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San Francisco: Chinatown Food and History Walking Tour

Product ID: 392792
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Embark on a 2-hour walking tour of San Francisco's historic Chinatown neighborhood. Enjoy homemade dim sum, see how fortune cookies are made, and learn about the largest Chinese enclave outside of Asia.
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Duration 2 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Go on a walking tour of San Francisco's Chinatown
  • See Chinatown's most famous sights and hidden spots
  • Taste traditional Chinese cookies and tea at Eastern Bakery
  • Try authentic dim sum and fortune cookie
  • Join a small group of up to 12 for a more personalized experience
Full description
Meet your tour guide at Dragon's Gate, the main entrance to San Francisco's Chinatown neighborhood, to begin your walking tour of Chinatown's most famous sights and hidden spots.

As you wander this colorful and lively neighborhood, listen to commentary from your guide about Chinatown's history, culture, and present-day authenticity. Stroll down Stockton Street past busy markets selling some of the freshest and most exotic foods in the city. Pass by buildings designed like pagodas and have your camera out as you admire eye-catching Chinese decorations adorning the streets.

Gain an understanding of Chinatown's religious culture and history as you visit the Old Saint Mary's Cathedral. Get a chance to taste traditional Chinese cookies and tea of your choice at Eastern Bakery where you can expect to get some inside cooking tips from the bakery owners.

Go to Portsmouth Square and learn about the historical significance of this area for the Gold Rush, California's beginnings, and Chinatown's origin. Taste homemade dim sum at Delicious Dim Sum where you'll enjoy some of the best dim sum in the city. 

Finish your tour with a memorable visit to a Fortune Cookie factory. Taste the fortune cookie, learn about the cooking techniques, and learn about the historical significance of fortune.
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Photo stops
  • Cookies and tea at Eastern Bakery
  • Dim sum at Delicious Dim Sum
  • Fortune cookie at Fortune Cookie Factory
  • Small group experience
What’s Not Included
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts. Look for “GL San Francisco” under the gate.

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Product ID: 392792