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Discover SF's Chinatown, skyscrapers and a hidden park.

Your Guru: Victoria
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  • San Francisco
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes

About the Guru

Greetings from San Francisco! My name is Victoria. Allow me to be your ‘hostess with the mostess’ in this buzzing city, and show you some of its hidden treasures. For the past ten years, I have had the honour of sharing its rich history, vivid culture and latest trends with curious visitors. I can offer my tours in English, Spanish, French and Catalan. For dates and tim... More

Greetings from San Francisco! My name is Victoria. Allow me to be your ‘hostess with the mostess’ in this buzzing city, and show you some of its hidden treasures. For the past ten years, I have had the honour of sharing its rich history, vivid culture and latest trends with curious visitors. I can offer my tours in English, Spanish, French and Catalan. For dates and times, outside the Tour Schedule listed below, contact me and I will accommodate your agenda. Thank you! :)

About the Tour

Welcome Everybody! Let’s blaze a trail on foot through the oldest Chinatown in the United States. You will see some colourful Pagodas and revel in stories about what makes this neighbourhood so enticing. We’ll begin our 2.5 hr tour at the famous Dragon Gate, located on the corner of Bush Street and Grant Avenue. From there, we’ll stroll four blocks to Portsmouth Square, the heart of Chinatown. Rich with its history as marked by statues, markers and plaques sprinkled throughout the square. Our tour continues into the buzzing SOMA neighbourhood, where tech meets green. The walk to SOMA is 15-minutes, and you’ll be happy to hear it’s all flat. If you’re the kind of person who’s fascinated by architecture, yet appreciates Mother Nature, this is it and more :) For the grand finale, we’ll jump into a Gondola, and land on a lush rooftop garden park above the Grand Central Station of the West, where tropical plants thrive surrounded by giant towers of steel. The tour concludes where I’ll provide information to help you get to your next destination, including dining recommendations and other sightseeing options. Join me for this unique and entertaining experience :) * Please note for Salesforce Park purposes, this tour can accommodate a maximum number of 25 visitors. Thank you!

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Chinatown Dragon Gate, on the corner of Bush Street and Grant Avenue. The easiest way to get to this location is by Bart or Muni Metro. You can catch either train to the Montgomery St Station. I’ll be wearing a pink top and holding a Free Tours sign.

Tour Schedule

  • Thu, 24 Jun 10:00
  • Sat, 26 Jun 14:30
  • Mon, 28 Jun 10:00

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (9)

Mary Donovan 06/15/2021

You will learn and see a lot!

Response from Victoria
Thank you very much for this review Mary 🙏. It was an honour for me to spend time with such marvellous, accomplished and entertaining ladies like you and Molly. I learnt a lot too! It gladdens me to know you were spending some quality time together. Hopefully, you found a nice necklace amidst the variety of Chinatown stores. I wish you both happiness and good health, and please do not hesitate to join me on another tour, whenever you are back in San Francisco. With my best wishes, Vicky 😊
Diana Perde 06/05/2021

We loved the tour! Victoria was wonderful! She was so kind, extremely nice, so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She made the tour fun and interesting. She engaged with us by asking us questions, getting to know us and even giving us candy! We would definitely recommend this tour!!

Response from Victoria
Thank you soooooooo much for this wonderful review Diana and Joe 🙏. You two, are delightful! It was a pleasure for me to chat with you. Thank you for immediately making me feel very comfortable and for being so receptive. I noticed you were both genuinely interested in Chinatown and I was amazed by how you made the most of every detail. It’s obvious to me, you enjoy the present moment. Please get in touch when you next return to SF, and know I wish you a very happy and healthy life together. With a big hug, Vicky 🤗
Kevin P Franzen 06/01/2021

Very knowledgeable and made the tour fun. Highly recommend tours with Victoria.

Response from Victoria
Thank you so much for this review Kevin. You and Jamie made it so easy for me to show you around. You are kind, courteous and receptive. I was touched by how generous you are, and am very grateful to you both. I wish you safe and fun travels, and please get in touch if you return to SF. Also, a very happy and healthy life to you and Jamie. Best wishes, Vicky 😊
david 05/23/2021

Response from Victoria
Thank you very much for your 5 star David. You and Alah are delightful! I will always remember the nice time I had, sharing stories of Chinatown with you both, and how kindly you expressed your gratitude. My warmest gratitude back to you, and I wish you both a very happy and healthy life. Todah 😀 Please contact me again, when you’re next in San Francisco.
Audrey Costa 04/23/2021

Victoria was friendly, interesting and enthusiastic!! She made the history and culture of China Town and the Financial District come alive!! There were so many new things to see and learn about. I would recommend her tour to anyone visiting the San Francisco area.

Response from Victoria
Thank you very much for this uplifting review Audrey. Your words means a lot to me, and I had such a good time with you and Dean, I would visit the whole city with you. Not only did I learn my fair share with you, but I have some memorable moments forever captured thanks to Dean’s amazing photos. I wish you both good health and happiness. Come back to Frisco and we shall visit more. Best wishes, Vicky :)

5.0(9) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

5.0(9) Ratings