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The China Central Television (or CCTV) Headquarters is situated within an unusually-shaped skyscraper in Beijing’s central business district. This seemingly gravity-defying structure was designed by the Dutch architect, Rem Koolhaas, and is made up of two leaning towers joined at the top and bottom, creating an irregular grid with an open center. The building’s distinct shaped has earned it the nickname, ‘Big Underpants’ among Beijing locals.

While visitors are not allowed access to the CCTV Headquarters, the outside of the building is an attraction in itself. Security remains tight, particularly after fireworks during the Chinese New Year festivities of 2009 caused a fire in the Television Cultural Center, which sits adjacent to the main building.

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32 E 3rd Ring Rd Middle, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
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Private Night Sightseeing Tour of Beijing

Private Night Sightseeing Tour of Beijing

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Watch Beijing light up for the night on a nighttime sightseeing tour of China’s capital city. Travel with a private guide in a comfortable vehicle to see Tiananmen Square, and admire the dramatic architecture of the National Centre for the Performing Arts, CCTV headquarters and Beijing National Stadium. Explore a maze of food stalls at the Donghuamen Night Market and Wangfujing Night Market; discover some great local bars around Houhai Lake, and check out the colorfully lit Central Business District shopping centers.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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$98.00
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Private Night Tour: Discover Beijing in Bustling Lights

Private Night Tour: Discover Beijing in Bustling Lights

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There’s no better way to see Beijing by night than from a car. This private transport service ensures you see the sights—and the lights—without struggling with taxis or waiting for strangers. Following a fixed itinerary with photo stops, discover Beijing ancient and modern—from the Forbidden City to the Olympic site, from Back Lakes to Rem Koolhaas’ CCTV building.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.00
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$82.00
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Modern Beijing eBike Adventure

Modern Beijing eBike Adventure

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Leave the stuffy tour buses and crowded public transport behind: instead, explore Beijing on an e-bike on this breezy half-day tour. Cycle with a private guide – no other riders to hold you up or get in your way on this tour. See a range of city highlights, from ancient marvels like the Dongcheng District hutongs to spectacular modern constructions like the CCTV building.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.87
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$61.87

4-Hour Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Authentic Chinese Dinner on Hutong Street

4-Hour Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Authentic Chinese Dinner on Hutong Street

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Under the cloak of darkness, Beijing transforms into an illuminated wonderland. This private 4-hour tour allows you to experience the Chinese capital by night and includes an authentic meal from a restaurant of your choice. See Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), the Back Lakes (Hou Hai), and Beijing National Stadium lit up and enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.  
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.00
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$128.00
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Beijing Layover Private Transfer: Mutianyu Great Wall and Beijing City Attractions

Beijing Layover Private Transfer: Mutianyu Great Wall and Beijing City Attractions

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Take advantage of your long Beijing layover with a private chauffeured transfer to the Great Wall and city center. Enjoy the freedom to customize the itinerary based on your interests and time constraints.  After arrival at PEK airport, your driver is ready to take you to your chosen attractions. Relax in private transportation for the duration of the tour and return to the airport with ample time to catch your flight.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.00
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$94.00
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Half-Day Private Customized Beijing City Tour with Flexible Departure Time

Half-Day Private Customized Beijing City Tour with Flexible Departure Time

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Explore Beijing your own way on a private, custom-designed half-day tour. Suggest an itinerary covering Beijing's highlights or particular neighborhoods and let your guide pre-plan the logistics and sightseeing at a pace right for you. Perhaps tour the Summer Palace or Forbidden City; explore districts like Beijing’s ‘hutong’ lanes; scour food, antiques, or tea markets; or visit museums or gardens. Private, air-conditioned transport and central hotel pickup and drop-off included, with activity costs at your own expense.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00
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Small-Group Beijing Illuminations Night Tour

Small-Group Beijing Illuminations Night Tour

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View Beijing’s lights as darkness falls on this 3-hour sightseeing tour by minivan. Admire illuminated Tiananmen Square and the floodlit Bird’s Nest stadium, stop for photos by the egg-shaped National Theatre, and view the CCTV building and skyscrapers of the Central Business District. On route, experience some of the city’s liveliest quarters, and visit a night market to try local street snacks (own expense). This small-group tour includes central Beijing hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
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$68.00

Mongolian Yurt Dinner with Jing-A Brewing Hopping and Beijing CBD Night Tour

Mongolian Yurt Dinner with Jing-A Brewing Hopping and Beijing CBD Night Tour

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Savor a Mongolian-themed ‘yurt’ tent dinner, tour the Central Business District (CBD), and enjoy a glass of craft beer on this private 4-hour Beijing night tour. Enjoy a traditional Mongolian dinner in an authentic-style yurt before a panoramic sightseeing tour of the CBD’s illuminated landmarks. Finally, visit the hip Sanlitun nightlife quarter for a craft beer at the trendy Jing-A Brewing taproom. Your experience includes dinner, beer, and central hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.00
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$172.00
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Beijing by Night Private Layover Tour Including Round-Trip Airport Transfer

