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San Francisco: Central Coast Castle & Wine Tour by Train

Product ID: 275742
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Discover the treasures of California’s Central Coast on this 3-day adventure from San Francisco. Travel by train to the stunning Paso Robles region, enjoy several wine tasting sessions, and visit the famous Hearst Castle.
About this activity
Duration: 3 days
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  • Join a unique 3-day tour to California's picturesque Central Coast from San Francisco
  • Journey in style by train and take in the beautiful scenery on this famous train route
  • Enjoy a fully guided tour of the extravagant Hearst Castle and taste wines in the famous Paso Robles wine region
  • Explore, shop, and eat in the charming seaside town of Cambria
  • Discover the hidden town of Paso Robles and find out why it was rated one of the 'Top 25 Coolest Towns' in America
Full description
The tour departs from the vibrant waterfront destination of Jack London Square, just across San Francisco Bay. From here, board the Coast Starlight train, widely regarded as one of the most spectacular train routes in America. Arrive in Paso Robles in the early afternoon, a picturesque township where cowboy country meets world-class wine. After check-in at your hotel, enjoy free time for the rest of the day to explore Paso Robles at your leisure. There’s plenty to see and do in the town, including the charming downtown plaza, local boutiques, craft breweries, distilleries, cider houses, cafes, restaurants, and more.

Day 2 starts with a picturesque drive to the famous Hearst Castle, once the location of lavish celebrity parties in the 1920s. Explore the Castle on a tour of the Grand Rooms and Main House, and learn about the rich secrets that live within the walls. Afterwards, head over to the charming coastal town of Cambria for some free time to wander around the shops, art galleries, restaurants, and more.

In the afternoon, travel through the stunning Santa Lucia mountains as you go deeper into Paso Robles wine country and enjoy three unique and delightful wine tasting experiences. Taste the flavors of Californian wine, learn about the process of wine making, and how to select and serve wine like a pro. On the journey back to your hotel, travel along the breathtaking California Pacific Coast Highway before enjoying more free time in Paso Robles. On day 3, enjoy the morning and early afternoon exploring at your leisure before boarding the Coast Starlight train back to San Francisco. Once aboard, you can opt to make a dinner reservation in the dining car, which is an experience itself and highly recommended.
  • Round trip train tickets from Oakland (San Francisco) to Paso Robles
  • A guided tour of the Grand Rooms of Hearst Castle
  • Guided wine country tour
  • Shuttle pickup/drop-off from train station to hotel in Paso Robles
  • Two nights of accommodation in Paso Robles (breakfast included)
  • 2 local boutique wineries where tasting fees are included
  • A visit to Tin City
  • Complimentary chilled bottled water on day 2
  • Knowledgeable, friendly, experienced and professional local guide on day 2
What’s Not Included
  • Your time in Tin City is at your own expense
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Shipping boxes and wine skins available for purchase
  • Gratuities for your guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

You'll board the train to Paso Robles at the Jack London Square Amtrak Station

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Know before you go
• It is a good idea to wear layers since the coastal weather at San Simeon and Cambria can be much cooler than Paso Robles and there may be some fog in the mornings
• By the time the tour returns to Paso Robles it can be very sunny and hot, with extreme temperature swings. So it is also a good idea to bring sunscreen
• Wear comfortable shoes as The Grand Rooms Tour is 60 minutes long and includes approximately 160 steps
• Only the 2nd day of this trip is guided
• Choose between a single or double occupancy hotel room

From US$ 989 Per group up to 1

Organized by

Toast Tours LLC

Product ID: 275742