Beijing Urban Adventures
Bike Tours • Walking Tours • Private Tours • Food Tours • Day Trips
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Beijing Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Beijing, especially the day trip to Great Wall of China. Our trips say no to Shopping, depart earlier to avoid tourist crowds and add on surreal local experiences. We focus on uncovering back streets, hidden gems, and fascinating sights. Step into the lives of locals, find out what makes the city tick, and get acquainted with the local food, culture, and traditions of Beijing . A local expert guide will provide the knowledge and lead you through a fantastic urban experience.
Beijing, China

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Brad
Chicago, IL31 contributions
Jul. 2019
Our time in Beijing was limited so we booked a private tour, and boy did we pack a lot in. Lily was amazing. We saw Tiananmen Square, and sat and enjoyed a delicious lunch before casually walking through The Forbidden City and climbing to the top of Jingshan Park. We finished with a special request, a bike ride out to Houhai Lake and Bar Street. Lily was a wealth of information, we enjoyed her company and had a great time. Highly recommended!!
Written April 12, 2020
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Kelsey W.
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Oct. 2019
My husband and I booked this tour last-minute, and had a great time! The guide was knowledgeable on the history of the foods we tried and neighborhoods we visited, and the food was phenomenal. We also enjoyed mingling with the other travelers on the tour! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is looking for a quick way to experience some of Beijing's amazing cuisine.
Written February 5, 2020
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amalthea l
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
Aug. 2019
It was worth to take this guided tour in Beijing. This was not my first time in Beijing, but this was my first guided tour in Beijing. I learnt a lot. Thank yo very much!
Written February 4, 2020
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Filip
Santa Barbara, California4 contributions
Jan. 2020
Lily was an excellent tour guide, who not only gave us an excellent history lesson on the wall and its history but most importantly, you'll experience the Wall in an uncrowded VIP tour in a group of fewer than 10 people. There are no hidden costs, no pressure to buy anything extra during the trip, and you can choose to pay for any additional transit at the wall such as a Cable Car or hike all the way up to point 20 on your own with the option to sled down in a Toboggan for 100 CNY. Lily will take you up to Gate 6 which is where you'll be coming back down to when you choose to slide down or take the cable car. If hiking a steep hill (its Steep) is not your thing, take the cable car up and down.
After you finish, the traditional Chinese lunch in the nearby village is just as spectacular offering the utmost privacy and without a large tourist group.

Looking forward to doing another tour with Lily in the near future.
Written January 19, 2020
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Brandon
1 contribution
Jan. 2020 • Friends
My friend and I were lucky enough to have Lily as our tour guide for our trip to the Great Wall. She was very knowledgeable about different areas of interest and spoke great English. The authentic lunch we had only added to the uniqueness of this opportunity. Lily went out of her way to show us a few places we were interested in Beijing after our tour. She was a fantastic tour guide with a bright personality. Highly recommend!
Written January 16, 2020
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camillamck
Swan Hill, Australia24 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Couples
I encouraged my fiancé to do this tour with me, despite it being winter in Beijing (quite a shock coming from Australia). Coming up to the trip I was worried the weather would be horrible, but was pleasantly surprised with the day being clear, sunny, and a cool -15 degrees.
We were picked up by our tour guide and driver to find we were the only 2 on the tour! The car and driver were exceptional as was our tour guide. She was informative, bubbly, a great photographer, spoke English extremely well and went the extra mile showing my fiancé and I to the pearl markets after the tour finished.
During the tour we arrived early before the crowds, were given free time to explorer the wall ourselves and rode toboggans back down the mountain after getting the chair lift up. We then had a delicious home cooked lunch at a local families home (which doubles as an AirBnb).
Despite the temperature, my fiancé and I actually got quite warm during the walk, so don’t let the temperatures during winter deter you from coming. Once on the wall, if the sun is out, you’ll be warm enough in pants and a T-shirt (we stopped off layers of jumpers but needed the extra layers for the toboggan and when in the shade).

Overall this was an incredible trip and I feel very lucky to have had such a joyful, wonderful tour guide.
Written January 14, 2020
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JOANNE M
2 contributions
Jan. 2020
Lily was an excellent guide fitting in the highlights without feeling rushed. Temple of Heaven park was the biggest surprise seeing all the retired folks out exercising and socializing in the morning...we even got to try tai chi and the Chinese version of hacky sack. Then off to Tianenman Square and the Forbidden City, both of which need to be seen to be appreciated. Lily was very knowledgeable and answered our questions well. She took us to a small non-touristy restaurant for lunch and ordered a variety of delicious dishes, respecting our different dietary needs and likes. Highly recommend this tour with Lily!
Written January 13, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us such an awesome review! We are really excited to know that you enjoyed the city walking tour of us. A unique experience, wasn't it? There is no better way to discover Beijing than using the locals and local transportationas as we cover a larger area and we can let our leg rest after a tiring day at the attractions. Thanks again for joining us, and we definitely look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written January 14, 2020
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Bruno
5 contributions
Jan. 2020
Lily was a fantastic tour guide, she answered all our questions, giving useful advice and generating harmony in the group. Her english was perfect. Also the lunch was rich and good! We would reccomend Lily to anyone.
Written January 13, 2020
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Thank you for your fantastic review and recommendation. We are happy to know that you had an incredible experience with our amazing guide, Isn't she so cheerful and informative? We take great pride in the way that we carefully select the products and the way we train our guides, since our tour is more than just sightseeing! It is also about learning what goes into each place and learning the culture behind it as well.
Written January 14, 2020
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Jess M
4 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Friends
This tour was absolutely wonderful. All due to our amazing tour guide Jim. I booked a private tour with 2 friends who were visiting me in Beijing. Jim picked us up from a very close location near their airbnb and it was a smooth and quick trip from there. We had VIP access and skipped the entrance ticket area and shuttle bus. Jim was very nice. He took pictures for us and gave us the history of the Great Wall. I’ve been to the GW 3 times and so far and this was the least stressful and fun trip I had. We then had an amazing lunch nearby. The Chinese cuisine was organic and delicious. Jim was very polite and kind the whole time and let us run the trip at our own pace. We ended the trip at a reasonable time. I definitely recommend this tour and Jim the tour guide!
Written January 13, 2020
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Thank you very much for writing us a spectacular review! We truly appreciate your review and recommendation. We are also glad to know that you enjoyed the company of our awesome guide, Jim, Our tour is more than just sightseeing, we take you to where the locals really go to- away from the tourist spots to immerse and dine in authentic settings. Kudos to Jim and our management for handling Cheers (or Gan Bei) to you again for joining us, and we hope to have you again soon. Until we meet again, Happy Traveling!
Written January 14, 2020
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LSJ
3 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Friends
Lily was a fantastic guide. We saw the Forbidden City and surrounding area parks. She was so knowledgeable and went out of her way to include us in the activities we were seeing (group Tai Chi, a game of hacky sack, group stretching). Had an amazing lunch - where she catered to all our needs. She went out of her way to show us a bit more and ensure we could navigate back to our hotel. Lovely day. Strongly recommend Lily as your Bejing guide!
Written January 12, 2020
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Thank you very much for your review! We are so happy to read that you enjoyed the tour with lily! We love bringing guests to unique little spots that are away from the crowded areas of the city! And we are a small group tour with interactions. Thank you again for the kind words and we hope to talk with you again soon!
Written January 14, 2020
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