This tour was so informative and interesting that I cannot imagine having experienced Chinatown without it. Our guide, Beth, not only related the history of the neighborhood and the Chinese in San Francisco, she gave us a very good sense of life in this place now. Seeing the market, the pharmacy, and especially the store with the paper goods that are burned in honor of deceased relatives were all experiences we would not have had if we had just walked through the main tourist thoroughfare. Even my teenager said it was very good. This tour is a very good value too.