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Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw

3.5 Definitely worth doing 27 Reviews

  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2042SIC_10

Take a historical tour of Beijing’s narrow streets, known as hutongs, on a traditional rickshaw (a type of tricycle designed to carry passengers in addition to the driver). See the old Beijing that still exists for millions of people today, and visit the gardens at Prince Gong’s Mansion, Beijing’s largest and the best-preserved royal mansion of the Qing Dynasty. Then visit a local home to learn about Chinese life from a family. 

Your three-hour Beijing hutongs tour by rickshaw starts at the Drum and Bell Tower.

As you travel the streets of old Beijing on a traditional rickshaw with a local guide, you will visit the magnificent gardens at Prince Gong's Mansion, Beijing's largest and the best-preserved royal residence of the Qing Dynasty. Prince Gong's Mansion is famous as one of Beijing's most scenic retreat sites, lined with rockeries, plants, pools, pavilions and corridors. Step back in time to ancient China as you relax in the garden.

Continue on a rickshaw and explore the old streets of Beijing. Get a taste of life in ancient China as you learn the communities built around the hutongs (narrow streets). These winding alleyways are hidden between the city's main streets and form the residential neighborhoods that make up old Beijing.

Your tour concludes with a visit to a local Chinese family home, where you’ll visit with the family. Meet with local people and chat with them to learn about their daily way of life. You'll have an authentic experience interacting with Chinese people.

Finish with a stop for refreshments at a local tea house. Sample different types of tea and discover each tea's distinctive taste.


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Departs from Beijing city hotels

Departure Time:
7:30am or 12:30pm

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details:

Tour returns to original departure point


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7:30am Departure
Code: SIC10A

Morning tour of Beijing's old hutongs by rickshaw

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12:30pm Departure
Code: SIC10P

Afternoon tour of Beijing's old hutongs by rickshaw

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Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw

Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw
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Inclusions:
  • Travel down the hutong on a rickshaw
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees to Prince Gong's Mansion
  • Tea tasting
Exclusions:
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants aged 2 years and under travel free of charge, providing they are not occupying a seat
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Susan M, July 2014

I really liked exploring the 'old' alleys of Beijing. I also liked seeing someone's home upclose, and I didn't feel pressured to purchase anything (though I did, after I saw her paint inside a bottle and she let us try it ourselves and it was impossible).

Reviewed by: Peggy C, April 2014

This tour was amazing. I learned so much about early Beijing life. My guide, Karlynn(spelling?). Was extremely accommodating and knowledgable. I would highly recommend this tour

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