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Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour
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Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour

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Taste some of California's best wines on this tour of California’s Central Coast Wine Region. Enjoy breathtaking views on the way to Santa Ynez Valley on board a luxury passenger van. Our local guide will enhance your wine production knowledge while you tour our partner wineries. Admission to three wineries, lunch and snacks are included with this tasting tour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$230.10
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US$230.10

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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US$95.00
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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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US$255.00
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Santa Barbara Vineyard to Table Taste Tour by E-Bike
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Santa Barbara Vineyard to Table Taste Tour by E-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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US$189.00
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US$189.00

Small-Group Santa Barbara Wine Tour to Private Locations - Max 7 Guests
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Small-Group Santa Barbara Wine Tour to Private Locations - Max 7 Guests

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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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  • Free Cancellation
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US$235.00
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Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour
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Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

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Spend an unforgettable half a day enjoying beautiful Santa Barbara with your friends or family. Live like a local for a day, on a lively, engaging tour of the town. Fill up on delicious food from 5 to 6 eateries. Sample the region's best wine with up to two tastings in between jaunts that will take you past the town's many theaters and plazas.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$150.00
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US$150.00

Santa Ynez Wine Country Shuttle
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Santa Ynez Wine Country Shuttle

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Explore the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country on this easy tour. Visit 2-3 wineries with our Wine Country Shuttle service, while learning about local history from one of our tour guides. Travel in comfort and style from your pickup in central Santa Barbara, onboard a luxury, air-conditioned van. Stop for a tasty lunch in whimsical Los Olivos.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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  • Free Cancellation
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US$235.00
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Santa Barbara Trolley Tour

Santa Barbara Trolley Tour

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Visitors who want a quick, fun overview of Santa Barbara's highlights will love this 90-minute trolley tour of the American Riviera. Drive past landmarks like the courthouse, the zoo, the Mission, and the Museum of Natural History. Learn about the town's culture and history from live commentary and note places that you might want to return to independently later.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.00
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Wine & Chocolate Walking Tour of Downtown Santa Barbara
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Wine & Chocolate Walking Tour of Downtown Santa Barbara

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For a foodie-friendly outing combining local history with California wine culture, you can enjoy the best of both with this Santa Barbara small-group tour. Start your midday adventure with convenient meet-up in the downtown area. With your guide leading the way, you can sip wine at two boutique tasting rooms, sample artisanal chocolates, and learn about the region's famed wine industry and top winemakers.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$135.00
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US$135.00

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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US$184.00
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6-Hour Private Limousine Santa Barbara Wine Tour

6-Hour Private Limousine Santa Barbara Wine Tour

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Enjoy a comfortable ride from Santa Barbara to Santa Ynez Valley with this private transfer service. Meet your driver at the Santa Barbara airport or your Santa Barbara hotel or residence, and relax on the one-way journey your Santa Ynez area accommodation in Solvang, Buellton, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez or Lompoc. You’ll travel by private sedan, limousine or van, depending on the size of your group (up to 14 passengers).
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$449.00
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Private Sidecar Winery Tour through Santa Barbara

Private Sidecar Winery Tour through Santa Barbara

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We have transformed the standard motorcycle sidecar to accommodate two passengers and now we have the world’s first and only fleet of tandem sidecars. Whether you’re looking for a new fun activity or just itching to ride the vines in style, our ultimate goal is to provide our guests a unique, immersive, and intimate way to get to know this beautiful wine region the way we know best – with elegance, class, and a bit of swagger. So, grab your loved ones and friends, buckle up, and let’s ride! We are contracted with a couple different locations in the area and we will be visiting 2 of those tasting rooms on this tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$165.00
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US$165.00

2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai

2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai

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Explore the studio, then create your own pieces at this Ojai pottery workshop and studio tour. This is a private experience, for you, or for you and your group (max 8 people). You’ll have a tour of the studio to learn about different styles of pottery and kilns, then you’ll have a demo. After that, you’ll be able to create your own, with help if needed. You will make 3-4 pieces during the workshop
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.00
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Wine Tasting with Ghost Storytelling/Walk Santa Barbara "Paranormal Pairing"

Wine Tasting with Ghost Storytelling/Walk Santa Barbara "Paranormal Pairing"

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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 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$95.00
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US$95.00

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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US$199.00
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Santa Ynez Wine Tour from Santa Barbara

