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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.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are accepted. The maximum number of attendees per booking is 10 people.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Sat, 25 Sep 14:30
  • English
    Mon, 27 Sep 10:00
  • English
    Fri, 01 Oct 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 (23)

Lynda 09/25/2021

Victoria was very knowledgeable, and we live in San Francisco. We met a great couple, and the group was much more like being with friends, than on some impersonal tour. I highly recommend it.

Lisa 09/25/2021

We had such a great time! Vicky is lovely, knows so many things and is able to explain them very well! We had an absolutely amazing time! Vicky is a great guide and I would highly recommend doing one of her tours :) THANKS VICKY!

Ana 08/17/2021

Response from Victoria
Hola Ana, Quería dáros las gracias a ti y a Arnoldo por vuestra generosidad. Lo pasé súper bien con vosotros y me hicisteis sentir bien cómoda. Muy divertido y espontáneo tu baile en el parque. A eso le llamo yo, “Carpe Diem”! Así es, hay que aprovechar el momento, ya que nunca se sabe lo que nos puede traer el futuro. Si alguna vez regresais por estas tierras, sobretodo no dudeis de poneros en contacto conmigo. Os deseo una vida con salud y felicidad. Cuidaros, Vicky 🤗
Bárbara 08/15/2021

El tour es excelente y repleto de datos curiosos y alucinantes! Vicky es una guía experta y se nota la dedicación y profesionalismo con la cual comparte la historia del lugar. Súper recomendable perderse por las calles del barrio chino!

Response from Victoria
Muchísimas gracias por tan bonita y detallada reseña Bárbara. Es bonito compartir la historia de SF, con personas como tu y Nicolás. Habéis recorrido mucho mundo, y me encanta el interés que tenéis en aprender más. Me habéis hecho sentir muy cómoda y os agradezco por todo, cada pequeño detalle que habéis tenido conmigo. Que majos sois! Me hace cantidad de ilusión volver a veros mañana!! Nos lo pasaremos genial. Os mando un súper abrazo y un placer de haberos conocido, Vicky 🤗
MARIA 08/11/2021

Response from Victoria
Maria, Muchísimas gracias por esta reseña 🙏. Siempre me ayudan, y es gracias a personas de buen corazón como tu, que se inscriben más Walkers a mis tours. Tuvimos una mañana muy original! Agradezco tu presencia y tu buena disposición, para disfrutar de cada momento, aunque el tour fuera en Inglés. Tienes mucha valentía de reservarlo y vi que lo entendías todo bien. Te deseo una muy feliz velada en Berkeley, y también una bonita vuelta a Colombia. Si algún día regresas por estas tierras, no dudes en ponerte en contacto conmigo. Me sería muy grato volver a verte. Cuídate, y te mando un fuerte abrazo, Vicky 🤗

5.0(23) 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(23) Ratings