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Beijing Hutong Walk: Food & Beer Tour at Hidden Restaurants

1. Beijing Hutong Walk: Food & Beer Tour at Hidden Restaurants

Begin your foodie journey at Lama Temple metro station, where you'll meet your English-speaking guide and get ready to embark on a culinary adventure. Wander through 1.25 miles (2km) of Beijing's historic hutong alleyways, soaking in the city's past while taking delightful breaks to savor local bites. A highlight of the tour will be a stop at a hutong noodle shop that has earned our stamp of approval, where you'll taste the renowned "Beijing Noodles." This unique experience offers a perfect blend of cultural exploration and culinary delight. Continue your exploration by venturing into a hidden hutong alley, where an old-school restaurant awaits to serve you the best Beijing stir-fries, offering a taste of old Beijing's vibes and flavors. The journey doesn't stop there; embrace the culinary tradition brought by the Mongols to the heart of Beijing with a DIY Mongolian BBQ. Here, you'll have the opportunity to grill a variety of marinated meats and vegetables, promising an interactive and flavorful experience. Conclude your culinary adventure by sampling a dish favored by Empress Cixi, offered at one of the few Muslim diners in Beijing that still serves this rare cuisine, highlighting Beijing's endangered dishes. Your evening will end at a local craft brewery, where you can enjoy a pint of in-house brewed craft beer. This stop is especially favored by Beijing’s trendy and burgeoning middle class, offering a modern twist to the traditional flavors experienced throughout the tour. These carefully curated stops ensure a comprehensive exploration of Beijing's culinary landscape, from its historic roots to contemporary trends.

From Beijing: 3-Day UNESCO World Heritage Sites Private Tour

2. From Beijing: 3-Day UNESCO World Heritage Sites Private Tour

This private 3-day tour gives you plenty of time to explore Beijing's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, and The Great Wall of China. You can choose our tour package which including all entrance fee and three days lunches. You also can choose a basic tour with including English speaking tour guide and private transfer for 3 days( 8 hours each day), choose what you would like to experience, what time you would like to start your tour, and the local experienced guide will arrange a tour to suit you. Here is our set itinerary: Day 1: After meet your tour guide, start by exploring one of the world’s largest public areas, Tian'anmen Square. Pass through the south gate to the Forbidden City, stroll around the courtyards and halls of the Forbidden city with your tour guide, and learn the histories and stories about this massive palace. You will visit most important buildings inside the Forbidden City. Stop in a local restaurant for lunch, then discover the Lama Temple in the afternoon. Lama Temple is one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world. For evening, you can enjoy an amazing Chinese show, such as the Acrobatic show, Kongfu show or Peking opera.(at your own cost) After the show finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing Day 2: After meet your guide, heading to Mutianyu Great Wall. Once arrive at the The Mutianyu Great Wall, you’ll enjoy a less hurried experience and take time to marvel at this wondrous structure and the surrounding hillsides. Hiking up and down for about 1.5 hours at the various sections of the Wall, exploring the watch and beacon towers. Stop at a Local Restaurant for lunch. On the way to city stop to take photos at the iconic "Bird's Nest"– the Beijing National Stadium, where hosts many spectacular events of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Continue to the Drum Tower area, stroll around the local Hutong neighborhood. Get to know the local life and people. You also can explore the Houhai lake area and Nanluoguxiang Hutong allays. After the tour finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing. Day 3: Begins with the Temple of Heaven, once visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual prayer ceremonies. Follow your tour guide to explore many important buildings including: Hall of Prayer for good harvest, Danbi Bridge. 9 dragon Juniper and more Spend time in the pearl market to purchase your China souvenir, your guide will teach you how to negotiate price in the market. Next, see the pandas in the Beijing Panda House and have a delicious Peking duck lunch in the local restaurant. Continue to the Summer Palace, a well-preserved royal garden that's renowned for its beautiful landscape and spectacular architecture, and is considered one of the most classical gardens in the world. After the tour finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.

