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All About Chinatown Tours

660 California St., Old St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 94108-2501
+1 415-982-8839
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San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Lunch
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This walking tour of Chinatown is now in its 34th year. Join us as we visit historic landmarks, fortune cookie factory, the Stockton Street food markets, a secluded Chinese temple, an herbal pharmacy and more. Complete the visit with a dim sum luncheon at one of Chinatown's legendary restaurants.
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“linda lee” (131 reviews)
660 California St., Old St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 94108-2501
+1 415-982-8839

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Thank patart123
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I pre-booked this tour from the UK for my wife and I as Chinatown was something we really wanted to experience and Linda gave us a tour that exceeded our expectations. The reviews are good but really don't do justice to her tour. We went...More

1  Thank Kevin F
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear KevinF: Thank you for your positive review about your tour experience with me. We also enjoyed sharing our stories of travel and people at lunch. What I'm really exciting about is that the Po Tung Yau medicine worked for you! Will you consider calling...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

My husband and I booked a walking tour with Linda of All About Chinatown tours. Not only was she organized, prompt and very knowledgeable but she had such a fun personality. We were visiting San Francisco on a cruise for two days and were not...More

Thank CMBarbie
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Dear CMBarbie: I'm glad to have been a part of your memories of visiting California with your cruise and alternate shore excursions. At the end of the tour, I give my guests a handout of places to shop and eat which I update yearly. Lastly,...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This tour exceeded my every expectation. Linda provided interesting and relevant information about Chinatown's origin and history, and also included her perspective on having been born and raised there. I especially appreciated hearing about her Chinese schooling. It was fascinating! The tour was perfectly paced...More

Thank Janie H
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Dear Janie H: Thank you so much for this positive review. While you learned about the history of the Chinese in America, I learned about communication skills through your expertise. I will make sure that when I give tours, I will read body language as...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

Linda's tour was a great way to not just walk around San Francisco's Chinatown but get a no-nonsense (and often very funny) Chinese view on practical things such as food, language, medicine, religion, education and the cost of living! She handled a range of adults...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Linda does a great job educating about Chinatown while making it fun and entertaining. Optional lunch was worth the money. Highly recommend

Thank cgfit2017
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Dear cgfit2017: Thanks for letting future guests know you enjoyed both the tour and lunch in Chinatown.

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Linda Lee is knowledgeable about the history of Chinatown. She is so funny and entertaining. She doesn't ramble on and on about the history, she gives you quick bites of it here and there. She allows time for questions. She gives time for small purchases,...More

Thank emily0116
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Dear Emily0116: I really enjoyed this review from you, as you hit the mark about my tour. My intention is not to lecture any guest about the history and culture of the Chinese in America, but rather highlight a variety of topics so that my...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

It was a very good experience to understand the origin and culture. Linda is very kind. She knows it from first hand. The lunch is awesome and an excellent choice. Highly recommemdable tour.

Thank Mariela26
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Dear Mariela: If I can introduce the history and culture of the Chinese in San Francisco, and have you come away interested in what you experienced, that is a wonderful review for me to receive. Thank you!

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Our Chinatown walking tour was colorful, informative and fun! Linda, our tour guide, gave us a rich history of Chinatown with flair. We loved it! Thank you!

Thank Angela B
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Dear Angela B: Must thank you for your positive review!

Reviewed 1 August 2017

Linda's tour was very insightful, the group walked around Chinatown and discussed the history and importance of SF's Chinatown to it's community.

Thank Morris L
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Dear Morris L: Thank you for your positive comments about your experience in Chinatown. I hope that visitors will come away wanting to learn more about the immigration experience of the Chinese in America and Canada.

As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic
streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who
gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands,
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7 August 2017|
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Response from Angela B | Reviewed this property |
I think they would be welcome but I'm not sure if it would hold their attention. Our tour guide was very kid friendly so that was a plus. Hope that helps!:-)
6 February 2016|
Response from Linda L | Property representative |
Hello, lorileblanc: I'm sorry I didn't respond earlier. Trip Advisor did not send me this inquiry at the time you made it. The tours leave daily at 10am, lasting 2 hours or 3 hours if you add the luncheon. Included on... More
27 December 2015|
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Response from Linda L | Property representative |
The Chinatown and Gold Rush Tour is for private groups of 20 or more. The program is designed to visit two neighborhoods, Chinatown and North Beach for conventioneers and school groups who have a limited amount of time. If... More