We had a great tour with Blandina during our recent stopover in San Francisco on our way to Hawaii. She was very well-informed, had a great sense of humor and shared insights about North Beach that only a long-time resident of the neighborhood could offer she's been living there for over 30 years. Her contacts and relationships with the locations we visited including artist studios and local stores and particularly with the cafes, delis, and restaurants on the tour made the tour a very comfortable and enjoyable experience. Last but not least, since we are from NJ and so was Blandina, we enjoyed sharing stories about our home state. We would highly recommend this tour for anyone seeking a very pleasant and informative afternoon or morning program in San Francisco--make sure you have a good appetite, as the Italian food included on the tour is outstanding.
This was a lot of fun. Great food and fun, enthusiastic guide. Guide was a local, and it was well worth it.
Tour was awesome. The guide, Blondina, was very knowledgeable about the area. All the places we stopped had great food, people were very friendly, told us about their products. We got so much food, we skipped dinner that night and had leftovers for lunch the next day. I would definitely recommend this tour for visitors to San Francisco.
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!!
This tour was great! The tour guide was awesome! Lots of great information!
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.
We enjoyed our tour of North Beach. Very informative and interesting. Tour guide Blandine was charming.
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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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Blandina was terrific with so much information. Lotsa food on the tour.
We had a great time! Blandina was charming and relaxed, and a real citizen of the area, so her information was delightful and the shops and food places we visited were the real thing--long established and top notch. Can't believe how much food was served on the tour. We three couples the other two were practically newlyweds, and we've been married 46 years got along well and had a lot of laughs. If you want an excellent tour, with a charming guide, take this one.
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!
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!
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
This was an amazing tour.
The food was great, the explanations were wonderful and the guide was very knowledgeable and informative.
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.
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!