This tour is recommended for first-time visitors to the California estate. It also has the fewest stairs to climb. Every evening, W. R. Hearst’s guests gathered in the grand social rooms on the ground floor of Casa Grande (his formal name for the twin-towered building, or main house). Follow their footsteps as you travel back in time and experience what it was like to be a guest at The Enchanted Hill—known today as Hearst Castle, one of California’s top attractions. At the end of the guided portion of your tour, stroll on your own through the gardens and wander at your leisure around the Neptune Pool and the Roman Pool—just as Mr. Hearst’s guests did on their vacation in the 1920s and 1930s. Tour highlights include Assembly Room, Refectory, Billiard Room, Theater, Gardens, Neptune Pool and Roman Pool. Approximately 106 stairs, both up and down, and 2/3-mile route to walk.