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Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

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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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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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Exclusive Ghost Walking Tour at Santa Barbara

Exclusive Ghost Walking Tour at Santa Barbara

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Welcome to the city of Friendly Ghosts! A perfect way to end your evening is with a docent-led ghost tour exclusive because we NEVER book over 15 guests. 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 tour is a traditional history and ghost/legend walking tour. Your guides have a diverse backgrounds such as being a guide on the Queen Mary and a docent 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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00
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2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai

2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai

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Ojai has a 100-year history of ceramics. Our studio, located a mile from the city center, is surrounded by nature, in the midst of a fruit orchard. We are the primary working studio for the great artists of the Ojai Valley. Visitors may watch potters work, and may "try their hand" at a range of techniques. After making their pottery, they may come back on another day to trim or glaze it, or they may pay a small fee for one of the potters to trim, glaze and high-fire the work. We will even ship the pieces anywhere in the country...
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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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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$95.00
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Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour
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Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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Premium Santa Barbara Guided Outdoor Walking Ghost Tour

Premium Santa Barbara Guided Outdoor Walking Ghost Tour

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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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
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Enchanted Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Ghost Storytelling Tour

Enchanted Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Ghost Storytelling Tour

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This is an EXCLUSIVE tour because we do not book over 5 people only if private groups are requested (Only 21 and over). This is a high-end designed SB tour consisting of Grassini World Class wine which you will taste over ghost stories and tasty treats then finish with a finale walking ghost tour. A bag of sweet and savory items for your wine await you along with a spiritual protection package. Your will receive a protection kit (items included are mentioned on the Travel Channel in the programs "Paranormal Caught on Tape" and "A Haunting. Pricing includes gratuity for Wine Staff at Grassini If the winery is booked a bottle of "high end Grassini wine" will be given along with your sweet and savory gift bag and protection gift at the end of the tour. The ghost tour consists of your experienced guide talking you and other guests on a historical and mystical ghost tour of the historic Spanish Presidio area including Chinatown and the areas of Santa Barbara from the wild west.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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Historic Santa Barbara Food Tasting Tour
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Historic Santa Barbara Food Tasting Tour

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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.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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Santa Barbara Wildlife and History Kayaking Tour
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Santa Barbara Wildlife and History Kayaking Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours
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$60.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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Solvang Food and Photo Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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$125.00

Private Santa Barbara History and Architecture Walking Tour

Private Santa Barbara History and Architecture Walking Tour

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When you come on a tour with me, I can 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? Fabulous views? Gardens (Santa Barbara has one of the largest varieties of trees in its downtown area of any city in the country!)? Perhaps a combination of them all! I can cater to whatever interests you have!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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Santa Barbara Downtown Cocktails and History Walking Tour
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Santa Barbara Downtown Cocktails and History Walking Tour

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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Private Guided Pedicab Tour of Solvang with Wine Tasting

Private Guided Pedicab Tour of Solvang with Wine Tasting

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An open-air, eco-friendly bicycle rickshaw (pedicab) ride with a knowledgeable, friendly driver is the perfect way to get to know Solvang for the first time, or find out things you never knew about your favorite little Danish town nestled into the Santa Ynez Valley!
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Authentic Funk Zone Tour
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Authentic Funk Zone Tour

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The Funk Zone (a business, arts, and culture district located just moments from the beach) is one of Santa Barbara’s hippest and most distinctive neighborhoods—and this small-group walking tour makes it easy to discover its highlights. Meet right outside the train station, and come thirsty: you’ll sip the fruits of local vineyards at two different wine tasting rooms. Other stops include an ice cream parlor, plus artsy neighborhood landmarks.
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  • 3 hours
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$125.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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Santa Ynez Wine Tour from Santa Barbara
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Santa Ynez Wine Tour from Santa Barbara

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Grapeline is America's top rated wine tour, with more than 3,000 5-star reviews across five California wine regions and voted "Top Wine Tour Company" in USA Today. Rather than having a rigid daily itinerary, Grapeline varies its tours to give guests a "best of" experience, accounting for guest requests, winery events, weather, and many other factors. Since 2002, Grapeline has committed to do one thing and one thing only - be the best wine tour company in the U.S.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Highlights of Hollywood VIP Day Trip Private Party of 4

Highlights of Hollywood VIP Day Trip Private Party of 4

Only a few days in California? Or just want some fresh air and a day out of Santa Barbara? Have you dreamed of seeing The sights of Hollywood within a day? This individualized tour takes no more than four guest to Hollywood's most famous landmarks. The tour is in a private vehicle with door to door service. This tour also comes with your own professional photographer so feel like a star!
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$334.00
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Private 10-hour tour to Santa Barbara & Solvang from Los Angeles - Hotel pick up

Private 10-hour tour to Santa Barbara & Solvang from Los Angeles - Hotel pick up

Swap the LA hubbub for Mediterranean cool and Danish calm without even leaving the state on this full-day tour to Santa Barbara and Solvang. Learn about Santa Barbara’s Spanish heritage as you stroll between palms and white facades, then discover Danish architecture and replica landmarks in the charming town of Solvang. Benefit from your private guide’s personalized attention throughout and enjoy hassle-free transfer with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$755.52
Price varies by group size
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$755.52
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The Best of Santa Barbara Walking Tour

