Dana Point

Mission San Juan Capistrano & Old Town Tour

Dana Point, USA
Mission San Juan Capistrano and Old Town Tour
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Offered in: English


Take a guided tour of Mission San Juan Capistrano and the Old Town and learn about the history and culture of the area going back 250 years. Learn about how the swallows come back here each year, see the oldest building in California- the chapel at the mission, tales of Father Serra, and also hear tales of Zorro, ghosts, and President Nixon and the Western White House. Finally you'll visit the oldest neighborhood in California.
  • Hear all about the beautiful mission and the 250 year old Spanish town
  • Your guide will take you on this tour, so you can just relax, stroll, and listen
  • Listen to tales from ghost stories to stories of President Nixon’s favorite Mexican food
  • Explore the oldest neighborhoods and buildings in California

What's Included

  • Personal Guided Tour of Mission and Historic Old Town
  • Tickets to Mission
  • Guide Tips

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Mission San Juan Capistrano, Landmark, Chapel, Museum and Gardens
    26801 Old Mission Rd, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675, USA

    Outside Mission’s entrance meet you wearing a Red Visor.

Start time

01:30 PM

End point

  • Los Rios Street Historic District
    31831 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675, USA

    We'll end our tour in the Los Rios Historic District - just a 2 Minute walk from the Mission starting point.

What To Expect

Mission San Juan Capistrano

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

San Juan Capistrano

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Los Rios Park (Pass By)

Los Rios Historic District

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Tickets (Discounted) to Mission will be required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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11 reviews
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Amazing and Beautiful Location Full of California History
cinda_m, Apr 2024
The Mission is beautiful and all the flowers were in full bloom which made walking the grounds very enjoyable. The buildings are very well restored and hold a lot of history. The Walking Tour provided here is not particularly necessary unless you were in a rush as this tour provided all the highlights. The guide was very perfunctory in the delivery of history and much of it could be obtained reading the very extensive displays in the Mission exhibits. The quaint Rios Plaza is also a must see. We completed our tour and returned to explore the most interesting sites.
Really great experience.
RYAN_H, Nov 2022
Local tour guide. Great experience. Highly recommend. Make sure to carve out to time to get a meal after the tour - lots of lovely spots.
Mission Tour
Peggy_F, Mar 2022
Extremely interesting tour. Guide was very knowledgeable. Chapel and Mission grounds were lovely! Such an interesting part of California history.

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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