1-Day Beijing Hutong Culture Tour
– Traditional Courtyard Trip
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.
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 buildings 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, 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, 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||
|10 travelers & above||USD25|
- Entrance fees and lunch as listed
- All transfers with private vehicle and guide
- Accident insurance
- Air fare and airport tax
- Personal expenses
- Tips for guide and driver
- Hotel fare