Day trip

Santa Barbara: Santa Ynez Wine Country Shuttle

Day trip

Santa Barbara: Santa Ynez Wine Country Shuttle

From US$ 127 per person

Enjoy transportation to three wineries and learn about Santa Barbara Wine Country's history, culture, and winemaking on this wine country shuttle.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Shuttle pick up from your hotel or private accommodations in Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez Valley
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Treat your eyes with the beauty of the vineyards of Santa Barbara
  • Enjoy wine tastings at up to three wineries in Santa Barbara
  • Have the freedom to pick from a selection of the best wineries in the valley
  • Learn about local history, culture and winemaking along the way
Full description

Explore some of the best wineries in the famous Santa Ynez Valley. Enjoy a tasting, glass, or bottle of wine with a pairing of various food options at each winery.

Learn from discussions of local history and gain insights into the Santa Ynez wine region along the way with your knowledgeable guides.

Sample Itinerary: 9:30 - 10:45 AM – pickup at hotel 11:15 AM – winery tasting 12:15 PM – winery tasting 1:15 - 2:15 PM – lunch at a winery 2:30 PM – winery tasting 4 - 4:30 PM – drop-off at your hotel

  • Pickup and drop-off from Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez Valley
  • Guide
  • Tasting fees and lunch
  • Tips (15-20% is recommended)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • You must be 21 or older in order to consume alcohol
  • Pickup is available from most hotels and private accommodations in Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez Valley
  • If you do not require hotel pick-up or are not staying in Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez, you may meet the shuttle at the Santa Barbara Visitor's Center
  • If meeting at the Visitor's center, the parking lot is immediately behind the Visitor Center building; parking fees may apply
  • Departure and arrival times are flexible, depending on your location and other pick-ups that day, but generally range from 9:30-10:45 AM; pick-up times will be confirmed via phone or email the day prior
  • The tour is usually done by 4 PM, heading back to town and returning around 5 PM
Customer reviews

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Johannes was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable and friendly, while giving us space to explore and do our own thing.

January 17, 2023

September 7, 2022

Sunny was awesome! Great knowledge of the area and the wineries. It was a pleasure go on this tour through the “sideway’s” mountains. Would recommend wholeheartedly. Robin

June 7, 2022

Product ID: 210423