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Free Walking Tour Santa Barbara

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About Free Walking Tour Santa Barbara
Enjoy walking along Santa Barbara's beautiful waterfront while learning about the city's rich and intriguing history; from the early native americans to the new chic Funk Zone. John Ummel, a long time retired resident will take you back in time relating interesting and entertaining stories of Santa Barbara's past with a particular focus on events occurring in or near the ocean.
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All reviews fascinating facts thanks john entertaining commentary social studies teacher story teller historical events information provided maritime museum great introduction beautiful town bring water all ages an excellent guide couple of hours two hours visitor center waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re in Santa Barbara and want to get an amazing base of knowledge and information about the city, definitely go on John’s walking tour. Don’t let the word ‘free’ give you the impression this walking tour is anything less than high quality, informative and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BarcaKris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are experienced walking “tourers” and John is excellent! The tour started and ended on time, was well researched, so informative and entertaining! Truth is stranger than fiction and the amazing stories do not disappoint. This tour is a must do on your next visit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vickiboswell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Learn about the history and founding of the Santa Barbara waterfront and marina on a delightful 2-hour walking tour of the same locale. The tidbits revealed about the formation of the marina, the offshore Channel Islands, the native Chumash inhabitants, the Spanish and Mexican influences,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank J C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked spots on this walking tour for myself, two adult sons and a daughter in law. Though I’ve lived in Santa Barbara for nearly 40 years, I was surprised and delighted by what I learned. The walk took us to the places near the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MChristineG4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour was informative and very enjoyable. John is excellent! Well worth your time and effort. And the local lunch recommendation was also spot on.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank William G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

John led an amazing walking tour for our small group on a beautiful, sunny December morning. Despite a smaller number of reservations, he sent out an email a few days prior to our tour to confirm that he would lead one as scheduled. It was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jivi_S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

John Ummel does an amazing job of sharing the history of Santa Barbara and its waterfront. He is an excellent speaker and provides a valuable perspective as a Santa Barbara native. He has clearly made a significant investment of time in researching Santa Barbara’s history....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BDiegoG
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Excellent tour, very informative, as a 47 years resident of Santa Barbara, it was refreshing to remember some of the stories of our past. Have been on many tours here in Santa Barbara and abroad and Johns waterfront tour is one of the best of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chi-art
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Great walking tour - have taken many in Europe and this one is better because of the extensive photos that are shown. Great choice for Santa Barbara.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jlhhurst4
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

John was an excellent guide, enthusiastic and inspiring. We took this tour at the start of a 2 day stay in Santa Barbara, it was great to learn about the town from a local. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: November 2018
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You can book here freewalkingtoursb It is free, but tips are appreciated. We paid $20 for 6 people.
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