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San Francisco Chinatown Tours

Chinatown and North Beach Night Walking TourChinatown and North Beach Night Walking Tour

Spend an evening exploring two of San Francisco's vibrant areas for food and nightlife on a walking tour through Chinatown and North Beach.

On their own, they will stir your senses. Together, they awaken you to new flavors, ancient cultures, and a diverse lifestyle.

You'll start your walking tour in Chinatown. Explore the area by twilight, including tasting dim sum from one of the oldest bakeries in the area. Delve into Chinese mysticism and culture, as you explore local sculpture and architecture.

Search out authentic Chinese and Italian crafts and pottery and uncover their hidden secrets only intrepid locals know.

You'll be astonished by the new finds in secret alcoves and the wonderful aromas and taste of some of the best coffee, dim sum, and other food on this two-hour tour.

"Best City Tour of 2006 and 2007" - Citysearch, "Must See" - California Travel and Tourism Commission

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Chinatown Ghost Walking TourChinatown Ghost Walking Tour

Are you fascinated by ghosts? Join this evening walking tour and let the local guides bring to life the tales of San Francisco Chinatown's supernatural past and present, as you're lead you on a ghostly tour of Chinatown's historic and mysterious streets and alleyways. You'll be amazed at what you'll discover along the way.

San Francisco Chinatown, the oldest Chinese community in the United States, has been a popular shopping, dining and sightseeing destination for over a century. Yet most outsiders have never experienced the extrasensory realm of vintage Chinatown after dark. Some say that specters from decades of Chinatown history emerge just after twilight.

Let the knowledgeable guides bring to life the tales of San Francisco Chinatown's supernatural past and present, as you are lead on a ghostly tour of Chinatown's historic and mysterious streets and alleyways.

Follow along by lamplight as you journey through the neighborhood passageways where these lively spirits are said to bide their time. The mystical folklore of this spirited San Francisco enclave will keep you on edge, as you drink in the chilling experiences of the Chinatown inhabitants of both yesterday and today.

All the while, learn about the reverence still offered to the Goddess Kwan Yin and the hungry spirits, along with the secrets of the magic moon cake. Ancient Chinese mythology and folklore flourish to this day in the oldest and most popular Chinatown in all of North America. SF Chinatown Ghost Tours extends to you a chillingly open invitation to personally experience the unearthly side of Chinatown you never even knew existed - book this frightseeing tour now.

San Francisco Chinatown Walking TourSan Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour

Your San Francisco trip is not complete without a walking tour of the cultural side of San Francisco where the old world meets the new. With friendly, knowledgeable and experienced guides, uncover the secrets of San Francisco's Chinatown.

This city within a city is a historic maze of mysterious sights, where an ancient culture from the other side of the world survives and flourishes with remarkable authenticity.

Tour Highlights:

Buildings of historical and architectural interest: Admire the pagoda style buildings and hear about their history.

Herbal Pharmacy: Behold life prolonging ginseng root, pearl pills for beautiful skin, gecko lizards for energy.

Fortune Cookie Factory: Sample these "wise crackers" and watch how it's done.

Stockton Street Food Markets: Stroll among the freshest and most exotic foods in the Bay Area.

Authentic Buddhist Temple: See the dazzling altars adorned with red lanterns, priceless gold antiques, and incense filled bronze urns.

Waverly Place: Hear about the history of Chinatown's most interesting alley full of temples, private clubs and secret societies.

Chinese Language School: Find out how Chinese families keep alive language and cultural traditions for their children.

Tea Tasting Demonstration: Visit a tea shop where you can sample a variety of exotic teas, all complimentary. (This stop subject to availability).

Insider's list of recommended shopping and restaurants in Chinatown: All guests receive a copy of the current year's best bets.

Hosted 10 Course Dim Sum Luncheon at one of Chinatown's most popular restaurants (only if option selected with booking).

Chinatown Walking Tour and DinnerChinatown Walking Tour and Dinner

San Francisco is home to one of the largest Chinese communities outside of Asia. This tour allows you to enjoy an outstanding dining experience in an authentic Chinese restaurant.

Then, it's off to see the glitter and sparkle of San Francisco's exotic Chinatown on a guided walking tour of unique Grant Avenue. The streets are narrow, crowded and alive with color and movement.

Take a guided walking tour of unique Grant Avenue and explore Chinese markets, restaurants, theaters, herb shops, temples, a fortune cookie factory and more - weather permitting.

Walking shoes are recommended. Drive past the glittering lights of Fisherman's Wharf and view Telegraph Hill, Coit Tower, the Broadway Strip and the historic Ferry Building.

Cross the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island and savor a breathtaking view of the city by night before returning to your hotel.

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