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San Francisco Chinatown Tour with Optional Lunch

San Francisco Chinatown Tour with Optional Lunch
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$65
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

Visitors to Chinatown expect something they won't find anywhere else. They expect to be stunned and enchanted and tempted with great food and exotic items never before encountered. And they will. Customers who have taken our tours before expect to see the city as locals. And they will. Visitors on a tour of this City-within-a-City should expect a guide from the district who speaks the language. That is who you will have on this tour. We will show you Chinatown as we would show our family and friends. We will show you the Chinatown that tourists rarely see, the alleys and side streets of Chinatown, this is where the locals do their daily business, leading their daily lives, which is after all, the real Chinatown.

This tour, which was recently featured on the series premier of American Canvas, shows you the Chinatown that visitors rarely get to see. This tour will take you off the bustling main tourist strip to the back alleys and side streets that are the true heart of this city-within-a-city. You'll visit the places that are staples of daily life in the neighborhood: mysterious and exotic Buddhist temples, an herbalist's shop, a fortune cookie factory, a tea bar, a music store, flower stalls and produce vendors. You'll also stop at Portsmouth Square, the center of Chinatown and the site of historical events dating back to the 1800s. Frequent stops are the Chinese Cultural Center and the Chinatown Historical Society.

The reality of Chinatown is that there are two Chinatowns: One belongs to the locals, the other charms the tourists. They overlap and dance with each other, drawing more visitors annually than the Golden Gate Bridge. The goal of this tour is to show you this district as a local, in the process, the district will surprise and enchant, seeming somewhat familiar yet at the same time foreign and exotic. After visiting the main streets that cater to the tourist crowds the tour embarks into the alleys and side streets of Chinatown, this is where the locals conduct their daily business, leading their daily lives, which is after all, the real Chinatown.

Visitors to Chinatown expect something they won't find anywhere else. They expect to be stunned and enchanted and tempted with great food and exotic items never before encountered. And they will. Customers who have taken our tours before expect to see the city as locals. And they will. Visitors on a tour of this City-within-a-City should expect a guide from the district who speaks the language. That is who you will have on this tour. We will show you Chinatown as we would show our family and friends. We will show you the Chinatown that tourists rarely see, the alleys and side streets of Chinatown, this is where the locals do their daily business, leading their daily lives, which is after all, the real Chinatown.