Beijing Private Layover Tour to Temple of Heaven Guozijian Hutong and Local Food
Don’t spend your Shanghai stopover inside the airport, Build your own Beijing adventure with a local guide on a private layover tour. Explorer serval iconic locations: Temple of Heaven, Wangfujing Street, Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum, Drum Tower, Houhai and Beijing Hutong. We will enjoy an excellent view of drumming performance at Drum Tower. Then, we will walk along Hutong, tasting snacks and experiencing the street life.
1. Visit a China's ancient sacrificial building - Temple of Heaven
2. Walk into Temple of Confucius to feel the wisdom of Confucius
3. Explore Wangfujing Street, Houhai Hutong and other locals frequented areas
4. Learn about the ancient, mysterious history and geography from your guide
5. Pickup and drop-off included from Beijing Capital International Airport or nearby hotels
per adult from
8 to 9 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Bottled water
- Local delicacy
- Professional tour guide
- Private transportation
- Admission to the indicated attractions
- Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
- Entry/Admission - Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum
- Entry/Admission - Bell and Drum Towers
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China
Your tour guide will be welcoming you at exit of Beijing Capital International Airport at 08:30 a.m.. Then, we will transfer to Temple of Heaven.
It is the Largest Existing Architecture Group For Heaven Worship in the World. Originally, the Temple of Heaven was the place where emperors of the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty held the Heaven Worship Ceremony.
Residents living near the this place enjoy many activities here, such as running, cycling, singing, dancing, playing chess, flying kites, etc. You can become involved personally in these activities and experience the leisure pursuits of local people.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
Wangfujing is one of the most famous shopping streets, not only in Beijing but in all of China. It is the most well-known and prosperous shopping street with modern and fashion trends.
Wangfujing Shopping Street houses a wide variety of shops and boutiques, some of which are of world-famous brands as well as restaurants. Apart from that, there are also many time honored stores with traditional commodities standing in the street for hundreds of years. Nowadays, Beijing Wangfujing Street is a modern commercial street which can be paralleled with Champs Elysees in Paris.
Another Wangfujing landmark: the Foreign Languages Bookstore.
The store sells books, art supplies, videos and CDs on several floors, but the street level is the place to buy coffee table books about China in a variety of languages as well as cookbooks and books to help you learn the Chinese language.
At noon, we will enjoy a local lunch, with Peking duck and vegetarian options available.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum, No.13 Guozijian Street, Beijing China
Guozijian was the Imperial Academy during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties, and it was the highest institute of learning in China's traditional education system. Emperors in imperial China would frequently visit to read Confucian classics to thousands of students.
The Temple of Confucius (北京孔庙)
The Temple of Confucius is right next to Guozijian. It is the second largest Confucian Temple in China, after the one in Confucius' hometown Qufu. There are many carvings inside the temple, and there is a large collection of ancient Chinese musical instruments in the Hall of Great Perfection. Nowadays the temple houses part of the art collection of Beijing Capital Museum.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Bell and Drum Towers, Di'anmen Wai Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
The Drum Tower was equipped with bronze clepsydras and drums that were beaten to mark the hours. The drum was beaten quickly for 18 times and then slowly for 18 times to mark the hour. You have the opportunity to climb to the top of Drum tower for an excellent view of drumming performance which lasts for 20 minutes.
Duration: 50 minutes
Stop At: Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Shicha Lake Scenic Resort, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Houhai, which literally means "Back Sea", is a large artificial lake in northern downtown Beijing. There were many wine shops, workshops, and opera stages in ancient times. Nowadays, it is open to all. The area is dotted with bars, cafes, tea houses and restaurants, and is quite popular among foreign visitors and local young people. In addition, the neighboring Hutongs and courtyards of former court officials and celebrities are worth a visit.
We will stroll along Lotus Lane in the Back Lakes (Houhai) area, see its night-time bars and lake waters, and take in the historical Yandaixiejie Hutong and Nanluoguxiang Hutong.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Yandai Xie Street, Di'anmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Know as Yandai Xiejie in Chinese, the Yandaixie Street is one of the oldest hutongs in Beijing. Located in the Xicheng District, it is close to the Shichahai which are famous attractions in Beijing.
Since the olden days, Yandaixiejie Street has been one of the most flourishing commercial areas in Beijing. The stores are closely packed along the street and a wide variety of souvenirs with Beijing characteristics can be found there.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Nanluoguxiang, Nanluoguo Xiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Nanluoguxiang Hutong is known for its authentic Beijing atmosphere. The age-old siheyuans, archways, wall carvings, and former residences of socialites can be found there. Today there has been an unprecedented fusion of East and West in Nanluoguxiang Hutong, where new pubs and restaurants have given it an urban appearance.
Afterwards, enjoy comfortable transfer back to Beijing Capital International Airport to catch your flight or your hotel. Wrap your memories and say good-bye.
Duration: 30 minutes
Departure Point :Beijing, China
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from Beijing Capital International Airport or nearby hotels.Airports
- Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
- Beijing Capital International Airport, Shunyi District, Beijing, China
Departure Time :8:30 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.