• Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 69.00 View price calendar

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Stroll through North Beach and Chinatown, two of San Francisco's most vibrant neighborhoods by night on this 2-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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Chinatown and North Beach Night Walking Tour

Chinatown and North Beach Night Walking Tour

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.

Customer Reviews

Christopher P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

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.

Lorenext

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Highly recommended!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Had a great time with Tom! very informative.

Fran

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We were pleasantly surprised! Our guide was a true local and she was very informative. Be prepared to experience a fantastic tea room the Vital Tealeaf and eat your way thru Chinatown and North Beach (Little Italty) all authentic! I highly recommend it!

Amie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Fantastic tour! This was our fourth walking food tour booked with Viator NYC, Chicago, Florence Italy, and we have been very satisfied and enjoyed each one. Eileen was delightful and a very fun and knowledgeable tour guide. Our group included a couple from Scotland, a woman traveling alone from Tennessee, and my family of 4. We stopped and sampled at a Chinese tea shop, Chinese Dim Sum restaurant, candy store, popcorn shop, and Mona Lisa - an Italian restaurant that we visited AGAIN the following night because it was so good. Each shop owner was extremely generous. So much so that we all had packaged some of our food to-go from one or more stops. My daughters are both vegetarians and it was no problem at all, very accommodating. My husband cannot have dairy or tomatoes, so the Italian restaurant Mona Lisa prepared a pasta dish for him while we all enjoyed our wine and margherita pizza. I highly recommend this tour.

Tina B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This tour was the highlight of our visit to San Francisco. Our guide was the best! Her insight and knowledge were beyond our imagination. She shared history of the cultures including food unique shops and answered lots of questions we have always had. We love San Francisco, but have an even deeper love learning some of the the hows and whys of Chinatown and North Beach. The food and tea were exceptional and we felt very special with the amazing treatment from our fabulous guide. Thank you! We will do it again, the next chance we have.

Jeffrey W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Really enjoyed this tour - Celeste was an excellent guide and full of lots of interesting facts about Chinatown and North Beach. The food was also amazing from dim sum to pickled garlic to awesome pizza! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested in good food and learning more about these areas in San Francisco.

Sue-Ellen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

small group, very experienced guide and lots of taste treats

Mark H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide Eileen was the best. We were so fortunate to have her all to ourselves, as only our party of 3 signed up.
Walked in Chinatown, ate dinner, visited many places, continued to North Beach, pizza. chocolates, popcorn - Oh My! Don't even think about eating after this tour - we were stuffed, both with food and information about the area. A must do!

Marlene R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Celeste was AWESOME! She was quite knowledgeable, personable, and energetic! Fun tour where you get to see China Town and North Beach and experience sights, sounds, and tastes!

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