Stroll through North Beach and Chinatown, two of San Francisco's most vibrant neighborhoods by night on this 3-hour walking tour. Discover the spots only locals know for dim sum, coffee and other treats while you learn about the history and culture of these diverse districts from your knowledgeable guide.
Walking tour around San Francisco's Chinatown and North Beach
Discover the beauty of Chinese sculpture and architecture
Learn how fortune cookies are made
Sample authentic Chinese dim sum
Indulge your sense with a tea tasting
Explore Beat generation hangouts and Western saloons
Savor North Beach's Italian heritage with delicious pizza
Meet your guide and group at the gated entrance to Chinatown (Bush & Grant Streets) to start your exploration of some of San Francisco's most dynamic neighborhoods. As you walk through Chinatown, you'll learn about Chinese culture and mysticism as you taste dim sum from one of the oldest bakeries in the area. Stroll past some of the district's interesting sculptures and listen as your guide points out some remarkable architecture. Next, head for North Beach, where you'll learn about the history and culture of this historically Italian neighborhood. Follow your guide to some of the little-known hidden gems that serve authentic Italian coffee and other treats. Additionally, search out authentic Chinese and Italian crafts and pottery and uncover their hidden secrets only intrepid locals know.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, May 2019
I cannot stress to you how perfect this tour was! Brian our guide knew so much about Chinatown and North Beach. We visited tea houses, the fortune cookie factory, and several of places along the tour. His knowledge of the area and his relationship with the owners of the places that we visited made everything feel like meeting family. We did not get tired of walking and were definitely full at the end of the tour.
Brian did a wonderful job sharing his love of San Francisco. We enjoyed wonderful Chinese food and the Tea stop was great. Pizza, wine, canolli and fudge were perfect. You will not walk away hungry.
The information on the tour states it lasts 2 hours. Ours lasted around 4 1/2 hours, so make sure that works with your time frame. It was great. Thanks so much!
We had a great time on this tour with Brian. He was so enthusiastic about his city and the food. We covered so much. Food sampling was diverse,delicious and plentiful. None of the stops felt rushed . The tour wound up being much longer than the two hours..so just be mindful when booking if time is a factor.
I really enjoyed the group walking tour of Chinatown and North Beach! Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable, we had a great group, and lots of tasty treats! A great way to see and taste some of San Francisco's offerings!
Great evening. Ilene was knowledgeable and prepared It was raining cats and dogs and she came with extra umbrellas. The various foods that we sampled were great. As others have noted, there was lots of food. Ilene recommended that we pack up our extra Dim Sum for breakfast which we did. With all of the things to see and do and stories to hear, this pretty much filled the evening.