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Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour
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Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour

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A beautiful, scenic tour of California’s Central Coast Wine Region perfect for any wine lover! This Santa Ynez wine tour features tastings are three local wineries, lunch in the Santa Ynez Valley*, door-to-door shuttle service and a knowledgeable guide for the day. Wineries visited will vary based on availability. Your guide will discuss local history and insights into the Santa Ynez wine region along the way. *Please Note: Lunch is not included on Saturdays or Sundays due to winery restrictions on weekends. There will be lunch options available for purchase at the wineries.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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$169.00

Santa Barbara Kayak Tour

Santa Barbara Kayak Tour

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Get another perspective on the southern California coast during this leisurely kayak tour in Santa Barbara. Learn the basics of kayaking from your guide, and hear about Santa Barbara’s natural history and marine life during your tour. Includes use of all kayaking gear.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

Small-Group Santa Barbara Wine Tour (MAX 7 GUESTS) to Private Locations
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Small-Group Santa Barbara Wine Tour (MAX 7 GUESTS) to Private Locations

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Tour Santa Barbara wine country with a private guide on this full day outing. Perfect for couples and small groups who appreciate exclusivity, this tour visits intimate, family-owned vineyards not typically open to the general public. Get the VIP treatment with tours of the cellars and vineyards, often with the owners themselves. You’ll never stand at a crowded tasting bar on this tour—it’s red carpet treatment all the way.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$193.47
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$193.47

Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

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Eat delicious lunch food, drink great drinks and learn about downtown Santa Barbara on this 3.5ish-hour walking tour. Indulge your palate for a few hours with sipping, sampling, and savoring. You will enjoy food from 5-6+ local eateries, 1-2 wine tastings or 1 wine tasting plus another alcoholic beverage (depends on the day, it could be wine, beer or a cocktail). Go where locals like to go. This fun, informative and local walking lunch tour is sure to pleasantly fill you up and entertain the whole family. Great for a daytime activity and awesome way to learn about other places to eat and drink on your visit! TOURS CAN EASILY BE MADE PRIVATE - please email, call or text us for more information regarding private experiences. IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WALKING OR HEALTH ISSUES, please let us know, we do occasionally offer slower paced tours or please consider a private tour experience to meet your comfort level.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.00
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$130.00

Historic Santa Barbara Food Tasting Tour
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Historic Santa Barbara Food Tasting Tour

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Savor the best of historic Santa Barbara on a 3.5-hour culinary walking tour through the heart of this scenic, seaside city. Meet local chefs and artisans as you explore alongside your local guide, and get an insider’s take on the vibrant gourmet scene. Sample locally-made wines, handcrafted chocolate and gourmet cheese at a series of six tasting stops that include a public market, wineries and boutiques. Learn a bit of local history as you trace the relaxed course, which blends essential landmarks with hidden gems and local favorites.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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$129.00

Private Santa Barbara History and Architecture Walking Tour

Private Santa Barbara History and Architecture Walking Tour

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Santa Barbara offers a wealth of history and architectural splendor—and this private walking tour is the perfect way to discover the city’s highlights and lesser-known attractions alike. Set off with your guide at a time that works best for you, and visit landmarks like El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, City Hall, and the Granada Theatre. Learn about everything from the city’s origins to adobe construction as you go.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Santa Barbara Trolley Tour

Santa Barbara Trolley Tour

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All Aboard Santa Barbara’s Original & Longest Running Trolley Tour and Charter Services See the American Riviera in 90 minutes Santa Barbara sightseeing at its finest on the original, fully narrated Santa Barbara Trolley Tour. For 30 years, we've been providing trolley tours in the Santa Barbara community. Join us as we visit local hot spots such as the Santa Barbara Courthouse, Santa Barbara Zoo, Museum of Natural History, the historic Santa Barbara Mission, and more, all fully narrated by our energetic and knowledgeable tour guides! Our pick up location is only a 10 minute walk from Stearns Wharf, at the Visitor Center located at 1 Garden St.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$25.65
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$25.65

Private All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour from Santa Barbara

Private All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour from Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara is home to some of California’s top wineries—and this private, half-day tour offers the perfect introduction to the region’s vineyards. Leave the driving and logistics to your guide, and set off at a time that works best for you. You’ll visit three different wineries in the Santa Rita Hills, Santa Ynez, and Los Olivos growing regions, and will enjoy generous samplings at each. A gourmet picnic lunch is also included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.00
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$195.00
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All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour from Santa Barbara
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All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour from Santa Barbara

