Explore the heart of Beijing by night and catch a show at a traditional Chinese teahouse on this 3.5-hour walking tour with private guide. Stroll Tiananmen Square, Qianmen Street, and Dashilan, all lit up in brilliant lights, then sip tea as you watch a traditional Chinese show at the Lao She Teahouse.
Your tour will start from a pickup from your accommodation in downtown Beijing at 17:00, meet your private guide and begin your evening tour of Tiananmen Square and around. Walk through the Gate of Heavenly Peace, and see the bridges and columns lit up in lights. You'll get a whole new sense of Tiananmen Square as it sparkles by night. From here, stroll to Qianmen Street and the Dashilan commercial district. Set at the heart of the city, Qianmen is a famous pedestrian street with a history that dates back almost six centuries: many stores here are over 100 years old. As you wander, your guide will tell you the history, traditions, and legends of these places.Just off Qianmen Street lies the expansive Lao She Teahouse, named for the novelist and dramatist Lao She (1899-1966), one of the leading Chinese writers of the twentieth century. His play Teahouse became a popular TV series in China. Soak up the atmosphere in the teahouse, which has an elegant but unfussy style that feels like a return to Beijing life in the glory days of the 1930s. Enjoy a traditional show, which might be acrobatics or Beijing opera, sip authentic Chinese tea, and sample local desserts. Your tour ends when the show finishes, at 9:20pm. Your guide can provide directions back to your hotel by subway, help you find a taxi and give the driver directions, or recommend great bars and nightlife areas for you to explore independently.