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Itinerary
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).
Locations visited
Chinatown
Stockton Street
St. Mary's Cathedral
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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Upgrade to include a 10-course Chinese dim sum lunch
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fun, informative tour!

My two kids (aged 12 & 10) and I took the Chinatown tour followed by the Chinese lunch, and I highly recommend it. Our guide was Linda, the owner, and she was engaging, funny and informative. She really made an effort to get to know...More

1  Thank Timothy E
Reviewed 1 week ago
LInda Lee was an informative and charismatic guide!

Seven of us met Linda Lee on the steps of the church, as instructed. As others arrives, she made a point of getting to know everyone's name and where they were from. Throughout the tour, she called out peoples names and linked their occupation to...More

Thank indigo8048
Reviewed 1 week ago
Chinatown Tour

We loved this tour. We were intially a bit disappointed that Linda Lee was not our guide. We met Alan Fong to begin our tour with approx. 9 other people. Alan was great and explained everthing in detail with fun stories about his upbringing. What...More

Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 1 week ago
Interestering but not as described.

Didn't get all we paid for. Some of the stops weren't in the actual tour. No time at fortune cookie factory to look - we were almost trown out as soon as the cookie was handed out: "Are you buying anything? No? Then please move...More

1  Thank Schmidt1976
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun and Interesting Tour of Chinatown

A fun and interesting tour of Chinatown with Linda Lee as our guide. We saw the town square, a temple, a medicinal shop, the fishmarket, the fortune cookie shop and the "club" houses. I appreciated the photos she brought with her to show us examples...More

Thank Dee B
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12 July 2018|
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Without the lunch it was about 2 hours long
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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.
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