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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour

Santa Ynez Valley is known for producing excellent California central coast wines, and this tour offers a laid-back escape with tastings at three local wineries. Enjoy peace of mind with safe transportation to and from wineries, learn about the region's history, and stop in the quaint town of Los Olivos to shop for handmade goods.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Best of Santa Barbara Tour: The Funk Zone, Old Mission, History & Wine

This full day guided historical tour with a certified and knowledgeable local guide offers something for everyone, and includes all the "must-see" sights in Santa Barbara. Guided historical tour stops include all the top destinations in Santa Barbara: The Old Santa Barbara Mission, the hip Funk Zone art & wine Neighborhood, historic State Street, the beautiful Santa Barbara Courthouse, Stearns Wharf and the Santa Barbara Public Market for lunch. You will have the opportunity to wine taste (two for one tasting discounts will be offered when available) and explore art galleries and boutiques for a few hours at your leisure in the bustling Funk Zone. From the Funk Zone, you may also explore our beautiful Stearns Wharf as well as the Moxi science museum (great for families) during our stop, as they are very close by. This tour includes plenty of history, and lots off time for you to explore, with plenty of freedom for wandering, shopping, wine tasting and eating during tour stops!
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Wine & Chocolate Walking Tour of Downtown Santa Barbara

A perfect combination of wine tasting and in-depth history, at a leisurely pace through downtown Santa Barbara, with a knowledgable and fun local tour guide. This all-inclusive tour provides a glimpse into our region's wine industry and it's most revered winemakers, with two wine tasting stops at local boutique wine tasting rooms. Guests will also sample delicious and unique locally crafted artisanal chocolates and decadent chocolate bakery delights. In addition to the special wine tasting experiences, you'll enjoy tours of important historical sites such as the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, State Street and La Arcada, just to name a few.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Santa Ynez Valley Wine by Bike Tour

After pickup from your hotel, set out in the morning by luxury van to the Santa Ynez Valley. On arrival, the winery staff hosts a wine tasting while your guide prepares your cycling equipment. Once you're fitted with a comfortable bicycle, you'll pedal on to the second winery. You'll pass by several beautiful ranches & other points of interest, such as Summerset Farm & Dale's Nursery, Ponzo Equine Center & the quaint town of Ballard. Cold beverages & water are provided throughout the day. On arrival, enjoy your next tasting while your guide prepares a deli-style picnic lunch with plenty of options. Our two most frequented favorites on this bike tour are The Brander Vineyard & Rideau Vineyard. Each establishment offers vintages & award-winning selections & may extend discounts on wine purchases. You'll gain insight into specific blends & selections from the winery staff, including managers & winemakers who may appear at private tastings.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Dining Experiences

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Santa Ynez Valley Cupcake and Wine Tour

If you like tasty treats and wine, then you are going to love this Santa Ynez tour! This wine tour features a delicious sampling of wine infused cupcakes from Enjoy Cupcakes in the heart of Santa Ynez wine country. Some of our favorite cupcakes include Pomegranate Mango Chardonnay and Chocolate Blackberry Syrah. Your group will be picked up by 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 areas 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 wine region along the way.Your day of Cupcakes and Wine includes: - Shuttle Pick Up from Your Hotel - Cupcake tasting - All wine tasting fees - you will visit 3 wineries of those listed - Deli style lunch - Discussion of wine making as well as natural and human history
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  • 7 hours
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$139.00
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Santa Barbara Wine Lovers Tour

Taste your way through Santa Barbara county’s most distinctive wines with a 5- to 7-hour small group tour that takes in boutique wineries, vineyards, cellars and tasting rooms with a picnic lunch. Get an insider’s look at the area’s vibrant wine making culture as you explore with an experienced guide, learn about the Santa Ynez valley’s unique history, and try the varietals and blends that it’s best known for. Enjoy tastings at up to four handpicked locations, where you can experience California wine in a relaxed, convivial environment.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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  • 5 to 7 hours

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Private Winemaker's Wine Tour of Santa Barbara

Explore the Santa Barbara region's celebrated wineries on a full-day tour designed for couples and small groups. After a convenient pickup at your preferred location, spend the day being chauffeured between boutique wineries and tasting rooms, learning about the area's viticulture from an informative guide, and savoring private tastings. Enjoy a midday picnic on the grounds of a vineyard estate in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley.  
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Private Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Tour

This is a beautiful, scenic tour of the California’s Central Coast Wine Region perfect for any wine lover! This tour features tastings are three of the local wineries listed below, lunch sourced from local, fresh ingredients in the shade at a favorite winery or park, door to door shuttle service and a knowledgeable guide for the day. Groups often enjoy a barrel room tour and explore the small town of Los Olivos. Your guide will discuss local history and insights into Santa Ynez wine region along the way. Need a custom wine tour for your group? Our office is happy to help! If you want something special, let us know and we can build a custom profile for your wine tour.
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  • 7 hours
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$129.00
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

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10am - Santa Barbara Sidecar Adventures - The American Riviera Tour.

