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Half Day Private Hutong Tour (Walking or Biking)

Price From: US$ 50

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 or Biking)

Hutong

1. Pick you up from your hotel in Beijing at 8:30am or 1:30pm and drive about 30 minutes to our bike shop at the Shichahai area and then ride the bike first to Mr. Bai Dacheng's house together with our English speaking tour guide. With the help of your English speaking tour guide, Mr. Ba Dacheng or his son Icen Bai will give you a detailed explanation of the making of Figurines of drama characters (bristle dolls) made of the hair of a pig or a horse, cloth and silk, which has been listed as a city-level intangible cultural heritage in Beijing.

2. Then have the bike ride to the 300-year old courtyard nearby for a half hour visit. This courtyard is a private residence of the Zhu family. It can be dated to the Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644 ), and it is also one of the most complete existing courtyards in Beijing.

3. After visiting the old courtyard, then bike through the zigzag and narrow alleys or hutongs. Kindly reminder: Though Beijing is flat and safe for bike activities, it can be still a little dangerous. You are free to follow these directions at your own risk.

4. Drop off at the the Silver Ingot Bridge (Yinding Bridge), a narrow channel joining Qianhai Lake and the Houhai Lake, the hub of Shichhai area are 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. Ascending the 67-meter high and two-story Drum Tower which 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 to your hotel after the half day tour.

Tour Price for Per Person(US$)
Price List for this Half Day Hutong Tour - price for per person
Group Size
1 person
2 persons
3 persons
4 persons
5 persons
6 persons
7~10 persons
Price
US$ 134
US$ 83
US$ 73
US$ 65
US$ 61
US$ 58
US$ 50

Price including:
1. Pick up and drop off service from your hotel;
2. Entrance tickets as mentioned;
3. Private car or van with English speaking guide;
4. Bike.

Price excluding:
Tips to the guide and driver.

 
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Kungfu Show: US$ 32 (200CNY)
Peking Opera Show: US$ 32 (200CNY)

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