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Half Day Private Hutong Tour (Rickshaw Tour A)

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 (Rickshaw Tour A)

Hutong

1. Pick you up from your hotel in Beijing at about 8:30am or 1:30pm and drive about 30 minutes to Mr. Bai Dacheng's house in the Shichahai area.

2. Arrive at Mr. Bai Dacheng' house at 9:00am or 2:00 pm and begin the one hour visit inside. Your English speaking tour guide will help you to communicate with Mr. Ba Dacheng or his son Icen Bai who 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.

3. Then walk 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.

4. After visiting the old courtyard, take a 20-minute pedicab drive through the zigzag and narrow alleys or hutongs. Two people share one rickshaw.

5. 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 with surrounding quiet hutongs. From 10:30am to 11:00am, walk 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.

6. Ascending the 67-meter high and two-story Drum Tower from 11:00am to 11:40am, it is dating from 1420. It 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 - existing traditional courtyards in Beijing.

7. Transfer to your hotel after the visit.
Optional add-on:
If you are interested in the Chinese tea culture, after the day tour, you are transferred 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$)
Price List for this Half Day Hutong Tour - price for per person
Group Size
1 person
2 persons
3 persons
4 persons
5 persons
6 persons
7~10 persons
Price
US$ 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. 20-minute Rickshaw hutong tour.

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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