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San Francisco: Food Walking Tour of Chinatown & North Beach

San Francisco: Food Walking Tour of Chinatown & North Beach

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From US$ 73.60 per person

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On their own, Chinatown and North Beach stir your senses. Together, they awaken you to new flavors, new cultures, and to parts of your heart. Explore both on this unique combination walking tour.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enjoy locally made pizza
  • Watch the art of making fortune cookies by hand
  • Sip the best coffee made from fresh ground beans
  • Sample delicious Dim Sum
  • See where "The Godfather" was written
Full description
On their own, Chinatown and North Beach stir your senses. Together, they awaken you to new flavors, new cultures, and to parts of your heart. Explore both on this unique combination walking tour. Start by exploring Chinatown by twilight, including tasting Dim Sum from one of the oldest bakeries in this vibrant neighborhood. You will delve into Chinese mysticism and culture, as you explore local sculpture and architecture and see close up how fortune cookies are made by hand. Tea is to Chinatown as North Beach is to coffee and you will sample both. You will also get the opportunity to search out authentic Chinese and Italian crafts and pottery. We will help you uncover the hidden secrets only intrepid locals know. And you'll be astonished by new finds in secret alcoves. We'll explore the "Beat Generation" of North Beach as we visit the very place where Francis Ford Coppola wrote "The Godfather" screenplay and the location where Bill Cosby and Steve Allen got their start, which has not changed at all since they performed there. Of course,you must try pizza and wine in North Beach, don't worry, we've got you covered! From wine to Dim Sum, fortune cookies, and teas, to cappuccinos in the very places where the Beat Generation started and Barbary Coast history that made San Francisco what it is began. You will feel like you've really experienced Chinatown and North Beach on this fascinating San Francisco walking tour.
  • Walking tour
  • Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Chinatown Gate, at the corner of Bush and Grant Street.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and not eat too much before the tour as the tasting portions are ample. We wouldn't want you to miss out on any of the fabulous foods!
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 35 reviews

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What a very informative and entertaining tour of Chinatown and the North End. Brian was animated and very knowledgeable of so much history in these areas. The sites we saw, the cuisine we sampled and wonderful people we met were outstanding. There was so much to see and talk about we kept running over. Both cultures are so interesting 3 hrs is just not enough. Thank you Brian for showing us iconic places and educating us!! I hope to take the tour again with or without out of town guests.

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May 27, 2022

This tour was outstanding! Isabella was very knowledgeable and personable. Lots of interesting information and great food. The time at the tea shop was a real highlight. The whole booking process was painless, even when we had to change dates last minute. The wheelchair access info we were provided in advance was much appreciated. Certainly show challenging hills, but every place we went was accessible and we even managed to find a wheelchair restroom that worked!

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April 14, 2022

The Chinatown and North Beach walking tour is a fantastic experience. Tom runs a first rate operation and Brian is an excellent guide. Brian is very knowledgeable! He really makes sure you have fun and get the most of your experience. This was the best ticket I purchased in San Francisco.

November 24, 2021

Product ID: 9469