Half-Day Private Beijing Hutong Walking Tour with Dim Sum

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From $108.00

36 reviews   (4.97)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Beijing’s hutong feel much more atmospheric with a private guide on hand to tell their stories and answer all your questions. Experience big-ticket highlights such as the Bell and Drum Towers, Yandai Xie Street, Back Lakes, and Yinding Bridge alongside lesser-known courtyards on this door-to-door tour. Along the way, try bubble tea, red bean dessert, and “mantou” buns, then dine (or lunch) a delightful dim sum potstickers in town. Stroll through old Beijing and authentic hutong with a private guide Sample signature street food then savor a dim sum feast Take it easy with pickup and drop-off direct from your hotel Choose between morning or afternoon tours to suit your schedule

What's Included

Bottled Water

Dim Sum Or Potstickers meal

Entrance fees

Excellent English Speaking Tour Guide

Taxi and subway fare(Within 4th ring road)

What's Not Included

Any other expenses that not listed as included

Gratuities (Recommended)

Liquor drinks(available to purchase)

Street Food Tasting (at your own expense)

Taxi fare at your own expense (Outside of 4th Ring Road)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 80

Additional Info

  • Dietary restriction and food allergy need to be noticed ahead of the booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Dietary restriction and food allergy need to be noticed ahead of the booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Please wear comfortable shoes

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

Meet up your friendly private guide at 10:00am or 2:00pm in your hotel lobby. Then you will be transferred to the Hutong area. Walk through the lively Nanluoguxiang and enjoy interesting Beijing Narrow Hutongs such as Yu'er Hutong,Mao'er Hutong and Baochao Hutong. There are tons of boutique stores, snacks along the way. Your guide will take you to try the milk tea with pearl, the red beans dessert, tasting local delicacy mantou steamed bun or even BBQ Lamb(at your own expenses), then savor an authentic Beijing Style dim sum in town or potstickers.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Yu'er Hutong
An authentic Beijing Hutong for local residence by the Jade River. The east end with beautiful canals, bridges with trendy courtyard. It is also a part of the ancient grand canal connect Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou. It is nicknamed the "Venice of Beijing"

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mao'er Hutong
The Last Emperor's empress lived here for a while after Royal family were driven out Forbidden City. A charming Hutong with beautiful courtyard and locust trees.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bell and Drum Towers
Continue your tour to Bell and Drum Towers to see the drum performance. Sometimes Drum Tower might be closed. Then, your tour guide will give you back the entrance fee of Drum Tower. Stroll along the Yandai Xie Street, Back Lakes (Houhai), Shichahai Scenic Resort, Hou Lake, Yinding bridges (money bridge) and Jinding Bridge. Admire the fancy newly renovated courtyards along the Jade River.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Wuyutai Tea Shop (Wangfujing)
Get yourself the very best Jasmine Tea, Chrysanthemum Tea , Green Tea or Oolong tea in Beijing People's favorable Wuyutai Tea Shop along the way if you are tea drinker.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Yandai Xie Street
Beijing's oldest commercial street, It is lined in traditional-style stone buildings that house charming souvenir and handicraft shops

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Back Lakes (Hou Hai)
This area of Beijing contains some of the most extensive old hutong neighborhood and the three lakes of Xihai, Houhai and Qianhai. The most hippy area for people enjoy the nightlife.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Yinding Bridge
People also call it money bridge as it was designed as Chinese ancient Ingot. The most busy bridge in Hutong area. always with great atmosphere day and night. the transition from day to night vibe is interesting itself.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Shichahai Scenic Resort
Fabulous lake view with lively hutongs, restaurant, bars and cafes.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Jinding Bridge
Jinding Bridge means Golden Ingot Bridge in Mandarin. A good spot to enjoy Back Lakes (Houhai)

At the end of the tour, your tour guide will transfer you back to your lovely hotel.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Absolutely the best!
meggs0032, 25-01-2020
My friend and I visited Beijing in November and booked private tours with Sunflower and had an absolutely wonderful vacation. Sunflower is (without a doubt) the absolute best tour guide I have ever experienced and would recommend 100%. Sunflower is incredibly knowledgeable and I left learning so much history about the city and feeling like I visited Beijing as a local. She also offered to constantly take our photos which was so helpful, like having a personal photographer with us at all times. Sunflower arranged everything making travel planning less stressful and so easy. I WILL be booking with Sunflower when I visit China again.
Amazing Day
marymO2870QB, 19-01-2020
My husband, I and our 10 year old daughter had the best day with Sunflower and Miss Maggie.
We were spoilt to have 2 tour guides!
Firstly Sunflower made contact with us 3 days prior to our tour and was most informative about weather conditions, what to wear and pick up time from our hotel etc.
We travelled in a nice car to the Hutongs where we started our walking tour.
The girls were so vibrant, informative and great fun.
My 10 year old daughter was in awe of them and they were so engaging with her.
The Hutongs is a great place well worth a visit.
We learned about the history of the Hutongs, visited back streets, saw how people live nowadays and did in the past.
We had a beautiful traditional meal with the girls - a feast at ‘Mr Shi’ restaurant.
We had great fun shopping and the girls took us to everything from backstreet markets to Main Street shoe shops!!!
We visited the drum tower - this was a lovely experience and saw a most interesting traditional drumming performance.
The girls went over and above for us - our tour went for a lot longer than the allotted 4 hours!
At the end of the tour the girls escorted us in another nice car back to our hotel.
It was a memorable day and one we as a family will remember fondly.
I only wished I had booked all our tours in Beijing with Sunflower tours.
I would highly recommend Sunflower tours.
If possible we would give this tour a 100 stars!
a full day with Sunflower
jw191, 17-01-2020
Sunflower and her driver were amazing!! We had an incredible overview of so many places in Bejing when we visited. Sunflower shared so much information about her country and went beyond what the tour outlined. We extended our tour to a full day as we found that we wanted to see and learn more.
Book your tour with Sunflower - it will be fabulous!
Hutong Walking Tour
mvillega1, 15-01-2020
My husband and I had the best tour guide in Beijing: Sunflower. She met us at our hotel and immediately informed us that it was going to be a very cold day. She advised us to layered up and thank God for her advice, it was freezing! Sunflower immediately told us what we were going to be doing and the places we would see. She is so knowledgeable! She took us around the neighborhood and the river providing us with interesting facts about everything we saw. She took us to hidden places just known to locals. We visited many souvenir stores and local markets where we saw how dumplings were made and tried different foods. It was very interesting and the food was delicious. She took tons of pictures which she gave to us at the end of the tour. Sunflower is very friendly and her English is excellent! We highly recommend her and will be booking her again when we return to Beijing. Excellent service without a doubt!
Hutong Walking Tour with Sunflower is fantastic! You will love it!
ELGee2011, 07-01-2020
Sunflower Tours is the name of the tour company, but Sunflower is ALSO the owner's name that she goes by. Feel free to call her Sunflower anytime. Her name is Lei Li and she is very professional, timely, hospitable and darn great at her job. I took this tour as a solo person and we walked Hutong back alleys and streets. Sunflower highlighted all the cool stuff in this area including buildings and stories about the area, but I was most interested in the doors and what all the symbols over the doors mean. That was the coolest part to me.
We got a spot of lunch in a very local place and Sunflower is very on top of any food allergies as well as things you won't even try. I happen to have Celiac disease and she understood completely what I could and couldn't eat. I loved the food, the company and the discussions! Sunflower will make you feel like family and you will want to visit again and again! I highly recommend her company and will use them again on my next trip to Beijing.

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