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This walking tour of Chinatown is now in its 35th year. Join us as we visit historic landmarks, fortune cookie factory, the Stockton Street food markets, a secluded Chinese temple, an herbal pharmacy and more. Complete the visit with a dim sum...more
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660 California St, Old St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 94108-2501
Chinatown
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+1 415-982-8839
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My two kids (aged 12 & 10) and I took the Chinatown tour followed by the Chinese lunch, and I highly recommend it. Our guide was Linda, the owner, and she was engaging, funny and informative. She really made an effort to get to know...More

1  Thank Timothy E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Seven of us met Linda Lee on the steps of the church, as instructed. As others arrives, she made a point of getting to know everyone's name and where they were from. Throughout the tour, she called out peoples names and linked their occupation to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this tour. We were intially a bit disappointed that Linda Lee was not our guide. We met Alan Fong to begin our tour with approx. 9 other people. Alan was great and explained everthing in detail with fun stories about his upbringing. What...More

Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't get all we paid for. Some of the stops weren't in the actual tour. No time at fortune cookie factory to look - we were almost trown out as soon as the cookie was handed out: "Are you buying anything? No? Then please move...More

1  Thank Schmidt1976
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun and interesting tour of Chinatown with Linda Lee as our guide. We saw the town square, a temple, a medicinal shop, the fishmarket, the fortune cookie shop and the "club" houses. I appreciated the photos she brought with her to show us examples...More

Thank Dee B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the tour with Alan. He provided a personal perspective since he grew up in Chinatown and still lives nearby. We also enjoyed the chance to visit with other travelers who took the tour. FYI, we took the tour on a Sunday and Chinatown...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

LINDA’s background and knowledge of Chinatown helped to make this tour very fun and educational. My 11-year-old and 15-year-old boys enjoyed it as much as I did. I recommend this whole heartedly. Daniel Salinero Indio, CA

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Daniel: Thank you so much for your positive review. It's always flattering to have teenage boys enjoy the tour as well. I hope that they both got a ton of fidget spinners as souvenirs of their visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our tour with Linda Lee. She made the time fly by with her thoughtful insights and funny approach. We were grandparents with a 14 year old grandson and she made it very interesting for all of us. Not an easy task. She even...More

Thank KathleenDawson
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kathleen Dawson: Those "pesky" questions are what make a walking tour interactive and interesting. Best of all, if your 14 year old grandson left with wanting to learn more about history and culture, I'm happy to motivate him. Thanks for your positive review of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour! Great way to learn about Chinatown’s history and not get bogged down in trinkets! Linda is fantastic and clearly has a gift. My teens enjoyed it as well. Would highly recommend this tour and make sure to grab lunch with her too.

Thank Carrie F
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Carrie F: Thank you for the positive review. It's always flattering to please teenagers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We read the reviews and booked this tour, hoping to ne assigned Linda as our guide. And we were! Linda was SO funny, so knowledgeable, and so personable that we were very sad when the tour ended. Lunch was delicious, too. Worth every penny. We...More

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Travellorey: Thank you so much for this positive review of our time spent. Wish I could have lingered longer to hear more about the "barn dance" event! Happy travels to you both.

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awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
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lyd_lopez
7 August 2017|
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Response from Angela B | Reviewed this property |
I think they would be welcome but I'm not sure if it would hold their attention. Our tour guide was very kid friendly so that was a plus. Hope that helps!:-)
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lorileblanc124
6 February 2016|
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Response from Linda L | Property representative |
Hello, lorileblanc: I'm sorry I didn't respond earlier. Trip Advisor did not send me this inquiry at the time you made it. The tours leave daily at 10am, lasting 2 hours or 3 hours if you add the luncheon. Included on... More
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VirginiaLibrarian
27 December 2015|
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Response from Linda L | Property representative |
The Chinatown and Gold Rush Tour is for private groups of 20 or more. The program is designed to visit two neighborhoods, Chinatown and North Beach for conventioneers and school groups who have a limited amount of time. If... More
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