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    North Beach Evening Food and Wine Tour

    Go behind the scenes of North Beach's food scene on this insider food and wine walking tour. Your expert guide will lead you on an easy evening walk to popular and hidden spots that only locals know about to enjoy hearty food tastings paired with wine. Sample cheese, Bolivian beef, wood-fired pizza, delicate handmade cannoli and gourmet sweets. You'll meet the owners, learn local tips, and hear stories about this neighborhood's interesting history, from the Gold Rush to the Prohibition era to today. Meet in the Jackson Square neighborhood "a 10-minute walk from Downtown San Francisco" in the late afternoon to start your walking tour. Come hungry, as you'll be getting lots of food and wine tastings on this 3-hour tour, which follows a flat, easy route.
    Following your expert local guide, delve behind the scenes of Little Italy's food and restaurant scene, hearing fascinating historical facts and stories along the way, like how this neighborhood was once part of the Barbary Coast, San Francisco's red-light district in the 1800's during the California Gold Rush. You'll also visit hidden Prohibition-era tunnels where booze was smuggled into the city.
    Though you'll learn a lot of interesting history, this tour is about the food. Enjoy a wine and cheese pairing at a trendy wine bar, your glass will be poured directly from the barrel. Then, indulge in an Italian wood-fired pizza made in the oldest pizza oven on the West Coast; built in 1935, this treasured tool was copied by Wolfgang Puck at Spago and Alice Waters at Chez Panisse. Pair your slice with a glass of private-label Syrah.
    Snack on contemporary kale chips and dive into Bolivian beef at Pea Pachamama. This space once housed a restaurant and speakeasy called Amelio's, known by locals as a historic San Francisco institution that hosted Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe's wedding dinner.
    Pop into a gourmet boutique shop for a sweet-and-savory treat such as artisan agave caramel drizzled over popcorn -- yum! Top your culinary journey off with a visit to a historic Italian bookshop-turned-cafe, where you'll fill your own delicate cannoli with an Italian cannoli maker.
    You'll find that all these tastings add up to a satisfying meal. Your tour ends in the evening a few blocks from your original departure point, where you're free to continue exploring this fabulous San Francisco neighborhood bustling with vibrant nightlife.
    North Beach Evening Food and Wine Tour

    Jackson Square, San Francisco

    • Go behind the scenes of North Beach's food scene on this insider food and wine walking tour
    • Discover popular, hidden spots that only locals know about to enjoy hearty food tastings paired with wine
    • Sample cheese, Bolivian beef, wood-fired pizza, delicate handmade cannoli and gourmet sweets
    • Meet the owners, learn local tips, and hear stories about this neighborhood's interesting history
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    Wine & Food in Balance Seminar

    The perfect wine pairing can truly make or break a meal -- Let Judd's Hill Winery be your secret weapon at the next family dinner! Get the most out of your wine and favorite foods with Judd's Hill Winery Wine & Food in Balance Seminar. You'll enjoy a relaxing day at the Judd's Hill Winery learning how to pair their delicious wines with all different types of dishes. With the help of a friendly instructor, you'll learn the distinguishing characteristics of certain varietals and what type of food will bring out their unique flavors. In just one day, you'll feel confident in pairing wines with even the boldest of flavors. Don't let a terribly paired wine break your meal -- or your heart, again.
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    Wine & Food in Balance Seminar

    2332 Silverado Trail, Napa

    • Enjoy a casual and fun day while learning to pair food and wine
    • Discover key characteristics of different varietals that will deepen your knowledge
    • Indulge in the wine and food tasting as your learn
    • Attain a sophisticated skill that will impress your friends and family at dinner parties
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    Russian Hill Gourmet Food Tour

