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“preelectiongetaway” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Barbara Trolley Tours

Santa Barbara Trolley Tours
23 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-965-0353
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Ranked #35 of 110 activities in Santa Barbara
Type: Tours
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westerly, ri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“preelectiongetaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

After parking on the Pier we purchased tickets at the Visitor center and returned to the tour was to start only to find that the Trolley was packed so decided to wait the hour until the next one arrived. This was a great decision. The noon trolley was almost empty and the driver, a replacement one for the scheduled driver, was outstanding. His narrative of the area provided us with a great understanding of the city and its origins and present inhabitants. The tour was one of the best we have had in various cities. We would definately recommend this as a way to get to understand the city.

Visited November 2012
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Milton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Just right.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Really good way of seeing Santa Barbara. The driver was informative, friendly and humorous. We got off at several places, an hour in the shopping area, an hour at the Mission, an hour at the courthouse. The timings were just right for us, no rushing and no waiting.

Visited October 2012
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Windsor
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good tour of the town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

This is a good way to see the whole of SB, the driver knew his stuff although seemed more interested in real estate...celebrity homes and new hotels than anything else. It can be hard to work out if you are at the right hop on point so dont expect to see any signs for it...you are probably still in the right place. We bought tickets on board as couldnt get the website to process and of course the office is closed on a weekend but apart from that all good.

Visited October 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great Overview of the City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

$20 for a 90 minutes tour is a great deal. This was our first time in Santa Barbara, and it was a really great way to get an overview of the city and learn more about the area. There are definitely some places on the tour that we probably wouldn't have seen or learned about if we had just driven around on our own. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The only drawback is that if you decide to get off at one of the sites, it's an hour before the next bus comes (assuming they're running on schedule).

Visited August 2012
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norfolk
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“excellent tour for the money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Took the tour with my husband and 14 year old granddaughter. Although I'm generally not the tour taking type, I have to say that I really enjoyed this. The tour took me into areas I might not have otherwise thought to visit and provided great information. The driver kept was professional and I can't remember any hokey comments, just straightforward information. I especially liked being able to get off the trolley at given locations to see an attraction and then pick up the tour again in an hour.

Visited July 2012
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