DeeTours of Santa Barbara
DeeTours of Santa Barbara
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MSkinner
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada593 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My wife and I booked Dee for a private wine tour while our ship was in port on Jan 25th. It was a GREAT day!!

She picked us up right where the ship docks, and then a relatively short 40 minute drive over to the vineyard area. First was Folded Hills. it was absolutely beautiful, the service was excellent, and the wine very good.

Next was Shoestring. Again, another beautiful location, absolutely amazing service, and great wine. We had a fantastic lunch there (ordered in advance with Dee), including a table cloth, flowers, etc. Great touch!

Finally, a trip through Solvang, and then a tasting room - Tercero. Spent a great, laugh-filled hour or so here, with a fantastic wine tasting.

On the way home, we stopped for a quick olive oil tasting at Rancho Olivos (excellent!).

She took us the scenic way home, over the mountain, for some incredible views! And then a quick little tour through Santa Barbara & back to the ship.

Had a fantastic day, and would 100% recommend Dee / her tour.
Written February 19, 2020
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YooperGirl1
Marquette, MI50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012
We spent a great day with Dee! She brought us to 3 vineyards, one tasting room, one olive oil tasting, and threw in some fun stuff for the kids (ostrich farm, park, miniature horses). We are a family with young children (9 and 5), as well as grandparents. My husband and I really wanted to see some of the wine country while we were visiting, but were concerned that it might be difficult to do with children. Dee made it easy. It was obvious that she had put some thought into where to bring us, as well as breaking up the day with fun stuff for the kids. Dee also took the kids for walks around the vineyards while the "grownups" tasted wines - above and beyond expectations! We felt that we saw some "out of the way" places, and overall had a fantastic, relaxing day! Thank you Dee and DeeTours! Excellent day!!
Written January 30, 2012
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Brandi S
San Diego, CA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
My bestie and I did a weekend in Santa Barbara which included Dees wine Tour. This was definitely the highlight of our trip!! From start to finish Dee was so helpful. I emailed her numerous times asking questions about the tour and Santa Barbara. She was extremely helpful and quick to respond. Our tour was so fun and Dee was very knowledgeable! I have been wine tasting many places in the US and abroad and this was by far my favorite tour! On our tour we did 4 wineries (you can choose a beer tasting in there too) we also went to a very cute farm that had pigs, goats, miniature donkeys. We went olive oil tasting, to a lavender farm, Solvang, and to see miniature horses. We stopped at a roadside stand and she bought strawberries for our lunch. At our lunch Dee had flowers and a table cloth and the lunch was delicious!!! After the tour Dee stopped at our hotel so we could drop our bags and then dropped us to a restaurant so we could have dinner. Dee was so kind, accommodating, lovely, fun, knowledgeable, and runs an amazing tour!!! Thanks Dee!!! We will be back!!!
Written November 6, 2016
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Alysia V
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
We spent three days in Santa Barbara celebrating our best friend's bachelorette party. The day we spent in Santa Ynez wine country was by far our favorite and most memorable day All because of DeeTours.

Dee was super responsive and easy to work with. She let me research the vineyards and got us into everything I wanted to see.

We spent the day with Sandy in the stretch Jeep Wrangler. On the way to wine country Sandy filled us in on all the details about the region the wines we would be tasting and his background. Besides being so knowledgeable he is hilarious. He made the trip to the vineyards so entertaining.

Besides the four breathtaking vineyards we visited and the great wine, Sandy also took us to a farm and olive oil tasting and to end the night an old stagecoach bar for dancing.

The thing that made the day so special was all the extra little things that DeeTours did for us. Mini instruments with music for the ride home, A complimentary bottle of wine with lunch in honor of the bachelorette and Dee Sandy's general kindness towards us.

