Teas Temples And Beatniks Tour Including Chinese Tea And Dessert Tastings - San Francisco

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    1:30pm
  • Departure Details :
    Chinatown Gate at the corner of Grant Avenue and Bush Street
  • Return Details :
    Washington Square Park
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Between the Beatniks of North Beach and must-seeChinatown, you'll get more than a taste of tea while exploring San Francisco. Hear legendary tales on a 2.5-hour walking tour andvisit a Chinese temple, tea shop and fortune cookie maker.Then stroll past Italian cafes and restaurants whileviewingiconic spots such as City Lights Bookstore, Coit Tower, and Washington Square Park.

Highlights

  • 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 tour

Meet 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 ofthe BeatGeneration.

Follow your guidethrough the bustling streets and learnabout the history of this Chinese community during San Francisco's Gold Rush, as well as America's railway-building boom. Visitone of Chinatowns oldest bakeries for an authentic mooncake pastry; they're so good evenformer President Bill Clinton stopped here for a bite of thesetraditional delicacies.

From here, proceedto Waverly Place andhave 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 anin-depth tea tasting session where you will learn about the different types and flavors of traditional Chinese tea.

Next, its on to North Beach to see the famous hangouts of Beat poets Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsburg, includingCity Lights Bookstore, which still publishes the works of local poets. Get a feel for North Beach (the city'sLittle Italy) as you stroll pastcafes of the Barbary Coast and look up at Coit Tower.

Your tour concludesatWashington Square Park, a well-appointed location that's adjacent toItalian restaurants, all within easy access to public transportation.

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • Chinese dessert samples
  • Tea tasting

Exclusions

  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities for your guide

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is smart casual

Small group tour of a maximum of 12 people