San Francisco: Chinatown Food and History Walking Tour

San Francisco: Chinatown Food and History Walking Tour

From £39.63 per person

Embark on a 2-hour walking tour of San Francisco's historic Chinatown neighborhood. Enjoy homemade dim sum, see how fortune cookies are made, and learn about the largest Chinese enclave outside of Asia.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Go on a walking tour of San Francisco's Chinatown
  • See Chinatown's most famous sights and hidden spots
  • Taste traditional Chinese cookies or traditional pork buns (subject to availability)
  • Try authentic dim sum and fortune cookie
  • Join a small group of up to 12 for a more personalized experience
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Meet your tour guide at Dragon's Gate, the main entrance to San Francisco's Chinatown neighborhood, to begin your walking tour of Chinatown's most famous sights and hidden spots. As you wander this colorful and lively neighborhood, listen to commentary from your guide about Chinatown's history, culture, and present-day authenticity. Stroll down Stockton Street past busy markets selling some of the freshest and most exotic foods in the city. Pass by buildings designed like pagodas and have your camera out as you admire eye-catching Chinese decorations adorning the streets. Gain an understanding of Chinatown's religious culture and history as you visit the Old Saint Mary's Cathedral. Get a chance to taste traditional Chinese cookies and tea of your choice at Eastern Bakery where you can expect to get some inside cooking tips from the bakery owners. Go to Portsmouth Square and learn about the historical significance of this area for the Gold Rush, California's beginnings, and Chinatown's origin. Taste homemade dim sum at Delicious Dim Sum where you'll enjoy some of the best dim sum in the city.  Finish your tour with a memorable visit to a Fortune Cookie factory. Taste the fortune cookie, learn about the cooking techniques, and learn about the historical significance of fortune.
  • Tour guide
  • Small group experience
  • Photo stops
  • Taste traditional Chinese cookies or traditional pork buns (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary bottle of water
  • Dim sum at Delicious Dim Sum
  • Fortune cookie at Fortune Cookie Factory
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    5 / 5

    based on 4 reviews

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    This is a very fun guide filled with history, site-seeing and checking out some delicious local eats. Chinatown was definitely our favorite spot this trip and our guide, Joe contributed greatly to that!

    21 July 2021

    This tour was excellent!We had a great tour guide named Joseph. He told us a lot about China Town. We loved his energy & out going personality. The food was unique and tasty,and the fortune cookies were fresh. We highly recommend this tour.

    17 July 2021

    Tour was comprehensive. Better than we could have hoped. Joseph had an encyclopedic knowledge of the area and history. Outstanding job all the way around.

    16 June 2021

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