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Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes

Overview

Explore the vibrant heart of San Francisco with a Chinatown, Russian Hill, and North Beach Walking Tour. Roam through the oldest Chinatown in the U.S., ascend Russian Hill, and immerse yourself in the rich culture of North Beach!

🌈 Dive into the oldest Chinatown in the U.S., wandering through vibrant alleys and visiting the Tin How Temple

🌆 Ascend Russian Hill, stroll along picturesque Macondray Lane, and witness breathtaking views from Lombard Street

📚 Immerse yourself in North Beach's Beatnik culture with visits to City Lights Bookstore and Vesuvio Cafe

🍕 Savor local bites at the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, Golden Boy Pizza or Tony's Slice House, and Stella Pastry

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Year-Round,
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00am & 2:00pm

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: All age groups are welcome
  • Physical limitations: Participants must be able to walk 4.26 miles on the tour, traveling up hills and one large staircase.

Who can you accommodate for?

  • Children: Tours are recommended for children 10 years and older, however younger children are allowed to join. A stroller is recommended for younger children given the distance walked on the tour. Children 3 years and older are required to have a ticket, and all children should be noted at the time of booking. 
  • Individuals with disabilities: This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Service animals are allowed. 
  • Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed.

What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • What’s included: Guided walking tour with a local historian. Snacks along the tour are not included, but are available for purchase.
  • Who will be present: You will have a guide with you at all times and up to 8 tour participants.
  • Spectators: No spectators are allowed, everyone must have a ticket.
  • Photo/ video: Photos are encouraged!

 

How to prepare?

  • Weather dependency: The experience will run rain or shine. If you have any concerns about the weather, please reach out to your tour guide directly. 
  • Arrival: Plan to arrive 10 minutes in advance.
  • Parking: Street parking or a paid parking lot will be available near the meeting location.
  • Ending location: The tour is a loop and will end at the same location as the starting point.
  • What to wear: Good walking shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather.
  • What to bring: A water bottle and money to purchase local bites along the tour.
  • Restrooms: Restrooms will be available at some of the tour stops.

 

Full description

This immersive four-mile adventure takes you on a journey through history, culture, and culinary delights, promising an unforgettable experience.

The tour commences at the iconic Friendship Gate, marking the entrance to San Francisco's historic Chinatown, the oldest of its kind in the United States. Traverse the vibrant alleys, brimming with colorful markets and exotic treasures, as your guide shares tales of this remarkable neighborhood. Visit the Tin How Temple, the first Chinese temple in America, and soak in the rich traditions and vibrant atmosphere.

As you move beyond Chinatown, ascend Russian Hill, where you'll explore the whimsical Macondray Lane, a hidden gem adorned with lush greenery and charming architecture. Capture panoramic vistas from Russian Hill, including the renowned Lombard Street, famously known as the "Crooked Street," offering stunning Bay Area views.

The tour then leads you to the enchanting North Beach, where Italian charm and Beatnik culture blend seamlessly. Visit historic landmarks such as City Lights Bookstore and Vesuvio Cafe, iconic hangouts of the Beat Generation. Explore the colorful streets, revel in the aroma of traditional trattorias, and indulge in delectable cuisine.

Returns, exchanges and cancellation

Unused Experience Vouchers can be returned within 30 days for a full refund to the original purchaser, no questions asked.

If you have any unused Experience Vouchers, you can exchange them for anything else in our marketplace, no matter when. If you choose an experience that's more expensive, you'll need to pay the difference, but if you choose one that costs less, you'll receive a credit towards your next booking.

No refunds are allowed once the experience is booked, but you can reschedule up to 24 hours before your experience, for a date within a year of the original booking. To reschedule, contact the experience provider directly. No-shows or rescheduling less than 24 hours in advance means losing the value of your experience.

Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
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Jonathan M.

This tour was a perfect blend of culture, history, and delicious food. Exploring Chinatown, winding through Russian Hill, and soaking in the Beatnik vibes of North Beach was an unforgettable adventure. The guide's enthusiasm and storytelling made the tour both informative and entertaining. Highly recommended for a taste of San Francisco's diversity!

Olivia K.

What an incredible tour! From the bustling streets of Chinatown to the scenic views of Russian Hill and the bohemian charm of North Beach, it was a journey through the heart of San Francisco. The guide's knowledge of the neighborhoods and their history added depth to the experience. I loved every moment!

Isabella L.

A captivating journey through Chinatown, Russian Hill, and North Beach! The guide's expertise and passion for the city shone through at every stop. From the Friendship Gate to Lombard Street, each location had its own magic. A well-rounded tour that showcases the best of San Francisco's neighborhoods.