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    Alcatraz and San Francisco Tour

    Combine a San Francisco City Tour and guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate introduction to San Francisco! You'll enjoy the beauty and attractions of everyone's favorite city, in addition to a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island for an audio walking tour. The San Francisco City Tour begins with a drive along the famous waterfront for views of San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island. Photo stops are made at the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and Twin Peaks (weather permitting).

    Some of the attractions you will see on this San Francisco City Tour include:
    • Chinatown
    • Fisherman's Wharf
    • Victorian homes
    • Palace of Fine Arts
    • North Beach
    • Presidio National Park
    • Awe-inspiring views of Alcatraz and the Pacific Ocean
    Your tour also includes the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and an audio walking tour of the "Cell Block". This former federal penitentiary was also known as "The Rock" and housed gangsters such as Al Capone (Scarface) and Machine Gun Kelly. You'll learn about the famous escape from Alcatraz, the prison's notorious inmates and much more on this tour.

    The schedule for the day depends on the availability for Alcatraz.
    Alcatraz and San Francisco Tour

    2627 Taylor Street, San Francisco

    • Explore the rich history and beautiful sites of San Francisco
    • Take an audio walking tour of Alcatraz Island's infamous cell blocks
    • Learn about the famous escape from Alcatraz and hear chilling accounts of life on the island
    • Travel to and from central San Francisco hotels and airport hotels by air conditioned coach bus
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    Nob Hill Walking Tour: Scandal & Infamy

    Watch the passionate and lively history of San Francisco come to life before your eyes on this guided walking tour of Nob Hill! Learn the colorful tales of one of San Francisco's most prominent neighborhoods, including the scandals of the infamous Bonanza Kings and Railroad Barons. Visit a bygone era of exposed adultery, divorce, bodyguards, jewelry collections, inheritance trials, and even murder! See fascinating locations like Grace Cathedral, Top of the Mark, the Famous fountain at Huntington park, as well as the Venetian ballroom where Tony Bennett sang "I left my heart in San Francisco." And that's not all! You'll also capture sights of famous movie scenes from Vertigo, Bullitt, Tales of San Francisco, The Five Year Engagement, Dirty Harry, and The Rock. Discover the wonderful stories and places that make San Francisco such a beautiful place to live!
    Nob Hill Walking Tour: Scandal & Infamy

    950 Mason St, San Francisco

    • Embrace the tainted history of Nob Hill on a walking tour
    • Learn the tales of one of SF's most prominent neighborhoods
    • Uncover a by-gone era of adultery, jewelry collections, inheritance trials, and murder
    • Visit Grace Cathedral and the Venetian ballroom
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    Chinatown Walking Tour with Luncheon

    Explore the beauty and rich culture of Chinatown on this one-of-a-kind walking tour. You'll be transported to another world as you gaze at unique architecture in the pagoda style, learn the art of the fortune cookie, tour the mesmerizing alley of Waverly Place, and explore the Chinese language. Experience the power of ancient herbs as you tour a Chinese herbal pharmacy where you'll learn about the traditions and practices of herbal medicine. You'll also partake in an authentic Dim Sum luncheon at a Chinatown favorite. Whether you're just a weekend visitor or a born and bred San Franciscan, this tour will open your eyes to another magnificent side of the city.
    Chinatown Walking Tour with Luncheon

    660 California St, San Francisco

    • Discover the rich history and culture that thrives in Chinatown
    • Explore unique architecture, businesses, schools, and cultural sites
    • Enjoy an authentic Dim Sum luncheon at one of Chinatown's most popular restaurants
    • Experience the wonders of a city within a city
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    Chinatown, Russian Hill & North Beach Tour

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    In Roam Local's "Chinatown, Russian Hill & North Beach" walking-tour, you'll explore the hidden streets and sites of three of San Francisco's most famous and picturesque neighborhoods. Beginning and ending at the Friendship Gate of Chinatown, you'll travel through the colorful back alleys of the oldest and largest Chinatown in the world. Here you'll find the first Chinese temple ever built in the United States. From there, you'll ascend Russian Hill, famous for its writers' salons and eclectic vibe, and explore Barbary Lane, the hidden street that famously inspired Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City novel series. Next up, you'll descend into North Beach, epicenter of the Beat Generation, the Bohemian artists and nonconformists behind the great San Francisco Renaissance of the 1950s. If you're looking for an insider's view of SF, this is a tour you'll not want to miss!
    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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    Nopa-Alamo Square Gourmet Food Tour

