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Beijing Hutong Tours


beijing-hutong-28Hutong Introduction:

Hutongs are actually the narrow streets and alleys. The word "Hutong" is a Mongolian word, which means the "water well".  Now the word "hutong" is used to refer to the neighbourhoods.

The Hutong was originated in Yuan Dynasty, and increased to 7,000 Hutongs in Qing Dynasty. The urban planning in Yuan Dynasty is very strict, the trend of Hutong is often to due east or due west. The longest Hutong in Beijing is 6.5km, while the shortest is about 10 meters, and the narrowest Hutong is only 0.7 meters, people who are a little fat can't pass it through.

With the fast development of the city, many hutong have been demolished to make way for building high rises. Without these hutong, the memory of the traditional life and culture in Beijing will disappear.  Therefore, the city has set aside designated parts of downtown Beijing as off-limits to urban renovation.  These areas include the neighbourhoods around the Forbidden City, Beihai Park and Lama Temple, Experts worry that urban renovation is likely to break the traditional fabric of the city, making it difficult for the younger generations to fathom the life of Beijing.

Beijing Hutong Tours Categories
Hutong Half Day Tours Hutong Group Day Tours
Hutong Private Day Tous  

 Hutong Half Day Tours

Beijing Old Hutong Rickshaw Half Day Private Tour
hutong-ricksaw Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Departure: Everyday
Tour Duration: 4 hours
Morning Tour: Your Hotel at 8:00-12:00
Afternoon Tour: Your Hotel at 14:00-18:00
Price from: USD30/person

 Hutong Group Day Tours

Hutong Rickshaw, Yonghe Lama Temple and Panda House Group Day Tour
beijing-hutong-20 Attractions: Panda House, Hutong Rickshaw and Yonghe Lama Temple
Tour Type: Join-in Coach Tour
Vehicle: Vehicle: 22-seat air-conditioned coach + Shared English speaking tour guide
Price from: USD30/person

 Hutong Private Day Tours

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arrowBadaling Great Wall and Old Hutong Private Day Tour from US$60 p/p
arrowMutianyu Great Wall and Old Hutong Private Day Tour from US$65p/p
arrowJuyongguan Great Wall and Old Hutong Private Day Tour from US$50 p/p

arrowForbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Old Hutong Private Tour from US$50 p/p
arrowTemple of Heaven and Old Hutong Private Day Tour from US$45 p/p
arrowSummer Palace and Old Hutong Private Day Tour from US$45 p/p

Traveler Reviews

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Olayemi A

5.0

The two day tour was all i needed. And they made it perfect. From the Badaling Great Wall, Changling Ming Tombs, Jade Factory and Tea Ceremony place to Forbidden City, and Summer Palace and Pearl Factory, it was wonderful.

JanetH944

5.0

I booked this tour last minute and did not regret it! The cost was minimal compared to the fun I had! First we toured the Forbidden City and our guide, Leo, was wonderful! He shared great knowledge and gave us time to explore on our own. Next we went to the Jade factory and was given a short tour followed by lunch there. The dining experience was wonderful and delicious. We then headed to the Great Wall and it was amazing! Although our time there was limited to two hours, it was just almost perfect. We ended the day with a tea sampling and shopping. I couldnt have asked for a more perfect first tour of China.

Colette K

5.0

On our recent trip we visited :
1) Badaling Great Wall and the Ming Tombs with Linda
2) Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace with Jackson
3) Zhujiajao Water Town with Jason
We were well looked after and driven everywhere as part of a small bus group and met some lovely people. The local Chinese lunches were particularly nice.

stephanie 

5.0

We had a 2-day tour with Tour Travel China.
The first day includes Badaling Great Wall and Changling Ming Tombs with visits to the Jade Factory and Tea Ceremony place.
The second day includes Tian An Men + Forbidden City, Tian Tan, and Summer Palace with visits to the Pearl Factory and Bao Shu Tang where we got a nice foot massage for only 20 Kuai. 
The itinerary and tour service, especially the first day with David were absolutely amazing! He is a great tour guide, with excellent command in English as well as a nice personality.
The second day with Paul was a little bit too fast for our liking. He spoke too fast and a little bit unclear, and seem like almost too in rush for anything so I think that could be improved in the future. The meal in our second day was amazing though! Delicious!
Thank you to you and all TTC team for helping our trip in Beijing much easier!

AnnemiekHK

5.0

Enjoyed a hiking day trip with Tour Travel China to the Great Wall at Jinshangling. This is a further away section but much quieter and definitely worth the extra travel. I visited Mitanyu previously which was very busy.
Two hikes were available 7km and 13km. I took the 7km which was still quite challenging. Spent 2.5 hours on the wall. It’s an amazing experience.
After hiking we had a late lunch at a local restaurant and then headed back to Beijing.
There is no shopping, although there are a few hawkers on the wall.
Make sure you take lots of water and sunscreen with you as it can get quite hot in Summer.
The tour guide and driver were excellent and can recommend this trip.
The travel time is quite long so bring a tablet and headphones to keep you entertained

calishandysg

5.0

We had a great 3-day tour. Most of it was a walking tour that required stamina. The cost was a good deal that included 3 lunch meals.
The tour guides Yoyo, Irish and Vik were very knowledgable about their history. Their English was good, but at times could not understand their accent. 
The Lunch for the 3 days were good but on the 2nd and 3rd day, we were brought to the same restaurant. The service in the Great wall restaurant was good. Food was prepared on the table when we arrived. Unlike in the 2nd restaurant, food was served one at a time, hence time-consuming.
The mandatory stops, total of 5 in 3days: Jade factory, Tea factory, Pearl factory, Silk factory, Foot massage were informative but the time spent there could have been added for picture-taking in the tourist places.
The 24-hour hotline was veey helpful for queries.
Overall, Tour travel China met our travel expectations.
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