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Santa Barbara Trolley Tour

Santa Barbara Trolley Tour

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.65
From
$25.65
All Aboard Santa Barbara’s Original & Longest Running Trolley Tour and Charter Services See the American Riviera in 90 minutes 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! Our pick up location is only a 10 minute walk from Stearns Wharf, at the Visitor Center located at 1 Garden St.
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* A traveler said: "The tour guide was excellent the tour was excellent but the Seat backs in the trolley were so uncomfortable that both myself and my wife had backaches for hours after. A little padding would solve the problem and change the experience into a completely wonderful one."


Santa Barbara Kayak Tour
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Santa Barbara Kayak Tour

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35
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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$59.00
Get another perspective on the southern California coast during this leisurely kayak tour in Santa Barbara. Learn the basics of kayaking from your guide, and hear about Santa Barbara’s natural history and marine life during your tour. Includes use of all kayaking gear.
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* A traveler said: "Beth had a bubbly personality and did a great job sharing her knowledge of the harbor. We were all pretty inexperienced and she made it so much fun. This was the best Experience we had while visiting Santa Barbara."


Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide

Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
This private Santa Barbara kayaking tour lets you explore the marine life and landmarks of Santa Barbara Harbor and the spectacular coastline on the ‘American Riviera’ along one of four different routes. Take in views of rugged shoreline cliffs and the Santa Ynez Mountains, and be on the lookout for dolphins and seals. This 1.5- to 2.5-hour tour is led by an experienced kayak guide who points out natural features and customizes the speed of the ride according to your skill level.
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* A traveler said: "Our guide was great! She was patient with us teaching us how to steer our kayaks. But despite the learning curve in the first few minutes, the excursion was very relaxing. We enjoyed the scenery, seeing sea monkeys up close, chatting with our guide learned some Santa Barbara history, and got a little workout. I would definitely recommend this tour!"


Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.00
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$115.00
Eat delicious lunch food, drink great drinks and learn about downtown Santa Barbara on this 3.5ish-hour walking tour. Indulge your palate for a few hours with sipping, sampling, and savoring. You will enjoy food from 5-6+ local eateries, 1-2 wine tastings or 1 wine tasting plus another alcoholic beverage (depends on the day, it could be wine, beer or a cocktail). Go where locals like to go. This fun, informative and local walking lunch tour is sure to pleasantly fill you up and entertain the whole family. Great for a daytime activity and awesome way to learn about other places to eat and drink on your visit! TOURS CAN EASILY BE MADE PRIVATE - please email, call or text us for more information regarding private experiences. IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WALKING OR HEALTH ISSUES, please let us know, we do occasionally offer slower paced tours or please consider a private tour experience to meet your comfort level.
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* A traveler said: "We had a great time with tour guide Linda exploring downtown Santa Barbara! Foodies that we are, the food and wine establishments did not dissapoint! Linda’s knowledge of Santa Barbara history and architecture were so appreciated. We saw many new areas and know much more about the city. Highly Recommend! Ask for Linda!"


Santa Ynez Valley Biking and Wine Tasting Tour

Santa Ynez Valley Biking and Wine Tasting Tour

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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$151.29
From
$151.29
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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* A traveler said: "Loved the tour.... beautiful scenery and experience overall. William was fantastic! Lunch was fabulous"


Private Group Wine Tour of Santa Barbara Wine Country

Private Group Wine Tour of Santa Barbara Wine Country

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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$315.00
Price varies by group size
From
$315.00
Price varies by group size
Explore Santa Barbara's wine country on a private tour for just you and your group of friends or family. You'll visit four wineries for wine tastings of different varietals, plus enjoy a provided lunch. Up to 14 people can be accommodated with pickup and drop-off in Santa Barbara or surrounding towns.
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* A traveler said: "Ariana was our Tour Guide, and she was amazing! She was super knowledgeable about the area, hidden gems, and a connoisseur of local cuisine. Her customer service was spot on……highly recommend this trip, and ask for her!"


Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour
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Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour

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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$169.00
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$169.00
A beautiful, scenic tour of California’s Central Coast Wine Region perfect for any wine lover! This Santa Ynez wine tour features tastings are three local wineries, lunch in the Santa Ynez Valley*, door-to-door shuttle service and a knowledgeable guide for the day. Wineries visited will vary based on availability. Your guide will discuss local history and insights into the Santa Ynez wine region along the way. *Please Note: Lunch is not included on Saturdays or Sundays due to winery restrictions on weekends. There will be lunch options available for purchase at the wineries.
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* A traveler said: "Dustin is a great tour guide - knowledgeable, informative and friendly - tour was fun, highly recommend."


