Viator Exclusive: North Beach Culinary Experience and Alcatraz Tour
  • Viator Exclusive: North Beach Culinary Experience and Alcatraz Tour

    Only one day in San Francisco? Join us for a Quintessential San Francisco day. Get your Alcatraz Tickets here for your visit to San Francisco's most famous attraction and combine it with a North Beach Food Tour. This progressive meal is for serious foodies who are adventurous and willing to try new dishes. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate dietary restrictions or preferences on this tour.

    Go behind the scenes of North Beach’s food scene on this insider 4-course progressive meal where each course is served at a different restaurant. Your expert guide will lead you on an easy walk to popular and hidden spots that only locals know about to enjoy hearty food tastings. Tastings may include wood-fired pizza, charcuterie, Basque cuisine, cioppino, delicate handmade cannoli, or locally made gelato. You'll learn local tips, and hear stories about this neighborhood's chefs and restaurant owners, interesting history, from the Gold Rush to the Prohibition era to today. 

    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Alcatraz Island, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Want to experience Alcatraz while in San Francisco- Learn about Alcatraz’s famous inmates on this island prison. Take the ferry from Pier 33 and spend a few hours wandering through the prison cells and learning about Al Capone, The Birdman, and “Machine Gun” Kelly. Your Alcatraz ticket is for a morning departure and our North Beach Food Tour departs at 3pm. You should take the 2:15pm ferry back from Alcatraz to arrive in time for your food tour

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: North Beach, Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111

    Go behind the scenes of North Beach’s food scene on this insider food 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. Sample Barbary Coast and Italian cuisine from San Francisco's Local restaurant favorites. You'll have reserved tables while learning local tips, and hear stories about this neighborhood’s interesting history, from the Gold Rush to the Prohibition era to today.

    Meet in the North Beach neighborhood – a 10-minute walk from Downtown San Francisco. 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. Come taste California's version of Italian cuisine focusing on local, fresh ingredients, This tour focuses on quality over quantity as its for a true foodie. Each of the 4-courses rotates, so you'll always be visiting the best local restaurants. Guests may enjoy cioppino to charcuterie to pizza to arancini to cannoli or gelato. You’ll find that all the tastings add up to a 4-course progressive meal - a perfect lunch for an average sized eater. 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.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Vegetarian options available (with advance notice to the company)"
    "Locations visited are subject to change"
    "Tours run rain or shine; please dress appropriately"
    "Not recommended for child aged 10 and under"
    "Alcatraz Cruises has a dedicated ticket office at Pier 33 for Tour Operators, Alcatraz Landing where you can pick up your tickets at the Will Call Window for Tour Operators."
    "Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure and present your departure time, ticket quantity, first and last name as well as Avital Food Tour's company name at the Alcatraz Cruises."
    "Photo ID must be presented for all passengers over 18"
    "Wheelchair accessible"
    "Stroller accessible"
    "Near public transportation"
    "Most travelers can participate"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers"

    • Lugar de comienzo: 1: S F Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
      2: Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    • Duración: 3 to 5 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
  • Incluye

    • Tour guide (For North Beach food tour only)
    • Food tastings
    • Tour guide gratuity
    • Alcatraz Island ticket ($39.90 USD value)
    • Award-winning self-guided Cellhouse audio tour at Alcatraz Island
    • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island

    No Incluye

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate dietary restrictions or preferences on this tour.
  • 10/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 100%
    Rating basado en 23 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Jennifer E
      Publicado el Martes, 17 de septiembre del 2019

      We truly enjoyed our experience. We learned great history of the North Beach area. Went to great restaurants. I would highly recommend. Get drink package also. Dominick and Margarit were so nice and friendly. Also met two fun couples!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Jackie
      Publicado el Jueves, 15 de agosto del 2019

      Our day began with a tour of Alcatraz Island. A must see when visiting San Francisco. In the afternoon our guide Hannah took us on an exclusive adventure to sample 2 very different Italian delicacies, then upscale Chinese food, and ending with fudge sampling and gelato. Not to mention making new friends from far-flung places. What a great afternoon in San Francisco!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • prinpurr1
      Publicado el Lunes, 05 de agosto del 2019