    Got a serious taste for culture? And food? Satisfy your sophisticated sensibilities during this 3-hour walking tour of NoPa/Alamo Square! This eclectic neighborhood is home to some of the best food in the city, and you'll find that out firsthand with seven different delicious stops. While destinations can change, the itinerary usually includes a sustainable fish taco with chile sauce and oranges, tamale hand pies with organic yellow corn crust, gourmet focaccia and california cheese, fresh baked whole wheat bread, salted caramel ice cream, an oatmeal raisin cookie (one of the city's best!), and a wine and cheese pairing. As you walk, your guide will also point out trendy galleries, boutique shops, and wine bars that are helping Nopa earn a name as a destination neighborhood. Better bring an appetite!
    Nopa-Alamo Square Gourmet Food Tour

    Panhandle near President McKinley statue, San Francisco

    • Get to know the Nopa-Alamo Square food scene during a 3-hour walking tour
    • Enjoy a range of tastings as you visit seven different eateries
    • Try fish tacos, fresh-made bread, tamale pies, ice cream, wine, and gourmet cheeses
    • Enjoy entertaining commentary on the neighborhood's history and culture
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    Financial District Walking Tour

    Watch the passionate and lively history of San Francisco come to life before your eyes on this guided walking tour of the Financial District! Learn colorful tales of San Francisco's economic center, including the story of a banker who moved gold coins from the U.S. treasury at midnight, the mysterious drowning of hotel entrepreneur, Billy Ralston, and a grand public funeral held for the neighborhood's lovable stray dogs. Then, visit Julia Morgan's private ballroom and discover the architectural brilliance of Willis Polk. See the magnificent Garden Court in the Palace Hotel (where the movie The Game was filmed with Michael Douglas), as you visit the places and hear the stories that make San Francisco such a beautiful place to live!
    Financial District Walking Tour

    555 California St, San Francisco

    • Watch the lively history of the Financial District come to life on this guided walking tour
    • Learn colorful tales of San Francisco's economic center from your expert local guide
    • Visit Julia Morgan's private ballroom and discover the architectural brilliance of Willis Polk
    • See the Garden Court in the Palace Hotel, where the movie The Game was filmed
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    Chinatown Walking Tour

    Explore the beauty and rich culture of Chinatown on this one-of-a-kind walking tour. You'll be transported to another world as you gaze at unique architecture in the pagoda style, learn the art of the fortune cookie, tour the mesmerizing alley of Waverly Place, and explore the Chinese language. Experience the power of ancient herbs as you tour a Chinese herbal pharmacy where you'll learn about the traditions and practices of herbal medicine. You'll also make your way through an authentic Buddhist Temple where you'll view stunning gold antiques and incredibly adorned altars. Whether you're just a weekend visitor or a born and bred San Franciscan, this tour will open your eyes to another fascinating side of the city.
    Chinatown Walking Tour

    660 California St, San Francisco

    • Discover the rich history and culture thriving in Chinatown
    • Explore unique architecture, businesses, schools, and cultural sites
    • Learn how ancient Chinese culture is preserved in the middle of a modern city
    • Experience the wonders of a city within a city
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    Chinatown Walking Tour

    Uncover the secrets of San Francisco's Chinatown district on this fascinating walking tour. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, buzzing atmosphere and rich heritage and culture of this storied neighborhood as your insider guide takes you to popular and off-the-beaten path locations, including an authentic Buddhist temple, an herbal pharmacy and Waverly Place, an unassuming 2-block-long alley full of interesting history. Stroll by the street food markets, sample fortune cookies at the factory where they're made, and upgrade to include a 10-course dim sum lunch. You'll leave with a whole new appreciation for this slice of the city!

