3.5 star rating: Worth doing 13 Reviews

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Food Lover's Sightseeing Tour of San Francisco. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Started off on a Shakey note when we were put onto the wrong tour. But luckily we caught up with Tom and it was all good from then on. We went places that we wouldn't have dreamed of going. Tom had great stories and obviously knew his way around China Town. All topped off with a visit to a tea house. Very funny time was had sipping various teas. Great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and sights were interesting. The food was tasty and local shop keepers, wok store and tea shop hilarious.
I would definitely use them again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

The tour guide, Todd, was excellent. He had a wealth of knowledge and a passion for history. He was a wonderful guide. Since we had a very small group, I think we were able to see a few extra places during the tour. We saw all of San Francisco and we had the opportunity to sample pizza from Cinectta, cannoli from Stella's Bakery, pasta, and tea from the Vital Tea Leaf. We had a blast.

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2014

We had a great time on this tour. There was not as much focus on food as we had expected. However the tour of the actual city was incredible and filled with lots of fun facts and stops at unique places.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

We liked the food and the sights. We really enjoyed Robert as our driver and we thought Sasha was quite knowledgeable and both were very friendly and personable. The only downside was the other 6 tourists on the tour with us were quite unsocialable and arrogant. Although, their attitude was less than desirable, we didn't let it ruin the day because we knew we'd never have to see them again. We were impressed that the manager/owner came to talk to us at the end of the tour to see how we liked it.

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2013

The tour bus was very late picking us up from our hotel. Otherwise it was a great tour..excellent tour guide and a very interesting experience. Highly recommend.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2013

I like this tour because it was a small tour. The tour guide was very friendly. She made it very comfortable. I like that we were able to see a lot of different places in a short time.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
November 2014

It was about an hour late getting started, after going to the different meeting places only 3 of us were on the tour. Tom, the tour director popped up at all meeting places and seem just a little of. Charles, the bus driver knew the city and did get us to the water just as the sun was setting and this was lovely! But, the tour continued and it was getting dark, as he drove to the other parts of the city, you really couldn't see things he was pointing out. The best time to take this tour would be during Day Light Saving Time, for sure. I was ready to get off the bus, it was 5 hours long plus lunch and we only stopped for lunch, which was quite lovely, but no restroom stops or water breaks. I was expecting more food tasting...not so. All and all I would have to rate this tour 6 out of 10....didn't drop me off at my hotel when it was over like it said they would do. I ask Charles if he was going to drop me off and he said he would have to contact Tom! After waiting for15 minutes he still hadn't contacted Tom! Got a cab and went back to Hotel!!

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
June 2014

The title of this tour is very misleading. Yes it is a sightseeing tour but you only make one stop for food and it was not even that good. You stop in Little Italy for bow tie pasta with what looked like Kraft grated Parmesan cheese and bland cheese pizza. You never sip tea in Chinatown, or have a handmade Sicilian pastry at a surprise location. The driver was over an hour late to pick us up, and the tour was only suppose to last about 4 hours. Ours was about 7 hours, this was way too long. Beware...!

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
April 2014

I would not recommend it. It's called the food lovers tour and you only eat at one restaurant and the driver was not knowledgeable. All he really knew about were bars and where homeless people were in the area. I feel like the name of the tour is very misleading and I was very disappointed.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
October 2013

It was awful

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
July 2013

Immediately remove "Food Lover's" from the title. By 1:00pm we had ONLY tasted pizza which unceremoniously dropped of at our table with no description. This is a SIGHTSEEING tour with a very light snack. The guide Diana was not knowledgeable on many of the sights. It was so bad we left the tour after the hurried Chinese tea tasting. The following stop was to be a pasta stop but at the point it hardly seemed worthwhile. The "FOOD" part of your sell is misleading.

Note from Viator: Thank you for sharing your experience. We appreciate all feedback both positive and negative to further improve the quality of our tours. This tour features many of the food highlights found on popular walking tours combined with the comfort, convenience and sightseeing aspects of a small-bus tour. It is unfortunate that the tour failed to meet your expectations and you chose to leave early--the handmade cannoli at the end is very delicious. We do hope that you will keep us in mind when planning your next adventure. Happy travels.

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