Welcome to Solvang

My God, cap'n, we’ve hit a windmill! Which can only mean one thing in Wine Country: Solvang, a Danish village founded in 1911 on what was once a 19th-century Spanish-colonial mission and later a Mexican rancho land grant. This Santa Ynez Valley town holds tight to its Danish heritage, or at least stereotypical images thereof. With its knickknack stores and cutesy motels, the town is almost as sticky-sweet as the... Read More

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$473 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day California Coast Tour: Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Carmel

Take this 3-day tour from Los Angeles to see some of the top attractions in central and northern California! Travel in a comfortable van or motorcoach, and enjoy the spectacular coastline as you make stops in Santa Barbara, Solvang and Carmel. You'll then head to San Francisco for an overnight stay and a comprehensive tour of the beautiful City by the Bay.In San Francisco, take a bay cruise past Alcatraz Island and under the Golden Gate Bridge, and the enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city’s top attractions, including Union square, Chinatown and Nob Hill! Your next stop depends on the season. In the summer, you’ll head to Yosemite National Park; in the winter, when mountain roads are closed, you’ll visit Hearst Castle (beginning November 1). Both places offer plenty to see — in Yosemite, gaze in awe at the 1,200 square miles (3,100 sq km) of forests, lakes and waterfalls protected in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, or at Hearst Castle, be amazed by the majestic former residence of William Randolph Hearst. See the Itinerary field below for details on each day of the tour.

$141.45 Food, Wine & Nightlife

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!

$149.85 Food, Wine & Nightlife

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.

$119 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Wine Tasting Tour of Santa Ynez Valley

The central coast of California is one of the most diverse grape growing regions on the West Coast.  Cool coastal breezes and hot inland temperatures combine over rugged hills and mountain to create dozens of microclimates suitable for a broad range of wine varietals such as delicate, thin-skinned Chardonnay to more tannic, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. Your private Wine tour will begin with a pick-up at your hotel or vacation rental in Santa Barbara, Solvang, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos or Buellton.  After meeting your driver and guide for the afternoon, you will make your way to the beautiful Santa Ynez valley to begin your day among scenic vineyards and world-class wines.  Learn how wine is made on an exclusive vineyard to glass tour, where staff at a local winery will teach you about the art of growing grapes and the science behind fermentation.  Enjoy a gorgeous picnic lunch overlooking vineyards while relaxing in the wonderful southern California weather.  Throughout the day you will visit four different wineries, each with their own style of wine to share and unique story to tell.  When you are done, your driver will drive you back to your hotel where you will depart, sleepy and satisfied, to make your way to dinner or off on another adventure of your own choosing. 

$129 Food, Wine & Nightlife

4-Hour Wine Tour from Santa Barbara

Start with hotel pickup at the selected departure time from Lompoc, Buellton, Solvang, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, or Los Alamos and set off for the Santa Ynez Valley. You will spend about 4 hours with your guide on all included group wine tour.Get comfortable and relax in your personal vehicle on the drive to 4 wineries in the Santa Ynez wine country. Spend about an hour at each one. Savor around six samples (three whites and three reds) at each stop. Tasting fees are included. Afterward, enjoy the convenience of return transport back to your accommodation.

$139 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Party Bus Tour in the Santa Ynez Valley

No trip to the Santa Ynez Valley or Santa Barbara is complete without a tour of the nearby wineries. Your small group of up to 14 friends will appreciate the special attention to detail and consideration that comes from booking a private tour for you and an intimate group.After establishing your pickup location and time, you will be greeted by your personal driver and guide aboard a minibus complete with Bluetooth audio, LED lights, dance pool, and a bottle of Champagne, along with water and soft drinks. Watch scenic vineyards and rolling hills zip by as you embark for your first winery. In the spring and the summer, yellow mustard explodes across the landscape while fat grapes hang from colorful vines during the early fall.  After completing your first premium tasting at a local, handpicked winery, you will stop for a three-course picnic lunch to fortify yourself before continuing on. Sip crisp whites to chase away the summer heat or indulge in bold reds as you sink into a new state of relaxation before loading back onto your party vehicle and moving on to tasting number two.  Continue the day much as it started by sampling delicious wines from high-quality producers while learning the secrets of the wine country from the knowledgeable staff. You will pass through Solvang, Los Olivos, and the Santa Ynez Valley, near monumental landmarks and past some of the most influential names in Californian wine. After your third premium tasting, it's time to say goodbye and head back to your accommodation.