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Historic Santa Barbara Food Tasting Tour provided by Santa Barbara Tasting Tours

Historic Santa Barbara Food Tasting Tour

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Experience Santa Barbara's rich culinary scene through the eyes of a local with this guided culinary tour of the city. Your guide will take you and your group to six shops and restaurants, where you'll get to taste local dishes and drinks, including wine, while chatting with local chefs and food enthusiasts.
  • Experience Santa Barbara’s food scene with the support of a local guide
  • Stop at six different food and beverage outlets along the way
  • All food and drink tastings are included in the price
  • Vegetarian options are available with advance notice
Important Information
Departure Point
1317 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
3h 30m
Return Details
Santa Barbara Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • Five food tastings and one wine tasting
  • Guided walking tour gives introduction to local history and architecture
  • Professional, local tour guides
  • Tour guide gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for child aged 8 and under (bring toddlers at your own risk)
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This tour is not suited for vegans, lactose intolerant individuals or a gluten-free diet. Because all restaurants and partnering businesses are notified the day prior to the tour, any last minute dietary requests cannot be accommodated.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ryan L wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
This was not only a great way to expereince some of the amazing food of Santa Barbara, but also gave a glimpse into the history of this wonderful city as well! Jennifer, our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable, personable and informative on so many different levels.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Dennis H wrote a review Feb 2020
Ventura, California59 contributions20 helpful votes
My friend and I really enjoyed this historic and tasting tour. I live in Ventura and get up to SB several times a year. Our guide Nina taught us things about SB that I never knew. Will take other tours in the future.
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Date of experience: February 2020
L B wrote a review Feb 2020
Fort Mohave, Arizona12 contributions3 helpful votes
We had such a great time on the tour with Bob as our guide. The food was excellent, and Bob’s knowledge of Santa Barbara made it much more enjoyable!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from VenturaFoodHappening, Owner at Historic Santa Barbara Food Tasting Tour
Responded 15 Feb 2020
What a kind review - we are so glad you enjoyed the tour and having Bob as your guide:)
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Michael B wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
Food variety wes perfect and history was not too overwhelming. Just the right amount. Jennifer was our guide, she really new the city from a locals perspective.
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Date of experience: November 2019
MTT wrote a review Oct 2019
Costa Mesa, California1 contribution
Manuel did an excellent job of giving history tidbits along the way while we ate our way around Santa Barbara. We loved the combination of learning about the area while enjoying a food and walking tour. The only thing we thought would make it better would be to include some
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from VenturaFoodHappening, Owner at Historic Santa Barbara Food Tasting Tour
Responded 30 Oct 2019
Hi, Marie. We so appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed the tour and the combination of history and food. Thanks for the suggestion about the drinks -great idea!
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By: Santa Barbara Tasting Tours
Fun and interesting tour of Santa Barbara
My husband and I spend winters in Santa Barbara and are always looking for something different and fun to do when c
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Eve H
The Highlight of Our Trip to Santa Barbara!
My sister-in-law and I recently took this tour, and it was absolutely wonderful! Our tour guide Bob is a real trea
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Santa Barbara’s much improved version of the Hop On Hop Off!
No bus involved, you do the walking from food pit stop to food pit stop, but the outcome is similar. Whether you ar
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Colin K
Santa Barbara hidden gems!
We had a great tour. Small group led by Nina who was very patient and engaging with our young kids. Overall really
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Great time in Santa Barbara
We celebrated our 25 year anniversary by taking the Funk Zone tour. It was a great way to spend half a day
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A delightful,fun and informative tour.
We had a very fun day tasting some wonderful samples in the heart of Santa Barbara. Our tour guide was Jennifer and
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A Taste of Santa Barbara
This was a wonderful foodie tour of Santa Barbara. From olive oils to noodle bowls to chocolates to wine to ice cr
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Fun, Pleasure, Intellectural Stimulation: what more can one ask for?
From the Public Market, to an excellent Italian restaurant, to olive oil/wine tasting, to chocolate and ice cream..
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Fabulous and Fun
We took the tasting tour midday Sunday. It was a beautiful walk thru a lovely part of Santa Barbara. The food and w
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Great Experience
Our tour was the Santa Barbara tour we were looking to do this tour before our Vacation but I was so busy with work
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Interesting and delicious!
This tour was really a treat! The different spots that we visited were really well chosen with great variety. O
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A Taste of Santa Barbara
Our guide Nina was excellent. Not only was she knowledgeable about local eateries, she also knew a great deal about
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A great way to Introduce Santa Barbara to friends!
I have done this tour several times. It's a great way to introduce Santa Barbara to friends and family. Rachel is
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Shannon D
Great activity to kick off a bachelorette weekend!
Our guide, Melissa, put together a wonderful tour of Santa Barbara with a wide range of food and drinks to try, com
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Terrific TastingTour
This was our second tour with SB Tasting Tours and we were very pleased with the tour. Rachel was our tour guide, a
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Key Details
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Arlington Theatre, and 3 more
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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