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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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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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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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$218.47
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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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$213.89
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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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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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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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Wine Tasting Tour from Santa Barbara
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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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Join-In Social Wine Tour from Solvang

Join-In Social Wine Tour from Solvang

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Enjoy a social, fun day in Santa Ynez wine country in this join-in wine tour. You will make new friends and taste world-class wines from Santa Barbara. You will be pick up at your hotel in Buellton, Solvang, Santa Ynez, or Los Olivos and along with other travelers visit 4 wineries in Santa Barbara wine country. The groups will be no more than 8 people in order to keep them intimate. You will meet passionate winemakers, hear their stories, and see the beautiful sights of Santa Barbara wine country. You will also enjoy a tasty picnic lunch at one of the beautiful wineries overlooking vineyards. At the end of the day, you will be taken back to your hotel for a well deserved nap from a fun-filled day. Depending on the tour, you maybe tasting wines where Miles and Jack from the movie Sideways went tasting. Pick ups 10:30 -11:00 am Taste & lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Drop offs at hotels 3:30 - 4:00 pm Bottled water and light snacks included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$235.00
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Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour

Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour

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Indulge your passions for food, photography and fun during this 3-hour, small-group, culinary and picture-taking tour in Santa Barbara. Dig into some tasty food and drink during stops at three different local eateries, a microbrewery, two wineries and a distillery in the city’s artsy Funk Zone. As you snack and imbibe, you’ll get helpful tips to capture high-quality food photography using anything from a smartphone to a high-end digital SLR. This small-group trip, limited to 14 guests, includes a guide and all food and drink.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Soar Above Beautiful Santa Barbara

Soar Above Beautiful Santa Barbara

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Welcome to Santa Barbara’s most exhilarating attraction, and California’s top-rated parasail operator. Join us for a life-changing experience while you soar above the Santa Barbara coastline. Our expert captains are all licensed by the United States Coast Guard and are sure to offer your family the safest experience while flying high over the water. We’re located at the end of the historic Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara’s #1 attraction. There’s plenty to see and do before and after your parasailing flight. Ready for an adventure? Book now for an unforgettable experience. We look forward to serving you.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Santa Ynez Valley Biking and Wine Tasting Tour
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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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$179.00
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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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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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$189.00
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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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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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City & Sand Electric Bike Tour

City & Sand Electric Bike Tour

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The only tour in Santa Barbara that takes you on the sand of our famous beaches on your very own fat tire electric bike! Prepare to take in Santa Barbara's most stunning oceanfront views as you glide in between the waves and the palm trees. This Electric Bike Tour involves riding on the beach as well as biking through town on the boardwalk and downtown promenade. If you're looking for the must-do activity that shows you everything Santa Barbara has to offer this is the bike tour for you.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
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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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Wine Tasting and Santa Barbara Ghost Storytelling and Walking Tour

Wine Tasting and Santa Barbara Ghost Storytelling and Walking 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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Electric Bike Adventure in Santa Barbara Wine Country

Electric Bike Adventure in Santa Barbara Wine Country

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Explore the Santa Barbara wine region by electric bike on a self-guided tour from Los Olivos. Your package includes a Pedego Electric Bike with carrying satchel, wine trail map, and cold bottled water. With an electric bike, you can cover more ground without tiring, and switch on the motor when you need it. Staff are able to make recommendations and reservations to customize your itinerary to your interests.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.00
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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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2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai

2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai

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Ojai has a 100-year history of ceramics. Our studio, located a mile from the city center, is surrounded by nature, in the midst of a fruit orchard. We are the primary working studio for the great artists of the Ojai Valley. Visitors may watch potters work, and may "try their hand" at a range of techniques. After making their pottery, they may come back on another day to trim or glaze it, or they may pay a small fee for one of the potters to trim, glaze and high-fire the work. We will even ship the pieces anywhere in the country...
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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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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Santa Barbara Ghost Tour - Dead of the Night Outdoor Walking Adventure

Santa Barbara Ghost Tour - Dead of the Night Outdoor Walking Adventure

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Welcome to the city of Friendly Ghosts! An exclusive experience with a maximum of 15 people on a tour. It is a perfect way to end your evening while enjoying SB. Our 1 hour and 30 minute walking tours have curated content from first hand accounts. You'll hear stories from as far back as the Old Spanish Days and from the different cultures that have called Santa Barbara home. Each guest will receive a gift bag of snacks! This is an "outdoor" walking tour only. This tour is a traditional history and ghost/legend walking tour. Your guides have diverse backgrounds. Including tour guide experience at on the Queen Mary at Old Mission Santa Barbara. This tour is organic and enchanted and not script based. Each tour is unique and filled with imagination and at times encounters with visiting ghosts. Our ghosts do not come to stay...they return (many times during your tour) for a sentimental holiday. Are you ready to see a side of Santa Barbara that most visitors miss?
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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What people are saying about Santa Barbara Tours