Explore what the American Riviera has to offer through our wind in your face historic and scenic sidecar tours.The ride highlights the downtown area with information on: - The early Chumash settlements - The Spanish explorers - The founding & growth of the city - Architectural wonders (past & present) - Museums, parks and local landmarksWe'll also loop through Hope Ranch (once a simple sheep ranch) and a former agricultural area once rich with orange, lemon & avocado orchards now known as Montecito. Today these two hamlets are among the most beautiful and expensive places to live in the world.The tour will give you an intimate look at the American Riviera and a small glimpse at the "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous".Whether it's your first time here or you're a long time Santa Barbara local, our sidecar adventure will give you a new appreciation for this very special place.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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City Tours

Mountains to Shore Biking Tour in Santa Barbara

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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Explore Wine Country Guided Tour

We are the only All Inclusive Tour Group with experienced & licensed professionals. We are not only knowledgeable but it is our goal to make sure that you & your party has the best experience during your visit to Santa Ynez wine country. We have luxurious vehicles that gives you the next level of comfort and relaxation. Sit back and let 805 All Inclusive Tours do the rest!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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1pm - Santa Barbara Sidecar Adventures - The American Riviera Tour

Explore what the American Riviera has to offer through our wind in your face historic and scenic sidecar tours.The ride highlights the downtown area with information on: - The early Chumash settlements - The Spanish explorers - The founding & growth of the city - Architectural wonders (past & present) - Museums, parks and local landmarksWe'll also loop through Hope Ranch (once a simple sheep ranch) and a former agricultural area once rich with orange, lemon & avocado orchards now known as Montecito. Today these two hamlets are among the most beautiful and expensive places to live in the world.The tour will give you an intimate look at the American Riviera and a small glimpse at the "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous".Whether it's your first time here or you're a long time Santa Barbara local, our sidecar adventure will give you a new appreciation for this very special place.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Hiking & Camping

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If you Hike, Bike, Rock Climb or play Tennis, Trails by Potter are your guides!

Whether you are in town for the day from nearby Los Angeles or Santa Barbara or planning an anniversary or birthday celebration for two or looking for a group activity for your company, yoga retreat, wedding party, family reunion or team building, Trails by Potter is the guiding company for you, whether it is for hiking, biking, rock climbing or tennis! We use the finest equipment, provide snacks and water for all activities and add personal touches: from meeting you at your hotel, helping you choose hotel and dinner reservations, offering referrals to massage therapists and spa treatments to recommending ‘not-to-miss’ Ojai places and moments.Trails by Potter will accommodate any level of fitness from beginner to moderate exerciser to weekend warrior and anyone in between. Many of our repeat customers will plan multiple activities during their week or weekend stay.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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$95.00
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Balloon Rides

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Santa Barbara/Santa Ynez Hot Air Balloon Flight

Sky’s The Limit Ballooning Adventures has been safely and professionally giving high-quality hot air balloon rides since 1994. We pride ourselves on being a family owned and family operated business. So, we have the highest level of customer service. The joy of a great hot air ballooning experience is at the heart of what we do. We want all our customers to enjoy their time in the sky as much as we enjoy taking you up there.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$280.00
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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E-Bike Self-Guided Tours through beautiful Ojai California!

Ojai is one of America's most beautiful towns and a tourist destination for people from all over the world. Known as "Shangri La" Ojai is a mecca for organic health and wellness. Surrounded by mountains and just 15 miles from the pacific ocean, Ojai boasts one of the most live-able climates in the world. Your self-guided adventure will start at Boku Superfood headquarters at the gateway to town. Tour Boku's super food factory headquarters and then set out to explore Ojai on one of our awesome electric bicycles. We have an amazing bike trail that serves as the artery through town, connecting the wineries, beer gardens, restaurants, shops and parks. The more adventurous can ride 15 miles on this pathway, all the way down to the ocean in Ventura, where even more shopping and dining adventures await! Our e-bikes are yours for the day, and you can plan your own awesome adventure! Our pedal assist electric bikes will flatten the hills and keep you smiling the entire time!
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Authentic Funk Zone Tour

This authentic walking tour of the Funk Zone tour allows you to step into our hippest neighborhood with a local guide, to explore the hidden gem tasting rooms and rich creative history of this area. On this 3 hour tour you'll enjoy Santa Barbara County wines at unique local tasting room as well as excellent locally produced artisanal spirits. Additionally you will sample some locally-crafted gourmet chocolate! A visit to a unique locally-owned artisans gallery is also included on your journey. This tour is a super fun way to learn about Santa Barbara's coolest wine tasting destination, which is steeped in rich history as well as a vibrant artistic culture, and is now the epicenter for Santa Barbara food and drink.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours


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