1st Thursday Showcase with Paul Gauguin Cruises!

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April 2nd, 2015

Open House: 5:00pm – 8:00pm / Presenations at 6:00pm and 7:00pm

Join us for 1st Thursdays and learn all about Paul Gauguin Cruises!

Paul Gauguin is the leader of small ship cruising in warm weather destinations such as Tahiti, the South Pacific, Fiji and hidden ports found in the Caribbean, Europe and Latin America.

See you at the Downtown SBTB Office – 1028 State Street – for this amazing presentation!

Coming to SB – the Holland America Line OnStage Alaska® Showcase!

OnStage Alaska

Santa Barbara Travel invites you to a Holland America Line Alaska-Yukon Showcase!

  • Stunning film footage of Alaska and the Yukon
  • Useful vacation planning advice
  • Exclusive booking and travel benefits

Date: Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Time: 10:00am

Place:  The Fess Parker Doubletree Resort  633 East Cabrillo Blvd.  Santa Barbara


Seating is limited!  RSVP TODAY!

To RSVP, contact Erin Zetter at 805-969-7746 or



An Oceania Cruises Experience


Recently, SB Travel Advisor Sheree Peterson had the opportunity to enjoy a cruise on Oceania Cruises, and she said it was the best cruise experience she’s ever had!

“We were very fortunate to have recently taken the “Mayan Mystique”, a 10 day cruise on the ship Riviera of Oceania Cruise Lines. Sailing on this beautiful ship was a wonderful experience and every crew member we met was very professional and attentive to us. The 4 specialty restaurants as well as the Grand Ballroom were over the top. We also enjoyed the fabulous lunches at the Terrace Café and Waves Grill.

I can personally say this was the best cruise I have taken!  Love the Oceania experience, and look forward to another voyage.”

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If you’d like more information on an Oceania Cruise, contact your SBTB Advisor today! 

It was the perfect evening for a Regent Seven Seas Cruises presentation!

We had such a delightful time at our Regent Seven Seas Cruises presentation last night at the lovely Santa Barbara Club.  There was even time to enjoy a drink on the patio in the warm evening sunshine before hearing the exciting updates at Regent.

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SBTB Travel Advisor Karin Jacobson, with her happy clients


Call your SB Travel Advisor today to learn about the valuable offers currently available on 2015 Regent bookings!

La Dolce Vita for YOU! Italy Awaits!

Victoria Book Signing

Book Signing and Multi Media Presentation on Italy!

Meet Victoria De Maio, author of “Victoria’s Travel TipZ Italian Style”
Packed with over 300 insider travel tips

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Book Signing: 5:30 P.M. / Presentation: 6 PM

Santa Barbara Travel
1028 State Street, Santa Barbara

To RSVP or for more information, contact Victoria De Maio
Phone: 805-455-8903

March 1st Thursdays with Adventures by Disney

We had such a wonderful time last night in our downtown office with Frank Rodarte and Adventures by Disney!

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Don’t be fooled by the name.  It’s not your childhood Disney – it’s so much more!  With destinations all over the world, traveling with Adventures by Disney is about culture, stories, and the people of the world.  Not only do they have options for families, but also adult-only departures.

Let Disney take you around the world, with VIP service and those special touches only Disney could provide!

Call our Downtown office today for pricing and information at 805-966-3116.

The Barge Lady Presents… Cook & Cruise through Italy!

Culinary & Wine Adventure Highlights

The Barge Lady and The International Kitchen are pleased to announce a new travel experience appealing to gastronomes who appreciate the pleasures of food, wine, and culture.

“COOK AND CRUISE” highlights the top options in Italy for hands-on cooking lessons coupled with the pleasures of barge cruising for the complete Italian holiday. The Barge Lady’s newest vessel, La Bella Vita, is a First Class boat offering up to 20 lucky guests a mesmerizing week of art and beauty through Venice along the River Po, and when combined with a cooking vacation to the Chianti wine estate of the famed Antinori wine producers through the International Kitchen, becomes the Italian trip of a lifetime! Dates for the 2015 season are still available for this exciting tour featuring the best of the Italian landscape, waterways, and cuisine.

Who is The International Kitchen? 

