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If you fancy yourself a foodie or culture enthusiast, don’t miss this walking tour of San Francisco’s Little Italy—the neighborhood of North Beach. With an insider guide, you’ll experience a slice of the top things to do in North Beach, such as tasting coffee and witnessing bread being freshly made. Soak up the lively atmosphere of one of the city’s most popular districts as you learn about its cafes and bakeries and see landmarks like Saints Peter and Paul Church. 

Highlights

  • Walking tour through San Francisco's Little Italy and North Beach
  • Culinary history of San Francisco
  • Taste samples of fresh food at local bakeries and delis

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Your local guide regales you with stories about this famous San Francisco neighborhood as you sample a variety of treats. My favorite part is watching fresh bread being made in a bakery -- the aroma of it baking is fabulous!

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What You Can Expect

Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

Known as San Francisco’s ‘Little Italy,’ the neighborhood of North Beach is a feast for the senses, from the aroma of fresh bread to the taste of coffee to the sight of Saints Peter and Paul Church. Begin your walking tour by meeting your guide near Washington Square Park, a hub of activity where locals lounge on the grass or play Frisbee.

Stroll past cute shops, bustling Italian restaurants and family-run cafes, and stop to chat with business owners and enjoy samples of the neighborhood’s heavenly delights. Taste coffee, olive oil, specialty meats, bread and maybe even coveted truffles. Learn how some foods are made, watch bread being kneaded and see where coffee beans are roasted.

You’ll also hear about San Francisco’s rich culinary history during this 3-hour tour, which has won accolades as one of the city’s best tours from outlets like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and Lonely Planet. 

Customer Reviews

Maureen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A fun, fun tour. Lots of great information and history of North Beach from our tour guide, Blondina, who lives in North Beach. Visited various restaurants, delis, shops with samples of coffee drinks, sandwiches and pizza. Would highly recommend!!

bskitchens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour was great! The tour guide was awesome! Lots of great information!

John K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We met our tour guide Blandina in front of Coit Liquors on the corner of Union and Columbus Street near Washington Square Park. She is a great guide. Blandina has been in the city for many, many years, and it seems like she knows everyone and she knows her history on San Francisco. This tour is a great way to see North Beach and walk among the locals. If you have not been to SF I highly recommend this walking tour and if you're lucky you will get the colorful, charming, intelligent, and full of life Blandina as your guide.

Debora S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We enjoyed our tour of North Beach. Very informative and interesting. Tour guide Blandine was charming.

Mary Beth C United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Blondina was wonderful. She was friendly, entertaining and knowledgeable. I live in San Francisco and I was amazed by the places that we visited. I would highly recommend for tourists and city dwellers alike.

Cschin2004

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Fantastic tour. Blandina was a sweetheart and very knowledgeable about the area. We enjoyed meeting the local merchants and getting a glimpse of the neighborhood. We had a taste of many delicious foods. We returned the next day to some of the places we visited on the tour. Some of our favorite purchases were the layered fudge and organic popcorn.

Wendy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Had a fantastic time with our guide, Blondina. So much delicious food,terrific insights into North Beach and a great stroll through the neighborhood. We were a group of mostly native San Franciscans, so we knew some history. Still talking about it!

Wendy

Anne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We had a fantastic afternoon on this tour and our guide was a sheer delight. We loved the stories behind the different landmarks and kept everything flowing very well. The food was fantastic, so much, but a good introduction to the different styles in San Francisco

FREDERICK R K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Had a blast! Over the 4 hours, our tour guide took us to many cool places, where we had a chance to taste many of the specialty food and drink items, and purchase them, too. All the great samples we had probably equaled the price of the tour by itself! And we had a lot of the history of the area explained, which was also very interesting. When you're from out of town, its very nice to see a neighborhood from a locals perspective.

Bruce Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Blandina was terrific with so much information. Lotsa food on the tour.

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