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As a single traveler, I didn't want to go to a Peking Duck restaurant on my ownwho orders a whole or even half duck? And I'd read good things about the Acrobatic Show, so I went for it. The restaurant that we were taken to clearly catered to international tourists but the chef did actually carve our duck at the table, even though our guide had warned us that he might not be able to b/c it was 'high season.' The server demonstrated the appropriate way to fold the duck and condiments into the sleeve, and we were offered wine with dinner and checked on often. We were given fruit, a salad, soup, and four entrées kung pao, orange chicken, an egg and chicken dish and broccoli beef for the four persons in the party. The acrobatic show was incredible. One of the highlights of my trip-- it made me want to bring my kids to Beijingif they like the Cirque de Soleil show that passes through every year, they'll love this! If other reviews stated that the theater and costumes were tired and run-down, things have been overhauled since. Just amazing! Our tour guide was William Kuang, who was also the guide on my tour of the Summer Palace, Panda Garden and Lama Temple. A former accountant who is thrilled to be working as a tour guide and sharing the culture of Beijing with foreigners, William is highly recommended, as is this tour package!
Very well planned and my Guide Cynthia was very informative and spoke English well. Show was very professional and the theartre was in common district so the local people were the audience. Very much local culture and Chinese tourist, not fancy and dressy casual dress is fine. Would recommend
Firstly, I would highly recommend booking this tour as there aren't many people who travel independently in Beijing, hence there were only 4 of us in total on this tour. The service was fantastic. The Acrobatic show was incredible, unlike anything I've ever seen before!! Following this, we were taken to a Peking Duck restaurant where we were served this plus a lot of other food, which was more than enough for us to eat - we weren't in danger of going hungry! A really great tour
The show is very impressive. The stunts are more dangerous than what I had seen in a Vegas Cirque de Solei show a few days before. You have the option of upgrading your seat, which I did and ended up in the 2nd row, which was a lot of fun. The food was delicious and there was too much to eat, which is a great problem to have.
Eben F USA
Excellent. The Acrobatic show is fast paced and mind blowing with about 10 acts. Although we've seen it before on a prior trip to Beijing, it is remarkable the talent and expertise that goes into these acts. The theatre is worn and we were one of a few American/European faces in the audience most of the audience were Chinese so this is not a show developed for tourists.
You shouldn't go to Beijing without trying a Peking duck dinner. Its served with a number of other dishes for those who think they might not like duck.
The show was entertaining, more gymnastics than acrobats. The Peking Duck was fantastic, the only negative is that the 1 beverage which is included in your dinner, comes in a very small glass. All other
beverages have to be bought separately, including water.
My family consider the Chinese as the best in Acrobats. The bicycles and motorcycles shows are fantastic. Peking Duck? So Gooood!
Super recommended. The guide is very friendly, the show amazing and delightful dinner, although it includes only one drink (a glass of beer, water or soda), but you can pay for more.
Transport from ant to hotel on time. Show fantastic. Duck very good.
Thank You so much for this tour! This was the high peak of my full day's tour of two combined tours, and I think also the high peak of my whole trip, just breathtaking, and the guide was the whole day so fantastic, and the driver also so friendly and nice! I had so much fun and same time learned so much about Chinese culture!
JENNIFER K Australia
This was really an eye opener. Firstly our Peking Duck Banquet was the most amazing food ever. We were the only two people on this tour and had a private table to ourselves. Heaps of different dishes as well as the duck. Service was wonderful. The acrobatic show was probably one of the best shows we have ever seen. Could not believe though at the end of the show when the cast is taking their bows, the audience just get up and run out the doors and you are swept away with them. We laughed so much at this and through the mayhem our driver still spotted us and waved us over to where he was for a quick getaway to miss all the traffic. This was a really good night and we would strongly recommend.
This was an exceptional evening. Both the show and dinner were excellent. The guide was promt and very friendly. Would recommend it to anyone
Amazing show...so impressed with the girls don't Know how such small girls have so much strength...we were fortunately able to meet the girls softer the show and still amazed with their strength...just make sure you don't have to go the bathroom....grose the most disgusting toilets I have ever seen.
What a great night, the show was amazing, we had front row seats so you could sit back and enjoy the fantastic show and then we went to the Peking Duck Banquet where they just kept bringing out the food and the duck was so delicious. It was really worth the money, we all had a great time.
DEBORAH A T USA
Dinner was great, show was exciting. Again, Viator is the best!
EXCELLENT TOUR...THE DINNER WAS THE BEST OF MY 23 DAY ORIENT TRIP...SHOW WAS GREAT...GUIDE MICHEAL WAS FRIENDLY AND KNOWLEDGABLE
Steven C USA
DELICIOUS! And the show of acrobats was just terrific. We had a great time and Michael was a wonderful guide! Thank you Viator tours for three fabulous tours!
Patricia F USA
Mmmmmm good! The Peking Duck was yummy, and the Show was unbelievable!
The dinner was good, lots of food, tasty and authentic. The show was fantastic, a must see. The best night of our stay in Beijing!
The venue is nothing to write home about (I guess China is not too fussed about the 'atmosphere' of an experience), but the food was very good and the acrobatic show was simply incredible. This is a very fun evening out, great for a larger group. We would definitely do this again.
A wonderful experience all around. We didn't think we'd enjoy it half as much as we did. Thanks.
The show was amazing! and our tour guide was super nice, she met us in our hotel lobby. Only advice I would give is for the dinner, I suggest providing more authentic Chinese food rather than orange chicken or other items that are more Americanized.
The show was great, you can get better Peking Duck restaurants. The show is a must see just go find Peking Duck on your own!