San Francisco Chinatown Tour With Optional Lunch

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    10am and 11am
  • Departure Details :
    The Chinatown Gate, Southeast corner.
  • Return Details :
    The guide is happy to walk you back to the starting point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable


Visitors to Chinatown expect something they won't find anywhere else. They expect to be stunned and enchanted and tempted with great food and exotic items never before encountered. And they will. Customers who have taken our tours before expect to see the city as locals. And they will. Visitors on a tour of this City-within-a-City should expect a guide from the district who speaks the language. That is who you will have on this tour. We will show you Chinatown as we would show our family and friends. We will show you the Chinatown that tourists rarely see, the alleys and side streets of Chinatown, this is where the locals do their daily business, leading their daily lives, which is after all, the real Chinatown.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion
  • Free snacks included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

This tour, which was recently featured on the series premier of American Canvas, shows you the Chinatown that visitors rarely get to see. This tour will take you off the bustling main tourist strip to the back alleys and side streets that are the true heart of this city-within-a-city. You'll visit the places that are staples of daily life in the neighborhood: mysterious and exotic Buddhist temples, an herbalist's shop, a fortune cookie factory, a tea bar, a music store, flower stalls and produce vendors. You'll also stop at Portsmouth Square, the center of Chinatown and the site of historical events dating back to the 1800s.

You'll witness the bustle of activity that gives the area its uniquely charming character, including local street musicians, tai chi groups, and men playing elephant chess, while taking in the delicious aromas and flavors of the tea houses, incense stores and restaurants. Along the way, your guide will share his memories of having grown up here and fascinating facts about North America's oldest Chinatown and the largest Chinese community outside of Asia -- all contained within just two-tenths of a square mile.


  • Lunch (if selected)
  • Snacks
  • Local guide
  • Cantonese/English speaking guide


  • Entrance fees to any special attractions (optional and seasonal)
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Adult pricing applies to all travelers over the age of 6

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

A moderate amount of walking is involved and there are a few steep hills

Not wheelchair accessible

It is recommended to bring a light jacket or sweater, no matter what time of year, in case of fog or wind

Wear comfortable shoes