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San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Lunch

Highlights
  • Discover the shops, temples, and food purveyors of Chinatown
  • Taste fortune cookies after learning how they are made
  • Hear the history of immigration to San Francisco from China
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San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Lunch
From $35.00
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3-hour walking tour including a 10-course dim sum luncheon
From $65.00
Walking Tour Only
This option includes the walking tour without the lunch option
From $35.00
Overview
Dive deep into Chinatown, one of San Francisco’s most historical neighborhoods, on this walking tour. Your guide shares commentary as you explore highlights including a Buddhist temple, fortune cookie factory, and medicinal herb shop, visiting both well-known sights and hidden gems in this vibrant district. Upgrade to include a 10-course dim sum lunch for a flavorful meal at one of Chinatown's great restaurants.
What to Expect
Make your own way to Old St. Mary’s Cathedral to meet your guide, who shares commentary about Chinatown’s history, culture, and daily life.

Stroll along Stockton Street, passing markets with fresh seafood, vegetable vendors, tea shops, and Chinese bakeries. Stop at an herbal pharmacy, where you’ll learn about the medicinal uses of items such as ginseng root, gecko lizards, and pearl pills. Then try the samples at a fortune cookie factory.

See a Chinese-language school and Waverly Place, an alley filled with temples and secret clubs. Note buildings designed to resemble pagodas, and Chinese decor along the streets. Go to a Buddhist temple that houses gold antiques, and learn about Chinese Buddhism in local practice.

Your tour ends near your starting point. Upgrade to include the 10-course lunch at a popular dim sum restaurant in Chinatown (sample menu below).
Reviews (489)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A thoroughly enjoyable tour.

We took the walking tour (without lunch) one sunny October morning and had a great time. Linda Lee is a warm, energetic and engaging host who has the ability to remember the names of everyone on the tour and where they were from. She has...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excelent tour, lackluster lunch

TL;DR: book the tour but don't include lunch. My review would've been five stars if I had taken just the tour. Linda Lee is a fenomenal guide. She knows her way arround china town and will tell you details only someone born and raised in...More

2  Thank Franco A
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile
Great tour

Our guide Linda Lee was very helpful in allowing us to join the tour when I booked the wrong date. The tour was fun and informative. I would recommend this tour, Linda is a great guide with a nice sense of humor. I would take...More

Thank Gabriela N
Reviewed October 7, 2018
Best Chinatown Tour!

Linda provided my family with a fantastic tour of Chinatown. She clearly communicated important facts and interwove them with personal stories about Chinatown. She also effectively used her wit, humor and intelligence to convey her experiences in Chinatown both as a child and as an...More

Thank Dana F
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile
If you want to explore Chinatown take this tour

Chinatown is a big place. You could easily walk around and see nothing but shops and restaurants. That is why you need a guide. And this is a good your option. Along our walk we learned how the Chinese first got here and why. How...More

1  Thank Kathy C
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July 11, 2018|
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Response from AbigailT758 | Reviewed this property |
Without the lunch it was about 2 hours long
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Hayley S
June 5, 2018|
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Response from 451deborahc | Reviewed this property |
As I recall, it was, but you could ask the tour leader to be sure your dietary wishes were considered.
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