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Enjoy a picnic and some of Santa Barbara’s best local wines. Tour four vineyards, and sample a variety of wines at each one. See the wine-making process for yourself with a behind-the-scenes explanation from a winemaker. The best vineyards are selected depending on the time of year you visit, so you see a range of wineries with different atmospheres and strengths.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.63
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Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour

Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour

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Taste some of Santa Barbara’s great wines as you visit top winemaking destinations in Santa Ynez Valley. Make four stops for tastings at a mix of family-owned vineyards and small-production tasting rooms, and enjoy a picnic lunch. You’ll get an intimate experience of the wine region as you sample the wines and hear from your guide about winemaking in California.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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Santa Barbara Electric Bike Rentals

Santa Barbara Electric Bike Rentals

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One of the best ways to explore Santa Barbara is by bike; avoid becoming fatigued and rent an electric bike to discover the coastal city. Cruise around the pier, Stearns Wharf, Point Castillo, 1000 Steps Beach, and many more points of interest. Electric bikes are easy to use and come with three different modes to help get you around town.
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  • 1 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.95
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Santa Ynez Valley Wine by Bike Tour
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Santa Ynez Valley Wine by Bike Tour

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After pickup from your hotel, set out in the morning by luxury van to the Santa Ynez Valley. On arrival, the winery staff will offer a selection of wines by the glass or bottle while your guide prepares your cycling equipment. Once you're fitted with a comfortable bicycle, you'll pedal to the second winery & enjoy a delicious lunch*. You'll pass by beautiful ranches & other points of interest, such as Summerset Farm & Dale's Nursery & the quaint town of Ballard. Cold beverages & water are provided throughout the day. Our two most frequented favorites on this bike tour are The Brander Vineyard & Rideau Vineyard. Each establishment offers vintages & award-winning selections. You'll gain insight into specific blends & selections from the winery staff, including managers & winemakers who may appear at private tours. *Lunch is not included on Saturdays or Sundays due to winery restrictions on weekends. There will be lunch options available for purchase at the wineries.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.00
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Private Guided Wine Country Tour from Santa Barbara

Private Guided Wine Country Tour from Santa Barbara

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Relax and enjoy a wine tour with your family and friends. We work with 25+ wineries, so the route varies from day to day and is tailored to your group’s preferences. Choose up to four wineries from our list of small production and family-owned wineries, or simply tell us your wine preferences and we will do all the work for you. We visit estate wineries on this tour. *Please provide your email at the time of booking for important tour updates. *Gratuities are not included. Please tip your guide.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$375.00
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$375.00

Santa Barbara Downtown Cocktails and History Walking Tour
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Santa Barbara Downtown Cocktails and History Walking Tour

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Stroll through downtown Santa Barbara with a guide and small group to get the most out of your visit. You'll benefit from insightful commentary as you visit some of the top attractions, as well as some eateries you might not find on your own. Purchase food or drinks at the three historical cocktail bars and listen to the explanation of why each is significant. Traveling with a small group means you'll get plenty of attention from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Santa Barbara Wildlife and History Kayaking Tour
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Santa Barbara Wildlife and History Kayaking Tour

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Explore California’s gorgeous coast on a scenic kayak tour. With a knowledgeable, experienced guide leading the way, bring the whole family and navigate Santa Barbara’s picturesque waterfront. Learn about the region's history and wildlife, admire the rugged coastal mountains, and watch for pelicans and egrets, dolphins and sea lions. You may even see a family of gray whales on its annual migration.
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  • 2 hours
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$60.00
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Private Guided Hiking Experience in Ojai

Private Guided Hiking Experience in Ojai

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Whether you are in town for the day from nearby Los Angeles or Santa Barbara County, planning an anniversary or birthday celebration for a small group or your company, yoga retreat, wedding party, family reunion or team building, we are the hiking company for you! When you meet Ian and Stacy you will find two spirited world travelers who share their love of adventure and the outdoors. This has taken them on hiking trails in Hawaii, Alaska, Greece, New Zealand, Peru, England, Mexico, Switzerland, Italy, Africa, Germany, France, South Pacific, Oregon, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Eastern Sierras. We will accommodate any level of fitness from beginner to moderate hiker to weekend warrior and anyone in between. Minimum signup is 2 people.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$82.06
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Breakfast and Lunch Food Tasting Experience in Santa Barbara

