Discover the hutongs, visit the historic temples, explore the business district, the Olympic Village and the shopping streets of modern Beijing.
Historical & Modern Beijing Tour
After picking you up from your hotel at 9 am we'll head to one of the oldest areas of the city to visit the Drum Tower, which used to announce the time in Beijing during the 3rd century.
At the next stop we'll discover the hutongs (the oldest alleys in the city), where you can see locals living a traditional lifestyle. We'll hop on board a rickshaw, a Chinese traditional means of transport, to explore these fascinating streets.
Continuing to explore Beijing's historical side, we'll arrive at the Yonghe Temple, the most important Tibetan Buddhist temple outside of Tibet.
When we reach Guomao, the skyscraper district, we'll begin to see the city's breathtaking contrasts. We'll also have lunch in this area.
After lunch, we'll head to the Olympic Village to see the fascinating stadiums that hosted the 2008 Olympic Games; the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube are spectacular sights.
The tour will continue at China's National Centre for the Performing Arts, probably the most famous modern building in Beijing. Because of its design, "The Egg" was a topic of debate and controversy for almost two years.
At the end of the tour, we'll pass by Wangfujing, the most important and modern shopping street in Beijing. Although we recommend staying in this area at the end of the tour, we can also take you back to your hotel at 5 pm.
This is a private tour organised for you and your partner, friends or family.
Up to 3 peopleUS$ 200
Up to 5 peopleUS$ 280
Up to 12 peopleUS$ 408
Up to 20 peopleUS$ 550
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Private vehicle and driver.
Ride on a rickshaw (240 yuan per person, approx. 35 USD).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Beijing local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.