FOR RESERVATIONS / 1-800-444-4445 to make reservations online www.hearstcastle.com
In the Santa Lucia Mountains of California on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, craftsmen labored nearly 28 years to create La Cuesta Encantada “The Enchanted Hill”, a magnificent estate of 165 rooms, and 127 acres of gardens, terraces, pools, and walkways. Its rooms were furnished with an impressive collection of Spanish and Italian antiques and art.
All tours include a half mile walk and 150 to 400 stairs. Daytime tours take about 1 hour and 45 minutes, including bus trips to and from the Visitor Center. Tour 1 is recommended for first-time visitors. Strollers are not permitted on tours. A wheelchair accessible tour of the Castle is available by reservation.
Tickets are sold for specific tour times and may be charged to your MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card. Tours depart from the Visitor Center by bus and an audio tape program provides background information during the 15 minute, 5-mile trip up to the Castle. Since tours often sell out in advance, reservations are recommended.
Hearst Castle is open for tours daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Four daytime tours and one Evening Tour are available. Day tours usually begin at 8:20 AM daily (December start times may vary). The last tour starts at 3:20 PM in winter, later in summer. Evening Tour start times vary according to the time of sunset.
For Reservations 1-800-444-4445. Castle information only 927-2020. Reservations may also be made in person at the Hearst Castle ticket office, open daily. Purchase tickets online at: www.hearstcastle.org/tours/ticket_info.asp or call (800) 444-4445 for specific times.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC THEATER HEARST CASTLE
Located in San Simeon at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center