Santa Ynez Wine Tour from Santa Barbara

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Discover several highlight wineries in California’s Santa Ynez Valley—and leave all the logistics and navigation to your guide—on this small-group, half-day tour. In the morning, meet your guide in Santa Barbara and hop aboard your concierge-class touring vehicle. Visit three different wineries during the day, purchase bottles and wine-tasting packages as you go, and learn more about the region’s highlights and history from your guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$199.00
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Solvang Food and Photo Tour
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Solvang Food and Photo Tour

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Head for the Danish town of Solvang, nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley, for a food- and photography-focused tour. You'll make stops for multiple food and drink tastings (many traditional Danish treats) and listen to guided commentary. Your guide will also provide your small group with tips and pointers on how to get the best photos of your adventure.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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US$145.00
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2 Hour E-Foil Adventure Lesson near Santa Barbara

2 Hour E-Foil Adventure Lesson near Santa Barbara

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Our company is the only company in Santa Barbra offering the amazing experience of E-Foiling. When on foil it is described as flying because it truly feels like you are as you smoothly glide of the water with the wind in your face. This is like no other experience you have tried.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$300.00
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US$300.00

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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  • Free Cancellation
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US$235.00
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Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide

Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide

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Our Santa Barbara Kayak Tour can be a private tour or group tour experience. You choose your adventure! If you're looking for a more intimate Santa Barbara kayaking experience then our private kayak tour will be a perfect fit. If you're hoping to kayak Santa Barbara with other travelers and enjoy the sights with new friends then the group kayak tour is the way to go! Whichever kayaking tour you choose you'll be in the very capable hands of our friendly and experienced tour guides. Your local kayaking guide will show you the stunning boats in our harbor as well as introduce you to some cute and cuddly sea lions and seals! Prepare to take in views of Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Mountains, and keep your eyes peeled for dolphins! Your expert guide will share information about Santa Barbara's top attractions and customize the speed of the ride to suit your needs. Our goal is that kayaking Santa Barbara will be the highlight of your trip!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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BEST Santa Barbara via Amtrak Coast Starlight Train Day Trip from Los Angeles
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BEST Santa Barbara via Amtrak Coast Starlight Train Day Trip from Los Angeles

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Journey up the west coast in style on an Amtrak Coast Starlight train, as you travel from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara for a day of exploration. Along the way, you'll enjoy views of the coastline and Pacific Ocean before arriving in the scenic oceanside town of Santa Barbara. Here, you'll have ample time to explore the sandy beaches, iconic piers, and charming streets of Santa Barbara, before visiting the Santa Barbara County Courthouse and the Old Mission to see the Spanish architecture.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$140.00
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Santa Barbara Parasail above beautiful Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Parasail above beautiful Santa Barbara

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Go on a unique parasailing adventure through Santa Barbara on the coast of California. See the city from above guided by an expert captain while enjoying the aerial views over the wharfs, beaches, and Californian waves. Enjoy this activity with your family and friends to share the memories of a lifetime.
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  • 1 hour
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Private Walking Tour of El Pueblo Viejo in Santa Barbara

