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Yandai Byway (Yandai Xiejie) Tours and Activities

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Located in the Xicheng District not far from Shichahai, Yandai Byway (Yandai Xiejie) is one of the oldest streets in Beijing. It’s a street of contrasts, blending the ancient Beijing with the modern city it has become today. Various shops and cafes cater to locals and visitors from far and wide, who explore the street on foot or by rickshaw.

Yandai translates as Tobacco Pouch and the street takes its name from the huge popularity of tobacco and subsequent tobacco shops during the Qing Dynasty. You may see it written Yandaixie Street, Yandai Xie Street, or Yandaixie Jie.

Most of the shops in Yandai Byway are situated on sidesteps and have large wooden tobacco pipe symbols at their entrances. Some even say that the shape of the street itself resembles a tobacco pouch.

The original ancient architectural styles found on Yandai Byway, along with its historical and cultural significance, saw the street named one of China's Historical and Cultural Streets by the Ministry of Culture in 2010.

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 Beijing Private Tour: 2 Days Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall VIP Tour

Beijing Private Tour: 2 Days Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall VIP Tour

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Spend two days exploring the top attractions in Beijing on this tour. During the first day, visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven, plus enjoy a lunch of Peking duck. On the second day, travel to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall then take a rickshaw ride through the Hutong area of Beijing.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$364.55
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$364.55
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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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Half-Day Private Beijing Hutong Walking Tour with Dim Sum

Half-Day Private Beijing Hutong Walking Tour with Dim Sum

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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) on the best dim sum in town.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.00
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$108.00
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Beijing Private Evening Food Tour with Great Leaping Brewery Taproom Hopping

Beijing Private Evening Food Tour with Great Leaping Brewery Taproom Hopping

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Experience Beijing's history, best local food and a western-style brewery bar hop on a 4-hour private gourmet tour that explores the city’s most popular night life zone, traditional foods and cutting-edge cuisine. Accompanied by a tour guide, admire the night view of the Houhai lake area, explores the historical area at Shichahai, Yandaixie Street, Gulou East Street and Nanluoguxiang Allay. Savor the rich flavor of local delicacies like Traditional Beijing Noodle, "Tea Soup", Pancake, Soup Dumplings and more, gain fascinating insight into the culinary and cultural traditions of the country from your expert guide. Then Stroll around the quite Hutong neighborhood head to Great Leaping Brewery Taproom, the most famous brewery bar in town where you can enjoy aromatic craft beer on tap and meet new friends. Come hungry: your tastings amount to dinner.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.00
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$108.00
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4-Hour Private Beijing Hutong Bike Tour with Dumpling Lunch

4-Hour Private Beijing Hutong Bike Tour with Dumpling Lunch

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There’s no better way to discover traditional Beijing life in authentic “hutong” neighborhoods than with a private guide. This door-to-door private bike tour combines the well-known attractions with less-visited lanes where locals still go about their daily lives. Besides Nanluoguxiang, Back Lakes, and Yandai Xie Street, see a drum show at the Drum Tower, enjoy a dumpling lunch, and visit some newly renovated “hutong” beside the Grand Canal.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.00
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$128.00
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3-Hour Private Hutong Walking Tour with Drum Show at Drum Tower and Tea Tasting

3-Hour Private Hutong Walking Tour with Drum Show at Drum Tower and Tea Tasting

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Explore the hutongs of Beijing on a private walking tour that introduces you to these narrow streets and alleys typical of this part of China. You'll walk around Houhai Lake and along Yandai Xie Street (aka Tobacco Pipe Street), plus watch a drumming performance and enjoy a tea ceremony at Bell and Drum Towers.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.00
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$72.00
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Beijing Hutong Night Tour with Yunnan Style Dinner and Chartered Boat Ride at Houhai Lake

Beijing Hutong Night Tour with Yunnan Style Dinner and Chartered Boat Ride at Houhai Lake

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Enjoy three experiences in one night with this guided tour that blends food and romance. Dine at Little Yunnan Restaurant near the Forbidden City and then head to Shica Lak Park to board your chartered boat. Sip tea and indulge in some snacks while floating along to Houhai Lake. Finish the evening with a walk among the unique shops of Xie Street (Hutong).  
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$198.00
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$198.00
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Private Beijing Night Tour with Mr. Shi's Dumplings, Great Leap Brewing and Houhai Lake

Private Beijing Night Tour with Mr. Shi's Dumplings, Great Leap Brewing and Houhai Lake

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Whether you’re looking for a romantic night with your significant other or a fun-filled night with friends, this private 4-hour food and beer tour in Beijing is for you. From a dinner at Mr. Shi’s Dumplings to a stop at a local brewery, and a stroll along the lake, your night is planned out for you, so you can enjoy some of the best things Beijing has to offer without the stress of organizing it yourself. Plus, your transportation is taken care off, too, to further put your mind at ease.
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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 Tai Chi Class and Bike Tour at Houhai Lake

