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Half Day Private Hutong Tour (Walking Tour B)

Price From: US$ 41

Departure: Daily
Tour Duration: about 4 hours
Pick-up place and time: Your City Center Hotel at 8:30am or 1:30pm
Finishing place and time: Your City Center Hotel around 12:30pm or 5:30pm
Payment Method: Cash, Credit Cards, Wire, Western Union
Tour Guide Language: English, other language speaking guide (French, Japanese, Spanish etc.) is available, if need, please contact us!  

Itinerary of: Half Day Private Hutong Tour (Walking Tour B)

Hutong

1. Pick you up from your hotel in Beijing at 8:30am or 1:30pm and drive about 30 minutes to the 300-year old courtyard in the Shichahai area.

2. Arrive at the old courtyard at 9: 00am or 2:00pm and begin the one hour visit inside. The English speaking tour guide will explain its history, its layout, its Fengshui, and its traditiona Chinese culture involved, you will have a detailed explanation of the old courtyard ( Siheyuan ) and Chinese culture and the life.

3. After visiting the old courtyard, walk through the zigzag and narrow alleys or hutongs.

4. Cross over the Silver Ingot Bridge ( Yinding Bridge ), a narrow channel joining Qianhai Lake and the Houhai Lake, the hub of Shichhai area is surrounded by quiet hutongs. Walking along the Yandai Xiejie ( Tobacco Pipe Lean Street ), a quaint 800-year-old hutong located directly north of Yinding Bridge between Qianhai and Houhai and the south of the Drum Tower, used to be well-known for sellers of long-stemmed pipes, hence the name.

5. Walk to the drum tower and ascending the 67-meter high and two-storey Drum Tower dating from 1420 is sure to bring you back to the old Beijing by seeing the big drum tower and having bird's eye view of the surrounding communities of hutongs and siheyuan which existing traditional courtyards in Beijing.

6. Transfer you to your hotel in Beijing after the half day tour.
Optional add-on:
If you are interested in the Chinese tea culture, after the day tour, we will transfer you to a nice tea market in the center of Beijing. There you see a tea performance and learn how to conduct your own kungfu tea ritual. The knowledge of tea, tea selection, steeping and savoring will be explained. After a simple tea ceremony, you are free on your own in choosing your favorite tea, teapots and teacups.

Tour Price for Per Person(US$)
Price List for this Half Day Hutong Tour - price for per person
Group Size
1 person
2 persons
3 persons
4 persons
5 persons
6 persons
7~10 persons
Price
US$ 82
US$ 56
US$ 55
US$ 49
US$ 48
US$ 47
US$ 41

Price including:
1. Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel.
2. Air-conditioned car, van or minibus for your private group.
3. Entrance tickets of the sightseeing.
4. Private driver and English-speaking tour guide explain the sightseeing along the tour.
5. Roaming through narrow lanes.

Price excluding:
Tips to the guide and driver.

 
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Would you like to enjoy some night show?  
Acrobatics Show: US$ 32 (200CNY)
Kungfu Show: US$ 32 (200CNY)
Peking Opera Show: US$ 32 (200CNY)

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Traveller Reviews of: Half Day Private Hutong Tour (Walking Tour B)
Written by: Jared ★★★★★ Added: 2011-11-11

A so nice tour! Hutong was great, we lingering along the hutong with our tour guide, the feeling was so good, I knew a lot interesting stories about hutong, I was so happy to enjoy this tour with you! Thanks!

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