2-Day Beijing Highlights Tour: UNESCO Sites, History&Culture

3. 2-Day Beijing Highlights Tour: UNESCO Sites, History&Culture

Day 1: Beijing City Highlights Begin your adventure with a pickup up from your Beijing Downtown hotel’s lobby, you will begin exploring at the Tian’anmen Square. Use the convenient fast track entry, stroll through the massive square with your tour guide. You will see these buildings in and around the square: Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum, the Monument of the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of The People, the National Museum, the Front Gates, the Old Beijing Railway Station and more while learning about the history of these buildings from your guide.  On the way to the Forbidden City, you will pass by the Gate of Heavenly Peace and Duanmen Gate. Then enter the Forbidden City from the Massive Meridian Gate. The Forbidden City was the political and ritual center of China for over 500 years. After its completion in 1420, the Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors, their families and servants during the Ming and the Qing dynasties.Spend 1.5 hours to explore the halls, courtyards and gardens. Your guide has an extensive knowledge of Chinese history, culture and architecture. They will share their knowledge with you in an informative, personable, and enjoyable manner. Feel free to ask questions if you have. After exiting the Forbidden City, take a break for a delicious Peking duck lunch at a local restaurant Move on to explore the Temple of Heaven, stroll through impressive temples and learn how the emperors in Ming and Qing Dynasties worship the God of Heaven and pray for the Good Harvests. Your next stop is the Beijing Drum and Bell Towers, get to know the history about the area, then enjoy a relax walk along the old city and Hutong Allays. Afterwards, discover different shops along Nanluoguxiang Allay, your tour will end with the hotel drop off. Day 2: Great Wall Adventure The next morning you will be picked up at your Beijing downtown hotel lobby, start your adventure Mutianyu Great Wall is less crowed compared with other sections. Upon arrival, follow your tour guide to take the cable car or ski lift up to the Great Wall, listen to the history and related stories about the Great Wall, afterward, get some free time to explore some of the watch and beacon towers at your own pace. You can choose to take the fun toboggan or ski lift/ cable car back to the ground. After lunch, your cultural and historical experience will be enriched by admiring the Summer Palace which considered as one of the most beautiful garden in China. When enjoying the beautiful gardens and courtyards, your tour guide will explain the detailed history background about the palace. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in downtown.

Beijing: Lama Temple, Confucius Temple and Guozijian Museum

4. Beijing: Lama Temple, Confucius Temple and Guozijian Museum

Meet our tour guide in your hotel's lobby. Then heading directly to Lama Temple either by taxi or subway, you also can choose the option to have a private car to make the trip easy. Upon arrival, follow your tour guide to stroll around different courtyards and halls, admire different Buddhist statues and get to know the stories behind. Watch how the locals worship in the temple and get to know the religious in China. You will definitely be amazed by the statue of the Buddha Maitreya in the hall, which carved from one precious white sandalwood log from Nepal, is the biggest wooden Buddha in the world. Continue to walk through a beautiful and quiet Hutong allay to explore the Temple of Confucius and Imperial College (Guozijian Museum) which was built by the grandson of Kublai Khan in 1306, the former college was the supreme academy during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Afterwards, stroll around the Hutong allays in the area, get to know the history of the Beijing Hutong street and learn the life in Hutong. Your tour will end here, you can spend more time here to explore Wudaoying Hutong, your tour guide will also suggest you on how to reach to next destination. You also can choose the option to combine the tour with a delicious Dim Sum meal.

