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Address: 1114 Pacific Ave Apt 301, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4475
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+1 831-421-9883
11:00 - 17:00
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Tired of fighting the beach traffic? Got family or friends in town looking...

Tired of fighting the beach traffic? Got family or friends in town looking for something extraordinary to do? Come join The Santa Cruz Experience as we offer daily professional guided wine tours throughout the majestic Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay area.

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Perfect Wine Tasting Tour

My sister and I were vacationing in Santa Cruz and really wanted to wine taste without having to take a chance on driving ourselves, so we booked this tour. Couldn't have been... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Elizabeth J
Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

My sister and I were vacationing in Santa Cruz and really wanted to wine taste without having to take a chance on driving ourselves, so we booked this tour. Couldn't have been happier with the results! Matt, our driver, was professional and personable - and also very knowledgeable about the area; he grew up in Santa Cruz. He picked us... More 

Thank Elizabeth J
Palmdale, California
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

There are so many sights to Visit here. It is all so breath taking. The wharf is a nice walk, I recommend the Dolphin Restaurant at the end of the pier. The food is amazing, and reasonable.

Thank Rebecca G
Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Great vineyards, gorgeous wine, friendly driver. We did the shared tour and our tour-mates were a very charming bachelorette party.

Thank patsyfarnan
Los Angeles
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We just got back from a short stay in Santa Cruz and had to write a review on The Santa Cruz Experience because they were so amazing! We were only up there for a short amount of time and decided at the last minute to go wine tasting. I emailed SCE in the morning and they responded immediately and got... More 

Thank calidoc2006
Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2015

I've used Santa Cruz Experience Airport Shuttle to SFO and SJC for both business and vacations. Going to DC, I frequently have night time arrivals into SFO, and do not want to trek out to long term parking, and then make the long drive home. When I have traveled on my own, they always carry my suitcase to my door.... More 

Thank katherineclaire
Waterford, Ca
2 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Thank you SCE for a great time! Matty was our tour guide for a wine tour and it was awesome! It was a bachelorette party and since we didn't know the area we have total control to Matty. He picked fantastic wineries and he had great relationships with every one. So much fun and I will definitely be using SCE... More 

Thank Michelle W
1 review
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Almost 2 hours late. Apparently they only have one driver, and when they ran into timing issues with an earlier pickup, we got the shaft. When we arrived at the pickup location at SFO, the driver hadn't even left Santa Cruz. Unacceptable. BEWARE!!!

Thank Chris M
Bakersfield, California
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41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

I booked their shuttle service from Aptos to San Jose Airport. I was tempted to pay a little extra for a private ride in a Tesla but decided to save the $30. They arrived right on time, and to my surprise, in a Tesla! An unexpected free upgrade. The driver was very friendly, safe and was able to inform me... More 

Thank Joel L
San Jose, California
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2014

I had to make a train at the Amtrak station in San Jose. I emailed this company and crossed my fingers they showed up when they said they would. I got a brief phone call from the owner I believe and they showed up at 8 am the next day. I made my train and was very happy. The only... More 

Thank Rebecca S
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The driver was nice, however, immediately proclaimed that he didn't even know the company did Shared Wine Tours [until the night prior] the moment we got into the shuttle - so he was basically going to wing it. He didn't know which wineries we would be visiting - he advised the entire party not to purchase the unlimited the wrist... More 

Thank Rachel A

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