Local Connections: Historical Santa Barbara & Old Mission with Expert Guide

Local Connections: Historical Santa Barbara & Old Mission with Expert Guide

4 hours | Santa Barbara | S B A - 2 1 0
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$ 129.95
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Min. age: 6 years (See special notes)


Points of Interest

  • Santa Barbara Courthouse
  • Santa Barbara Mission
Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

No tour of Santa Barbara is complete without a stop at the majestic Santa Barbara mission, founded in 1786. Setting this excursion apart are the personal connections you'll make throughout the day. Dockside you'll be greeted with local stories by a tour greeter who has in-depth knowledge of the local cultural history. You'll be greeted by a Franciscan friar or local Parish leader, then escorted through the mission's museum, chapel and historic cemetery, where many of the city's founders are interred. You may also download an app that guides an exterior tour. It can be saved on your personal device as a memento. Your narrated drive will take in such landmarks as the Santa Barbara Courthouse, the Presidio, the Theater District and the Spanish and Moorish style architecture of the city known as the American Riviera.

Special Notes:

Wear comfortable walking shoes. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for guests with mobility limitations. Cannot bring strollers or other wheeled transport.


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Dock-side greeting with costumed guides and guitarist playing songs of early California. Depart Port in sightseeing bus with guide. Ride Through History.

Time at site: 01:00

Visit Mission Interior, Gift Shop, and Exterior

Time at site: 02:00

Motorcoach ride to Mission

Depart Mission in sightseeing bus with guide.

Time at site: 01:00