Cultural Tour of San Francisco's Chinatown
Explore one of San Francisco's most popular destinations with a tour that covers its history, food and culture. Get a true feel for the culture while touring the vibrant area with a native guide.
What You Will Do
- Discover the history and culture of the San Francisco Chinatown while also learning about its architecture and food.
- Make stops at local landmarks, including a Buddhist temple, a fortune cookie factory, a tea shop, local murals and a dim sum teahouse
- Enjoy lunch at a traditional Chinese restaurant with a professionally-selected tasting menu
- Guided Chinatown tour with local expert guide
- Hosted dim sum tasting luncheon (optional)
We have precoordinated a dim sum tasting luncheon at a local restaurant. With advance notice, we are able to accommodate vegetarians with an alternative meal.
Guests should wear comfortable shoes and a light sweater or jacket for the morning. Pets are not allowed in food establishments.
Tours are non-refundable but rescheduling available when possible.
- 164 Ratings
Gimme was great! Very knowledgable and personable.
Basically the tour was OK. Gimmy was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Lunch was terrific. We just would have preferred seeing a few of the less touristy areas.
The “local knowledge” made Chinatown, both past and present, fairly dance in my mind! In my many visits to Chibatown, I hadn’t seen the delightful, and colorful back alleys. Our guide was like a walking “goigle@ of answers. Thankyou!
The service was impeccable, the sommelier was extremely knowledgeable and the food beyond compare.
Our tour guide, Gimmy, was delightful. We learned a lot, laughed a lot, saw a lot that we'd never seen or understood before, and ate a lot at a wonderful restaurant that we'd never have found on our own.
Dorothy was everything you could ever want in a tour guide - knowledgable, passionate, funny, and deeply engrained in the history and culture of the place she was showing us. I would recommend her and Wiz Wok to anyone!
Gimmy was very pleasant. Enjoyed the stroll through Chinatown, the stop where fortune cookies were made, absolutely loved dim sum. Wish you would add more stops to sample tea, etc.
Gimmy was an exceptional tour guide! She was fun, informative, and a very warm person in general. Her knowledge of San Francisco history was amazing. We also loved all the places we visited and the lunch was much more impressive than we expected!
We thought that there would be visits to more shops that only the locals frequented. The Dim Sum lunch was awesome, though.
It was a great tour, perhaps primarily because of Gimmy, who was so knowledgeable and pleasant to walk around with. I especially liked being introduced to some great shops for future shopping without any sort of implication we should buy stuff. Lunch was really super ! Loved it all.
It was very authentic and gave a good insight in to the location
Great overview by a local ! Nice tea tasting and excellent quality lunch ! I recommend this tour
It was a really good experience and I would highly recommend it to others. My fav part was the tea sessions and the temple visit. We can always go to a mall, a disc, or restaurant but sometimes it's important to know more about the city you live in!