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San Francisco Chinatown Ghost Walking Tour

San Francisco Chinatown Ghost Walking Tour - San Francisco, California
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Duration: 90 minutes
Location: San Francisco, California

From USD
$48.00

Are you fascinated by ghosts? Join this evening walking tour and let the local guides bring to life the tales of San Francisco Chinatown's supernatural past and present, as you're lead you on a ghostly tour of Chinatown's historic and mysterious streets and alleyways. You'll be amazed at what you'll discover along the way!

San Francisco Chinatown, the oldest Chinese community in the United States, has been a popular shopping, dining and sightseeing destination for over a century ... More info ›

Are you fascinated by ghosts? Join this evening walking tour and let the local guides bring to life the tales of San Francisco Chinatown's supernatural past and present, as you're lead you on a ghostly tour of Chinatown's historic and mysterious streets and alleyways. You'll be amazed at what you'll discover along the way!

San Francisco Chinatown, the oldest Chinese community in the United States, has been a popular shopping, dining and sightseeing destination for over a century. Yet most outsiders have never experienced the extrasensory realm of vintage Chinatown after dark. Some say that specters from decades of Chinatown history emerge just after twilight!

Let the knowledgeable guides bring to life the tales of San Francisco Chinatown's supernatural past and present, as you are lead on a ghostly tour of Chinatown's historic and mysterious streets and alleyways. Follow along by lamplight as you journey through the neighborhood passageways where these lively spirits are said to bide their time. The mystical folklore of this spirited San Francisco enclave will keep you on edge, as you drink in the chilling experiences of the Chinatown inhabitants of both yesterday and today.

All the while, learn about the reverence still offered to the Goddess Kwan Yin and the hungry spirits, along with the secrets of the magic moon cake. Ancient Chinese mythology and folklore flourish to this day in the oldest and most popular Chinatown in all of North America. SF Chinatown Ghost Tours extends to you a chillingly open invitation to personally experience the unearthly side of Chinatown you never even knew existed - book this frightseeing tour now!

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Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon

Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon - San Francisco, California
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Duration: 3 hours
Location: San Francisco, California

From USD
$35.00

One of San Francisco's most popular destinations for visitors is our Chinatown. Offered by a long established tour operator with talented, Chinatown native guides ... More info ›

One of San Francisco's most popular destinations for visitors is our Chinatown. Offered by a long established tour operator with talented, Chinatown native guides. They have a plethora of information and personal anecdotes to share. We welcome new friends to our colorful, exciting, and historic community for a guided walking tour, and optional luncheon.

It is art, it is history, it is fun...but most of all, it's delicious! On the tour, time-permitting you will:

*Learn about the history, architecture, folklore, culture and food of America's largest Chinatown
*Visit a Taoist and Buddhist temple
*Enjoy a visit to a premier Chinese teashop
*Peek into side streets and alleyways, following the heady scent of a Chinese herbal shop
& much more!

And, after the tour, if you choose, share a hosted luncheon, a "tasting menu" that includes a couple of 'dim sum' items followed by a popular entree, side dish and dessert at a traditional Chinese restaurant. Enjoy piping hot cups of tea, friendship and conversation.

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Haunted SF: Ghosts, Murder and Mystery

Haunted SF: Ghosts, Murder and Mystery  - San Francisco, California
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Duration: 75 minutes
Location: San Francisco, California

From USD
$21.18

A dark and ghastly tour through the mysterious past of downtown alleys and streets. Get haunted by after-dark tales of strange deaths, ruthless villains, the old red light district, famed ghosts, shocking assassins and more ... More info ›

A dark and ghastly tour through the mysterious past of downtown alleys and streets. Get haunted by after-dark tales of strange deaths, ruthless villains, the old red light district, famed ghosts, shocking assassins and more. Meet your creepy storytelling guide near Union Square for this eerie tour.

A dark and murderous tour through downtown and the Tenderloin. Get creeped out by after-dark tales of famed ghosts, mysterious deaths, ruthless villains, the old red light district, shocking assassins and more. Meets near Union Square. Not recommended for children.

From Union Square enter the St. Francis Hotel, famous for its past guests involved in politics, Hollywood and the arts, but infamous for a number of mysterious deaths. In the Tenderloin, hear how this blighted neighborhood gets its name, and see the site of the spectacular suicide that cast a dark glow over the neighborhood.

Nearby, the Pinecrest Diner's bizarre "poached eggs" murder is only rivaled by the Curran Theater's robbery, death, and subsequent...ghost? Down the street, see where the Zodiac Killer picked up his final victim before disappearing forever. Around the corner was the notorious brothel run by madam Tessie Wall.

