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Tour 4 - Garden Tour

Historic Tour
1 hr. 45 min.
Ticket Availability


Tour Description

Garden Tour - includes the estate's botanical gardens, terraces and walkways. Also includes the largest guest house (Casa del Mar) and a close look at the wine cellar. (Tour 4)

Garden Tour is offered April through October.

Tour Details

  • Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Distance: 1.1 miles
  • Number of Steps: 240
  • Accessible: No
  • Effort: Moderate

Important Information

Hearst Castle accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Free day use parking is available for automobiles, motorcycles, tour buses and recreational vehicles.
Large, bulky backpacks, folding chairs, camera bags, tripods and monopods, etc. are not allowed due to the narrow hallways and numerous stairs. No food or drink is permitted on tours.

  • No Food, Chewing Gum, or Beverages other than Bottled Water
  • No Smoking
  • No Large Bags or Backpacks. All bags are subject to inspection
  • No Strollers
  • No Pets
  • No Flash Photography inside any structures
  • No touching or handling of artifacts, artwork, or statuary
  • Please remain on the tour route and with your guide while on guided tours
  • No swimming, wading, or body contact with the water in pools or fountains

  • Amenities

    The Visitor Center offers a variety of food and drink services. Guests may use large outdoor picnic tables or dine indoors.


    Visitors board the Hearst Castle bus at the Visitor Center as they begin their journey for the five mile trip to the top of the hill. The view out of the window shows the natural beauty that attracted William Randolph Hearst to this spectacular location.

    Note: Some Tours may be available only from Hearst Castle on a first-come-first-served basis.