Explore Alcatraz and the North Beach and Chinatown Food Tour

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What You'll Get

Chinatown smells delightfully of incense and green tea, and one feels as if they are in Asia, yet this walking food tour is of Chinatown in the heart of San Francisco. You can also see Alcatraz Island as part of this 6.5-hour tour package. 

See the captivating sights and enjoy the culinary delights of the exotic district of Chinatown, the oldest quarter of San Francisco. You will visit places where if you weren't born and raised in Chinatown, you'd never know they were there.

You will be delighted by the bustling Dim Sum houses, small cafes, tea shops, Buddhist temples, and open-air markets. See a fortune cookie factory and off-the-beaten-path eateries, where no English is spoken and some that don't even have a sign denoting their existence.

Enter an alley in Chinatown where the signs are in Chinese, and exit in North Beach next to a bar that Jack Kerouac frequented. Skirting the Barbary Coast, proceed to the cafes, pizzerias,  bakeries, & saloons of North Beach.

North Beach is a food lover's feast and you will be delighted to see it.  As you enter this neighborhood, you will notice the scent of baking bread and the aroma of strong coffee. The locals are serious about their food. There is even a world-renowned pizza school that is possible stop for this culinary tour. Cafe culture is alive and well here as locals people watch and relax at the many sidewalk eateries. Along the way, you will hear Italian spoken as much as English. Hear live small operas in cafes, the aroma of garlic, coffee, milk steaming from espresso, and hear the parrots of Telegraph Hill flying above.

Alcatraz is the most popular island in the Bay and you can take the ferry to see it. Explore the island with your group and take advantage of audio-guided portions. Whether you choose to do the Alcatraz portion of this package before or after the food tour, you can't go wrong. Explore Alcatraz and The North Beach and Chinatown Food Tour are two great experiences for one great San Francisco day!

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Exact departure times are available within a few hours of booking. Please contact tour operator
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking.
  • A moderate amount of walking. Wear comfortable shoes. 
  • Transportation to Alcatraz is by boat (May experience windy conditions)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Minimum age is 18 years 
  • All passenger names must be listed when booking
  • Everyone must have a government issued photo I.D. when picking up tickets at Pier 33 or they will not be permitted to board. Please arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to departure
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Maximum is 15 people per booking
  • Meals as per itinerary ( L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Local, professional guide (Food tour)
  • Round-trip ferry (Alcatraz Island)
  • Audio-guided and self-guided (Alcatraz Island)

  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point
North Beach and Chinatown Food Tour (Chinatown Dragon's Gate)

Explore Alcatraz (The Embarcadero)

Departure Time

6 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Near Washington Square Park (North Beach)

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