We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

San Francisco: Chinatown and North Beach with Tea and Dessert (Small Group)

Select Date and Travellers
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Dragon's Gate, Bush St What3words: ///also.secret.ever, San Francisco, CA 94108

    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.

    Pass By: Chinatown, Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108

    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.

    Pass By: North Beach, Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111

    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.

    Pass By: Coit Tower, 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133-3106

    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.

    Pass By: Washington Square, Union Street and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Your tour concludes at Washington Square Park, a well-appointed location that's adjacent to Italian restaurants, all within easy access to public transportation.

    Stop At: San Francisco Urban Adventures, San Francisco, CA

    You'll be guided by one of our fantastic guides!

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Dragon's Gate, Bush St, Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    Departure Time
    1:30 PM
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Saints Peter and Paul Church, 666 Filbert St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    • Professional Local Guide
    • Chinese dessert samples
    • Tea tasting with a tea master
    • Fortune Cookie
    • Gratuities for your guide
    Show More
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Small group tour of a maximum of 12 people
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    Reviews (27)
    Filter reviews
    24 results
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Traveller rating
    Show reviews that mention
    All reviews buddhist temple tea tasting fortune cookies moon pie tea shop chinese history wonderful afternoon totally recommend this tour corn cakes fantastic guide christian isabella kara structured blast bay highlights
    Selected filters
    Updating list...
    1 - 5 of 24 reviews
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Our tour quide Jim was substituting and it was just 3 of us. I loved the history account of the building of Chinatown and rebuilding after the fire in 1800's. The best part was our visit to the Tin How Temple. Guide was knowledgable and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Frank L
    Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

    Christian our guide was excellent, we went to parts of the city we would never have gone to ourselves. The Temple and truffle shop were particular highlights!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank scaredycat73
    Reviewed 1 July 2019 via mobile

    Thanks Anne-Marie! That was a great tour, taking me into the places I'd be too shy to walk into, learning current culture, history and legends along the way. Kenny at the tea shop was the best!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Connector222248
    Reviewed 25 March 2019

    Christian gave a very informative tour with lots of fun facts. The temple would never be found unless you are led to it.

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank Jeremy L
    sfurbanadventures, Manager at San Francisco Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2019

    Hi Jeremy! We're glad you had fun with Christian. Thank you for joining us and hopefully we'll see you again very soon! San Francisco Urban Adventures

    Reviewed 22 March 2019 via mobile

    Isabella was knowledgeable and so friendly. She provided a unique and personal tour. I would recommend highly.

    Thank theresaaegan
    sfurbanadventures, Manager at San Francisco Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2019

    Hi theresaaegan, Thank you for joining us! We're so happy you had fun with Isabella. Safe travels and we hope to see again very soon! Thanks for recommending us to other travellers! San Francisco Urban Adventures

    View more reviews
    Questions & Answers
    Ask a question
    4 April 2018|
    Response from theresaaegan |
    We went today and tour was great despite the bad weather
    Key Details
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall: +1 855 275 5071