Beijing Half Day Hutong Trishaw TourThis half day tour offers you a hard-to-find opportunity of visiting a 300-year old courtyard, and experiencing a 20-minute rickshaw drive through the zigzag and narrow alleys or hutongs.
You also expect standing on the Silver Ingot Bridge ( Yinding Bridge ), a narrow channel joining Qianhai Lake and the Houhai Lake, the hub of Shichahai area with surrounding quiet hutongs, and then wandering along the Yandaixiejie ( Tobacco Pipe Lean Street ), a quaint 800-year-old hutong.
Ascending the 67-meter high and two-storey Drum Tower dating from the year 1420 is sure to bring you back to the old Beijing by seeing the big drum tower and having bird's-eye view of the surrounding communities of hutongs and siheyuan - existing traditional courtyards in Beijing.
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. A private tour - your own tour guide & driver
. Immersed in the 300-year old courtyard
. Detailed account of the hutong and courtyard culture
. 30-minute pedicab drive through the most typical hutongs in Beijing
. Passing through quaint 800-year-old Tobacco Pipe Lean Street
. Ascending the two-storey Drum Tower
8:30am from your midtown hotel
3-4 hours (approx.)
Transfer back to your midtown hotel
Tour Description8:30am Pick from your midtown hotel in Beijing and have a private transfer to the 300-year old courtyard in the Shichahai Area .
Arrive at the old courtyard and begin the one hour visit inside. With the help of your English speaking tour guide of the courtyard, you will have a detailed explanation of the old courtyard ( Siheyuan ) - its history, its layout, its Fengshui, and its traditiona Chinese culture involved.
After visiting the old courtyard, take a 30-minute pedicab drive through the zigzag and narrow alleys or hutongs. Two people share one rickshaw. You are not supposed to tip the pedicab driver since the tour cost includes the tip.
10:30am - 11:00am - Drop off at the the Silver Ingot Bridge( Yinding Bridge ), a narrow channel joining Qianhai Lake and the Houhai Lake, the hub of Shichhai area with surrounding quiet hutongs. Walking along the Yandai Xiejie( Tobacco Pipe Lean Street ), a quaint 800-year-old hutong located directly north of Yinding Bridge between Qianhai and Houhai and the south of the Drum Tower, used to be well-known for sellers of long-stemmed pipes, hence the name.
11:00am - 11:40am - Ascending the 67-meter high and two-story Drum Tower dating from 1420 is sure to bring you back to the old Beijing by seeing the big drum tower and having bird's eye view of the surrounding communities of hutongs and siheyuan - existing traditional courtyards in Beijing.
Return to your midtown hotel in Beijing after the half day hutong tour.
If you are interested in the Chinese tea culture, after the day tour, you are transferred to a nice tea market in the center of Beijing. There you see a tea performance and learn how to conduct your own kungfu tea ritual. The knowledge of tea, tea selection, steeping and savoring will be explained. After a simple tea ceremony, you are free on your own in choosing your favorite tea, teapots and teacups.
|Travelling Party||Tour Cost Per Person|
|3 - 5 persons||$50|
|6 - 9 persons||$40|
|10 persons and above||$35|
1. Just wear casually for the hutong culture experience half day tour.
2. Tipping for the rickshaw driver is included. So you don't have to tip the pedicab driver on the spot.
3. It is a private tour. You have your own tour guide and car driver ( for city transfer).
1.All private transfers
2.Entrance tickets as mentioned.
3.30-minute Rickshaw hutong tour
4.English speaking tour guide.
5.The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.
Tips to your English speaking tour guide and car driver
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