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Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group Street Food Night Tour

Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group Street Food Night Tour

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Beijing, China
Safety measures
icon2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
Safety measures
icon2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Safety measures
icon2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the cultural sights and delectable delights of Beijing on an evening food tour. Accompanied by a gastronomic guide, discover the city’s most sublime street food stands and pleasure your palate with a selection of local specialties. Gain insight into the culinary culture of the country and absorb the vibrant atmosphere of a local market on this enriching epicurean exploration.
  • Experience Beijing like a local on this night food tour
  • Visit markets and street food vendors, and learn about Chinese cuisine
  • Sample authentic local favorites such as onion pancakes and noodles
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensure a more personalized experience
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Local English speaking guide
Lcal snack samples (minimum five samples, although the type of snacks may vary depending on the season)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Drinks (available for purchase)

Departure Point

Xicheng District, Beijing, China

Outside Gulou Dajie metro station, Exit A2 of Line 2 This station is an exchange station of Metro Lines 2 and 8. If you take Line 8, you will be able to change within this station to Line 2 and get out at Exit A2.

Departure Time

4:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Greet your guide at a central Beijing location and begin your culinary exploration of the city. Venture first to the heart of Beijing’s food scene and listen as your guide explains the best local specialties and tasty snacks; hear about the origin of delectable bites like spring onion pancakes and mini hotpots then head to the biggest produce market in Beijing’s center. 

Browse stalls bursting with exotic ingredients and chat with vendors and culinary artisans, uncovering the techniques of making noodles and tofu. Practice some newly learned Chinese phrases and uncover the secrets of ancient Chinese recipes. Conclude your tour at another central location and bid farewell to your guide and group.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Guloudajie station
Visit the local market in downtown: See where the food come from, vegetables, meats, spices. Navigate the market with locals out for their daily shop Learn about basic Chinese cooking techniques and ingredients.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Jiugulou Street
authentic local snack samples (minimum five-Seven samples, although the type of snacks may vary depending on the season) Learn some basic Chinese words and phrases and have fun trying them out in the local market
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Guowang Hutong
Walk around the hutong area. Best preserved traditional Beijing style house and local lives.
Stop At:  
Shichahai
With the beautiful view of central lake, this place is very popular for night life. Here also has a lot of temples and Markets .we will have more time here after visiting God of fire temple.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: During the tour you'll visit a local Beijing market, something that has been disappearing from the downtown area. Our business will help multi-generational vendors stay in business, and all of the food you sample at this market is locally sourced from villages and local farmers.
  • On this tour you will also visit 100% local, family-owned businesses and meet a local pancake maker who sells Beijing-only products
  • As part of this tour, you will walk through a local neighbourhood (known as a Hutong) and part of the profits from the tour will economically impact the neighbourhood and help the local community.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • As the Delta variant of COVID-19 has proven to be highly transmissible and poses significant increased safety risk, effective September 1, 2021, travellers aged 18+ must produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination on Intrepid Urban Adventures tours. Children aged 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery, or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures China

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group Street Food Night Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group Street Food Night Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group Street Food Night Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group Street Food Night Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group Street Food Night Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group Street Food Night Tour.

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star-5
Great tour with Lucy!!
chenbla2019
, Oct 2019
Me and my girlfriend had a tour with Lucy and had a great time! It's the best tour we had in China!!
star-5
The best thing you can do! If you...
Isabell S
, Oct 2016
The best thing you can do! If you wann experience real Beijing than go to the Streetfood tour. Really experienced Tourguide explains everything and gives some nice insisghts of the coulture.
star-4
Was more afternoon than night...
Jenni R
, Jul 2016
Was more afternoon than night started at 4pm and the guide spent most of the start telling us all of the markets we couldn't see because it was closed for holiday season. That said the guide introduced us to alot of interesting food, and knew alot about the area.
star-5
We had a fantastic time and the...
Tracy H
, May 2016
We had a fantastic time and the guide Viviane gave us excellent information really worth doing
star-5
Other than the Great Wall trek, This...
Arianne S
, Dec 2015
Other than the Great Wall trek, This tour was a highlight of my time in Beijing. There were only 2 other people on the tour and we went to a very local market. It was great to have a local that could speak the language and explain everything weird and wonderful to us. We had some sensational street food including Donkey burgers. I can't recommend it enough. If I ever return to Beijing I would to it again.
star-5
Great tour - very knowledgable and...
Jessica S
, May 2015
Great tour - very knowledgable and easy going tour leader. The size of the group was perfect as we were weaving through the markets which could be a little tight. Meeting point it very easy to find if your on the metro. No complaints!
star-1
Tour only lasted an hour and a half...
Mia W
, May 2015
Tour only lasted an hour and a half. The tastings included noodles and some sweets. The guide advised the sweet shop was no longer as good as it previously was. The market was not dissimilar to a market at home. I would not recommend this tour, not worth the money.
star-4
Our tour guide, Jerry, went above...
lobello
, Apr 2015
Our tour guide, Jerry, went above and beyond in sharing information and even helped us find our way back home on the subway! As far as food is concerned, we only went to two different places to try foods and spent a large time sitting in a restaurant trying various treats. There was a tour of the market that was interesting, but I would expect to try food from more places.
star-5
It was great to taste the great...
Jonathan A
, Mar 2015
It was great to taste the great street food's the guide Michele choose for me according to what i like or would try to. In this tour you'll stop to a local market a great way to see out of my country fruits and vegie's ! Even turtles !!
star-5
It is a great chance to see Beijing...
Francisco G
, Jan 2015
It is a great chance to see Beijing from a different angle. Worth the while.

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