This tour begins with a welcome by a guide in Spanish costume with early California songs playing in the background. Your guide, a local expert, will accompany the group on the Trolley Ride Through History, explaining the route, sharing the cultural history of the city and pointing out interesting downtown landmarks and architecture, explaining why the city is calls it “The American Riviera”. ”.
The ride also includes the most popular areas along Cabrillo Blvd, Chase Palm Park and views of the Channel Islands coastline, near the lagoon known as The Bird Refuge, and the shopping/dining area from Montecito on Coast Village Road, the Funk Zone.
Santa Barbara’s legendary landmarks, namely the Courthouse, the Presidio, Plaza De la Guerra, and the Museum of Natural History, will be seen on this walking tour. Guests will hear interesting stories about the architecture, cultural background and local uniqueness of these places. We will also stop at the old Mission Santa Barbara for a brief tour of the outdoor grounds. Toilets and refreshments from vendors are available.
Round Trip Transportation – From the public beach parking lot to the Museum – by a classically designed open top trolley. Details provided with ticket confirmation.
Admission to the Santa Barbara Historical Museum for special priority skip-the-line access and a tour of several interior exhibits and the charming courtyard, led by friendly, museum-trained guides.
Discover the history of the American Riviera from our first residents, the Chumash, to the era of silent movies, to the founding of Fiesta, and everything in between!
Lockwood De Forest: lighting the way In honor of Kathleen and Oswald Da Ros, a collection of paintings by the acclaimed artist and interior designer. Highlights include:
Huguette Marcelle Clark: Portrait of the Artist The legendary heiress was a pupil of the famous portrait painter Tadé Styka. On loan from Bellosguardo, his work has not been exhibited since 1931.
You will also receive downloads of Tours4Mobile featuring the exterior of the Mission, Haskells Beach, the Mission Boardwalk at the Wharf, along the waterfront, and downtown legends and landmarks. A perfect way to preview different areas and learn about the fascinating local history.
Limited tickets available: Please email the number of tickets and your phone number to [email protected] and make sure to book 5 days in advance, before 4/16.
$85 Included: Tram Tour, Photo Stop at Old Mission, Historic Exhibition Museum and Courtyard Tour, and 5 Free Local Audio Tours (with photos)