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Narrated Historical City Tour

Route Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stops on the Narrated Historical City Tour:
  • Santa Barbara Visitor Center
  • Montecito Inn
  • Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Zoo
  • Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
  • Santa Barbara Harbor
  • Franciscan Inn & Suites
  • 740 State St
  • Santa Barbara Museum Of Art
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  • 2201 Laguna St - Old Mission Santa Barbara
  • Superior Court Of California County Of Santa Barbara
  • 719 State St - State and Ortega
  • 1 Garden St - Return To Visitors Center
Attractions on the Narrated Historical City Tour:

Butterfly Beach / Santa Barbara Zoo / Santa Barbara Harbor / Old Mission Santa Barbara / Santa Barbara County Courthouse

Operates: Departs from the Santa Barbara Visitors Center (1 Garden Street) every hour on the hour starting at 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

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Important Information
Departure Point
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
Departure Time
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1h 30m
Return Details
You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Narrated Tour
  • Hotel Pick-up (Select Hotels)
  • Food and Drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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All reviews hop on hop state street visitor center great overview driver guide beautiful city lay of the land cruise ship montecito inn shopping area points of interest excellent tour sound system parking lot in town fun facts jay
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Reviewed yesterday

Took the tour today. I’ve been coming to Santa Barbara since 1990. This is a great way to see Santa Barbara & learn about its unique history. If you are very lucky your tour guide will be a a fella called Jay Van Meter. I’m...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Bernie O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took this tour at my elderly mother's request. It offered a peek-a-boo view of Santa Barbara, but wasn't a HOHO trolley. It was ok, but I heard from other cruisers they just took a city bus and viewed a vista from a high vantage...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tour46536
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exactly what we wanted - quick 2-3 hour overview of the city. Great driver/guide who provided informed, knowledgeable commentary.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AviatorA320
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came from the UK and chuck was the best driver he gave us an interesting tour of the Santa Barbara pointing out locations of interest and filling us in on the backstories of these places as well as giving us a general history of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Davidthehawk
sbtcwfrsb, Manager at Santa Barbara Trolley Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your tour with Chuck!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rob was a great guide! We learned a lot about Santa Barbara. It's a beautiful and fascinating city. We loved it. I have only one criticism. The instructions for obtaining our vouchers/tickets need not sound so complicated. It is not. The instructions need a little...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Donna A
sbtcwfrsb, Manager at Santa Barbara Trolley Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour with Rob as your driver. Thank you for notifying us about the instructions for ticket redemption. I will look into it.

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August 27, 2019|
Response from SbMoke |
Hi, we pick up from the cruise ship port if you have purchased your tickets directly from the cruise ship. If you are planning to buy tickets from us directly we pickup about 1/4 mile away from 1 garden street. Enjoy your... More
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