Tours in Santa Ynez

Top Tours in Santa Ynez, CA

Tours in Santa Ynez

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Bus Tours
6–7 hours
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AU$320.10
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E-Bike Tours
6+ hours
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AU$306.23
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Wine Making Workshops
5 hours
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AU$247.62
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6+ hours
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AU$244.15
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E-Bike Tours
5–6 hours
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AU$288.65
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6 hours
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AU$310.62
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Bus Tours
5–6 hours
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AU$558.86
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Luxury Car Tours
5–7 hours
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  • Kaz J
    19 contributions
    What an amazing experience!! Steven did a wonderful job providing the background to Santa Barbara wineries and the wineries we visited. He is so much fun to be on the tour with! Each of the wineries provided something so special and private, not to say delightful wines. We ended up buying wines from each of the wineries and signing up for membership. This tour has changed our view on ingredients and taste on organic and inorganic wine. A must do tour if you’re in Santa Barbara or in the area.
    Written 31 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Diane B
    3 contributions
    Great day! The guide was terrific, made everything easy, even for first time e-bikers! Scenery, food and wine were terrific. Highly recommend!
    Written 15 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • cranehillbarn
    Cheltenham, UK114 contributions
    What a great time we had!! Kris our driver very interesting and keen to pass on her knowledgable of the local vine growing and wine making. During the tour we visited 3 wineries and an olive oil tasting, each had it’s own uniqueness.

    The wines we tasted were all locally produced from grapes grown in the regional vineyards. We tasted a variety of white, rose and red wines - each with its own distinct flavour and aroma.

    We were picked up promptly from our hotel - The Winestone Inn, Santa Maria and transported in a very comfortable, superbly clean and spacious minibus to the vineyards. Nothing was too much trouble for Kris and we did not feel rushed or pressured to leave until we were ready.

    I would definitely recommend Go Grape wine tasting experience.
    Written 15 April 2022
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  • LoriJT2018
    Sarasota, FL13 contributions
    I highly recommend this tour. We had so much fun. All thirteen in our group clicked immediately and by the end of the day we were exchanging emails. We visited three beautiful vineyards and tasted some amazing wine. A delicious lunch was served at the second vineyard. The ride from Santa Barbara was beautifully scenic and our tour guide talked about the history and culture of the area. This was one of the highlights on our two week California road trip.
    Written 16 June 2022
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  • John O
    1 contribution
    Our driver Frank was great. He was very knowledgeable of the Santa Ynez region - provided a lot of information and facts about the vineyards - was able to answer all our questions, was very accommodating and great to spend the day with. I would highly recommend him.
    Written 12 June 2022
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  • Thomas D
    1 contribution
    Our group had a great time together. Our guide William was was excellent and very knowledgeable about the plants, wine and history of the Santa Ynez Valley. He was also attentive to everyone in our group and completely clear with directions, instructions and assistance with the operation and riding of the electric bikes. The tastings and the picnic lunch in the shade were really relaxing and wonderful, especially after biking through the sunny vineyards, farms and villages. We had a beautiful time.
    Thank you William!
    Written 15 June 2022
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  • Alison C
    1 contribution
    Our tour guide was knowledgeable about the area and wines and added in a couple of extra stops at places of interest along the way. My husband and I really enjoyed chatting with the other four passengers, too. The wineries we visited had delicious wine. Having lunch at one of the wineries was a good way to soak up the wine so we could keep going. A greatday all around!
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • Amanda R
    2 contributions
    We had an awesome time! The tour was well worth the cost. Lunch was super good. Every stop we went on we got extra pours/tastings. We got to do an extra little stop for olive oil tasting! Having the wine tour curate stops was perfect as an out of town visitor not being super familiar with the region. We also loved the tasting room in Los olivios, it was a major highlight. Highly recommend!
    Written 30 May 2021
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  • Joanna J
    3 contributions
    Julie and Ken are a rare find. Their generous hospitality, expert knowledge of local wine tasting spots and their enthusiasm made our first day in California impossible to beat!

    We squeezed so much into an unforgettable day, which Julie planned flawlessly, both wine tasting and sightseeing. Whilst each stop was perfect, I would highly recommend visiting 'Old Creek Rach and Winery' in Ojai Valley - I will certainly be going back.

    Can't wait to explore a new region with them when I'm back in town, thank you Julie and Ken!
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Grant Parks
    1 contribution
    My girlfriend and I celebrated our three year anniversary with Frances and some really nice folks. The variety of the different vineyards and tasting rooms we attended was phenomenal and we left with at least one bottle from each and a membership at Section! It was an incredible experience and I would highly recommend.
    Written 5 June 2022
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  • Shelley M
    Bakersfield, CA1 contribution
    Very enjoyable day. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. My favorite winery was Roblar but had a great time the entire day.
    Written 15 January 2022
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  • Steven S
    1 contribution
    Demetria winery was fantastic. It’s a little up the road but worth it. Our driver was great as well.
    Written 23 December 2021
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  • William M
    1 contribution
    Nice coverage of sites. Would have been nice to have some sort of background noise (music, perhaps) when there was no narration. That way, one would know that the connection was still good when no voice was speaking for several minutes at a time.
    Written 29 April 2022
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  • John in PS
    Palm Springs, CA9 contributions
    Outstanding and memorable experience! Iaon planned two days of private guided wine tastings for us and we couldn't have been happier and more satisfied. Everything was done to perfection. We visited a total of six wineries and each was different and excellent in their own way. Our tour guide Eyton was really fun to be with and easy to talk to. He went above and beyond to be helpful, by getting us our picnic lunches both days, carrying our cases of wine, and transferring them to our car at the hotel! He even took us to an olive oil tasting because we had extra time. We would not have had access to many of those wineries and wouldn't have been able to find them without Eyton. It was a fantastic, memorable way to celebrate our 24th anniversary. Worth every penny, and we'll definitely use them again the next time we're in the area.
    Written 7 November 2021
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  • Trip58185642329
    1 contribution
    Couldn't have been better. We were a bit disorderly and the driver was really patient. Van was gorgeous and comfortable and, to top it off, I had forgotten where I had parked my car after the trip and he wouldn't let me off the van till we found it. Great experience, great service all the way around!
    Written 13 November 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.