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Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

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Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

If you fancy yourself a foodie or culture enthusiast, don’t miss this walking tour of San Francisco’s Little Italy—the neighborhood of North Beach. Voted one of the 15 best foodie tours in the USA by U.S. News, join an insider guide and experience a slice of the top things to do in North Beach, such as tasting coffee and witnessing bread being freshly made. Soak up the lively atmosphere of one of the city’s most popular districts as you learn about its cafes and bakeries and see landmarks like Saints Peter and Paul Church.
  • Explore North Beach/Little Italy's Foods & History
  • Culinary history of San Francisco
  • Taste samples of fresh food at local bakeries and delis
  • Enjoy coffee drinks, teas, Italian sodas and more, while experiencing San Francisco’s coffee culture
  • Explore the Beat Generation Hangouts
  • Close to Public Transportation & Affordable Parking

Additional Details

Tour: Walking tour of San Francisco including Little Italy and North Beach
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Professional guide
Focaccia sandwiches from Mario’s
Chocolate from Z Cioccolato
Cannoli from Stella Pastry
Deli delights at Molinari delicatessen
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
480 Columbus Ave , 480 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

We meet at the corner at of Columbus Avenue and Green Street at 480 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133 (the same corner as the Bank of the West). It is across the street from the Bank of America. Please arrive on time, we will not be able to accommodate late arrivals.

This activity will end right where it started.
Known as San Francisco’s ‘Little Italy,’ the neighborhood of North Beach is a feast for the senses, from the aroma of fresh bread to the taste of coffee to the sight of Saints Peter and Paul Church. Begin your walking tour by meeting your guide near Washington Square Park, a hub of activity where locals lounge on the grass or play Frisbee.

Stroll past cute shops, bustling Italian restaurants and family-run cafes, and stop to chat with business owners and enjoy samples of the neighborhood’s heavenly delights. Taste coffee, olive oil, specialty meats, bread and maybe even coveted truffles. Learn how some foods are made, watch bread being kneaded and see where coffee beans are roasted.

You’ll also hear about San Francisco’s rich culinary history during this half-day tour, which has won accolades as one of the city’s best tours from outlets like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and Lonely Planet.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
North Beach
North Beach awakens your senses, from the cafes and restaurants, to the smell of fresh-baked bread in the air. Discover quaint shops with crafts and ceramics from around the world. Delve into North Beach life as you join family bakers kneading love into every loaf of bread. Just when you think you have reached food heaven, you'll come across coffee shops which roast fresh coffee beans daily. And if that was not enough, you will uncover authentic Italian cathedrals where hundreds of couples have felt their heartstrings tug!
Pass By:  
Little Italy
And, as you taste everything from great coffee, truffles, breads, olive oil, specialty meats, and more, you'll learn how the food is made and what to look for back home. "Best Tour for 2011" - San Francisco Bay Guardian "Top 10 Walking Tours for Globetrotting Foodies - 2013" - Lonely Planet
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Same day reservations available
  • ATTENTION: Each Youth or Child registration requires an Adult registration
  • Proof of vaccination is required on all tours, in accordance with requirements from the City of San Francisco.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Local Tastes of the City Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I always go on walking food tours in a new city as it's a great way to get a feel for the city and it's food, as well as recommendations on where to eat the rest of my stay." See review
  • "A must do activity if you’re new to the area and want to know where the good eats are!" See review
  • "We loved the food tasting with delicious pizza at the end, well worth the money." See review

Reviews

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star-5
NB tour thumbs up
Sullivan_S
, Oct 2021
Brian was very knowledgeable and had great timing. The food was delicious and there was so much of it.
star-5
Fantastic tour & guide!
Kelly_W
, Oct 2021
Isabella was SO fantastic! She made the tour come to life! We cannot wait to take another! The food was incredible and we just loved the sites!
star-5
Must see. Don't eat ahead of time.
Kim_K
, Oct 2021
This was one of the best tours we have ever been on. Cynthia, our tour guide, was beyond knowledgeable about the area. Her little nuggets of history and familiarity with all of the local restaurant/store owners made the tour seem personalized for us. Highly recommend.
star-5
Brian was entertaining...
William_K
, Oct 2021
Brian was entertaining and knowledgeable. The sample sizes were very generous. We were amazed at not only the number of samples but the variety. Definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
Perfect for food lovers!
Ariana_L
, Oct 2021
Loved this tour our tour guide Brian was great. He was very informative, honest about the best places to eat and funny. We were very surprised about the amount of food we actually get, I would say skip breakfast because we made that mistake. But overall, fun and easy walk around little Italy trying some of the best pizza, cannoli, and coffee.
star-5
Little Italy tour
Ana_R
, Oct 2021
Brian is great and we loved his sense of humor and his passion for this city. Highly enjoyed this adventure. Thanks !
star-5
Thank you Isabella!!
Chelsea_B
, Oct 2021
Isabella was the best tour guide ever. This being our first food tour, we weren't sure what to expect. She knew all of the business owners personally, and had such a friendly relationship with them, we even got food off the menu! Her knowledge of the area, and her knowledge of food made an incredible combination. We went back to two of the restaurants on the tour and had a lovely time. At the end she left our group at Mona Lisa's and gave my new husband and I a little good luck gift to celebrate our honeymoon! We had a wonderful time.
star-5
Great food tour
Natalya_G
, Oct 2021
Very nice tour with plenty of tasteful food ( we was not even able to finish pizza at the end of tour) , interesting stories and good tips for local restaurants to visit
star-5
Awesome time.
Marie_D
, Oct 2021
Isabella was an awesome tour guide. She was so accommodating when it came to the food. I don’t eat pork or beef and since I wanted to go on the tour I didn’t expect her to make special accommodations but she went above and beyond what I was expecting. The tour itself was so fun and all the food was delicious.
star-5
Incredible!
Natalie_D
, Sep 2021
This was such a wonderful tour full of delicious food and led by Brian, an outstanding tour guide! Really impressed with how much food we got to try and definitely left with a full belly and lots of interesting history!

Product code: 3327WALKING

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