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Chinatown Food & History Walking Tour - Small Group

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Chinatown Food and History Walking Tour Small Group
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From $72.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


San Francisco's Chinatown is one of the largest Chinese communities outside of Asia, so explore the ins and outs of this lively multicultural neighborhood with a guide who knows the way. Venture beyond the tourist shops to learn the history of landmarks like Portsmouth Square and the Dragon's Gate, stopping along the way to sample authentic dim sum and tour a fortune cookie factory.
  • Avoid aimless wandering and see the best of Chinatown
  • Get tips on ordering dim sum like a local
  • Watch how fortune cookies are made at a factory
  • Learn about the neighborhood's long history in a respectful way

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Brunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Hotel Pick up or drop off
  • Tips

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • ATM
    352 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

    Please be at the meeting point: Dragon's Gate. Bush St & Grant Ave (San Francisco) about 15 minutes before the tour begins. Our guide will be waiting for you in front of the Café de la Presse.

Start time

11:00 AM

End point

  • Playground | Portsmouth Square
    718-736 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

    We'll end our tour at Portsmouth Square

What To Expect

Dragon's Gate

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old Cathedral of St. Mary

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Eastern Bakery

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Delicious Dim Sum

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Portsmouth Square

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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23 reviews
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Great tour in Chinatown with our guide
Pauline_J, Sep 2023
We had a great tour with our tour guide. Hr gave us many great insights to the Chinatown area and also the immigration of that area as well. I would highly recommend the tour and working with our tour guide. Thanks for all your knowledge and depth of the area. Dan and Pauline.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hi Dan and Pauline, It's wonderful to hear that you had a great tour with your guide and that you gained valuable insights into Chinatown and its history. Thank you for recommending the tour and sharing your positive experience. We hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon.
Our tour guide was so...
Angela_B, Sep 2023
Our tour guide was so great! He's a native of San Francisco and truly gave us more than what we expected. We felt more connected in the city where we work.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hi Angela_B, Wow, we're thrilled to hear that your tour guide, a native of San Francisco, provided you with a wonderful experience that exceeded your expectations. It's fantastic that you felt a stronger connection to the city through his insights. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, and we hope to provide you with more enriching experiences in the future.
Stefanie_W, Feb 2023
Super competent and friendly guide! Nice Food, Places that I would have missed without the tour. Thank you!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Stefani, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are so happy to see that you enjoyed our tour and had a great time. We hope to serve you again soon!
Just OK
John_O, Oct 2022
We booked the small group Chinatown tour. The directions ask you to arrive 15 minutes late which our group of seven people didd. The guide arrived perhaps a minute or two after the hour. The bigger issue was that the guy who apparently normally leads this group was out and the person who guided us had not done this tour before. Very sweet guy but pretty mediocre experience unfortunately.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I’m sorry to hear that your experience hasn’t met your expectations on this occasion. Sincerely, Gray Line.
Excellent and immersive experience
Sally_S, Jun 2022
Our guide, Joseph, was fantastic. So knowledgeable about the history of the area and able to answer all questions. Only five in our group which made it so manageable. The stop at the fortune cookie place was interesting and tasty as was the dim sum. I highly recommend this!!!
Great tour!
Donna_T, Feb 2022
Joseph made this a great tour. His knowledge of the area, the history of the markings on the buildings...making sure to point out interesting facts about the residents who occupied the apartments in the past, and who stayed. We enjoyed the pace and the food. Getting to see how the food is still made by hand. We even went back to buy more Dim Dum, but they were closed Wed. Definitely worth every penny. Wish we could give him 10 stars.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Hello Donna, thanks for your beautiful review! Joseph is truly a gem! At Gray Line San Francisco, we learn every day from him and get impregned by the love and passion that he has for this beautiful city. Please refer this activity to friends and family! every bit of awareness helps us out a lot. We're looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Xavier General Manager Gray Line San Francisco
Great China Town history/ food tour!
Mary_J, Jul 2021
Joseph was a wonderful tour guide. He shared so many interesting facts about San Francisco and China Town. If you’re looking for history and some great food, I highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thanks for your kind words, Mary! We are so happy that this tour gets this kind of feedback as we recently launched it after the pandemic. Please share your experience with familiars and friends so we can make this experience a popular one in San Francisco. Come back to visit us soon! Susana Guest Relations Manager Gray Line San Francisco
Joseph the tour guide
Craig_K, Jul 2021
Joseph the tour guide ! He was great. Personable, knowledgeable, accommodating. He was the reason for the success of the tour. Thanks Joseph. The Kepharts
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Hello Craig, Thanks for your great review from Joseph and all of our team members at Gray Line San Francisco. It really matters to us you reviewed this tour, as it is one tour we launched after the pandemic, and it makes us proud to see that it gets feedback like this. Please get in touch with us during your next visit, and we'll be happy to host "The Kepharts" on any of our other tours. Xavier General Manager Gray Line San Francisco

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