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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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Reviewed 23 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.

1  Thank Traveler46_12
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
Reviewed 10 April 2018
Lunch with Linda Lee

Linda Lee grew up in Chinatown, so she knew exact where to take us for an unique, informative tour! Love every minute of the tour with her.

Thank Dana M
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile
All About Chinatown Tours

Tour was less than so-so. Maybe our guide was having an off day because I have seen positive reviews on this site with her name. I will not mention her name unless asked to do so by the company. Tour started at St. Mary’s Church...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 March 2018
Kept 18 Seattle Students Engaged!

I cannot say enough about how fantastic this tour was. I'm sure you can gather by the reviews below, but Linda Lee is the best of the best when it comes to tour guides. I, along with two other chaperones had the pleasure of coming...More

Thank Lisa C
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6 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.
Scott K
13 May 2018|
Response from 451deborahc | Reviewed this property |
Two hours without lunch option; another hour with lunch.
13 April 2018|
Response from AaronF233 | Reviewed this property |
Normally no because you're walking from place to place - my wife was supposed to go with her colleagues when it rained the other day but they cancelled. Could depend on the day/amount of rain though. Best to ask her directly.