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[Half-Day Tour] Beijing Hutong Rickshaw (Private, no-shopping)

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Day Tour | No-Shopping | Private Tour

Depart: daily | Book in advance: 1 day

Beijing

Old Beijing Hutong rickshaw ride | Silver Ingot Bridge | siheyuan visiting | Yandaixiejie | Drum & Bell Tower | Cancel 24+ hours in advance for Free!

For private tours, "price from" is based on a group of 4.

Old Beijing Hutong Rickshaw Ride (老北京胡同三轮车)

Dating back to the Mongol Yuan Dynasty, hutong, are traditional Beijing lanes which served as passageways between various siheyuan, or courtyard houses. Over time, the name "hutong" has come to refer more broadly to the style of housing and the neighborhoods in which the traditional gray-brick courtyard dwellings are found. You will also take a closer look at a siheyuan, which is a type of building or set of buildings commonly found in Beijing which historically served as residences, family businesses, palaces or temples. Families still live in them today and you'll get the chance to meet them and witness their lifestyle.

Yandaixiejie (烟袋斜街)

Yandaixiejie literally means "Slanted Tobacco Pipe Street ". The street itself resembles a huge pipe totally 232 meters long. It is "slanted "because it runs from the northeast to southwest. In later Qing Dynasty there were a great number of shops selling pipes. You will find elegantly furnished traditional stores, trendy bars and featuring inns and many more.

Drum & Bell Tower (钟楼鼓楼)

As the ancient timekeeper of the city, the drums are still struck rapidly a total of 108 times every hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., according to Chinese tradition. Here you can learn about traditional Chinese time-keeping methods and view the huge 1.5 meter-diameter (4.9 ft) drum located within. The Bell Tower is located just behind the Drum Tower and houses China's largest and heaviest bell. Both structures dominated the ancient Beijing skyline and you can climb to the top of either tower for fabulous views of the city.

Details

9:00 a.m. Beijing downtown hotel pickup

• Please note: Free pickup/drop-off available for hotels situated within the 4th Ring Road of Beijing, otherwise additional charge applies.

9:30 a.m. Old Beijing Hutong Rickshaw Ride (about 1 hour)

From there you'll hop on a rickshaw and explore the various hutongs which wind their way around the old city. You will leave the rickshaw at the Silver Ingot Bridge, which connecting Houhai Lake and Qianhai Lake, one of the most important bar areas in Beijing.

Then you will also take a closer look at a siheyuan (courtyard), which is a type of building or set of buildings commonly found in Beijing which historically served as residences, family businesses, palaces or temples. Families still live in them today and you'll get the chance to meet them and witness their lifestyle.

10:30 a.m. Yandaixiejie (about 30 minutes)

Afterwards, you will walk through Yandaixiejie, where you will find elegantly furnished traditional stores, trendy bars and featuring inns and many more.

11:00 p.m. Drum & Bell Tower (about 1 hour)

You will get to the Drum Tower and climb upstairs to have a bird eye view of the Old Quarter of the Beijing City. Also you will enjoy the Drum Show on the tower.

12:00 p.m. Transfer to hotel

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

1) English-speaking guide service

2) Admission fees and transportation as listed in details

What is excluded?

1) Lunch

2) Personal expenses, optional items or anything else not specifically mentioned

Important Notes

Cancellation policies:
Please call or email Ctrip if you need to cancel your booking. Modification is not accepted, please cancel your booking first and rebook the product. Free cancellation for bookings canceled at least 24 hours in advance. No refund will be granted for cancellations made after this time.

Pickup information:
On departure date you will be picked up from hotel (please check the pickup range as specified in details). You will be contacted before 10:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled activity to confirm pickup information regarding your driver and/or tour guide. We may contact you via phone (if provided), hotel reception, or email. If we cannot reach you before this time, please call the emergency contact number which you will find listed on the confirmation email.

Emergency contact:
Please call Adam @13911199167 for any urgent matters.

Please note:
Bookings made after 6:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled activity will be canceled.

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- Children: 2-12 years old and shorter than 1.2m (3 ft 11 in)

- Each child must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

- Prices for group products are fixed. For private products, the bigger the group the lower the price per person.