WELCOME TO OUR SUPERB DAY TOUR SERVICE

We Operate the most customized, guided and interactive tours in the region. Our unique tour service provides many customization options and specializes in affordable, small-group or private excursions. This means that once your tour date and time are booked, our agent will call you to discuss tour stops, preferences and itinerary choices. We welcome your phone call in advance to answer any questions not addressed through our website. Call 805-688-5984.

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Pricing: The Wine & Horses Tour is $150 per person and Wine & Food Pairing Tour is $165 per person. Both tours are all-inclusive of wine tasting fees and service gratuities, bottled water, lunch and/or hors d’ouerves. The Wine Tasting and Horseback Ride combination tour is $292.50 per person. The Santa Barbara-based Beach and Bluff Horseback Ride is $110 per person (and does not include transportation, lunch or wine tasting). The Private Equine Luxe Package is $350 per person. Gratuities are always appreciated and not included in these prices. Please review the description of each tour by clicking on any tour link or visiting the 'Day Tours' age to fully acquaint yourself with each tour's specific features.

Pick Up Locations: Our service is based in the Santa Ynez Valley, and all tour prices are quoted to assume SYV pickup. Santa Barbara Coastal Cities guests can utilize our round-trip pick-up service for only $60 per location. This service must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. This option is provided in the online tour reservation form connected to each tour description.

Pre-Payment: Reservations and pre-payment required for each guest. Guests for all guided tours travel in a luxury vehicles (Lincoln Towncars, Luxury SUV’s or Executive Vans) and are picked up and dropped off at the guest’s preferred location in the Santa Ynez Valley or Santa Barbara Coastal Cities. Children are welcome.

Advance Reservations: For reservations booked at least 48 hours in advance, please fill out the online reservation form below. This site is encrypted for your security. You will be sent an email confirmation as your receipt. Ticketing is electronic. The names of all paid and confirmed guests will be on the Tour Guide’s trip roster. No physical ticket is necessary.

Same-Day Reservations: For availability of tours scheduled within 48 hours of preferred departure, please call 805-688-5984 for last-minute seating.

Cancellation Policy: All guests who fail to show up on time, or at all, will be charged the full price for the tour and be issued a Gift Certificate to reschedule for another time and day.

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HOW TO BOOK YOUR TOUR

Select your preferred tour from the list below. Click on the tour name and you will be taken to that tour's Reservation Form which requests information about your tour date, time, lunch choice and payment options.

Tour 1: A Day of Wine & Horses
Tour 2: Wine & Food Pairing Tour
Tour 3: Wine Tasting & Horseback Ride
Tour 4: Beach & Bluff Horseback Ride in Santa Barbara
Tour 5: Private Equine Luxe Package
Tour 6: Large Group Tours & Corporate Events (8 to 100 Guests
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does the 'Wine & Horse' tour include horseback riding? No, it is an observational tour that take you onto private equine estates of world-class working horse facilities. You’ll have the opportunity to meet horse trainers, watch horses being worked, touch and interact with champion horses, enjoy the serenity of breathtaking horse facilities, watch mares and foals (spring) and learn about their riding discipline or breeding program. Fascinating for both long-time horse enthusiasts and ‘horse lovers from afar,’ it is fun and entertaining for everyone, including well-behaved children.

Is there a horseback riding option? Yes, two options, in fact. We offer two optional excursions centered around horseback riding. One is a lunch and wine tasting tour in Santa Ynez that includes a private, one-hour horseback ride along the Santa Ynez River. Proceeds benefit the great program at the Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Academy. Also offered is a private horseback ride along the beach and bluffs in Santa Barbara. This only includes the horseback ride from a private location in Summerland, as lunch and wine tasting are not included.

Can I just go wine tasting? Yes, we offer a deluxe 'Wine Tasting and Food Pairing' tour. This takes you to four wineries / tasting rooms and provides an abundant assortment of cheeses, meats and chocolates to pair with some of the great wines in the valley. This 3.5 hour tour does not include horse facility visits.

What do I wear? Feel free to dress casual and comfortable. Layers are recommended for spring and fall as temperatures can change significantly from morning to afternoon. Close-toed shoes are recommended for times around horses.

Can children come on the tour? Yes! There is no age limit to tour guests. Children are welcome on the tour and are expected to be well behaved and follow instructions from the guides.

Where does the tour pick me up? All tours depart from and return to the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott. Guests in Santa Barbara can arrange for pick up and return at an additional round-trip fee of $60 per location.

Can we choose which horse facilities we visit? It’s likely, though we can’t guarantee any farm due to the nature of breeding and show seasons, weather and scheduling conflicts. We will certainly do our best to plan around your wishes. Once your tour is booked, we will call you and discuss available options and design a customized day.

Can I book a same-day tour? Maybe. Last-minute seating is only available by calling our office at 805-688-5984. Unless there is room availability in an existing tour that same day, tours require a 24-hour advance reservation.

Can I reserve the trip for a private group? Yes, our Luxury Suburban holds seven passengers and is available for private groups with a paid reservation equivalent to the fee for six passengers.

 

Thank you for entrusting us with your day in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley!