CENTRAL COAST Wine Tour & HEARST CASTLE TOUR FROM LA OR SF

An exciting, fun filled 3-day experience to discover the treasures on California’s Central Coast Wine Country departing from Los Angeles or San Francisco. 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. You’re sure to fall in love with the dreamlike beauty of California’s Central Coast on this 3-day package.

Currently available as a private tour package until Hearst Castle reopens.

$359
$200 Deposit
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California Coast adventure from Los Angeles or san Francisco

An exciting, fun filled 3-day experience to discover the treasures on California’s Central Coast departing from Los Angeles or San Francisco.
 
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.
 
You’re sure to fall in love with the dreamlike beauty of California’s Central Coast on this 3-day package.
 

Tours from Los Angeles

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Tours from San Francisco

  • Central Coast Hearst Castle & Wine Tour | Round-Trip SF
  • Central Coast Hearst Castle & Wine Tour | SF to LA
  • 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 one winery 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

Day 1:

You will board the train to Paso Robles and 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 In Paso Robles 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 a tasting at a winery in Paso Robles (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 train in the early afternoon.

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 ride.

  • Train Tickets 
  • 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 a winery in Paso Robles (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!
  • Your time in Tin City is at your own expense
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Gratuity for your guide

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.

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.

Reviews from Our Guests

  • Unforgettable Experience Wow! This trip was perfection and couldn’t be more happy with our experience. Lars was so friendly and so knowledgeable.

    Every single winery we went to was so tasty and the staff was incredible. I can’t recommend this experience enough! It was our anniversary trip and they made us feel so special at every stop. Kristina planned out our trip perfectly and I can’t wait to come back and do it again.

    Seriously I can’t tell you how amazing and perfect this trip was and you need to book this trip you won’t regret it. Thank you Lars and Kristina for an unforgettable trip! Simply perfection!

    Catrina
    TripAdvisor
  • We had a GREAT time We had a GREAT time.

    Kristina was more than accommodating with our requests. She made recommendations based on our preferences of wine and went above and beyond to help he have a great time.

    We even had our fluffy goldendoodle in tour and she had all our stops dog friendly without a worry for us! She even went above and beyond to give us restaurant recommendations as well!We'll be back!

    Rebecca P.
    Yelp
  • Best Time with Toast Tours! We had the best time with Toast Tours on our visit to Hearst Castle and Paso wine tasting. Lars and Kristina are wonderful tour operators. I am a seasoned traveler and would highly, highly recommend their tours.

    Rita
    Yelp

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Round-Trip LA:
    • Day 1: Depart 10:10 from Los Angeles
    • Day 1: Arrive 4:37pm in Paso Robles
    • Day 3: Depart 1:38pm from Paso Robles
    • Day 3: Arrive 9:00pm in Los Angeles

  • Round-Trip SF:
    • Day 1: Depart 8:50am from Oakland, Jack London Square
    • Day 1: Arrive 1:38pm in Paso Robles
    • Day 3: Depart 4:37pm from Paso Robles
    • Day 3: Arrive 9:24pm in Oakland, Jack London Square

  • San Francisco to Paso Robles to Los Angeles:
    • Day 1: Depart 8:50am from Oakland, Jack London Square
    • Day 1: Arrive 1:38pm in Paso Robles
    • Day 3: Depart 1:38pm from Paso Robles
    • Day 3: Arrive 9:00pm in Los Angeles

  • Los Angeles to Paso Robles to San Francisco:
    • Day 1: Depart 10:10 from Los Angeles
    • Day 1: Arrive 4:37pm in Paso Robles
    • Day 3: Depart 4:37pm from Paso Robles
    • Day 3: Arrive 9:24pm in Oakland, Jack London Square


We recommend arriving to the train station 30 minutes to 1 hour before your scheduled departure time.
Please keep in mind, the Coast Starlight is a grand West Coast Train Adventure, en route daily between Los Angeles and Seattle and is frequently subject to delays. If your train is delayed, you will leave or arrive later, but it should not affect your guided Hearst Castle & Wine tour which is on Day 2 of the trip.

Paso Robles is halfway in between San Francisco and Los Angeles, but depending on the direction and the leg travel time is different.

You can expect the following travel times:

  • The travel time between Oakland (San Francisco) and Paso Robles by train is about 5 hours (Coast Starlight Train 11).
  • The travel time between Paso Robles and Los Angeles is about 7.5 hours (Coast Starlight Train 11).
  • The travel time between Los Angeles and Paso Robles is about 6.5 hours (Coast Starlight Train 14).
  • The travel time between Paso Robles and Oakland (San Francisco) is about 5 hours (Coast Starlight Train 14).

All connections are direct.

On the Amtrak Train luggage is limited to 2 personal items, 14x11x7 inches (35 x 28 x 18 cm) / 25lbs (11 kg) per item, and 2 bags, 28x22x14 inches (71 x 56 x 36 cm) / 50lbs (23 kg) per bag, per passenger.

You may be charged a baggage fee or denied boarding if your items exceed these limitations.

The Amtrak website has specific carry-on baggage information.

Please note: There is no checked bag service at the Paso Robles train station, so you must carry your bags onto the train with you.

The Coast Starlight is a grand West Coast Train Adventure, en route daily between Los Angeles and Seattle and is frequently subject to delays.

If your train is delayed, you will arrive later at your destination, but it should not affect your tour which is on Day 2 of the trip.

Be sure to check updated train information and plan accordingly. You can check the train status at: traintracker.toasttours.com.

For the most accurate time, you may also download the Amtrak App.

In the event of a severe delay or train cancellation, please contact us immediately and we will work to find an alternative solution.

No. Seats are not assigned and you will be able to choose your seat upon boarding the train. Amtrak cannot guarantee that you will be able to sit with other members in your party, unless you are traveling with a child.

You will have a seat reserved in Coach Class, unless you choose to upgrade to the Business Class seat option.

With business class seats you will be seated in a dedicated Business Class train car, with more spacious legroom.

Upon boarding, you will receive a complimentary bottle of water and an on-board credit which may be redeemed in the dining or lounge cars.

In Los Angeles, you will have access to the Metropolitan Lounge (Hours of Operation: 5:00am – 10:00pm) located on the second floor, above the ticket office.

Amenities in the lounge include comfortable, quiet lounge seating, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, snacks and free WiFi.

Yes. The café car is always available for to enjoy a snack or to grab items for takeaway.

Seated dining is also a fun and memorable option on the train and is available by reservation for lunch or dinner. You can make reservations ON THE TRAIN only for seated dining in the dining car.

Breakfast is available without a reservation.

You can check the Amtrak Website for more information and hours offered.

No, there is no WiFi available in the train or our mini-bus. There is free WiFi in your hotel room.

Hotel check-in time is at 4:00 pm. Your luggage can be stored prior to 4:00pm. Hotel check-out time is 11:00 am. Arrangements may be made for late check-out, depending on availability.

Breakfast is included with your hotel stay and is available in the hotel starting at 6:00am Monday – Friday and 7:00am on Saturday & Sunday.

It is a good idea to bring layers and sunscreen. The coastal weather at San Simeon and Cambria can be very cool and foggy, and Paso Robles can be much warmer with sunny hot weather in the summer.

There are extreme temperature swings from day to night, so mornings and evenings can be much colder as well, with a possible 40F degree temperature swing between day and night.

Wear comfortable shoes, as The Grand Rooms Tour is 60 minutes long and includes approximately 160 steps, both up and down, and a 2/3 mile walk.