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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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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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$185.00
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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
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$166.63
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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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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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Small-Group Santa Barbara Wine Tour (MAX SIX GUESTS) to Private Locations
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Small-Group Santa Barbara Wine Tour (MAX SIX 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
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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
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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
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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
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$200.00
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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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All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour from Santa Ynez Valley
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All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour from Santa Ynez Valley

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The Vineyard Picnic Tour is an all-inclusive wine tasting tour featuring three wineries in Santa Barbara Wine Country, in the Santa Ynez Valley. Join in with other like-minded wine enthusiasts for a relaxing day among the vineyards, sampling wines, seeing the wine making process, and savoring a picnic lunch at one of the wineries. A catered picnic lunch, served at a winery, is included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.67
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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
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$315.00
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Santa Barbara Vineyard to Table Taste Tour by Bike
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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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Private Wine Tasting Tour From Santa Ynez, Solvang or Buellton!

Private Wine Tasting Tour From Santa Ynez, Solvang or Buellton!

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Don't worry about renting a car or choosing a sober driver; this private tour of the wineries of the Santa Ynez Valley includes all transportation. With a guide behind the wheel, you and your private party can taste as many wines as you like. Stop for a picnic lunch midway through the day at a local winery, over which you and your guide will talk about the local wines and compare tasting notes.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$329.00
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Enchanted Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Ghost Storytelling Tour

Enchanted Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Ghost Storytelling Tour

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This is an EXCLUSIVE tour because we do not book over 5 people only if private groups are requested (Only 21 and over). This is a high-end designed SB tour consisting of Grassini World Class wine which you will taste over ghost stories and tasty treats then finish with a finale walking ghost tour. A bag of sweet and savory items for your wine await you along with a spiritual protection package. Your will receive a protection kit (items included are mentioned on the Travel Channel in the programs "Paranormal Caught on Tape" and "A Haunting. Pricing includes gratuity for Wine Staff at Grassini If the winery is booked a bottle of "high end Grassini wine" will be given along with your sweet and savory gift bag and protection gift at the end of the tour. The ghost tour consists of your experienced guide talking you and other guests on a historical and mystical ghost tour of the historic Spanish Presidio area including Chinatown and the areas of Santa Barbara from the wild west.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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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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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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Santa Barbara Kayak Tour
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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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Mountains to Shore Biking Tour in Santa Barbara
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Mountains to Shore Biking Tour in Santa Barbara

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Take a van to the top of La Cumbre Peak, hop on a bike, and embark on a mostly downhill journey to the shores of a local Santa Barbara beach. With plenty of sights to see along the way, including the Santa Barbara Mission, this roughly 20-mile (32-kilometer) tour is perfect for all skill levels. Chat with a local guide about the natural and cultural history of the area, and enjoy a provided lunch in a park.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.00
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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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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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Solvang/Santa Ynez Small Group All-Inclusive Wine Tour

