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Address: 2179 12th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116-1902
Phone Number: +1 415-665-0480
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Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies - Lonely Planet (April...

Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies - Lonely Planet (April 2013). Same Day Reservations. Explore the history and culture of local neighborhoods, including Chinatown and North Beach/Little Italy, as "We Eat Our Way Through San Francisco." Voted Best City Tour by San Francisco Bay Guardian 2011. Named "Best City Tour of 2006 and 2007" by CitySearch.

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Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour
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Chinatown and North Beach Night Walking Tour

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One of the most UNIQUE tours I've ever done. A small group, we covered great shops with authentic flavors! Tom is very knowledgeable in the topic and very amusing! I will re-take... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Deltona, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the most UNIQUE tours I've ever done. A small group, we covered great shops with authentic flavors! Tom is very knowledgeable in the topic and very amusing! I will re-take it next time I visit San Fran!

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Emeryville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our guide was super friendly and knowledgable especially becuase she lived in the neighborhood. She seemed to know her community well and we felt like a friend was taking us around. People often passed by and said hello to her and she took pride in the area. Everything was well timed as far as the bites we enjoyed, the info... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't eat before going on this Walk-Around Food Tour of North Beach with Blondina! She will take you into some of the scrupulous eating establishments in the area, where you will partake of some of the best Italian food ever! You won't leave hungry. Blondina knows all the interesting facts about the people, places and history of not only the... More 

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Danville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our group of 8 friends loved the Chinatown tour. Lois was so passionate about the history of Chinatown and the food that tells the history of her culture. Having lunch at the bakery where her father was head baker and where she grew up playing in the flour and baking ingredients, added to the authenticity of the experience. Ending at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our tour guide, Esther was excellent. Esther grew up in Chinatown and was able to share many interesting details of life there now and in the past. I especially enjoyed the tea shop and seeing the apothecary shop.The food was not memorable, but having a great tour guide made up for that.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 4 (boys aged 10 and 13) had a great time exploring North Beach/Little Italy with Blondina. Wonderful time learning about this area and really excellent food. Best Cappuccino I've had outside of Italy. Tasty sandwiches, pizza, and sweets all while exploring this neighborhood of SF. It was a really lovely way to spend a few hours. Next... More 

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Rocklin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour, great information of the community, excellent food and all round great family experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ahd a small afternoon walking tour of Chinatown. Our guide, Lois, first asked if there were any areas of interest we wanted to emphasize. We then learned of the food, architecture, family life, symbols, etc.etc. of this fascinating place. Literally saw it in a different way after thentour, as now look for the small alleys and the shops that... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking to explore the North Beach area and all it has to offer, take this tour! Easy to book and easy to communicate with company online and over the phone. Amazing history, food, drink and overall experience. Blondina makes the tour with her vibe, knowledge and amazing personality! Would love to go back and check out the Chinatown tour next!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My coworker and I live in the Bay Area and we participated in the North Beach\Little Italy Tour. We loved it! it was fun, entertaining, informative and delicious! Our guide, was excellent. I highly recommend this tour.

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