I can't recommend this tour enough and I can't imagine that anybody matches their level of service.
Written July 28, 2016
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WainwrightDS
Maui, HI3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Before you go anywhere else in Santa Barbara take a Dee Tour! Our Jeep picked us up early and with a big smile Dee got our day rolling in our private ride. Dee's extensive knowledge of the coastal area helped us to make the best plans for what we wanted to do the remainder of our time in Santa Barbara. The wonderful places Dee took us stretched from the beaches to the wineries. It was all so smooth and we felt like celebrities all day. I really can't say enough but don't want to say to much because there is just one surprise after another on this tour. The beautiful picnic lunch that Dee provided was as well timed and tasty as you could imagined. Everywhere you go everyone is so happy to see Dee. She is a Santa Barbara celebrity with the locals. Dee was like an old friend that I had not seen in years and she brightened up every location we visited. Spend the day with Dee Tours and make some memories. What an outstanding Day!
Written June 21, 2016
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Cassidy E
New York City, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
DeeTours was amazing! Dee made it incredibly easy to plan our trip over the phone. When we arrived at the pick up spot her business partner Sandy was waiting on us in the red Dee Tours Jeep. He gave us snacks and water, allowed us to choose lunch from a menu and then we hopped in. He gave us a tour of Santa Barbara and then drove us up to wine country. We visited four wineries chosen based on the types of wine that we prefer. Such as sweet or dry. We even had an olive oil and vinegar tasting. All the wineries we went to had the kindest employees. The whole trip was incredibly beautiful. We arrived for pick up at 10 am and got back to our car at after four. What made the whole trip the best was definitely Sandy. Our cheeks hurt from laughing. The man is a comedian and has a vast knowledge. We will never forget him or this experience. Thanks DeeTours!
Written June 13, 2016
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GrandTour553445
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
We found DeeTours on TripAdvisor when planning our shore excursions for California Coastal Cruise in April 2016. The reviews were all excellent, so we put in a call to Dee and booked a personal tour for just my husband and myself. The previous reviews were correct, the tour was awesome & so was Dee. We went to 3 beautiful wineries for wine tasting. We went to an olive ranch for olive oil tasting (really good). We went to a lavender farm. We also visited the Danish town of Solvang, be sure to buy some cookies. We also did a quick tour of Santa Barbara. We had a picnic lunch at a gazebo in one of the wineries. If you want to see Santa Barbara, go with DeeTours! Thanks Dee!!
Written May 4, 2016
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LI2363
Long Island, NY31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
We were only in Santa Barbara for one day on a cruise stop. I chose to take a tour with Dee Tours since they seemed to offer much more than any of the cruise ship excursions and they did not disappoint. As soon as we got off the ship, Alex (aka Sandy) was waiting curbside for us. We also met Dee who was doing another tour that day. Both Dee and Sandy were very personable and a pleasure to do business with. Sandy took us to a bunch of wineries each one better than the last one. we also visited a Olive Oil farm, a beer brewery and spent some time in Solvang. We also had a great lunch at a winery. All in all this tour exceed my expectations. Alex was the perfect tour guide and I highly recommend taking a tour with Dee Tours the next time you are in Santa Barbara.
Written April 11, 2018
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Thank you for such a wonderful review ! it means a lot to us to know that you enjoyed your day in Santa Barbara and wine country ! Come back again soon to see us ! Your friends , Dee and Sandy!
Written April 12, 2018
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Roberta F
Columbus, OH84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
We booked DeeTours Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Tour while on our Pacific Coastal Cruise with a port stop in Santa Barbara. It was a semi-private tour with one other couple in a red "stretch" Jeep limo and our expert driver, Sandy. Our trip included a visit to the charming Danish town of Solvang, wine tastings at 3 wineries, and a stop at Rancho Olivos where we sampled tasty artisan olive oils. Snacks and bottled water was also provided during the tour. Sandy gave us a brief tour of the Santa Barbara area pointing out places of interest and enlightening us his knowledge and fun facts! On the drive back to the cruise port, Sandy took the scenic route with a stop at the Ye Cold Spring Tavern that in past life was a stagecoach stop! We highly recommend booking a DeeTours tour when visiting Santa Barbara.
Written October 29, 2016
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David A
San Juan Capistrano, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
I dislike large bus tours visiting venues such as wineries. There is hardly any personal attention for a trip like this. DeeTours is the exact opposite. Our driver, Sandy, was the consumate host, providing for us snacks, lunch, detailed background of the city itself, fauna and flora, winemaking and the wineries that we had SELECTED to visit, and peppering us with a constant patter of erudite observations of just about everything in general. Overall, I'd give this tour an 11 out of 10.
Written October 19, 2015
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