Classes & Tours

Are you interested in nurturing your own inner artiste, developing a new talent or going behind the scenes? Santa Barbara cultural tours and classes will help you tap into your creative side and leave you feeling inspired. Whether you want to paint, take photography classes, take a step back in history, sample Santa Barbara’s best food and wine, or just sit back and admire on a sightseeing excursion, there is a tour or class for every interest.

Santa Barbara inspires people not just to follow their passions in life, but to share them with others. As a result, the community has founded and fostered a number of cultural tours and classes that highlight the very best our city has to offer, including local art galleries, museums, artists’ studios, historical landmarks, culinary destinations, wineries and more. We encourage you to immerse yourself into our spirited creative haven, with hands-on activities that are guaranteed to create unforgettable experiences.

Classes & Tours in Santa Barbara


Santa Barbara Trolley Company

Welcome aboard Santa Barbara Trolley Tours. With over 30 years in service, we know Santa Barbara!  Let our experienced Santa Barbara native drivers guide you through Santa Barbara’s hot spots! We offer fully-narrated…


Old Mission Santa Barbara

Due to county and state COVID-19 mandates, docent guided tours are not available until further notice. Self-guided tours are now open Mon -Sat from 9:30am -4:00pm and Sun 11:00am - 4:00pm. The Mission Gift Shop, parking lot, and restrooms are open…


Segway of Santa Barbara

The Best Way to See Santa Barbara! Visit Segway of Santa Barbara to experience the very best of what Santa Barbara has to offer!  Take a Segway tour with one of our experienced guides, or take a glide on your own – Rent a Segway PT…


Santa Barbara Trapeze Co.

Santa Barbara Trapeze Company is Southern California’s premier flying trapeze school, but it’s not just a circus school - it’s a space where you come and find out who you are, and what you are made of; you will leave feeling…


Totally Cali Tours of Santa Barbara

Totally Cali Tours delivers an authentic and in-depth Santa Barbara experience! Choose from History, Wine & Beer Tasting or Cultural tours of downtown Santa Barbara as well as our prestigious Wine Country. We also specialize…


Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Celebrate 5,000 years of human history and creativity on a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. First opened in 1941, the Museum is located in the heart of downtown in a stately building that was once the Santa Barbara Post Office.…


Condor Express Whale Watching

The Condor Express offers daily whale watching trips year round from the Sea Landing dock in the Santa Barbara Harbor. The Condor Express is a 75' state-of-the-art, ecofriendly, high-speed catamaran. Our cruising ground includes the…


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