Beijing Private Tour: Ming Tombs, Houhai Hutong, Jingshan Park+Folk Art Show+Tea
Visit several top attractions in the north of Beijing's old city center to learn about the cultural importance of ancestor worship, discover ancient architecture, experience the original Beijing atmosphere and Chinese culture. At dusk, climb Jingshan and gaze over the beautifully lit-up Forbidden City and other landmarks. In the evening, visit famous shops with over 100 years history along Qianmen Main Street and enjoy splendid performances combined with outstanding folk arts while enjoying famous tea, traditional Beijing-style snacks in Lao She Teahouse.
1. Visit the UNESCO-listed Ming Tombs
2. Visit the best preserved mansion - Prince Gong's Mansion
3. Explore Houhai, Hutong, Qianmen Street and other buzzing, locals-frequented areas
4. Lunch and traditional snacks are included, with vegetarian options available
5. Learn about local insights, history and geography from your guide
6. Pickup and drop-off included from most Beijing city hotels
per adult from
10 to 11 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Private transportation
- All Fees and Taxes
- Professional tour guide
- Entrance fee of the indicated attractions
- Entry/Admission - Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
- Entry/Admission - Prince Kung's (Gong) Mansion
- Entry/Admission - Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
- Entry/Admission - Lao She Teahouse
What's excluded :
- 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 at 09:00 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.
After lunch, we will transfer to Beijing Downtown and visit the best preserved mansion - Prince Gong's Mansion.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Prince Kung's (Gong) Mansion, No.14 Liuyin Street, inside Prince Kung's Mansion, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Prince Gong’s Mansion is the best preserved mansion in China, including the mansion and the park.
The main layout of Prince Gong’s Mansion includes three parts: middle buildings, east and west buildings. All those three parts are built along the central axis and composed of traditional courtyards. Those mansions are built widely with the highest level of construction regulations at that time. Besides, there are three courtyards in each of three main buildings and each of them is a popular tourism spot.
Then, we will 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 30 minutes
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.
Yandai Xie Street (烟袋斜街胡同)
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.
Nanluoguxiang Hutong (南锣鼓巷)
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.
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.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Qianmen Main Street Mall, Qianmen Main Street, Beijing China
Located at the central axis of Beijing City, Qianmen Street is a famous pedestrian street for shopping and sightseeing, running from the Archery Tower of Qianmen in the north to the turning of Tiantan Park in the south. It is 840 meters in length and 21 meters in width. It is composed with buildings whose styles resemble the late Qing Dynasty. It has history of more than 570 years. Now Qianmen Street becomes an important night life place for locals. Qianmen Street is a symbol of genuine local culture. Visitors can enjoy a traditional Chinese way of life.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Lao She Teahouse, Buliding 3, Zhengyang Market, Qianmenxi Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100051 China
Lao She Teahouse is located in Qianmen Street, covering a business area of 2,600 square meters. Decorated mainly in a traditional Chinese style, it is simple and elegant with a Beijing-styled environment.
Neatly arranged square tables, backrest chairs, palace lanterns hung from the ceiling, wooden tablets marked with a tea table on the counter, and paintings and calligraphy couplets hung on the wall make you feel like you are entering an old Beijing folk museum. It embodies the flavor of Beijing, where not only can the tea be tasted but the culture can also be appreciated by visitors.
People there can enjoy splendid performances every day combined with outstanding folk arts, such as operas, acrobatics, magic, and face changing while enjoying famous tea, palace snacks, as well as traditional Beijing-style snacks.
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
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel located within Beijing 5th Ring Road.
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infant seats available
- 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.