Such an interesting deep dive into the Castro and Mission neighborhoods, for which we had an incredibly sunny warm summer day. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, having grown up in the area, and pointed out not only historical places, but beautiful murals, homes and fun nooks and crannies (like hidden stairways to streets) that we never would have seen on our own. We definitely came away with much more of an appreciation for Castro and the Mission (love Dolores Park!) and will seek out other neighborhoods on our next trip!
I had the most amazing time, as a solo traveller doing a small group tour is perfect. My tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us lots of fun facts along the way and the whole experience was very interesting. Bring your walking shoes we started at 10 am and finished at 6 pm, I highly recommend you do this tour. We went to places tourist didn’t go.
My Boyfriend and I booked an all Day SF tour with Christofer and had an amazing time! He knew a ton of history which we loved and we were able to see a ton. We loved it as it had been our first time visiting. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to be shown around the city.
Did a wonderful tour with these guys while I was in San Francisco on business. I’d also done a tour with the sister company in Los Angeles several years ago. Kevin, who was the guide, was great and it was so nice to be outside. We learnt tons about SF. Definitely recommended!
Our guide Damien was so very knowledgeable about the area and history of SF. We experienced different methods of transport (avoiding those big hills!) and areas we would not otherwise have known about.
Damien was the best! Friendly & very informative. He took into consideration our interests & made it very enjoyable. Great exercise- best way to see SF. Liked Haight Ashbury the most.
We had a two day layover in San Francisco, so we wanted to make the most of our time there. It’s always been somewhere we wanted to visit and on this tour we got to all the places we most dreamed of going – downtown, Nob hill, Castro, Haight Ashbury, painted ladies, Lombard St, North beach and Chinatown. It was only a small group and the guide was amazing. It wasn’t tiring at all and we had a great time jumping from trains to buses to cable cars. AWESOME DAY!!!
SF: Food + History + Art Tour
$80 / pp
An easy walking distance
12pm - 3pm (3 hours)
Taste, see & learn about SF
What makes the SF: Food + History + Art tour different from other SF food tours?
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 our SF food 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 pm, corner 18th and Church St.
*There are 3-4 food tastings included, each around 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.
*We donate $1 for every guest to Climate Cents, a climate change organization.
You can book this as a private tour starting at just $500 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.
Contactless payment for gratuities available, please allow 15-20%.
Full refund or exchange available up to 48 hours before tour start time.
You must book in advance.
Subject to change at our discretion.