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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.65
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$25.65

Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide

Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide

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This private Santa Barbara kayaking tour lets you explore the marine life and landmarks of Santa Barbara Harbor and the spectacular coastline on the ‘American Riviera’ along one of four different routes. Take in views of rugged shoreline cliffs and the Santa Ynez Mountains, and be on the lookout for dolphins and seals. This 1.5- to 2.5-hour tour is led by an experienced kayak guide who points out natural features and customizes the speed of the ride according to your skill level.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

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

Private Group Wine Tour of Santa Barbara Wine Country

Private Group Wine Tour of Santa Barbara Wine Country

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Explore Santa Barbara's wine country on a private tour for just you and your group of friends or family. You'll visit four wineries for wine tastings of different varietals, plus enjoy a provided lunch. Up to 14 people can be accommodated with pickup and drop-off in Santa Barbara or surrounding towns.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$315.00
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$315.00
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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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$115.00
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$115.00

Santa Ynez Valley Biking and Wine Tasting Tour

Santa Ynez Valley Biking and Wine Tasting Tour

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Avoid the stuffy minivans and tour buses that go from winery to winery; instead, enjoy the wind in your hair as you cycle around the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley on this charming cycling tour. Head out from Los Olivos and explore the parks, villages and rural landscapes of the Valley. Enjoy a pair of wine tastings and sample locally-grown, locally-produced food at local farms and vineyards.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$151.29
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$151.29

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

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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$166.63

Wine Country Half-Day Bike Tour from Solvang - w/o Lunch

Wine Country Half-Day Bike Tour from Solvang - w/o Lunch

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Santa Barbara Wine Country is one of California’s most diverse wine-growing regions, renowned for its Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon exploring the vineyards, orchards, and olive groves on this half-day bike tour. Along the way, stop to sample a variety of red and white wines, as well as local olive oils and chocolates, and learn more about the region’s wine-making heritage.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.00
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$155.00

Santa Ynez Wine Country Shuttle
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Santa Ynez Wine Country Shuttle

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Our Wine Country Shuttle service allows you to experience 2-3 wineries at your leisure for the day. At each winery you can opt to purchase a tasting or enjoy wine by the glass or bottle. Food options will be available for purchase either at the wineries or in the quaint town of Los Olivos. If you want to explore the breadth and diversity that the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country has to offer this is the tour for you! Our incredible guides will offer interpretation & history about the Santa Ynez Valley throughout the day.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

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

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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Private Guided Pedicab Tour of Solvang with Wine Tasting

Private Guided Pedicab Tour of Solvang with Wine Tasting

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An open-air, eco-friendly bicycle rickshaw (pedicab) ride with a knowledgeable, friendly driver is the perfect way to get to know Solvang for the first time, or find out things you never knew about your favorite little Danish town nestled into the Santa Ynez Valley!
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Authentic Funk Zone Tour
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Authentic Funk Zone Tour

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The Funk Zone (a business, arts, and culture district located just moments from the beach) is one of Santa Barbara’s hippest and most distinctive neighborhoods—and this small-group walking tour makes it easy to discover its highlights. Meet right outside the train station, and come thirsty: you’ll sip the fruits of local vineyards at two different wine tasting rooms. Other stops include an ice cream parlor, plus artsy neighborhood landmarks.
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  • 3 hours
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$125.00
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$125.00

Santa Ynez Wine Tour from Santa Barbara

Santa Ynez Wine Tour from Santa Barbara

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Grapeline is America's top rated wine tour, with more than 3,000 5-star reviews across five California wine regions and voted "Top Wine Tour Company" in USA Today. Rather than having a rigid daily itinerary, Grapeline varies its tours to give guests a "best of" experience, accounting for guest requests, winery events, weather, and many other factors. Since 2002, Grapeline has committed to do one thing and one thing only - be the best wine tour company in the U.S.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.31
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$132.31

Small Group Winery Tour of Santa Ynez Valley

Small Group Winery Tour of Santa Ynez Valley

Grapeline was voted America's top rated wine tour on USA Today and has more than 3,000 5-star reviews across five California wine regions. Rather than having a rigid daily itinerary, Grapeline varies its tours to give guests a "best of" experience, accounting for gust requests, winery events, weather, and many other factors. Since 2002, Grapeline has committed to do one thing and one thing only - be the best wine tour company in the U.S.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.10
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$113.10

The Best of Santa Barbara Walking Tour

The Best of Santa Barbara Walking Tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. You will have a chance to explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. It is the only mission with twin bell towers. It is the only mission that has two founding dates, because Father Serra died after he wrote the first founding date. Mission Santa Barbara is one of California's most beautiful relics from the 18th century. You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings and corners of Santa Barbara. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
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$234.88
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Private 10-hour tour to Santa Barbara & Solvang from Los Angeles - Hotel pick up

Private 10-hour tour to Santa Barbara & Solvang from Los Angeles - Hotel pick up

Swap the LA hubbub for Mediterranean cool and Danish calm without even leaving the state on this full-day tour to Santa Barbara and Solvang. Learn about Santa Barbara’s Spanish heritage as you stroll between palms and white facades, then discover Danish architecture and replica landmarks in the charming town of Solvang. Benefit from your private guide’s personalized attention throughout and enjoy hassle-free transfer with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$749.50
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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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$24.50
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Highlights of Hollywood VIP Day Trip Private Party of 4

Highlights of Hollywood VIP Day Trip Private Party of 4

Only a few days in California? Or just want some fresh air and a day out of Santa Barbara? Have you dreamed of seeing The sights of Hollywood within a day? This individualized tour takes no more than four guest to Hollywood's most famous landmarks. The tour is in a private vehicle with door to door service. This tour also comes with your own professional photographer so feel like a star!
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$334.00
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