You are here

San Francisco Walking Tour of North Beach

San Francisco Walking Tour of North Beach

San Francisco North Beach & Little Italy Walking Tour

  • How do I book or make a reservation?

    You can book online to receive an online discount or call our office at  1-866-231-3752 or  1-415-357-0700. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations.

  • How do I pay for my tour?

    If you are reserving your tour online, your credit card will be charged. Reservations by phone require a credit card to hold your seat(s). Cash can only be paid directly to the tour guide on our Yosemite & Giant Sequoias 1 Day Tour and Redwoods & Wine Country 1 Day Tour. You can also come to our Fisherman's Wharf office prior to the tour departure date and pay cash directly.

  • What types of payments do you accept?

    Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards. We also accept Debit cards with symbols of these card companies. 
    Cash: Guests can pay cash at our Fisherman's Wharf location for any tour or directly to the driver for our Yosemite and Redwoods & Wine Country tour.
    Travelers Checks: We accept valid & properly signed Travelers Checks as a substitute for cash payments. 

    Personal Checks: Apologies, but we do not provide a personal check payment option.

  • Will I get a discount if I book a second tour?

    Yes, you can get a up to $25 off your second tour. The $25 discount is for the Total Yosemite Experience 1 day tour, Wine Lovers Wine Country Tour and the Monterey Explorer Tour.

  • Is there any advantages by booking my tour online?

    You will get an automatic discount on your first tour when you book online at!

  • Can I cancel or change my reservation?

    Cancellations or changes must be made 72 hours before tour departure, or at least 8 days in advance if the reservation includes a hotel accommodation to get a partial refund. 

    Airport shuttle transfers, all Bay Cruises & Ferry Tickets, Hop on Hop off Bus Passes,  Alcatraz Tours and Air Cruises are non-refundable. Cancellations and changes are subject to a 10% or $25 fee, whichever is greater. 

    Private Tours/Charters' cancellations or changes require a 2-week notice.

  • Where should I pick up the tickets for my tour?

    You don't need a ticket for most of our tours, vouchers are provided when they are needed. Most times your confirmation email is enough. We will specify in your email confirmation after you've booked the Yosemite tour what information you will need to have with you.

On this San Francisco North Beach/Little Italy Walking Tour, you will have 3 hours to revel in the cuisine and history of San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, also known as “Little Italy.” The tour begins at an authentic Italian coffee shop, where you’ll enjoy the finest cup of cappuccino you ever sipped, while learning the coffee roasting process. Sample chocolate from one of the top chocolatiers in the country and witness how it is made. You’ll visit both bread and pastry bakeries where you can sample freshly baked breads and watch them bake in 130-year old brick ovens. Experience local olive oils, chocolates, pastries, Italian pizza, and more. Word of advice, come hungry! This is a culinary & history tour of North Beach, which you’ll enjoy eating your way through. All food tastings are included on this San Francisco North Beach/Little Italy Walking Tour.

In addition to the culinary sampling and history, you will explore the beat generation hangouts and discover gorgeous Italian Cathedrals. Visit the place where Bill Cosby got his start and where Francis Ford Coppola wrote the Godfather screenplay. Reward your taste buds and appreciate life in the North Beach neighborhood on this San Francisco North Beach/Little Italy Walking Tour.

San Francisco Walking North Beach / Little Italy Tour - Times Approximate

Location and time

Meet the group in front of Cinecitta Restaurant at 663 Union St., (located near the corner of Union and Columbus, across the street from Washington Square Park) at 10:00am or 2:00pm.

3 Hours

Start off at a coffee shop where you will see how coffee is roasted up close. Enjoy chocolate from one of the top ten chocolatiers in the country and see how it is made. Visit both bread and pastry bakeries where you can enjoy freshly baked breads and watch them bake it in 130 years old brick ovens. On this tour, you will also get to taste several pastries so we suggest to not eat before this tour. Taste some local olive oil in addition to trying several types of specialty meats. Explore the beat generation hangouts of North Beach and uncover authentic Italian Cathedrals. Visit the place where Bill Cosby got his start and where Francis Ford Copola wrote Godfather screenplay.

Customer Reviews

San Francisco Walking Tour of North Beach
– Tova G. on 11/16/2011

My tour guide on the bike ride was Rashad. He was informative and interesting, and the tour was the highlight of my (very short) visit to SF!! Since I had only a very short time to see any part of SF, I chose to go on two tours, one to Muir Woods (on Sunday Nov. 6), and the bike ride, both via Extranomical tours. It was a great way to use my limited time, and I would happily recommend these tours to any visitor to SF. I hope to come back to the city, and would love to go on more of your tours!
Tour Prices*Per Person
Regular Price:$69
Internet Special:$65


  • 3-hr cuisine and history tour of North Beach
  • Discover how chocolates and breads are made
  • Indulge in: cappuccinos, Italian pizza & more
  • Savor fresh-baked breads and pastries
  • All food tastings included
  • Browse shops of authentic crafts and pottery
  • Explore the Italian Cathedral and the Beat Generation areas
Book a PRIVATE tour!