Beijing:Mini Group Great Wall+Ming Tomb Round Trip Transfers

5. Beijing:Mini Group Great Wall+Ming Tomb Round Trip Transfers

Enjoy a hassle-free trip to the Great Wall of China with a round-trip transfer from Beijing. Skip the long lines for tickets and cable cars and spend more time exploring the wall. Meet your driver at the western entrance of Wu Dao Ying Hutong at 7:30 AM. Travel 1.5 hours to the Great Wall. Once you arrive, your driver will help you to buy entrance tickets, shuttle bus tickets, and chairlift tickets( cost is on your own). He will take you to the entrance ticket checkpoint. After you pass the entrance ticket checkpoint, you can walk up stairs to take the chairlift up the hill to reach the entrance in the wall. Enjoy your hiking and great views. Rememver to go back to the chairlift dropping off point, near you will find the entrance for the slide down begining point. After slide down to the bottom of the mountain, walk back to the parking place to meet your driver at the parking place no later than 2:00 PM. Drive 1.5 hours back to the meeting point around 3:30 PM. Explore the Wudaoying Hutong or Lama Temple at your own pace.

Beijing: Nighttime Sightseeing Private Tour+Optional Supper

6. Beijing: Nighttime Sightseeing Private Tour+Optional Supper

Don’t waste your evening Beijing time in hotel: instead, discover the city’s after-dark highlights on a nighttime private tour with private guide and driver. Meet your guide in your hotel lobby, hop in your private vehicle, and head into the city landmark sights with lights and colors. Pick from numerous possible itineraries: see the National Center for the Performing Arts and Tiananmen Square; Qianmen street and food square; go for a hutong tour and taste Hutong food; enjoy traditional Peking roast duck or dumplings (food on your own expense); watch a famous Chinese acrobatic show and more. At tour’s end, return to your hotel.

Beijing's Old Hutongs: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

7. Beijing's Old Hutongs: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

The hutongs are the historic heart of old Beijing. Join us on this 3km walk from the Drum Tower to the Tibetan Buddhist Lama Temple, through a winding labyrinth of alleyways and local color that takes you past some of Beijing's most ancient landmarks.

Beijing: Lama Temple and Temple of Heaven Guided Tour

8. Beijing: Lama Temple and Temple of Heaven Guided Tour

Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel. Head to the nearest metro station and board the train for the Lama Temple(if you choose to have private transfer, you will travel to the temple by private car). During the journey, your guide will explain everything you need to know about the Beijing Metro System and the city’s vast public transport network. Lama Temple, the former residence of Emperor Yongzheng before his ascent to the throne is a pupular temple for locals to pray. Stroll around different halls and courtyards with your tour gudie. Admire the huge wood-carved "Maidala Buddha" in the Ten-Thousand-Buddha Pavilion (Wanfoge). Hear how the statue was carved out of a single tree imported from Tibet and learn why it made it into the 1993 Guiness Book of World Records. Continue your tour to the beautiful Temple Of Heaven, where the Emperors in the Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped the God of Heaven. Follow your tour guide to visit the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, Hall of Imperial Zenith. Walk via Danbi Bridge to Echo Wall and Circular Mount Alter. Learn many interesting facts and storeis about the temple. Your tour will ends at the Temple of Heaven and you can either take the metro or a taxi (own expense) back to your hotel or next destination. If you choose to have a private transfer, our driver will take you back to your hotel.

Beijing: In-Depth City Walking Private Tour

9. Beijing: In-Depth City Walking Private Tour

Optional and flexiable visit Jingshan Park, Lama Temple, Hutongs, Summer Palace, 798 art zone, Beihai Park and some shopping market and etc. Discuss with your guide and choose 3 to 4 sights to visit in 8 hours (entrance fees at your own expense). Hotel pickup and day transfer by subway&Uber is all included. This tour option NOT including Forbidden City. Beijing subway is new, clean, safe, fast an easy. This is a great chance to try China convient public transportation system. Options: 1: Jingshan park: you may just climb to the top of the park behind the Forbidden City which is called Jingshan Park. You can have the bird view of the Forbidden City as well as the whole city here if the weather is bright. 2:Lama Temple: After the wonderful morning actives you can take a lunch at the local Chinese restaurant and your private tour guide. After that you can visit the Lama Temple which is the biggest lamasery in Beijing and used to be the home for the Qing Emperor Yongzheng before he became emperor. Later it turns to a temple carries with Tibetan characters. Now you can see people go there and play their wishes. Monks also practices religious ceremonies during some festivals. 3:Pearl market: Shopping market, fun with price bargain. 4:Hutongs: Old beijing natives living way. 5:Beihai parks and other attractions. 6:Beijing Zoo for Panda house. 7:Prince Gong's Palace 8: Summer Palace 9: Bird Nest&Water Cube 10: 798 art zone. 10 options for you, you can design your own walking route. Your private guide will help you get entrance tickets during the tour. Your guide help you find a taxi or subway back hotel after the tour(cost is at your own expense)

