Beijing Half Day Private Tour: Forbidden City and Traditional Hutongs

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From $87.47

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: China, China

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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In this tour, you will learn about historic and cultural insights about some of Beijing's top attractions and then you can continue visiting some of Beijing's other attractions on your own with a good cultural background to understand the city better. This is also ideal for business tourists with a short stay in the city.

What's Included

Main entrance tickets to the tour sites as per the itinerary

Professional & friendly English-speaking tour guide

Taxi between Forbidden City and the Hutongs

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Unless option with pick-up is selected)

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 2 - 99

Additional Info

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap

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

Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Meet your guide at 8:00 am at the lobby of the Beijing Hotel NUO Forbidden City, located in Wangfujing Subway Station (33 Chang'an Avenue).

You will take a few minutes to walk to the Forbidden City (built over 700 years ago) where Ming and Qing emperors once lived and ruled in opulence. The palace is a crazy maze of buildings, bridges, halls, and alleys. Our guide will help you to identify the most important sites and imagine how life was for those inside hundreds of years ago.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Shichahai Scenic Resort
After the 90 minutes visit to the Forbidden City, you will then take a taxi with the guide to the Shichahai area. You will walk the old hutong alleys that hide different courtyards and are the soul of old Beijing'er's life. You will walk along the Houhai lakes and where you can appreciate the beautiful scenery. Across Yindin Bridge is Yandaixie street which is a winding street with a lot of local shops and cafes. You can pick up some souvenirs and trinkets here and try some local famous street snacks.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bell and Drum Towers
Then you will arrive in the Bell Tower and Drum Tower, two symbols of the old Beijing. The guide will stop and tell you about some of the history. You will walk a few minutes more and arrive to Nanluoguxiang street which is a hot spot for both tourists and the locals.

Our tour ends at the entrance of the alley at 12:00 pm, and you can start walking this street on your own or your guide can help you take a taxi back to your hotel.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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