Classic Chinatown Tour And Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon - San Francisco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    750 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

One of San francisco's most popular destinations for visitors is our Chinatown. Offered by a long established tour operator with talented, Chinatown native guides. They have a plethora of information and personal anecdotes to share. We welcome new friends to our colorful, exciting, and historic community for a guided walking tour, and optional hosted dim sum luncheon.

Know More about this tour

It is art, it is history, it is fun...but most of all, it's delicious! On the tour, time-permitting you will:
*Learn about the history, architecture, folklore, culture and food of America's largest Chinatown
*Visit a Taoist and Buddhist temple
*Enjoy a visit to a premier Chinese teashop
*See murals by local urban artists
*Nibble samples of freshly prepared fortune cookies while you see the fascinating process of making them.
*Peek into side streets and alleyways, following the heady scent of a Chinese herbal shop
& much more!
And, after the tour, if you choose, share a hosted luncheon, a "tasting menu" that includes a couple of 'dim sum' items followed by a popular entree, side dish and dessert at a traditional Chinese restaurant. Enjoy piping hot cups of tea, friendship and conversation.

Inclusions

Guided by a talented, Chinatown-native tour leader

Easy stroll with cultural and historical narrative

Several interesting stops along the route

Tea presentation and sampling at a premier tea purveyor

Fortune cookie factory visit and samples

Exclusions

Gratuities (appreciated, but completely at your discretion)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 11-Sep-2019

    WOW! This was a very informative, interesting and historical tour. We loved it, we loved the food, we especially loved our guide Gimmy! She was amazing, knowledgeable and adorable! I would highly recommend this tour!

  • 31-Dec-2018

    The tour was exceptional. Lola our guide was fantastic, her knowledge of Chinatown was remarkable. Especially reminiscing about growing up there and showing us her old house. The fortune cookie factory and traditional pharmacy were very interesting also the history as we walked. The luncheon was delicious and well worth the extra cost, especially having a local to explain the dishes. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting San Francisco.

  • 08-Aug-2018

    We did only the tour, not the hosted dim sum because we had our own plans for dim sum elsewhere. The tour guide was very informative and pretty entertaining. We got lots of information about Chinatown that we wouldn't have gotten had we just walked through on our own. The tea room tasting was one of the highlights on the tour.

  • 10-Apr-2018

    Really enjoyed this tour. The guide had grown up in Chinatown so she had valuable information and insights. She took us into various food stores as well as into two temples. I would have liked a even more opportunity to see things not obvious to someone just walking down the streets. Did enjoy the lunch, with the guide telling about times she had eaten in that restaurant when she was a child.

  • 25-Dec-2017

    Excellent walking tour. We had been to San Francisco's Chinatown many times in the past, but never saw this side. So much interesting information! Our guide was born in Chinatown and really knew the area. She was excellent and had a great sense of humor. We visited all sites, as promised, and the Dim Sum Lunch was delicious.

  • 08-Aug-2017

    It was a little unorganized, the tour guide was prepared but a little sporadic. I feel like there was so much more to Chinatown that I could have learned and experienced historically. The overall experience was great and informative with little gems throughout the tour!

  • 30-May-2017

    Great tour and tour guide. Our tour guide, Gimmy, was very friendly and informative. She gave us a look at French quarter, Little Italy and Chinatown. She knew her history and gave us a good perspective of life in Chinatown.

  • 13-Aug-2015

    Very nice tour! The scenery was punctuated by historical anecdotes from our guide. Alley insider comments made the tour feel genuinely interesting.