[SPANISH ONLY!] From Chinatown to Little Italy - A Journey Across Continents!
Starts: 8.00 pm Tuesdays, make a booking! The tour is in Spanish only!
Starting point: Dragon Gate, 500 Bush St (at Grant Ave). Look for the orange and white umbrella! Click here for Google Maps location.
Ends: 10.00 pm at Little Italy. Click here for Google Maps location.
This tour is in Spanish only! For a night tour in English, click here.
The tour follows the Free Tour concept famous all over the world. You get a tour guide that knows a lot about the city and walks with you as you would walk with a friend. We are not financed or supported by any entity. Our tour guides make their income solely off of the donations given by the people visiting their tour.
Embark on a captivating tour that bridges the gap between Asian and European heritage of San Francisco, exploring the cultural wonders of Chinatown and Little Italy. Join us as we traverse through the enchanting back alleyways, delve into the intriguing world of Chinese Tongs, and uncover the secrets of hidden gambling alleys, then gradually immerse into the Italian District. Discover why every Chinatown in the USA lies adjacent to Little Italy and learn about the cultural traditions of these two vibrant neighborhoods!
The tour takes 2 hours and it covers most of Chinatown and Little Italy. Venture into the hidden alleyways, where the tales of generations past are etched into the walls before we find ourselves in the renowned Italian district, Little Italy. Experience the fascinating juxtaposition of cultures, as Chinese and Italian traditions blend harmoniously. We’d be telling stories about places, people, art, historic events and current affairs.
We visit Dragon Gate, Chinese Lanterns, Old St. Marry Cathedral, Old Pagodas, Ross Lane, the Gambling Alleys, The Bohemian Place, Banksy Street Art, Little Italy in San Francisco, the best pizza place in town, and many more non-touristic points along the way.
The tour ends at 10 pm. Our grand finale awaits at the best pizza joint in town. Savor the mouthwatering flavors that mirror the diverse tapestry of culture, and toast to newfound connections and friendships.
Price: Pay-as-you -wish to the guide. All guides are volunteers and not paid by the City Government or any other institution. We appreciate your tips to keep this tour running!
El Tour a las 20.00. Reserva aquí
Las fechas marcadas en verde muy probablemente sucederán. Haz una reserva para sentirte seguro seleccionando una fecha. No olvides dejar tu número de teléfono por si acaso.
The tour ends opposite Ferry Building. It takes 20 minutes by foot (or less) to reach Pier 33 where you board the ferry to Alcatraz.
Yes, the tour is child-friendly. Children of all ages love the stories of buried ships under the buildings. Babies in strollers or carries are welcome too.
Yes, we have dogs on tours all the time:) Just make sure your pet is securely leashed.
From SFO airport the closest BART station to Union Square is the Powell Street station. Catch the train going in the direction of San Francisco. It will be about a 30-minute ride to the Powell Street station. From there, it is only a 7-10 minute walk up Powell Street to Union Square where the Free SF Tour starts.
From OAK airport to Union Square it takes about 45 minutes on the BART. After your arrival, go to the BART station going direction Oakland Coliseum (OAC). There you change to direction San Francisco / Daily City. The closest BART station to Union Square is the Powell Street Station. From there, it is only a 7-10 minute walk up Powell Street to Union Square where the Free SF Tour starts. To return to OAK, take a Berryessa or Dublin/Pleasanton-bound train to the Coliseum station and go upstairs to transfer to an OAK train at Platform 3.
Yes, we make a bathroom/toilet stop halfway through the route. No worries!
From experience, the average donation is $15 per person. Some people donate less, others are happy to give more. Remember, it’s all up to you: if you have had a good time, tip the guide. If you didn’t like the tour – well, don’t.
No. The Free SF Tour happens rain or shine. Plus, it’s San Francisco – one minute it’s raining, the next you are enjoying glorious sunshine. Bring layers and nevermind the weather.
Of course the tour will happen! It’s just going to feel like a private tour with a knowledgeable, friendly guide all to yourself 🙂
It's a bit tight with parking spaces around Union Square, but you can still get lucky and park in the street. Alternatively, there are many convenient car parks in the Union Square vicinity. There’s an underground garage just under Union Square – you can’t get closer than that 🙂 Most charge around $6 per hour but you can find places for as low as $3-3.50. Check out this list of garages http://www.visitunionsquaresf.com/maps-parking-transportation (just click on "park" under the map).
Yes! The route is wheelchair- and stroller-friendly, and largely step-free. Despite the city’s famously hilly terrain, our tour is makes the most of flat streets in Downtown. There might be a ramp here and there, but nothing to worry about.
There are cashless options, yes. While we don't take credit cards directly, Paypal transfers are available. Also, Venmo app is growing in popularity among travelers.
Find us in Union Square
389 Post Street (corner of Powell and Post), Union Square
San Francisco, California ( MAP )
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@ 10:30 AM the Free Walking Tour in Spanish
@ 02:30 PM the Free Walking Tour in Spanish
@ 02.00 PM the Mission/Castro Free Walking Tour in English starting at Mission Dolores Basilica
@ 02:00 PM the North Beach Walking Tour in English
@ 06:00 PM the Vice Tour in English
@08.00 PM Chinatown to Little Italy Walking tour in Spanish
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