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Depart from your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and venture to the magnificent Drum and Bell Tower, where the tour begins. Climb aboard your awaiting rickshaw, a traditional method of transportation designed to carry the driver and passengers, and set off to see the city sights. Climb back onto the rickshaw and explore the old streets of Beijing; learn about communities built around hutongs (narrow streets) then arrive at a local Chinese home to gain insight into traditional customs. Greet the courteous family and listen as the local people talk about their way of life. After your enriching cultural experience, head to a traditional tea house to sip freshly brewed varieties of the beverage in a richly decorated environment. In the end of tour, you might have a chance to visit the silk factory depends on the interest. Return to your vehicle and relax during the journey back to your hotel, where the tour concludes.
This was a nice private trip although many of the places I felt obligated to buy things. I had a local phone number so the guide and driver were able to contact me to confirm my pick up time. We visited a silk factory to...More
We did a brief tour of the Hutong district by rickshaw and had lunch in a local residents home. The food was delicious, the hosts very welcoming. Hutong area is packed with history and was fascinating to be taken there by rickshaw. Hard work negotiating...More
Since we stayed at an Airbnb, it was difficult to find a good location to meet up with the driver and guide. We were able to use WeChat to chat with our guide to get picked up.
I suggest contacting your guide in advanced to...More
I booked this tour for my father who accompanied me on a business trip to Beijing. This trip was my 70th birthday present to him. Imagine my anger and disappointment when this scam of a tour never showed up to our hotel despite calling the...More
Response from CoffeeMust | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can have a taxi or local Rickshaw pick you up to Huotong City for the tour. Its pretty cheap. the tour itself was organize by Travel china Gide, I'm sure they can help you out if you call them. Have fun.