The Classic SF Tour: Downtown + Chinatown

Tour information

The Classic SF shows off the best of San Francisco’s origins and rise as the Gold Rush metropolis, home to the crazed, the wealthy and the inspirational. Hear how this overnight city began, and what it’s become today. In Chinatown, hear tales of revolutionary leaders, the Great Earthquake of 1906, bizarre architecture, fortune cookies and gang battles in a vibrant community often visited by tourists, yet rarely understood.

Please note that in order to get your booking confirmed you need to book 24 hours in advance.

This tour includes:

Transamerica Pyramid, SF’s tallest structure — Fortune Cookie factory — Union Square and the St. Francis Hotel — Maiden Lane, the Red Light District — Chinatown Dragon Gate — Portsmouth Square, Chinatown’s “living room” — Photogenic alleys (from Indiana Jones & Pursuit of Happyness) — Tin How Temple, first Chinese temple in America — St. Mary’s Cathedral, oldest on West Coast — Site of first Cable Car line — Painted balconies of Waverly Place — Golden Dragon Massacre location in Chinatown — Former home of eccentric Emperor Norton — Site of buried Gold Rush ships — Plus a few cool surprises!

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On arrival

The meeting point is at Union Square (corner Post and Powell, at the heart statue). Look for the larger-than-life character wearing a funky, colorful outfit.

Things to note

Please note: The tour needs minimum of 4 people to run. The maximum capacity is 25 people. A group of people up to 6 are able to book a group booking, otherwise the tour will have to booked as a private tour.
Regarding refunds, tickets are non-refundable within 24 hours of tour’s start. The tours will run rain or shine. The tour may be cancelled if less 4 people signed up. In that case we will contact you by phone and email to refund you or move your reservation to another tour.

Please note that you should arrive at least 10 minutes early so we can handle payment before the tour begins.

Working days

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From 10:30 to 15:00
Union Square
Сан-Франциско CA US
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