Join us on a fully escorted and personal tour of our favorite places:
There are two Chinatowns: One belongs to the locals, the other charms the tourists. They overlap and dance with each other, drawing more visitors annually than the Golden Gate Bridge. At Explore San Francisco, we show you the city as a local, so we will indeed take you to the touristy area but we will also escort you into the alleys and side streets where the residents lead their lives, usually unseen by most tourists.
We are going to see the sights and we'll be transported to another,
more exotic world. We will sip fragrant teas in a gourmet tea shop.
We will eat Dim Sum and visit a fortune cookie factory and eat where
the locals eat. We will visit the open air markets on Stockton Street where we will sample old world vegetables with new world aplomb. We'll see Portsmouth Square where older men play chess next to groups practicing Tai Chi. We'll go to a local herbalist and if open we'll even go to a Buddhist Temple.These are not things that you would find on your own.
We'll cross the street and welcome to North Beach...
North Beach is that rare thing -- a neighborhood that manages to be a
perennial hit with tourists, and also to remain beloved by San Franciscans.
It's best known as San Francisco's Little Italy, with its high density of
check-clothed ristorantes, caffes and Old World delicatessens. It's also
a popular pilgrimage for fans of the Beat movement seeking the old haunts
of Kerouac and Ginsberg, dive bars and strip clubs. However, North Beach is
no relic, and it has much to offer beyond pasta and poetry and porn.
We will eat again in North Beach, enjoy basta pasta or make your oawn canoli,
enjoy espresso or a slice of pizza, salami and crackers, or cheese and olive oil tasting
Flavored Balsamics, a neighborhood deli stop, a foccacia baker and a bakery from the 1800's.
Then we will then go to a semi-secret spot in the heart of the neighborhood
with one of the best views in the city, so make sure and bring your camera!
Then we'll see the neighborhood sights including:
St Peter's and Paul's Church, Washington Square, Grant Street, Columbus Ave,
St. Francis of Assisi Church, Broadway, City Lights Bookstore, Vesuvio.
Explore Alcatraz and North Beach and Chinatown Food Tour
Cost: $169 fully escorted day or evening food tour & ALCATRAZ Tour
When: Food Tour takes place Saturday or Sunday at 11:00 Visit Alcatraz in afternoon
Or Food Tour on Tuesday at 6:30PM with Alcatraz in the morning
Call Center & Reservations Line: 415.504.3636 Ext. 102
Where: Easy meeting location emailed with confirmation
Where: Alcatraz ferries leave from Pier 33 on the Embarcadero, north of the Bay Bridge
More Information? Phone: 415.504.3636 Ext 102
Please note: Alcatraz tours must be sold as part of a package and cannot be sold separately.
All other Explore San Francisco Tours are sold individually.
Retail Alcatraz Island ticket price $37.25 and is included in tour package price.
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