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The tour begins by picking up visitors at their doorstep and traveling to the first Mission. Along the way visitors will learn about the rich history of the area. This tours includes a visit to Old Mission San Juan Bautista, San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission and Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad. Each stop will give ample time for exploration of these registered historical sites.

This tour requires at least 4 people to sign up. We will let you know 48 hours in advance if the minimum is not met.

Private group tours: Want Big Blue (tour van) all to yourself? Reserve the entire vehicle for 7 adults, and you’ll enjoy a 12% discount on your Tour.  (Please note that this is not a private tour unless you reserve all seats in the van).

We well pick you up within a 25-minute radius. Extra fee for longer distances (up to 50 miles total.)


Please call for pricing

Child for ages 12 to 5 (Please note: While we welcome children on most SoMoCo tours, ages 4 and under are only permitted when the responsible party reserves the entire van.)


  • 4 to 6 hour guided tour
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Visiting 3 different Missions
  • Bottled water
  • Photo opportunity stops
  • Beautiful scenic route drive
  • Visit to the Soledad Visitors & Gateway Center


  • Gourmet Lunch  – Enjoy a Caesar salad, and cupcake desert on your tour!
  • Gourmet Platter  – Maximize your wine tasting experience with this gourmet platter. Enjoy three cheeses and a three items (fresh fruits, dried fruits, crackers, olives, figs, grapes, nuts) depending on availability. Serves four to six guests.
  • Cheese platter – A tasteful platter consisting of two cheeses and crackers sure to please your taste buds! Serves two to three guests.
  • Other arrangements can be made for especial events (birthdays, anniversaries, etc).

Lunch and Platters are subject to substitutions


  • 10:30 AM – Pick-up
  • 10:30 – 11:00 AM Scenic drive to first Mission
  • 11:00 – 11:45 PM First Mission visit
  • 11:45 – 12:45 PM  Second Mission drive
  • 12:45 – 1:30 PM Second Mission visit
  • 1:30 – 2:30 PM  Lunch (optional)
  • 2:30 – 3:30 PM Scenic Drive to third Mission
  • 3:30 – 4:15 PM Third Mission visit
  • 3:15 – 3:30 Driver to Soledad Visitors & Gateway Center
  • 3:30 – 3:30 Soledad Visitors & Gateway Center visit
  • 3:30 – 4:30 PM Scenic Historic Route El Camino Real (The Royal Road) drive to drop-off
  • Times are approximate
  • If you feel that the tour leader met or exceeded your expectations you are welcome to reward him/her as an expression of your appreciation. Leaving a gratuity is at your discretion, and the standard gratuity in the service industry is 15% to 18%

Tour Cancellation Policy:

Due to the challenge of how far in advance we have to make our reservations we have a one (1) week cancellation policy. If we receive your cancellation one (1) week before the start of the tour you can expect a full refund. If it is cancelled less than 1 week before the start of the tour, no refund will be provided.  We do understand there are situations beyond people’s control such as air travel delays, traffic, etc.  We will accommodate to allow people to move their reservation if possible. Experience SoMoCO reserves the right to cancel or move the tour to another time and date.


Additional Details

We look forward to welcoming you soon on a SoMoCo tour! Please keep these details in mind as you plan your adventure:

  • Unless you reserve all seats in the van, other individuals may also be on your SoMoCo tour. We are happy to offer private tours and special group charters. Contact us for information and booking.
  • While we welcome children on most SoMoCo tours, please note that ages four (4) and under are only permitted when the responsible party reserves the entire van. Children’s ticket prices apply.
  • Please be courteous to other passengers by being on time for all tour departures.
  • For additional questions/bookings, you can reach us at 831-595-5921 or
  • For waiver information click here