The popularity of culinary travel has spawned many imitators, but it was Karen Herbst who pioneered the concept of “cooking vacations” back in 1994. Today, the exclusive culinary travel company offers more than 100 cooking vacations and 50 options for one-day cooking classes throughout Italy, France, Spain, and beyond. All of their trips promise a top quality, authentic experience with the locals, and each and every trip is vetted by their staff. But with so many options, which trip should you choose? The staff at The International Kitchen will always gladly help you pick out the perfect trip, but here’s one we’re dreaming about today.

Antinori’s Noble Tuscany  

The Antinori family has been producing wines in Tuscany for more than 700 years.  Their “Chianti-style” Tignanello was once marketed as a lowly “vino da tavola,” or table wine, but today it’s considered one of the original, and best, Super Tuscans. See this stunning winery for yourself, and so much more.

Culinary & Wine Adventure Highlights

* Stay in the lovely Fonte de’ Medici resort in the heart of the Chianti Classico region just a short drive from Florence and Siena

* Discover the basic tenets of Tuscan cuisine, and learn dishes from a Michelin-rated restaurant, with the chefs of Fonte de’ Medici Cooking School

* Tour Antinori’s new wine cellars, which were designed in harmony with the natural landscape to make them appear ‘invisible’

* Experience other wine estate tours and tastings, including a stop in the historical Antinori wine cellars in Badia a Passignano (The Abbey of Passignano)

* Enjoy full-day excursions to some of the most important towns in all of Tuscany, including Siena and San Gimignano

Complete Your Dream Vacation with a Cruise on La Bella Vita!

A barge cruise on La Bella Vita offers the ultimate experience in Italian immersion and indulgence.

*Float in and out of Venice, crisscrossed by canals, with the Venetian lifestyle in small fishing ports and colorful villages on full display.

*Cruise through the Po River Valley, where barge guests will enjoy a personal introduction to family owned wineries and villas, as well as Renaissance palaces and churches.

*Gastronomes and oenophiles are especially welcome, as gourmet meals and hand selected pours are enjoyed daily.

For those intrigued by the truly different experience of seeing Italy from the water, we invite you to the beautiful life…exclusively aboard La Bella Vita.


Contact our Montecito office today for pricing and additional information at 805-969-7746.

An Evening with Regent Seven Seas Cruises – March 12th, 2015


An Evening with Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Santa Barbara Travel Bureau Invites you to a special cruise presentation on all-inclusive Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

This is cruising as it was meant to be – a sumptuous and very personal experience where your every wish, your every whim and your every want are met with gratifying luxuries, satisfying comfort and complete fulfillment of your wanderlust. Learn about Regent Seven Seas’ new destinations and the 2016 launch of the most luxurious ship, Seven Seas Explorer.

Find out why you really can have it all aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
5:30 – 7:00 Pm

Santa Barbara Club
1105 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara

Space is limited. RSVP required 805-969-7746 or


Onstage Alaska Presentation in Santa Barbara, March 28th, 2015

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Holland America Line’s ‘On Stage Alaska’ Presentation Brings Alaska to Life in Santa Barbara – March 28, 2015

Holland America Line’s complimentary “On Stage Alaska” presentation will be visiting Santa Barbara, California at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort on Saturday morning, March 28, 2015. The live event provides a glimpse into the state’s history, spectacular scenery, wildlife and local hospitality for travelers interested in planning an Alaska vacation. The presentation also showcases destinations in the Yukon Territory that are available on some Holland America Line Land+Sea Journeys.

The program, produced by Holland America Line, includes the line’s Alaska Land+Sea Journey destination film and features an entertaining and informative presentation by people who have lived and worked in Alaska. The line’s popular Land+Sea Journeys combine a Holland America Line cruise with pre- or post-cruise overland explorations ranging from 1-13 days. “On Stage Alaska” will also highlight information about Holland America Line’s Alaska cruise itineraries.

Holland America Line has been Alaska’s leading tour operator for more than 65 years. The line has seven premium ships in the region offering 130 Alaska cruises and more than 20 different Land+Sea Journey programs in 2013.

WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Fess Parker Doubletree Resort

633 East Cabrillo Blvd.

Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Complimentary Parking

RSVP required

To make a reservation for the local “On Stage Alaska” presentation, contact Erin Zetter at 805-969-7746 or email: