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  1. United States
  2. California
  3. San Francisco
  4. San Francisco Chinatown

Night Walking Tour of Chinatown and North Beach

Product ID: 9469
On their own, Chinatown and North Beach stir your senses. Together, they awaken you to new flavors, new cultures, and to parts of your heart. Explore both on this unique combination walking tour.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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  • Enjoy locally made pizza
  • Watch the art of making fortune cookies by hand
  • Sip the best coffee made from fresh ground beans
  • Sample delicious Dim Sum
  • See where "The Godfather" was written
Full description
On their own, Chinatown and North Beach stir your senses. Together, they awaken you to new flavors, new cultures, and to parts of your heart. Explore both on this unique combination walking tour.

Start by exploring Chinatown by twilight, including tasting Dim Sum from one of the oldest bakeries in this vibrant neighborhood. You will delve into Chinese mysticism and culture, as you explore local sculpture and architecture and see close up how fortune cookies are made by hand.

Tea is to Chinatown as North Beach is to coffee and you will sample both. You will also get the opportunity to search out authentic Chinese and Italian crafts and pottery. We will help you uncover the hidden secrets only intrepid locals know. And you'll be astonished by new finds in secret alcoves.

We'll explore the "Beat Generation" of North Beach as we visit the very place where Francis Ford Coppola wrote "The Godfather" screenplay and the location where Bill Cosby and Steve Allen got their start, which has not changed at all since they performed there. Of course,you must try pizza and wine in North Beach, don't worry, we've got you covered!

From wine to Dim Sum, fortune cookies, and teas, to cappuccinos in the very places where the Beat Generation started and Barbary Coast history that made San Francisco what it is began. You will feel like you've really experienced Chinatown and North Beach on this fascinating San Francisco walking tour.
  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Food and beverages
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

In front of the Chinatown Gate, at the corner of Bush and Grant streets

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Know before you go
We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and not eat too much before the tour as the tasting portions are ample. We wouldn't want you to miss out on any of the fabulous foods!
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Entertaining tour, with lots to eat!

Brian gave us a very entertaining night tour of China town and Northbeach, with lots of stops for food included, including two opportunities to sit down and enjoy the ride. Be prepared to go overtime; Brian likes to talk and is quite an entertainer! We ended up sitting round the (last stop) Italian restaurant eating pizza and drinking red wine till nearly 10 pm. You certainly get your money’s worth!

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October 6, 2019


Best Foodie Tour ever :-) Actually it was not just a foodie tour. It was a luxury foodie tour - just for me as the other guests did not show up! Got to know so many interesting things about San Fransisco and the places we went to. The guide did such a great job. It was awsome.

August 19, 2017

Brian was an excellent guide. He knows a lot of history but can storytell also about food and places we visited. He goes the extra mile for us to feel excellent. Highly recommend!

January 18, 2020

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