This was a fascinating tour!! We had 3 more days in town, so we started with it in order to get the lay of the land. Our guide, Kevin, was so incredibly knowledgeable & was a perfect fit for what we wanted to accomplish. We traveled to & learned about places that we never would have thought of to check out. I can’t say enough about this great city & tour guide. It completely exceeded our expectations!!!
This tour was great! I wish we did it on our first day in SF instead of our last day, because our tour guide, Kevin, gave us so many suggestions for dinners & things to check out. I loved how we were able to take all the different forms of transit and see so many different things that you wouldn’t normally, if you were exploring on your own.
THE REAL DEAL
Our tour with Kevin was GREAT! He is a fabulous tour guide & shared all sorts of fun facts & hidden SF favorites. He didn’t rush us, but made sure the tour ran smoothly. His personality was extremely engaging & made the group feel like old friends. The tour was strategically designed to cover maximum highlights & built in breaks when we took public transit. This tour could not be any better!
BEST TOUR OF OUR USA TRIP
Tour is amazing. Our guide, Kevin, was knowledgeable, friendly, courteous & fun. He knows the insider tricks to get the best out of SF – from hidden stairwells, to lost tunnels, to the best street art. Also free fortune cookies :-). We got to ride historic cable cars, MUNI & BART. We got amazing views of the bay, hills, Golden Gate Bridge & many must-see sights, from unique vantage points beyond the reach of a bus tour. This tour is really good value – all transport is included.
SF: Food + History + Art Tour
$80 / pp
An easy walking distance
12pm – 3pm (3 hours)
Taste, see & learn about SF
Why do the SF: Food + History + Art Tour?
Food: The Mission District is renowned for having some of the best food in San Francisco. From the Chinese in the 1850's, to Italian immigrants of the early twentieth century, to successive waves of migration from India, Vietnam and Thailand in the last fifty years, each culture has left its mark on the culinary landscape of SF. And we haven’t even mentioned Latin America or Japan yet! Although the Mission District is known for being at the epicenter of Latino culture in the city, its food scene is in fact very varied - and very good.
History: San Francisco has a fascinating story too. We start the tour at the Misión San Francisco de Asís, which is the birthplace of modern SF. We'll give you an overview of the city's history, from the dog days of the Spanish Empire, to being part of Mexico, to the Gold Rush era, through the Great Fire and up to today, as the city transforms once again. You'll have a chance to learn all about it.
Art: We have some amazing art in the city (especially if you think of the world class museums in the Bay Area), but the Mission District is arguably the best neighborhood for public murals. We'll visit the Clarion Alley Mural Project, as well as enjoying amazing street art like the Women's Building. It's also a great way to get a better understanding of this often complicated - and sometimes misunderstood - city.
Join us on the SF: Food + History + Art Tour and TRULY experience the best of San Francisco.
Our tours can sell out. If you can't make a booking email [email protected], telling us when you want to go and how many guests are in your party. If we can squeeze you in we’ll let you know.
LOGISTICS & DETAILS
*Cost: $80 pp.
*Walking distance: 2 miles.
*Tour finishes 3.00 pm, corner 18th and Church St.
*We donate $1 for every guest to Climate Cents, a climate change organization.
*There are 4 food tastings included, each for about 20 minutes, for the equivalent of a normal 3 course meal.
*There’s a big range of food options and all types of diet can be accommodated (Vegetarian, Vegan etc). Please leave a note in the designated field ("Anything else we need to know?") when making a booking, if you have any dietary restrictions.
You can book this as a private tour starting at just $480 for up to 6 guests
Private tours can be booked for any time between 9am-6pm
This tour is in English. If your English isn’t fluent this may not be the best option for you. We do not offer this tour in any other language at this time.
Drinks are not included.
This is a walking tour and we move at a reasonable pace. If you have mobility issues please book a private tour.
We never cancel tours in advance due to the weather conditions. Be sure to wear layered clothing, we can get four seasons in a day.
Aim to get to the meeting point 10-15 minutes early. If you’re late you may miss the tour.
Full refund or exchange available up to 48 hours before tour start time.
You must book in advance.
Subject to change at our discretion.