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The best and most authentic food and drink tours, historic neighborhood walks, scenic running tours and cannabis tasting tours in San Francisco. We are more than happy to put together a private, one-of-a-kind group tour for your company, your...more
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Had a great time exploring and visiting the temple and eateries here. Walking amid the old buildings and embrace the architecture of old building was a wonderful experience. We enjoy the sumptuous and authentic HK wanton noodle on the way prepared by an old Chinese...More

Thank Miki N
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Michael and David were so nice and friendly! While the tour didn't seem too structured, they guided us to some very interesting and tasty spots in the Ferry Building, all the while making it fun. Some tastings we would have never tried on our own...More

Thank marilynheenan
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Michael was so helpful and accomodating with our planning and great communication which hasn't always been our experience with other food tours. Terrific afternoon exploring the Mission District and trying some great food. Our guide was also adaptable to some unexpected restaurant issues and very...More

Thank Marilyn O
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

3 of us did the Mission Sweets Tour on a Friday afternoon with David as our guide. Because we were the only ones, David asked us what we would enjoy and customized the tour accordingly. We started at Dandelion Chocolates where I was surprised to...More

Thank Junko H
Reviewed 10 September 2017

While we were glad to have been to Alcatraz, the food tour was the highlight! Our guide obviously loves food of all kinds, much as San Francisco, and is passionate about the Mission. We tasted things we would not have tried otherwise, and learned a...More

Thank babcia2015
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We visited San Fran over the summer holidays as part of a school study tour from Hong Kong. None of the teachers had any previous experience of the area and planning the tour was proving to be tricky, especially figuring out the local transport. With...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Disappointing. I cannot recommend this company to my friends. My husband and I have been on many other food tours in other cities around the world, and have been very pleased each time, with this exception. We were scheduled for the North Beach Food Tour....More

Thank AnnKS
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We signed up for this combo to get Alcatraz tickets. The Dessert tour was a nice addition. Got to sample some excellent sweets and got to see the Mission District, which we otherwise would not have seen. We really got to see a unique part...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I and my guests, a party of six adults, enjoyed this walking tour very much. It was a foodie tour mixed with the local culture of Little Italy and Chinatown. Our guide, Tania, was on the ball and well informed. She shepherded us through the...More

Thank BrianSuwada
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We had been trying to book a tour for quite some time but our different schedules never worked out. Finally we were able to get it together and Explore S.F. scheduled a special tour for my sister ,sister-in-law and myself. We had the best tour...More

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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San
Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart,
the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As
one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in
the United States and currently its largest, it
remains one of the epicenters of activism in the
nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete
with bars and fashionable eateries for attention,
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