Breakfast and Lunch Food Tasting Experience in Santa Barbara

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Saturday Morning Outing: Start your Saturday morning off right with a B.L.T. (Breakfast, Lunch and Treat) food tasting experience. Enjoy four stops in the historic cultural arts district of downtown Santa Barbara for a unique epicurean journey that explores the rich local food culture.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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Enchanted Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Ghost Storytelling Tour

Enchanted Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Ghost Storytelling Tour

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Learn all about Santa Barbara’s spookiest ghost stories and supposedly haunted highlights—and enjoy top-rated local wine as part of the experience—on this two-in-one, small-group tour. Meet your guide right at an area winery, indulge in sips and samples, and listen to their tales of paranormal encounters. Then embark on a walking tour around town, from El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park to City Hall and Chinatown.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour

Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour

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Explore Santa Barbara by electric bike, covering plenty of ground on a morning or afternoon excursion. Ride your easy-to-use beach cruiser to key landmarks such as State Street and the Santa Barbara Mission as your knowledgeable guide shares the city’s history during this Santa Barbara bike tour. Have your camera ready as you glide along the renowned Pacific coastline. Numbers are limited to five people, ensuring personalized attention and a small-group experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Small-Group Wine Tasting Tour of Santa Barbara Wine Country
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Small-Group Wine Tasting Tour of Santa Barbara Wine Country

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Visit wineries that are not open to the public on this exclusive wine tasting tour. Drive through the scenic Santa Ynez Valley and visit small, family-owned establishments where you’ll taste wines and visit barrel rooms, often with the owners themselves. There’s never any standing at a crowded bar with other guests—all tastings are seated and private.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$194.12
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Santa Barbara Small-Group Wine Tour to ONLY Private Vineyard Estates & Wineries
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Santa Barbara Small-Group Wine Tour to ONLY Private Vineyard Estates & Wineries

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Many wine tasting tours in the Santa Barbara region stop at large commercial wineries with crowded bars and cellar door tasting rooms. Avoid the crowds and savor a more intimate wine tasting experience on this tour around exclusive private estates and small-production wineries that aren’t open to the public. Sample premium wines in private tasting rooms and go behind the scenes with winemakers and owner-operators to discover the secrets behind their wines.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.13
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Santa Barbara Vineyard to Table Taste Tour by Bike

Santa Barbara Vineyard to Table Taste Tour by Bike

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Ride through the towns and vineyards of the Santa Ynez Valley wine region on this bike tour with transport from Santa Barbara. With a guide, you'll pedal a Rad Power E-bike or Specialized Sport bike to a winery and other spots for wine tastings, an olive-oil tasting, and an Italian-inspired picnic lunch. A bike tour allows you to enjoy better views of the scenery than from inside a car, and three different distance options are offered to suit your ability and preference.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.54
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Santa Ynez Valley Cupcake and Wine Tour
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Santa Ynez Valley Cupcake and Wine Tour

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This wine tour features a delicious sampling of cupcakes from a local bakery. Your group will be picked up by an air-conditioned shuttle in the morning. We will preview the day and head up to Santa Ynez Valley. Once there, you will enjoy wine tasting at three of the area's best wineries. Wineries visited vary based on availability. Your group will visit beautiful Los Olivos and enjoy an incredible cupcake and wine tasting. Your guides will cover local human history and insight into the wine region along the way. Included: - Pick Up from Your Hotel - Cupcake tasting - All wine tasting fees - you will visit 3 wineries of those listed - Deli-style lunch (Not included on Saturdays or Sundays due to winery restrictions on weekends. There will be lunch options available for purchase at the wineries.)
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.00
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$179.00

Santa Barbara Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour and Game

Santa Barbara Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour and Game

Enjoy a guided walking tour of beautiful and interesting parts of Santa Barbara while following clues on your smartphone and solving interesting puzzles along the tour. Play the game on your smartphone with your group as the game guides you through the city. Score points for correct answers and try to get the high score on the leaderboard. See major attractions as well as less-known gems of Santa Barbara on this unique scavenger hunt and walking tour. Play any time that fits your schedule! There is no in-person guide you have to wait for! Tour downtown Santa Barbara and see State Street, the Presidio, Anacapa Street, the Courthouse building, and more. Your group of 2 to 6 people works together to solve the 22 challenges on the scavenger hunt. Wear comfortable shoes! You'll walk about 2 miles along this scavenger hunt tour. Explore the city at your own pace Enjoy fun challenges with family and friends Discover Santa Barbara's hidden gems and historic sights Perfect for all ages
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.50
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What people are saying about Santa Barbara Tours

