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Private Layover Tour of Beijing Hutong with Lunch and Airport Pickup

New visitors to Beijing can get acquainted with the city at an easygoing pace on this layover tour. Visit some of the city's many well-known attractions. Explore the colorful Lama Temple; enjoy an excellent view of drumming performance; stroll around Houhai Lake; walk along Hutong, taste local delicacy and experience the original Beijing lifestyle; explore Prince Gong’s Mansion which is the best preserved mansion in China. At dusk, we will climb the Jingshan and have a bird’s eye view of the Forbidden City from Jingshan.

1. Taste traditional Beijing cuisine - Noodles with Soybean Paste(Zhajiang Mian)
2. Get a sense of Forbidden City's size by seeing it from Jingshan
3. Visit the most important Tibetan Buddhist temple - Lama Temple
4. Personalized experience with a private guide
5. Transport around the city is provided, starting with a pick-up at airport

per adult from

$339

AUD

Duration

8 to 9 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Zhajiangmian
    • Bottled water
    • Professional tour guide
    • Private transportation
    • Entrance fee of the indicated attractions
    • Entry/Admission - Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
    • Entry/Admission - Bell and Drum Towers
    • Entry/Admission - Prince Kung's (Gong) Mansion
    • Entry/Admission - Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Lama Temple (Yonghegong), No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007 China

      Your tour guide will be welcoming you at exit of the airport with the welcoming board on which your name will be written at 08:30 a.m.. Then, transfer to Lama Temple and start the wonderful tour.
      The Lama Temple (Yonghegong), one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist temples outside Tibet, began as a palace for Emperor Yongzheng before he became the third emperor of the Qing Dynasty. Today, the resplendent temple, with its halls, courtyards, ponds, and bronze mandala, is a lamasery for some two dozen Tibetan monks. Inside you'll find five large halls, ornately decorated with Buddha statues in various incarnations, murals, and carvings.


      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.

      At noon, we will taste traditional Beijing cuisine - Noodles with Soybean Paste(Zhajiang Mian).


      Duration: 1 hour

      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, taste some local traditional snacks 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.

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Prince Kung's (Gong) Mansion, No.14 Liuyin Street, inside Prince Kung's Mansion, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China

      Prince Gong’s Mansion is the best preserved mansion in China, including the mansion and the park.
      The main layout of Prince Gong’s Mansion includes three parts: middle buildings, east and west buildings. All those three parts are built along the central axis and composed of traditional courtyards. Those mansions are built widely with the highest level of construction regulations at that time. Besides, there are three courtyards in each of three main buildings and each of them is a popular tourism spot.


      Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

      Stop At: Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), No.44 Jingshanxi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China

      Jingshan Park is superbly landscaped with hills to ascend by steps, clear lakes and dignified ancient buildings. It used to be one of the ancient imperial gardens in Beijing, and now has developed as a peaceful public park.
      Because of close to north of the Forbidden City, Jingshan Park is the best place for a bird's eye view of the Forbidden City and central Beijing. This park is open after dark, until 9pm in summer and 8pm in winter.
      At dusk, the Forbidden City is particularly beautiful, palace eaves decorated with golden rays of the setting sun.

      Afterwards, enjoy comfortable transfer back to Beijing Capital International Airport to catch your flight. Wrap your memories and say good-bye.


      Duration: 1 hour

    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      Your guide will pick you up from Beijing Capital International Airport or nearby hotels.Airports
      • Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
      Departure Time :
      8:30 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Infant seats available
      • 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.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by MoreFunAsia

    Activity ID: V-37241P426

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