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.
Great trip - Richard was a great tour conductor and the driver was excellent!
This tour was sensational. Our tour guide Richard was friendly, accomodating and very informative. I highly recommend this tour. Great day out.
Hearst Castle was amazing and definitely the highlight of the day.
Lovely day trip and our guide Richard was amazing.
Wonderful day out with the family. Even though the day was long, we saw so much!
This was a great day trip. While it starts early, you cover so much ground. After quickly touring Santa Barbara, you stop in the adorable town of Solvang which was perfect timing to get breakfast from one of the local pastry shops in town. Hearst Castle was so impressive and docent guides really painted a picture of what life was like there with William.
Again a tour I would highly recommend. Also a very early beginning, but as you have a lot driving to get from one place to the other, you have also a chance to nap a bit. Richard a very friendly, knowledgeable and funny tour guide had a lot of interesting stories to share. And Jakob the driver, took us safely from one spot to the other. He had to deal with a flat tyre and did that in a short time and very professional so we did not miss any of the sites on our tour. Would book this tour if you want to see a bit of the costal side up north.
First rate guide Richard provided us all with a most enjoyable day. Hearst Castle was amazing. Would have appreciated a time set aside for dinner since the day was very long. All in all, however, splended!
Best guide-- knowledgable on MANY subjects-- geography, history, crops. Richard how soon I forget-- senior moment, think that was his name had great sense of humor, really took care of us. Best food-- loved Solvang.Best driver-- I felt so safe. It was a PERFECT day trip, and I will be forever grateful for such a wonderful day. YES, I highly recommend this trip, this guide, this driver. Pat Colonna, Denton, Texas
Wonderful day, Hearst Castle well worth visiting. Guide Richard is just the most informative and helpful guide you could ask for. We were the only two people booked on this day, but still operated for us, and went out of his way to make it all happen. A definite must do while in L.A.
The trip was a lot of fun. The tour guide was very knowledgeble.
One of the best tips ever. Our tour guide was great. Great deal too.
This was beautiful. I had never heard of Hearst Castle and I believe visiting this castle is a must for really getting a feel for Hollywood culture.
Fantastic day! Richard the tour guide was excellent. Solvang was great but Hearst castle was amazing, a real highlight of my holiday. The tour was expertly organised. Thank you again Richard
This day tour from Los Angeles to Hearst Castle surpassed all expectations and we had a most enjoyable day. Richard, our tour guide, was excellent, very knowledgeable on the area and the places visited, etc. He drove perfectly, and described the fruit growing, vine growing, vegetable growing areas as we passed through. Robert and Shirley Holding parents of Jan Jackson who gave us the trip as a gift
Richard was a wonderful tour guide, very knowledgable and engaging. We were lucky in that there were only 3 of us on the tour so it was very personalised. Hearst Castle was by far the highlight of the trip for me but we also went to see Elephant Seals nearby before the drive home which was amazing.
Highly recommend this day trip out of LA.
This tour was absolutely fantastic.Santa Barbara and Solvang were very pretty towns. Hearst Castle is absolutely amazing. Richard our tour guide was very knowledgable, friendly and a very good driver. I can throughly recommend this tour.
This was a wonderful trip. There was a tour guide, Ingrid, and 3 passengers so it was a very personal experience and was lots of fun. Ingrid was really knowledgeable, especially about Hearst Castle and has obviously done her research well. She went above and beyond to make sure we had an enjoyable day.
The trip was expertly organized and since there were only 4 of us, we had what seemed like a private guided VIP tour experience! The driver/tour guide was excellent and friendly and courteous. He was well experienced and knowledgeable, making this trip a breeze and very enjoyable without any stress. I would definitely do this again! The added bonus of stopping over at the Sea Lions Beach after Hearst Castle right before sunset was absolutely the icing on the cake!
Ingrid was amazing. Two people pulled out before the tour even started because they called her a 'housewife'. Boy did they miss out. It was so personalised, enjoyable and insightful. I wish there was more time in Solvang but that was not due to any fault on Ingrid's behalf. Thank you so much!!!