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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 hosted dim sum 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 ghostly and murderous tour through downtown. Get creeped out by after-dark tales of famed ghosts and paranormal activity, 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 neighborhood got its name, and see the site of the spectacular suicide that cast a dark glow over the neighborhood.

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. And back on Powell Street, the Union Square Hotel has been a hotbed of paranormal accounts.

What we see:

  • St. Francis Hotel, nefarious Hollywood deaths
  • The “suicide alley” of 1911
  • Tenderloin District, underbelly of SF crime
  • Site of Tessie Wall’s notorious brothel
  • Sewers of San Francisco's black plague outbreak
  • Where the Zodiac Killer met his victim 
  • Union Square Hotel and its hauntings

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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 gory or 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 gory or 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.  The tour is conducted on the first Saturday of each month, and on Halloween night, starting at 8:00 pm.  Nob Hill can get very chilly at night, so please dress warm.  There will be a costume contest on Halloween night.  Those who do not dress up will help me judge those who do.  There will be some very cool prizes!

    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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    San Francisco Experience City Tour from Union Square

    San Francisco Experience City Tour from Union Square - San Francisco, California

    Duration: 3 hours
    Location: San Francisco, California

    From USD
    $75.00

    This is a one-of-a-kind premier city tour lets you travel the streets of San Francisco in style aboard our authentic Classic Cable Car that lets you disembark at 3 key locations for up close and personal guided walking tours. Your total experience is our #1 goal! You will be treated like a VIP by our professional staff, oh and did we mention this tour offers complimentary blankets and refreshments!?

    Hop aboard a motorized Cable Car in the heart of Union Square ready to tour San Francisco and its notable sights with our informative and friendly guide/driver team ... More info ›

    This is a one-of-a-kind premier city tour lets you travel the streets of San Francisco in style aboard our authentic Classic Cable Car that lets you disembark at 3 key locations for up close and personal guided walking tours. Your total experience is our #1 goal! You will be treated like a VIP by our professional staff, oh and did we mention this tour offers complimentary blankets and refreshments!?

    Hop aboard a motorized Cable Car in the heart of Union Square ready to tour San Francisco and its notable sights with our informative and friendly guide/driver team. Sit back and relax as the tour heads to your first stop on the walking tour at Civic center/City Hall. With its Beaux-Arts monument to the City, it showcases the beautiful movement that epitomized the high-minded American Renaissance of the 1880s to 1917. Once aboard the Cable Car again you will head through the lower Haight district on your way to your 2nd stop on the walking tour at Alamo Square Park. You will get the chance to be up close and personal with the world famous "Painted Ladies" as seen in the opening credits on the show Full House!

    All aboard as we now travel through Golden Gate Park, The Richmond district, Sea Cliff and down the coastline as we get ready to jump off at our last but certainly not least stop of the day, The Golden Gate Bridge! The Cable Car arrives at the Golden Gate Bridge, an engineering marvel built across San Francisco Bay during the depression opening in 1937. You’ll step foot onto the famous suspension bridge and listen as your guide shares stories of its art deco structure. Re-board the Cable Car and head back over the Golden Gate Bridge and onward toward the Presidio!

    Traverse Pacific Heights, one of San Francisco’s most affluent neighborhoods, and take advantage of photo ops as you pass by the home featured in the blockbuster film ‘Mrs. Doubtfire'! The tour makes it's way through Fisherman's Wharf, and past Ghirardelli Square, home of the namesake chocolates! Next, you will travel down Columbus Street through North Beach, Little Italy, and onto Chinatown. The tour pases through Nob Hill en route to your starting point in Union Square. Keep your cameras ready as you won’t want to miss any of the one-of-a-kind photo opportunities on the San Francisco Experience City Tour!

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    Small-Group Full-Day Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz

    Small-Group Full-Day Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz - San Francisco, California
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    Duration: 4 hours
    Location: San Francisco, California

    From USD
    $129.00

    This full-day, small-group San Francisco city tour explores all the top attractions of the city, including Alcatraz Island prison. Explore Chinatown, the Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge and many other attractions accompanied by your knowledgeable guide ... More info ›

    This full-day, small-group San Francisco city tour explores all the top attractions of the city, including Alcatraz Island prison. Explore Chinatown, the Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge and many other attractions accompanied by your knowledgeable guide. This tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off for most San Francisco hotels.

    On this tour, your “city insider” guide knows where to take you so you get the most from your visit to San Francisco.

    Don't just sit on the dock of the bay—see all of San Francisco’s attractions like The Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Coit Tower, the Financial District, the Palace of Fine Arts, Chinatown, Nob Hill, the Castro, the Mission districts, and the not-to-be-missed Golden Gate Bridge. Make sure you have enough memory for all those selfies!

    You'll be dropped off at Pier 33 for the Alcatraz portion of your tour, where you will board a ferry to Alcatraz Island.  Your Alcatraz Tour begins with a 45 minute audio presentation "Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour," featuring recordings of actual guards and inmates who lived and worked on the Island. Once your Alcatraz Audio Tour is finished, explore Alcatraz Island as long want on your own, but don’t forget that you have to get the ferry back to San Francisco!

    To complete this San Francisco city tour, you’ll head out to explore the city’s majestic parks, rugged coastline and diverse neighborhoods. Enjoy historic Presidio. Pause to enjoy cliff-side views of “city by the bay”. Be blown away by the beauty of Golden Gate Park.

    What made the Haight-Ashbury, Mission and Castro districts what they are today? Learn the stories. Laugh out loud at the surprising, sometimes crazy, things that have made San Francisco one of the world’s most beloved cities. Snap some pictures of the Jimi Hendrix Red House—and the legendary pad of The Grateful Dead.

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