Beijing by Night Private Layover Tour Including Round-Trip Airport Transfer

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While on an evening layover in Beijing, instead of being bored at the airport, you will spend a quality time with your professional private guide to discover amazing Beijing city's top attractions when light up, such as The Tian'anmen square, National Centre for the Performing Arts, CCTV headquarter, Beijing National Stadium, Wangfujing Night Market and enjoy the lush environment of the Houhai lake area. Hear stories about Beijing's history and contemporary life from your informative guide. English speaking tour guide, private vehicle, round-trip airport transfer are included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.00
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$144.00
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Beijing Architecture Tour with Dim Sum

Beijing Architecture Tour with Dim Sum

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Learn about Contemporary Architecture, Design and Culinary art. Check off the Top 6 world class buildings, Beijing Olympic Stadium(Bird Nest), Galaxy Soho, Beijing Moma Condominiums, CCTV Building, Giant Egg and Daxing International Airport(Giant Phoenix). Eat delicious Dim Sum and Potstickers lunch. Private guide for a more personalized experience. Hotel pick up and drop-off included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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$200.00
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Private Beijing Night Tour including Din Tai Fung Dinner

Private Beijing Night Tour including Din Tai Fung Dinner

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See Beijing when it sparkles at night! Take a night tour to watch the attractions come to life through lights and color. Traveling by your a private vehicle, visiting all the famous attractions including The Tian'anmen square, National Centre for the Performing Arts, CCTV headquarter, Beijing National Stadium, Wangfujing Night Food Market and the Houhai lake area. End your day with a delicious meal of mouth-watering Xiao Long Bao (steamed dumplings) at the top-rated Din Tai Fung. English speaking tour guide, round-trip private transportation, dinner at Ding Tai Fung all included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.00
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$166.00
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Din Tai Fung Dinner Experience plus VIP Seated Acrobatics Show in Beijing

Din Tai Fung Dinner Experience plus VIP Seated Acrobatics Show in Beijing

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If you’re after an evening of entertainment and fine food then look no further than this VIP experience, which includes dinner at a Michelin-recommended restaurant and VIP tickets to an acrobatic show. From premium seats, witness tightrope tricks, ventriloquists, and acrobatics before a gourmet dining experience at Din Tai Fung restaurant, famed for its dumplings. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.00
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$158.00
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Beijing Private Night Tour: See Beijing when It's Illuminated

Beijing Private Night Tour: See Beijing when It's Illuminated

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To truly experience a city as vast as Beijing, it pays to have a private guide and vehicle. Delve deep below the surface on this intimate night tour, which comes in two distinct flavors, old and new. The old-world version delivers hutong, a food street, the ancient city wall, and Forbidden City views. The modern tour focuses on contemporary landmarks such as the “Giant Egg” and Central TV Tower.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00
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Private Virtual Tour in Beijing

Private Virtual Tour in Beijing

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During this visual tour, not only I will guide you to many must-see Beijing attractions, but also we will go deep into local people's life, and take a close look at things like traditional houses where they live, authentic breakfast they eat, and what they do for fun at their spare time, and many more things you normally don't see on TV, food people normally don't eat, such as " crickets fighting", "deep-fried scorpions" etc.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.00
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$18.00

4-Hour Private Walking Tour in Beijing First Embassy District and Ritan Park

4-Hour Private Walking Tour in Beijing First Embassy District and Ritan Park

Shun the tourist trail for a more contemporary perspective on Beijing on this private walking tour of vibrant Chaoyang. Your guide will collect you from your hotel by taxi or public transport and deliver insider tips as you stroll. Enjoy a drink in Ritan Park, shop for souvenirs at Silk Alley Market and The Place, and see Beijing CBD highlights including the CCTV Headquarters and World Trade Center Tower III.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.00
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$92.00
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Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Mongolia Hot Pot Dinner in Hutong

Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Mongolia Hot Pot Dinner in Hutong

Beijing is an exciting city at all times of day, but the Chinese capital truly comes alive at night. Get a peek at landmarks illuminated in glittering lights and customize your evening tour with multiple destination options, from Tiananmen Square to the bars of Houhai Lake. Tours end with an exclusive visit to a centuries-old Hutong and a personalized dinner at a local Mongolian Hot Pot restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.00
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$128.00
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Beijing Layover Night Tour & Mutianyu Great Wall

