Hearst Castle // © 2011 Janeen Christoff
For the summer season, Hearst Castle is offering a special set of tours for grounds visitors. The Grand Rooms Tour allows guests to see the ground floor of Casa Grande, including the assembly room, refectory and billiard room. With the Upstairs Suites Tour, visitors will see Hearst’s private suite as well as the library and guest suites. Finally, the Cottages and Kitchen Tour makes its way through the wine cellar, kitchen and two guest houses. Guests of each tour will have the opportunity to experience a taste of Hearst Castle that would have been familiar to Hearst’s own guests. At the end of each tour, guests can stroll through the gardens, view the Neptune and Roman pools and take in the ocean views at their own pace.
With a shorter guided portion of the tour, guests will have a greater opportunity to explore without the tour group if they wish. Visitors who would like to take an additional tour may do so without returning to the visitor center and will receive ten percent off the price of their next tour.