VIP Small Group Tours

Never before offered, book a private tour experience to visit Mission San Juan Capistrano with your household group! Our VIP tours allow small groups of either up to 4, or up to 8, to book a private tour experience to explore the Mission grounds. Go into the wine vat! Visit the private Sacristy of the Ruins! Touch the historic Mission bells!

Guests are led by a socially distant and experienced tour guide, with a special transmitter to ensure safe touring. This exclusive tour includes special gifts for all guests in the group, including portable hand sanitizer and drinking water for all guests. Pricing for a group of four begins at $75. Our hands-on brick making program, Mission Matters, is also available as an add-on, available to the public for the first time! Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen for your tour.

Tour the Mission safely while knowing we take all necessary safety precautions and follow sanitation procedures as directed by the CDC, state, and local governments. These tours are available by reservation only on the days Mission San Juan Capistrano is open, as well as the days we are closed to general admission.

Please call our bookings department at (949) 234-1306 or email myan@missionsjc.com to make a reservation now. Available starting June 13, 2020.

 

The tour options listed below will not be available after Friday, March 13, 2020.

Guided Tours (Currently unavailable)
Guests not in a group now have the option of the guided tours offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Guided tours truly enhance your experience at the mission. Our interpretive guide does a wonderful job of hosting you through the 10 acres of museum rooms, exhibits, gardens, fountains and more.  Guides also provide you with the details of California’s early history and the birthplace of Orange County. The guided tour covers highlights of the Mission and does not expand the entire site.’

Offered: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Duration: 1 hour
Price: Adult Admission: $3 per adult in addition to admission | Child Admission: $2 per child in addition to admission
Advanced reservations are not required.

Guided Tours are available at the following times*:

Friday:
10:30 a.m. (Art Walk – Duration: 45 minutes)
11:15 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
Saturday:
11:15 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
Sunday:
11:15 a.m. (Serra Chapel Tour – Duration: 40 minutes)
1:00 p.m.
2:15 p.m.

*Tour availability is always subject to change, please call for more information.

Guided tours are also offered during holiday and some school breaks. View our events calendar for more information.


Docent Guided Tour (Currently unavailable)
Docent guided tours truly enhance your experience at the mission. Our docents do a wonderful job of hosting you through the 10 acres of museum rooms, exhibits, gardens, fountains and more.  They also provide you with the details of California’s early history and the birthplace of Orange County.  Private docent guided tours are available starting at $180.00 for groups of up to 15 guests and $12 per person for every additional guest.  Availability is limited, so please call today to book yours and receive a discount on your group admission tickets.

Offered: Monday through Sunday
Duration: Approximately one hour
Price: Adult Admission: $12 per adult
Advanced reservations and deposits are required.

Book a docent guided tour today!  Call (949) 234-1306

For teachers, click here for field trip pricing


Self Guided Group Tour (Currently unavailable)
A self-guided tour now includes an audio tour option for all adult tours! You have the freedom to tour the Mission on your own with or without the audio tour. The advantage of booking a self-guided group tour is a discount to adult admission, a cost savings of up to $2 per person.

Offered: Monday through Sunday
Size: Groups of 15 people or more.
Price: Adult Admission: $8 per adult ($2 savings per ticket)
Advanced reservations and deposits are required.

Book a self-guided tour today!  Call (949) 234-1306

For teachers, click here for field trip pricing