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Linda was informative and entertaining. My kids loved this tour!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Linda Lee was excellent tour guide providing TONS of great information and insight to Chinatown. My family and I all highly recommend taking the tour.
If you have the option, definitely opt for the lunch. You won't regret it!
So much fun and informative! Our guide was a lifelong Chinatown resident. I couldn't have asked for more.
A great guide named Allen. He actually grew up in the area and had much information on the history of Chinatown. A lot of interesting facts and stops, and the dim sum lunch was great!
The Chinatown Walking Tour was really fun. We learned a lot about the Chinese culture and their language.
The tour was wonderful. Linda Lee was a terrific guide. She was humorous and informative. The lunch was excellent. Linda had chosen a number of items she thought we would like. I would highly recommend this tour!
Very interesting. We really learned a lot about Chinatown. We really loved the visit to the pharmacy.
Linda Lee is an excellent tour guide. Having grown up in the area, she knows and imparts so much more than you get with the bland, canned tours. She is very funny and involves everyone -- all ages-- in the exploring process. She adapts each tour to the interests of the specific group. we saw an herb shop, the telephone exchange, the chinese school, a budhist temple, the family buildings, visited a fortune cookie company, a chinese market and much more. we also added the lunch feature and it was interesting for our grandchildren to try new things like the sesame ball desert and the sticky pork buns. A great few hours -- fun and informative.
Linda Lee was our guide and she was superb! She made the tour fun AND educational!
Linda was very informative. She grew up in the neighborhood so she gave us an in-depth view of the social/ economic structure and history of the community. Linda is also very funny.My kids LOVED it. I am in poor health at the moment but I was able to keep up because the pacing is reasonable. Great!
Alan was amazing. As a Chinese American that grew up nearby he had amazing back stories on the history and culture of the area. So glad we booked this.