Take a historical tour of Beijing’s narrow streets, known as hutongs, on a traditional rickshaw (a type of tricycle designed to carry passengers in addition to the driver). See the old Beijing that still exists for millions of people today. Followed by a walking tour to Drum Tower, Tea House as well as to visit a local home where you can learn about Chinese life from a family.
If your hotel is located out of 4th Ring Circle Highway, please go to Prime Hotel to join the tour at 08:30AM or 01:00PM. (Add: No. 2, Wangfujing Ave. Tel: +86-10-65136666)
Pick-up and drop-off services from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway
Professional English-speaking tour guide
Travel down the hutong on a rickshaw
What's Not Included
Food and beverages
INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
ADULT: Age: 12 - 99
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Infants aged 2 years and under travel free of charge, providing they are not occupying a seat
Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
Public transportation options are available nearby
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks provided for travellers
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
What To Expect
It’s an adventure to roam the old streets of Beijing, but it becomes all the more exciting by pedicab. This tour allows you to get a taste of life in the city as you travel through the old, narrow streets, & Hutong. Hutong is the small windy alleyways between the city’s main boulevards. Taking a stroll here, we will experience the more authentic parts of the city and really get to grips with the old Beijing.
Admission Ticket Included
Bell and Drum Towers
This tour is including climbing a local Drum Tower for a bird-view of old Beijing. Following is the stop for a chat with a real Chinese family. There is even a stop for refreshments at a local tea house.
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Great personalized trip
This was a nice private trip although many of the places I felt obligated to buy things. I had a local phone number so the guide and driver were able to contact me to confirm my pick up time. We visited a silk factory to see how silk was made, but I felt very pressured to buy here. Afterward, we went to a pearl market, also very cool to see how freshwater pearls are harvested. We then went on a brief rickshaw ride to a family's home in the old hutongs, very nice to see! We wrapped up with a tea ceremony where I also felt obligated to buy. Just be aware prior to going to all these places! Very nice tour with Michael and nice to see some local Beijing traditions.
Great fun way to see a different part of the City
Jenny J, 11-01-2020
We just booked one of the drivers off the street so did not book a recognized tour as such. It is quite funny, they all seem to wait for each other (ie: after a few of them have a booking) and then go off in a line together?. Our driver stopped off for a toilet stop (we certainly didn't want to use those toilets!!! so make sure you go before getting on the rickshaw lol). The house we stopped of was owned by an artist (who was lovely and let us take his picture and photos in the house etc.) so the house is decorated with his paintings which is nice but maybe not what a regular house would look like? All up I think the tour only went about 1 to 1 1/2 hours so expect if you booked the tour this would include your pick up and drop off time?
A very different view of the city
I'm not entirely sure if this was the tour we were on, but we did see the Hutongs by rickshaw. The rickshaw ride itself was uninteresting, but the neighborhood we saw was very different from all the high rises that you see elsewhere in Beijing. Seeing the Hutongs is worth the time and effort for that perspective.
We walked around the Hutongs, along various narrow streets. The rickshaw ride thereafter was fun and definitely worth doing. Not as good as rickshaw ride in Delhi.
Rickshaw ride with 100s
This was fun to do but there was only one stop for the driver to go to the bathroom. We photographed whatever we could shoot along the way. Thank goodness our guide had explained the history, etc of. HUTONGS.
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