Private Cultural Tour: Hutong Rickshaw Ride and Dumpling Making in Beijing

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Private Cultural Tour: Hutong Rickshaw Ride and Dumpling Making in Beijing information and booking

from
$105
$150
Duration
5 hours
Departs from
Departs from your Beijing hotel
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
9am

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Tour description provided by Viator

Experience the authentic lifestyle of a Beijing local on this private tour. Interact closely with locals and ride a rickshaw through Old Beijing’s 'hutong' area, characterized by narrow alleyways surrounded by ancient courtyards. Visit the home of a local family and partake in traditional Chinese activities such as making dumplings, Chinese calligraphy and paper cutting. You will also enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the ancient city from the top of the Drum Tower.

Get an authentic sense of Chinese culture on this private tour of Beijing. After your private guide picks you up from your Beijing hotel, drive to the Drum Tower and hop into a traditional rickshaw and go for a ride through Beijing’s hutongs. These narrow alleyways lined by courtyard residences will give you an insider’s look into the lives of local families. Then, ascend the Drum Tower to see the large collection of drums from all over China and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the ancient city from the top. You may even catch an impressive 20-minute drum performance inside!

Next, visit the home of a local family living in a nearby hutong. Here, learn how to make authentic Chinese dumplings as you and your English-speaking guide chat with the family and hear about their lifestyle. After eating your homemade delicacies for lunch, the family will teach you traditional Chinese activities like calligraphy and paper cutting, giving you a greater understanding of traditional Chinese art.

After an enriching, authentic Beijing experience, your guide will walk you back to the Drum Tower to conclude your tour.

What's included

  • Local english-speaking guide
  • Entry to drum tower
  • Rickshaw ride
  • Home visit
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off