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

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Beijing, China
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • 3-hour nighttime walking tour of Beijing
  • Try some exotic foods at the Wangfujing Snack Street night market (own expense)
  • Admire the beautiful scenery and relaxing atmosphere at Houhai Lake
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience
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Professional English-speaking guide
Local famous Pekin Roast duck for dinner
Public transportation or Taxi
Gratuities to the tour guide (recommended)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up travellers from the lobby of Sunworld Dynasty hotel

Departure Time

5:00 PM
Greet your guide at a central Beijing location and begin your enchanting exploration of the city by night. Wander past the sacred structure of St, Josephs Church then immerse yourself in the busy and bustling atmosphere of Wangfujing Snack Street, home to Donghuamen Night Market. 

Browse enticing food stalls selling an eclectic selection of culinary specialties; sample everything from scorpion and starfish to lamb kebabs and spicy noodle soup. Try local favorites like zhájiángmian (noodles in fried bean sauce) and listen to your knowledgeable guide's thoughtful recommendations. Please note, all street food is purchased at your own expense. 

Next, wander to the illuminated Imperial City Park to see locals dancing, socializing and exercising in the cool night air. Stroll down a charming alley filled with quaint shops then admire the cultural majesty of the Drum Tower and Bell Tower, monuments from the Ming dynasty. Listen to tales of the structure’s ancient origins then venture to the convivial Yandaixejie Hutong to stroll around the luscious Houhai Lake. 

Admire the tranquility of the area and capture the stunning evening scenery on camera before bidding your guide and group farewell when the tour concludes beside the lake.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Bell and Drum Towers
The Drum Tower was built in 1272 during the reign of Kublai Khan, at which time it stood at the very heart of the Yuan capital Dadu. At that time it was known as the Tower of Orderly Administration (Qizhenglou). In 1420, under the Yongle Emperor of the Ming dynasty, the building was reconstructed to the east of the original site and in 1800 under the Jiaqing Emperor of the Qing dynasty, large-scale renovations were carried out.
Stop At:  
Nanluoguxiang
Nanluoguxiang was built in the Yuan Dynasty and received its current name during the Qing Dynasty, around 1750. In recent years, the area's hutongs have become a popular tourist destination with restaurants, bars, live music houses, coffee shops, fast food and souvenir shops, as well as some old siheyuan associated with famous historic and literary figures.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Shichahai Scenic Resort
Shichahai consists of 147 hectares and dates back to the Jin Dynasty. From the time of the Yuan Dynasty it was the northernmost part of the Grand Canal linking Hangzhou in the south to Beijing in the North of China. Because of this, the Shichahai area used to be the most important commercial district with all kinds of activities going on. It harbors several temples and mansions. Shichahai literally means "the lake of ten temples". Around the lake there are ten famous Taoist and Buddhist temples and several formal royal mansions and gardens. The most well known are the Prince Gong Mansion and the Prince Chun Mansion. Shichahai is a famous scenic spot in Beijing, and it is near the north-gate of the Beihai Park. The borders of the lakes are lined by tall trees. In the summer tourists rent boats to paddle on the lakes. In the winter many people come to ice-skate.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY China Comfort Travel

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Tour guide was very knowledgeable...
Gina S
, Jul 2017
Tour guide was very knowledgeable, flexible, and patient. She offered a lot of great ideas for shopping gifts, sovenoirs and information about the area religions, culture, history, and architecture. She was even able to get me in a secured area to view. The walk was normal pace and great exercise. I highly recommend this guide and the tour. It will show you the hidden back street night life and capitalism in Beijing.
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This was really good to get a feel...
Shaun K
, May 2017
This was really good to get a feel of the local markets in Beijing. I was solo on this tour and had the guide to myself which was great. The guide assisted with bartering of prices and understanding of what the food on display was! Great guide with local knowledge.
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This tour was a lot of walking. I...
Lyskira
, Apr 2017
This tour was a lot of walking. I was not expecting a three mile walk just to get from Snack Street to the Drum and Bell Tower. I loved the destination once we arrived, but walking in China, when you are not use to the streets and the pavement was a bit too much. We had a tour with 7 people and the tour guide went at our pace and stopped when someone needed to rest. I was very thankful the tour was limited to our group exclusively. The guide was incredibly informative and personable. His English was very easy to understand. Great experience, but again..... A lot of walking a little over 5 miles from Sunworld Dynasty Hotel to the end of the tour at Qianhai Park
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A great way to see parts of the city...
Cyril Y
, Dec 2016
A great way to see parts of the city that tourists don't often see. The guide,Dean, could have been more forthcoming with his explanations but answered all our questions.
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Maybe it was the weather affecting...
Korey B
, Aug 2016
Maybe it was the weather affecting our review because it was so hot, but this tour basically consisted of walking down the shopping street in Beijing, the snack street where our guide couldn't even recommend anything because she 'doesn't eat this food', then walking forever to again walk down an overcrowded shopping street. Nothing of substance, could have done the same thing on our own. In fact, the 4 college girls that started following us were more helpful than the actual guide...when the guide got us lost.
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Delightful! This walking tour was...
Arienne
, May 2016
Delightful! This walking tour was quite honestly one of the highlights of my entire trip to China. Dean was lovely, well versed and delightful! He showed us Beijing as the locals do, and made it absolutely enchanting! Well done Dean!
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Unfortunately the tour is not done...
Vanessa V
, Dec 2015
Unfortunately the tour is not done by a real guide ... Always the same comments, very kind girl by the way.
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I think the tour was worth doing and...
Johanna
, Oct 2015
I think the tour was worth doing and showed some hidden sides of Beijing. The guide was very pleasant but at times hard to understand.
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Our walk through the streets of...
Patrick T
, Oct 2015
Our walk through the streets of Beijing with our guide Kitty was worth doing. Kitty had a set English script to go through but her conversational English was limited, meaning that she was not able to answer some fundamental questions we asked her. She was an obliging, pleasant guide who went out of her way to make us feel at home in Beijing
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I just spent a wonderful evening...
Richard W
, Sep 2015
I just spent a wonderful evening walking through many nice neighborhoods in Beijing, from Wangfujing Street, past many colorful street food vendors with exotic food, through nice parks with tree-lined sidewalks, past the Bell Tower and Drum Tower Culture Square, and finally winding in and out the Hutongs that branch off from Beihai Lake, with beautiful sunset and night views of all the colorful shops, restaurants and neon-lit bars. My guide, Kitty, was charming and knowledgeable. She is from Beijing and gave me a great tour that I would highly recommend to anyone. I really enjoyed her company and stories, and the pace of our walk was perfect.
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