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Leah USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

This is a gem of a tour. We enjoyed it immensely and we would highly recommend it.

Lisa A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

The tour of Chinatown was fabulous, and our tour guide, top-notch!

lizard_b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Linda Lee our guide was great. She is local and provided us with a great tour of Chinatown. So much to see so it was helpful having her show us around

Joseph M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Linda Lee, the guide was outstanding. Provided interesting history. Lunch was excellent!

Gayle A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Our tour was wonderful--so informative and interesting. Linda did a great job as our guide sharing a wealth of information with the group. We had been to Chinatown many times but not knowing the history behind things. Learned so much. The tour was followed by a dim sum lunch--delicious! A perfect way to spend the morning.

Lori L K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Linda was wonderful. A big group, on a cold Thanksgiving day. We had two teenagers with us, and our 18 year old son said it was the highlight of his trip to S.F. If you you take tours like this to hear personal stories and visit places you wouldn't visit on your own, then do this. The lunch was delicious at the end, also.

Anya S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

We loved it. Linda Lee was an excellent guide, funny and informative.

Ernest W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Linda Lee was an excellent guide. She provided a lot of information to help understand Chinatown and it's place in San Francisco, all spiked with a great sense of humor. Our 13 and 16 year olds loved the tour, and they are hard to impress.

Cindy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Great food

debjolie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Great tour! Fun and informative

Jennifer S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Linda was absolutely terrific. She is a native of the area so offered excellent insight. I would've felt so out of place and lost had I tried to visit Chinatown on my own. We went back the next day and were able to find what we wanted! You'd be crazy to not use Linda.

Natalie F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Learned so much about SF's Chinatown history and visited places that I definitely would have missed had I just been on my own. Linda's own personal history in Chinatown was an added bonus and made it even more real!!

Mister Thomas B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

This was a tour of a lifetime. Linda, our guide, was just wonderful. She knew first hand all about Chinatown, and gave one of the most interesting and enjoyable tours we have ever been on. We would recommend this tour to anyone. And don't miss the great meal at the restaurant afterwards. It was great too, and Linda helped us to know what each of the foods were, and their origin. What a great morning!

Sarah H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Really great tour, the tour guide was very funny and happy to answer questions and make really good recommendations about what to do after the tour. Would fully recommend going for the Dim Sum lunch after the tour as it was delicious.

Nori J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

This is one of the best activities we did on our trip. Well worth your time and money. Linda is amazing. She makes in interesting, informative and fun. She is warm, personable and witty. Stay on for lunch. The food is excellent. Thank you Linda!

Anisa J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Linda was informative and entertaining. My kids loved this tour!

Rick R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Really enjoyed the tour. Linda was a great guide and had all kinds of information on Chinatown. We chose to also have lunch with the tour, food was great. I'd advise anyone to go on this tour.

Anne G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Linda is a charming, animated raconteur of history and of tales about her home neighbourhood and community. As visitors from Ireland, we know the history of our own people crossing the Atlantic for a new life, but Linda told us about the people who came across the Pacific and offered us a fascinating account of how 'the little guys who don't eat much' came and worked very very hard indeed and made such a difference.
We have walked through Chinatown before, loving the colour and bustle, but Linda provided a structured and nuanced experience: thank you for the introduction to Chinese medicine, for letting us wander through a supermarket and to listen to the old man who plays his own kind of traditional music! The big bag of fortune cookies, bought in the tiny cookie factory, sustained us and our friends for a week one cookie is not enough! and the friendly lunch, that we enjoyed when the trip ended, was perfect way to conclude our visit.
We are fans of walking tours, and really rated this one: it is a tour for people of all ages and degrees of interest and fitness, just wear sensible shoes.

Patseyawiersma

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Linda was great!!!! Loved China town

Ann F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Our tour guide was fabulous! She made the entire experience fascinating and come alive. I highly recommend her, and apologize for forgetting her name. Last name Lee. Unlike other Viator tours we've been on, this tour guide was an interesting addition. She came prepared, grew up in Chinatown and had first hand knowledge of the area and its inhabitants. A pleasure! And a big thanks to her for making it such a great walk through a part of town we would otherwise have probably skipped. If a tour guide is good, it's a whole different experience than when you get someone who is less knowledgeable.

Scott M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Lindda was great. Informative, engaging, and veery funny!

BARBARA J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Linda was knowledgeable Chinatown and showed us a good time.

Helga H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Linda was a awesome tour guide! We enjoyed the tour so much we have already told friends traveling next month to book a tour. Sure we could have walked around ourselves, but I would never have known about or went to most of the places she took us, it was fun and we learned a lot too! I say it's a MUST DO!

benny

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This tour was awesome! Our tour guide was very funny and filled with history. My wife and I spent our 10 year anniversary In SF and are super glad that we added this to our itinerary. We added our lunch at the last minute because we had such a great time on the tour itself. Lunch was fantastic and we actually had time to speak with others on the tour. We had folks from Australia, Germany and other parts of the world. We didnt think we were going to learn about other cultures as well.
Highly recommend this!

Erin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

I usually shy away from organized tours, but am I ever happy my mom told me about this one. If you are in San Francisco, this tour is a MUST!
Hopefully you are lucky enough to get Linda Lee as your tour guide - what an AMAZING woman! I wish this tour would have been longer. We saw so many things that we never would have seen had we been on our own. Thank you Linda!
I recommend staying for lunch - it was delicious.

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