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Address: 731 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415-793-1183
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Interesting stories

The tour was a mix of history and ghost stories. Although I was expecting more spooky stories, we really enjoyed the interesting history of China town. Not that we did not have a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
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Pueblo, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The tour was a mix of history and ghost stories. Although I was expecting more spooky stories, we really enjoyed the interesting history of China town. Not that we did not have a supernatural experience, because we did smell Lotus flowers in a haunted alley ( and believe me, the alleys did not have a pleasant smell) The tour also... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We have been to many ghost tours, not only in the USA, but also in various other countries. My wife has a true interest in the supernatural, and we like a ghost tour which is sincere in it's pursuit of the unknown. This tour was a disappointment. It was more like a light-hearted local history walking tour of the area.... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Cynthia is a wonderful, knowledgeable guide of the history of Chinatown. She took us on a walking tour of colorful streets lined with beautiful buildings, back alleys with an interesting history. She shared stories past down to her from her grandfather. Would highly recommend this!!

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

After shopping a bit in the oldest Chinatown in the US, we joined Cynthia the owner of the Ghost Tours for an enjoyable evening of walking the streets and colorful back alleyways of Chinatown. Cynthia did a nice job of filling us in on some ghost stories and common sightings, as well as a few tidbits of interesting history such... More 

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Kailua Kona, HI
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178 reviews 178 reviews
62 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Did the daytime tour which included Dim Sum at the 4 Seas Restruant. Russell was an excellent guide with much knowledge of the history of chinatown in SF and the more modern aspects such as movie scenes. Best stop was the Golden Fortune Cookie factory where we got to see Fortune cookies being stuffed and "unfortunate" cookies being discarded.

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Brentwood, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I live in the Bay Area and always try to do the touristy things people come from all over the world to see and enjoy. This is one of those things that you may not do because one becomes jaded to what's available in their own back yard. It was a fun and entertaining tour. Back alleyways and background information... More 

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Brazil, In
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This tour originated at the Four Seas Restaurant in Chinatown (San Francisco). We signed up online and met at the appointed time at the restaurant for the tour (we paid full price, but check Groupon before you buy your tickets). Our guide, Ruby, was very familiar with the area and had relatives who were born and raised there. She led... More 

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I really enjoyed this tour more than I thought I would. I learned quite a bit about Chinatown and the culture. The tales reflect unfortunate events that happened to individuals in the area, which means if you're expecting horror type movie ghost tales; you'll be greatly disappointed. A word of caution. There are a few steep inclines, so be prepared.... More 

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San Francisco, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

There were some fun facts/locations pointed out but the tour guide was a bit disorganized. Could have been better if she had collected her thoughts & presented the group with a well-told story. Unfortunately I think she lost the attention of some of the group members...

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New Haven, Connecticut
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Same as last review a lot of what the last reviewer stated. Ruby did seem to pull things out of thin air. but the tour itself I still found the history interesting.

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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighborhood decorated with colorful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighborhood.
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