Tiananmen Night Walk Private Tour with Lao She Teahouse Show

Private & Custom Tours in Beijing

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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.

What’s included

  • Snacks (during the show at Lao She Teahouse)
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup(But transportation to the Tian'anmen Square is not including)
  • Entry/Admission - Lao She Teahouse

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Transportation to/from Tian'anmen Square

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Free snacks included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
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