Santa Barbara, Solvang and Hearst Castle Day Trip from Los Angeles

Santa Barbara, Solvang and Hearst Castle Day Trip from Los Angeles 12 hours

Tour Code : From $120

Destination : Los Angeles, Old Mission Santa Barbara, Solvang, Hearst Castle

Experience spectacular views and awe-inspiring sights along the California coast!   You can enjoy one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives on this day trip from Los Angeles. As you journey along the beautiful California coast, you’ll visit Santa Barbara’s harbor, beaches, and picturesque Spanish Mission, and see the quaint Danish village of Solvang. You’ll also stroll through famous wine shops and continue on to the magnificent Hearst Castle, home of famed newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst. This is a day trip that will live long in your memory!

Itinerary & Price


  • Full-day trip from Los Angeles
  • Scenic tour of the Southern and Central California coasts
  • Visit Santa Barbara and see the Spanish Mission
  • Stroll through Solvang, an authentic Danish town
  • Tour Hearst Castle
  • Entertaining and informative commentary from your tour guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation in a deluxe van or bus

Step outside the greater Los Angeles area and visit three of Southern California’s most celebrated places! You’ll leave LA in the morning, heading north along the Pacific Coast to your first stop, Santa Barbara. Here, you’ll tour Old Mission Santa Barbara, the Spanish Mission that gives the town its name, and learn how these Spanish religious centers were essential to settling the entire state of California. You’ll see the Santa Barbara harbor and have the opportunity to take photos of the beautiful beaches before continuing on your tour.

Next, you’ll drive north to Solvang, a quaint Danish town in the middle of the Santa Ynes Valley, featured prominently in the acclaimed movie Sideways. You’ll be delighted by Solvang’s Danish architecture and the Little Mermaid statue, based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen. This is a replica of the iconic statue in Copenhagen. Finally, browse the Danish bakeries and wine shops before returning to your coach.

From Solvang, your road trip travels further north to Hearst Castle. This unforgettable tour takes you through William Randolph Hearst’s notoriously opulent estate, famous as much for its guests as its décor. A favorite of the stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Hearst Castle is filled with art treasures and architecture from around the world – you’ll see Greek vases from 800 BC next to rare oriental carpets and magnificent statuary. Invitations to Hearst Castle were highly coveted in the 20s and 30s, so be sure to take pictures of the castle and its riches to prove you were there.

Following your tour of Hearst Castle, you’ll board the coach for the scenic drive back to Los Angeles. It will be the perfect relaxing end to your full-day trip along the California coast.


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  • Live commentary on board
  • Admission to Hearst Castle
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges


  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)


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