    Meet at Old St Mary's Cathedral to begin your walking tour of Chinatown's most popular sights and hidden locales. Your guide will teach you all about the history and culture of Chinatown, explaining how the remarkable authenticity of ancient Chinese culture has been preserved and celebrated in its road to becoming a must-visit San Francisco attraction.

    As you navigate a historic maze of mysterious sights, have your camera out as you admire eye-popping Chinese decorations adorning the streets. Pass pagoda-style buildings and hear about their significance, and step inside an herbal pharmacy to learn about the uses of ginseng root for longevity, pearl pills for beautiful skin and gecko lizards for energy.

    Stroll down Stockton Street past busy markets selling some of the freshest and most exotic foods in the Bay Area. Gain an understanding of Chinatown's religious culture as you visit an authentic Buddhist temple, where you'll see dazzling altars adorned with red lanterns, gold antiques and incense-filled bronze urns. You'll also see a Chinese language school to find out how local Chinese families keep alive language and cultural traditions for their children.

    At your next stop, Waverly Place, your guide will give you the inside scoop on Chinatown's most interesting alley full of temples, private clubs and secret societies. This 2-block-long street may seem unassuming at first glance, but you may be surprised at what you learn.

    If the intoxicating sights, sounds and smells aren't enough, get ready for a great taste of Chinatown. Visit a fortune cookie factory to sample these 'wise' cookies and watch how they're made. Upgrade to include a hosted 10-course dim sum luncheon at one of Chinatown's most popular restaurants!

    Ending back near your original starting point, you'll leave with a list of recommended stores and restaurants in Chinatown, so you can continue exploring Chinatown like a real insider.

    Chinatown Walking Tour

    660 California St, San Francisco

    • Uncover the secrets of San Francisco's Chinatown district on a walking tour led by an insider guide
    • Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, buzzing atmosphere and rich heritage of this storied neighborhood
    • Explore both popular and off-the-beaten path locations as you navigate a historic maze of mysterious sights
    • Visit a Buddhist temple, an herbal pharmacy and Waverly Place, an alley full of interesting history
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    Full Exposure: Complete History of North Beach

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    Discover the complete history of this iconic neighborhood, from its relationship to the Barbary Coast to the birth of the Beatniks, all the way to its current position as a world-famous Little Italy. You'll visit famous sites like "perfect" Washington Square Park, The Condor, home of both topless and bottomless dancing, The Hippodrome, a dance hall from the Barbary Coast era, among many other interesting sites. You will be wowed by the architectural beauty of the only downtown district to survive the Fire of 1906. This isn't one of those tours where you follow along, eyes glazing over as you try to absorb dry facts and figures. Interactive fun is at the heart of the tour. You'll answer questions, play games, and laugh along the way. Learn about firemen fanatics, swindlers, drinkers, poets, gamblers, whiskey, and why it's called North Beach in the first place, since there isn't any beach.
    Full Exposure: Complete History of North Beach

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Discover the full history of North Beach on an entertaining walking tour
    • Learn the neighborhood's history, from the Barbary Coast era through the Beatniks, as you visit iconic dance halls, bars, and parks
    • Play fun games and answer trivia questions as you go
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    Chinatown Walking Food Tour

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    Experience Chinatown in a way that will surprise and delight you with new adventures around every corner! On this walking tour, watch artisans use their hands to form Fortune Cookies as they practice their craft in small alleys using techniques handed down for thousands of years. Taste various cuisines, including Dim Sum, that will enliven your senses with new flavors, smells, and aromas as you search out authentic crafts and pottery, and explore exotic and unique Asian produce, herbs, and teas from the very people who know them best. Uncover the hidden secrets only intrepid locals know, and be astonished as you discover what awaits you in secret alcoves. You'll leave this tour knowing you've really experienced Chinatown!
    Chinatown Walking Food Tour

    400 Grant Ave, San Francisco

    • Discover Chinatown's quaint restaurants and shops on this walking food tour
    • Taste various cuisines like Dim Sum that will enliven your senses with new flavors, smells, and aromas
    • Watch as artisans use their hands to form Fortune Cookies right before your eyes
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