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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. 


  • 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

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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

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!

Chris C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Celest was great - we really enjoyed our tour - the tastings were awesome. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to see Chinatown and North Beach!

Michelle C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The guide was knowledgeable and our tour came with lots of food and tea tasting opportunities. The pizza dinner at the end was amazing, we had to skip our original dinner plans. The only thing though I would suggest is to allow 3-3.5hrs for this tour rather than the suggested 2hrs.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Great food, a lot of fun!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

Fantastic local guide with so much knowledge

phyllis l

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

This tour proved better then I thought it would be. Our guide, Caesar was very informative and welcomed our questions. It is well worth the time, Chinatown is a whole world of its own inside the city.

Mary beth B USA

4 star rating: Recommended October 2008

The tour leader was great--very informed. Enjoyed the tastings in Chinatown and dinner in the Italian restaurant. Even though I have been to San Fran before, I was glad I went on this tour.

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