Chinatown Tour

Join us as we explore the streets and hidden alleyways of one of the oldest, largest and most active Chinatown in the world. In this tour you will discover how this 24 square block area was transformed from unwelcoming sand dunes in the 1700s to the bustling center of activity that it is today.

Chinatown was the first step for millions of Chinese immigrants in what would become their (often difficult and painful) American adventure. So join us and we’ll entertain you with the histories and personalities of this traditional Chinese neighborhood, with many stops along the way!

 Sites we cover include:

  • The Dragon Gate
  • Portsmouth Square
  • The Bank of Canton
  • The Goddess of Democracy Statue
  • San Francisco’s famous Fortune cookie factory

See what else there is to see with our self-guided Chinatown tour.

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more must contact us before booking.

Where: We meet at the Dragon Gate, at the corner of Bush & Grant Streets. Use our Google map for directions to the tour starting point. Look for your guide with the orange shirt.

Duration: The tour lasts about 90 minutes. The total walking is just over one mile (1.6km).

When: View our Calendar

Cost: This is a name-your-own-price tour. That means the tour is free to take, and at the end of the tour, you decide how much the tour was worth to you. Our guides are happy to take cash or credit card, whatever is most convenient to you!

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