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Central Coast Hearst Castle & Wine Tour | San Francisco to Los Angeles

 

We are excited to welcome you back to Paso Robles wine country!

Since our top priority is the health and safety of our guests, employees, and Paso Robles community, we are discontinuing all our public group tours for the time-being.

Instead, we will be offering exclusive Private Tours of Paso Robles Wine Country at an unbeatable price.

Book your exclusive Private Tour of Paso Robles Wine Country today!

We’re looking forward to Toasting with you again soon!

 

A 3-day One-Way California Coast Adventure from San Francisco to Los Angeles

From $769
Train Tickets
2 Nights Accommodation
Full Day Guided Hearst Castle & Wine Tour
An exciting, fun filled 3-day experience that takes you from San Francisco, the City by the Bay, and heads south to discover the treasures on California’s Central Coast.
 
You’ll enjoy highlights such as the Pacific Coast Highway Route 1, the extravagant Hearst Castle, quaint coastal Cambria and the award-winning Paso Robles Wine Country before ending your journey in Los Angeles, the City of Angels.
 
You’re sure to fall in love with the dreamlike beauty of California’s Central Coast on this SF to LA tour.
 

Please make tour reservations as early as possible, as this popular tour books early and is subject to ticket availability.

 

Highlights:

  • A unique west coast experience, aboard the Coast Starlight train, widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes
  • Breathtaking views along Pacific Coast Highway Route 1
  • A guided tour of the Grand Rooms of Hearst Castle
  • Time to explore, shop and eat in the charming seaside town of Cambria
  • Visit two boutique, family-owned wineries in Paso Robles
  • Explore Tin City, Paso Robles’ hippest tasting destination
  • Enjoy comfortable accommodations just steps from downtown in one of the Top 25 coolest towns in America, Paso Robles, where cowboy country meets world-class wine
  • The best way to see the most and enjoy every minute while traveling from Los Angeles to Paso Robles

 

  

Sensorio was amazing. Learned so much about wine from Lars @ToastTours

We arrived on a Friday and after checking into our hotel we traveled to Sensorio. Sensorio proved to be everything I expected. It is gorgeous, fabulous and so fantastical. One word of caution – wear layers, gloves, hat and scarf – I froze as after 70 degree day it turned to 30 degree evening. Lars from Toast Tours picked us up at our hotel the next morning. Gave us a detailed description of the itinerary before we set off. On the drive to the Hearst Castle, we learned about the history of the area, micro climates and a lot about wine tasting (all information was fascinating). Hearst castle was interesting and unique, but what made this tour fabulous was Lars. He stopped on the way to Hearst castle so we could see zebras frolicking in the wild. He stopped so we could take picturesque views of the ocean in the mist. After Hearst castle he gave us a lunch option and we chose the ocean view – best choice ever. Then Lars stopped so we could see elephant seals – herds of them. We then visited 2 boutique wineries for wine tasting and bought some wine. We finished this full day with a visit to Tin City – a very unique concept. We did some more wine tasting and had some sheep milk ice cream. I could not recommend this tour any higher. Lars and his love and knowledge of wine and Paso Robles are the key. We loved every minute!! One last comment – our hotel Oxford Suites was fabulous. We had a great buffet breakfast, a reception in the evening with up to 2 glasses of wine or bear, plus soup/salad bar (all included). The facilities were excellent. We used the gym daily, the hot tub, sauna and steam bath nightly which made for a VERY relaxing getaway.

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Amazing Down to Earth Tour Guide

Lars was an amazing down to earth tour guide, he added so much to the group with his enigmatic personality! He offered great advice on an individual basis for choices to make as well as a history through out. Our group was small enough for us to all interact as well as not get lost in the hubbub and brouhaha of a well soaked in wine crew!!! You can tell that Lars and Kristina have well planned everything out as well as having years of experience with being on both sides of the tourism industry!!! Also, Hearst castle was just an amazing cherry on top, with Zebras in the wild along our drive!

Lauren
TourRadar

Central Coast Hearst Castle & Wine Tour from Los Angeles to San Francisco

My mother and I took the Central Coast Hearst Castle & Wine Tour from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Toast Tours put together the package of Amtrak train tickets, a hotel stay in Paso Robles, and the Hearst Castle and winery tastings. Communication throughout the whole thing was great, but the excellent personal service started the moment Lars picked us up from our hotel in Paso Robles. He’s a very personable young man who is obviously passionate about what he does. He gave us a bit of the local history as we made our way to Hearst Castle. The tour van was a nice new vehicle with comfortable seating, and there was a cooler with water bottles. As Lars was telling us about the zebras that still roam the fields from the days of William Randolph Hearst, he coincidentally spotted some and pulled the van over so we could get out and take a better look. After touring the castle, which was amazing, we made our way to the first winery in the beautiful countryside. After our first of 3 tastings, Lars put out a nice spread of cheese, hard salami, and crackers. That was a welcomed surprise as we headed to the second tasting. The first two tastings were prescheduled by Lars but the last one in Tin City was left up to the group to decide. There were breweries and cider distilleries to choose from in case you had had enough wine. Our group chose another winery and I’m glad we did because we got to see a little bit of the process that is involved with making the wines. We had purchased wine along the way and Lars gave us a box for shipping it back. All in all it was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend this small, local company and its tours.

