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Viator Exclusive: North Beach Culinary Experience and Alcatraz Tour - San Francisco, United States

About This Tour

Duration: 3 to 5 hours
Location: San Francisco, United States
Product Code: 5685NBALC

Activity Details

Only one day in San Francisco? Join us for a Quintessential San Francisco day. Get your Alcatraz Tickets here for your visit to San Francisco's most famous attraction and combine it with a North Beach Food Tour. This progressive meal is for serious foodies who are adventurous and willing to try new dishes. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate dietary restrictions or preferences on this tour.

Go behind the scenes of North Beach’s food scene on this insider 4-course progressive meal where each course is served at a different restaurant. Your expert guide will lead you on an easy walk to popular and hidden spots that only locals know about to enjoy hearty food tastings. Tastings may include wood-fired pizza, charcuterie, Basque cuisine, cioppino, delicate handmade cannoli, or locally made gelato. You'll learn local tips, and hear stories about this neighborhood's chefs and restaurant owners, interesting history, from the Gold Rush to the Prohibition era to today. 

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Alcatraz Island, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133

Want to experience Alcatraz while in San Francisco? Learn about Alcatraz’s famous inmates on this island prison. Take the ferry from Pier 33 and spend a few hours wandering through the prison cells and learning about Al Capone, The Birdman, and “Machine Gun” Kelly. Your Alcatraz ticket is for a morning departure and our North Beach Food Tour departs at 3pm. You should take the 2:15pm ferry back from Alcatraz to arrive in time for your food tour

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: North Beach, Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111

Go behind the scenes of North Beach’s food scene on this insider food walking tour. Your expert guide will lead you on an easy evening walk to popular and hidden spots that only locals know about to enjoy hearty food tastings. Sample Barbary Coast and Italian cuisine from San Francisco's Local restaurant favorites. You'll have reserved tables while learning local tips, and hear stories about this neighborhood’s interesting history, from the Gold Rush to the Prohibition era to today.

Meet in the North Beach neighborhood – a 10-minute walk from Downtown San Francisco. Following your expert local guide, delve behind the scenes of Little Italy’s food and restaurant scene, hearing fascinating historical facts and stories along the way, like how this neighborhood was once part of the Barbary Coast – San Francisco’s red-light district in the 1800s during the California Gold Rush. You'll also visit hidden Prohibition-era tunnels where booze was smuggled into the city. Though you’ll learn a lot of interesting history, this tour is about the food. Come taste California's version of Italian cuisine focusing on local, fresh ingredients, This tour focuses on quality over quantity as its for a true foodie. Each of the 4-courses rotates, so you'll always be visiting the best local restaurants. Guests may enjoy cioppino to charcuterie to pizza to arancini to cannoli or gelato. You’ll find that all the tastings add up to a 4-course progressive meal - a perfect lunch for an average sized eater. Your tour ends in the evening a few blocks from your original departure point, where you’re free to continue exploring this fabulous San Francisco neighborhood bustling with vibrant nightlife.

Please note: Places visited and tastings are subject to change based on availability.

Duration: 3 hours

Type of Activity

Food, Wine & Nightlife > Food Tours >

Type of Booking

Instant Confirmation.

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