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Santa Barbara Trolley Tours

1 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1836
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A must do, particularly with Richard on board

While visiting for a wedding we decided to come out to Santa Barbara a few days early to take in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Art V
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Cheaper Than Ship

We had looked for things to do in Samta Barbara before leaving on our cruise and decided on taking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ckatmomi
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Santa Barbara sightseeing at it's finest on the original, fully narrated Santa Barbara Trolley Tour. Santa Barbara Trolley has been a Santa Barbara staple for over 25 years. Join us as we visit local hot spots such as the Santa Barbara Courthouse, Santa Barbara Zoo, Museum of Natural History, the historic Santa Barbara Mission, and more, all fully narrated by our energetic and knowledgeable tour guides! Or, charter our newly renovated fleet of trolleys for your wedding, party or corporate event.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“narrated tour” (3 reviews)
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1 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1836
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"hop on hop"
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"narrated tour"
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"great overview"
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"driver guide"
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"excellent tour"
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"points of interest"
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"cruise ship"
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"minute stop"
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"lay of the land"
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"visitor center"
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"interesting facts"
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"sb history"
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"great guide"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting for a wedding we decided to come out to Santa Barbara a few days early to take in the sights and learn about the area, we decided to take the SB Trolley Tour. If you are not from the area we would highly...More

2  Thank Art V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had looked for things to do in Samta Barbara before leaving on our cruise and decided on taking the Hop On Hop Off to only to find the day blocked out the day the ship was in port and they were charging much more...More

Thank ckatmomi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been meaning to put this review up for a while now. We had the most wonderful Christmas light trolley tour with Jay he is the best around, he took us to all the best spots in town. He was so knowledgeable and so...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great tour that gives a nice overview to Santa Barbara and the surrounding area of Montecito. The tour hits all of the highlights of the area so that you can get a good idea of what you would like to go back...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My innkeeper recommended this trolley tour and suggested Jay Van Meter as our guide. Tickets can be purchased on line or at the Visitor Center on Cabrillo Blvd. The trolley was on time an offered a wonderful hop-on/hop-off tour of Santa Barbara and Montecito. His...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took the tour with LupeLu. She was informative and charming and gave us a wonderful overview of the city. We loved the route she took as it really gave us the ‘lay of the land’ there. Upon leaving the trolley, I...More

Thank dchrch88
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

This is an excellent way to introduce yourself to Santa Barbara. The tour guide, Jay Van Meter, was a funny and exceptionally well informed gentleman. The tour itself is comfortable, covers all the highlights, and is a "hop on and hop off" so if there...More

1  Thank James L
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

Our Tour Guide, Jay Van Meter was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He showed us the highlights of Santa Barbara and gave the history of the area. Was a great excursion off our cruise ship!

1  Thank pamela h
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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Chuck's commentary was informative and fun. We hopped off at the Harbour - walked along the jetty, and went up to the viewpoint in the information office. Then hopped off again at The Mission and took the self guided tour. Each of these took the...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

This was such a nice experience for our team to enjoy together and a big thank you to Jay Van Meter for being an excellent guide. Good for tourists to get their bearings in the city and good for locals to enjoy the historical anecdotes.

1  Thank MarissaATheBiltmore
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Mahendra B
May 22, 2018|
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Response from The_TravelingBusters | Reviewed this property |
We bought our tickets on their website: (Sorry-didn’t know you can’t use HTML letters in a Trip Advisor answer) Just show the four digit code on your smart phone to the driver. Easier that way since drivers only take... More
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ExplorerSB
May 23, 2017|
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Response from SBNATIVE | Property representative |
Yes, they are. But due to a parade our route is altered.
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March 21, 2017|
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Response from sbtcwfrsb | Property representative |
Hello! Our daily historical tour is $22 for adults and $8 for children 12 years of age and under. You may purchase your tickets directly from your driver or from the Visitor's Information center located at 1 Garden St... More
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