Explore Santa Barbara in an immersive manner with a local guide.

Discover all that Santa Barbara has to offer!

Nestled between the majestic Santa Ynez mountains and the calming waves of the Pacific Ocean lies the enchanting coastal town of Santa Barbara. It’s red-tile roofs and white washed walls reflect the city’s Spanish colonial heritage. From top rated wine tasting rooms, cocktail bars and restaurants that line State Street to the secret paseos and hidden walkways that reveal architectural gems, there is truly something for everyone. Adventure awaits!

Taste and See SB is your premier tour guide with a bespoke curated itinerary for the discerning traveler. We take the guesswork out of where to go and what to do so you can relax and enjoy more time during your stay. Escape the ordinary and get introduced to the culture and lifestyle of Santa Barbara. Gain an insider perspective on the arts, gastronomy and history during your meaningful discovery on one of these tours: wine tasting, food tasting or architectural walking tours.

Our Tours & Experiences

What to Expect. Prepare to indulge yourself in all things delectable. You won’t be part of a large crowd following a guide with a flag. We keep our group small and intimate to allow more personal time with your guide.

Sip, Savor, and Stroll

1hr 45min, $55/person
2hr 45 min, $75/person

2-stop or 3-stop journey for the ultimate oenophile experience.

Sundays

Wine & Food Pairing plus Wine Tasting Experience

Age: 21+

B.L.T. (Breakfast, Lunch and Treat)

2hr, $45/person

Unique epicurean journey that explores the rich local food culture.

Saturdays

Food Tasting Experience

Sip & Savor

45min, $30/person

6 glass wine tasting, sensory experience, wine and savory food pairing.

Saturdays

Wine & Food Pairing plus Wine Tasting Experience

Age: 21+

Stroll and See SB

1hr, $25/person

7 most noteworthy architectural designs in Downtown Santa Barbara.

Saturdays

Architectural Walking Tour

Sip & Stir

1hr 45min, $65/person

5 glass traditional wine tasting followed by a presentation of mixological cocktail alchemy.

Saturdays

Wine Tasting & Cocktail Experience

Age: 21+

About Your Tour Guide

Joseph Soltis
Owner & Guide

Joseph is a gifted storyteller, foodie, oenophile and history buff who is passionate about living “La Dolce Vita.” Joseph fell in love with California when he planned a 21-day road trip with his family. At the heart of this experience was the beautiful coastal town of Santa Barbara, prompting a 2-week comprehensive exploration of Santa Barbara and surrounding area the following year. He squeezed every bit of fun and adventure into those itineraries and now gets to do the same with others who love Santa Barbara as much as he does.

Private Group Tours & Corporate Events

Don’t see the tour or experience you are looking for?

We can customize the perfect day for you in Santa Barbara with a private tour or experience. We are sure that oenophiles will enjoy personalized wine tasting along with chocolate or cheese pairings. History buffs will enjoy our historical walking tours. Other options include olive oil tasting, a chocolate factory tour, horseback riding and sailing. For more information about our offerings, please email us at: hello@tasteandseesb.com

What Our Clients Say

Amazing time

– Jorge S.
Santa Barbara, CA

Loved our tour with Taste and See SB. Joseph was our guide and I can’t say enough about him. He was informative, personal, funny and friendly. He spoke with passion on each site we visited, welcomed questions and I overall could tell he enjoyed spending time with us showing us a side of SB we had never seen before.  If you’re looking for a tour off the beaten path, Taste and See SB should be your go-to tour company.

– T.C.
Bridgewater, NJ

Great experience with great people who are really dialed into what Santa Barbara has to offer. Highly recommend!

– Mike C.
Studio City, CA

Joseph and Teresa are super hosts.  You will feel so welcome at all their events and get to have a “local” experience you will not forget.  Lighthearted, fun and knowledgeable, they will lead you on a tour you will long remember.  A wonderful culinary delight and a joyful exploration of beautiful Santa Barbara. Can still taste those macaroons.

– Lys P.
Santa Barbara, CA

Last summer, I had the pleasure of experiencing Taste and See SB first hand. Throughout the day, I was taken around many niche areas of LA and Santa Barbara that exposed me to a new LA metropolitan area that I wasn’t familiar with. Every need was anticipated, including those I wasn’t aware of. After several hours touring the city and dining out at a few choice eateries, I was left immensely satisfied by the specialized attention I was given. 5 starts across the board especially for punctuality and communication. I plan to book more tours through Taste and See SB in the future whenever I’m in the metropolitan LA area.

– Marcus B.
Manhattan, NY

I discovered Taste and See SB when I was looking for different ways to discover my new hometown and I am so glad I did. Joseph was professional, knew his stuff, and made the tour a lot of fun. I look forward to the next one!

– Jackie H.
Santa Barbara, CA

I spent the week in Santa Barbara and had the pleasure of attending a beautifully curated event by Taste and See SB! I also had the great joy of meeting the owner, Joseph. He’s immensely personable and knowledgeable of the SB area and kindly shared some locals only recommendations for restaurants and sightseeing.

Looking forward to visiting again to enjoy a food and sightseeing tour! Thanks again for helping me with a memorable week in Santa Barbara!

– Janice B.
Santa Clarita, CA

Our host Joseph was amazing and very informative. Such a people person.. loved him❤️. I will definitely be taking this tour again!

– Dana J.
San Bernadino, CA

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