Full-Day Beijing City Tour: Hutongs, Lama Temple and Panda House


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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

In this full-day tour, you will explore the ancient capital of Beijing both old and new, see cuddly giant pandas at Panda House, walk through the maze of hutongs or narrow alleys, which are now fast disappearing, visit a large Tibetan Buddhist monastery - Lama Temple, and take pictures of Water Cube and Bird's Nest. Traditional Chinese lunch, hotel pickup and drop-off are included.


What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All entrance tickets as listed in the itinerary.

Chinese lunch and bottled water.

English-speaking tour guide service

Hotel pickup and drop-off (located within the 4th ring road in Beijing).

What's Not Included

Gratuities (recommended)

Personal expenses.


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 80

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We try to meet individual requirement but can NOT 100% satisfy. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We try to meet individual requirement but can NOT 100% satisfy. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

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

Chaoyang
Your English-speaking guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in central Beijing to start today’s trip. Your tour guide will contact you to confirm pick-up time in the evening (6-9 pm) before the tour date.

First you will see China’s national treasure – giant pandas at the Panda House in Chaoyang District, where you can see the lovely Giant Pandas.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Olympic Park
Then head for Olympic Green and we will arrange 45 minutes to take pictures outside Water Cube and Bird's Nest. (If you are interested in the inner structure of the stadiums, ask your tour guide to assist you in buying the tickets at your own cost, and you could enter for a visit by yourself.)

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
1 hour tour for the mysterious Tibet style Buddhism temple. Head for Yongle Lama Temple, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery with over 300 years of history. You can see the world’s largest wooden Buddhist statue and some Tibetan exhibitions. The Lama Temple tour finishes at about 12:00.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Hutong Tour
Hutongs are a maze of historic alleyways with traditional single-story courtyard houses, which are now fast disappearing. They are a remnant of the old Beijing. In this tour, you will walk through the narrow alleys, as well as visit a local family to discover the traditional lifestyle and how these unique residential houses and culture are protected. You can also ascend the Bell Tower to have a bird’s-eye view of the hutong area.The total walking distance in this tour is about 1.4 km.
If you are interested in a traditional Chinese culture experience, we are happy to offer a free experience in the hutongs of about 40 minutes: Learn Chinese Calligraphy or Learn Chinese Paper Cutting. Please tell your tour guide which one you prefer a day in advance for a day so that he/she can make a reservation for you.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
Jingshan Park was a part of the Forbidden City until the early 1900's when the walls were pulled down and a road cut through it destroying several gates and buildings between the park and the rear entrance of the palace. The hill in Jingshan Park was made with the earth removed to create the palace moat. It is well worth the climb on a clear day for spectacular views of the Forbidden City and Beijing.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

We had a great time. Our tour guide...
Jennifer_B, 30-05-2018

We had a great time. Our tour guide Sabrina was the best! The lunch at the familys home was amazing! The food was better than any restaurant we ate at. Highly recommend this tour. Ms. Sabrina is extremely knowledgeable and has a warm personality.

Best tour so far...
Anonymous, 05-05-2018
Guide was knowledgeable and honest. I wish all the tour guide were like her. She was great, I couldn’t ask for anything more.

Thank you
It was an amazing experience walking...
Steven_D, 08-04-2018

It was an amazing experience walking The Great Wall of China!!! There are truly no words to describe it!!! The culmination of going to The Beijing Zoo, seeing those adorable Pandas and having lunch with a Chinese couple will be such a beautiful memory. I enjoyed every minute of my tours in Beijing.

This was my favorite tour of all...
Tiffany S, 16-01-2018

This was my favorite tour of all days tours I did. The lama temple and giant Buddha's were my favorite. The lunch in the hutongs was a great experience as well to understand traditional living. The guide was the best part. I believe her name was Ouyu. of all my guides she was the only one that made sure I understood how to get back to my hotel it was in an odd area that the bus couldn't pull up to. She spoke great English and had a wonderful sense of humor. Highly recommend, even if only one day in China!

Got to see a lot in a short amount...
teddy, 16-06-2017

Got to see a lot in a short amount of time. The Rickshaw ride was a great add in and the lunch included was really nice, only problem was it seemed really rushed and the guide didnt give much information of the area but overall great way to see beijing!





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