The Best of Santa Barbara Walking Tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. You will have a chance to explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. It is the only mission with twin bell towers. It is the only mission that has two founding dates, because Father Serra died after he wrote the first founding date. Mission Santa Barbara is one of California's most beautiful relics from the 18th century. You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings and corners of Santa Barbara. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
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$236.77
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Small Group Winery Tour of Santa Ynez Valley
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Small Group Winery Tour of Santa Ynez Valley

Grapeline was voted America's top rated wine tour on USA Today and has more than 3,000 5-star reviews across five California wine regions. Rather than having a rigid daily itinerary, Grapeline varies its tours to give guests a "best of" experience, accounting for gust requests, winery events, weather, and many other factors. Since 2002, Grapeline has committed to do one thing and one thing only - be the best wine tour company in the U.S.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.10
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Santa Barbara Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour and Game

Santa Barbara Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour and Game

Enjoy a guided walking tour of beautiful and interesting parts of Santa Barbara while following clues on your smartphone and solving interesting puzzles along the tour. Play the game on your smartphone with your group as the game guides you through the city. Score points for correct answers and try to get the high score on the leaderboard. See major attractions as well as less-known gems of Santa Barbara on this unique scavenger hunt and walking tour. Play any time that fits your schedule! There is no in-person guide you have to wait for! Tour downtown Santa Barbara and see State Street, the Presidio, Anacapa Street, the Courthouse building, and more. Your group of 2 to 6 people works together to solve the 22 challenges on the scavenger hunt. Wear comfortable shoes! You'll walk about 2 miles along this scavenger hunt tour. Explore the city at your own pace Enjoy fun challenges with family and friends Discover Santa Barbara's hidden gems and historic sights Perfect for all ages
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.50
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What people are saying about Art & Culture in Santa Barbara

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Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour
"Madly was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was nice that there were just four of us in the group so she could answer all of our questions. The historical facts were very interesting and the food was good."..."
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Exclusive Ghost Walking Tour at Santa Barbara
"Me and my boyfriend greatly enjoyed this tour! Saw great sites and heard great history. We will definitely come back when things are more open after Covid so we can actually go inside more places! Had a great time!"..."
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2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai
"Had an excellent experience for my first time with pottery with my Fiance' for his birthday. The Staff was very good at what they do and I would recommend this place to everyone."..."
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Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour
"Great tour with our Guide Davis! Shared with us his local knowledge and experiences throughout the day. Best way to see Santa Barbara. Highly recommended."..."
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Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour
"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."..."
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Premium Santa Barbara Guided Outdoor Walking Ghost Tour
"The tour guide was very knowledgeable, I saw 2 ghosts yesterday so I do believe the stores as I have heard them before."..."
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Enchanted Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Ghost Storytelling Tour
"I was delighted to be treated to this tour on the eve of my birthday while my Mom was in town visiting. Prior to having my own paranormal experience I was both a scaredy cat and a skeptic but I have sense learned that spirits do exist. Julie has a wealth of knowledge and is a phenomenal story teller. She speaks of ghosts as if they are close friends and invited us into their lives which were many years before our time. I did a double take several times on this tour and felt that we were accompanied by more than the people on this tour and on the SB streets. Looking back at the photos I took, there are certainly images I can’t explain. I loved this experience and the gift bag we received. My sister wants to go on a tour when she comes to town and I know she will love it! Thank you so much, Julie. I now see Santa Barbara in a whole new way and feel compelled to read more about its history."..."
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Historic Santa Barbara Food Tasting Tour
"Our tour guide Sandy has so much knowledge about history in the area. It was very informative. She went extra mile when she’s not supposed to. She answered our questions well. We’re so happy and very satisfied. We had a great time."..."
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Santa Barbara Wildlife and History Kayaking Tour
"Private tour of the pretty coast with an excellent and friendly guide. Kids loved it as did we! The facility was well run."..."
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Private Walking Tour of El Pueblo Viejo in Santa Barbara
"The depth of knowledge and interest Sullivan Israel had in leading the tour made it feel like you were a part of history. I am a Santa Barbara native but have never heard such detailed information about this town’s past. And Sullivan made it very relevant to today as well. Montecito Mom"..."
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Private Santa Barbara History and Architecture Walking Tour
"Sullivan is very knowledgeable about the history of Santa Barbara and the architecture. He gave a us a very thorough and interesting tour. The presidio and the historic adobe homes were a highlight for us. We highly recommend his tour."..."
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Santa Barbara Downtown Cocktails and History Walking Tour
"Our first day in town and this tour was a great way to walk around and learn the area. Melissa was very informative and had great drink/food suggestions along the way."..."
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Authentic Funk Zone Tour
"This tour is a Santa Barbara must! Great way to learn about the rich history surrounding the Funk Zone while getting to taste the local wine and peek into the thriving local entrepreneur spirit. 10/10"..."

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