All About Chinatown | Daily Tour at 10am
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Daily Tour at 10am

This city within a city is a historic maze of mysterious sights, where an ancient culture from the other side of the world survives and flourishes with remarkable authenticity. Below are some of the sights we see on our Daily Tour.

PORTSMOUTH SQUARE


Chinatown’s outdoor living room and the birthplace of San Francisco’s first American flag, first public school, and first cable car line.

HERBAL PHARMACY

Behold life prolonging ginseng root, pearl pills for beautiful skin, gecko lizards for colds.

STOCKTON STREET FOOD MARKETS

Stroll among the freshest and most exotic foods in the Bay Area.

CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL

Find out how Chinese families keep alive language and cultural traditions.

MURALS
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Discover our history through murals. Even Banksy came by.

DIM SUM LUNCHEON

We will dine at one of Chinatown’s most popular restaurants.

BUILDINGS OF HISTORICAL AND ARCHITECTURAL INTEREST
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Admire our pagoda style buildings and hear about their history.


FORTUNE COOKIE FACTORY

We’ll sample these “wise crackers” and watch how it’s done.

WAVERLY PLACE

Hear about the history of Chinatown’s most interesting alley full of temples, private clubs and secret societies.

AUTHENTIC BUDDHIST TEMPLE

See the dazzling altars adorned with red lanterns, priceless antiques, and incense filled urns.

TEA TASTING

Time permitting, we’ll sit and enjoy a variety of teas from China.

INSIDER’S LIST

All guests receive a copy of the current year’s insider’s list of recommended shopping and restaurants in Chinatown … the best places to visit.

Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Dim Sum Luncheon
RESERVE TICKETS
  • Adult Tour Only$35
  • Adult Tour w/ Luncheon$57
  • Child Tour Only (ages 6-17)$25
  • Child Tour w/ Luncheon (ages 6-17)$47
  • Child Ages 5 and Under are Free

TOUR INFORMATION

  • The tour departs daily at 10am from Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, on the corner of California St. and Grant Ave.
     
  • Advanced reservations are required.
     
  • Please wait to receive a confirmation of your tour date and time before you arrive.
     
  • Tours depart rain or shine.
     
  • The tour takes 2 hours.
     
  • The tour and luncheon takes 3 hours.