San Francisco Chinatown Tour: Through the Dragon's Gate

39 reviews

1.5 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?


  • Visit the most interesting spaces and places in San Francisco's Chinatown with a local expert
  • Discover the local culture including explanations about intriguing Chinese customs and traditions
  • Indulge on warm fortune cookies at the famed Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory and take special treats home
  • Pause at local businesses including a visit to a traditional apothecary and beloved bakery
  • Gather excellent eating recommendations from the best "strictly locals" Dim Sum to spicy Sichuan stops
  • Sites Visited
  • Dragon Gate
  • Grant Avenue (main street of Chinatown)
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral and Square
  • Chinese Bakery
  • Chinese Pharmacy
  • Waverly Place
  • Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
  • Alleyways of Chinatown
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Food tasting - Fortune Cookie
  • Custom Made Fortune Cookies

Discover the history and modern culture of San Francisco's Chinatown


Verified Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.8 /5
based on 39 reviews
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Latest reviews
Excellent quality, an in-depth tour essential for any visit to Chinatown. The educational aspect of this tour is superior to most others. Be prepared to hear facts that invite intrigue and shock, you will learn lots! Ted is a charismatic and knowledgeable guide.
Kristopher · Aug 15, 2022 · United States · Male · 18 to 24 years
Marie was wonderful. We had a fun and engaging tour with history and context for so many sites.
Jaimie · Aug 07, 2022 · United States · Female · 35 to 44 years
Our tour guide Robin was excellent.She was well prepared for the walk.She told us a lots of stories
Melinda · Oct 08, 2021
Maggie was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and would recommend this to others.
Leslie · Aug 04, 2021
I would have appreciated better communication about the structure of the tour. We assumed (from info provided) that it would start with Alcatraz then move over to Chinatown directly after the ferry returned from Alcatraz. We found out when we arrived that we would be expected to do our own thing in between the ferry return to the pier and 4pm, when the tour resumed in Chinatown. The communication stated to expect 4 hours for the tour. It should have been communicated that it was non-continuous. The tour was also clearly geared for adults. We had elementary age children with us and some of the information the guide shared (e.g. talking about sex workers) was not age appropriate.
Anna · Jul 22, 2021

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point
10 Mark Lane (The Irish Bank)

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.