Private Beijing Markets Tour With Tea Tasting At Hongqiao Pearl Market

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You will pickup in your city center hotel lobby
  • Return Details :
    Your centrally located hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Shopping in Beijing is becoming more and more convenient. Every year new shopping centers, plazas and malls are sprouting up all over the capital. Just 20 years ago there were only a few department stores and small bazaars, but now there are many superstores, mega-malls and markets and boutiques where you can buy just about anything you need. In this day, you will visit four different markets. All of them are the local market. You will not only enjoy bargaining, you will more understanding the local peoples life.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Family friendly

Know More about this tour

In the morning, your English speaking tour guide with car will come to pick you up at you hotel lobby around 9am for this half-day tour. The first place you will visit Panjiayuan Flea Market.For many foreign tourists to Beijing, Panjiayuan Market is a must see activity. As the largest antiques market of its kind both in China and Asia. The Panjianyuan Market is made up of more than 3,000 individual stalls covering 48,500 square meters, which is really a market for everyone to visit, even Hilary Clinton had shopped here. There are all kinds of souvenirs are available for sale as well as some reproductions from the late Qing Dynasty and real stuff from the Cultural Revolution era.

Later, you will visit Hongqiao Pearl Market.Hongqiao Pearl Market is a Beijing shopping favorite, not because it is relax but because it has anything you want to find, such as antiques, jewelry, clothes, food, souvenirs, gifts, toys, shoes etc. You will not only have tea tasting and also bargaining here. Your tour guide will help you with bargaining too. You will have your lunch here under the market. You can make your own choices, such as dumpling, noddles, orhotpot. ( cost by your own)

After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Inclusions

Tea ceremony

Tea tasting

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

Lunch

Souvenirs

personal expense

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please wear comfortable shoes

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 26-Dec-2019

    Very convenient for a 1 day stopover. No hiccups, smoothly transferred from the hotel to the antiques market and Pearl market. Lynda guided us towards what we wanted to see, saves time. She also helped negotiate a deal. On the way she told us about Beijing history and architecture. Overall very pleasant experience! Julia

  • 26-Sep-2019

    I would really recommend this tour for anyone who is a bit daunted by visiting markets in Beijing on their own. Our guide Lisa was excellent, guiding my husband and I through the markets and giving us info on all the types of produce and wares. It was so interesting and we felt at ease with Lisa by our side. We really enjoyed the tea Tasting and didn't realise there were so many beautiful flavours of tea. A bonus also for us was seeing some chinese dragon dancing in the Market, which we had time to watch for a while. Thank you so much again Lisa for such an enjoyable experience.

  • 18-Jul-2019

    I had a wonderful experience with Lisa today. I don't think there is any way I could have navigated the markets without her because I am not a bargainer. She made everything very comfortable and it was like hanging out with a friend all while getting the best deals I could possibly have gotten. Our first stop was an open air market that had stones, bracelets, paintings, necklaces, 'antiques' and other souvenir knick knacks. I absolutely loved it and probably couldn't have found it without her. Our second stop with the Pearl Street Market where we had a lovely tea tasting where I had some of the best tea I've ever had. Then we wondered around the market and she helped me with the quality of products as well as negotiate price. I don't think I would have ever been able to get the prices that she got because I am not a negotiator. Today was a wonderful experience and I couldn't have done it without Lisa

  • 17-Jul-2019

    Sally was a great guide to give us an overview of Beijing and history before we hit the local market. There were two markets and the first was our favourite as it was local, no other tourists and very different products on show for sale. The tea ceremony was also enjoyable. Sally was able to help us with buying a Gluten Free Lunch which was a great help.

  • 06-Jun-2019

    Totally recommend this tour! Our tour guide, Linda was fantastic. She organised the tour according to what we wanted. She knows what antiques or jade are bad quality and did all the bargaining for us. Also important was she had no hidden agenda, ie didn’t steer us towards shops where she got commission. The tea tasting was a great experience. Just like going on a day out with your best friend from the moment you meet her!

  • 15-Apr-2019

    This was great fun! Our guide, Lisa, was exceptional, and taught us a lot about the haggling process as she got us some great deals, but also let us know when a price was already good, and we could just go ahead and pay it. She paid attention to our stated interests, and did not pressure us in the least to go particular places or make particular purchases. She also took into consideration my walking limitations. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to shop for souvenirs, art, odds and ends... anything!

  • 12-Apr-2019

    This was great fun! Our guide, Lisa, was exceptional, and taught us a lot about the haggling process as she got us some great deals, but also let us know when a price was already good, and we could just go ahead and pay it. She paid attention to our stated interests, and did not pressure us in the least to go particular places or make particular purchases. She also took into consideration my walking limitations. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to shop for souvenirs, art, odds and ends... anything!

  • 27-May-2018

    Lisa was a great host and very accommodating with nothing to much trouble. The tea tasting was a really nice point to relax and enjoy many different types of tea. Lisa's help was also in valuable to help understand best value at the markets , high light of the trip.

  • 31-Mar-2018

    Good way to do bargain shopping with a helpful local. We have bought many wonderful souvenirs and products for reasonable prices. This is highly recommended for those who need help bargaining Chinese style.

  • 31-Mar-2018

    Good way to do bargain shopping with a helpful local. We have bought many wonderful souvenirs and products for reasonable prices. This is highly recommended for those who need help bargaining Chinese style.

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