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Local Tastes of the City Tours

2179 12th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116 (North Beach)
415-665-0480
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Ranked #42 of 307 Activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies - Lonely Planet (April 2013). Same Day Reservations. Bus & Walking Tours. Explore the history and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

The North Beach/ Taste of the City Italian Tour proved to be more than just a tasty treat! Our tour guide,Blondina, introduced us to local art/ architecture, food and culture as they have evolved since her arrival as a young artist in the 70's. She brought us to the present time greeting local residents on a first name basis as... More

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North Merrick, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My wife & I recently took the food tour of San Francisco's Italian neighborhood. The tour guide, Blondina, was wonderful. She knows the neighborhood and city as well as anyone from an historical, cultural, ethnic and current events standpoint. How prophetic it was when she described her experiences with the 1989 earthquake when less than 48 hours or so after... More

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Hatboro
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We took the afternoon city tour. Our tour guide/driver was Randy. Out of all the tours while we were here, we enjoyed this the most. Randy drove a 24 passenger bus. He joked with the passengers and made us all feel like one big family going on a trip. He pointed out many places of interest and was able to... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a lovely time on our tour. This was the second time for me and first for the rest of my party to get to enjoy Blandina and North Beach. She added charming character to the special city of San Francisco. She did a lot to engage all of us on the tour. Even though I've done the tour... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a brilliant time on this tour. Informal and friendly-our driver and guide Randy was absolutely great-good knowledge of the city, flexible with the group, helpful and added some humour too. It was a highlight of our trip to San Francisco. I would definitely recommend!

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Having never been to San Francisco before I wanted to take a tour to introduce me to the city. Randy the tour guide did just that! We were all over the city. Randy shared all his knowledge and showed us all San Francisco has to offer. Our group was fun, and the tour was awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Randy CRUSHED IT! This was by far the best guided tour we have EVER been on! He was able to keep everyone interested with his facts and information about the city of San Francisco. Randy kept my 15 year old son and 16 year old daughter engaged throughout the entire tour. His knowledge of the city was Exceptional! I highly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Blandina is the best tour guide because she has lived in the neighborhood for years. She tells wonderful stories about historical characters and more recent history. She made the tour come alive. Tom Medin was most helpful with reservations and advice on directions and handicapped parking. My husband uses a manual wheelchair and he was able to see everything. The... More

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

This tour was the highlight of our family trip to San Francisco. Our tour guide Randy was fun, entertaining, and full of knowledge about the whole city of San Francisco. He took us to beautiful places with amazing views and truly cared about your enjoyment of the tour. I highly recommend this tour!

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Lampasas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Excellent tour! Blandina was a great guide, giving us all the history of the area, from a real "insider." Ate a lot of great food, and learned a lot too!

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