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Best Guided Tours in Santa Barbara, California

Best Guided Tours in Santa Barbara, California

  1. Santa Barbara: Wine Country Tour | GetYourGuide
  2. Santa Barbara: Wine Country Tour | GetYourGuide

    On this Santa Barbara wine country tour, your guide will take care of everything. Indulge in a day of wine tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley, where you'll tour three award-winning vineyards with rare vintages and award-winning wines.

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  3. Santa Barbara: City & Sand Electric Bike Tour | GetYourGuide
  4. Santa Barbara: City & Sand Electric Bike Tour | GetYourGuide

    Tour some of Santa Barbara's most beautiful and historic biking paths on an electric bike.

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  5. Santa Barbara: Guided Kayak Tour | GetYourGuide
  6. Santa Barbara: Guided Kayak Tour | GetYourGuide

    Experienced local guides lead you through one of California's most vibrant marine environments on an exciting kayak tour in Santa Barbara. It's a great way to see the city and beaches from a new perspective on this two-hour kayaking excursion.

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  7. Santa Barbara: Funk Zone Food & Photo Tour | GetYourGuide
  8. Santa Barbara: Funk Zone Food & Photo Tour | GetYourGuide

    Explore Santa Barbara's award-winning Funk Zone area through your taste buds and your camera lens! Learn about Santa Barbara's history and food photography as you eat, drink, and shoot your way through this noteworthy, funky neighborhood.

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  9. Santa Barbara: Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour | GetYourGuide
  10. Santa Barbara: Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour | GetYourGuide

    Take a fresh look at the city of Santa Barbara. Visit the historic downtown and presidio areas of San Francisco at your own pace while solving 22 different puzzles.

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  11. Santa Barbara: Cupcake and Wine Tour | GetYourGuide
  12. Santa Barbara: Cupcake and Wine Tour | GetYourGuide

    Tour the Santa Ynez Valley on this cupcake-and-wine tour and savor some of the area's finest libations. Try out a local bakery's wine-themed cupcakes and sample a taster of six mini-cupcakes each.

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  13. Santa Barbara Surfing Lesson | GetYourGuide
  14. Santa Barbara Surfing Lesson | GetYourGuide

    Surfing lessons at Mondo's Beach are a great way to get a taste of the Santa Barbara coastline. Surf etiquette and the fundamentals of reading the water, paddling, popping up, and riding may be learned from an experienced teacher.

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  15. Santa Barbara: Catamaran Sunset Cruise | GetYourGuide
  16. Santa Barbara: Catamaran Sunset Cruise | GetYourGuide

    Take a sunset catamaran trip from Santa Barbara to the shore. The Santa Ynez Mountains and the Channel Islands may be seen in the distance as the sun sets.

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  17. Santa Barbara: Craft Beer Walking Tour | GetYourGuide
  18. Santa Barbara: Craft Beer Walking Tour | GetYourGuide

    Take a sunset catamaran trip from Santa Barbara to the shore. The Santa Ynez Mountains and the Channel Islands may be seen in the distance as the sun sets.

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  19. Santa Barbara: Sparkling Wine Walking Tour | GetYourGuide
  20. Santa Barbara: Sparkling Wine Walking Tour | GetYourGuide

    An excellent way to celebrate life is by taking a tour of downtown Santa Barbara and the Funk Zone. For a total of four wine and chocolate tastings, visit two boutique tasting rooms for wine and two artisanal chocolate stores.

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  21. Santa Barbara: South Coast Mountain Bike Day Trip | GetYourGuide
  22. Santa Barbara: South Coast Mountain Bike Day Trip | GetYourGuide

    For those who are looking for a way to explore the Santa Barbara mountains, our mountain bike tour is for you. An experienced guide will accompany you on a full-suspension mountain bike.For those who are looking for a way to explore the Santa Barbara mountains, our mountain bike tour is for you. An experienced guide will accompany you on a full-suspension mountain bike.

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  23. Exclusive Santa Barbara Ghost Walking Storytelling in the Dead of the Night Tour
  24. Exclusive Santa Barbara Ghost Walking Storytelling in the Dead of the Night Tour

    Explore the dark history of Santa Barbara and its many ghostly encounters and horrific incidents on this small-group, nighttime walking tour. After meeting your guide in the heart of downtown, you'll begin your tour of the city's major monuments, including the El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, City Hall, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, and more. Visit the purportedly most haunted building in California—where you never know—you might run into some real-life ghosts along the way.

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  25. Downtown Santa Barbara Taco & Drink Tour
  26. Downtown Santa Barbara Taco & Drink Tour

    This tour explores Santa Barbara's amazing Spanish and Mexican influences, particularly on its cuisine. Local tacos will be served up at five different restaurants. Along the trip, there are three alcoholic beverages and two special non-alcoholic beverages (for both alcoholic drinkers and non).

