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Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Mission San Luis Rey provided by Mission San Luis Rey

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Mission San Luis Rey

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Mission San Luis Rey
Behind-the-Scenes tours are currently only available to those who live in the same household and by reservation only. Call 760-757-3651, ext 170.
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Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Important Information
  • Tour escort/host
  • Entry/Admission - Mission San Luis Rey
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
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All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Joyfullyanointed wrote a review May 2019
Rancho Cordova, California173 contributions62 helpful votes
We had a wonderful tour and a delicious lunch at this beautiful historical attraction. The tour offered insight and inspiration.
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Date of experience: May 2019
Response from MissionSLR, Marketing Mgr at Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Mission San Luis Rey
Responded 17 May 2019
Glad you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful mission.
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ctnykiel wrote a review May 2019
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Beautiful, serene, historical site. As the King of Missions, the footprint is huge compared to other missions. This ACTIVE Mission has so many things going for it. Plus it is an active parish and has services on the Parish side as well as services and special events in the
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Date of experience: March 2019
Amanda D wrote a review Apr 2019
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Mission San Luis Rey has a pervasive sense of peace and spirituality in a beautiful, historic setting. The tour offers an insight to the history and truth of how and why the Mission was built and why it still flourishes today. The tour guide was passionate, knowledgable and
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Date of experience: April 2019
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By: Mission San Luis Rey
A serene visit
Lots of interesting history in an amazingly serene atmosphere, very peaceful. Enjoyed the history and the gorgeous
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Check website for current hours
we walked through about 7 rooms and read about the history. At the end there is a nicely done video. Gift shop is s
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very nice small museum
we got caught in the covid 19 closing and had delay our visit to the museum. we had a wonderful visit during their
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Rainy day visit
Nice old mission in the area. Still used as a church so there were people inside praying and doing their candle thi
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It had a little cafe! More of that in a mo. Nice Mission, and we saw 15/21 this trip, Good museum with good lightin
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California Mission!
I used to live in San Antonio, Texas where we have several missions. This is the first mission that I've ever been
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Slice of authentic history
We visited mid-afternoon on a Sunday. There's a nice museum chronicaling the presence and lives of the Indians and
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Patti W
stunning architecture on a sunny day
This is one of many missions I have toured in CA, however this one because of its size, landscaping and well mainta
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King of the Missions
While not the first, it is the only one to boast President Lincoln’s involvement in giving the mission back to the
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Get a Sense of History and Tranquility
The chapel is lovely with Gregorian chants in the background and the mission museum gives a real sense of who was h
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Too noisy; not enough spirituality
Planned a tour and attend Mass afterward. My sons (30 and 28 chronilogically) have a GREAT love for the Lord, as d
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Historical site.
This place is amazing. Southern California history lessons stressing how priests from Spain, along with local Spani
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Dramatically beautiful Mission a must visit in Oceanside
San Diego's Spanish heritage is nowhere more firmly rooted than in its dramatically beautiful missions. It was here
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Historical Mission of the famous 21 Missions of Junipero Sera
This a a beautiful mission, formed in 1798. Much of it had been destroyed in the 19th Century but it has since bee
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Christmas Mass
Went to Christmas mass. Very enjoyable! Kids processed to manger in church and left flowers as gifts,full band orch
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  • Mission San Luis Rey
  • Duration: 1h
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