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Santa Barbara Trolley Tours

1 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1836
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Jay is the man

I have been meaning to put this review up for a while now. We had the most wonderful Christmas... read more

Reviewed yesterday
mitch b
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Excellent tour and introduction to Santa Barbara

This is a great tour that gives a nice overview to Santa Barbara and the surrounding area of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
trainfan2000
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“hop on hop”(16 reviews)
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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...more
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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"
in 8 reviews
"driver guide"
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"points of interest"
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"minute stop"
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"great tour"
in 13 reviews
"cruise ship"
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"visitor center"
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"interesting facts"
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"sb history"
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"natural history museum"
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"fess parker"
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"two hours"
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"state street"
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank mitch b
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Reviewed 6 days 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

Thank trainfan2000
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 20 April 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

Thank 39watki
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Reviewed 6 April 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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Reviewed 9 March 2018

My wife and I were treated to personal guide of Santa Barabra by Chuck the man! We happened to the only two on the Trolley that day. He gave us a ton of info on Santa Barabra. Thanku Chuck.

1  Thank Hmontes27
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Santa Barbara is such a beautiful city. and what a great way to see it and learn some of it's history. Richard was friendly and informative. It was a great time and you can't beat the Santa Barbara weather and the local restaurants, shops and...More

1  Thank Kristi K
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Mahendra B
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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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Response from SBNATIVE | Property representative |
Yes, they are. But due to a parade our route is altered.
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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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