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

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Victoria
Registered on February 06, 2020

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! :)

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    352 Grant Ave San Francisco CA 94108 USA
    352 Grant Ave San Francisco CA 94108 USA
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    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.

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    Outside visit
    Dragon Gate Chinatown SF

    This tour is going to show you the oldest and most eclectic Chinatown in the United States. Enter via the Dragon Gate, with all that it symbolises!! We will see Pagodas, dragons (not the real ones 😁), colourful murals, and taste the famous Fortune Cookies. From Chinatown, we will walk into the Wall Street of the West, which will lead us to the hidden park. Can you imagine? An elevated area with lush gardens in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Incredible💗

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Gabriel 09 Apr 2024
Mexico City

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Travelled in family - Mar 2024
Victoria se destaca por la amabilidad y buen trato a los participantes. El recorrido bastante adecuado considerando que es a pie.
Estibaliz 01 Apr 2024

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Travelled in family - Mar 2024
Hemos estado muy agusto. Muchas gracias
Javier 31 Oct 2023
Mexico City

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Vicky es una excelente guia con mucho conocimiento de la ciudad y con datos interesantes que compartir.
Angela 28 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Nos encanto el recorrido con Vicky, antes de este estuvo muy pendiente de nosotras y durante fue muy entretenida e interesante, al despedirnos nos guió en nuestro viaje por San Francisco. Gracias Vicky
maria 28 Oct 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Todo de diez Vicky una genia amable amena y servicial, lo recomiendo!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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