Guided tour

San Francisco: Chinatown Food and History Walking Tour

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San Francisco: Chinatown Food and History Walking Tour

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Embark on a walking tour of San Francisco's historic Chinatown neighborhood. Enjoy homemade dim sum, see how fortune cookies are made, and learn about the largest Chinese enclave outside of Asia.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Go on a walking tour of San Francisco's Chinatown
  • See Chinatown's most famous sights and hidden spots
  • Taste traditional Chinese cookies or traditional pork buns (subject to availability)
  • Try authentic dim sum and fortune cookie
  • Join a small group of up to 12 for a more personalized experience
Full description
Meet your tour guide at Dragon's Gate, the main entrance to San Francisco's Chinatown neighborhood, to begin your walking tour of Chinatown's most famous sights and hidden spots. As you wander this colorful and lively neighborhood, listen to commentary from your guide about Chinatown's history, culture, and present-day authenticity. Stroll down Stockton Street past busy markets selling some of the freshest and most exotic foods in the city. Pass by buildings designed like pagodas and have your camera out as you admire eye-catching Chinese decorations adorning the streets. Gain an understanding of Chinatown's religious culture and history as you visit the Old Saint Mary's Cathedral. Get a chance to taste traditional Chinese cookies and tea of your choice at Eastern Bakery where you can expect to get some inside cooking tips from the bakery owners. Go to Portsmouth Square and learn about the historical significance of this area for the Gold Rush, California's beginnings, and Chinatown's origin. Taste homemade dim sum at Delicious Dim Sum where you'll enjoy some of the best dim sum in the city.  Finish your tour with a memorable visit to a Fortune Cookie factory. Taste the fortune cookie, learn about the cooking techniques, and learn about the historical significance of fortune.
Includes
  • Eastern Bakery, Chinatown Gate, Chinatown, San Francisco, Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption guided tour
  • Access to Eastern Bakery
  • Access to Chinatown Gate
  • Access to Chinatown, San Francisco
  • Access to Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption
  • Live tour guide
  • Food tasting
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • Masks are required while indoors
    • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors

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    Meeting point

    Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts. Look for our guide (Gray Line San Francisco uniform) in front of the Starbucks cafe located in front of the Dragon's Gate.

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    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 8 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5

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    So informative and educational. A truly amazing tour!!

    October 23, 2021

    Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic regarding the history of Chinatown, the places we visited and the delicious food we got to try. Overall it was a great experience and I would absolutely recommend it.

    October 23, 2021

    joseph was a perfect guide and took us off the beaten path

    September 20, 2021

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