Santa Barbara Airbus Daytrips & Adventures

Let Airbus Daytrips & Adventures take you away!

Airbus on an AdventureWe are back! Santa Barbara Airbus Daytrips are the easiest way to get out and explore your world. Trips typically include round-trip transportation and a ticket/entrance to the event we are attending. Relax on the bus while we deal with the traffic and parking. Bring your friends and make some memories!

To Book: Please call our office at (805) 964-7759 or toll-free at (800) 423-1618. Trips cannot be booked online at this time.

Cancellation / Refund Policy: All sales are final and cannot be refunded. Please be certain you can attend before booking. If you need to cancel, please contact us. We may have the opportunity to re-sell your ticket.

Punctuality: The bus cannot wait for you if you are late for your pickup. Please be on-time.

Continue reading to see all the trips we have for 2017. For a printed version of the Calendar, please click the link below. You may need Adobe Reader to view this document. If you need to install Adobe reader, click this link: (Get Adobe Reader)

2018 Printable Calendar

December 8, 2017 (Friday) - $117 

Join Airbus once again as we journey to Morro Bay and the Hearst Castle! This popular trip first stops on the Embarcadero in Morro Bay for some time to explore the waterfront of charming Morro Bay. After our stop there we will continue to the Hearst Castle, where we will enjoy an included dinner at their visitors center. We then will do the Evening Tour at the Hearst Castle. Offered only on select dates in 2017, this special tour enables you to experience the Castle illuminated at night, and is longer than daytime tours (100 minutes). Docents in period dress bring 1930s history to life as they move silently through the sumptuous rooms of Casa Grande. A vintage newsreel in Hearst’s private theater rounds out the evening.

Physical Requirements: The Evening Tour is 1 hour and 40 minutes long and consists of approximately 303 stairs, both up and down, and a 3/4-mile route to walk. 

We originally published this tour with a December 7, 2017 date. That is no longer accurate, as the castle no longer offers the evening tours on Thursdays. The updated and correct date for the tour is Friday, December 8. 

Goleta 11:00am Buellton 11:30am

Rose Parade 2018

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January 1, 2018 (Monday) - $179

Join us as we once again travel to see this iconic parade! This years’ theme is “Making a Difference”. We have Grandstand seats at the beginning of the parade, just steps from the bus! Breakfast is provided on the bus, along with a souvenir program. This is an escorted trip. After the parade we will stop at Farmers Market for an on-your-own lunch. Book early-this trip sells out!

February 18, 2018 (Sunday) - $109

Celebrate President’s Day with our trip to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library! In addition to the normal exhibits, you will have access to their new Genghis Kahn exhibit, with over 200 artifacts. We'll enjoy a docent-led tour followed by a catered, buffet lunch in the Air Force one pavillion! 

Physical Requirements: There will be some walking during the tour. 

Goleta 9:00am Santa Barbara 9:20am Carpinteria 9:40am Ventura 10:05am Camarillo 10:20am

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March 20, 2018 (Tuesday) - $74

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States. Its collections include nearly 35 million specimens and artifacts and cover 4.5 billion years of history. This large collection is comprised not only of specimens for exhibition, but also of vast research collections. Our trip includes entrance to the museum and a docent-led tour. Lunch is on your own at one of the restaurants or cafes at the museum.

Physical Requirements: There will be some walking during the tour. 

Goleta 7:30am Santa Barbara 7:50am Carpinteria 8:10am Ventura 8:35am Camarillo 8:50am

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Dates and Prices TBD

To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, the California Science Center is proud to present the world premiere of KING TUT: TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH–the largest King Tut exhibition ever toured! Discover over 150 authentic artifacts from King Tut’s celebrated tomb, many of which the boy king himself used in life and in death, including gold jewelry, gilded wood furniture, and ornate ritual objects–60 of which have never traveled outside of Egypt, until now. Come experience these priceless treasures before they return to Egypt forever.

We will be sending a bus to see this exhibit. However, we cannot yet lock-in dates and pricing. We will update this site as soon as we are able. In the meantime, you may call us at (805) 964-7759 to be added to the Waitlist.

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April 8, 2018 (Sunday) - $44

Wildly popular last year, we will again be teaming with arborist Ken Knight to offer our local Champion and Heritage Tree Tour. See some of the largest trees of their kind located right here in Santa Barbara County.

Departs the Goleta Community Center at 12:00 PM.

