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Santa Barbara Trolley Tour

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Santa Barbara, United States
Santa Barbara Trolley Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Visitors who want a quick, fun overview of Santa Barbara's highlights will love this 90-minute trolley tour of the American Riviera. Drive past landmarks like the courthouse, the zoo, the Mission, and the Museum of Natural History. Learn about the town's culture and history from live commentary and note places that you might want to return to independently later.
  • Learn more than you would touring by yourself
  • Enjoy the convenience of a narrated guided tour
  • Ideal for first-time visitors to Santa Barbara
  • This is a small-group tour, for your comfort
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Narrated Tour
Food and Drinks
Garden Street Visitor Center , 1 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

Departs Thursday - Monday at the Visitor center located at 1 Garden st. Departure times are 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • If wheelchair assistants is needed, please call our office 24 hours in advance (805) 965-0353.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Santa Barbara Trolley Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Santa Barbara Trolley Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Santa Barbara Trolley Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Santa Barbara Trolley Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Santa Barbara Trolley Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Santa Barbara Trolley Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Santa Barbara Trolley Tour.

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  • "The directions from Viator said to "exchange voucher for ticket" at the trolley office ." See review

Reviews

4.5
star-4.5
343 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-3
We were unable to take...
Kia_G
, May 2022
We were unable to take tour. There was an unexpected emergency with driver. Unfortunately, we we could not take a later tour, that day. However, the company quickly refunded the ticket purchases. Maybe, another time, we’ll give it a try!
star-5
Great to learn about SB history & layout
William_C
, May 2022
Experienced Santa Barbara area driver with lots of area history. Good to see city layout plus top areas to visit later.
star-5
Well worth the money
Tony_S
, May 2022
Driver very informative and likable all places of interest pointed out In real detail. Santa Barbara at its best. Over 2 hrs of excursion. So glad we booked this tour
star-5
Great tour!
Gail_H
, May 2022
Our guide was funny, informative and thoroughly enjoyed sharing the history of Santa Barbara with us.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Day with Jay
Scott_B
, Apr 2022
Jay our Trolley Tour guide was outstanding - he was very knowledgable and had a great personality to boot. He really made our tour fun.
star-5
Trolly tour
pau
, Apr 2022
Rusty was an excellent guide and driver! We learned so much history and got acquainted with Santa Barbara. We loved it. Great value.
star-5
Fun experience
Dan_R
, Apr 2022
Our tour guy was fun and knowledgeable We were a few minutes late he waited and didn’t make us feel bad A great guy It was traffic who kept us from being on time
star-5
Great tour
Phillip_P
, Apr 2022
Received a lot of historical facts about the area. Very knowledgeable guide and had a great sense of humor.
star-5
Great tour with a pretty perfect tour guide!
Rachel_P
, Apr 2022
Really enjoyed the tour of Santa Barbara, what a cool place. The tour guide - Jay - was really great… funny, informative and kind. Thoroughly recommend it!
star-5
Great experience
Fahimeh_A
, Apr 2022
Such a great experience!! I got to see so many places and scenic views of Santa Barbara in a 90-minute tour!!
star-4
A great wine tour
Shari_W
, Apr 2022
The driver and his knowledge of the area and the wineries we were visiting made the trip very enjoyable. I would highly recommend.
star-5
Santa Varbara experience
Josefina_G
, Apr 2022
We had a very good time knowing all the favorites parts of Santa Bárbara in this tour my friends & I went back to few places after the tour it was really nice our guide in explaining very nice
star-5
Awesome
Sylvia_C
, Apr 2022
Sharing w my husband and my best friend. We throughly enjoyed the story telling and learning about the city. Richard the tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Great job. Would definitely do it again with my family.
star-4
Knowledgeable tour guide
Girija_G
, Mar 2022
The big tree was amazing! The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of SB and it was clear how much he loves Santa Barbara!
star-1
Annoying
Evelyn_S
, Mar 2022
Receiving multiple emails that I sure didn’t want and couldn’t unsubscribe to. I can’t even do this review without having to go back again and again. Stop please.
star-2
The driver had very little historical information about Santa Barbara .
Elizabeth_S
, Mar 2022
The trolley ride was nice , but the driver should have have had more historical information about Santa Barbara .
star-5
Great Day Activity
Denise_T
, Mar 2022
We came for my grandson's first birthday. He loved it! I love all of the random facts we learned about Santa Barbara. We would love to come and do the Christmas trolley ride!
star-5
Fun, Personalized Tour
Sarah_A
, Mar 2022
We had a wonderful trip with Jay giving us the tour! It was my kiddos 1st birthday and he was so sweet and had everyone sing for him! I felt like I learned a lot about Santa Barbar and now have lots of places to check out when I visit again!
star-5
Great tour of the city...
Jay_R
, Feb 2022
Great tour of the city and the driver was friendly and very informative. Trolly was comfortable. We stopped at the Old Mission for pics and a bathroom break. Definitely a must do if you've never been to Santa Barbara.
star-5
The guide...weve traveled...
Barbara_G
, Feb 2022
The guide...weve traveled all over US..the best..most informative guide ever. I would recommend this tour to anybody.

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