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Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour
"We liked all of the wineries and the lunch that was provided. The tour guide was nice. It was nice to discover new wineries without having to worry about driving."..."
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Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour
"This was a really fun tour and afternoon. Nancy, our guide, was very knowledgeable, fun and enthusiastic. There were 6 people in our group - perfect size. We highly recommend this Not Your Taco Tuesday tour. Great way to learn about and explore Santa Barbara while enjoying margaritas, other beverages and a great variety of tacos."..."
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Small-Group Santa Barbara Wine Tour (MAX 7 GUESTS) to Private Locations
"Loved the entire day, all parts were our favorite, picked up at our house and went to 3 very different and good wineries. Loved meeting Sean, the wine maker, and all was exactly as promised and expected. This area reminded me of Sonoma about 30 yrs ago and that’s a good thing. You will not be disappointed in this adventure."..."
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Santa Barbara Small-Group Wine Tour to ONLY Private Vineyard Estates & Wineries
"The group I was with were very nice, and small enough that we had lots of laugh, and Steve was very detailed when explaining all the different places we were going to, and definitely learned about wine on this tour. I’d recommend it."..."
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Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour
"We enjoyed our trip a lot! It was a nice way to see the city and some lesser known viewpoints. It wasn't so much of a historical tour but still interesting as our guide shared some points of interest. He was very attentive and took some nice photos for us. He also gave us good restaurant recommendations and was very friendly."..."
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Santa Barbara Trolley Tour
"Being on the Trolley was an awesome way to get to drive around the city and to learn more about the history."..."
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Private All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour from Santa Barbara
"Had a very organized tour and our driver was great and very informative. We had a very memorable experience."..."
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Wine Tasting Tour from Santa Barbara
"Our operator was a delight, much fun and extremely knowledgeable . Good range of wines and wineries were chosen. Our bus “mates” were great as well."..."
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Join-In Social Wine Tour from Solvang
"Great wine tour! Tom knew the area and took us to tasting rooms that we really enjoyed. We will definitely do this again!"..."
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Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour
"The tour was amazing! Each stop had its own vibe and reasons to want to stay longer. The food was amazing and I tried multiple dishes I would have never tried and I was happy to go outside of my comfort zone. We learned interesting things about Santa Barbara and the history of the Funk Zone. The folks on the tour were great. Our tour guide was one of the best parts of the tour. She made sure we had a fantastic experience! I would highly recommend this tour!"..."
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Santa Ynez Valley Biking and Wine Tasting Tour
"I loved the whole experience—the bike ride, olive oil and wine tastings, and lunch
what a perfect day! William is an awesome and wonderfully kind tour guide who is very knowledgeable about the local area. Highly recommend the e-bikes so that you can enjoy the beautiful scenery you’ll be riding through."..."
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Santa Barbara Kayak Tour
"excellent experience. the guide really made the tour. without him, it could have fallen flat as skies were grey and we were chilly. thank you for a family memory we'll have forever."..."
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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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Wine Country Half-Day Bike Tour from Solvang - w/o Lunch
"Mine was amazing!!! He was so kind and friendly. We had great conversation! The tour was so worth it! It’s a lot of manual labor but so worth it when you get to Los Olivos! Mike set up all our visits for us and made sure we got the most out of our tour!! Such a great day!!"..."
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City & Sand Electric Bike Tour
"This was a super fun way to explore the beaches. The electric fat tire bikes were so cool. Our guide, Davis, was very helpful and did a great job showing us the sights."..."
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Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide
"the tour guides knowledge of the area.. he was awesome! We kayaked places we would not have been able to or have known about because of his expertise."..."
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Wine Tasting and Santa Barbara Ghost Storytelling and Walking 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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Electric Bike Adventure in Santa Barbara Wine Country
"So much fun. Gave us great directions and where to go given all the COVID closures. Even offered to give us additional time if we ever came back because we returned the bikes about an hour early! Great way to tour the area on your own time and terms!"..."
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2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai
"Had an excellent experience for my first time with pottery with my Fiance' for his birthday. The Staff was very good at what they do and I would recommend this place to everyone."..."
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Santa Ynez Wine Country Shuttle
"Beautiful day and excellent tour guide. Very informative as to where we were going and time frames at the vineyards."..."
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Santa Barbara Ghost Tour - Dead of the Night Outdoor Walking Adventure
"The tour guide was very knowledgeable, I saw 2 ghosts yesterday so I do believe the stores as I have heard them before."..."

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