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Santa Barbara Trolley Tours

1 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1836
+1 805-965-0353
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Great SB Trolley Tour with Richard

Santa Barbara is such a beautiful city. and what a great way to see it and learn some of it's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kristi K
The Trolley Tour with Jay: A Great Surprise

My wife and I have lived in Santa Barbara for many years, raising a family, earning a living, too... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nick C
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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, 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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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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1 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1836
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have lived in Santa Barbara for many years, raising a family, earning a living, too busy to see all the museums and countless historical landmarks. But now the retirement years let us do things we never had time for before. I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our driver, Jay, really enjoyed narrating the tour as much we enjoyed learning all about Santa Barbara. He brought the whole town to life with historic tales, local recommendations and humorous stories. He was really a font of information as were the visitor center volunteers...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Lupelu was Awesome ! She was extremely knowledgeable with Santa Barbara history and a very pleasant narrator. I so enjoyed my tour with Lupelu. Next time you are in town, Hope on board with Lupelu🤗

1  Thank CiraMakaka
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sbtcwfrsb, Manager at Santa Barbara Trolley Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! We're glad you enjoyed our tour with lupe lu as your driver!

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Took this tour a few years ago and was very disappointed with the negativity of the driver guide. Not this time. Rob is a refreshing improvement with an excellent, positive attitude. He really likes where he lives and enjoys telling people about it, with pride....More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

We made a point (all 6 of us) to stop in Santa Barbara to do the Trolley Tour as we were driving north. We felt it would be short and sweet and we would be on our way feeling glad that we did the tour....More

Thank Dorothy B
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

We were in Santa Barbara for 3 days so thought it would be a good way to get our bearings. I think we just had a boring driver. She spoke in monotone, my husband almost fell asleep. No one on trolley could get very excited!...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

My day started with Chuck D., we were the only people on board the trolley at that time, what I was happy with was the fact that he conducted the tour perfectly and answered our questions never trying to rush it and was very helpful...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

We were in Santa Barbara on a cruise ship for a day. The trolley enabled us to cover a lot of ground b seeing the highlights for a short stay. It is a beautiful place and the trolley is fun to ride around in. We...More

1  Thank MVG_5
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

We enjoyed the sites and getting an overview of Santa Barbara and surrounding area. Jay Van Meter, our guide, was passionate about the area and even handed out a bibliography of books/movies/documentaries that he had researched for the tour. We had started the trolley with...More

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sbtcwfrsb, Manager at Santa Barbara Trolley Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed our tour with Jay as your guide!

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ExplorerSB
23 May 2017|
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Yes, they are. But due to a parade our route is altered.
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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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We were there on a cruise ship. They were selling tickets on the ship for $32 and the trolley picked folks up at the pier. We walked six blocks and bought our ticket at the visitors center and paid $22. The trolleys were on... More
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