Chinatown Walk

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The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco offers multiple unique walking tours uncovering the cultural, historical, and contemporary movements of the Chinatown community. Our most popular tours include our Dynasty to Democracy Walking Tour and Art Walking Tour.

Dynasty to Democracy Walking Tour 

Experience the struggle. Discover the dream. Dive deep into Chinatown history and culture. Experience the struggle of this significant community to create an American dream of opportunity, equality and justice for all. (approx. 2 hours)

Visit:

  • The “Living Room” of Chinatown,
  • Buddhist temples,
  • Herb shops,
  • The fortune cookie factory
  • And more!

Find out:

  • “Can one change history by doing laundry?”
  • “Why is there a bank inside a temple?”
  • “What’s behind the doors to nowhere?”

DATES & TIMES:

Every Thursday at 1:30pm

Every Friday at 1:30pm

Every Saturday at 1:30pm

Or by reservation

*Must book no later than 3pm the day before and arrive 10 minutes before start time

STARTING LOCATION:

Chinese Culture Center Art Gallery

(3rd Floor Hilton Financial District)

750 Kearney Street

San Francisco, CA 94108

PRICE:

$30 / per Adults

$20 / per Youth (15-6 years)

Free / Children (5 and below)

*Schools and groups larger than 15:                                             call 415.986.1822 or email tour@c-c-c.org

LANGUAGE: 

English (Mandarin and Cantonese by request)

RESERVATIONS:

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**Dress warmly in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes. San Francisco weather can by quite unpredictable and Chinatown is hilly. Expect uphill walking and stair-climbing.

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Reservation and Cancellation Policy (revised April 2012, effective for all tours booked after April 16, 2012):

To better serve our customers, we adhere to the following reservation and cancellation policy:

Cancellations: If a tour is cancelled within 48 hours of the tour time, the CCC will retain 25% of the total fee. If a tour is cancelled within 24 hours, we will retain 50% of the total fee. No shows are charged the full fee and no refunds will be given. No refunds are given after the tour has taken place.

A credit card number is required to reserve your booking. Your credit card will  be charged at time of booking. Refunds will be processed in accordance with the cancelation policy.

Group Reservations and Cancellation/Change Policy:

Group tours of 16 or more are booked at least 10 business days in advance.

Cancellations: If a group tour of 16 or more is cancelled within 5 business days of the tour, the CCC will retain 25% of the total fee, with a minimum of $60 cancellation fee. If a tour is cancelled within 48 hours, we will retain 50% of the total fee. No shows are charged the full fee and no refunds will be given. No refunds are given after the tour has taken place.

Change Policy: Changing the date of tour will be treated as a cancellation and rebooking. For the same date, but other changes made, a change fee will be charged for following: a $60 fee within 10 days of the tour for a decreased number of every 5 persons to your group and subject to price changes if you were given a group discount; for increased numbers to your group, no change fee will be charged. All tour requests must be made at the time of booking or 2 weeks in advance. A $25 fee will be charged for last minute accommodations (within 48 hours of tour) in the tour and meal. Extra docents for your group cannot be guaranteed after the 10-day period.

A credit card number is required to reserve your booking. Your credit card will  be charged at time of booking. Refunds will be processed in accordance with the cancelation policy.