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Drum Tower (Gulou) Tours and Activities

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The Beijing Drum Tower (Gulou) stands just south of its sibling, the Bell Tower (Zhonglou), in the Beijing district that bears its name. First built in the 13th century, the striking red structure has been rebuilt several times. It originally held 25 drums that kept time for the city, and today it hosts regular drumming performances.

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Beijing Private (less walking) 2-Day Tour with All Attractions

Beijing Private (less walking) 2-Day Tour with All Attractions

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For this specialized private two-day tour, walk less and save time. On the first day, visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Beijing Hutong, and Temple of Heaven. On the second day, visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, Summer Palace, and the Bird’s Nest. The cable car of Mutianyu takes you directly to the Great Wall and the dragon boat of the Summer Palace takes you to see the most beautiful Wanshou Mountain (additional break for your legs.) Tour includes tasty local lunch, all entrance fee, a friendly English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.00
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$450.00
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Old Beijing - The Hutong's by E-Bike

Old Beijing - The Hutong's by E-Bike

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Do you want to have fun in Beijing and see its the Old Towns true beauty? Then riding an An eBike is without doubt the most exciting and eyeopening way to see Beijing! Do you want to learn about Beijing's History and Culture? We love to talk with all our guests and teach them in a fun and interactive way. Do you want some high quality photos to take away with you to remember your adventure? We provide free photography throughout our adventure for you to reminisce when you're back home. We live in the heart of Old Beijing and we know how to discover the best of Old Beijing, like a local. Together we will see many of the Hutongs, which are the heart of Old Beijing. We'll visit lots of the epic landmarks and most importantly, you'll have a lot of fun! Riding these back streets (Hutongs) of Old Beijing is an awesome experience, where you'll see some pretty interesting things and it's always a very unique experiences each and every time. We also offer private experiences upon request.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.40
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$62.40

Private Tour-Beijing by Bike at Night

Private Tour-Beijing by Bike at Night

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Explore the winding streets of Beijing on a 3-hour private bike tour with an experienced guide. Admire the illuminated city at night as you bike along Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Cycle down Nanluoguxiang Alley to see trendy shops built along Beijing’s ancient alleys, and enjoy the lush environment of Shichahai Lake and Jingshan Park. Hear stories about Beijing's history and contemporary life from your informative guide, and enjoy frequent stops for photo ops. Your guide ensures a safe, fun and fascinating tour of Beijing by bike.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.03
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$110.03
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Private Beijing Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City with Cable Car and Meal

Private Beijing Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City with Cable Car and Meal

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If you have a layover in Beijing, use your time to see the city's highlights on this private tour. Hit Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Mutianyu Great Wall in a full day, maximizing your time by traveling in a private vehicle. Pickup and drop-off according to your flight schedule at Beijing International Airport, lunch included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$202.00
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$202.00
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Explore Beijing with camera--City Walk tour with Professional photography guide

Explore Beijing with camera--City Walk tour with Professional photography guide

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Explore Beijing with camera—Visit 600 years old Forbidden City--One of Beijing's Top 7 place, Old Beijing Hutongs: taset local food,walk through local Temple,market.... Professional and friendly; We’re together,we’re happy.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.94
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$94.94

Private Night Tour: Discover Beijing in Bustling Lights

Private Night Tour: Discover Beijing in Bustling Lights

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There’s no better way to see Beijing by night than from a car. This private transport service ensures you see the sights—and the lights—without struggling with taxis or waiting for strangers. Following a fixed itinerary with photo stops, discover Beijing ancient and modern—from the Forbidden City to the Olympic site, from Back Lakes to Rem Koolhaas’ CCTV building.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.00
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$82.00
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Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw

Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw

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Weave your way around charming streets and ancient alleys (hutongs) on a rickshaw tour of Beijing. Clamber into your traditional mode of transport and discover an alternative side of Beijing; see locals going about daily life and marvel at spectacular sights like Drum Tower. Visit a local home to gain insight into ancient Chinese customs and culture and sip aromatic tea collected from local plantations. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your hotel on this enriching tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.67
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$58.67
Taking safety measures

Private Tour:Beijing Hutong Night Walking with Pekin Roast Duck Dinner

Private Tour:Beijing Hutong Night Walking with Pekin Roast Duck Dinner

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Discover the incandescent beauty of Beijing by night on this 3-hour evening walking tour. See the city sparkle as you explore glimmering waterways, vibrant parks and narrow ‘hutongs’ (alleys) under the cover of darkness. Led by an accomplished guide, sample sublime specialties at the busy Wangfujing Snack Street; browse stalls bursting with exotic ingredients at the Donghuamen Night Market; and stroll amid the ancient and illuminated structures of Imperial City Park for a unique sightseeing experience. Conclude your tour with a tranquil wander around Houhai Lake and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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3-Day Private Tour of Beijing UNESCO World Heritage Sites with Peking Duck+Show

