Frequently Asked Questions
The North Beach (Little Italy) Tour and the Chinatown Tour is about three hours and the Chinatown and North Beach\Little Italy is about four hours.
The walking tours are about 10-12 blocks, mostly flat, with 8-9 stops at a nice, easy, leisurely pace.
Absolutely, all food is included. Non-Alcoholic drinks are included on our Chinatown Tour and our North Beach\Little Italy Tours. We include a glass of wine on our Combo Tour of Chinatown and North Beach\Little Italy.
We have walking tours everyday at 10:30am and 2:30pm.
We have tours every day. In addition to daytime hours, we can also be reached in the evening. We enjoy taking reservations by telephone, so we can customize your tour to your interests. You can also click here to reach us by email.
Whether you join our tours by yourself or with friends or family, we ensure your enjoyment by keeping our tour sizes small.
In addition to our public tours, you can also join us on a private tour with just your friends and family on our Chinatown, North Beach/Little Italy or our Chinatown and North Beach/Little Italy Walking Food Tour.
Our tour costs include everything, from the tastings to the crafts, everything!
On the North Beach tour, you'll have everything from coffee drinks (lattes, cappuccinos, etc), chocolates, breads, pizza, specialty meats, pastries, and more. On the Chinatown or Chinatown and North Beach Food Walking Tour, you'll have everything from dim sum (at least five or six types), fortune cookies, teas, and more. Many of our guests are, to put it mildly, not hungry, and you're not going to know that until after the tour is over.
We really suggest that you don't eat much before the tour. On each of our tours, you'll be tasting a wide variety of phenomenal food.
If you reserve your tour online, we'll e-mail or call you to confirm your reservation.
Even though we can accommodate same-day reservations for our San Francisco tours, when we have spaces, since we keep our groups small, we would suggest reserving your San Francisco tour in advance.
If your desired San Francisco tour has reached it's capacity, we can suggest another San Francisco tour time and date.
One of the founders, Tom Medin, has been guiding our San Francisco tours for close to a decade.
Local Tastes of the City San Francisco Tours is a group of passionate, professional, and certified guides with years of experience leading adventures in our San Francisco tours.
We live here; we can't imagine living anywhere else. We love the City and want you to also experience its magic.