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

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Private tour of Beijing’s hutongs
  • Visit temples and ride a rickshaw
  • Make dumplings during a cooking workshop
  • Watch a cricket fighting game
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off and lunch included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
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Rickshaw ride
Cricket fighting game
Lunch
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance ticket
Gasline, Parking & Toll fees
Gratuities
Souvenirs
In the morning, meet your guide upon pickup from your centrally located hotel in Beijing. You're transported by private vehicle to the first stop, Lama Temple, one of the most revered Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world. The original prince's palace was converted to a temple in the 18th century and blends both Han and Tibetan styles of architecture. 

View the world's largest wooden Buddha statue before continuing on to the Confucius Temple, built to pay tribute to Confucius during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties. Venture inside the temple complex to find more than 100 ancient trees and 198 steles. 

Board a rickshaw for a ride through the hutongs. While you weave through the ancient alleys, your guide points out numerous traditional-style gates and shops. On arrival at a local family's home, take part in a cooking demo and learn to make Chinese dumplings. Watch a game of cricket fighting and eat a home-style meal for lunch.

After, you can climb up the Drum Tower for a panoramic view of the old Beijing-Shichahai area. Then walk to Yandaixiejie Hutong, an age-old lane dating to the Yuan Dynasty of the 13th and 14th century, ending at Houhai Lake. Conclude your private tour with transport back to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
In the morning, meet your guide upon pickup from your centrally located hotel in Beijing. You're transported by private vehicle to the first stop, Lama Temple, one of the most revered Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world. The original prince's palace was converted to a temple in the 18th century and blends both Han and Tibetan styles of architecture. View the world's largest wooden Buddha statue.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum
Confucius Temple, built to pay tribute to Confucius during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties. Venture inside the temple complex to find more than 100 ancient trees and 198 steles.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hutong Tour
Board a rickshaw for a ride through the hutongs. While you weave through the ancient alleys, your guide points out numerous traditional-style gates and shops. On arrival at a local family's home, take part in a cooking demo and learn to make Chinese dumplings. Watch a game of cricket fighting and eat a home-style meal for lunch.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bell and Drum Towers
Afternoon, you can climb up the Drum Tower for a panoramic view of the old Beijing-Shichahai area. Then walk to Yandaixiejie Hutong, an age-old lane dating to the Yuan Dynasty of the 13th and 14th century,
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Yandai Xie Street
Then walk to Yandaixiejie Hutong, an age-old lane dating to the Yuan Dynasty of the 13th and 14th century.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Shichahai Scenic Resort
Tour will ending at Houhai(Shichahai ) Lake. Conclude your private tour with transport back to your hotel.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lily's Tour Company

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Lily was our guide and we have a...
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, Apr 2016
Lily was our guide and we have a fantastic time with her from the time we met her ..making the dumplings were just awesome food was great highly recommend this trip ..:
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