Guided tour

San Francisco: North Beach Food and History Walking Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line San Francisco

San Francisco: North Beach Food and History Walking Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line San Francisco
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Embark on a small group San Francisco North Beach food and history walking tour. Enjoy tasting local treats while learning about the history of this vibrant neighborhood.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Enjoy a walking tour of San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood
  • Taste local treats and learn how these culinary delights are made
  • Learn about the history of this vibrant neighborhood
  • Join a small group of up to 12 for a more personalized experience
Full description
Begin your San Francisco North Beach food and history walking tour at the Columbus Tower (Sentinel Building), home to Francis Ford Coppola's and George Lucas' Zoetrope Film Studio. Meet your tour guide just right outside of Zoetrope Café. Learn about the historical and current events that helped shape San Francisco's North Beach District. Experience the exquisite murals executed by the Italian fin-de-siècle painter and illustrator Luigi Brusatori at the Saint Francis of Assisi Church. Walk along Columbus Avenue and pass all the restaurants and cafes. Arrive at Stella Pastry where you will be treated to a delicious house-made biscotti or cookie of the day with coffee or espresso. Walk to Washington Square for further exploration of San Francisco's Little Italy. Your guide will take a moment to go over the pizza options and beverage choices for the next food portion of the tour. In addition, hear stories about the Saints Peter and Paul Church. After, head towards City Lights Book Publishing Company and Jack Kerouac Alley. Admire the murals that adorn the walls of this one block alleyway that connects the tail end of Chinatown with North Beach. Before the end of the tour, spend time at one of the numerous watering holes in the area for a beer or cocktail. Take time to savor your drink while your guide summarizes the days' activities and answer any questions you may have.
  • Tour guide
  • Biscotti or cookie at Stella Pastry
  • Coffee or espresso at Stella Pastry
  • Pizza slice in Little Italy
  • Drink or cocktail at the last stop
  • Photo stops
  • Small group experience
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts. Look for a Gray Line San Francisco Tour Guide.

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Tour guide was awesome! Very knowledgeable

April 11, 2021

It was wonderful to have a guide that knew the city so well.

June 9, 2021

June 28, 2021

Product ID: 392794