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  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Santa Barbara, Solvang and Hearst Castle Day Trip from Los Angeles. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

My road trip to Santa Barbara, Solvang, and Hearst Castle was the BEST!!! I've lived in Los Angeles for the past 24 years and have not ventured up the coast. Richard, our driver and tour guide was the best. He was very knowledgable about every inch of the way there and back. He had the best attitude and patience. I would love to take another day trip if I knew I'd have him as my guide.
Aside from our guide, the locations were beautiful. Hearst Castle was breath-taking. I loved Solvang. My only complaint is that we weren't there long enough to see much. I definitely plan to re-visit Solvang.
Great Job, Viator and Richard.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Great trip!!! Tour guide was so knowledgable and kind. Was a trip I would highly recommend to everyone and I would do again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Great trip!!! Tour guide was so knowledgable and kind. Was a trip I would highly recommend to everyone and I would do again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

It was the best day of the week. Loved Santa Barbara and Solvang. Best danish pastry and Richard the tour guide fantastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Despite the long trip this was an excellent opportunity to see some of the Californian coastline, the wine regions around Santa Barbara and Hearst castle. The weather helped - it was a perfect day, sunny and warm and even the journey through the outskirts of LA was interesting. Our guide/driver; Richard, was informative, amusing and went out of his way to be helpful and make the trip worthwhile for my wife and I.
(a short side trip to see some elephant seals; pointing out the role Solvang and its region played in the film Sideways etc.
Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

The trip was the greatest!, and Richard, our guide/manager was absolutely tremendous! He answered all our questions honestly. He was responsive, went out of his way to show us interesting or important items, and he KNEW his trip to the smallest detail. In fact I don't think we could have had a better guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

omg best tour ever . the driver Richard is the best :). He explained everything step by step in the tour . I will recommend this trip . Thanks Richard for make our tour the best !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

We really enjoyed our tour. Richard was great! He was informative and a lot of fun. He also went out of his way to be helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Excellent trip. We ended up being the only 2 people on the tour, so had an amazing personal tour including an additional stop at the elephant seal boardwalk. Our guide gave us wonderful recommendations on what to see in our free time in Solvang and Hurst Castle. Highly recommend the tour and our fabulous tour guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Lovely trip. I reccomend it to anyone looking to leave L.A. for a full day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Dorit was the consummate guide, a safe driver, very obliging, and made our day one to remember.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

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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