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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

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. 


  • 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour! More food than I expected. The tour guide was wonderful, and knew the area very well. This was the only day I was able to take in San Francisco, and the tour made me feel like I was able to see and learn quite a bit in a short time. Well worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide, Blandina, was superb. This is the second tour I have taken with her. It was interesting, tasty and informative. Highly recommend it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very enjoyable experience! The food was also wonderful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour, lovely food, catered for everyone - even those of us who didnt like chocolate. Great to get a bit of local history as well

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was an amazing tour.
The food was great, the explanations were wonderful and the guide was very knowledgeable and informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Blondina Farley was our guide and we had a great time. She was very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. I highly recommend this tour and more specifically Blondina.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a fabulous tour. Blondina, our guide, has been a resident of the area for many years and she was able to share stories, provide some history, introduce us to the locals and give us lots of tastings of the delicious food of Little Italy. After completing the tour in the morning, I was able to walk the streets and explore the area with a greater understanding in the afternoon. What a great day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very enjoyable and some great food.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Lots of fun and very informative!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Really superb tour. Blandina is a real character and made us feel like locals - she seemed to know everyone in the area and took us to some interesting places. Excellent food too - I particularly enjoyed the deli, pizza and freshly baked bread.

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