3-Day Private Tour of Beijing UNESCO World Heritage Sites with Peking Duck+Show

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Join an expert guide for a private tour of Beijing’s most fascinating destinations and UNESCO Sites, from the Forbidden City to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. With a private guide to take care of the details, you can focus on exploring Beijing history, culture, wildlife, and cuisine, hassle-free. This three-day private tour includes all transport by private vehicle, meals and entrance fees per itinerary, and daily hotel transfers, and it’s the perfect way to experience Beijing at its most remarkable.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$508.00
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$508.00
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4-Hour Private Beijing Hutong Bike Tour with Dumpling Lunch

4-Hour Private Beijing Hutong Bike Tour with Dumpling Lunch

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There’s no better way to discover traditional Beijing life in authentic “hutong” neighborhoods than with a private guide. This door-to-door private bike tour combines the well-known attractions with less-visited lanes where locals still go about their daily lives. Besides Nanluoguxiang, Back Lakes, and Yandai Xie Street, see a drum show at the Drum Tower, enjoy a dumpling lunch, and visit some newly renovated “hutong” beside the Grand Canal.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.00
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$128.00
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Beijing Day Tour Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Lama Temple and Old City Tour

Beijing Day Tour Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Lama Temple and Old City Tour

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Beijing grew enormously in the 20th century, but many of its neighborhoods look largely as they did decades - or even hundreds of years - ago. Jump on a traditional Chinese rickshaw for a heritage-themed journey through the narrow hutongs and expansive courtyards of historic Beijing. Steal a glimpse into everyday life in Beijing over the past 600 years, and put some of the city's major historic attractions (like the Bell and Drum Towers and the Lama Temple) in context.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.67
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$39.67
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3-Hour Private Hutong Walking Tour with Drum Show at Drum Tower and Tea Tasting

3-Hour Private Hutong Walking Tour with Drum Show at Drum Tower and Tea Tasting

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Explore the hutongs of Beijing on a private walking tour that introduces you to these narrow streets and alleys typical of this part of China. You'll walk around Houhai Lake and along Yandai Xie Street (aka Tobacco Pipe Street), plus watch a drumming performance and enjoy a tea ceremony at Bell and Drum Towers.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.00
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$72.00
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Back lakes-Yandai Xie street With Street Food Private Night Tour

Back lakes-Yandai Xie street With Street Food Private Night Tour

Explore Beijing's hutongs with this private evening tour. Your guide will take you from your hotel out to the Back Lakes (Hou Hai) area, with plenty of vendors, bars, and restaurants. You'll then continue to Yandai Xie Street, known for its great shopping and dining opportunities before heading back to your hotel.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.00
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$78.00
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Beijing Private 2-Day Tour with Forbidden City and Great Wall

Beijing Private 2-Day Tour with Forbidden City and Great Wall

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The perfect mix of independent and all-inclusive, this jam-packed, two-day tour of Beijing’s top sights picks you up from your hotel each morning to tour China’s history-filled capital. Tick off all the city’s highlights, from a guided visit to the Forbidden City to a rickshaw tour of a traditional Hutong.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$375.00
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$375.00
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Beijing Flexible Layover Night City Tour with Round Airport Transfers

Beijing Flexible Layover Night City Tour with Round Airport Transfers

Don’t waste your evening Beijing layover at the airport: instead, discover the city’s after-dark highlights on a nighttime, private city tour. Meet your guide directly at the airport, hop in your private vehicle, and head into the city. Pick from numerous possible itineraries: see the National Center for the Performing Arts and Tiananmen Square; go for a rickshaw hutong tour and visit a night market; enjoy traditional roast duck and dumplings (food own expense); and more. At tour’s end, return to the airport or your hotel.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$176.00
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$176.00
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Lama Temple, Old Drum Tower, Beihai Park, Hutong Rickshaw with Dumpling Making

Lama Temple, Old Drum Tower, Beihai Park, Hutong Rickshaw with Dumpling Making

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Visit a number of Beijing highlights, all found within the Second Ring Road, without any of the hassles of public transport or drudgery of an impersonal bus tour. On this private, full-day tour, explore the colorful Lama Temple in Dongcheng, get imposing photos of Beijing’s central Drum Tower, and walk around the lush grounds of Beihai Park, on the edge of Qianhai Lake. Cap off the day by learning how to make dumplings in an intimate cooking lesson held in an inner-city hutong.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.77
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$148.77
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Beijing Layover Classic Night Tour

