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All About Chinatown Tours

San Francisco, CA 94164-0145 (Chinatown)
+1 415-982-8839
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Ranked #31 of 284 activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: This walking tour of Chinatown is now in its 30th year. Join us as we visit historic landmarks, fortune cookie factory, the Stockton Street food... more » Owner description: This walking tour of Chinatown is now in its 30th 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I cannot recommend this experience highly enough for classroom teachers! Linda is an exceptionally knowledgable, energetic and engaging guide. She held our boisterous crowd of 18 second graders in her thrall all morning and opened the wonders of Chinatown around them. When I let LInda know about the Laurence Yep book that our class was reading to help "set the... More

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Linda, just to let you know that the three of us had a wonderful time on your walking tour. The lunch was delicious. It is very obvious that you love what you do and we appreciated the information, stories and chance to explore Chinatown in a different way. I will be happy to let my friends in the Petaluma/Santa Rosa... More

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Our last day in San Francisco, we decided to do a walking tour through Chinatown. Going on this tour was a good decision. Linda took us through Chinatown showing and educating us about Chinatown and how it came about. Learning about Chinese medicine and visiting a Chinese pharmacy. Going through the marketplace. Visiting a buddhist temple (which would have been... More

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Dundee, OH
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I'm an experienced tour guide in the area where I live, so believe me when I tell you that Linda's tour is top notch! The tour made our day in Chinatown so much more enjoyable. We learned so much and paid attention to details we never would've noticed otherwise. Linda was born and raised in Chinatown, so there was nothing... More

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

When I asked those in my group what was the most interesting aspect of our trip, the reply was THIS TOUR! Linda had a group of high schoolers so Beth was our tour provider. Beth has a genuine passion for China Town. Learned so much about this part of the city. It was an easy walk and Beth kept us... More

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this review

Dear sammyb: Thank you so much for letting future visitors know how much you enjoyed your tour with Beth. You are spot on - Beth is knowledgeable and continually interested in the history and culture of the Chinese in America. Linda Lee, Owner More

Potter Valley, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Dear Linda Lee, I am a senior at Potter Valley High School. I went to Chinatown Yesterday & I was on the group you gave a tour to& I want to say thank you such much. I learned a lot & am looking forward to meeting you again & having a tour from you when I came back to Chinatown..THANK... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We just happened to be staying in the Chinatown area during the Chinese New Year celebrations. At the last minute I booked the all about Chinatown tour. The owner and tour guide Linda Lee promptly called us back and told us where to meet. Our group was a good size about 12 people from near and far. We introduced ourselves... More

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

We took the Chinatown tour with Linda. She knows a lot about the area, and shared some very interesting information, but we didn't feel like we really saw much off the beaten track. Interesting but not a "must do".

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the tour. The tour is designed to be a comprehensive visit highlighting the culture and the history of the area. We start off with history, then visit an herbal pharmacy, the food markets, view historic landmarks, stop in at a fortune cookie factory, and end at a temple. I have permission to bring guests... More

Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Glad we did the tour but would not do again. Our tour guide was not Linda the owner, so I would agree with other reviewers and stay away if you do not have her. Tour was informative, but was more about SF then Chinatown. Tea tasting was the highlight of the tour. The markets were neat, but we were rushed... More

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your review. I appreciate that you are glad that you took the tour, but sorry that you would not do it again. I'm also glad that you found the tour informative and that you enjoyed the tea tasting as well. The Stockton St. food markets are a must to visit, but I understand that we... More

Longview
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

My boyfriend and I took the All About Chinatown Tour. I did the tour about 4 years ago with my sister, but this was my boyfriend's first time to San Francisco and I did not want him to miss out on the great tour. It was the first thing we signed up for when we planned our vacation and it... More

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