Lousy Chinatown Tour

What to expect
  • Experience a unique and humorous twist on your typical historical walking tour
  • Uncover the Donaldina Cameron House, Waverly Place, and sample exotic teas
  • Enjoy points of interest for history, architecture, flora & fauna and culture like never before
  • Become a playful victim of your guide, as he plays pranks on you and other guests
The Lousy Tour is an entertaining walking tour that incorporates points of interest for history, architecture, flora & fauna and culture in a fun and humorous way. Nothing is taken too seriously and SK, your hilarious guide, often makes guests his playful victims.

On on this tour, you'll not only pass under the Chinatown Gate, but you will also pass by many other tour guides so you'll at least get to hear a few bits of quality information before SK starts in with his interpretation of history (he sure knows a lot about 19th century brothels). You'll see the historic Donaldina Cameron House (ask about the brothel connection), and walk down Waverly Place -- i.e. The Street of Painted Balconies -- where you can get a feel for the real Chinatown, both in its present state and through history. Get a real taste of authentic Chinatown as you enter the oldest Chinese Temple in the US, and sample exotic teas (and not so exotic fortune cookies) from the original Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. To change up the pace, after a brief stop at the Old Telephone Exchange, you'll learn the earliest history of San Francisco at Portsmouth Square.

Bring your sense of humor, this tour is a unique and bitingly sassy take on SF history you don’t want to miss out on!

Note: The walking length of this tour is approximately 1 ½ miles. Children under the age of 5 can attend free of charge, however you must enter your child’s name and age in the “Special Requests” section when placing your booking. Tours will run rain or shine. This activity must e booked for a minimum of 4 people per reservation.
Key Highlights
Price $28.00 per guest
Duration / Session 2.5 hours
# Sessions 1
There are no refunds; all sales are final.

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