San Francisco

North Beach Food & History Walking Tour - Small Group

San Francisco, United States
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From $75.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Delight your taste buds on a walking food tour of North Beach, known as San Francisco's Little Italy. The abundance of cafés and bakeries can make it hard to decide, but your guide will take you to some of the best loved by locals for authentic Italian pastries, coffee, garlic-infused dishes, pizza, and cocktails. Along the way, learn about the history of this vibrant neighborhood, from its Italian roots to Beat poetry legends.
  • Sample the best of North Beach's Italian eateries
  • Includes tastings of pastries, coffee, pizza, and more
  • Learn the literary history behind the famed City Lights bookstore
  • Great intro to one of San Francisco's most charming neighborhoods

What's Included

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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 916 Kearny St
    916 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    We'll meet you at Sentinel Building (Columbus Tower)

Start time

02:00 PM

End point

  • 325 Columbus Ave
    325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    We'll end our tour at the Stinking Rose

What To Expect

Flatiron Building (Pass By)

The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 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.
9 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great guide, wonderful food and lots of local insights
David_R, Nov 2022
Joe was a wonderful guide and extremely knowledgeable. His choice of food venues to stop and sample their bill of fare was spot on, as was his points of interests. We would highly recommend this tour and in particular our great guide Joe.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear David, We are so happy to see that you had a great time in our North Beach Walking Tour. Thanks for the kind words about our tour guide, Joseph. Our team works hard to give you the best experience. We hope to serve you again soon.
Nice tour
Kathy_F, Aug 2022
Joseph was very knowledgeable about San Francisco history. He was also friendly and easy to talk to. We had a nice time.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Kathy, We’re so happy to hear you had a great experience at North Beach Walking Tour. Your review made our day! Our whole team works very hard to keep our customers happy, but we can only do it thanks to amazing customers like you. Thanks again, and we hope to serve you again soon.
Must Do Tour
Liza_G, Jul 2022
Joseph was very knowledgeable and friendly. Provided a lot of information about the area and history of San Francisco. Tour included several stops for great authentic Italian food.
Joseph is the best tour guide!
Jason_L, Jun 2022
The history of the buildings and surrounding areas were very interesting! Joseph was an excellent tour guide!
Michele_M, May 2022
Joseph was a delight and extremely knowledgeable. The food choices were all amazing. He took his time with us and we got more than what we expected.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hello Michele_M Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review on our North Beach Food & History walking tour. Joseph is a gold mine of knowledge about California. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Great tour with Joseph
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 again for your great review from Joseph and our team members at Gray Line San Francisco. We launched this tour on April 21 together with the Chinatown walking tour, and every review we get really matters to us so we can learn from it. I'm glad you enjoyed both tours and Joseph sends you warm regards. Please come back soon! Xavier General Manager Gray Line San Francisco