Beijing: 3-Day Highlights All Inclusive Private Tour

10. Beijing: 3-Day Highlights All Inclusive Private Tour

This all inclusive 3-day private Beijing highlights tour will take you to catch all must see higtlights in China capital and lead you to read Beijing with private guide, driver, all tickets, lunch, hotel pick up and drop off transfer service. Day1: Tiananmen square & Forbidden City&Hutong rickshaw &Lama Temple (Yonghegong) 1) Depart your hotel at your requested time with your guide and driver, walk to the Tian’anmen Square (after all the security check). You are going to see the ancient Qianmen Gate, the Monument to the People’s heroes and the Great Hall of the people from outside and your tour guide will share with you the history and stories behind all the mentioned architectures. 2)Forbidden City was the imperial palace from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. For around 500 years , it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. 3) Walk around old Beijing hutong at the downtown area. Hutong is a Mongolian word meaning water well. At nine meters (about 30 feet) wide, it is the name given to a lane or small street that originated during the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368). Now they have become representatives of local culture, thus it is the first choice for people who would like to learn about the local history and culture. 4) Lama temple is the most well-preserved Tibetan Buddhist Temple in Beijing. Day 2: Whole day Mutianyu Great Wall tour with roundtrip cable car/chairlift service, you will visit Bird Nest and Water Cube stadium outside view on the way back downtown hotel. Day3: Bejing downtown tour to Temple of Heaven, Pearl Market & Summer Palace. Temple of Heaven, the largest Imperial place of worship from ancient times. This special place becomes a park where the local community utilizes this beautiful and enormous space for social activities such as singing, dancing, and Tai chi practice. Hongqiao market offers just about everything you can think of – electronics, clothes, shoes, jewelry, art, crafts, and pearls. You can also find a huge array of souvenirs you can buy (own expense) here. Learn how to bargain is really fun. Summer Palace which is a summer resort for Imperial Family Members, considered the best preserved Imperial Park. You have 3 delicious lunch meal included, you will try Beijng noodles, dumplings or local wrappers tortilla options with different kinds of vegetables and mushroom.

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Our guide Susan was super knowledgeable, listened to our requests and greatly exceeded our expectations. She had so many stories to tell about the history and happenings at every site we visited and a folder of pictures and information that she uses to prepare us for each site in the car. She brought us to fantastic local restaurants for lunches that we were always able to sit immediately without any waiting. The driver was polite, safe, and always smiling.

Justin was an incredible tour guide! He was a extremely knowledgeable about all the sites that we went too. He was patient and provided plenty of time for photography and videos. I strongly recommend anyone who is interested in seeing Old Beijing, Bird’s Nest, and any other places of interest with amazing nightlife to book this tour! You will not be disappointed.

Our guide Cindy was excellent, very knowledgeable, good communication, chose very good restaurants and did everything she could to make our days very very special. Our driver was also very friendly and professional, and the vehicle was very comfortable! I highly recommend this tour for people who want to learn more about Beijing history and Chinese culture!

The tour was amazing and the guide Sherry was great! Very friendly, knowledgeable of history and culture, and speaks good English. In this tour you can see most of Beijing highlights in just two day. But book in advance because some tickets can be sold out fast and wear comfortable shoes as you walk a lot!

I had a great time! It was delicious, fun, interesting!