Private All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour from Santa Barbara

Private All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour from Santa Barbara

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12
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$185.00
Price varies by group size
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$185.00
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "The driver Jeff was lovely! Each winery was such a great experience! We were very satisfied and had a blast. Will do again :)"


Wine Country Half-Day Bike Tour from Solvang - w/o Lunch

Wine Country Half-Day Bike Tour from Solvang - w/o Lunch

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.00
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$155.00
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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* A traveler said: "Everyone ask for Hans. He is a legend and a super nice guy. Went at the speed we wanted and took us to a lovely Olive pile tasting place highly recommend. The wine tasting was meh, not the tours fault, we went on a Monday and I guess the wine place is slow so had a kid serving who clearly didn’t want to be there and gave no insite to the wine, no info, and really couldn’t be bothered that we were there BUT I’m told that’s not the norm at all. So I would still go again. The bike ride was great, the bikes are easy to use and super light loved all of it would totally do it again :) ASK FOR HANS! ❤️❤️❤️❤️"


Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour

Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
Price varies by group size
From
$95.00
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "We had a wonderful time on the bike tour. Loved the quiet hidden trails that opened onto beautiful beaches. Dale was the best guide , he knows every inch of Santa Barbara and I feel like he took us to all the best places. Highly recommend this tour!!"


Santa Ynez Valley Cupcake and Wine Tour
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Santa Ynez Valley Cupcake and Wine Tour

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12
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.00
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$179.00
This wine tour features a delicious sampling of cupcakes from a local bakery. Your group will be picked up by an 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 area's 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 the wine region along the way. Included: - Pick Up from Your Hotel - Cupcake tasting - All wine tasting fees - you will visit 3 wineries of those listed - Deli-style lunch (Not included on Saturdays or Sundays due to winery restrictions on weekends. There will be lunch options available for purchase at the wineries.)
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* A traveler said: "The whole day was a very enjoyable experience, we especially enjoyed having lunch at our second stop and having a flight of cupcakes at the end. The choice of wineries was great. Our tour guide was friendly, approachable, knowledgeable, easy going"


Small-Group Santa Barbara Wine Tour (MAX SIX GUESTS) to Private Locations
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Small-Group Santa Barbara Wine Tour (MAX SIX GUESTS) to Private Locations

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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$193.47
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$193.47
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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* A traveler said: "Steven was fantastic. A completely unique experience. Highly recommend for those looking or a more personal experience with a focus on smaller wineries."


Santa Barbara Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Santa Barbara Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.52
Price varies by group size
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$20.52
Price varies by group size
Make Santa Barbara your game board with a 3-hour scavenger hunt adventure for a team of 2–5 people. Use a smart phone to follow a series of locally-themed clues that lead to fun challenges with your friends and family. Trace a 2-mile route past historic monuments, seaside neighborhoods and hidden gems to get an insider's look at the city. Rack up points to compete against prior scavenger hunt teams, or simply enjoy the self-guided tour at your own pace, with plenty of stops to eat, drink and sightsee.
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* A traveler said: "Seeing beautiful buildings and hidden treasures like sculptures etc. things we never would have noticed."


Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour
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Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour

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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
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$125.00
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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* A traveler said: "The trip offered a nice variety of quality foods and wines. We went to places we probably would have not seen. The food was plentiful. I wasn't too excited about sharing chips with strangers so individual portions would have been better but for the most part of the tour the foods were all individually served. Overall a good value for the money and the photo tips were also valuable."


Electric Bike Rental in Santa Barbara

Electric Bike Rental in Santa Barbara

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71
  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$51.29
From
$51.29
Explore the ocean views and city sights of Santa Barbara on an electric bike! Capable of speeds up to 20 mph and a range of 25 - 75 miles! These bikes make your sight seeing a breeze! These fun-filled ebikes will help you see more of the city than you expected all without breaking a sweat!
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* A traveler said: "Excellent customer service at check in. Everything was ready for us! Bikes worked great, easy to use and so much fun!"


Santa Barbara Vineyard to Table Taste Tour by Bike
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Santa Barbara Vineyard to Table Taste Tour by Bike

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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$161.54
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$161.54
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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* A traveler said: "Had a great time on the Santa Ynez bike tour with William! Beautiful sights, perfect riding distance and route through many scenic spots. We loved the ebikes! Would definitely do it again. Thanks William for being such a great guide and providing a delicious lunch!"


Premium Santa Barbara Guided Outdoor Walking Ghost Tour

Premium Santa Barbara Guided Outdoor Walking Ghost Tour

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62
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
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$55.00
Welcome to the city of Friendly Ghosts! An exclusive experience with a maximum of 15 people on a tour. It is a perfect way to end your evening while enjoying SB. 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. This is an "outdoor" walking tour only. This tour is a traditional history and ghost/legend walking tour. Your guides have diverse backgrounds. Including tour guide experience at on the Queen Mary at Old Mission Santa Barbara. This tour is organic and enchanted and not script based. Each tour is unique and filled with imagination and at times encounters with visiting ghosts. Our ghosts do not come to stay...they return (many times during your tour) for a sentimental holiday. Are you ready to see a side of Santa Barbara that most visitors miss?
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* A traveler said: "The tour guide was very knowledgeable, I saw 2 ghosts yesterday so I do believe the stores as I have heard them before."


