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Shichahai Tours and Activities

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A historic scenic area in the northern part of central Beijing, Shichahai comprises three lakes—Front Lake (Qianhai), Back Lake (Houhai), and West Lake (Xihai)—as well as the hutong alleyways around them. With ice skating in winter and pedal boats in summer, plus snacks and beers on offer year-round, it’s a lively part of Beijing.

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Yangfang Lane, Xicheng District, Beijing, China, 100009
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Hanfu Experience at Beihai Park and Hutong plus Houhai Lake Boat Ride

Hanfu Experience at Beihai Park and Hutong plus Houhai Lake Boat Ride

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Travel to Beihai Park, one of China’s most well-preserved imperial gardens, with a guide during this private tour where you can choose to wear traditional Hanfu clothing. Along with the trip to the park, you’ll stop by the Houhai Lake area to learn about the region’s history before hopping aboard a boat at Shichahai Scenic Resort for a cruise. This guided tour from Beijing includes round-trip transport, a meal, and five photos from the day to take home as souvenirs.    Please note: When booking, specify your height and weight if you'd like to dress in provided Hanfu attire.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.00
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$168.00
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All-Inclusive Private 2-Day Beijing Highlight Tour with Optional Evening Show

All-Inclusive Private 2-Day Beijing Highlight Tour with Optional Evening Show

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This is the ideal choice for first-time visitors to Beijing. Save hours researching city highlights by having a comprehensive itinerary organized for you. Take the stress out of planning transport by having hotel pickup and drop-off included. Travel between sites in a comfortable vehicle, helping you save time and see more in a short space of time. Highlights included Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Mutianyu Great Wall.
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  • 2 days
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$347.00
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$347.00
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Great Wall and hutong day tour

Great Wall and hutong day tour

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1. the very beautiful and not crowded section of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall,sometimes maybe you are the only group over there 2. private English tour guide and driver show you around by your pace ,no rush 3. Try the local Chinese dishes,experience the real Chinese lifestyle 4. Outdoor hiking
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.34
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$117.34
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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

Flexible Beijing City Tour with Chinese Ink and Brush Painting Class and Lunch

Flexible Beijing City Tour with Chinese Ink and Brush Painting Class and Lunch

See Beijing how you’d like to see it—with choices galore—during this 8 hours private tour that allows you to customize your own day’s itinerary and choose your own lunch, too. Explore the Tian'anmen square and Forbidden City, Lama Temple, Houhai lake area, Beihai Park, or see some of the unique food choices of Chinese Cuisine at the local Hutong allays. In additional, you will spend 1 hour in the personal studio at Nanxincang Culture and Leisure Street to learn the traditional Chinese Ink and Brush Painting with a master. Tour includes entrance fee, lunch and Beijing city hotel pick up.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$211.20
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$211.20
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All-Inclusive Private 3-Day Beijing Highlight Tour with Optional Evening Show

All-Inclusive Private 3-Day Beijing Highlight Tour with Optional Evening Show

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Perfect for first-time visitors, this in-depth, multi-day tour hits all the highlights of Beijing, from the Forbidden City to the Great Wall of China. Entrance fees, lunch, and private vehicle transfers are all included, so you’ll be free to focus on sightseeing. Head to the rugged, under-the-radar Mutianyu Great Wall, and opt to catch a live acrobatic show. You also enjoy a scenic rickshaw ride through Beijing’s traditional quarters.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$510.00
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$510.00
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Beijing Private Evening Food Tour with Great Leaping Brewery Taproom Hopping

Beijing Private Evening Food Tour with Great Leaping Brewery Taproom Hopping

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Experience Beijing's history, best local food and a western-style brewery bar hop on a 4-hour private gourmet tour that explores the city’s most popular night life zone, traditional foods and cutting-edge cuisine. Accompanied by a tour guide, admire the night view of the Houhai lake area, explores the historical area at Shichahai, Yandaixie Street, Gulou East Street and Nanluoguxiang Allay. Savor the rich flavor of local delicacies like Traditional Beijing Noodle, "Tea Soup", Pancake, Soup Dumplings and more, gain fascinating insight into the culinary and cultural traditions of the country from your expert guide. Then Stroll around the quite Hutong neighborhood head to Great Leaping Brewery Taproom, the most famous brewery bar in town where you can enjoy aromatic craft beer on tap and meet new friends. Come hungry: your tastings amount to dinner.
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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 Night Sightseeing Tour of Beijing

Private Night Sightseeing Tour of Beijing

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Watch Beijing light up for the night on a nighttime sightseeing tour of China’s capital city. Travel with a private guide in a comfortable vehicle to see Tiananmen Square, and admire the dramatic architecture of the National Centre for the Performing Arts, CCTV headquarters and Beijing National Stadium. Explore a maze of food stalls at the Donghuamen Night Market and Wangfujing Night Market; discover some great local bars around Houhai Lake, and check out the colorfully lit Central Business District shopping centers.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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$98.00
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Beijing Hutong Night Tour with Yunnan Style Dinner and Chartered Boat Ride at Houhai Lake

Beijing Hutong Night Tour with Yunnan Style Dinner and Chartered Boat Ride at Houhai Lake

