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Private Beijing Night Walking Tour with Flag Lowering Ceremony at Tiananmen Square

Beijing, China
Private Beijing Night Walking Tour with Flag Lowering Ceremony at Tiananmen Square

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icon3 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Admire Beijing’s top attractions as their evening lights switch on with this 2-hour walking tour. With your private guide, head for Tiananmen Square to watch its famous, sunset flag-lowering ceremony. View the vast square and historical buildings, and see other landmarks including the egg-shaped National Theatre, Qianmen Old Shopping Street, and Wangfujing Church. Plus, delve into the night market and street food haunts around Wangfujing Street, learning about daily life in the city as you go.
  • 2-hour Beijing night walking tour including Tiananmen Square flag-lowering ceremony
  • Admire top Beijing landmarks as their evening lights flicker to life
  • View the sunset flag-lowering ceremony and buildings around Tiananmen Square
  • See the National Theatre, Qianmen Old Shopping Street, and Wangfujing Church
  • Discover the night market, shopping, and street foods around colorful Wangfujing Street
  • Learn about Beijing life and get tips on restaurants and nightspots from a guide
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English speaking tour guide
Private Walking tour
Hotel pickup (But the transportation fee to Tian'anmen Square is not included
Hotel drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your tour guide will pick you up in your Beijing city hotel's(within the 4th ring road) lobby

Departure Time

6:00 PM
Meet your guide and small group in central Beijing. Start times vary between 4:30pm and 7pm to coincide with Tiananmen Square’s flag-lowering ceremony, timed according to the sunset.

Admire the National Theatre, a modern, egg-shaped center designed by Paul Andreu, and stroll to Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public square. View the buildings, including Tiananmen Gate, as their floodlights switch on, learning about their history and functions.

Watch the lowering of the Chinese flag, a solemn military ceremony held beside the gate, and view the remnants of Beijing’s city walls and Qianmen Shopping Street.

Continue on to the shopping and food quarter around Wangfujing Street. Enjoy this lively area, and explore the night market to see some unusual street foods. As you explore the illuminated streets, hear first-hand tales of city life from your guide, and get insider tips on restaurants, bars, and nightspots.

Next, head for St. Joseph's Church, sometimes known as Wangfujing Church, one of Beijing’s Catholic churches. Admire the church and watch the activities nearby — locals gather here by evening to play games, dance, and sing.

Your tour concludes here, leaving you to continue exploring or return to your hotel with directions from your guide.
Stop At:  
National Center for the Performing Arts
Your friendly private guide will meet you in your hotel's lobby. After admiring the "eggshell" by French Architect Paul Andreu set off toward the Tian'anmen Square.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
The national flag raising ceremony in every morning and the flag lowering ceremony in every evening is the most solemn thing on the Tiananmen Square.You will get to see this important even, the lights on  the surrounding buildings start to light up gradually .Hear from your guide about the history of the Square and functions of all the buildings
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Qianmen (Zhengyangmen)
Walling pass by Qianmen Gate, and get to know its stories
Stop At:  
Qianmen Main Street Mall
Stroll around the Ming and Qing Style buildings and shops here
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Then walk over to the Tian'anmen Gate,a beloved landmark and one of the city’s most popular photo ops. 
Stop At:  
Wangfujing Street
Continue on to the charming neighborhood of the Wangfujing Street. On the way you will stop at the Ruins of the city Wall to take a look. Wangfujing Street is famous for its shopping and food. Learn about the area’s history and enjoy the energy of this fun nightlife destination.To the night Market to find out the special Beijing local snacks you never seen before.As you stroll through the illuminated city streets, your guide will share the information about all the sites and a local’s perspective on daily life in Beijing.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Joseph's Cathedral
Next, heading to the St. Joseph's Church, commonly known as Wangfujing Church is an early 20th-century Romanesque Revival church that is one of the four historic Catholic churches in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Beijing.At night, locals gather here to play games, dancing or singing. Your tour ends here,you’ll also get recommendations on upcoming events in the city and authentic spots to continue exploring on your own. Please note:  The start of the flag lowering ceremony is according to the sunset, so the start time of this tour is vary depending on the time of the year. Here is a brief idea on when the tour start,for detailed meeting time please contact the operator in advance. January :Flag lowering ceremony is between  17:00 to 17:30, meeting time is between 16:30 to 17:00  February: Flag lowering ceremony is between17:30 to 18:00,meeting time is between 17:00 to 17:30  March and September: Flag lowering ceremony is between 18:00 to 18:30,meeting time is between 17:30 to 18:00  April: Flag lowering ceremony is between18:30 to 19:00,meeting time is between 18:00 to 18:30 May: Flag lowering ceremony is between19:00 to 19:30,meeting time is between 18:30 to 19:00 June and July: Flag lowering ceremony is between19:37 to 19:47,meeting time is at 19:00 August: Flag lowering ceremony is between18:27 to 19:29,meeting time is between 17:50 to 18:30  October: Flag lowering ceremony is between17:17 to 18:00,meeting time is between 16:30 to 17:30  November: Flag lowering ceremony is between16:50 to 17:12,meeting time is between 16:00 to 16:30 December: Flag lowering ceremony is between16:50 to 16:59,meeting time is at 16:00
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Discover Beijing Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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