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  27. Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide
  28. Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide

    You can choose from four alternative courses on this private Santa Barbara kayaking tour to see the marine life and historical landmarks of Santa Barbara Harbor and the stunning shoreline of the 'American Riviera.' Look for dolphins and seals while admiring the craggy cliffs of the Santa Ynez Mountains. With a kayak guide who knows the area well, you'll be able to learn about the wildlife and adjust your pace as you go.

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  29. Private Guided Pedicab Tour of Solvang with Wine Tasting
  30. Private Guided Pedicab Tour of Solvang with Wine Tasting

    In the hands of a friendly and knowledgeable pedicab driver, a ride through Solvang in a Danish-style bicycle rickshaw (pedicab) is a memorable experience for both first-time visitors and long-time residents.

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  31. Santa Barbara Moke Rental
  32. Santa Barbara Moke Rental

    The Moke electric vehicle has gone from British classic to Caribbean icon, and it has become a symbol of fun in the sun. When visiting Santa Barbara, a Moke rental from Wheel Fun Rentals is the ideal mode of transportation.

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  33. Santa Barbara Scavenger Hunt: Santa Barbara Beauty
  34. Santa Barbara Scavenger Hunt: Santa Barbara Beauty

    Let's Roam Scavenger Hunts are perfect for any occasion, including bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building activities, and more! Each participant choose an interactive role, with varied challenges.

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  35. 2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai
  36. 2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai

    Ceramics have been a part of Ojai's culture for more than a century. Our studio is a mile from the city center and is set in the middle of a fruit orchard.

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  37. Personalized and Guided Hiking, Biking, Rock Climbing or Tennis Adventure
  38. Personalized and Guided Hiking, Biking, Rock Climbing or Tennis Adventure

    While in town for the day or arranging a special occasion for two or for a group of friends and family members, Trails by Potter is your guide service for hiking, biking, rock climbing, or tennis – no matter what type of adventure you're searching for!

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  39. Private Walking Tour of El Pueblo Viejo in Santa Barbara
  40. Private Walking Tour of El Pueblo Viejo in Santa Barbara

    On this trip, we'll go back in time to see what life was like in Santa Barbara in the 18th and 19th centuries. We'll take a stroll through Santa Barbara's historic core, El Pueblo Viejo, or "the old town," which is centered on the Presidio.

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Purchasing guided excursions help you get the most out of your holiday.

For your convenience, we collaborate with the world’s largest and most recognized tour operators to provide a selection of carefully selected guided excursions. If you decide to buy any of them, we’ll earn a tiny commission without any additional cost to you.

What are guided tours?

Guided tours are all-inclusive group travel experiences often guided by a local travel guide and follow a set agenda for a particular tourist attraction or local activity. Several sightseeing guided tours, skip-the-line tickets for major tourist destinations, group day/night trips, food and wine tastings, and even airport transfers are available.

Should I use guided tours on my vacations?

Explore and experience your destination like a local.
It’s time to find some hidden gems! There are guided tours of places and activities that you didn’t know about!

Avoid scams and pay better prices

It’s best to book your guided tours in advance from the comfort of your own home, then enjoy your trip when you’re overseas on holiday.

I have a tight budget, can I still buy a guided tour?

With so many different guided tours to choose from, no matter what your budget is, you’re sure to find one that fits your needs.

Save time, Get the most out of your trip.

Don’t let your vacation time go wasted! Standing in line isn’t the place to make memories. If you plan early, you may avoid long queues at some of the world’s most popular sites.

When you have a tour plan, you know exactly what you’re going to do each day, so you don’t have to worry about any disappointment.

Check reviews before buying a guided tour

Overwhelmed with options and unsure which guided tour to take? Check out other user reviews to see which activities are a better fit for you.

No risk to you. Free cancellation

For the majority of guided tours, you can change your mind and cancel your ticket without incurring any fees up to 24 hours before the activity’s start date. This is really beneficial if your travel plans change at the last minute.

Meet people all over the world, make new friends on your next vacation

It’s great to meet folks from all around the world on your guided trips!

Types of guided tours available for your vacation

Depending upon the city you are taking a trip to, there are just about any guide trips and activities for everybody. There are outdoor guided trips, water activities, Nature tracks, Music festivals, Local food tours, Workshops and Classes, Arts Performances, Hidden Gems exploration, beer or white wine drinking and tasting tours, special TV & Movies tours, romantic couple trips, children’ activities, trips to Parks and Gardens, Island expedition trips, visit famous landmarks, Museum guided tours and tickets, Airport transfer services, Memorials for you to check out to under the local culture and history, go up Towers & viewing platforms to get a birds-eye view of the landscape, shopping trips, theaters and concert halls, stop by ports and harbors, sightseeing cruise, bikes for rental, helicopter trips, ferry tickets, Jeep and SUV for rental, private yacht services and sailboat leasing.