Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw

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Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw information and booking

3 hours
Departs from
Departs from Beijing city hotels
Returns to
Tour returns to original departure point
Time of departure
7:30am or 12:30pm
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Take a historical tour of Beijing’s narrow streets, known as hutongs, on a traditional rickshaw (a type of tricycle designed to carry passengers in addition to the driver). See the old Beijing that still exists for millions of people today, and visit the gardens at Prince Gong’s Mansion, Beijing’s largest and the best-preserved royal mansion of the Qing Dynasty. Then visit a local home to learn about Chinese life from a family.

Your three-hour Beijing hutongs tour by rickshaw starts at the Drum and Bell Tower. As you travel the streets of old Beijing on a traditional rickshaw with a local guide, you will visit the magnificent gardens at Prince Gong's Mansion, Beijing's largest and the best-preserved royal residence of the Qing Dynasty. Prince Gong's Mansion is famous as one of Beijing's most scenic retreat sites, lined with rockeries, plants, pools, pavilions and corridors. Step back in time to ancient China as you relax in the garden.Continue on a rickshaw and explore the old streets of Beijing. Get a taste of life in ancient China as you learn the communities built around the hutongs (narrow streets). These winding alleyways are hidden between the city's main streets and form the residential neighborhoods that make up old Beijing.Your tour concludes with a visit to a local Chinese family home, where you’ll visit with the family. Meet with local people and chat with them to learn about their daily way of life. You'll have an authentic experience interacting with Chinese people.

Finish with a stop for refreshments at a local tea house. Sample different types of tea and discover each tea's distinctive taste.

What's included

  • Travel down the hutong on a rickshaw
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees to prince gong's mansion
  • Tea tasting

What isn't included

  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)