Beijing Private Culture Experience with Imperial Lunch/Dinner

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Beijing, Beijing

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Take a deep dive into the Chinese culture in this private tour, which includes lunch/dinner at the city's oldest imperial restaurant inside Beihai Park. You will visit Temple of Heaven, Drum and Bell Tower, Jingshan Park, Liulichang Street and Yandaixiejie Street. Riding a boat across Beihai Lake, explore Hutongs by rickshaw, and learn a traditional Chinese Handicraft in a private family home.

What's Included

Entrance Fees

Experienced English-speaking guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Imperial lunch/dinner with Soft drinks and beer

Rickshaw Ride and Handicraft Fee

What's Not Included

Gratuities (Optional)

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 88

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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

Temple of Heaven
After pickup from your hotel, travel by private, climate-controlled vehicle to your first stop: the Temple of Heaven. Take a guided tour of this UNESCO-listed complex, whose origins date to the 15th century. See the ornate altars and halls, and hear how China's Ming and Qing emperors performed rituals and sacrifices here to ensure bountiful crops. Stroll around the gardens to see Beijing’s older citizens socializing, singing, and performing tai chi.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Liulichang Street
Then drive on to Liulichang Street, a lane lined with grey-stoned Qing-style (1644-1911) buildings housing antique book, curio, and art shops.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
View some of the artisans at work, and then visit royal Jingshan Park to enjoy bird’s-eye views of the Forbidden City and downtown Beijing. Learn how China’s last Ming emperor hanged himself here in 1644 as enemy forces neared the city

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)
Then continue to Behai Park, home to Fangshan, Beijing’s oldest imperial restaurant. Admire the richly decorated interior and enjoy a sumptuous lunch/Dinner featuring dishes once favored by the Qing-era emperors.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Bell and Drum Towers
Continue to the nearby Bell and Drum Towers, and watch the famous drum-beating ceremony that recalls how the original drum in the Drum Tower was beaten to mark the time in imperial days. Lastly, ride a rickshaw through a hutong to a traditional family home. Here, learn a handicraft like calligraphy, clay sculpture, mask or snuff bottle painting, Chinese yoyo, or paper-cutting — having selected your preferred craft on booking your tour.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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