I've read reviews, and done lots of research, but am still confused about the best plan for Hearst Castle.
We will be driving from LA on a Saturday morning in May. I originally thought we'd take an evening tour that night, and a day tour the next morning since I know my mother would want time to walk the grounds and see the estate in the daylight. However, now I'm wondering if taking a day tour will just replicate too much of what's covered already in the evening? Does it makes more sense to just take the Grand Rooms tour when we arrive, and the Upstairs tour the following day? I know the Evening Tour is more expansive, and since it's limited, it seemed silly not to take advantage of the fact we'd be there while they're still offered. But now I'm not so sure. I don't mind spending money on an additional day tour, but would hate to feel like it completely covered everything we'd already seen.
Has anyone done the Evening Tour? I guess I'm just trying to figure out if it's a great experience, or not all that much more special. For the date we're planning, the earliest tour we could take would be at 6:50 p.m. and the latest at 8:30 p.m.
I know this topic has been discussed repeatedly, but I really would appreciate any thoughts or advice. I've read through the forums and reviews, but it's so hard to tell! Thanks in advance!