Beijing In-depth Tour: Explore More in Forbidden City plus Hutong, Paper-Cutting

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Departs: Beijing, Beijing

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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This is a tour that you can get a in-depth experience in Beijing, including visiting and exploring more in the Forbidden City, walking into Hutong to visit a local home and gain insight into ancient Chinese customs, watching a cricket show and learning paper-cutting.

1.Visit the largest wooden architectural complex in the world - The Palace Museum (the Forbidden City)
2.Walk into Hutong and gain insight into ancient Chinese customs
3.Enjoy delicious Lunch (Peking duck or vegetarian options are available)
4.Hassle-free pickup from most location within Beijing 5rd Ring Road
5.Get local tips and insights from your guide

What's Included

Hutong tour


Private transportation

Professional tour guide

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 75

Additional Info

  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Vegetarian and Local Speciality options are available, please advise at time of booking.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel at 09:00 a.m.. Then, we will transfer to Forbidden City and start the in-depth tour.
Forbidden City(故宫), also known as the Palace Museum, is recognized as the largest wooden architectural complex in the world. Once served as the imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it has 9,999 rooms in flourishing period. For five centuries, this palace functioned as the administrative center of the country.
The Treasure Gallery(珍宝馆) consists of six gallery rooms displaying pieces from the imperial collection and extant accoutrements for palace life. All of these exquisite items are made of precious materials, such as jade, jadeite, gold, silver, pearls, and other precious and semi-precious stones. The superb craftsmanship and inestimable value of each piece is aptly summarized in the title of the gallery.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Hutong Tour
After lunch, we will walk into Hutong to visit a local home and gain insight into ancient Chinese customs, enjoy a cricket show and learn paper-cutting.
Hutong(胡同) is the name given to a narrow lane, alley, or small street between rows of single-storey Siheyuan(四合院) dwelled by Beijingers in the past. People say that the real culture of Beijing lies in the culture of Hutong and Siheyuan. They give an insight to the old lifestyle of ordinary Beijingers and have special appeal to tourists.

Cricket Show 蟋蟀表演
In Beijing, cricket refers to a kind of insect and its Chinese name is Qu Qu(蛐蛐). Keeping cricket has a history of more than 1500 years in China. People like to keep the cricket and watch the cricket fighting. The lifetime of the cricket is only 100 days. It may seem strange that such a little insect could bring great popularity to a place, but the crickets are indeed an extraordinary and indispensable feature.

Paper-Cutting 中国剪纸
Paper-cutting(剪纸) is a very distinctive visual art of Chinese handicrafts. It originated from the 6th century when women used to paste golden and silver foil cuttings onto their hair at the temples, and men used them in sacred rituals. Today, paper-cuttings are chiefly decorative. They are pasted on the walls, windows, doors, columns and lanterns to express people’s hopes, gratitude and other emotions.

Afterwards, enjoy comfortable transfer back to your hotel, Wrap your memories and say good-bye in your hotel.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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