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WOMEN ONLY

 WOMEN ONLY

“JOIN IN”-DAY TOURS

Solo Female Travelers, Friends, Grand Mothers, Mothers, Daughters, Sisters

San Diego to Los Angeles

“Southern California Coastal Cities”

Explore Southern California’s Iconic Coastal Towns

6-10 People

Weekly: Sunday-Friday  

Double Occupancy – $2395 Per Person

Single Occupancy – $3295 Per Person 

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    Join us for an unforgettable, women-only, culinary and wine-tasting journey through beautiful Santa Barbara and the surrounding award-winning wine country 

    Nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara is a picturesque city renowned for its Spanish colonial architecture, palm-lined beaches, and vibrant cultural scene.

    Santa Barbara Wine Country is known for its beautiful vineyards and many wine trails located among the County’s rolling hills.  The wine country offers a wealth of charming towns, each with its unique vibe,  urban wineries and tasting rooms.

    Whether you’re a solo adventurer or seeking a bonding experience with friends, this tour is designed to provide a safe, fun, and enriching way for you to explore and experience the best that Santa Barbara has to offer.

    You’ll be greeted with warmth and enthusiasm by a knowledgeable female host, who will guide you through your exploration of this incredibly beautiful place. 

    HIGHLIGHTS

    Explore Legendary Neighborhoods:

    • Santa Barbara Waterfront
    • Santa Barbara Presidio
    • Santa Barbara Funk Zone
    • Montecito
    • Santa Barbara Wine Country
    • Santa Ynez Village
    • Solvang Village
    • Los Olivos Village
    • Foxen Canyon Wine Trail
    • Sta. Rita Hills Wine Trail
    • Santa Ynez Wine Trail

    Tour:

    • Villages
    • Wineries & Vineyards
    • Cultural Landmarks

    Visit Cultural Attractions:

    • Old Mission Santa Barbara
    • Solvang Danish Museum

     

    Visit iconic landmarks:

      • Stearns Wharf
      • Santa Barbara Harbor
      • Santa Barbara County Courthouse
      • The Windmills of Solvang
      • The Bakeries of Solvang

    Experience:

      • Salt Cave Spa 
      • Cruise Excursion
      • Biking the Ocean Boardwalk
      • Feeding The Ostriches

    Taste Wine

    • In vineyards & wineries
    • In village tasting rooms and patios
    • Oceanfront

    Taste Culinary Delights

    • Santa Barbara Public Market
    • Santa Barbara Fresh Seafood
    • Trendy Santa Barbara Restaurants
    • Danish Pastries
    • Farm to Table Cuisine

    ITINERARY

    This is a sample itinerary. Some changes may be possible.

    Day 1: SUN

    Explore the neighborhood of:

    Santa Barbara Funk Zone – walking tour

    Welcome drinks

    Welcome dinner

    Day 2: MON

    Explore the neighborhoods of :

    Los Olivos – Village Exploration, Wine & Cupcake Tasting Experience

    Foxen Canyon Wine Trail – Vineyard Wine Experience

    Visit based upon availability:

    Olive Oil Tasting Experience in an Olive Grove

    Day 3: TUE

    Explore the neighborhoods of:

    Santa Barbara Presidio – Historical Spanish Fort

    Lunch time culinary tour.

    Santa Barbara Main Street – Shopping, Optional Wine Tasting

    Observation Deck views and tour of “America’s Most
    Beautiful Courthouse”

    Day 4: WED

    Explore the neighborhoods of:

    Solvang – “Danish Village”, Bakeries, Windmills, Shopping, Wine Tasting, Danish Museum

    Santa Ynez Village – Stagecoach Museum

    Santa Ynez Wine Trail – Vineyard Wine Tasting Experience

    Feed the ostriches as Ostrichland USA!

    Day 5: THU

    Explore the neighborhoods of:

    Santa Barbara Waterfront: Bike along ocean boardwalk to Montecito

    Montecito: Stroll this exclusive village – home to Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry &  Meghan

    Goleta: Walk the bluffs by the ocean, beachfront lunch, stroll the village of Montecito

    Fare Well Dinner

    Day 6: FRI

    Departure Day 

     

     

    ACCOMODATIONS

    Included Hotel Accommodations are at a “Classic” level property, such as  Courtyard Marriott, Hampton Inn or similar.

    To upgrade to a “Luxury” level hotel accommodation, please call to customize and book.

    Grape Adventures is a Virtuoso Travel Advisor Company and may be able to obtain special perks for luxury hotel bookings.

    Classic:

    Santa Barbara: Courtyard Marriott, Hampton Inn or similar.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • Hotel Stay
    • Professional Guide / Host
    • Private Upscale Land Transportation
    • Entry fees: as stated in the itinerary above
      • Meals:
        • 4  – # of Lunches
        • 2  – # of Dinners
      • Wine:  
        • 8  – # of either wine flights, glasses of wine, beer, cocktails, or other non-alcoholic beverages.

      WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

      • Roundtrip Airfare
      • Airport Transfers
      • Meals, Food, Alcohol or other Beverages not stated in the inclusions or the itinerary
      • Driver / Trip Host Gratuity 
      • Travel Insurance 

      ADD ONS

      • Arrive one or more days early in Santa Barbara
      • Arrive one or more days early in Los Angeles with optional itinerary
      • Depart one or more days later from Los Angeles with optional itinerary
      • Price Upon Request

      What is the most convenient airport to fly into?

      Los Angeles LAX
      Santa Barbara SBA

      When should I plan to arrive?

      Tour start: Sunday, 5pm PST. We will meet in the lobby of your hotel.

      FAQs – SANTA BARBARA TOUR

      What is a women only join-in tour?

      The opposite of a private tour, a shared female only tour is great for solo women travelers, female friends, female  partners, and multi-generational female family members.

      Women-only tours provide a safe, fun, and enriching way to travel. Make new friends as you experience new places together.

      How many people are on the trip?

      Our trips are small and comfortable. Depending on the tour, a minimum of 4 guests and a maximum of 10 guests. 

      If you have a smaller or larger group, please inquire.

      Do travelers come solo or bring friends/family?

      Grape Adventure Trips a designed for both solo travelers as well as mothers & daughters, sisters, and close friends who travel together.

      Is this tour escorted by a host?

      Yes, this tour is escorted by a female Grape Adventures host. 

      Can I share a Hotel Room?

      If you are interested in reducing the trip cost by sharing a room please inquire. We will do our best to accommodate you. Some locations have limited double occupancy rooms available.

      Do you offer both single or double hotel room occupancy?

      All our trips are organized and priced based on both single or double hotel room occupancy. If you are traveling solo and wish to share a room we will do our best (not guaranteed) to accommodate you if another solo traveler is available to share a room. 

      Are airfares included in the prices?

      Airfare is not included in the tour price.  It is each guest's responsibility to make arrangements and pay for their flights. 

      If I book, is my trip guaranteed?

      While not common, there are situations when Grape Adventures cannot operate a tour, such as insufficient number of travelers, or unforseen events. If Grape Adventures has to reschedule or cancel a trip, we will offer you the option of a) applying your payment(s) towards a different trip, or b) receiving a full refund.

      Do not book any airfare or travel before your trip is confirmed.

      How much is due at booking?

      All trips require a $250 Non-Refundable deposit at the time of booking. The final balance is due 60 days before departure. 

      When is final payment due?

      The final balance is due 60 days before departure. Failure to pay balance in full by balance due date will result in automatic removal from trip in accordance with our payment policy.

      If you book within 60 days of the departure date, full payment is required at booking.

      When will my trip be confirmed?

      In general, trips are confirmed via email as soon as the minimum required number of guests is met. The minimum number of guests is typically 4.

      Should I protect my trip with travel insurance?

      This is a personal decision, however we recommend buying travel insurance. It’s more than lost luggage or flight delays, but it’s also protection in case you have to cancel your trip before departure due to an emergency. Always read your policy wording to review your specific coverage and to make sure that the policy is right for you.

      Luggage

      Our luggage policy is based on physical space limitations of the vehicles we use and the requirement that all travelers be able to manage their own belongings without assistance.

      It is best to travel as lightly as possible. Most travelers regret when they have packed too much. You may bring one suitcase plus a small shoulder bag/day pack/purse. Maximum suitcase size: 24 inches in height as measured from the FLOOR to the top of the retracted handle. This is the size of a bag that fits into the overhead bins of aircraft. Suitcases larger than this will not fit in the Mercedes Sprinter; please don’t bring them.

      The weight of your bag should not exceed 30 pounds. Each guest is responsible for managing their luggage and will take their belongings from the van to the Hotel room and then bring it back to the van for loading.

      What if I arrive late and miss a part of the trip?

      We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a trip, including experiences such as missed meals or sightseeing.

      Can I book extra nights of hotel accommodation before or after my tour?

      Yes, in most cases we can arrange additional accommodation at our starting or ending hotels. Please contact us with your request.

      YOUR HOST

      Hi! I’m Julie…

      founder, travel advisor, trip designer, and host at Grape Adventures Travel and Tours.

      Originally from the Southeastern United States, I have resided in California (in both Los Angeles and San Francisco) for more than 15 years.

      Formerly a school teacher, with previous experience in the hospitality industry, I take “lessons learned” from each of these fields to create memorable travel and tour experiences that entertain and educate (without being boring!)… and create cherished memories and connections for my guests.

      Our women only multi-day tours provide the opportunity to join-in a tour with other women to enjoy new experiences together and make new friendships and nurture existing ones.

      I look forward to sharing a Grape Adventure with you!

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