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All About Chinatown Tours

Address: San Francisco, CA 94164-0145 (Chinatown)
Phone Number: +1 415-982-8839
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$30*
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Ranked #41 of 393 Activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: This walking tour of Chinatown is now in its 31st year. Join us as we...
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Owner description: This walking tour of Chinatown is now in its 31st year. Join us as we visit historic landmarks, fortune cookie factory, the Stockton Street food markets, a secluded Chinese temple, an herbal pharmacy and more. Complete the visit with a dim sum luncheon at one of Chinatown's legendary restaurants.
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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I booked this tour based on all the positive TripAdvisor reviews, and we were not disappointed. The tour is laced with great history about the area and the people, much better than simply wandering around with a tour book. Linda did a wonderful job keeping things interesting and was a great guide.

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Platte City, MO
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

What a remarkable experience. We meet our guide, Linda - who was fascinating and friendly throughout the tour - and then set off for our adventures. The first one happened when we came across a Chinatown community/SFPD event at Portsmouth Square Plaza (see photo). It rained for most of the morning, but we didn't notice that very much as we... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I work in the travel industry and find myself in SFO on a somewhat regular basis. Last minute and due to an extra opening in the tour, Linda was able to add one of my work collages to the tour. I was so impressed how quickly Linda got back in touch with me to confirm. I have been to Chinatown... More 

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Washington Court House, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Our chinatown tour was amazing. Linda, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable about the area as she had been born and raised there. I don’t think we could have had a better guide! She had a great sense of humor and kept the tour lighthearted and fun. Thanks Linda !!

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Netanya, Israel
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Linda, we were in your tour this sunday morning - me and my 3 kids (aged 10-15). just wanted to thank you so much for such an interesting and tour and funny stories. we all loved it. the kids are still talking about the special chinese medicines you showed, the crowded conditions you lived as a kid in chinatown, the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Thank you Linda for guiding us around Chinatown and explaining about the rich Chinese culture . It was interesting, educational, entertaining and fun. We came away with a better understanding of Chinese life and culture in the Bay Area. We can highly recommend this tour to young and not so young!

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Detroit
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I really liked the idea of this walking tour because the itinerary had places on it that I probably would not have visited on my own. It is a great inside, personal look at SF's Chinatown.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We wanted to see Chinatown and get an understanding of the area. Linda Lee does a great job. You will laugh, learn, get off the beaten path and actually experience Chinatown. You get to gho through a local grocery store, which initially seems odd until yuo see how different the experience is from your local "big box" in the burbs.... More 

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Oyster Bay Cove
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

We went on this tour with Linda and had an amazing time. Our 2 children, 11 and 13 loved it as well. Linda adds her own life experiences into the tour and engages everybody. She is funny and energetic. I highly recommend the dim sum lunch as well. All in all, a great tour!

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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Highly recommend the tour. Not only is it a fun learning experience, the tour guide Linda Lee shares a lot of inside information about Chinatown's culture. Overall, it was an insightful and meaningful experience--and well worth the nominal fee.

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