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Address: 2179 12th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116
Phone Number: 415-665-0480
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Description: Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies - Lonely Planet (April...
Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies - Lonely Planet (April 2013). Same Day Reservations. Bus & Walking Tours. Explore the history and culture of local neighborhoods, including Chinatown and North Beach/Little Italy, as "We Eat Our Way Through San Francisco." Voted Best City Tour by San Francisco Bay Guardian 2011. Named "Best City Tour of 2006 and 2007" by CitySearch.
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We were on the North Beach Tour with Blandina. To say this was the highlight of our vacation would be an understatement. Blandina had a wonderful personality and has an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Yonkers, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were on the North Beach Tour with Blandina. To say this was the highlight of our vacation would be an understatement. Blandina had a wonderful personality and has an unbelievable knowledge of this area. She made our tour very enjoyable. We have told everyone we know to take the tour and ask for Blandia.

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My friend and I did the North Beach tour on a Friday morning. It was a fantastic experience. Our tour guide Blandina was awesome. She showed us some art studios in addition to the places where we stopped for food. If you are hungry and looking for a great way to eat your way through a neighborhood of San Francisco,... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My family and I really enjoyed Blandina's tour of North Beach's italian fare. She is a wealth of knowledge about the area and its restaurants. We stopped by a small church since it was Palm Sunday and saw the beautiful interior. We were very lucky that there were only 5 guests so we moved easily and enjoyed all the tastes.... More 

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Gold Coast
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had a fun time with the tour. Started our tour with coffee at Roma Café. Walked all along Columbus/Union/Stockton visiting pasteries, bakeries, popcorn, fudge shops and ending with slices of pizza at Cinecetta café. Our tour guide was informative and provided a rich history of the various parts of Little Italy. Would recommend for a 4 hour tour and... More 

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Colorrado Springs
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We called at the last minute and they were able to set us up with our guide, Cesar, for the Night Tour. He led us through Chinatown giving us history and explanations all through it. First stop was the fortune cookie factory where we got to write our own fortunes and have them put in a cookie. Next stop was... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Though I have been to North Beach many times, this tour opened my eyes to places and history I never realized existed. As a long time resident, Blondina had was able to provide many personal details about the people and historical events that were just fascinating. She took us behind the scenes at restaurants, bakeries, chocolatiers and art galleries, providing... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I am a almost 50 year resident of the Bay Area and have been to North Beach several times over the years, but Blandina's tour gave me a whole new perspective on the neighborhood. She's knowledgeable, charming and clearly has good relationships with the merchants along the way. Food samples were a bonus. The pizza at Cinecitta was a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Did the north beach little Italy tour, some of the best cappuccinos and meatballs me and my family have had. Great to learn more and become a part of this awesome cory

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had a great time touring North Beach with Tastes of the City Tours! Our guide was enthusiastic and helpful and seemed to really care that we were having a good time. We visited five spots for coffee, delicious bread and macaroons, meatballs, fudge and pizza. I'm a vegetarian and my husband is a big meat eater, and we were... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

We did the North Beach tour with Jim, he was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and a great tour guide. He organised for us to go!into the Saints Peter and Paul Cathederal and he was able to give us a good history of North Beach. The food tastings were good the coffee was awesome and there was more than enough... More 

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