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Santa Barbara Trolley Tours

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Address: 23 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Santa Barbara sightseeing at it's finest on the original, fully narrated...

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.

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Santa Barbara Trolley Tour

I used to live in the Southern California and had never done a tour of Santa Barbara, great trolley tour with Jay. This is reasonably priced and covers all of the highlights in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I used to live in the Southern California and had never done a tour of Santa Barbara, great trolley tour with Jay. This is reasonably priced and covers all of the highlights in the Santa Barbara area. The area is so beautiful, Jay told about the history and all of the famous people that now live in the Montecito area.... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought the one day pass with the intention of riding both days. It was raining the whole week so it kept up busy. Slight problem was the second day we waited ages at the pick up stop so I eventually called the office. They said they weren't running that day since it rained overnight???@@ It was dry in the... More 

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sbtcwfrsb, Owner at Santa Barbara Trolley Tours, responded to this review

We wanted to apologize for not running, we made a decision to cancel our tour the night before because of the forecast, We have learned our lesson. Thanks so much for the positive review. Best, Santa Barbara Trolley More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Due to being off peak season, I was the only person on this trolley tour. The tour guide Richard was amazing and ran it as if he had a trolley full of people. He was so knowledgable and his commentary of Santa Barbara was spectacular and so entertaining the complete route. He also recommended places to visit and dine. I... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide was not particularly engaging, tho he was very knowledgable. It was worth our while because it gave us a great overview of Santa Barbara, and we could decide on the places we wanted to return to. If you do this tour and are interested in the Clark estate - read Empty Mansions! Very interesting and great history!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hop on hop off narrated tour at a very reasonable price. Our driver was Ricardo and bc we traveled in January (not high season), we had the entire tour to ourselves. Ricardo was great, very knowledgable about SB history, interesting facts and the inside scoop on celebrities in SB. Definitely a must do for new comers. Gives... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They offer 2 day pass for $22.00. You can hop on and off to several locations including Fess Parker Inn, Montecito Inn, Santa Barbara Mission, Courthouse and State Street to name a few. There is parking at the Visitor Center. Highly recommend the trolley. Lots of information. Definitely will be back!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Up here in Santa Barbra and we have been using the SB Trolley to get around. Great deal and having Jay V, as our guide has been Great. Thank you Jay and Chuck. Craig and Noriko

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Trolley tour when we stopped in Santa Barbara for our cruise. The tour is 90 minutes and takes you all around the town [Downtown, Court House, Mission to name a few]. Jay Van Meter our driver was AMAZING to say the least. Very personal, easy going, and super knowledgeable about the lovey city. It was a rainy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our tour of Santa Barbara so much on the S.B. Trolly. The trolly was clean and comfortable but it was the driver, Rob that made the trip memorable.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend & I visited Santa Barbara last month. The tour .. with Jay.. was the fabulous and extremely informative. Luckily we did the trolley when we first arrived & Jay gave us an overview, recommendations & information we would not have had. We followed up on many sights like the court house, Joes Cafe, Sambos, The Wharf, The Biltmore,... More 

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