What we see:

  • St. Francis Hotel, nefarious Hollywood deaths
  • Pinecrest Diner and the “poached eggs” murder
  • Curran Theater, haunted playhouse
  • The “suicide alley” of 1911
  • Tenderloin District, underbelly of SF crime
  • Site of Tessie Wall’s notorious brothel

Please note: this tour is not recommended for young children.

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    Vampire Tour of San Francisco

    Vampire Tour of San Francisco - San Francisco, California

    Duration: 90 minutes
    Location: San Francisco, California

    From USD
    $25.00

    The Vampire Tour of San Francisco is a walking tour of Nob Hill, conducted by Mina Harker from "Dracula." The script contains approximately 85% true San Francisco history with fun vampire lore and humor mixed in. The tour is not frightening, so it is suitable for all ages ... More info ›

    The Vampire Tour of San Francisco is a walking tour of Nob Hill, conducted by Mina Harker from "Dracula." The script contains approximately 85% true San Francisco history with fun vampire lore and humor mixed in. The tour is not frightening, so it is suitable for all ages. Learn many fun and some surprising facts about San Francisco’s history and how vampires played an important role in that history. The walk is very easy, with no climbing up and down hills, and is wheelchair friendly.

    We meet on the corner of California and Taylor Streets, across the street from Grace Cathedral, on the side of the street where Huntington Park is. The first stop is Grace Cathedral, which lasts about 20 minutes. You learn the history of Grace Cathedral, and how it came to be in its current location. There are steps and a cement wall about 3 feet high that the audience may sit on if they want to. The second stop is the Nob Hill Café, which is one block from Grace Cathedral. We are at the café for about 15 minutes, and there are chairs outside the café that may be used if no customers from the café are using them. Here you will hear a very creative story about the history of what used to be where the café is now. This is a large portion of the 15% that is not particularly true history, but is a lot of fun to listen to. The third stop is Huntington Park, which is across the street from Grace Cathedral, so again it is a one block walk. There are benches for the audience to sit on at the park. This stop lasts about 15 minutes and covers, not only the history of the park, but information about Alcatraz and the cemeteries that were removed from San Francisco a century ago. The next stop is the Pacific-Union Club, which is directly behind the park, and is about a 2 minute walk. If there is no event being held at the club when the tour is there, the audience is allowed to sit on the bottom steps of the club. This stop is about 15 minutes, and the history of the club, which includes James Flood, who was the original owner of the building, is very fascinating. Next we visit the Fairmont Hotel. This is one of the most famous hotels in the world, and one of the most haunted spots in San Francisco. The history of the hotel is very interesting, especially the ghost stories I have been told by the staff at the hotel. This is the only stop the audience goes into. The Fairmont is home to the Venetian Room, which has a wonderful secret, that I have been given permission to disclose to the audience when I bring them in. This is only allowed when the room is not being used for an event at the time we are there. We are at the Fairmont Hotel for about 15 minutes. The last stop is the Mark Hopkins Hotel, which is located across the street from the Fairmont Hotel. I tell the history of the hotel, including stories about Mark Hopkins and his wife. This takes about 15 minutes. Also covered on the tour are: The Big Four (Charles Crocker, Collis Huntington, Leland Stanford, and Mark Hopkins), the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, the tunnels of San Francisco, Emperor Norton, and several other not so well known secrets of San Francisco.

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    Alcatraz and Wine Blending

    Alcatraz and Wine Blending - San Francisco, California

    Duration: 10 hours
    Location: San Francisco, California

    From USD
    $289.00

    Combine two attractions for a memorable experience! Travel by comfortable coach across the Golden Gate Bridge, stopping at a vista point for a photo opportunity. Then visit a winery where you will become "winemaker for the day"!  Create your own unique blend, bottle it and take it home with you with your own special label ... More info ›

    Combine two attractions for a memorable experience! Travel by comfortable coach across the Golden Gate Bridge, stopping at a vista point for a photo opportunity. Then visit a winery where you will become "winemaker for the day"!  Create your own unique blend, bottle it and take it home with you with your own special label.  Then return to San Francisco,  your tour guide will drop you of at Fisherman's Wharf. Grab a quick bite to eat before you make your way to Pier 33! Check in to get your ticket and then enjoy your ferry ride and the incredible view of the city skyline as you cross the Bay to Alcatraz Island.  You will see and learn things that will amaze you, while experiencing Alcatraz's award winning audio tour! Then leave Alcatraz Island at any time; ferries depart every 30 to 40 minutes; the last departing ferry is usually 6:30pm.

