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San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Lunch

  • Discover the shops, temples, and food purveyors of Chinatown
  • Taste fortune cookies after learning how they are made
  • Hear the history of immigration to San Francisco from China
San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Lunch
From US$35,00
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Walking Tour Only
This option includes the walking tour without the lunch option
From US$35,00
Walking Tour with Lunch
3-hour walking tour including a 10-course dim sum luncheon
From US$59,00
Dive deep into Chinatown, one of San Francisco’s most historical neighborhoods, on this walking tour. Your guide shares commentary as you explore highlights including a Buddhist temple, fortune cookie factory, and medicinal herb shop, visiting both well-known sights and hidden gems in this vibrant district. Upgrade to include a 10-course dim sum lunch for a flavorful meal at one of Chinatown's great restaurants.
What to Expect
Make your own way to Old St. Mary’s Cathedral to meet your guide, who shares commentary about Chinatown’s history, culture, and daily life.

Stroll along Stockton Street, passing markets with fresh seafood, vegetable vendors, tea shops, and Chinese bakeries. Stop at an herbal pharmacy, where you’ll learn about the medicinal uses of items such as ginseng root, gecko lizards, and pearl pills. Then try the samples at a fortune cookie factory.

See a Chinese-language school and Waverly Place, an alley filled with temples and secret clubs. Note buildings designed to resemble pagodas, and Chinese decor along the streets. Go to a Buddhist temple that houses gold antiques, and learn about Chinese Buddhism in local practice.

Your tour ends near your starting point. Upgrade to include the 10-course lunch at a popular dim sum restaurant in Chinatown (sample menu below).
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1 - 5 of 218 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago
Linda the guide, was a Hoot

the guide, Linda was a HOOT!! we would highly recommend this tour. she was funny but very knowledgeable about the area.

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome tour- I did it twice!

I did this tour when I was in high school (over 10 years ago) and I remembered loving it, so when I came back to San Francisco with my husband, I decided to do the tour again. It is AWESOME! Linda Lee is hilarious and...More

Thank Kristen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Good tour

We went with Mary Lee our wonderful Chinatown tour guide. She brought us all over Chinatown and explained a lot of things as the tour went on. She was happy to answer any questions we had.

Thank Abigail T
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Abigail T: Questions make the tour interesting for everybody. Thanks for the 5-star review.

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Wonderful tour guide. Good food.

Tour guide was on time and very animated. Wonderful! Food was good. Interesting tour. Wear comfortable shoes. Not too strenuous.

2  Thank Traveler46_12
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Traveler46_12: Thank you for taking the time to post your positive review.

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Great Tour

Allan was an amazing tour guide. He included a lot of personal connections which made the tour so much more fun! Lunch was delicious! We absolutely recommend taking the tour through Chinatown with Allan!

Thank Veronica P
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Veronica: We are not surprised that you had a great tour with Alan Fong. He has been giving tours for over 30 years. Thank you for your positive review.

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12 July 2018|
Response from Abigail T | Reviewed this property |
Without the lunch it was about 2 hours long
5 June 2018|
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Response from Dana M | Reviewed this property |
When we began our tour in the morning, our guide asked if we had any dietary restrictions. The guide was able to call ahead to the restaurant to make special requests on our behalf before we arrived.