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North Beach Food & History Walking Tour - Small Group

Join the behind the scenes of the first historical and food tour of North Beach. Enjoy tasting high local foods, see how these culinary delights are made, and learn about all the inside outs of the history of this vibrant neighborhood.

per adult from




2 hours


Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Brunch - Pizza Slice at Golden Boy Pizza
    • Coffee and/or Tea - Pastry and Coffee at Stella Café
    • Alcoholic Beverages - Cokctail or Beer at The Stinking Rose
    • Entry/Admission - Stella Pastry & Café
    • Entry/Admission - Golden Boy Pizza
    • Entry/Admission - City Lights Booksellers & Publishers
    • Entry/Admission - The Stinking Rose
    What's excluded :
    • Tips
    • Hotel Pick up or drop off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Flatiron Building, 540 Market St, San Francisco, CA

    Our first stop will be at the distinctive copper green Columbus Tower building that was completed in 1907, currently home to Zoetrope film studio since 1972, co-founded by Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas.

    Stop At: The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3917

    Our second stop will be in the heart of San Francisco's historic North Beach district at Saint Francis of Assisi Church. Your guide will explain the story of the exquisite murals executed by the Italian fin-de-siècle painter and illustrator Luigi Brusatori vividly portrays the life of Saint Francis of Assisi.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Stella Pastry & Café, 446 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Your tour continues with a delicious stop at Stella Pastry, where you will get the chance to taste the Biscotti or Cookie of the day w/coffee or espressoBrief. Our guide will take the opportunity to explain to you all the different baking techniques used to create the various products displayed in the Café.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Washington Square, Union Street and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

    While you are degusting the pasties and coffee of Stella Caffe, we will visit the surroundings of Washington Square where will talk about the history of the statues in the park our why we there are time capsules buried in the park!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Golden Boy Pizza, 542 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Our next stop will be at Golden Boy Pizza, where we will have the chance to grab a bite of one of the best pizza in town.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, 261 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Enjoy the inside of this store and learn about rich "beat generation", Jack Kerouac or Allen Ginsberg

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Jack Kerouac Alley, 257 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4519

    Have your camera ready to take pictures of the Jack Kerouac Alley, with its well-known murals and gratifies

    Stop At: The Stinking Rose, 325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Be ready for our last stop at the Stinking Rose, a Californian-based restaurant known for its love for garlic: "We season our garlic with food."

    Take the chance to taste any garlic delicious or chose a cocktail or a beer to finish this memorable tour

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    916 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Written

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Organised by Gray Line San Francisco

Activity ID: V-2660P63

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