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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 US$35.00
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3-hour walking tour including a 10-course dim sum luncheon
From US$65.00
Walking Tour Only
This option includes the walking tour without the lunch option
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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 (497)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Really nice tour!

My 18-year-old daughter and it was a delightful tour. Lynne, our tour guide was so knowledgeable about Chinatown. We would never have learned so much or had such a nice time on our own. We wouldn't have experienced the tea store, the temple, fortune cookie...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChristineM6164
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear ChristineM6164: Lynn is very knowledgeable about the history of the Chinese and very very resourceful. I'm so glad you and your daughter enjoyed her tour and thank you for your positive feedback.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing!

From just a casual conversation the other night at a party, my friend Wendy figured out that she, her husband Marty and their kids took your Chinatown tour while they were on vacation 20 years ago! Wendy remembers how wonderfully fun and knowledgeable you were,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ann Marie M
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ann Marie M: Since I have been doing these tours for 36 years, I know that tour guide was me! I'm thrilled that the two of you remembered so much from the visit. Thank you for sending me this special note to read.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting

Linda Lee was super. I learned many things about Chinatown and Chinese culture. She was funny and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend. And lunch was delicious!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KaerynK
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear KaerynK: Thank you so much for reviewing the tour so quickly! I'm glad you also stayed for lunch and enjoyed the dim sum meal.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Interesting and Fun Tour!

The tour is great for all ages! My kids 6 and 9 loved it and my mother in law and myself truly enjoyed it too! Lynn and Jim are so knowledgeable, kind and makes the tour interesting and funny.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TDGN
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear TDGN: Thank you for your positive review of Lynn and Jim's tour. It's impressive to have children enjoy the tour along with yourself and grandma. Happy New Year 2019.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Informative Tour

Really enjoyed our tour, highly recommend these folks. Lynn our guide was very knowledgeable and a real pleasure. Learned quite a lot and enjoyed a fine dim sum meal.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jklein7401
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear jklein7401: Lynn indeed is very knowledgeable and a wonderful tour guide. We are also glad that you enjoyed the dim sum meal, which is carefully selected to give our guests a wide variety of choices. Thank you for your positive comments.

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123tito
20 December 2018|
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Response from AbigailT758 | Reviewed this property |
We walked or uberd nost places in s.f
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Pat L
27 November 2018|
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Response from MNelson486 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is. We did the tour in the rain (pouring rain). We had rain jackets and umbrellas. Linda did a nice job of finding indoor places for us to visit and awnings to stand under. We did get wet -- but it was still... More
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12 July 2018|
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Response from AbigailT758 | Reviewed this property |
Without the lunch it was about 2 hours long
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