Solvang/Santa Ynez Small Group All-Inclusive Wine Tour

Solvang/Santa Ynez Small Group All-Inclusive Wine Tour

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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$170.00
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$170.00
Discover the great wines of the Santa Ynez valley during a private 4-hour wine tour. This part of Santa Barbara's heralded wine country is home to more than 120 mostly family-owned wineries. You can customize your itinerary in consultation with your private guide to create a half-day tour itinerary that visits the places of your choosing. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Lompoc, Buellton, Los Olivos, Solvang, Los Alamo, and Santa Ynez.
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* A traveler said: "Tom was an excellent guide and the wineries he selected were quiant, unique and had amazing wines. We had a wonderful time!"


Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour

Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour

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45
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$200.00
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$200.00
Taste some of Santa Barbara’s great wines as you visit top winemaking destinations in Santa Ynez Valley. Make four stops for tastings at a mix of family-owned vineyards and small-production tasting rooms, and enjoy a picnic lunch. You’ll get an intimate experience of the wine region as you sample the wines and hear from your guide about winemaking in California.
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* A traveler said: "The great information from our tour guide. Alex was amazing and was super patient and gave us time to enjoy the wine and have a relaxing experience"


Santa Barbara Small-Group Wine Tour to ONLY Private Vineyard Estates & Wineries
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$189.13
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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* A traveler said: "Unbelievable experience!! Had the best birthday ❤️ It was my first wine tour and our group, tour driver Steven and the wineries were all AMAZING!!! Highly recommend! 5 stars across the board. Definitely worth every cent- we came as strangers and left as friends! 🥰💕"


Santa Barbara Bike Rentals: Electric, Mountain or Hybrid

Santa Barbara Bike Rentals: Electric, Mountain or Hybrid

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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
From
$60.00
Get around Santa Barbara with a 1- or 2-day bicycle rental that provides three options: an electric, mountain or hybrid bike. You can cover a lot of ground, including the city streets and coastline, without even pedaling, or explore the nearby hills or Santa Ynez Mountains on a mountain bike. Opt for a hybrid bike if you want to experience the speed of a road bike combined with the stability of a cruiser. Choose from a selection of models appropriate for both beginning riders and those with more advanced skills.
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Private Santa Barbara Winery and Estate Tour in Tesla SUV
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Private Santa Barbara Winery and Estate Tour in Tesla SUV

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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$381.42
Price varies by group size
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$381.42
Price varies by group size
No Commercial Crowded Wineries. No Standing Bar Tasting Rooms. Sustainable Wine Tours provides guests with exclusive access to Santa Barbara’s ultra small production, private estates, vineyards and wineries not open to the general public. FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE WINE EXPERIENCE BEYOND THE CROWDED COMMERCIAL WINERIES. Enjoy premium wines in seated one-on-one tastings and tour the vineyards and barrel rooms with the owners and winemakers themselves.  • APPOINTMENT-ONLY, PRIVATE LOCATIONS, PRIVATE SEATED TASTINGS • TASTE WITH WINEMAKERS AND OWNERS • NO COMMERCIAL WINERIES, NO TASTING ROOMS • NO BACHELORETTE/ BACHELOR PARTIES • LUXURY TESLA MODEL X SUV (for 2-4 guests)
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Beginner or Intermediate Mountain Bike Tour of Santa Barbara

Beginner or Intermediate Mountain Bike Tour of Santa Barbara

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
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$125.00
Follow an experienced guide on a 1.5-hour mountain bike tour over Santa Barbara’s scenic terrain. Select a beginner or intermediate route according to your skill level, and ride over coastal bluffs and through lovely meadows. Enjoy fantastic photo ops of renowned Southern California landscapes on this small-group tour, limited to eight people to ensure a more personalized experience.
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Private Santa Barbara Small-Production Wine Tour
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Private Santa Barbara Small-Production Wine Tour

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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$381.42
Price varies by group size
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$381.42
Price varies by group size
There are plenty of Santa Barbara winery tours that revolve around popular commercial wineries, but this tour offers the chance to try something a bit more exclusive. Instead of standing at the bar of a crowded cellar door for your tasting, enjoy seated one-on-one tastings at a series of private small-production wineries. Customize your itinerary based on your own tastes and interests, and learn the secrets behind the wines on behind-the-scenes tours of those vineyards and barrel rooms.
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