Beijing Layover Night Tour & Mutianyu Great Wall

If you don't like canned tour packages, and just need a simple round-trip airport transfer and prefer to sightseeing on your own, we will be your best choice. Like most metropolises, night in Beijing is seldom dark, with the ancient city illuminated by mesmerizing lights and surrounded by the wonders of the modern world. If you are a fan of neon and city lights, here are the places you should go to enjoy the night view by walking.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.00
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$118.00
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Beijing Daxing Layover Transfer to Mutianyu Great Wall and City Attractions

Beijing Daxing Layover Transfer to Mutianyu Great Wall and City Attractions

Take this comfortable layover transfer service which takes you to the Mutianyu Great Wall and Beijing City Attractions based on your interests. Your friendly driver will show you where to purchase your tickets at the attractions. After your self-guided tour of the Great Wall, your driver will take you to Beijing City, choose the sites you want to go, and then your driver will transfer you back to Beijing Daxing airport for your onward flight. If you wish to have a friendly private guide to show you the way, explain the histories and stories, choose guide and transfer service option upon booking.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.00
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$128.00
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Beijing Forbidden City Tour with F Bistronome Afternoon Desserts

Beijing Forbidden City Tour with F Bistronome Afternoon Desserts

Enjoy grand buildings of Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven, learn Chinese history and culture from your knowledgeable tour guide. Savor exquisite desserts and tea at the fancy F Bistronome where you can overlook the bustling city and CCTV Headquarters, and have a relaxing holiday in Beijing.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.00
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$219.00
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Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Traditional Chinese Brick Extension Workshop

Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Traditional Chinese Brick Extension Workshop

This Beijing night tour takes you through the city during the evening hours, providing an easy way for you to see famous landmarks lit up after dark. In additional, you will spend 1 hour with a master to learn the traditional art of brick extension in the personal studio. Travel by the illuminated attractions such as the Tian'anmen Square, Wangfujing Street, National Theatre, The Houhai Lake, The CCTV Building and The Place Mall with Huge LED TV screen roof. Listen to commentary about the city and its history as you go. Hotel pickup within the 4th ring road and transport by private vehicle are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.00
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$166.00
Price varies by group size

Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Chinese Ink and Brush Painting Experience

Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Chinese Ink and Brush Painting Experience

Join this 4 hour Beijing night tour to visit the city during the evening hours which providing an easy way for you to see famous landmarks lit up after dark. In additional, you will spend 1 hour with a master to learn the traditional Ink and Brush Painting in the personal studio. Travel by the illuminated attractions such as the Tian'anmen Square, Wangfujing Street, National Theatre, The Houhai Lake, The CCTV Building and The Place Mall with Huge LED TV screen roof. Listen to commentary about the city and its history as you go. Hotel pickup within the 4th ring road and transport by private vehicle are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.00
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$166.00
Price varies by group size

Beijing Night Tour with King's Joy Luxury Vegetarian Dinner

Beijing Night Tour with King's Joy Luxury Vegetarian Dinner

Enjoy your tasty vegetarian dinner and relax in the delightful ambiance at luxurious King's Joy restaurant. Immerse yourself in the wonderful night views of Beijing, grand Tiananmen Square and the enchanting National Center for the Performing Arts; look upward at the “big Pants”-China Central Television Headquarter and the Olympic Park. This ultimate night tour will have you missing this country for years to come.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$338.00
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$338.00
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Beijing Illuminations Night Tour with Dinner and Ourdoor Hot Spring Experience

Beijing Illuminations Night Tour with Dinner and Ourdoor Hot Spring Experience

With your private tour guide and private vehicle, see Beijing when it sparkles - Beijing Central Business District, the famous Rem Koolhaas's CCTV building, the magic giant LED Screen at the Place, Tiananmen Square, National Opera House - the "eggshell" by French Architect Paul Andreu, Wangfujing Night Snack Food Street, Houhai Lake Bar Street.  Hear stories about Beijing's history and contemporary life from your informative guide. Enjoy a delicious dinner in the restaurant where the locals go and then relaxing your body, mind, and soul in Chunhuiyuan Hot Spring. 
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.00
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$188.00
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Private Night Tour: Beijing Illuminated with Dim Sum Dinner

Private Night Tour: Beijing Illuminated with Dim Sum Dinner

With a population of more than 21 million people, the bustling city of Beijing can seem intimidating to explore to some. This private 4-hour night tour shows you the ins and out of the city, while getting you around the crowds. See famous areas like the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). Stop for a dim sum dinner before heading over to catch a glimpse of Beijing National Stadium and the China World Trade Center.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.00
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$132.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since CCTV Headquarters can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to CCTV Headquarters costs USD 18.00. Guided CCTV Headquarters tours start around USD 18.00 per person.
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