Duration: 2.5 hours; $58; From Beatniks to the Blues masters, drunken sailors, hardened fishermen, and karaoke kings, North Beach is full of colourful, local identities and fanciful folk heroes. Find out about them as you tour the best bars in San Francisco with an engaging and knowledgeable local guide. You'll rub elbows with literary masters, sip an Anchor Steam ale (or a local wine), and learn about North Beach's colorful history. It's a perfect way to get the inside scoop on one of San Francisco's most vibrant neighborhoods.
Take a fun walking tour of North Beach's best pubs
Learn about the neighborhood's colorful and storied past and present while you sip a local brew
Walk away with new knowledge of a fascinating area and a list of great bars and cafes
Enjoy a perfect way to find the best local hangouts
Note: One complimentary drink is included in the price of this booking (choice of beer, wine, or soft drink).
You (and everyone in your booking) must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid photo ID. If you cannot produce ID proof of age at the beginning of the trip, you will not be permitted to travel on the trip.
Teas, Temples, and Beatniks
Duration: 2.5 hours; $66; Experience San Francisco's diversity firsthand as you explore two very different but equally exciting neighborhoods. You'll experience a true fusion of East and West, where one of the largest and oldest Chinese communities outside of Asia butts right up against the birthplace of the beret-loving Beat Generation. Starting in Chinatown, you will learn about the Chinese community's role in the Gold Rush and train building boom, and stop for a bite of traditional mooncake pastries. From there, it's off to the oldest Chinese temple in America, where you can have your fortune read, and then on to a sampling of fresh fortune cookies and an in-depth tea tasting. Just a few steps north, you'll enter North Beach, home of Jack Kerouac and Alan Ginsberg's favorite hangouts. You will check out the City Lights Bookstore, which still publishes San Francisco's great local poets. You'll wander through picturesque side streets as you explore Little Italy, past adorable shops and cafes. Embrace a deliciously fascinating transcontinental experience, without ever leaving the city.
Explore the adjacent but wildly different neighborhoods of Chinatown and North Beach
Learn the history of SF's Chinese community as you visit the country's oldest temple, and see the areas Kerouac and Ginsberg once roamed
Savor traditional Chinese pastries and teas
Note: Chinese dessert samples and a tea tasting are included in the price of this booking.
This is a child-friendly tour (Children younger than 6 years old are permitted at no extra cost, but please enter your child's name and age in the "Special Requests" section when placing your booking if he or she will be attending).
Flavors and Murals of the Mission
Duration: 2.5 hours; $74; The Mission District might be San Francisco's oldest neighborhood, but like a fine Sonoma wine, it has aged to perfection over time. You'll start your tour off right with coffee and artisan donuts, in flavors like apple maple bacon and lemon thyme. From there, get a taste of the Mission District's Latino culture at a local Mexican bakery. Once you're fueled up, you'll take a stroll down Balmy Avenue, home of over 30 years' worth of murals and art history. Then it will be time for some sweet or savory pies and a trip to a local taqueria, even more murals, with a final stop at a bakery surrounded by the best hipster thrift shops in the area. This tour is a feast for both your stomach and your eyes. There's no better way to experience the jam-packed diversity of the Mission District. You can probably get a treat packed with jam, too.
Take a jam-packed combination art/culinary tour of the eclectic Mission District
Explore Latino bakeries, artisan donut shops, and famous taquerias
Visit beautiful murals that encapsulate the neighborhood's history
Discover hidden cultural and culinary gems
Note: Food samples at 5 different locations are included in the price of this booking.
Please note there is a $2 bus fare that is not included and will have to be paid for upon arrival. This is a child-friendly tour (Children younger than 6 years old are permitted at no extra cost, but please enter your child's name and age in the "Special Requests" section when placing your booking if he or she will be attending).
Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds; all sales are final.