"A great experience never ends... it lives on in the stories of our lives"

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Public Tours

Learning journeys that connect people with the unique places & culture of our community.

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Private Tours

Customize one of our public tours for a group or create your own adventure.


Van Charters

Charter a van for special events or group outings & leave the driving to us.

Welcome to Community Cultural Tours!

Our name says it all...

Community Cultural Tours specializes in providing personal experiences that connect people with the unique culture of the Central Coast. We offer engaging tours & activities for both individuals & groups. Our learning journeys are inspired by the rich heritage, culture & stunning beauty of Santa Cruz County & the surrounding region.  All tours advocate for a healthy planet and sustainable lifestyle. We love living here and want to share our passion for the area by offering engaging tours and activities that express the terrior of our region.

Meet Your Tour Organizer!

Penny Ellis began organizing tours in 2014 when a twist of fate inspired her to co-found the Open Farm Tours in Santa Cruz County. She also organizes monthly outings for the Bay Area Food & Farm Tours Meetup Group & is a member of the CA. state Grange. Her passion lies in assimilating the places and people of our region. She is a natural explorer & loves putting together interesting combinations of activities that inspire people to connect in different ways with the world around them. She has a deep appreciation for everything sustainable and for the local craft culture of Santa Cruz County. We live in an amazing place and I'm honored to share the culture and history of the area I love with others.

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