Beijing Private Tai Chi Class and Bike Tour at Houhai Lake

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Pick up from your Beijing city hotel, enjoy a memorable 1 hour Tai Chi class on the banks of the Shicha Hai Lake. Practice some basic Tai Chi movements with a master, learns through clear communication, practice and feedback. Then glide around Houhai Lake and Hutong allays on a leisurely bike tour. Beijing city hotel pick up is included.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.20
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$147.20
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Private Hutong Culture Tour with Dumpling Cooking Class plus Cricket Fighting Game

Private Hutong Culture Tour with Dumpling Cooking Class plus Cricket Fighting Game

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Explore the centuries-old 'hutongs' of Beijing, including a rickshaw ride down the narrow alleys. Visit temples and get a bird's-eye view from atop the Drum Tower. Other highlights on this private tour include learning to make dumplings, watching cricket fighting, and eating authentic food with a local family.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.00
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$188.00
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Private Night Tour: Drink like Beijingners

Private Night Tour: Drink like Beijingners

Party down and learn a thing or two about Chinese food and drink with this epic, three-hour small group experience. Ever heard of Erguotou? You'll soon learn all there is to know about this traditional liquor and much more as you meander through local bars and breweries, guided by informative hosts who are enthusiastic about highlighting the authentic taste of Beijing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.00
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$168.00
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Private Full Day Beijing Highlight Tour with Dragonfly Spa Experience

Private Full Day Beijing Highlight Tour with Dragonfly Spa Experience

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Particularly for first-time visitors who don’t speak Chinese, a private guide can transform the Beijing experience. Say no to hustlers and discover the city by private car or public transport on this door-to-door private tour. Check off three of Beijing’s biggest attractions—Lama Temple, Confucius Temple,and the Hutong, Immerse yourself to Dragonfly Spa. A comprehensive package with private Guide, Taxi fare, entrance fees, Spa Fee and lunch are all inclusive.
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  • 8 hours
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$238.00
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$238.00
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Private Beijing Night Tour with Hutong Family Dinner and Back Lakes Boat Cruise

Private Beijing Night Tour with Hutong Family Dinner and Back Lakes Boat Cruise

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Explore the heart of Beijing, including its old ‘hutong’ quarters on this private evening tour. See the Bell and Drum Towers, and discover hutong alleyways and courtyard homes as you learn about life here. Savor dinner in a family home and enjoy a private rowing boat cruise on the Back Lakes (Houhai), complete with tea, snacks, and traditional lute or zither music. Central hotel pickup and drop-off, and private minivan transport included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.00
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$195.00
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4-Hour Private Tour to Beijing Drum Tower with Drum Performance and Rickshaw

4-Hour Private Tour to Beijing Drum Tower with Drum Performance and Rickshaw

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Don’t get lost in one of Beijing’s historic hutongs: explore the neighborhood with your own private guide on this tour. Start your half-day adventure with a visit to the Beijing Drum Tower, complete with a grand drum performance. After the performance, head to a nearby hutong and ride through the winding alleyways in a rickshaw. See old buildings and cozy shops, and visit the home of a local family (with your guide translating) to learn about life in the hutongs today.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.00
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$82.00
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Back lakes-Yandai Xie street With Street Food Private Night Tour

Back lakes-Yandai Xie street With Street Food Private Night Tour

Explore Beijing's hutongs with this private evening tour. Your guide will take you from your hotel out to the Back Lakes (Hou Hai) area, with plenty of vendors, bars, and restaurants. You'll then continue to Yandai Xie Street, known for its great shopping and dining opportunities before heading back to your hotel.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.00
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$78.00
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Private Night Transfer with English Speaking Driver Service

Private Night Transfer with English Speaking Driver Service

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Whether you prefer to consult a guidebook or search the internet, the most recommended attractions in Beijing are primarily open during daylight hours only. Uncover a lesser-known side to China’s second-largest city during this full evening city tour; see major landmarks light up and get familiar with the local nightlife.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.00
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$88.00
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4-Hour Private Tour: Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Beijing Hutong

4-Hour Private Tour: Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Beijing Hutong

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If your time in Beijing is limited, this private 4-hour tour of Tiananmen Square, the Hutong, and the Forbidden City makes the most of it. Enjoy time with your English-speaking guide, and walk through these landmarks at your own pace while your guide tells you fascinating stories of their significance. Choose from morning or afternoon tours, depending on your schedule.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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$98.00
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Explore Beijing with camera--City Walk tour with Professional photography guide

Explore Beijing with camera--City Walk tour with Professional photography guide

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Explore Beijing with camera—Visit 600 years old Forbidden City--One of Beijing's Top 7 place, Old Beijing Hutongs: taset local food,walk through local Temple,market.... Professional and friendly; We’re together,we’re happy.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.94
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$94.94

