On a Mission day-trip


Travel back to the dusty days of early California 

for a San Juan Capistrano sojourn. 


Our day begins at the picturesque Santa Ana train station where Paris In A Cup will be waiting for us with yummy box breakfasts as learn a bit about the depot's history. After a half-hour ride on the rails, we'll be greeted by historian and tour guide Charles Spratley who will give us an overview of the area's highlights including the majestic Mission.

Charles will conclude the strolling 90-minute tour by dropping us off at the Tea House on Los Rios for afternoon tea. From there, we simply walk back across the tracks to catch the train home.

  • 9:30am - Box breakfast (quiche, fruit, tea bread, tea) at the Santa Ana train station. Parking is convenient, safe, and free!
  • 10:43am - Amtrak train departs, bound for San Juan Capistrano (arriving at 11:07am)
  • 11:15am - Charles Spratley welcomes us at the SJC depot and begins a leisurely walking tour, sharing the town's vibrant legacy. Tour concludes at 12:45pm just outside the tea house
  • 1:00pm - "Mission Tea" at the Tea House on Los Rios (includes scone, salad, finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, dessert, tea)
  • 2:45pm - We walk back across the tracks to catch the 3:08pm train 
  • 3:33pm - Our train pulls into Santa Ana.( If you'd like to spend more time relaxing with the swallows, you may opt for the 5:34 train that gets in at 5:58pm)

includes Box Breakfast, round-trip rail transport, custom tour by Charles, admission to the Mission, afternoon tea, party favors, tax, gratuities, PayPal fees, the works!

The first #8 people to make reservations will get to sit together with co-hostess Cheryl in the tea house's Music Room. NOTE: THE MUSIC ROOM IS NOW FULL. 
All other guests will be seated in groups of 2+ where available throughout the premises. Because the tea house already has several bookings (10+ weeks ahead!) we will be scattered and not all seated together.

Clothing recommendation: anything with a Rancho flair (and of course, walking shoes)

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