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On this private tour of Beijing, experience unique cultural activities and locales that present a diverse mix of Chinese culture. Discover the wonderful form of traditional Chinese theater on performance of Peking Opera. Enjoy a scrumptious spread of Peking roast duck, popular among locals and visitors alike. Finally, take a walk down Nanluoguxiang Alley and on to Shichahai, a historic scenic area brimming with lively shops and restaurants, to experience modern Beijing culture against a historical backdrop.

After meeting your guide at your Bejing hotel, walk or ride public transportation (depending on where your hotel is located) to the Lazhu hutong (a narrow alleyway) in the district of Hufangqiao to enjoy a Peking roast duck dinner at a local restaurant. Then, walk to the nearby Qianmen Jianguo Hotelm, where you will enjoy a breathtaking performance of Peking Opera. Here, discover China's history and heritage in an opera performance that lasts approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Be mesmerized by the spectacular display of Chinese culture through an effortless combination of beautiful singing, stylized combat, exquisite dances and colorful costumes.After enjoying this extravagant showcase, take a walk with your guide to Nanluoguxiang Alley and feel China’s past and present converge in one area. Walk along historical alleys paved with gray bricks and meander past modern cafés, bars, restaurants and boutiques.Your guide will lead you to Shichahai, a historic area now full of trendy shops, restaurants and bars that are often playing music. Here, experience a unique cultural ambiance and enjoy the lively evening setting of the scenic riverside bank. Join visitors and locals dancing and playing various games and sports in the open space. Your tour ends in this area, where you will be free to explore on your own.