Update May 2022: Hearst Castle is open!
We’re excited to announce that after being closed for two years following the COVID-19 pandemic and severe rainstorms that damaged the access road to Hearst Castle in early 2021, Hearst Castle has re-opened to the public!
We’ve started offering private tours that visit Hearst Castle, the California coast and Paso Robles wine country for a great full-day experience! Learn more and book your tour here.
Original Post July 2021:
When coming to the Central Coast of California, Hearst Castle is one of the most popular spots to visit – and one of the most visited places in California in general!
Perched atop the Santa Lucia mountains with stunning panoramic mountain and ocean views, the castle itself brings guests back in time to an era of opulence and showcases California’s history through a variety of educational, fun, and interactive tours.
Named by TIME Magazine as one of the greatest places to visit in the world, it is no surprise that we’re all itching for Hearst Castle to re-open and resume offering tours.
Now that the COVID restrictions have been lifted in California, is Hearst Castle open?
Unfortunately, Hearst Castle still remains closed to visitors as of July 2021.
During a major storm that fell on California’s Central Coast in January 2021, Hearst Castle discovered some structural issues with the main road that takes guests up the mountain to the castle itself.
They have been working to assess the extent of that damage and then will be able to begin repairs.
When Will Hearst Castle Re-Open?
Unfortunately, there’s no clear date for when the castle will be able to host visitors again.
Current estimates are that it could take up to 9 months to complete needed repairs, but there is no way to know for sure how long these will take.
We just remain hopeful that they will go quickly!
Since your Hearst Castle & Wine Tour isn’t currently running, are you offering any alternatives?
Yes! We’re currently offering completely private tours customized just for your group.
We can incorporate wineries, breweries, distilleries, olive oil tasting, and other fun activities such as horseback riding, cocktail making, visiting coastal towns and so much more.
We will work with you to put together a day that is going to be the best fit specifically for your group and offer private tours for all group sizes.
Learn more about our Private Tours.
What about your Three-Day Central Coast Hearst Castle & Wine Tour Package?
We can create a custom package that still includes the two nights hotel accommodations, train tickets, and a full-day private wine tour.
Just get in touch with your dates, the number of guests in your group, and any additional details – and we’ll get you a custom quote!