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Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw provided by Han Tang Tour Beijing

Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw

Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Hutongs—narrow streets lined with courtyard houses—are the lifeblood of old Beijing and a rickshaw ride is the classic way to experience them. Skip the hassles of negotiating with drivers, most of whom don’t speak English, and join this convenient tour, with air-conditioned transfers direct from your hotel. Meet a local family in their home; sip tea at a traditional teahouse; and visit a silk factory if you wish.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Take a rickshaw hutong tour from Drum and Bell Tower Square
Learn about Chinese life from a family in their hutong home
Taste authentic Chinese teas in a traditional tea house
Door-to-door transfers by climate-controlled vehicle mean no travel stress
What to expect
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2042SIC_10
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Travel down the hutong on a rickshaw • Pick-up and drop-off services from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway • If your hotel is located out of 4th Ring Circle Highway, please go to Prime Hotel to join the tour at 08:30AM or 01:00PM. (Add: No. 2, Wangfujing Ave. Tel: +86-10-65136666) • Professional English-speaking tour guide • Tea tasting • Admission tickets • Entry/Admission - Hutong Tour • Entry/Admission - Bell and Drum Towers
Exclusions
Food and beverages • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Departure Point: Departs from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway Dates: Daily Return point: Tour returns to original departure point
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Travel down the hutong on a rickshaw • Pick-up and drop-off services from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway • If your hotel is located out of 4th Ring Circle Highway, please go to Prime Hotel to join the tour at 08:30AM or 01:00PM. (Add: No. 2, Wangfujing Ave. Tel: +86-10-65136666) • Professional English-speaking tour guide • Tea tasting • Admission tickets • Entry/Admission - Hutong Tour • Entry/Admission - Bell and Drum Towers
Exclusions
Food and beverages • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Departure Point: Departs from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway Dates: Daily Return point: Tour returns to original departure point
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infants aged 2 years and under travel free of charge, providing they are not occupying a seat
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Hutong Tour
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Bell and Drum Towers
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
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Jenny J
Perth, Australia556 contributions
Great fun way to see a different part of the City
Oct 2019
We just booked one of the drivers off the street so did not book a recognized tour as such. It is quite funny, they all seem to wait for each other (ie: after a few of them have a booking) and then go off in a line together?. Our driver stopped off for a toilet stop (we certainly didn't want to use those toilets!!! so make sure you go before getting on the rickshaw lol). The house we stopped of was owned by an artist (who was lovely and let us take his picture and photos in the house etc.) so the house is decorated with his paintings which is nice but maybe not what a regular house would look like? All up I think the tour only went about 1 to 1 1/2 hours so expect if you booked the tour this would include your pick up and drop off time?
Written 11 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

D8TEterryh
Hertfordshire, UK945 contributions
Good experience
We walked around the Hutongs, along various narrow streets. The rickshaw ride thereafter was fun and definitely worth doing. Not as good as rickshaw ride in Delhi.
Written 19 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joel K
Vancouver, Canada2,978 contributions
Rickshaw ride with 100s
This was fun to do but there was only one stop for the driver to go to the bathroom. We photographed whatever we could shoot along the way. Thank goodness our guide had explained the history, etc of. HUTONGS.
Written 18 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jxx9595
Washington, DC1,160 contributions
A very different view of the city
Sep 2019
I'm not entirely sure if this was the tour we were on, but we did see the Hutongs by rickshaw. The rickshaw ride itself was uninteresting, but the neighborhood we saw was very different from all the high rises that you see elsewhere in Beijing. Seeing the Hutongs is worth the time and effort for that perspective.
Written 30 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

elizabethkul
7 contributions
Great personalized trip
Jul 2019 • Solo
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 see how silk was made, but I felt very pressured to buy here. Afterward, we went to a pearl market, also very cool to see how freshwater pearls are harvested. We then went on a brief rickshaw ride to a family's home in the old hutongs, very nice to see! We wrapped up with a tea ceremony where I also felt obligated to buy. Just be aware prior to going to all these places! Very nice tour with Michael and nice to see some local Beijing traditions.
Written 18 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

itchyfeet2014
Glasgow, UK2,049 contributions
Interesting and fun
May 2019
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 these small streets and alleys for the drivers. Recommend.
Written 1 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MariahNS
Minnetonka, MN38 contributions
History, Culture, and Hot Tea!
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 find an easy hotel to meet up at.