      Had a great time exploring different restaurants along North Beach and Chinatown! Our guide Wilda was super energetic and engaging. You could tell she really enjoys her job and wanted to share the history of the neighborhood and restaurants with you. It’s not easy getting a group of strangers from a teenager to retirees talking to each other, but she made it happen! The tour included two apps, an entree and dessert. The food was pretty delicious and was definitely glad that some walking was involved! It was also nice that we were able to explore Alcatraz in the morning and still had a few hours to chill before the food tour. Next time I would upgrade to include wine and beer pairings as well. Definitely worth the price.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Scott G
      Publicado el Lunes, 29 de julio del 2019

      Very nice. Lots
      Food. Filling. No need
      Dinner afterwards. Add the wine pairings liked the guide. And waking in little Italy and Chinatown.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Becky H
      Publicado el Viernes, 26 de julio del 2019

      We ate like Kings and Queens. What a wonderful guide and the food was amazing. I Will tell all my friends about our amazing experience.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Thomas R
      Publicado el Miércoles, 17 de julio del 2019

      We could not get alcatraz tickets alone so opted for the combo tour alcatraz/culinary tour. Alcatraz tour was so interesting and informative. A real highlight of our trip. The culinary tour was very fun! Part of our tour included Pena PachaMama restaurant. We had a delicious food and amazing stories from the owners. They played music for us and invited my 15 year old daughter to come on the stage and play bongos! The rest of us got up and sang and danced. An amazing experience!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Elizabeth L
      Publicado el Jueves, 11 de julio del 2019

      Two great activities to experience San Francisco. Alcatraz was fascinating. The food tour combined culinary treats and local history. Unique apps and authentic pizza were the best dishes--delicious! Wilda brought a lot of enthusiasm and energy to make the tour fun and interesting.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Renee Z
      Publicado el Lunes, 08 de julio del 2019

      We reserved this tour because it was one of the few remaining options for seeing Alcatraz on our vacation. Alcatraz was as awesome as we imagined; the food tour with Arolina (sp?) far exceeded expectations, not just because the menus were tasty but also because her personality and narration, along with the history and storytelling provided by the restaurateurs, were so entertaining. So glad we were “stuck” seeing Alcatraz through the Viator combination tour. It’s been a highlight of our trip so far.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Robert K
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de octubre del 2018

      our tour guide was amazing Anais took us around SF and we had a blast , great food and great personality. have to try

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • cohleenmom
      Publicado el Domingo, 19 de agosto del 2018

      We took this tour mainly for Alcatraz, but thought the Culinary part would be a nice addition. We really enjoyed the Alcatraz experience and audio tour, but the Culinary tour was spectacular, from the selection of restaurants, to the choice of each part of the meal! But most of all our tour guide Anais was exceptional! She was enthusiastic, informative and knew a great deal of the area. I highly recommend this tour!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Darryl Wynne S
      Publicado el Miércoles, 01 de agosto del 2018

      Great wAy to see Alcatraz and do a food tour especially if you don’t book tickets 3months in advance. Guide was great and didn’t expect to be full at the end of the food tour. Anais is a great guide if you want some history with the food.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Lynda S
      Publicado el Lunes, 30 de julio del 2018

      The Alcatraz Tour was great, it was interesting to learn of the history of Alcatraz. Ben was our North Beach guide, he did a nice job of sharing history and stories of North Beach as we walked from place to place. The restaurant choices were top notch and the service was terrific. We enjoyed meeting a lovely couple from Scotland that shared the tour with us. My family found the experience to be one of their favorites while visiting San Francisco.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Debra B
      Publicado el Lunes, 11 de septiembre del 2017

      In my search to find tickets to visit alcatraz on short notice I took a suggestion from other travelers to look at tours that included Alcatraz. I had never been on a food tour before but since we were only in San Francisco for a short time I thought it would be a great way to see Alcatraz and not worry about finding a place to eat. My expectations were exceeded in every way. The company was quick to answer email questions after booking the tour. The tour itself was fantastic. Our tour guide, Margarita, was outstanding! She made North Beach come alive with her stories and history of the area and the restaurants we visited. She made everyone on the tour feel welcome and engaged. Will definitely book a tour with Viator in the future.

