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Tour Overview

Have already visited Great Wall and Forbidden City? Want something different and new? This one is for you. The Beijing day tour is designed for you to explore the local history and folk culture. By visiting Hutong alleys, Beihai Park, Lama Temple, Confucius Temple, and Imperial Academy, you will learn some in-depth facts about Beijing city and Beijing residents’ life.

AM: In the morning, our guide and the driver will pick you up from your hotel at the appointed time. Firstly visit the Beihai Park. Standing at the northwest of Forbidden City, Beihai Park is one of the oldest and best-preserved royal gardens. It had served as royal garden since Liao Dynasty to Qing Dynasty. Today Beijing Park is one of the most popular and famous park that locals visit in daily life.

Next, visit the Beijing local folk residence: Hutong Alley. There is opportunity for you to take a rickshaw to explore Hutong to see daily life of native Beijing people. Following the local expert guide, you will find another face of the city that totally different from what you see in major streets.

Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

Beijing-Hutongs
Beijing Hutong rickshaw ride

PM: After lunch, continue to visit Yonghe Palace where two emperors of the Qing Dynasty bore. It’s also called Lama Temple because it was translated into the largest Buddhist temple in Beijing in Mid and Late Qing Dynasty. Then head to the Confucius Temple, the memorial temple for the greatest educator in Chinese history. The last stop today is Imperial Academy which just locates at opposite of Confucius Temple. It was the highest educational institution in Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Today, it’s the only completely preserved relics of Chinese ancient educational institution. After the tour, return to hotel.

Beijing Yonghe Palace
Yonghe Palace

Tour Price Per Person

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Travelers 1 People 3 People 4 People 5 People
Tour Price $239 $115 $97 $85
Travelers 6 People 8 People 9 People 10 People
Tour Price $80 $71 $67 $65
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Price includes

  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
  • Chinese style lunch listed in the itinerary
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide
  • Private transfers in air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
  • Government taxes

Price excludes

  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities to guide and driver (recommended if you are satisfied with their services)
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