the way and even a bonus quick stop to look at the elephant seals at San Simeon beach. This was definitely a bucket list trip for myself and I highly recommend going.
Coffee R.Santa Barbara, Solvang, and Hearst Castle Day Trip December 4, 2016
Roz .Santa Barbara, Solvang, and Hearst Castle Day Trip December 4, 2016
This is a long drive, but you will be so happy that you have a driver! And that he knows just where to take you, so that you get a great taste of the area.
Daniel O.Santa Barbara, Solvang, and Hearst Castle Day Trip September 4, 2016
The tour was great, and our guide Richard was full of information and a good sense of humor.