North Beach/Little Italy Tour

Starting our tour at the historic Saints Peter and Paul Church and walking back through 150 years of history, you’ll get to experience a little piece of Italy in this city. From the earliest days of Italian fishermen bringing their catch back to Fisherman’s Wharf to the hub of Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation in the 1950s, North Beach has been a cultural institution in San Francisco.

On this tour, we’ll be seeing some interesting sites, including:

  • The tallest building in San Francisco
  • A hidden (and historic) church that even locals don’t know exists.
  • The cafe where the screenplay for The Godfather was written.
  • The home base for the Beat generation: find out where Jack Kerouac, Alan Ginsberg and others hung out.
  • The best Italian deli in the city (shh! Don’t tell people! We want to keep this a secret!)

and much more!

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more must contact us before booking.

Where: We meet at the bottom of the Transamerica Pyramid, on the corner of Montgomery Street & Washington Street. Use our Google map for directions to the tour starting point. Look for your guide with the orange shirt.

Duration: The tour lasts about 2 hours. The total walking is just over one mile (1.6km).

When: View our Calendar

Cost: This is a name-your-own-price tour. That means the tour is free to take, and at the end of the tour, you decide how much the tour was worth to you. Our guides are happy to take cash or credit card, whatever is most convenient to you!

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