We are a group of passionate, professional, and certified guides who have been leading adventures in San Francisco for some time. We live here; we can’t imagine living anywhere else. We love the City and want you to experience its magic.
We ensure your enjoyment by limiting our tour sizes to 8-10 people or less and keeping our tours affordable, whether you join us by yourself or with friends or family. Come join our small group, behind-the-scenes tours of North Beach, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, the Haight, and Golden Gate Park. You'll feel like a local as you meet local artisans, taste the food, see how it's made, and feel like a San Franciscian.
Come with us inside the real San Francisco and taste one of the culinary and cultural capitals of the world, as you savor the real City through your touch, your senses, and your excitement.
Here are some of our tours:
- North Beach Tours: North Beach awakens your senses, from the cafés and restaurants, to the smell of fresh-baked bread in the air. Just when you think you can’t feel any more romantic, you discover quaint shops with incredible crafts and ceramics that fill you with a sense of awe.
We explore the life of North Beach, as we join family bakers kneading love into every loaf of bread. And just when you think that you can’t be in any more of food heaven, we visit real coffee shops fresh roasting coffee beans daily. And if that was not enough, we uncover authentic Italian cathedrals where hundreds of couples have felt their heartstrings tug.
And, as you taste everything from cappuccinos, chocolates, breads, pastries, olive oils, specialty meats, and more, your senses and your taste buds will come alive. Every time we find another artisan crafting food handed down through generations or weaving life into handmade crafts, you’ll know that you’ve experienced one of the places that make the City a series of ever expanding adventures.
With all of the food you'll be eating along the way, we really suggest that you don't eat before the tour. And there's no way you'll be eating it all. So count on taking truffles, breads, pastries, and more with you. Don't worry about lunch that day, maybe dinner, perhaps breakfast the following day. With all of the food you'll be trying, you won't be hungry. And, of, course, it’s all included as part of the tour.
To make your visit to the City complete, we arranged for the optional meal at one of the best Italian restaurants in the City. Perfect for the following day, after you've got room for food again.
- Night Tours: On their own, Chinatown and North Beach stir your senses. Together, they awaken you to new flavors, new cultures, and to parts of your heart. We’ll start by exploring Chinatown by twilight, including tasting dim sum from one of the oldest bakeries in Chinatown. We’ll delve into Chinese mysticism and culture, as we explore local sculpture and architecture.
Tea is to Chinatown as North Beach is to coffee and we’ll try both. We’ll search out authentic Chinese and Italian crafts and pottery. We’ll uncover their hidden secrets only intrepid locals know. And you’ll be astonished by the new finds in secret alcoves.
From wine tasting to dim sum, fortune cookies, and teas, to cappuccinos in the very places where the Beat Generation started and Barbary Coast history that made San Francisco what it is, you'll feel like you've really experienced Chinatown and North Beach.
We are going to try some of the best coffee, dim sum, and other food on our approximately three-hour tour. And, if you're thinking of including the optional meal that follows, wait until after the tour is over to decide.
If you're not hungry, which frequently happens, you won't enjoy the optional meal consisting of wine, dessert and several other courses, at a restaurant that's recently been rated as one of the best Italian restaurants in San Francisco, or Chinese, with multiple courses, from one of the City's favorite local Chinese restaurants.
At places like these, where after every course, you'll swear that the food was so incredible that nothing could be better, only to find out that the next dish tops it (you may decide to skip the optional meal or enjoy it the following day, when you're hungry again).
Come join our adventures - you will never forget them.
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