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Santa Barbara Trolley Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English
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Overview

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.
  • Learn more than you would touring by yourself
  • Enjoy the convenience of a narrated guided tour
  • Ideal for first-time visitors to Santa Barbara
  • This is a small-group tour, for your comfort
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Garden Street Visitor Center , 1 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

Departs Thursday - Monday at the Visitor center located at 1 Garden st. Departure times are 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • If wheelchair assistants is needed, please call our office 24 hours in advance (805) 965-0353.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Santa Barbara Trolley Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Santa Barbara Trolley Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Santa Barbara Trolley Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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  • "The directions from Viator said to "exchange voucher for ticket" at the trolley office ." See review

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Santa Barbara Scenic
Mary_C
, Sep 2022
This is a pleasant way to relax and see Santa Barbara with an interesting commentary and historical bits along the way.
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star-5
Well worth doing !
Paula_W
, Sep 2022
Great tour guide and the trolley bus was a great experience a great way to see the city and learn snouts its history
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star-5
Exceptional Tour!
joanne_p
, Sep 2022
This was the most pleasurable, fun, informative 90 minute tour I’ve been on. Our guide Rusty was awesome. Very knowledgeable and friendly.
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star-4
Great Value for a Nice Experience
Vicki_H
, Sep 2022
Seeing the beautiful areas of Santa Barbara and hearing the history were memorable moments. But trying to "redeem" the voucher was a nightmare and confusing as the instructions did not match the reality. Luckily, I was able to show my print out voucher to the trolley driver and that sufficed. There was no "exchange" for a ticket.
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Worth Checking Out
Alisha_S
, Sep 2022
First time in SB area so Great experience to learn history of Santa Barbara and see landmarks. Open air trolley way to go.
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Fun overview of SB!
JericaLee_B
, Aug 2022
Super nice way to get oriented to SB and an overview of the main sites and neighborhoods. Lots of fun trivia from our driver! Sit near the open window when it’s warm out!! I made the mistake of sitting right behind the driver. It was very hot and I was getting nauseous. I would 100% recommend.
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star-5
Great tour!
CarylM
, Aug 2022
Our guide/driver was fun, made it a great time! We learned a lot about many parts of SB, history, etc! Loved it!
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Rusty the driver /...
RICHARD_W
, Aug 2022
Rusty the driver / narrator was very thorough. The places shown were great - a good way to hit all the highlights of the area. Appreciated the plexi glass partitions in between seats . Felt safe . Would recommend to others
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Experience
Azucena_A
, Aug 2022
Going to the Mission church. I would recommend that they have more stops to explore and see. I would also recommend giving more time at stops.
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SB Trolley Tour
Christina_C
, Aug 2022
Beautiful tour, I learned so much about Santa Barbara! I highly recommend this tour! Our host was lovely! Thank you for the memories!
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Enjoy the many fun facts...
Judy_Z
, Aug 2022
Enjoy the many fun facts during the tour as we probably would have missed going in the Clock Tower at the SB Co. Court House. Especially enjoyed seeing the Santa Barbara Mission.
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Low key fun!
Susana_A
, Aug 2022
We had a really fun experience and the tour guide was excellent. I can appreciate that we had a native to the city and he was very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this fun tour with interesting little facts sprinkled in between. Santa Barbara is pretty low key and I wanted to see the city in slow motion, which was fabulous!
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Santa Barbara Trolley
Jennifer_F
, Aug 2022
We liked learning about the history of Santa Barbara and how things were built and by whom. We liked how Mrs. Chase purchased the beach front land to save it from construction. Great tour!
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Great experience
Cindy_s
, Jul 2022
Our driver was amazing, he was from the area which gave him a really good advantage. He answered all of our questions and gave us a lot of insight to the area and surrounding areas. He was very friendly and personable. We would definitely take a tour with him again if we come back to the city! Absolutely loved it!
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Solo but Happy
Patty_T
, Jul 2022
Great tour! love the history information behind the places driven by. I love ending tat the Old Mission Santa Barbara.
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New Santa Barbara Visitor
Muriel_T
, Jul 2022
Great trolley tour, especially for new visitors. We passed a few locations that I will be stopping in to visit.
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Sorry to say
Michael_B
, Jul 2022
Left my glasses on Trolley. Called and left message regarding same. I have not heard from anyone. Otherwise the trolley was an excellent experience. only wish it could have been Tuesday or Wednesday. Would have loved information when we arrived (Tuesday - 07/19) not the day before we left (Thursday - 07/21).
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Jacks 80th whirlwind Santa Barbara tour
Jack_K
, Jul 2022
Great tour for introduction to Santa Barbara highlights; Mission, neighborhoods, restaurants, relics.
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star-4
Nice way to see the town
Suzanne_P
, Jul 2022
It was a nice way to see the town and learn about its history. Enjoyed hearing about the culture and history.
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star-5
Great way to plan a list of things to do
Carla_S
, Jul 2022
The tour was very informational! We did it on our first day arriving in Santa Barbara and used it as a way to create a list of places we wanted to go to! The tour included great tips on restaurants and must see places. We had some people on our tour that were talking a ton and the guide did a great job politely asking them to refrain from side conversations that were rudely interfering with the tour, that was the only negative part of the entire tour. The guide was knowledgeable and really tried to assure we had a great time.
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