Our guide Gale was very friendly and informative. She spoke perfect English. We learned SO many amazing things about Chinese culture. She had a very welcoming and kind personality. Ask for Gale on your trip.

This was a nice short trip through the old Hutong houses. We traveled by Rickshaw into the small alley ways as if going back in time.
After that, we saw a traditional home and learned about fengshui.
Then we toured the bell tower and got to see a show!

Lastly we had a traditional tea ceremony. The host of the ceremony explained the different benefits of the 6 teas we got to try. Afterwards you have the opportunity to purchase some of the tea you got to taste.

Some other reviews mention that they were forced to buy these things, but as we found, it is not required you buy anything. You can just taste the tea as it is included in your tour. However, as a tea lover I bought two tins and was happy to support that shop.

We were offered to go to the pearl shop, I didn't have any interest in buying pearls, so we declined.

Overall, it was a great learning experience!
Written 6 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jade F
New York City, NY10 contributions
Do Not Book! Guide Never Showed Up and No Refund!
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 number provided all morning with no answer . Finally we called trip advisor customer service who told us the tour was canceled and that they had emailed me to notify me. False. I received no notice of cancellation and NO REFUND!
I am so very upset as my father was very excited for this tour and instead spent the day sitting around in the hotel by himself as I was at work. As a person who travels frequently for work, I am extremely disappointed in Trip Advisor for not offering better resolution or or refund. They should be more careful on what is advertised and endorsed on their site.
Written 2 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cnk2864
Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates6 contributions
RICKSHAW TOUR
Mar 2018
It was a good experience. Street side shops and beautiful view. Booked the tour through China Tours and they were excellent.
Written 13 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CoffeeMust
San Diego, CA57 contributions
Not to miss
Oct 2018 • Couples
The Rickshaw ride inside hutong was amazing, they drive fast in the narrow old street while the crowed on the sideline. Those are the original Hutong alleys. We had a tour inside the oldest grey brick courtyard residence, met a family in a common area and learn the different of the open and private courtyard by the sign on the doors.
In the evening we went to a bar and little family noodle place which Ill write separately.
The local was very helpful and welcoming.
Written 17 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Less than 20minutes to get everything done After arriving at Beijing daxing international airport .Entrance one sto
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Unforgettable
As a bucket list experience it did not disappoint. I was amazed by the vastness and size of that wall. Walked all l
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This was an amazing place I couldn’t walk it all as the steps are huge, my brother did though, it would be a mistak
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Bad, quick, and rude
Pros: It was fast, they picked up, and left us next to our hotel, it was low season so only the two of us on the t
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Great tour and great guide
I had a great time on my tour. Cynthia was a great guide answering all of my questions. And if you need a fantast
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Great sceneries In winter and not many people
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Be aware and don't do it
I booked this tour for my brother and his wife. First, the tour was 45 minutes late picking them up at the hotel. S
Min Li F
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As good as it gets!
The driver came punctually, picked us up, drove us safely to the airport, and that was it! As good as it gets!
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As easy as it gets
We arrived 30 minutes earlier and got out of the airport extremely fast too. I thought our guide wouldn't be here b
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Enjoyed our tour from Beijing
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Amazing experience
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GREAT!
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An amazing Journey!
A great all around journey with informative tour guide. I preferred the Great Wall as I feel that more more special
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PEK to Downtown Hilton
We got in late and had a small issue with the 144hr Visa office, but we got through the issue and came to the arriv
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