San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Lunch

269 Reviews | San Francisco, USA

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2 hours (Approx.)
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Overview

Discover San Francisco's Chinatown on this fascinating walking tour. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, bustling atmosphere and rich heritage and culture of this storied neighborhood as your insider guide takes you to popular and off-the-beaten path locations, including an authentic Buddhist temple, an herbal pharmacy and Waverly Place, an unassuming 2-block-long alley full of private clubs. Stroll through the street food markets, sample fortune cookies at the factory where they're made, and upgrade to include a 9-course dim sum lunch. You'll leave with a whole new appreciation for this historic and culturally authentic neighborhood.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Fully narrated tour

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Reviews

Average 4.74 out of 5 stars based on 269 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Anne D, Feb 2020 Verified
Great tour! Linda told us a lot of interesting information about China town and she’s a really fun person too!
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Barbara W, Jan 2020 Verified
Guide Linda Lee was very knowledgeable and familiar with Chinatown because she has lived there for a long time and has longtime relationships in the community. We learned about the early history of San Francisco, and religion and food of the people. Liked the lunch.
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lancam1, Nov 2019 Verified
We had a great time touring Chinatown with Linda. As a neighborhood native, she was a treasure trove of information.
Thomas P, Oct 2019 Verified
We really enjoyed the Chinatown walk-around. Our guide was born and raised there, and really knew her stuff; her knowledge and stories about the area were both educational and entertaining.. The add-on meal was very much worthwhile too.
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Stuart A, Sep 2019 Verified
Linda Lee was a great leader with solid knowledge of Chinatown, since she grew up and lives there. She also had a great sense of humor and shared personal stories about growing up there. She took us to excellent spots, like the Chinese Cookie Factory, a Temple, an Asian “Medicine” Shop, grocery stores and explain details about the language. The entire tour was well worth the price and the lunch was a great addition. Don’t miss the lunch!
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anna t, Aug 2019 Verified
Linda is an excellent tour guide and shares a ton of information about Chinatown, which is a living vibrant neighborhood, not just a living museum for tourists. I am a native San Franciscan, and of Chinese descent, and brought my teenaged son and his friend on this tour as I knew we would all learn and be engaged so much more from a professional tour guide. Linda didn't disappoint! She is super knowledgeable and engaged with her group and involves the group and cracks jokes, and generally keeps the tour lively and moving. I was surprised how fast the tour was over.I would definitely take the tour, learn everything you can, and use the tour and its guide to decide things you'd like to explore more in-depth on your own.
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Margaret T, Aug 2019 Verified
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining! We wish we had done this tour the first day we arrived! Highly recommend!
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Marilyn T, Jul 2019 Verified
Linda is a marvelous tour guide and showed us parts of Chinatown only a local would know! Her explanation of the culture and insight into the area made it a wonderful testimony to the rich diversity of San Francisco.
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Deborah S, Jul 2019 Verified
This was an essential tour for anyone who wishes to know more about Chinese immigration/contribution.
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Ronald A, Jul 2019 Verified
Our guide, Beth, was awesome. She showed us a good crossection of typical architecture, markets, temples, parks and daily activities of those living in Chinatown. Gave us great insight into the culture and beliefs as well.

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