• Wine Tour

    Wine Country in the City

    You’re invited to an urban tasting trip of San Francisco’s wine bars, hosted by a knowledgeable resident and wine enthusiast. Sample wines by the glass, or in flights designed to showcase California's best wines.
  • The Mission

    The Mission District

    San Francisco's first neighborhood, The Mission District is still the heart and soul of vibrant San Francisco. This culinary journey is so wonderfully vast that we've split the Mission into two tours
  • North Beach

    North Beach

    North Beach is that rare thing -- a neighborhood that manages to be a perennial hit with tourists, and also to remain beloved by San Franciscans. It's San Francisco's Little Italy and the home of the beatniks
  • Scenic Running

    Scenic Running

    Just a short run from the urban landscape of San Francisco's busy city streets you will find numerous trails and parks offering phenomenal views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the City Skyline and other gems.
  • Chinatown

    Chinatown

    Established in the 1840s, San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside Asia.
  • Parrots!

    Parrots!

    Wild Parrots in San Francisco? Yes there are officially at least two flocks of wild Parrots here. These Parrots have evolved into a brand new species of parrot indigenous to San Francisco.
 

alatraz/chinatown

A CITY WITHIN A CITY

San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the
largest Chinese community outside Asia. The reality of Chinatown is that there
are two Chinatowns: One belongs to the locals, the other charms the tourists.
They overlap and dance with each other, drawing more visitors annually than
the Golden Gate Bridge. At Explore San Francisco, we show you the cityas a
local, so wewill indeed take you to the touristy area but we will also escort
you into thealleys and side streets where the residentslead their lives,
usually unseen by most tourists.

We are going to see the sights and we'll be transported to another,
more exotic world. We will sip exotic teas in a gourmet tea shop.
We'll watch cookies being made at a fortune cookie factory. We'll even
go to a Buddhist Temple. These are not things that you would find on your own.

Exploring San Francisco with us is like seeing the city with a friend. Our
groups are small and are guides not only have the freedom to, but rather
are encouraged to show our guests their own favorite places, the ones that
they would show their own family and friends. We don't follow a script or
read from pre-printed manual like they might on a bus tour. Our guides are
all chosen because of their enthusiasm and their intimate knowledge of the
neighborhood that they will be showing off to you. Our goal is to show you
the City, the real City, as a local. So put down the guidebook and come,
Explore San Francisco with us.

This is an easy to moderate walk with some mild uphill blocks.

Your food tour guide is Dan Chew, born and raised in Chinatown, Dan is an avid foodie and food blogger

  • Highlights of this fully escorted food tour include

  • DimSum,
  • Tea Ceremony,
  • Gourmet Chinese Course,
  • A Local Style Meal,
  • Chinese Pastries,
  • Fortune Cookie Factory



You Will Visit:

Buddhist Temples (if Open)
Chinese Open Air Markets
The Back Alleys of Chinatown
Chinese Doctor's Office & Herbalist's Shop
Portsmouth Square
Flower Stalls
Old St Mary's

Photographs of Chinatown by ExploreSF Guide Jean Scudder

Cost: $89 Includes Dim-sum luncheon
When: Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sun at 11:00
Reservations Line: 415.504.3636 (24hrs)
Book Online Now to Reserve Your Space!
Easy meeting location emailed with confirmation
More Information: 415.793.1104
Fax: 415.651.9148
E-mail: info@ExploreSF.biz

Retail Alcatraz Island ticket price $30 and is included in tour package price.
Alcatraz departure times vary- Daily times are posted on the booking page calendar
Please note: Alcatraz tours must be sold as part of a package and cannot be sold separately.
Under no circumstances will there be partial refunds.
All other Explore San Francisco Tours are sold individually.


 

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