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Beijing Private Tour: Ming Tombs, Beihai Park, Hutong & Kungfu Show with Snacks

Visit several top attractions in the north of Beijing’s old city center. With a local tour guide, learn about the cultural importance of ancestor worship; enjoy an excellent view of drumming performance at Drum Tower; experience the original Beijing atmosphere and taste traditional snacks in Hutong; admire the imperial architecture and views at Beihai Park. At dusk, climb Jingshan and have a bird’s eye view of Forbidden City. In the evening, admire the nighttime cityscape along the way and enjoy an excellent performance of Chinese Kungfu at Red Theatre.

1. Visit the UNESCO-listed Ming Tombs
2. Stroll around Beihai Park, admire the imperial architecture and views
3. Lunch and traditional snacks are included, with vegetarian options available
4. Enjoy an in-depth immersion into Chinese history courtesy of your private guide
5. Make the most of limited time with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off

per adult from

$437

AUD

Duration

10 to 11 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Professional tour guide
    • Private transportation
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Entry/Admission - Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
    • Entry/Admission - Bell and Drum Towers
    • Entry/Admission - Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Red Theatre Beijing Kung Fu Show
    What's excluded :
    • Dinner
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), Ming Shisan Ling Area, Changling Town, Changping District, Beijing 102213 China

    Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel with the welcoming board on which your name will be written at 08:30 a.m.. Then, we will transfer to the Ming Tombs and start the highlight day tour.
    The Ming Tombs are a must-see for history buffs.
    A series of temple-like structures and burial mounds, the Ming Tombs contain the remains of 13 of the 16 emperors who ruled China during the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644). Of the 13 tombs, three are open to the public and accessible via a statue-lined path called the Sacred Way, where the carvings of mythical animals and legendary figures are believed to ward off evil spirits. The Ming Tombs Museum sits just behind the ticket office and offers a short introduction to each of the 13 entombed emperors.

    Then, we will back to downtown and enjoy local speciality for lunch.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Bell and Drum Towers, Di'anmen Wai Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China

    The broad, squat multi-eaved wooden structure built atop the terrace is impressive with its red wall and yellow glazed roof. In ancient days, the Drum Tower was the time keeping center for the whole city and was equipped with bronze clepsydras (water clocks) and drums that were beaten to mark the hours. You have the opportunity to climb to the top of Drum tower for an excellent view of drumming performance which lasts for 20 minutes.

    Then, stroll along Lotus Lane in the Back Lakes (Houhai) area, seeing its night-time bars and lake waters and take in the historical Hutong, tasting traditional snacks.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Shicha Lake Scenic Resort, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China

    Houhai, which literally means "Back Sea", is a large artificial lake in northern downtown Beijing. There were many wine shops, workshops, and opera stages in ancient times. Nowadays, it is open to all.
    We will stroll along Lotus Lane in the Back Lakes (Houhai) area, see its night-time bars and lake waters, taste some local traditional snacks and take in the historical Yandaixiejie Hutong and Nanluoguxiang Hutong.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Yandai Xie Street, Di'anmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China

    Know as Yandai Xiejie in Chinese, the Yandaixie Street is one of the oldest hutongs in Beijing. Located in the Xicheng District, it is close to the Shichahai which are famous attractions in Beijing.
    Since the olden days, Yandaixiejie Street has been one of the most flourishing commercial areas in Beijing. The stores are closely packed along the street and a wide variety of souvenirs with Beijing characteristics can be found there.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nanluoguxiang, Nanluoguo Xiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China

    Nanluoguxiang Hutong is known for its authentic Beijing atmosphere. The age-old siheyuans, archways, wall carvings, and former residences of socialites can be found there. Today there has been an unprecedented fusion of East and West in Nanluoguxiang Hutong, where new pubs and restaurants have given it an urban appearance.

    Then, we will admire the imperial architecture and views at Beihai Park.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan), No.1 Wenjin Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100034 China

    Located to the west of the Forbidden City and Jingshan Park, Beihai Park is one of the best-preserved imperial parks in the center of Beijing.
    More than half of the area is taken up by a large lake, where lots of travelers go boating in the summer and skating in the winter. The White Pagoda on the mountain beside the lake is the symbol of this park, which offers a vantage point with a beautiful view of the whole park. Other ancient buildings, such as Hao Pu Creek Garden, Quiet Heart Studio, Nine-dragon Screen, Five Dragon Pavilions and Circular City, show different effects of mountain-water combinations in ancient Chinese architectures.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), No.44 Jingshanxi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China

    Jingshan Park is superbly landscaped with hills to ascend by steps, clear lakes and dignified ancient buildings. It used to be one of the ancient imperial gardens in Beijing, and now has developed as a peaceful public park.
    Because of close to north of the Forbidden City, Jingshan Park is the best place for a bird's eye view of the Forbidden City and central Beijing. At dusk, we will climb the Jingshan and have a bird’s eye view of Forbidden City. At this time, it is particularly beautiful, palace eaves decorated with golden rays of the setting sun.

    In the evening, we will enjoy an excellent performance of Chinese Kungfu at Red Theatre to enrich your nightlife during the Beijing trip.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Red Theatre Beijing Kung Fu Show, No.44 Xingfu Street, Dongcheng District 50 Meters East of Tiantan Hotel, Beijing 100061 China

    Here you can see the marvelous martial art skills as well as the elegant, free and graceful dance. The impressive show will give you an incomparable experience.
    This Chinese Kungfu Show, consisting of six scenes, is presented by a group of marvelous Kung Fu practitioners from all over China. During the 80-minute show, the actors do not speak but present all Kung Fu, dance and acrobatics. The Kung Fun Legend creatively unifies Chinese traditional arts and modern dance, which is a must-see in this city for travelers and KungFu enthusiasts.

    Afterwards, enjoy comfortable transfer back to your hotel, Wrap your memories and say good-bye in your hotel.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from hotels located within Beijing 5th Ring Road.
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by MoreFunAsia

Activity ID: V-37241P314

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