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Enjoy three experiences in one night with this guided tour that blends food and romance. Dine at Little Yunnan Restaurant near the Forbidden City and then head to Shica Lak Park to board your chartered boat. Sip tea and indulge in some snacks while floating along to Houhai Lake. Finish the evening with a walk among the unique shops of Xie Street (Hutong).  
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$198.00
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$198.00
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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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All Inclusive China Tour: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Shanghai with 4 Star Hotels

All Inclusive China Tour: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Shanghai with 4 Star Hotels

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Travel to 4 famous cities in China, with a great variety of activities and themes. History, Culture, Nature, Wildlife, Nightlife and Luxury all in one package! Visit lovely Pandas in Chengdu, and the great history of Chinese terracotta army in Xian. Visit one of the seven wonders of the world, the Great wall and visit the skyline of modern Shanghai from the top sphere of Shanghai pearl tower! Stay in 4-Star hotels with western buffet breakfast, and daily city tours with lunch based on the itinerary.
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  • 11 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,132.27
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$2,132.27

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 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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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 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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Private Half-Day Beijing Tour: Forbidden City and Houhai Lake Bike Tour

Private Half-Day Beijing Tour: Forbidden City and Houhai Lake Bike Tour

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Discover Beijing’s scenic side on this private half-day tour by bike and metro. Visit Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City; enjoy a delicious Chinese-style lunch overlooking Shichahai Lake; then glide around Houhai Lake on a leisurely bike tour. Hotel pickup is included.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.00
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$118.00
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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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Private Tour: Shichahai, Nanluoguxiang and Peking Opera with Peking Duck Dinner

Private Tour: Shichahai, Nanluoguxiang and Peking Opera with Peking Duck Dinner

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Enjoy a memorable night out in Beijing on this private 5-hour evening tour, including hotel pick-up. After dining on delicious Peking duck at a local restaurant, prepare to be entertained as you witness a spectacular Peking Opera performance. See the history of China brought to life through a dazzling cultural display, including live music, martial arts and traditional dance. Finally, soak up the lively atmosphere of Beijing by night with a stroll past the bars and cafés of Nanluoguxiang Alley, and through historic Shichahai.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00
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Private Beijing Night Tour with Mr. Shi's Dumplings, Great Leap Brewing and Houhai Lake

Private Beijing Night Tour with Mr. Shi's Dumplings, Great Leap Brewing and Houhai Lake

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Whether you’re looking for a romantic night with your significant other or a fun-filled night with friends, this private 4-hour food and beer tour in Beijing is for you. From a dinner at Mr. Shi’s Dumplings to a stop at a local brewery, and a stroll along the lake, your night is planned out for you, so you can enjoy some of the best things Beijing has to offer without the stress of organizing it yourself. Plus, your transportation is taken care off, too, to further put your mind at ease.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.00
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$158.00
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Mongolian Hot Pot Dinner Followed by Houhai Lake Visit and Foot Massage

Mongolian Hot Pot Dinner Followed by Houhai Lake Visit and Foot Massage

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Enjoy a time-honored Mongolian hot pot dinner plus a visit to the lively Houhai Lake area and foot massage on this private evening tour in Beijing. Visit a traditional restaurant and cook meats, vegetables, dumplings, and other ingredients in a classic hot pot steamboat: a simmering stockpot at your table. Afterward, see the illuminated waterside bars at Houhai and enjoy a relaxing acupressure foot massage. Private transport and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$198.00
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$198.00
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Private Hutong Culture Tour with Dumpling Cooking Class plus Cricket Fighting Game

Private Hutong Culture Tour with Dumpling Cooking Class plus Cricket Fighting Game

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Explore the centuries-old 'hutongs' of Beijing, including a rickshaw ride down the narrow alleys. Visit temples and get a bird's-eye view from atop the Drum Tower. Other highlights on this private tour include learning to make dumplings, watching cricket fighting, and eating authentic food with a local family.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.00
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$188.00
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Beijing Private Tai Chi Class and Bike Tour at Houhai Lake

Beijing Private Tai Chi Class and Bike Tour at Houhai Lake

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Pick up from your Beijing city hotel, enjoy a memorable 1 hour Tai Chi class on the banks of the Shicha Hai Lake. Practice some basic Tai Chi movements with a master, learns through clear communication, practice and feedback. Then glide around Houhai Lake and Hutong allays on a leisurely bike tour. Beijing city hotel pick up is included.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.20
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$147.20
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Half-Day Private Beijing Hutong Walking Tour with Dim Sum

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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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$86.40
$108.00
$21.60 savings
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$86.40
$108.00
$21.60 savings
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All Beijing & Xian Highlights - 6 Days Guided Tour with Hotel

All Beijing & Xian Highlights - 6 Days Guided Tour with Hotel

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This 6 Days tour is the best choice for people who have limited time in China and want to get the most of Chinese culture and History. All Hotel fees, Transportation, Entry Fees, Tour Guide Expenses, and Lunch and Meals are included in the price. You will also have an experienced English speaking tour guide who can help you to know better about all the attractions.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,040.00
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$1,040.00

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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Shichahai can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 73 Shichahai tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Shichahai 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Shichahai costs USD 42.23. Guided Shichahai tours start around USD 42.23 per person. See all 73 Shichahai tickets and tours on Viator.
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