Discover the majestic Hearst Castle and Big Sur’s stunning natural wonders combined with a side trip to Monterey and Carmel
Choose between our one-day trip and overnight tour package
Option #1: The two-day travel package is a must-do and should be on everyone's bucket list!
Book this once in a lifetime two-day custom tour package, with ocean-front hotel accommodation included, and visit the majestic Hearst Castle, Big Sur’s stunning natural wonders, Monterey Bay, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the 17-Mile Drive.
On day 1, you will visit the historic town of Monterey's famous Cannery Row or the Fisherman’s Wharf. You will have the opportunity to explore Monterey’s seaside offerings which include restaurants, boutiques and gift shops, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, museums and wine tasting rooms. After touring Monterey, you will embark on the scenic 17-mile drive from Pacific Grove all to the way to Pebble Beach and Carmel-by-the-Sea where you will see picture-perfect sceneries. Imagine the dramatic setting of Lone Cypress and the waves crashing gently against the beach at Pebble Beach Resort, which is home to the famous golf links. Then, you will be driven to Carmel-by-the-Sea where you will experience a sophisticated and quaint ambiance and have the chance to visit the famous Ocean Avenue, filled with elegant shops, charming cottages, and delicious restaurants. Your tour guide will drive you through the back roads so you can see secret and stunning views of the grand mansions, one of which is Clint Eastwood’s Mission Ranch.
On day 2, experience the magic of Big Sur and its many natural wonders and unique sights. Considered to be America’s most scenic ride, the Pacific Coast Highway 1 will have you transfixed with the sceneries as you drive by. The sights along this ride are truly scenes out of a postcard! Big Sur is home to natural yet striking sights - you will want to make sure your camera is ready to take lots of photos – including windy roads that take you to remote landscapes, vantage points and coastal cliffs abundant with wild flowers and picturesque bridges! Along this beautiful coastal drive, you may see soaring California condors, migrating whales, sea otters, harbor seals, monarch butterflies and giant elephant seals. This is the top driving destination in Northern California and you will have the chance to experience it all with the help and guidance of your personal and passionate our guide who is incredibly knowledgeable.
That’s not all! You will also discover the legendary and majestic Hearst Castle in San Simeon located in Central California, just south of Big Sur. In 1947, the newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst’s dream came true when Julia Morgan, the architect of the castle designed Hearst Castle: 165 rooms and 127 acres of gardens, beautiful terraces, amazing pools and walkways—all built to Hearst’s specifications and to showcase his legendary art collection. It is truly a masterpiece of art and stunning and eclectic architecture. Admire the stunning mansions within the castle like La Casa Grande, Casa Del Sol, Casa Del Monte, and or Casa Del Mar and explore Hearst’s personal collection of ancient art, sculptures, furniture, relics and more; Hearst amassed a collection that still rivals famous museums today, and has used almost every square inch of the hilltop California estate and enchanted castle to showcase it all. More Details
Option #2: The one-day trip to Hearst Castle Before you book this long day trip which may take up to 10 or 11 hours driving out of your total 12 hour tour leaving almost no time to profit from this long day trip, please consider our 2-day travel package and discover Northern and Central California Best-Kept Secrets Natural Wonders, sights and tourist attractions including Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, the 17-Mile Drive, Big Sur stunning wonders, scenic highway 1 spectacular sights, Paso Robles wine country and explore the majestic Hearst castle in San Simeon. It is more pleasant and more affordable to stay at an ocean-front resort in San Simeon rather than having to drive back to stay San Francisco. In addition, this 2-day combo adventure takes you through the best of central California in 2-day custom tour saving you money and time. Don’t miss out on this new overnight custom tour package.
However, if you only have one day and wish to spend an hour or two in San Simeon, this long day trip to Hearst Castle is available as a private tour . More Details