Beijing Private Food Walking Tour in Houhai Lake and Nanluoguxiang Hutong

Beijing Private Food Walking Tour in Houhai Lake and Nanluoguxiang Hutong

Visit Beijing's culinary hot spots on this 4-hour food and walking tour to experience the traditional foods and cutting-edge cuisine. Accompanied by a tour guide, admire the beautiful view of the Houhai lake area, explores the historical area at Shichahai, Yandaixie Street, Gulou East Street and Nanluoguxiang Allay. Savor the rich flavor of local delicacies like Traditional Beijing Noodle, "Tea Soup", Pancake, Soup Dumplings, Tanghulu, meat ball, Muslim kabobs and more, gain fascinating insight into the culinary and cultural traditions of the country from your expert guide. Come hungry: your tastings amount to dinner.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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$98.00
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4-Hour Private Tour: Incredible Beijing City Highlights

4-Hour Private Tour: Incredible Beijing City Highlights

If your time in Beijing is limited, this private 4-hour tour of Tiananmen Square, the Hutong, and the Forbidden City makes the most of it. Enjoy time with your English-speaking guide, and walk through these landmarks at your own pace while your guide tells you fascinating stories of their significance. Choose from morning or afternoon tours, depending on your schedule. Quick and easy tour for those on a tight schedule Explore the impressive complex of the Forbidden City Visit Tiananmen Square, the biggest city plaza in the world Stroll and shop your way through Beijing's hidden gem, the Hutong Round trip transportation by private vehicle from your Beijing hotel
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00
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2-Day Private Incredible Beijing Highlight Tour

2-Day Private Incredible Beijing Highlight Tour

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Particularly for first-time visitors who don’t speak Chinese, a private guide can transform the Beijing experience. Say no to hustlers and discover the city by private car or public transport on this door-to-door private tour. Check off Six of Beijing’s biggest attractions—Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, Great Wall of Mutianyu and Ming Tombs—and stroll through historic hutong alleys. A comprehensive package with private driver to Great Wall, City Taxi fare, entrance fees and lunch are all inclusive
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$448.00
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$448.00
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Private Layover Tour of Beijing City Highlights and Hutong with Lunch

Private Layover Tour of Beijing City Highlights and Hutong with Lunch

New visitors to Beijing can get acquainted with the city at an easy-going pace on this layover tour. Visit some of the city's many iconic attractions to explore the imperial garden, the original Beijing atmosphere and Chinese culture. Explore the largest and best-preserved of the surviving imperial garden – Summer Palace; visit Prince Gong’s Mansion which is the best preserved mansion in China; enjoy an excellent view of drumming performance at Drum Tower and walk along Hutong, tasting local food and experiencing the street life. 1. Stroll around Kunming Lake and Long Corridor at the Summer Palace 2. Lunch and snacks are included, with Vegetarian options available 3. Get insight into the history of the ancient city from your guide 4. Make the most of limited time with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$294.40
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$294.40
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Beijing Private Layover Tour:Hutong, Mutianyu Great Wall with Cable car+Toboggan

Beijing Private Layover Tour:Hutong, Mutianyu Great Wall with Cable car+Toboggan

Beijing is the best destination to admire the Great Wall of China. While on layover at Beijing Capital International Airport, we will see the highlights around Beijing with a knowledgeable guide. Appreciate the profound history and the amazing natural scenery at the Mutianyu Great Wall. Walk along Hutong, tasting snacks and experiencing the street life, it is a best way to get in touch with the everyday people. 1. Go on a guided hike at Mutianyu Great Wall and admire picturesque views 2. Cable car up and toboggan down are included to save your time and energy 3. Lunch and traditional snacks are included, with vegetarian options available 4. Learn about local insights, history and geography from private guide 5. Pickup and drop-off included from Beijing Capital International Airport or nearby hotels
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$302.40
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$302.40
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Private Day Tour to Temple of Heaven, Hutong and Calligraphy Class

Private Day Tour to Temple of Heaven, Hutong and Calligraphy Class

Particularly for first-time visitors who don’t speak Chinese, a private guide can transform the Beijing experience. Say no to hustlers and discover the city by private car or public transport on this door-to-door private tour. Check off Beijing’s biggest attraction—Temple of Heaven—and stroll through historic hutong alleys, immerse yourself at Hutong Calligraphy Class. A comprehensive package with private guide, taxi fare, entrance fees, Calligraphy Class and lunch are all inclusive
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$218.00
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$218.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Yandai Byway (Yandai Xiejie) 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. See all 164 Yandai Byway (Yandai Xiejie) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Yandai Byway (Yandai Xiejie) costs USD 24.80. Guided Yandai Byway (Yandai Xiejie) tours start around USD 24.80 per person. See all 164 Yandai Byway (Yandai Xiejie) tickets and tours on Viator.
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