Solvang/Santa Ynez Small Group All-Inclusive Wine Tour

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Discover the great wines of the Santa Ynez valley during a private 4-hour wine tour. This part of Santa Barbara's heralded wine country is home to more than 120 mostly family-owned wineries. You can customize your itinerary in consultation with your private guide to create a half-day tour itinerary that visits the places of your choosing. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Lompoc, Buellton, Los Olivos, Solvang, Los Alamo, and Santa Ynez.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.00
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Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour
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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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$125.00
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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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Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour
"We had a great time with tour guide Linda exploring downtown Santa Barbara! Foodies that we are, the food and wine establishments did not dissapoint! Linda’s knowledge of Santa Barbara history and architecture were so appreciated. We saw many new areas and know much more about the city. Highly Recommend! Ask for Linda!"..."
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Private All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour from Santa Barbara
"The driver Jeff was lovely! Each winery was such a great experience! We were very satisfied and had a blast. Will do again :)"..."
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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 Electric Bike Tour
"We had a wonderful time on the bike tour. Loved the quiet hidden trails that opened onto beautiful beaches. Dale was the best guide , he knows every inch of Santa Barbara and I feel like he took us to all the best places. Highly recommend this tour!!"..."
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Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide
"Our guide was great! She was patient with us teaching us how to steer our kayaks. But despite the learning curve in the first few minutes, the excursion was very relaxing. We enjoyed the scenery, seeing sea monkeys up close, chatting with our guide learned some Santa Barbara history, and got a little workout. I would definitely recommend this tour!"..."
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Small-Group Santa Barbara Wine Tour (MAX SIX GUESTS) to Private Locations
"Steven was fantastic. A completely unique experience. Highly recommend for those looking or a more personal experience with a focus on smaller wineries."..."
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Santa Barbara Small-Group Wine Tour to ONLY Private Vineyard Estates & Wineries
"Unbelievable experience!! Had the best birthday ❤️ It was my first wine tour and our group, tour driver Steven and the wineries were all AMAZING!!! Highly recommend! 5 stars across the board. Definitely worth every cent- we came as strangers and left as friends! 🥰💕"..."
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Santa Ynez Valley Biking and Wine Tasting Tour
"Loved the tour.... beautiful scenery and experience overall. William was fantastic! Lunch was fabulous"..."
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Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour
"The great information from our tour guide. Alex was amazing and was super patient and gave us time to enjoy the wine and have a relaxing experience"..."
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Santa Barbara Trolley Tour
"The tour guide was excellent the tour was excellent but the Seat backs in the trolley were so uncomfortable that both myself and my wife had backaches for hours after. A little padding would solve the problem and change the experience into a completely wonderful one."..."
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All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour from Santa Ynez Valley
"Took this tour with my husband I’m for our wedding anniversary weekend. We were first time wine tour members and had an absolutely great time! The convenience of being picked up from our hotel was the biggest selling point for us. We made 3 stops and had lunch at one of the wineries. Our driver was funny, personable and extremely helpful. We would definitely recommend this tour to our friends and family. The selection of wineries was wonderful, great selection and romantic views. Perfect day spent around Solvang."..."
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Private Group Wine Tour of Santa Barbara Wine Country
"Ariana was our Tour Guide, and she was amazing! She was super knowledgeable about the area, hidden gems, and a connoisseur of local cuisine. Her customer service was spot on……highly recommend this trip, and ask for her!"..."
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Santa Barbara Vineyard to Table Taste Tour by Bike
"Had a great time on the Santa Ynez bike tour with William! Beautiful sights, perfect riding distance and route through many scenic spots. We loved the ebikes! Would definitely do it again. Thanks William for being such a great guide and providing a delicious lunch!"..."
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Enchanted Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Ghost Storytelling Tour
"The Grassini winery is a wonderful place to sit, sip wine, and start your ghost story experience! We had never tasted Grassini wines, so this alone was a nugget of gold! They will hold your purchased bottles for next day pick up, so you don’t have to carry them on the walking portion of the tour. Julie is also a nugget of gold! She is such a pleasure to meet, and a wealth of historical information! The ghost stories are the icing on the cake. If you are open minded about the possibilities of spiritual visitors, you will be thrilled by this tour, and even if you are not, you will still have a great time!"..."
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Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour
"Dustin is a great tour guide - knowledgeable, informative and friendly - tour was fun, 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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Mountains to Shore Biking Tour in Santa Barbara
"This was SO FUN! Was a wonderful way to experience Santa Barbara. The drive to the top of the mountain was a bit scary due to the narrow, curvy and steep roads...but it was WORTH IT! The views were amazing and it was so easy just coasting down the road on bikes."..."
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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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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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Solvang/Santa Ynez Small Group All-Inclusive Wine Tour
"Tom was an excellent guide and the wineries he selected were quiant, unique and had amazing wines. We had a wonderful time!"..."
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Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour
"The trip offered a nice variety of quality foods and wines. We went to places we probably would have not seen. The food was plentiful. I wasn't too excited about sharing chips with strangers so individual portions would have been better but for the most part of the tour the foods were all individually served. Overall a good value for the money and the photo tips were also valuable."..."
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Santa Ynez Valley Cupcake and Wine Tour
"The whole day was a very enjoyable experience, we especially enjoyed having lunch at our second stop and having a flight of cupcakes at the end. The choice of wineries was great. Our tour guide was friendly, approachable, knowledgeable, easy going"..."

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