      Read more about North Beach Culinary Experience and Alcatraz Tour 2017 - San Francisco at:

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Jillian B
      Publicado el Lunes, 21 de agosto del 2017

      Worth the price! This was an amazing and fun expierence! We started at Alcatraz which is phenomenal! Then we did this tour which our tour guide Margarita was such a joy to talk to! She brought us to some very unique restaurants with authentic Italian foods and some beautiful history with very famous people.
      It was definitely worth it and I would recommend booking this tour!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Tracy S
      Publicado el Domingo, 20 de agosto del 2017

      The food tour with Margherita at Avital Tours was wonderful. It was also a great way to get tickets to Alcatraz, always a favorite.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Lisa P
      Publicado el Viernes, 11 de agosto del 2017

      This package tour was definitely a major highlight of our San Francisco trip. Of course, the Alcatraz tour was great - but the North Beach culinary experience and walking restaurant tour with our fabulous guide, Margarita, was superb in every way! My boys ages 11 and 13 say it was the best part of our entire trip to S.F. Margarita's enthusiasm for Italian food and culture and how it has shaped North Beach is just terrific. It was also my birthday, and she certainly made it extra special when we ended the tour at the gelato shop. Birthday candles on the best gelato ever! Highly recommend!!!!!!!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Tao Q
      Publicado el Miércoles, 09 de agosto del 2017

      Our Tour Guide was amazing!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Caryl C
      Publicado el Sábado, 05 de agosto del 2017

      What an amazing experience for us and our two teenage daughters! Our culinary tour guide, Tolan, was the best! She was so fun to talk with and is very knowledgeable about the area. We not only went to fantastic restaurants, but also saw and learned really interesting things about the city. Although we booked this tour for the Alcatraz tickets, the culinary experience easily could stand on its own as a highlight of our trip!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Vanessa W
      Publicado el Martes, 01 de agosto del 2017

      Our tour guide Tolan was outstanding!! Friendly, personable and very knowledgeable. Because of her guide, my husband and I would definitely do another culinary experience. Thanks!!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Teri N
      Publicado el Lunes, 31 de julio del 2017

      Alcatraz was amazing!!! Long walk uphill to Little Italy and a lot of walking on tour. Guide was great and restaurants friendly,but tour is aimed at youth with eggplant parmesanwould have preferred chicken, fancy appetizer, and gelato that was already pre-dished,super frozen and no choice of flavors.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • kitch
      Publicado el Viernes, 28 de julio del 2017

      I stumbled across this tour experience in my search to find tickets to visit alcatraz on short notice. I had never been on a food tour before nor did I really know such a thing existed. Loving food and learning about new cities, this seemed like a perfect match on paper. My expectations were exceeded from the day I booked the event! The company had wonderful correspondence and was quick to book me into an open slot. The tour itself was fantastic. My tour guide, Daniel, was enthusiastic about the Mission District and knowledgable about its history and culture. The 4 venues provided us with delicious samples of unique cuisine. Each restaurant seemed thrilled to welcome our group and spent ample time talking to us and answering our questions. This tour was an incredible way to explore San Francisco, eat a delicious meal, and inspired further exploration on my vacation. I will most certainly book with Avital whenever I get the chance in the future!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • AnnaW630
      Publicado el Lunes, 17 de julio del 2017

      We only booked this tour because we couldn't get Alcatraz tickets otherwise. The two tours were spaced a part well. We had plenty of time to explore Alcatraz and get back for the food tour.
      I was actually surprised at how much we enjoyed the food tour. Tolan, our guide was awesome! She shared a lot of information about San Francisco that was new to us, and truly went above and beyond to make sure that everyone had a good time. I'm giving the tour 4 stars and not 5 because there was no choice in food on the 4 stops. There was one thing that everyone got, and that was it. I know the company asks for food restrictions, so be specific if there is something that you don't like to eat, not just your allergies. I didn't specify things that I don't eat because I'm not allergic and assumed that there would be options. If I could change one thing about the tour, it'd be to have at least two items at each place, or to be more specific in the description of the tour in regards to what food will be offered.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Antonio I
      Publicado el Viernes, 23 de agosto del 2019

      Although the guide was very nice and the food was good, this culinary tour was too expensive for what we got. The only reason we booked this tour
      is because we couldn’t find any
      tickets for Alcatraz !

        Calificación General: 6/10

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