Totally Cali Tours is proud to partner with one of the best walking food tour companies of Santa Barbara, rated “5 Stars” time and again by guests. If you’d like to book or check availability, or need more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Taste of Santa Barbara:
This culinary experience offers an intimate food walking tour of the mid-State Street area of downtown Santa Barbara and gives guests an up close and personal look into the local food scene.
As we walk the streets of Santa Barbara, this food tour stops for tastings at six different shops and restaurants, where we taste and experience the best dishes and best restaurants that make Santa Barbara the great dining destination that it is. Our tour tastings vary, with some tours making stops at the Santa Barbara Public Market, and others stopping at areas like El Paseo and La Arcada. Throughout the day, guests will also become acquainted with historical places like the Arlington Theater, the Granada Theater, and the Santa Barbara County Courthouse.
French pastries, Northern Italian dishes, noodle bowls, local wine, craft beer, handcrafted chocolates, tacos, ice cream, and East Coast deli fare are among the tasting options. We even sample sandwiches that have been featured on the Food Network. Partnering businesses include Renaud’sPatisserie, Ca’Dario, The Garden, Grassini Family Vineyards, Margerum Winery, Norton’s Pastrami and Deli, the Honey B Kitchen, Cebada Winery, il Fustino, McConnells Fine Ice Cream, Rori’s Creamery, Empty Bowl Noodle Bar, the Santa Barbara Public Market, and Chocolats du CaliBressan.
Funk Zone Tour
On this fun food walking tour, guests will explore some of the city’s off the beaten path eateries and shops. This three hour tour starts just off of State Street, a few blocks from the beach, and ends in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, a funky industrial area that is home to art galleries, around 20 local wineries, gourmet restaurants, and even a local brewery and distillery.
Over the course of the tour, guests will learn about the history of Santa Barbara, the development of the Funk Zone, and will taste at six different locations. Handmade chocolates, craft beer, lobster bisque, bratwurst, sparkling wine, and artisanal baked goods are on the tasting menu.
Partnering businesses include Chocolate Maya, Mony’s Taqueria, Enterprise Fish Company, the Nook, Riverbench Winery, Santa Barbara Winery, Helena Avenue Bakery, and Topa Topa Brewing Company. Price includes tastings at six different locations.
-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 / email@example.com
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/ firstname.lastname@example.org