Private Beijing Culture And Food Tour Including Forbidden City And Hutong

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel if your hotel is within the 4th ring road of Beijing city, if your hotel is out of the 4th ring road, you can travel to cit.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

See the world-famous Tiananmen square and Forbidden City on this private tour with a knowledgeable guide who introduces you to Beijing's history, culture, street art and food. After seen the imperial palace, it is the time to discover the difference between Imperial palace to local life! Walklong the Hutong Allays (Local Beijing community street) to try 20+different food tasting, between 7-10 food stops, it is a fun way to discover the variety Chinese cuisine. It is a private culture tour with the use of the public transportation. You have the choice to have the morning or afternoon tour.

Highlights

  • Lunch included
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All-inclusive tour

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide at your hotel to begin your Beijing private tour. Choose either a taxi or Subway ride for your exploration of one of the world's largest public areas, Tiananmen square, which is home to the National Museum of China, the Mausoleum of mao zedong and the great Monument to the Peoples Heroes.

Pass through the south gate to the magnificent Forbidden city, a UNESCO World Heritage site where you can stroll around the 250-acre (100-hectare) complex of courtyards, palaces, pavilions and gardens. Learn about Chinese emperors and their concubines, and see the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.

Next, take a short bus ride to a hutong to witness the lifestyle of local people who live in these areas and gain a deep understanding of hutong culture. Spend about two or three hours exploring the narrow hutong streets and alleyways, where you can try authentic fare with 20-plus food tastings between 7-10 food stops at local restaurants.

Once the tour end, your guide will help you to find a taxi or Subway to back to your hotel or to your next destination (own expense).

Inclusions

Bottled water

Food tasting

Lunch or Dinner

Professional guide

Subway Fare to the Tian'anmen Square

Hotel pickup(For hotels within the 3rd ring road of the Beijing City)

Entrance fee

Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

Exclusions

Hotel drop-off

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Vegetarian option is available; please advise at time of booking if required

Dress code is smart casual

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Traveler Reviews

  • 14-Aug-2017

    We liked that this was a walking tour which meant also catching local public transport. Bella had also made sure that we had faster entry into the Forbidden City in busy school holidays period. This was appreciated in the very hot weather. Bella gave us fascinating insight into the history of the Forbidden City which could not be achieved with just a combination of visiting and reading signs and books. We also liked eating local foods afterwards although we became rather full from too much food. I would recommend Bella as an excellent English speaking guide.

  • 06-Jun-2016

    Our tour guide was Becky who was friendly, spoke excellent English, and did a great job of tailoring the tour to our interests. We had walked through Tiennamen Square the night before the tour, so she took that off the agenda and we spent more time in the Forbidden City instead.

    We had already been in China almost two weeks by the time we took this tour, so there was plenty of Chinese food we didn't need to sample again. Nevertheless, Becky still managed to find some truly out-of-the-way places that had interesting and tasty food that we hadn't encountered before. Even with that, she managed to stay within our limits no scorpions on a stick or grilled grubs.

    In addition, there were a few things my wife wanted to buy that we hadn't managed to find yet. Becky was able to identify where we'd find those things, and took us there. My wife was able to get everything she wanted, and I had a bonus of being able to walk around the new China television building which is an architectural wonder and take photos while they were shopping. All-in-all, a very enjoyable way to spend 6 hours.