    Looking for a San Francisco tour that offers a little food for thought? Then you'll eat up this 3-hour exploration of Russian Hill! Seven different food stops await you, during which you'll meet butchers, cheesemongers, bakers, and gelato makers! While the itinerary can vary, you're sure to enjoy enough food to amount to a filling lunch. Typical fare includes baja fish tacos, NY pizza, meats and bone broth, gourmet cheeses, homemade gelato, warm cookies, and a Gung Fu tea tasting! Your local guide will offer insights into the food culture as you walk, as well as point out architectural marvels and noteworthy views. But who cares about all of that. There's food!
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    Russian Hill Gourmet Food Tour

    Macondray Lane, San Francisco

    • Get to know Russian Hill during a 3-hour food-tasting tour
    • Visit seven different food establishments including artisanal boutiques and restaurants
    • Learn about the neighborhood's culture and history from a local guide
    • Enjoy a small group tour perfect for exploring the city and promoting fun discussions
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    Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour from San Francisco

    Napa Valley and Sonoma County can be confusing: With so many wineries and so many great spots to eat, how does one know where to go? This guided 9-hour tour from San Francisco solves that problem for you, making stops at three boutique wineries to sample a variety of great wines. After getting picked up at your San Francisco hotel, you will be driven to the majestic Golden Gate Bridge and to stop for an incredible photo opportunity of the magnificent views of San Francisco Bay and the Marin Headlands. You will then make your way through the rolling hills of Napa and Sonoma. Stop at three wineries throughout the day to taste several different types of wine, and learn about the area and its wine production history. At each winery, sample some of the best wine of the region and learn about how it's made and what gives each wine its particular characteristics. Take a break for lunch at the Oxbow Public Market in Napa, where the food choices include everything from artisanal sandwiches and pizza to oysters and ice cream. If you like, indulge in more wine tasting at the market as well. At the end of the tour, with your appetites for food and wine sated, enjoy the trip back to San Francisco, with drop-off at your hotel. You must be at least 21 years to consume alcohol. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free lunch options are available at Oxbow Public Market. Lunch not included in the price of the ticket.
    Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour from San Francisco

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Discover the winemaking traditions of two great American wine regions on a full-day scenic tour from San Francisco
    • Learn all about these two regions and their wine-production history
    • Sample several delicious types of wine from three boutique wineries
    • Capture picturesque photos of the wineries and the scenic route through the area as you travel
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    Golden Gate Park

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    What if you wandered through Golden Gate Park’s thousand acres and stumbled upon its every secret? That’s what this is. The essential Golden Gate Park tour from the Haight to Ocean Beach. Golden Gate Park has a lot to offer between its world-class gardens and exhibits, but the goal is to take you along the seldom traveled trails to showcase its hidden beauty. Starting off at the de Young Museum Observation tower you’ll enjoy a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, and the SF Bay. From there, we’ll make our way to the beautiful National Aids Memorial, then sneak through the park’s many ecosystems, and spy on hundreds of flora & fauna like the great American bison, the spotted owl, and a slimy sweetheart, the banana slug. Looping lakes, open air plazas, and moving memorials speckle our journey through the park to the seaside. The massive Dutch Windmill and rolling sand dunes mark the end of our tour as we reach the Pacific Ocean. Reflect on your thousand-acre adventure and maybe pick a spot on the shore to watch the sunset. Highlights include: de Young Museum Observation Tower National AIDS Memorial Grove Stow Lake The Bison Paddock The (enormous!) Dutch Windmill Ocean Beach
    Golden Gate Park

    1751 Market St, San Francisco

    • Stumbled upon Golden Gate Park’s thousand acres every secret
    • Experience the Japanese Tea Garden at the Conservatory of Flowers
    • Explore the essential tour from the Haight to Ocean Beach
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    Cow Hollow

