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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

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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
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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.

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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

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star-5
This experience was...
Lia_M
, Jul 2022
This experience was really cool this was my first time coming to Santa barbara really enjoy the trolley
star-4
Fantastic Voyage!
Brian_M
, Jun 2022
It would be nice to have an air conditioner on, but other than that everything was great! Would do again or recommend to others for sure.
star-4
Review
Connie_B
, Jun 2022
Great overview - sticking to time frame would have helped. We were on the 90 minute tour from 12:00 and got back at 2:15.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
We had a great time! Our guide wad wonderful!
Mike_K
, Jun 2022
The personal history of the driver and his experiences on the trolley thoroughly enjoyable ax was the historic references he made. Great tour!
star-5
It was a good experience....
Ronnette_M
, Jun 2022
It was a good experience. Very Informative. The tourist guide is very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a blast!!
star-5
Knowing Santa Barbara
Myriam_M
, Jun 2022
To stopped at the Mission and walked around for some time and got information of the city in general
star-5
Jay, our driver, was...
Anonymous
, Jun 2022
Jay, our driver, was informative and entertaining. An excellent docent! The time flew by as we saw and learned a lot about Santa Barbara and Montecito.
star-5
Very enjoyable tour
Nancy_M
, Jun 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Jay was our host and his knowledge, personal touch, and enthusiasm created a very warm, engaging tour. I was very thankful the tour covered parts on Montecito as well.
star-5
Tour of Santa Barbara going back in time with stop at Santa Barbara Mission
Lisa_M
, Jun 2022
Enjoy passing the Santa Barbara Zoo and seeing a few of Giraffes walking around. Are one 15 minute stop at the Santa Barbara Mission was beautiful pleasant treat to see how well preserved this 10th of the 21 Spanish Missions that were built here in California (1818-1820 completed). Breath taking views of the Pacific Ocean. The water trough (no water at present time) was used for the community to wash their clothes. Love seeing historical sites. California is rich in it.
star-4
The narrated trip and...
Rosario_M
, Jun 2022
The narrated trip and visit along the beaches, mission, main buildings, and the variety of trees that grow in the area 😊
star-5
SB Highlights
Claudia_R
, May 2022
Love taking my out of town guests on the trolley. In 90 mins they get a really good feel for the beautiful town we live in. I always learn something new that adds to my appreciation of this town I call home.
star-5
Highly recommend!!
Tammie_S
, May 2022
Our tour guide was Jay…. He kept us entertained that entire trip. He was wondering to listen to. I would love to take a different tour on our next trip to Santa Barbra.
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.

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