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All About Chinatown Tours
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US$35.00*
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San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Lunch
Ranked #55 of 298 Tours in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This walking tour of Chinatown is now in its 34th 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 luncheon at one of Chinatown's legendary restaurants.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 24 September 2017

My husband and I booked a walking tour with Linda of All About Chinatown tours. Not only was she organized, prompt and very knowledgeable but she had such a fun personality. We were visiting San Francisco on a cruise for two days and were not happy with the options offered by the cruise line for shore excursions. We didn't take the lunch portion but we did take her advice on where to shop after the tour. We have been to San Francisco several times but never had toured Chinatown with someone that had lived there and it really was very interesting to hear about the history, how people live etc. You won't be disappointed with choosing this tour.

Thank CMBarbie
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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Dear CMBarbie:

I'm glad to have been a part of your memories of visiting California with your cruise and alternate shore excursions. At the end of the tour, I give my guests a handout of places to shop and eat which I update yearly. Lastly, I've been doing these tours for 34 years.
I've got so many stories of what it was like to have born and raised in Chinatown.
Thank you for your positive review!

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This tour exceeded my every expectation. Linda provided interesting and relevant information about Chinatown's origin and history, and also included her perspective on having been born and raised there. I especially appreciated hearing about her Chinese schooling. It was fascinating! The tour was perfectly paced and fun. I also highly recommend participating in the dim sum lunch. The dishes were attractive, plentiful and delicious, and it was so enjoyable to sit down with Linda and our fellow tour members for conversation and this beautiful meal. I began the tour with a cursory interest in China but after spending this time with Linda, added the country to my list of travel. The tour was THAT good! Thank you, Linda for sharing your knowledge and experience with us.

Thank Janie H
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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Dear Janie H:

Thank you so much for this positive review.
While you learned about the history of the Chinese in America, I learned about communication skills through your expertise. I will make sure that when I give tours, I will read body language as well as answering questions to ensure that my guests are always engaged.
I hope your sister enjoyed the tour as well.
Warm regards,
Linda

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Linda's tour was a great way to not just walk around San Francisco's Chinatown but get a no-nonsense (and often very funny) Chinese view on practical things such as food, language, medicine, religion, education and the cost of living! She handled a range of adults and children on the tour really well and obviously knows her stuff not just for the local area but as someone who is very experienced in working with visitors. We chose the optional lunch and it was very good, including optional chicken feet.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Linda does a great job educating about Chinatown while making it fun and entertaining. Optional lunch was worth the money. Highly recommend

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Dear cgfit2017:

Thanks for letting future guests know you enjoyed both the tour and lunch in Chinatown.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Linda Lee is knowledgeable about the history of Chinatown. She is so funny and entertaining. She doesn't ramble on and on about the history, she gives you quick bites of it here and there. She allows time for questions. She gives time for small purchases, but doesn't linger so that she can make sure the group makes it to all the stops on time. The dim sum tasting was well worth the extra money. It was lots of food and a beautiful restaurant. She took us to a temple and while there she had me "play a game"- ask a question on my head, then shake a container of sticks until one falls out. Then that stick will reveal the answer to your question. Of course, it's written in Chinese. I've included a picture of it if anyone wants to help me figure out what it says.

Thank emily0116
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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Dear Emily0116:

I really enjoyed this review from you, as you hit the mark about my tour. My intention is not to lecture any guest about the history and culture of the Chinese in America, but rather highlight a variety of topics so that my guests come away wanting to learn more. As well,
I encourage questions at all times so that there is an interesting and educational exchange of information among our guests. Why, I even give "homework" on my tour to people who love to play games!
Thanks again for your positive review about your tour and luncheon with us.

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