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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.
Welcome to the city of Friendly Ghosts! A perfect way to end your evening is with a docent-led ghost tour. 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. You will also get the hands on opportunity to experience the same paranormal activity that has happened to some of our recent guests. Whether you are a skeptic or a seasoned ghost hunter, you will have an informative and entertaining experience.Your guides have a diverse background from being tour guides on the Queen Mary and Old Mission Santa Barbara as well as from attending ghost tours from across the country and abroad. What sets them apart from other tours is that they never read from a script and each one brings their own energy to the story. Are you ready to see a side of Santa Barbara that most visitors miss?
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.
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 Santa Barbara and hear the Valley’s storied history in Santa Barbara, taste the region’s fresh produce and well-regarded wine in the Danish-American village of Solvang, walk through the stagecoach-era town of Los Olivos', and enjoy and olive oil tasting. Don’t get locked into an itinerary that doesn’t interest you; spend your time in these towns exploring what you want to explore.
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!
Explore what the American Riviera has to offer through our 90 minute wind in your face historic and scenic sidecar tours for 1-2 passengers. (Same price)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 head into Hope Ranch (once a simple sheep ranch) and go through a former agricultural area once rich with orange, lemon & avocado orchards 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.
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.
Stroll through downtown Santa Barbara with a guide and small group to get the most out of your visit. You'll benefit from insightful commentary as you visit some of the top attractions, as well as some eateries you might not find on your own. Purchase food or drinks at the three historical cocktail bars and listen to the explanation of why each is significant. Traveling with a small group means you'll get plenty of attention from your guide.
Explore California’s gorgeous coast on a scenic kayak tour. With a knowledgeable, experienced guide leading the way, bring the whole family and navigate Santa Barbara’s picturesque waterfront. Learn about the region's history and wildlife, admire the rugged coastal mountains, and watch for pelicans and egrets, dolphins and sea lions. You may even see a family of gray whales on its annual migration.
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.