    Tour Features
    *Experience this tour in our Open-top Convertible Mercedes Sprinter (for smaller groups vehicle may change)
    *Photo op at Vista Point (Golden Gate Bridge)
    *Blending Experience "Be the Winemaker for the Day" then take your bottled blend home with you!
    *Your Alcatraz Ticket and Tour ($37.25 value)
    *Ferry boat ride to and from Alcatraz Island
    *Self-guided Cellhouse Audio Tour available in 11 languages
    *Pick up and drop off at Pier 39 (for the wine country portion of the tour only)
    *Knowledgeable Guides

    Alcatraz and Wine Blending

    8:45am - Pick up at Pier 39

    9:00am - 9:30am - Golden Gate Vista photography opportunity

    10:30am - 12:15pm - Buena Vista Winery Wine Blending Experience

    1:30pm - Arrive back at Pier 39.  Guide will depart, and you will now be on your own.

    1:30pm - Grab lunch or a quick bite to eat at Fisherman's Wharf, or do a little sightseeing if you have time.  Then head to Pier 33 to check in and board your scheduled ferry to Alcatraz. It's a 15 minute walk or a quick pedicab ride away (own expense).
    Note: Arrive 30 minutes (45 minutes for youth) prior to check-in at Pier 33 for the Alcatraz Tour.  Voucher will be sent out by email 4 days prior to your tour with info for picking up Alcatraz tickets.

    2:40pm to 3:50pm - Alcatraz Ferry departs (depending on availability)

    6:30pm - Depart Alcatraz Island (last departure) if you want to leave sooner, the ferry departs every 30 to 40 minutes.

    6:50pm - Arrive at Pier 33

    Itinerary subject to change in winter season.  Winter season November to March.


    Adult $289 per person
    Senior $289 per person
    Youth (under 21) $179 per person

    Alcatraz Ticket and Tour ($37.25 value included)
    Wine Blending and Tasting fee ($100 per person is included)

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    Alcatraz Tour and Muir Woods

    Alcatraz Tour and Muir Woods - San Francisco, California

    Duration: 9 hours
    Location: San Francisco, California

    From USD
    $179.00

    Experience Muir Woods and Alcatraz Island! Enjoy an adventure across the Golden Gate Bridge to explore an ancient forest in Muir Woods National Monument! Then stay onboard as we drive you through the charming town of  Sausalito!  A historic waterfront town and artists community uniquely placed on the picturesque hillside between San Francisco and Marin Headlands. Next stop is Fisherman's Wharf!  Your tour guide will depart and you will now be on your own ... More info ›

    Experience Muir Woods and Alcatraz Island! Enjoy an adventure across the Golden Gate Bridge to explore an ancient forest in Muir Woods National Monument! Then stay onboard as we drive you through the charming town of  Sausalito!  A historic waterfront town and artists community uniquely placed on the picturesque hillside between San Francisco and Marin Headlands. Next stop is Fisherman's Wharf!  Your tour guide will depart and you will now be on your own.  Grab some lunch or a quick bite to eat as you make your way to Pier 33.
    Check in for your scheduled Ferry departure, then sit back and enjoy the phenomenial views of the city skyline as you cross the Bay to legendary Alcatraz Island! What you see and learn will amaze you!

    ITINERARY Alcatraz and Muir Woods

    8:00am – Pick up at Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf in front of Hard Rock Cafe

    8:45am – 10:30am – Muir Woods Experience

    11:00am – 11:30am – Sausalito Sightseeing

    12:15pm – Arrive back at Pier 39. We will drop you off and now you will be on your own.

    12:15 – 1pm Grab lunch at  Fisherman’s Wharf area, and do a little sightseeing if you have time.

    Note: Arrive 30 minutes (45 minutes for youth) prior for check-in at Pier 33 for the Alcatraz Tour. Bathrooms are avaiable. ID required. Voucher will be sent out by email 4 days prior to tour with info for picking up Alcatraz tickets.

    1pm to 3:50pm Alcatraz Ferry departs (depending on availability & which Ferry departure you're scheduled for)

    6:30pm Depart Alcatraz Island (last departure).

    6:50pm Arrive at Pier 33

    Itinerary subject to change in winter season. Winter season November from March.

    PRICING

    Adult                                $179 per person
    Senior (65 and older)      $169 per person
    Youth (under 21)              $159 per person

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