Calligraphy And Dumpling Cooking Classes Private Half Day Tour - Beijing

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The hotel pick-up and drop off area should be within the 4th ring road of Beijing. For further distance, there might be an extra cost for the transfer which you'll be not.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


During this private 4-hour tour, you will spend a quality time in learning Chinese calligraphy and how to make dumplings in Beijing style. In addition, you will walk through Hutongs (old Beijing neighborhood) andlocalmarket where you can experience the real local life in Beijing. Tasty family dumpling lunch, calligraphy class fee, private guide are all inclusive.2 Different options can be chosen based on your situation .


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Family friendly

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Lunch included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Stop At: Dongsi Hutong, Beijing

Continue your tour to old Beijing residential area as well as the local wet market where you will discover the real life of locals. Then, your guide will take you to a local family to start your fun dumping cooking class. Besides dumplings, you will be served some other tasty local dishes.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Bell and Drum Towers, Beijing

Calligraphy class. Upon arrival, you'll be served some Chinese tea, and get to know the history of Chinese calligraphy. Then, you will start to learn the basic strokes and some interesting Chinese characters. The class lastsaround 1.5 hours.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


Calligraphy class and Dumpling cooking class fee

Lunch ( cooked by yourself in the local family)

Professional English speaking guide

Hotel pick up and drop off


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Gratuities (Recommend for excellent service )

Taxi fee and Private driver ( If option " Tour only" is selected)

Entry/Admission - Bell and Drum Towers

Entry/Admission - Dongsi Hutong

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Please provide the tour operator with your special requests at "special requirement", your tour operator will also contact you just in case

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 19-Oct-2019

    Helena Han was an amazing guide, I took my 10 & 11 year old, the tour was a gorgeous insight into the culture of Beijing. We all loved it, superb for a Mum on her own developing the children’s cultural awareness. Wonderful and thank you 🙏

  • 13-Apr-2018

    This was the absolute best tour we took during our 10 day stay in China! We took 6 different tours and this one, hands down blew all the others away. Sitting in the homes of these Beijingers, first in our master calligraphers home learning about his craft, being treated like house guests, and then doing calligraphy was amazing. But then if that wasn't a perfect experience, we go to another Hutong area, go to the local market to see what ingredients were purchased for our dumpling making class, and then be welcomed like family into our next hosts home. There, we learned how to make dumplings (a lot of them) and then was treated to a FEAST ... not just the dumplings we made but several additional dishes of authentic Chinese food. Our guide, SUSAN, was perfectly amazing. She was prompt, knowledgeable, funny, attentive, and overall, super good at her job. HIGHLY recommend doing this tour with Leo's Beijing Tour group and ask for SUSAN ... you will NOT be disappointed!