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Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour
"Our guide Johannes was amazing, patient and knowledgeable. The tour was excellent and very good value for money. Would highly recommend"..."
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Santa Barbara Kayak Tour
"Beth had a bubbly personality and did a great job sharing her knowledge of the harbor. We were all pretty inexperienced and she made it so much fun. This was the best Experience we had while visiting Santa Barbara."..."
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Small-Group Santa Barbara Wine Tour (MAX 7 GUESTS) to Private Locations
"Wonderful experience, very knowledgeable and great quality wines. Will definitely book again and recommend to others."..."
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Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour
"Linda was very informative on the history of Santa Barbara, we really enjoyed the food and wine and getting to see a bit of the city"..."
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Historic Santa Barbara Food Tasting Tour
"Our tour guide Sandy has so much knowledge about history in the area. It was very informative. She went extra mile when she’s not supposed to. She answered our questions well. We’re so happy and very satisfied. We had a great time."..."
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Private Santa Barbara History and Architecture Walking Tour
"Learning little known interesting facts about Santa Barbara history. Tour guide engaging and keep our interest for several hours."..."
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Santa Barbara Trolley Tour
"Awesome tour. Nice to take for a little break around town. Trolley guy is very knowledgeable. Highly recommend it."..."
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Private All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour from Santa Barbara
"Overall it was a great experience. The second winery wasn’t our favorite looked all abandoned, but the other two were great! John was an awesome driver. Would definitely recommend."..."
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All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour from Santa Barbara
"Chris is a awesome tour guide. Full of information and very personal. She was knowledgeable about the region And the wines and made sure everyone had a good time."..."
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Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour
"Great time! Loved the wineries and the lunch. Everyone was very nice and welcoming from our driver to the staff at the wineries. Would highly recommend!!"..."
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Santa Ynez Valley Wine by Bike Tour
"Caco is the absolute best host! He gives great details about the area, landscaping, lakes, weather as well as history of the region’s wineries and owners. You’ll receive training and directions for the bike adventure and he’s there as a guide, a rest and retreat for the entire trip. The first stop has a nice variety of tastings, BUY HERE! Buy a candle, cheese and of course the wine. Next to olive oil tasting. BUY HERE. My breakfast potatoes have been kicked up a few notches thanks to the rosemary. The final location, is outdoor picnic style under a shaded tees where Caco sets up nicely. The sandwiches are quite tasty, I recommend anything with pesto! Then you’ll dropped off at your pick up location and Caco send us off with well wishes and a smile."..."
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Santa Barbara Downtown Cocktails and History Walking Tour
"Our first day in town and this tour was a great way to walk around and learn the area. Melissa was very informative and had great drink/food suggestions along the way."..."
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Santa Barbara Wildlife and History Kayaking Tour
"Private tour of the pretty coast with an excellent and friendly guide. Kids loved it as did we! The facility was well run."..."
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Breakfast and Lunch Food Tasting Experience in Santa Barbara
"Our host Joseph was amazing and very informative. Such a people person.. loved him❤️. I will definitely be taking this tour again!"..."
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Enchanted Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Ghost Storytelling Tour
"The small group enhanced the experience and Julie’s wealth of Santa Barbara stories. We enjoyed it so much and would highly recommend this rich encounter."..."
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Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour
"Davis did a great job keeping us moving on our e-bike tour. The master if puns. We had a great day and saw a nice chunk of SB and learned some history along the way."..."
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Small-Group Wine Tasting Tour of Santa Barbara Wine Country
"Excellent, intimate, small group wine tour. Steve, our host, was very attentive and personable. Each stop was super unique and provided a different feel from the next. The owner/operators that we met were passionate and knowledge in their craft and made the time go by almost too quickly. Oh ya, the wines were amazing too!"..."
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Santa Barbara Small-Group Wine Tour to ONLY Private Vineyard Estates & Wineries
"We had such a great time. Scott was a great tour guide. The wine and weather were fantastic! 10 of 10"..."
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Santa Barbara Vineyard to Table Taste Tour by Bike
"William was extremely knowledgeable in grape growing and Wine tasting! The e-bike experience was so fun! I think I'm going to purchase an e-bike now! Pretty easy ride for beginner cyclists 😉. Highly recommend!!!"..."
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Santa Ynez Valley Cupcake and Wine Tour
"Loved everything. Our driver caco was excellent thank you for making this a great experience. Definitely will be back"..."

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