Private Walking Tour of El Pueblo Viejo in Santa Barbara

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On this tour, we will peel back the layers of history to imagine what Santa Barbara, and the people in it, were like in the 18th and 19th centuries. We will explore the old core of Santa Barbara, known as El Pueblo Viejo, "the old town," centered around the Presidio, and discover what remains of the first few decades of the town. I will show you the must see sites, as well as some out-of-the-way architectural gems that only a local like me knows about. I have researched local history quite extensively and am very knowledgeable. What makes this tour unique is my in-depth understanding of local history, lore, and architecture, and my abilities to answer whatever questions you might have, as well as to show you the hidden places that aren’t listed in every guidebook. We can arrange beforehand to focus on what you find most interesting: Architecture? History? Adobe construction? Perhaps a combination of them all! I can cater to whatever interests you have!
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour
"Really enjoyed the variety of locations we visited, from wineries to standalone tasting rooms. Our guide, Johannes, was super knowledgeable about wine and also about the surrounding area. Lunch was delicious."..."
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Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour
"Mike was our guide for a private tour. We covered the beach, city college, mission, courthouse, and several neighborhoods. He was very knowledgeable and kind!"..."
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Private All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour from Santa Barbara
"Great experience! Our driver Richard was awesome. We went to three different wineries and had lunch included in our tickets. The only thing I did not like was I wished we had more information during the private tours of the wineries, got more information about how the wine is made, the different types of wines, etc. The tour only included wine tasting and a brief info sheet of each flavor."..."
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Santa Barbara Vineyard to Table Taste Tour by E-Bike
"Will is the best. Great tour and everything exactly as explained and described. Highly recommend for almost all ages and bike skill levels"..."
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Small-Group Santa Barbara Wine Tour to Private Locations - Max 7 Guests
"Went in this tour as part of an annual girls trip. Had an amazing time. The tour guide was awesome and very knowledgeable. All of the wineries were amazing! This is truly an exclusive, one of a kind experience with the wine makers. Would highly recommend!"..."
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Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour
"Great foodie experience and nice history tour and food almost too much!! As far as quantity. Better food than similar LA tour."..."
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Santa Ynez Wine Country Shuttle
"Sunny our guide was the best part of the tour. VERY knowledgeable and knew the countryside inside and out. The wineries she chose were excellent and we were very happy with the whole experience. We would choose her again in a minute! Her driving was impeccable and her “sunny” attitude chased what few rain clouds had gathered on the horizon. 5 stars Sunny!"..."
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Santa Barbara Small-Group Wine Tour to ONLY Private Vineyard Estates & Wineries
"Had a lovely day on an anniversary trip to Santa Barbara. Small group tasting with a daughter and her parents and another gentleman who were all very nice. Countryside was beautiful and met with a couple of winemakers who were very interesting and drank some beautiful wines."..."
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Santa Barbara Trolley Tour
"Enjoyable 90 minute tour. Highly recommend. Great way to see the sights. Ran right on time. Heard history of Santa Barbara and how the city came to be."..."
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Wine & Chocolate Walking Tour of Downtown Santa Barbara
"Knowledgeable guide very friendly and paced the afternoon perfectly. Enjoyed it a lot and I would recommend this tour for anyone wanting a fun way to spend an afternoon in Santa Barbara"..."
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Santa Ynez Valley Biking and Wine Tasting Tour
"Getting acclimated to the e-bike. Seeing the gorgeous scenery, getting to sample some of the luscious wines of the Valley, and getting Williams expert knowledge of the area"..."
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6-Hour Private Limousine Santa Barbara Wine Tour
"Flawless + amazing experience! Highly recommend. We were a group of 9 friends touring the Santa Ynez wineries from Santa Barbara."..."
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Private Sidecar Winery Tour through Santa Barbara
"Had such a good time during the sidecar ride and at the tastings! Driver David was really nice and informative, would recommend."..."
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2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai
"Great fun with teens, granddaughter and niece. Super helpful instructors! Can’t wait until the pottery is trimmed and finished!"..."
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Wine Tasting with Ghost Storytelling/Walk Santa Barbara "Paranormal Pairing"
"We had a wonderful time, both at the wine tasting venue (Silver Lake) and with our guide throughout the evening. It was fun, entertaining and interesting. We would recommend to others for sure!"..."
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Wine Tasting Tour from Santa Barbara
"Caryngton our driver/ host was great. He was nice, helpful, knowledgeable and personable. Enjoyed 3 different wineries. All 3 wineries had charm. Loved Kalyra winery the most. It was simple, rustic and had a good variety of wines including dessert wines."..."
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Small-Group Wine Tasting Tour of Santa Barbara Wine Country
"I loved that it was a really small group of six people. We had a lot of fun and were able to get to know each other a bit. The vineyards that we visited were beautiful and the wine we tasted was reaaaallyy good!"..."
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Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide
"I tried this with my girlfriend, the experience was a lot of fun. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of great information about Santa Barbara. I would definitely try this again."..."
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BEST Santa Barbara via Amtrak Coast Starlight Train Day Trip from Los Angeles
"We had a great time. It was our first time on a train. We enjoyed the trip. Our tour guide Finn did a great job."..."
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Santa Barbara Parasail above beautiful Santa Barbara
"I was terrified to book and take it, but the take-off and landing were so smooth, the flight was terrific, and I wasn't scared one second. Great job and the best thing we did in Santa Barbara. Highly recommend it."..."
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Private Walking Tour of El Pueblo Viejo in Santa Barbara
"Walking in the footsteps of the founding fathers of Santa Barbara! He makes the world of the past live in the present!"..."
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