Fantastic! We expected a tour bus crammed with people but this was a van with 5 people and an extremely
knowlegeable, friendly guide that made the long day really great. Worth every dime and I would recommend the tour to anybody!
I like California ...
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No body told us and it wasn't written on the website that the trip was 3/4 in hebrew and 1/4 in English. It is very unplaisant to have lots of people tusing a language that you didnt understand, mostly because we choose an englisg tour guide!!!!! We didnt stay long enough in San Francisco and that was the maine attraction of the trip.l It was very disapointed.
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Hearst Castle was spectacular - unfortunately not enough time allotted to see it properly. Although the drivers were friendly, informative, and very nice, they both drove way too fast and maniacly!. We would not take this tour again because of the driving nor recommend it.. The tour started off on the wrong foot - as we were forgotten at our hotel, even though we confirmed two days' prior per the instructions on the E-ticket. Someone had to come and get us and bring us to the Tour Driver in Santa Barbara - hence the crazy driving - and then it continued perhaps beause of the time lost. We are upset because we were to be picked up at the Hotel as listed at 7:00AM, so we booked a room at this hotel the night before due to the early pick-up, oherwise we could have driven from Riverisde in the morning and saved some $$$. We have booked with Viator before and that is why we booked again. But this time, it was very disappoint.
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The Santa Barbara, Solvang and Hearst Castle Tour was very informative and very enjoyable. The tour guide did her utmost to make the tour one that we will remember and tell our friends about. I know the tour is lenghty but my suggestion is start earlier as we didn't get to spend much time in Santa Barbara, the weather was also a factor. More time to enjoy the sights we visited would change our rating from AAAA to AAAAA. Our visitor from Italy was overwhelmed by what she was able to see and photograph while on the tour.
We have guest from over seas visiting and they speak no english. We sent them on this tour and from the first time we called to confirm the company was amazing. They were very understanding and accepting that are guest did not speak english, they assured me they would take good care of them and not leave behind :)
When our guest came back they said they had a great trip. They said their tour guide was extremely nice and cared about all the people on the tour. Our guests went on several tours they said this is the only tour they did not feel rushed and they actually really enjoyed :)
This was a great trip. All went smoothly. Richard was a fab tour guide. The tour did what it said it would and more - didn't feel rushed and a very good day. There were 5 of us on the tour, so nice to be a small group. And Hearst castle is definitely worth the trip - its a crazy place!
A long day, but worth it..adjustments were made to adapt to the weather conditions and this proved to be excellent. Can recommend this trip. Dale
Six of my life-long friends from Indiana and I loved this trip. We were able to experience so much of California in one day! Santa Barbara pier and down town were great. It was early, but we saw a lot and our guide showed us historic points of interest along with interesting background information. Solvang was great. We had an interesting, fun stop. Pastries were great. What a charming place. Hearst Castle was really great. The background information really interesting. My friends really enjoyed Hearst Castle! The trip up the coast and back was also interesting and beautiful. We had enough stops, so we were all comfortable. We would definitely suggest this tour. I would do it again. Great time had by all! I had already been to these locations over the years I've lived in CA, and I would go again!!
The tour was excellent. Was not what I initially expected but it ended up being one of the best tours ever. We had a great tour guide Richard S who was extremely knowledgeable and personable. My only complaint was that we were unable to tour Hearst Castle and was not advised until we got there.
drive was very friendly great tour guide. loved the tour to get an in sight look at what San Diego has to offer what more could you ask for in one day? will go back to San Diego.
Doing what: San Diego Day Trip from Los Angeles
We enjoyed the tour provided by Eli our tour guide and Jeff our driver were very knowledgeable and made sure we were all informed as we visited each location in multiple languages to cater for those who are not native English speakers. Although we traveled quite a distance regular comfort and sightseeing stops broke up the journey. The tour of San Francisco was great, Pier 39 and the cruise on the bay were highlights especially with the Americas Cup boats sailing by. Great scenery at the Yosemite National Park despite the lack of water in the waterfalls and rivers,the land was very dry and you can see why the wide fires are easily moving through California. We were lucky to see the park before the smoke came by.
A great way to see a large are in a short time, I would recommend a tour with this group any time
This tour was the highlight of our vacation. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly and a careful driver. ( I wish I remembered his name). The Hearst Castle is amazing and the trip up the California coast highway was beautiful.
The guide from the California Parks Department was both entertaining and informative, but after the official tour while walking around the grounds, it was clear, our Viator guide was equally, if not more knowledgeable.
Solvang and Santa Barbara were nothing special to us, but with such a long trip, we needed to stop somewhere. When we returned to Los Angeles, the guide/driver dropped us off at a taxi stand and waited until each participant was safely in a cab. I highly recommend this tour for anyone who is interested in the Hearst Castle and its history.
Very good small group tour, excellent guide/driver, good value for money.
The tour guide Richard is nice, gentle and professiona. we had wonderful days with him.
The tour is invaluable and very worth visiting.
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