Beijing Layover Classic Night Tour

Like most metropolises, night in Beijing is seldom dark, with the ancient city illuminated by mesmerizing lights and surrounded by the wonders of the modern world. If you are a fan of neon and city lights, here are the places you should go to enjoy the night view by walking.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.00
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$84.00
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Half-Day Private Beijing Hutong Walking Tour with Dim Sum

Half-Day Private Beijing Hutong Walking Tour with Dim Sum

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Beijing’s hutong feel much more atmospheric with a private guide on hand to tell their stories and answer all your questions. Experience big-ticket highlights such as the Bell and Drum Towers, Yandai Xie Street, Back Lakes, and Yinding Bridge alongside lesser-known courtyards on this door-to-door tour. Along the way, try bubble tea, red bean dessert, and “mantou” buns, then dine (or lunch) on the best dim sum in town.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.00
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$108.00
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Private Beijing 3-Day Tour

Private Beijing 3-Day Tour

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Hit the highlights of Beijing without the hassles of planning on this multi-day private sightseeing trip. Customize your own itinerary: choose between ten different destinations, from the Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo to centuries-old royal mausoleums at Ming Tombs. You’ll also cover classic standbys like the Forbidden City and the Mutianyu Great Wall, which you can experience by toboggan or chair-lift ride.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$530.00
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$530.00
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Imperial Beijing

Imperial Beijing

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Discover Beijing by Night on this spooky trip through the back street Hutongs. Perhaps you'll see a ghost or maybe just a ferret running across the rooftops. Riding in Old Beijing at night is a real treat, not to be taken for granted. The low lit Hutongs become mysterious and mesmerising. On this adventure, you'll see many of the iconic landmarks in the city, or at least the silhouettes of the landmarks. As the lights go out, there is a whole new feel to Beijing and it's our favourite time to be out! Beijing comes alive at night time and you will see and feel the warm and welcoming nature in Old Beijing and the locals who live here. Every evening people will come out to play, sing and dance in the Night. You can even join in if you've got the moves. This is an adventure that our guides love the most, because of its unique feel that you simply cannot get anywhere else.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.47
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$63.47

Private Night Tour: Beijing Illuminated with Dim Sum Dinner

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Private Night Tour: Beijing Illuminated with Dim Sum Dinner

With a population of more than 21 million people, the bustling city of Beijing can seem intimidating to explore to some. This private 4-hour night tour shows you the ins and out of the city, while getting you around the crowds. See famous areas like the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). Stop for a dim sum dinner before heading over to catch a glimpse of Beijing National Stadium and the China World Trade Center.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.20
$132.00
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$112.20
$132.00
$19.80 savings
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2-Day Private Beijing Tour: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Hutong

2-Day Private Beijing Tour: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Hutong

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Discover the highlights of Beijing with a private guide during a 2-day sightseeing tour. See four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall of China at Mutianyu and the Summer Palace. You’ll also have an option to see a Chinese acrobatics show, and get a feel for local life during a rickshaw tour of a hutong (traditional neighborhood) followed by lunch in a private home. This private tour includes two lunches, private transportation, entrance tickets, and hotel pickup and drop-off, while you get to select your accommodation.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$338.00
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$338.00
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Private Beijing Night Tour with Hutong Family Dinner and Back Lakes Boat Cruise

Private Beijing Night Tour with Hutong Family Dinner and Back Lakes Boat Cruise

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Explore the heart of Beijing, including its old ‘hutong’ quarters on this private evening tour. See the Bell and Drum Towers, and discover hutong alleyways and courtyard homes as you learn about life here. Savor dinner in a family home and enjoy a private rowing boat cruise on the Back Lakes (Houhai), complete with tea, snacks, and traditional lute or zither music. Central hotel pickup and drop-off, and private minivan transport included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.00
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$195.00
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Private Night Transfer with English Speaking Driver Service

Private Night Transfer with English Speaking Driver Service

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Whether you prefer to consult a guidebook or search the internet, the most recommended attractions in Beijing are primarily open during daylight hours only. Uncover a lesser-known side to China’s second-largest city during this full evening city tour; see major landmarks light up and get familiar with the local nightlife.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.00
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$88.00
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Drum Tower (Gulou) costs USD 5.34. Guided Drum Tower (Gulou) tours start around USD 5.34 per person. See all 166 Drum Tower (Gulou) tickets and tours on Viator.
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