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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Santa Barbara Wine Tour with Picnic Lunch

See and taste the best the Santa Barbara coast has to offer on this leisurely paced wine tour and picnic lunch. You’ll sip on a variety of wines and visit tasting rooms at four local wineries in the area. Knowledgeable local guide will pick you up anywhere in the Santa Barbara area to begin the tour. Feast on a delicious picnic lunch at one of the wineries while enjoying the scenery of the rolling coastal mountains. With a chauffeured, air-conditioned Mercedes Benz Sprinter van serving as your transport, no one has to worry about being the designated driver.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Santa Barbara Self-Guided Anacapa Wine Walk

Sip your way through Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone on this self-guided wine tasting tour. Download an easy-to-use app, and use it as a guide to experience the area’s rich wine culture. Enjoy a wine flights, featured glasses, two-for-one tastings, and more at seven different spots around Anacapa Street. Explore at your own pace with this flexible package that’s redeemable for up to a year.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours

Walking Tours

Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

Walk right past the crowds on this food tour in Downtown Santa Barbara. Your guide leads the way as you pop into seven different restaurants and two wine tasting rooms. Savor dishes and drinks locals have made a staple in their everyday lives, and learn about other places to eat and drink during your stay. If you’re a gluten-free eater or a vegetarian, this tour can also easily cater to your needs.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours

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

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Wine Country Half Day Bike Tour

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
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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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
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Self-Guided Solvang Windmill Wine Walk

Discover the wine culture of Solvang at your own pace on a self-guided tour that you operate with your mobile device. Make your way to each wine stop at your leisure, taking in the town’s Danish-style architecture and windmills along the way. Your package allows you to try a variety of wines at a great price, and offers discounts on featured bottles and additional tastings.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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  • 3 to 5 hours

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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
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  • 6 hours
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Food Tours

Historic Santa Barbara Food Tasting Tour

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
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Food Tours

Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour

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
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  • 3 hours

Segway Tours

Solvang Segway Tours

Exploring Solvang by Segway is a great way to get to know this California city in just an hour. Your guide shares insight into the city’s distinctive Danish-style architecture and its rich history as you visit the downtown, Santa Ynez River Sanctuary, the Mission, and Hans Christian Andersen Park. This tour also includes a tasting at a local winery as an extra value.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Self-Guided Santa Barbara Funk Zone Uncorked Wine Trail

Go wine tasting in Santa Barbara's vibrant Funk Zone neighborhood during a self-guided tour that operates with your mobile device. You can try a variety of wines at a great price, and discover interesting wineries that you might not find on your own. Tasting rooms are located within walking distance of each other, and the package is designed for use over a weekend—making it ideal for special events.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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  • 3 to 6 hours

Historical & Heritage Tours

Santa Barbara Downtown Cocktails and History Walking Tour

Enjoy cocktails and history while walking through downtown Santa Barbara with a knowledgeable local guide. On this three hour tour, you'll learn the history, architecture and pop culture facts of the area, all while enjoying unique watering holes for drinks and happy hour nibbles.This tour includes three fun cocktail "A La Carte" cocktail and beer/wine stops in unique and historically significant local bars and restaurants. You'll also see several "must-see" Santa Barbara historical sites while walking around downtown. This tour is a great way for locals or visitors to see the authentic side of historic downtown Santa Barbara in a leisurely way.A minimum of four guests are required for this tour to run.Drinks and food may be ordered at your discretion, and are not included in the price of this tour. Your guide will be happy to make food and drink recommendations at each location.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Santa Barbara Vineyard to Table Taste Tour by Bike

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 specialized hybrid 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 distance options are available to suit your ability and preference.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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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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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Santa Barbara Trolley Tour

All Aboard Santa Barbara’s Original & Longest Running Trolley Tour and Charter ServicesSee the American Riviera in 90 minutes or jump offand on ALL DAY!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!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

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
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Beer & Brewery Tours

Self-Guided Santa Barbara Lagoon Loop Craft Beer Trail

Check out local breweries around Santa Barbara's Lagoon District on a self-guided beer walk. Using an app on your smartphone, follow the "Lagoon Loop" craft beer trail around this neighborhood just east of downtown Santa Barbara. When you arrive at each venue, just use the app to redeem included items such as a beer tasting flight, a pint of beer, and a growler to take with you. Plus, enjoy comparing each brewery and its different brews.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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  • 2 to 4 hours

Historical & Heritage Tours

Santa Barbara, Solvang & Los Olivos Tour- History, Quaint Villages and Wine

Drive around the charming sights of California’s Santa Ynez Valley without getting stuck in a stuffy tour bus on this small-group tour. Visit the old Mission and hear the Valley’s storied history in Santa Barbara, taste the region’s fresh produce and well-regarded wine in the city of Solvang, and walk Los Olivos’ stagecoach-era streets. Don’t get locked into an itinerary that doesn’t interest you; spend your time in these towns exploring what you want to explore.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Electric Bike Adventure in Santa Barbara Wine Country (Los Olivos - Solvang)

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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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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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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  • 7 hours
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Day Trips

Santa Barbara to Los Angeles Day Trip by Rail

Escape Santa Barbara for the day as you live it up in Los Angeles on this full-day trip to the City of Angels by rail. Trade the traffic for a relaxing (and scenic) train ride to L.A. Once you arrive, you’ll explore the city aboard a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus, choosing among a range of museums, zoos and boat rides, plus explorations of famous neighborhoods like Santa Monica and Hollywood. Cap off your perfect day with an included 2-course meal at the Hard Rock Café with VIP priority seating.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day


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