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Local Tastes of the City Tours

Address: 2179 12th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116 (North Beach)
Phone Number: 415-665-0480
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$69*
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Ranked #53 of 458 Activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: City tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies - Lonely Planet (April...
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Type: City tours, Sightseeing Tours
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.
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English first
Fremont, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We took the North Beach tour with Blandina last week and would recommend it to anyone who would like to learn about a very interesting part of the city from a long time resident who is clearly in love with the area and really enjoys sharing it with people. The food is almost secondary to her stories. She seemed to... More 

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Our family of 5 really loved the San Francisco tour led by Blandina Farley. She's as colorful as the sights and guided us along many delicious spots in the North Beach section. When you go, be hungry. You won' t want to pass up any of the delicious savory and sweet stops on the tour. Blandina is a great tour... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My family was in San Francisco for a wedding and took Blandina's walking tour of the North Beach section of the city. It was really excellent. She does a terrific job of introducing you to the Italian part of the city - its food, its coffee, its history. Though she does this tour often, she has such a love for... More 

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Lakewood ca
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We took the morning tour which was about three hours long. Our guide was knowledgeable in the lore of the neighborhood. We stopped at several places and sampled foods, olive oil, fudges, bread, coffee, pasta, pizza. the pizza was the best.

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Gilroy, California, United States
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My husband and a friend spent An interesting afternoon in San Francisco's North Beach. They really enjoyed the tour guide, Blandina, who was very knowledgeable and had a pleasant personality. A nice way to learn about some special places.

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Perth, Western Australia
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45 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Met under the ChinaTown Gate for the most amazing walk around ChinaTown and North Beach. Tom was full of amazing facts! We watched Fortune Cookies being made - had a wonderful tea tasting experience (and bought some of the tea) - went to a Chinese Bakery for a meal. We now felt we had finished the eating! Off on more... More 

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New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

My husband, myself and a couple of friends booked this tour online after reading great reports from previous 'trip advisors'. We weren't disappointed! We were lucky that our tour was only the four of us with Blondina as our guide. She was a cool, funky chick who has lived a lot of her life in North Beach. She showed us... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Our tour guide Blandina was very knowledgeable about the area. She told a lot of great stories about the area , and when things happened. The food was a little on the small side.

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Santa Clarita, California
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18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We enjoyed the driver/tour guide Joe, who was entertaining and shared a lot of interesting stories about San Francisco, including his childhood years living there. Based on his performance, I would have given this tour 5 stars, but the company ("Local Tastes of the City") is disorganized and misleading. The website states that the tour starts at 1:00 pm and... More 

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My partner booked this as a surprise for my birthday that we were celebrating on our San Francisco vacation and it was wonderful. The tour guide we had (Blandina) was great, she was very engaging, positive, thoughtful and very knowledgable about the area. She made the afternoon really fun and enjoyable. The stops we made were interesting, the coffee shop... More 

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