Wine & Chocolate Historical Walking Tour of Santa Barbara
A tour that highlights the most excellent wines to be found in Santa Barbara.
This 3 Hour Wine Tasting & History Tour Includes:
-(2)Boutique Wine tastings at the region’s best winery tasting rooms
-(2) Chocolate tastings, including artisanal handmade local chocolates or unique bakery delights
-Insider information on the area’s wine industry and it’s incredible wines
-An in-depth cultural, historical and architectural tour as you walk through downtown, including the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Casa de la Guerra, romantic El Paseo, the lively State Street Promenade, and our unique wine tasting neighborhoods (and many more highlights along the way!).
Duration of Tour: Approximately 3-3.5 Hours
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Start Time: 12:00 PM * Meets at the Santa Barbara Train Station at 209 State Street, Santa Barbara. Meeting location may change from time to time; guests will be notified in advance.
Cost: $135.00 per person
-You will be shuttled through paradise in a comfortable air-conditioned van with a captain’s seat for each guest
-Many seats come with their own cell phone charging port and seat-back storage pouch
-Bottled water is included on each driving tour
TOUR GROUP SIZES:
We like for you to feel like you’re really stepping into the Cali vibe and getting an authentic and attentive experience, and can accommodate large and small groups. Our standard driving tours listed on our website seat up to 8 guests. We can also accommodate larger groups upon request for an additional charter fee. Call us if you have questions (805)403-6500
– Our walking tours may include up to 15 people for standard tours. We may be able to accommodate more upon special request. Call us (805)403-6500
We can easily accommodate groups over 8 people for an additional charter fee. We are also happy to upgrade your booking to a Luxury Mercedes Sprinter, Mercedes Party Van or a full-sized Tour Coach at your request. Please call or email us for a quote: (805)403-6500 / firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW FAR DO WE WALK ON THE WALKING TOURS?
Walking tours may include up to 1.5 miles of walking through downtown Santa Barbara. Sometimes more, sometimes less depending on the route.
WHERE DO THE TOURS MEET?
Driving Tours: Santa Barbara area include pickup in Santa Barbara, Montecito or in the City of Goleta, at the location of your choice. We may be able to pickup just outside the area for an additional fee. If you’re parking in Santa Barbara just for the day, we recommend the Visitor Center pay to park lot at 1 Garden Street in Santa Barbara.
For Ojai driving tours, we pickup in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Ojai.
Walking Tours meet a various locations, noted on the tour description. Call (805)403-6500 if you have questions.
Gratuities are not included in any of the booking fees, and are much-appreciated and very welcome. If you enjoy your tour, pretty please tip your guide and your servers at the tasting rooms along the way.
BUYING BEER AND WINE IS ENCOURAGED:
We’ve secured boutique wineries and breweries for your tasting enjoyment. We highly recommend you buy a bottle of wine or a growler of beer to take home, or even better, join the clubs! It’s really wonderful to get a surprise wine shipment when you get home after a long day at work….you can revisit beautiful Santa Barbara with every sip. Plus, it helps support these small local producers who put so much love into what they do.
CAN WE BOOK A PRIVATE OR CUSTOM TOUR?
Yes, you can book a private charter and/or we can also create a custom tour for you. See the Private Charter and Custom Tour sections for more info.
ARE THE ITINERARIES ALWAYS THE SAME ON ALL OF YOUR TOURS?
Not at all, as that would mess with the magic! How your tour is directed depends on the day of the week, and the itinerary that makes sense for your group that day. Things change, but we promise you’ll love whatever we put together.
DO YOU HAVE GIFT CERTIFICATES?
Yes, you can purchase these in our booking system. They make a wonderful surprise gift
We have a no cancellation policy. We are very happy to give you a gift certificate for a future tour if you can’t make it on the day of your tour. To cancel and receive the gift certificate, you must provide 48 hour notice, or we won’t be able to issue a gift certificate. If you don’t do this, you will lose your booking and gift certificate entirely.
CAN SPECIAL DIETS BE ACCOMMODATED?
While we try our best to create a tour for everyone, our itineraries include food and beverages that may not be suitable for vegans, vegetarians or those with food allergies, lactose or gluten intolerance. At the time of your booking you are welcome to make note of any special requests you may have, and we will best to help accommodate your needs, but cannot guarantee there will be substitutions available. You are welcome to pass on any tastings that don’t work for you. If you do have a special dietary request please remind your guide and tasting room partners at each stop to ensure your needs are being taken into account.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
Our tours are awesome rain or shine. We don’t cancel or refund due to weather conditions. Please bring an umbrella and appropriate attire so you can still fully joy your tour.
ARE CHILDREN AND THOSE UNDER 21 ALLOWED ON THE TOUR?
We don’t allow kids on our Happy Hour History Walking Tour, but the rest of the tours do allow children. It’s best to call or email us if your children are under 14, to see if the tour you’re booking is a good fit for your child. We want to make sure they enjoy the day too! (805)403-6500/ email@example.com