Click here for directions to the Goleta Community Center


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May 20, 2018 (Sunday) - $59

Spend a Sunday in LA visiting one of two word-class facilities. You may choose to visit the Getty Center or the Skirball Center. Please let us know which museum you want to visit when booking. Lunch is on your own at each museum. Click the links below to learn more about each center and upcoming exhibits.

Getty Center Information

Skirball Center Information

Goleta 9:00am Santa Barbara 9:20am Carpinteria 9:40am Ventura 10:05am Camarillo 10:20am

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May 27, 2018 - Prices TBD

The tour of the critically-acclaimed show Hamilton continues at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County. We will be sending a bus to this show, and the date of the show will be May 27, 2018. It will be a 6:30PM Show. Once we have pricing set, we will update this page. In the meantime, you may call us at (805) 964-7759 to be added to the waitlist. Being added to the waitlist DOES NOT GUARANTEE you a ticket. However, we will notify those on the waiting list first once pricing is established.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood

June 21, 2018 (Thursday) - $95

Experience the red carpet and rub elbows with celebrities as we travel to Hollywood to visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and tour the Dolby Theatre, Home of the Academy Awards. Lunch is on your own in Hollywood. This trip involves a lot of walking, please wear comfortable shoes.

Goleta 8:00am Santa Barbara 8:20am Carpinteria 8:40am Ventura 9:05am Camarillo 9:20am

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July 19, 2018 (Thursday) - $55

Tour NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the leading center for robotic space exploration. Lunch is on your own in Old Town Pasadena. ID is required for entrance at JPL. Please give us your name as it appears on your ID. 

Physical Requirements: The tour is 2-2.5 hours long and is a walking tour. Wear comfortable shoes!

Goleta 8:00am Santa Barbara 8:20am Carpinteria 8:40am Ventura 9:05am Camarillo 9:20am

Under the Sun Pageant of the Masters

August 8, 2018 (Thursday) - $121

Unlike anything else out there, the Pageant of the Masters has wowed audiences with their tableau vivants or “living pictures” since 1933. This year’s theme is “Under the Sun.” “Under the Sun” will honor Laguna’s own and other artistic pioneers from around the world who left their studios in search of new inspiration. Before the show, we'll visit the Sawdust Festival and you will have some free time. Lunch is on your own at the Sawdust Festival or Laguna Beach. The Pageant starts at 8:30pm. We will arrive home late, approximately 1-1:30am back at our office in Goleta. 

Goleta 11:00am Santa Barbara 11:20am Carpinteria 11:40am Ventura 12:05pm Camarillo 12:20pm

Oktoberfest at Pageant of the Masters

September 30, 2018 (Sunday) - $87

Find your Lederhosen or your Dirndl! Enjoy one of the oldest and most popular Oktoberfest celebrations at the Alpine Village in Torrance, CA. Eat, Drink and be merry as you enjoy German Bier, food and entertainment. Trip includes Brunch at the Alpine Village Restaurant and entrance to the Oktoberfest celebration. Stop by the Alpine Village Market to purchase hard-to-find German groceries and biers.

Goleta 8:00am Santa Barbara 8:20am Carpinteria 8:40am Ventura 9:05am Camarillo 9:20am

Oktoberfest at Pageant of the Masters

October 16, 2018 (Tuesday) - $55

Come on Down and attend a taping of The Price is Right in LA! You will have a chance to be a contestant! There is a waiting period to get into the taping, so dress comfortably. The Price is right asks for clothing that is neutral, no logos, and has nothing obscene on it. Dark colors are encouraged. They do not allow smart watches into the taping.

Goleta 7:00am Santa Barbara 7:20am Carpinteria 7:40am Ventura 8:05am Camarillo 8:20am

San Diego at NightSD Zoo Safari Park

November 12-14, 2018 (Monday - Wednesday) - $449 Single | $329 Double

Head South this winter to San Diego for two nights! Stay at the Handlery, a boutique hotel in the heart of San Diego. We’ll also visit the famous SD Zoo Safari Park! The hotel requires the name of each guest, so please give us the name of each person in your party when booking.

Goleta 8:00am Santa Barbara 8:20am Carpinteria 8:40am Ventura 9:05am Camarillo 9:20am

Oktoberfest at Pageant of the Masters

December 5, 2018 (Wednesday) - $65

Recently named “Best Public Lights Display in the Nation” by USA Today, the Festival of Lights creates a magical, Disneyland-like experience in Riverside and attracts more than 500,000 visitors each year.

Goleta 10:00am Santa Barbara 10:20am Carpinteria 10:40am Ventura 11:05am Camarillo 11:20am

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