Come explore where east meets west, fortunes are told with more sincerity than your average cookie, and the legends of masters live on. Between the Beatniks of North Beach and San Francisco’s iconic Chinatown, we’ll give you a taste of teas, temples, and culture, all with a local flare.
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
- Small group ensures personal service
- Free snacks included
- Led by a local guide
Know More about this tourMeet your guide and small group, limited to 12 participants, at Chinatown Gate. You'll venture on foot through two vibrant neighborhoods and discover tucked-away spots down unassuming alleys. Immerse yourself in the cultural and aesthetic contrasts between one of the largest and oldest Chinese communities outside of Asia and the European charm of North Beach, birthplace of the Beat Generation.
Follow your guide through the bustling streets and learn about the history of this Chinese community during San Francisco's Gold Rush, as well as America's railway-building boom. Visit one of Chinatown’s oldest bakeries for an authentic mooncake pastry; they're so good even former President Bill Clinton stopped here for a bite of these traditional delicacies.
From here, proceed to Waverly Place and have your fortune read at the oldest Chinese temple in the US. Then weave your way between performing street artists to taste fortune cookies hot off the press, followed by an in-depth tea tasting session where you will learn about the different types and flavors of traditional Chinese tea.
Next, it’s on to North Beach to see the famous hangouts of Beat poets Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsburg, including City Lights Bookstore, which still publishes the works of local poets. Get a feel for North Beach (the city's Little Italy) as you stroll past cafes of the Barbary Coast and look up at Coit Tower.
Your tour concludes at Washington Square Park, a well-appointed location that's adjacent to Italian restaurants, all within easy access to public transportation.
Inclusions for Teas Temples And Beatniks Tour Including Chinese Tea And Dessert Tastings
- Local guide
- Chinese dessert samples
- Tea tasting
Exclusions for Teas Temples And Beatniks Tour Including Chinese Tea And Dessert Tastings
- Additional food and drinks
- Gratuities for your guide
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Dress code is smart casual
Small group tour of a maximum of 12 people
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.