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Santa Barbara Downtown Cocktails and History Walking Tour

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Santa Barbara, United States
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Stroll through downtown Santa Barbara with a guide and small group to get the most out of your visit. You'll benefit from insightful commentary as you visit some of the top attractions, as well as some eateries you might not find on your own. Purchase food or drinks at the three historical cocktail bars and listen to the explanation of why each is significant. Traveling with a small group means you'll get plenty of attention from your guide.
  • Small group of just 12 people means an intimate feel to the group
  • Learn about downtown Santa Barbara's history and culinary culture
  • Stop at food and drink establishments off the beaten path
  • Plenty of time to ask questions
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Includes a fully guided historical tour with a fun and professional local guide, who can recommend excellent food and drink options throughout the tour.
Does not include the cost of cocktails or any food and drink.

Departure Point

15 E De La Guerra St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

Meet in front of Casa De la Guerra courtyard, under the sign in front of the Museum. City Hall is on the opposite corner across the street.

Return Details

833 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

State Street. Santa Barbara, CA 93101

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour not available for those under 21 years of age, as the primary stops on the tour are bars. It is advised that you were comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and shoes, and a light outer layer for evening temperature drops. The walking portion of the tour may cover approximately a mile of distance, so is advised for guests who can handle leisurely walking in a city environment.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Totally Cali Tours of Santa Barbara LLC
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.

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Very Knowledgeable guide
, Dec 2021
The whole trip was very interesting. My husband and I do not drink alcohol but wanted to go along for the history tour. We were the only ones on this tour, so our guide changed the drinking part to olive oil tasting. It was great. The food was fabulous.
Melissa and this tour -- OUTSTANDING
, Sep 2021
This was a fabulous experience. We were very lucky - we were the only guests on this particular tour and our leader was Melissa, owner of this tour company. You couldn't get a better guide that Melissa! She is knowledgeable, personable, friendly, informative, we could go on and on about Melissa. And yes, the tour itself was excellent. The locations we stopped for drinks and food were great choices. We really liked the empanadas (as we were on the ala carte tour because we didn't want to eat too much, we were only going to order 2 to share. Melissa highly recommended we get at least 4 for the 2 of us -- we are glad we took her advice). We even got a "bonus" stop at an olive oil shop and were treated to another terrific experience. We give a 2-thumbs up on this tour.
, Jun 2021
Our first day in town and this tour was a great way to walk around and learn the area. Melissa was very informative and had great drink/food suggestions along the way.
SB Hisotry and Cocktail tour
, May 2021
We really enjoyed the afternoon. The history portion was informative, and we enjoyed how drinks were mixed between all of the historical content. Thank you so much!
Excellent Tour
, Dec 2020
We had an excellent time. Melissa was great and we learned a lot about Santa Barbara while having wonderful food and drink.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Santa Barbara walking tour
, Feb 2020
Awesome Tour! I would rate 10 stars if I could!! Lots of history plus great food and drinks! Loved seeing the local spots and our guide Melissa was fabulous
2 travelers found this review helpful
Perfect Afternoon
, Jul 2019
It was easy to find the starting point and Melissa was waiting for us so we eagerly started the tour ahead of schedule. It was nice to have someone familiar with the area guide us through the busy downtown area and direct us to some cool local bars and restaurants away from the tourist traps. Learning about the history of Santa Barbara, seeing the historic buildings, taking in the spectacular views at a leisurely pace while enjoying the local hot spots was a real treat.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you for your review! We always love to hear how our tours are for our guests.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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