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Private Forbidden City with Food Hutong Walking Tours provided by Catherine Lu Tours

Private Forbidden City with Food Hutong Walking Tours

Private Forbidden City with Food Hutong Walking Tours
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About
You will experience old traditional hutongs see how people live and taste the local food with drinks in Beijing by choosing morning or afternoon tour. Explore the massive Imperial Palace in the city center of Beijing with your private tour guide. - Visiting several hidden local restaurants that only local people go; - Tasting the authentic flavor of local food pairings with local beer; - Visit the largest square in the world; - Visit the forbidden city by a less-know route; - Gain abundant knowledge about history of ancient palace - With choices of morning or afternoon tour
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • 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
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 37561P210
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Beijing Wraps, Hutong style BBQ, Mongolian hot pot, fresh noodle;hand made fresh yoghurt, local drinks, unlimited local beers home-made pear herbal soup
  • Entrance ticket to the Forbidden city
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
  • Entry/Admission - Hutong Tour
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Beijing Wraps, Hutong style BBQ, Mongolian hot pot, fresh noodle;hand made fresh yoghurt, local drinks, unlimited local beers home-made pear herbal soup
  • Entrance ticket to the Forbidden city
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
  • Entry/Admission - Hutong Tour
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Hutong Tour
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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RobertZ50
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Beijing Private Guide -- Catherine Lu
Catherine Lu was our private guide in Beijing and I highly recommend her. We were in Beijing for 4 nights in March -- she arranged all of our trips, day trips, transportation -- she met us at the airport and structured our visit to Beijing and arranged for return transportation to the airport. She is highly educated and knowledgeable about the history and culture of China and of Beijing and excited to present it to you. She is flexible and very child friendly as the smiles of our 11 year old daughter can well atttest in the photographs we took.. Catherine has a website which I would encourage you to view -- she has many photos of past tours she has led, large and small -- you can't fake the smiles on children! We went to Tienanmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Ming Tombs, among other sites. One of the highlights of our trip was a meal at a restaurant about a mile from the Forbidden City, a short taxi ride. The food was so delicious that we asked to return the next day for another meal. Catherine arrived promptly after breakfast and stayed with us until past dinner time, until she brought us back to the hotel. She arranged for a van and driver at reasonable rates. Another highlight was breakfast at a restaurant in a nearby (walking distance from the hotel) hutong -- breakfast for 4 (including Catherine) was $4 in total, which included 4 bottles of water. We learned a lot about China, its history, its culture from this very knowledgeable and dedicated woman. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a private guide in Beijing, or in assistance in arranging tours in other cities. She recommended a guide for us in Shanghai (David) who I reviewed separately in another review.
Written 11 May 2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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