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    What used to be the home of the city's dairy farms, Cow Hollow has now become a hip and trendy cultural center. You’ll visit legendary rock and roll venue, The Matrix Club, where Santana, the Doors, and Jefferson Airplane recorded some of their most legendary live sets. You'll learn some stories from the 60s and 70s when this psychedelic chateau was in its prime. Down the road, beauty boutiques, top-class cafés, and artisan storefronts give the Victorian scenery of Union Street a new pulse. You’ll visit landmarks like the funky eight-sided Octagon House before ascending to the posh Pacific Heights district. Enjoy the fresh air and waterfront view at Lyon Steps before descending through spiraling gardens and sharp hedges to the Presidio. Here, you can learn about war history (and Star Wars history) near the Lucasfilm Campus. Your last stop is the lagoon at the Palace of Fine Arts, where Greco-Roman columns and rotundas are twice as nice in the reflective pond. See if you can spot any turtles, fish, or swans before you circle back to your starting point on Chestnut street.
    Cow Hollow

    1751 Market St, San Francisco

    • Visit the famous landmarks
    • Take a trip to some chic clubs
    • Learn the cusp of San Francisco's trendy, upscale culture
    • See more about the vintage architecture of Cow Hollow
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    Castro Mission Tour

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    Visit the rich history and culture of Castro Mission Loop's LGBTQ+ community, the nightlife with a Latino flair, and the iconic Victorian Architecture. Your next stop is an oldest building in the City and namesake of the Mission District: Mission Dolores. At the Mission, you'll learn old Spanish-California stories before you dive into one of the most happening neighborhoods in America. Known for its Latin roots, mural-lined streets, and eccentric nightlife, the Mission is the place to be. Take note of the craft cocktail bars, authentic Mission-style taquerias, and techno clubs to plan an unforgettable evening after the walking tour. Between the Castro and the Mission, two and a half hours won’t seem like enough to soak in these sensational San Francisco Districts.
    Castro Mission Tour

    1751 Market St, San Francisco

    • Explore Castro Mission Loop, one of the San Francisco's oldest areas, for an informative walking tour
    • See Liberty Hill, the oldest building in the city, murals, Victorian architecture, and a buried lagoon
    • Gain knowledge about the history of this hotbed of American culture
    • Take a relaxing, scenic 3.4 mile walk through one of the most famous neighborhoods in San Francisco
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    Telegraph Hill and the Old Waterfront Tour

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    What can be better than secret passages? Hidden gardens, that is! Journey through secret passages on Telegraph Hill and visit the history of the Embarcadero. Walk towards the Coit Tower where a hidden garden awaits you and take in the lush greenery and the views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay, and Alcatraz Island.
    Telegraph Hill and the Old Waterfront Tour

    1751 Market St, San Francisco

    • Explore secret passages and hidden gardens on Telegraph Hill.
    • Dive into the history of the Embarcadero
    • Take in the breathtaking views of the waterfront
    • Make your way into the coast to the Ferry Building
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    Chinatown, Russian Hill & North Beach Tour

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    Visit the largest Chinatown outside of China and ride the cable car up Russian Hill where you can make your way to the Italian enclave of North Beach - a truly global tour in four miles. At the Powerhouse you'll see what makes the fabled cable cars tick, then ascend Russian Hill, winding through the whimsical, verdant Macondray Lane––one of the City's most beautiful hidden streets and the basis for Barbary Lane in Armistead Maupin's colorful fiction series Tales of the City. Coast through North Beach and enjoy the traditional trattoria patios, old-school bars, and handmade cuisine that bring the historic Italian charm to life. You’ll also check out City Lights Bookstore, Vesuvio Cafe, and other landmarks of the Beat Generation before ending your loop back at the Friendship Gate.
    Chinatown, Russian Hill & North Beach Tour

    1751 Market St, San Francisco

    • Embark on a four mile walking tour through Chinatown, Russian Hill, and North Beach
    • Discover colorful hidden spots within the largest Chinatown in the world and the trendy epicenter of the Beat Generation
    • Obtain insights into the history of this hotbed of American culture
    • Stretch your legs while immersing yourself in a true cultural experience
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