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Art and Architecture Walking Tour of Union Square and Chinatown

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Explore two of San Francisco's most distinctive neighborhoods side-by-side on a walking tour of Chinatown and Union Square. Learn the fascinating history behind the oldest Chinatown in the United States, and be immersed in the city’s contrasting cultures as you stroll alongside cable cars through Union Square’s chic hotels, architectural landmarks, and luxury boutiques.
  • Walking tour of Chinatown and Union Square
  • Explore two of San Francisco's most unique neighborhoods
  • See artwork by Salvador Dali and San Francisco's only building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Learn the history behind one of the oldest and largest Chinatowns in North America
  • Gain insight into the city's changing and contradictory culture
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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Guided walking tour of Union Square and Chinatown
Fully-narrated tour
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Departure Point

The Marker San Francisco, 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Return Details

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, 56 Ross Alley, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Select from a mid-morning or early afternoon tour to suit your schedule, and meet your guide at the boutique Clift Hotel in Union Square. Admire some of the most unique buildings in the heart of San Francisco's tourism and shopping district, including landmarks designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and other famous architects, plus works of art by Salvador Dali and Philippe Starck.

See evidence of San Francisco's contradicting cultures as you stroll past historic hotels, modern tech hubs, luxury flagship stores, and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Hear the clanging bells of cable cars while walking among throngs of shopping bag-toting tourists mingled with tech and financial district workers, New Age hippies, panhandlers, and other figures of San Francisco’s diverse downtown streetscape.

Feel what a difference one city block can make as you cross over into Chinatown, where the neighborhood has a distinctly different vibe. Learn about the important history of Chinese immigration and culture in San Francisco and scout for Feng Shui symbols while walking past narrow alleyways, tea shops, herbalists, markets, and traditional bakeries.

At the end of the tour, your guide can direct you to a renowned steakhouse or dim sum restaurant for a taste of the city’s contrasting cuisine (own expense).
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Union Square
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Chinatown
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking on mostly flat terrain is involved
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Covid 19 restrictions: Guest must wear masks. Gloves will be provided. Guides wear masks and gloves. Guests must be healthy (temperature taken) and social distance as much as possible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Hobnob Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Art and Architecture Walking Tour of Union Square and Chinatown?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Art and Architecture Walking Tour of Union Square and Chinatown.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Art and Architecture Walking Tour of Union Square and Chinatown?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Art and Architecture Walking Tour of Union Square and Chinatown.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Art and Architecture Walking Tour of Union Square and Chinatown?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Art and Architecture Walking Tour of Union Square and Chinatown.

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Lots of interesting info, but a little long
shamruck1
, Jun 2019
We especially enjoyed the tour guide opening our eyes to buildings we had walked by, but had never thought to look up at to see the architecture or go inside of to see the different styles of art. We were the only ones on the tour and Rajni did her best to personalize it, but it just wasn't one of those types of tours. We enjoy walking and this was a walkable tour. When we entered Chinatown near the end of the tour was when the tour could have ended as it didn't seem to follow how the rest of the tour went. Regardless, we're glad we took it as we learned new things about a city we thought we knew a lot about.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you for taking time to give Hobnob a review. We appreciate your comments as we strive to create the best experience for our guests. We will make use of your ideas.
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Disappointing
linda z
, Oct 2018
We were expecting a combination of art and architecture and Chinatown. It was mostly walking in and out of art shops and very little time for Chinatown. It would have been a lot nicer if the guide asked the group (2 couples) what they wanted to see more of and adjusted the tour accordingly.
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Surprisingly great! Discovered amazing...
Liza D
, Apr 2018
Surprisingly great! Discovered amazing buildings in the area, its history and architecture.
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Excellent tour seen so much excellent...
jean d
, Feb 2018
Excellent tour seen so much excellent guide and not too many hills
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I was only one who signed up for tour...
Janet M
, Nov 2017
I was only one who signed up for tour and guide was very knowledgeable! Great tour!
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Covers a large area and a wide variety...
Linda F
, Oct 2017
Covers a large area and a wide variety of sights, with lots of historical background.
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Interesting tour saw some amazing...
Maureen W
, May 2017
Interesting tour saw some amazing buildings and were able to go into some beautiful old hotels Suggest to have a coat as the wind was very cold in March 2017 If you have an interest in art this is a must
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We loved this walking tour and...
Leah
, Mar 2017
We loved this walking tour and highly recommend it. The walking tours are the best way to see San Francisco, or any city, for that fact. We will book another walking tour next year when we again return to San Francisco. Do not hesitate to book this one.
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My tour guide, Valerie, was so well...
Therese H
, Dec 2016
My tour guide, Valerie, was so well versed on the communities of San Fran! She had back stories for every location and lots of history of the area and its people. I highly recommend this tour and do ask for Valerie!!
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