Welcome to Santa Barbara County
Frankly put, this area is damn pleasant to putter around. Low-slung between lofty mountains and the shimmering Pacific, chic Santa Barbara’s red-tiled roofs, white stucco buildings and Mediterranean vibe give credence to its claim of being the ‘American Riviera.’ It’s a surprisingly bewitching place to loll on the beach, eat and drink extraordinarily well, shop a bit and push all your cares off to another day. The... Read More
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Santa Barbara Wine Tour with Picnic Lunch
With breathtaking coastal mountains to the east and sublime beaches to the west, Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and wine country is no exception. The ebb and flow of ocean breezes makes the Santa Barbara Wine Country region a jewel in the crown of California viticulture. Your guided tour of the area’s boutique wineries will begin with pickup from your accommodations. Travel in the comfort of a fully air conditioned Mercedes Benz Sprinter van, with large windows offering fantastic views of the local vineyards and wineries. This experience in the Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez wine country includes a variety of estate wineries, unique tasting room experiences, and an artisan picnic lunch. We begin at your hotel or residence in the morning and finish in the afternoon, usually lasting about six hours. Join your guides for a day exploring all that Santa Barbara wine country has to offer!
Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour
Meet-up with your guide at noon for a leisurely stroll through downtown with fun, local guides who will share the inside scoop on just about everything Santa Barbara. There are a variety of flavors, from French Macarons to delicious pizza and more. Your hunger will definitely be satiated by the end. Most of the tasting locations offer additional discounts for participants and you are definitely encouraged to go back and try all of the restaurant menus. For those with dietary restrictions, this tour is gluten-free and vegetarian friendly. Please list your needs at the time of booking and you will be accommodated as much as possible. The tour is suitable for adults, teens and kids who enjoy food and can hang.
Santa Barbara Self-Guided Anacapa Wine Walk
This innovative self-guided tour let's you sample the region's best wines and hippest tasting rooms in the picturesque city of Santa Barbara, California. Enjoy the cool artsy atmosphere of the Funk Zone while you delight in the quality of your wine. The quantity of wine is geared towards an afternoon of wine tasting. By purchasing the pack, you’re not only getting wine at a great price, you’re getting an insider’s view of the area. All locations on the tour are within walking distance of each other, and are bordering the Pacific Ocean and State Street - Santa Barbara's most popular destination for shopping, restaurants, and sightseeing.The tour company will contact you after purchase to email you access to the tour. All items in the pack are redeemed using your personal smartphone or mobile device and the tour company’s app or web app. Use the map feature to guide you along your way and choose your own order of destinations. Show the tasting room associate what featured item you want and have them tap the "redeem" button to complete the transaction. It's really that simple! All items are valid for a year from purchase, so you can thoroughly take your time enjoying the benefits of your wine pack. This is the best deal for wine tasting in the area, and unlike any other local tour. You do not need to make a reservation at the tasting rooms unless you are traveling with a large group. Must be 21 or older to drink. *You may begin at any of the partner tasting rooms; addresses are listed on the app. Here is a list of exactly what is included in the Anacapa Wine Walk tour pack: Area 5.1 Winery: a complimentary wine tasting flight + 15% off bottle purchases Santa Barbara Winery: a complimentary glass of Syrah or Sauvignon Blanc + 20% off bottle & merchandise purchases Oreana Winery: a complimentary glass of red or white + 15% off bottle purchases Corks n’ Crowns Tasting Room: a complimentary glass of Gold Flight Wine (red or white) + 10% off bottle purchases Santa Barbara Wine Collective: a 2 for 1 tasting flight coupon + 20% off Ca'Del Grevino bottle purchases Kunin Wines: a 2 for 1 tasting flight coupon DV8 Cellars: a 2 for 1 tasting flight coupon
Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour
Meet your guide at the local bike shop at your selected departure time. After a brief safety orientation from your guide, hop on your easy-to-use electric bike, strap on your provided helmet, and begin your tour of beautiful Santa Barbara. Follow your guide around the Santa Barbara Mission, down State Street and out to the Pacific Ocean, where you’ll enjoy amazing views of the world-renowned Santa Barbara coastline. On your electric beach cruiser – a bike with wide tires and upright seating – you have the option of pedaling, using the electric motor or a mixture of both. You can cruise at speeds of up to 20 mph (32 kph)!Stop at a few historical sites to learn a bit about Santa Barbara’s history. Don’t forget your camera, as there will be plenty of photo opportunities. You’ll return back to the original departure point after your 2.5-hour tour.
Santa Barbara Wine Lovers Tour
Join Santa Barbara County wine experts for an amazing day! You will be joined by others, but the group will not exceed 10 guests per vehicle. Keeping groups small and personable allows access to the best selection of wineries, vineyards, cellars and tasting rooms in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. The tour includes pickup at your location (See Schedule and Pricing under Important Info for approximate timing), tasting fees at four custom-selected locations with a wonderful balance of wineries, vineyards, cellars, and/or tasting rooms, a delicious picnic lunch provided by New Frontiers Marketplace, plenty of bottled water and gratuities. There are no additional or hidden fees.The four locations are hand-picked by your guides. Each location will provide you with a flight of their current vintage releases. (All the tasting fees will be covered.) The tour host will explain the wineries' significance, history, varietals produced and other fun information to help engage you at each location. The group spends around 45-50 minutes at each winery, which is plenty of time to enjoy your tasting and make purchases at a relaxing pace. You'll stop for lunch around 12:30pm or 1:30pm depending on the route and winery selection. The lunch and tasting location stop is approximately 1.5 hours. After four locations you will be transported back to your hotel, typically around 4:30pm. Santa Barbara drop-offs are around 5:30pm-6:00pm.Lunches are provided by New Frontiers Marketplace located in beautiful Solvang. Featuring fresh, natural and organic ingredients containing no preservatives or additives. Many ingredients are grown and/or raised by local Santa Ynez Valley farmers!
Private Group Wine Tour of Santa Barbara Wine Country
There is no better way to enjoy a trip to Santa Barbara wine country, than in the comfort of a plush leather-seat sedan, SUV or even a limo. This private, custom tour of Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez or Santa Rita Hills and the Lompoc Wine Ghetto allows you to relax, enjoy the day and company of friends while your knowledgeable chauffeur does the driving.Enjoy your tour according to your expectations for the day. Visit boutique wineries or go to some of the biggest name wineries in the area. As part of the tour, you will enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking beautiful vineyards and mountain views. This exceptional tour of Santa Barbara wine country allows you to have a worry-free experience as you enjoy premium wines that have made Santa Barbara world famous.Taste approximately twenty different wines from boutique wineries in Santa Barbara county. You will be provided with plenty of bottled water throughout your trip to make sure you fully enjoy those wines. Experience different growing regions in Santa Barbara, but you will easily come across the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that have made Santa Barbara a premium wine lovers destination. After tasting at the four wineries, you may be able to visit the towns of Solvang and Los Olivos depending on time. Complimentary sparkling wine, bottled water, and soft drinks included in all private tours. If you are interested in any barrel tastings, vineyards walks, production facility tours, or meet the wine maker tours, please inquire when booking.