Private Tour-3 Hour Old Beijing Hutong and Houhai Lake

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From $110.00

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Beijing, Beijing

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This is 3hours private tour, follow our professional tour guide to walk in the famous Beijing old Hutong alley and beautiful Houhai lake. Private transportation for the tour, hotel pick up is included. Entrance fee of Drum Tower is included as well. Two options for this tour booking, the morning tour depart at 9am in the morning, the afternoon tour depart at 2pm in the afternoon.

What's Included

Entrance fee of Drum Tower

Hotel pick up

Private transportation

Professional English speaking tour guide

Visit of Houhai Lake

Visit of Nanluoguxiang Hutong

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 80

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

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

Bell and Drum Towers
This tour has two options for departure time, you can either choose the departure time at 9am in the morning or 2pm in the afternoon.

After the tour guide pick you up from your hotel lobby at Beijing downtown area, then come to the famous Drum Tower which was for centuries the tallest building in Beijing, lording it over the surrounding hutong. Up in the 46m-high tower, the great drums would beat to sound the curfew after nightfall in the Qing dynasty, and thereafter every two hours to coordinate the patrols of the city's nightwatch. Climb the steep stairs to hear a touristy drumming performance every hour from 9.30am.Originally built in 1272, the Drum Tower (and the Bell Tower to the north) are aligned on Beijing's central axis, at the heart of the former Mongol-led Yuan capital of Dàdū, as Beijing was then known. It was rebuilt by Emperor Yongle as part of his grand plan for Ming dynasty Beijing. Since then it has been destroyed and rebuilt several times.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

After finish the visit of Drum Tower, then come to Nanluogu Hutong which was the local oldest Hutong in Beijing,it is a north–south strip of snack stalls, small food courts, souvenir shops and more people than you can possibly imagine crowding onto a single street. The main reason to visit is to delve into the quieter alleys that cross the main lane,where you'll turn up a more compelling array of cafes, bars and restaurants between historic residences.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Shichahai Scenic Resort
Then come to Shichahai scenic resort which is also called Houhai lake. A grand sweep of willow-lined waterways enclosed by invitingly maze-like hutong lanes, this trio of lakes is one of Beijing's best-loved outdoor spots, whether for strolling, fishing, pedal-boating, or ice-skating in winter. There are a lot of bars and night clubs here which are very popular at night.

Your tour will be finished here,if you need take a taxi back to hotel, our tour guide can help you to get the taxi at your own expense.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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