Tours & activities by JRL Enterprises from Viator

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $105.00

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Go behind the scenes of North Beach’s food scene on this insider food and wine 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 paired with wine and a cocktail. Sample cheese, wood-fired pizza, delicate handmade cannoli and gourmet sweets. You'll meet the owners, learn local tips, and hear stories about this neighborhood’s interesting history, from the Gold Rush to the Prohibition era to today.
This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Small group ensures personal service
Meet in the Jackson Square neighborhood – a 10-minute walk from Downtown San Francisco – in the late afternoon to start your walking tour. Come hungry, as you’ll be getting lots of food on this 3-hour tour, which follows a flat, easy route.
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. Enjoy a wine and cheese pairing at a trendy wine bar – your glass will be poured directly from the barrel. Then, indulge in an Italian wood-fired pizza made in the oldest pizza oven on the West Coast; built in 1935, this treasured tool was copied by Wolfgang Puck at Spago and Alice Waters at Chez Panisse. Pair your slice with a glass of private-label Syrah.
Pop into a gourmet boutique shop for a sweet-and-savory treat such as artisan agave caramel drizzled over popcorn -- yum! Top your culinary journey off with a visit to a historic Italian bookshop-turned-café, where you'll fill your own delicate cannoli with an Italian cannoli maker.
You’ll find that all the tastings add up to a satisfying meal. 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.

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Departure Point:
Meeting locations will vary depending on time
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Duration:
3 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes a few blocks from the original departure point at approximately 7pm

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11am Tour
Code: 1100

Tour departs at 11am

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USD $105.00
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North Beach Culinary Experience with Alcohol Pairing

Try Wood-Fired Pizza That Inspired Wolfgang Puck

Inclusions:
  • Guide
  • Live commentary
  • Glass of wine and a cocktail
  • Food tastings
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Must be 21 years or older to drink alcohol
  • Vegetarian options available
  • Locations visited are subject to change
  • Tours run rain or shine; please dress appropriately
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 15 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 14 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Victor L, January 2017

This was a top 5 experience for my wife and I on our week long San Francisco Vacation. The terrain of which we walked was relatively flat so steep inclines were not an issue. Tollen, our tour guide did a wonderful job, we love her. The only regret is that we didn't give Tollen a bigger tip.

Reviewed by: Donald L, September 2016

We had a very pleasant experience! Food was great and the knowledge of the City was a bonus!
Highly recommend!