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1-Day Beijing Hutong Culture Tour

- Traditional Courtyard Trip
Tour Code:BT07From:USD25

Trip Highlights - Attractions involved: Old Beijing Hutong Area, Drum Tower and Bell Tower, Shichahai Lake Area, and Prince Gong's Mansion. Our one day Hutong Culture Tour features an unique experience for those who want to explore the genuine old Beijing culture and life. You can either enjoy a rickshaw riding through the zigzags and narrow alleys, or take a boat on the lovely lake, or just stroll around and immerse in a 300-year-old courtyard. With the history of over 800 years, every hutong tells a story. Our knowledgable tour guide will explain the detailed account of hutong and courtyard culture to you.
Availability: Daily.      Pick-up Point & Time: Your hotel, 8:30am.      Finishing Point & Time: Your hotel, 5:00pm.      Duration: 8 hours.

Tour Itinerary:  (Lunch)
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the spot where you will begin your Hutong tour. Then, you will get on a rickshaw and be taken around to the many different sites in the Hutong. You will see the Drum Tower, the Bell Tower, Shichahai Lake Area and Prince Gong's Mansion. You will also have time to walk around and see the shops if you like. And you will be given a tour inside a few courtyards and have lunch with a family. After the tour, your guide will drive you back to your hotel.
Attraction Description
Beijing Hutong
Beijing hutong is the real culture of old Beijing. Hutong refers to typical narrow streets or alleys formed by lines of traditional courtyard residences. The word "Hutong" comes originally from Mongolian language, but has been adapted into the Chinese language...
The Drum Tower
Located at the northern end of the central axis of Beijing, the Drum Tower is an ancient building with grand and magnificent sights. Standing on the drum tower, you can not only have a bird view of the old city, but also enjoy the performance of drum beating…

The Bell Tower
The Bell Tower is located in the northern downtown of the city, at the end of the central axis of the imperial city to the north of Di'anmen. As an ancient timepiece, the Bell Tower attracts hundreds of people to travel to witness its significance. It is connected with the Drum Tower to the north by a pleasant neighborhood...
Shichahai Lake Area 
Shichahai, with a history almost 900 years, is one of Beijing's most famous scenic areas. It forms the center of a larger area of historic interest as many old buildings, traditional Hutongs and courtyards surround the lakes…
Prince Gong's Mansion
Prince Gong's Mansion, also known as Gong Wang Fu, is located to the northwest of the Forbidden City close to Shichahai Lake in the central part of Beijing. It is one of the most ornate and extravagant residence prince's residence compounds of all in Beijing…

 Tour Prices (this is private tour based on per person and shown in US dollars)
Group Size Price / Traveler
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1 travelerUSD125
2 travelersUSD75
3-5 travelersUSD65
6-9 travelersUSD50
10 travelers & aboveUSD25

Service Inclusions

  • Entrance fees and lunch as listed
  • All transfers with private vehicle and guide
  • Accident insurance

Service Exclusions

  • Air fare and airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Hotel fare

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User Comments

Name:Beijing Hutong Tour Reply

We 4 adults and would like a Hutong Tour on June 3. How is the tour organized regularly?Can we visit the local families with courtyards? And what is the price of the Hutong tour? Thank you.

Name:Re: Beijing Hutong Tour

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Hutong area. Then you will get on a rickshaw and be taken around to the many different sites in the Hutong. You also have the chance to visit the local families, see the traditional Chinese courtyards – Siheyuan and have lunch in a family. After the tour, your guide will drive you back to your hotel. Please check the quotation of this hutong tour in your email.

Name:Beijing Hutong Travel Guide Reply

I’d like to visit Hutong in Beijing. Can you recommend one?

Name:Re:Beijing Hutong Travel Guide

I think Yandaixie is a good choice. There one can experience the life of the ancient Beijing people. The bathrooms and public toilets can be found in these lanes. Shops sell all kinds of goods that satisfy the local people’s daily needs. These lanes have witnessed the development of Beijing. Where there is such a lane, there is a story. In addition, Yandaixie Street is a unique and well decorated Hutong in Beijing and their shops hidden in these lanes, especially for some special ethnic ones which can give customers a feeling of traveling back in time.