Enjoy a private guided tour. This private tour can accommodate up to 6 people for a maximum of 4 hours. This tour may access any of the areas of the estate available to the public on the other tours. Private tours are offered during our normal daytime tour operation; however there is limited availability during some time periods. Visitors provide their own transportation from the Hearst Castle Visitor Center to the hilltop estate and return. The driver must present a valid driver’s license on arrival. RVs, buses, and motorcycles are not permitted. Only bottled water may be brought on tour.
Please call the Special Events Office at Hearst Castle at (805) 927-2065 to arrange for this unique and personalized tour experience of Hearst Castle.
TOUR RESERVATION, CHANGE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
A minimum of one week’s notice is required to book private tours, and these tours can be reserved up to one month in advance. The cost for a private tour is $750 paid at the time of booking. MasterCard, Visa, and Discover cards are accepted. Subject to availability, changes in tour date or time can be made for a service fee of $8.00. Reservations cancelled at least 72-hours in advance will be assessed a $14.00 service fee. There is no refund for cancellations of less than 72-hours notice.
This tour is up to 4 hours in length and the number of stairs depends on your customized route. For those who have difficulty walking or standing for lengths of time, we recommend Accessibly Designed Tours.