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Private Cultural Tour: Hutong Rickshaw Ride and Dumpling Making in Beijing

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    What to Expect
    Get an authentic sense of Chinese culture on this private tour of Beijing. After your tour guide picks you up from your Beijing hotel at downtown area, take the private transportation to the Drum Tower and go for a wandering through Beijing’s hutongs. These narrow alleyways lined by courtyard residences will give you an insider’s look into the lives of local families. Then, ascend the Drum Tower to see the large collection of drums from all over China and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the ancient city from the top. You may even catch an impressive 20-minute drum performance inside!

    Next, visit the home of a local family living in a nearby hutong. Here, learn how to make authentic Chinese dumplings as you and your English-speaking guide chat with the family and hear about their old Beijinger family life stories. After eating your homemade delicacies for lunch, the family will teach you traditional Chinese activities like calligraphy and paper cutting, giving you a greater understanding of traditional Chinese art and culture.This is also a great opportunity for you to walk in the local Beijinger's life, you can have a nice talk with the local family about all the topics which you are interested in.

    After an enriching, authentic Beijing experience, your guide will walk you back to the Drum Tower to conclude your tour. Your tour guide will help you to get a taxi back to your hotel at your own expense.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your Beijing hotel at downtown area
    Departure Time
    9am
    Duration
    5h
    Inclusions
    • Professional English-speaking tour guide
    • Entrance ticket of Drum Tower
    • Rickshaw ride through the Old Beijing Hutong alleys with a rickshaw driver
    • Home visit in a local Hutong courtyard
    • Yummy home cooked lunch
    • Hotel pick up
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities to tour guide (Optional)
    • Hotel drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I extremely enjoyed this experience. I was picked up on time by my tour guide Dean and received a warm greeting. Dean was very kind and patient with answering all my questions and provided detailed explanations as to what area we were visiting and the history. We ricksaw through
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    My tour guide was INCREDIBLE! I wish she is available for other tours during my visit. She is very knowledgeable on area history. She speaks fluent English, so no loss of communication during the tour made it very enjoyable.
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