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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 today
Great Experience!

Since my wife was away with her friends this weekend I had to find things to keep the kids busy this weekend and away from technology. Today we went to Chinatown San Francisco and went on a tour with All About Chinatown with the owner...More

Thank Jet783660
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great Tour!

I booked this tour as something to do more or less. I had no expectations. Boy, was I impressed. I came away with a better understanding of the Chinese culture & was able to see things I never would have had I just walked through...More

Thank ozfoxxxxy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Would give it six stars if we could!

Linda is the perfect tour guide: knowledgeable, funny, friendly and attentive to all members of the group. She clearly enjoys leading the tours. We were part of a group of maybe 12 persons, and we all learned many things about Chinatown: its history, people, and...More

Thank soxfan1975
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Linda Lee and the Best Tour Ever!

Linda Lee was fantastic, humorous, engaging and extremely knowledgeable about her home town! Everyone on the tour loved her commentary, and she knew nearly everybody in Chinatown. I will recommend her Chinatown Walking Tour to all of my friends without hesitation. Everyone should have the...More

Thank Randy K
Reviewed 12 August 2018 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

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Without the lunch it was about 2 hours long
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As I recall, it was, but you could ask the tour leader to be sure your dietary wishes were considered.
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