Margee
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What to expect:

Day 1:

This tour will start in the vibrant waterfront destination, Jack London Square, right across the San Francisco Bay. From there you will board the Coast Starlight train to Paso Robles, which is widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes.
 
You’ll arrive in the early afternoon in one of the Top 25 coolest towns in America, Paso Robles, where cowboy country meets world-class wine.
 
Upon arrival, a shuttle will meet you at the train station to bring you to your hotel, where you can drop your bags off until check-in.
 
Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure in Paso Robles.
 
You’ll have plenty of time to visit the charming downtown plaza, the local boutiques, art galleries, assortment of restaurants & cafes, winery tasting rooms, craft breweries, distilleries, cider houses, olive oil offerings and so much more!
 
Check out our Things to Do page for recommendations.
 

Day 2:

On your second day you will enjoy the SLO CAL life on California’s Central Coast on a small-group Hearst Castle & Wine Country tour.
 
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel (included), you will be picked up directly at the hotel and start the tour with a picturesque drive to Hearst Castle. Here you will take the Grand Rooms tour of the main house and enjoy time to wander the castle grounds.
 
Afterwards, you’ll head over to the charming coastal town of Cambria where you’ll have time to enjoy lunch and browse the shops, art galleries & town at your leisure (lunch is not included in the tour).
 
Finally, we will finish the day by heading over the stunning Santa Lucia mountains into Paso Robles Wine Country.
 
Here you’ll enjoy tastings at two boutique, family-owned wineries (tasting fees included) and spend-time in Tin City, Paso Robles’ hippest tasting destination where you can choose from top-quality wines, beer, cider, ice cream, olive oil and more.
 
At the end of the day we’ll drop you back off at your accommodations.
 
Enjoy the evening at your leisure exploring the charming downtown restaurants, tasting rooms, art galleries, boutiques and more.
 
Be sure to ask us for recommendations!
 

Day 3:

Enjoy the morning at your leisure before boarding the Coast Starlight train to Los Angeles in the early afternoon. This is the most scenic part of the train trip with stunning coastal views.
 
Once you board you can opt to make a dinner reservation in the dining car, which is an experience itself and highly recommended.
 
Sit back, relax and enjoy the unique up-close vantage on the Southern California seascape. You’ll pass through the coastline nicknamed “the American Riviera” of Santa Barbara and arrive in the evening in Los Angeles’ Union Station, finishing this 3-day tour.
 

 

What’s Included:

  • Train Tickets from Oakland (San Francisco) to Los Angeles
  • Shuttle pick-up/drop-off from train station to hotel in Paso Robles
  • Two nights of accommodation in Paso Robles (breakfast included)
  • Hearst Castle Grand Rooms Tour Ticket
  • Visit 2 local boutique wineries (tasting fees included)
  • Visit Tin City (There’s so much to choose from, we didn’t want to do it for you! So your time here is at your own expense.)
  • Knowledgeable, friendly and experienced local guide on Day 2
  • Enjoy the Central Coast to the fullest!

 

What’s Not Included:

  • Your time in Tin City is at your own expense
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Gratuity for your guide

 

Please Note:

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
 
Carry-on baggage on the train is limited to 2 personal items, 14x11x7" / 25lbs per item, and 2 bags, 28x22x14" / 50lbs per bag, per passenger. You may be charged a baggage fee or denied boarding if your items exceed these limitations.
 
Children of all ages are welcome on the tour though drinking alcohol is not permitted for those under the age of 21. This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 8 years old. Please bring a valid photo ID.
 
Wear comfortable shoes and bring layers as the weather is subject to sudden changes. Often, the coastal weather can be cool with some fog and the afternoons can be much warmer with lots of sunshine. It’s also a good idea to bring sunscreen.
 
This is a ONE-WAY trip and does not include return transportation to San Francisco.
 
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
 
Please note that the rooms booked on your tour are subject to change and may not be identical to those pictured.
 
All cancellations and changes for this tour will be subject to a 10% per person fee.
 

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