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Calligraphy Class

Practice the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy, and walk away with a special memento, when you sign up for a small-group class. Pick from four different daily class times to best suit your sightseeing schedule (a sunrise session is available for those battling jetlag), and get ready to flex your creative muscles. Learn more about the practice and try different techniques, and leave with a brand new set of skills.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00 USD
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Private Tai Chi / Kung Fu Class in Beijing

Learn the basics of tai chi during a one-hour private class in Beijing. Your expert instructor explains the foundation of tai chi, a Chinese martial art that is said to benefit the body’s overall health. Hear about the philosophy of Taoism, and yin and yang, then practice some slow deliberate movements combined with deep breathing and focus, the essence of tai chi.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00 USD
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Small Group Tai Chi or Kung Fu Class plus Calligraphy Learning in Beijing

If you love to travel like a local, see Beijing through fresh eyes with a martial arts class followed by a calligraphy lesson. Greet your instructor and small group at the gates of the Temple of Heaven then study either tai chi, with its slow, relaxing movements, or fast-paced, dramatic kung fu. Once you’re done, pick up a brush and learn the fine art of Chinese characters.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00 USD
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Temple of Heaven and Tai Chi Tour

This combination tour includes a tai chi class where you will learn about the health benefits of this martial arts practice, as well as some basic gestures. Then visit the Temple of Heaven, a complex of religious building used for harvest ceremonies during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.00 USD
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3-Hour Hutong Walking Tour And Peking Opera Mask Painting Class

Combine your Old Beijing sightseeing experience with several different cultural activities on this immersive, multi-part tour. Meet your guide directly at your hotel, and travel to Beijing’s hutongs—traditional alleyways and courtyard dwellings that have been a part of the city for centuries. In addition to a sightseeing tour of the area, you’ll also take part in a Chinese opera mask-painting session, followed by a tea ceremony. For an upgrade, you can also add a traditional, local meal to your itinerary.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00 USD
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Beijing Private Morning Tour: Tai Chi Lesson and Temple of Heaven

This is a wonderful way to start a day in Beijing. Enjoy the ultimate stress-free experience without any transport to organize as hotel pickup and drop-off included. You’ll travel with a guide to the Temple of Heaven Park and watch locals taking part in their daily exercises. After exploring the park, you’ll have the rare opportunity to take part in a Tai Chi lesson with a Tai Chi Master. After your lesson, you’ll be able to walk into the Temple of Heaven, as admission tickets are provided.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.00 USD
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Private Day Tour including Temple of Heaven, Tai Chi Lesson, Rickshaw, and Hutong Family Lunch

Experience Beijing’s Temple of Heaven, old ‘hutongs’ and love of Tai Chi on this full-day private tour. Tour the imperial Temple of Heaven complex, and enjoy an outdoor Tai Chi class followed by a rickshaw ride through the alleyways of a traditional ‘hutong’ neighborhood. Visit a family home for a dumpling-making session and lunch before learning about hutong life at a hutong museum. Includes private transport, entrance fees, and central hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.31 USD
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Taiji Lesson and Local Breakfast in Beijing

Master the art of ancient ‘Taiji’ boxing and enjoy breakfast on this 2- to 2.5-hour Beijing experience. After a brief look at the Drum and Bell Tower district, join a Yang-style Taiji Master for a 90-minute lesson in this martial art and exercise technique. Learn why it appeals to people worldwide, and pick up its slow, rhythmic movements and teachings on life. Finish with a Beijing restaurant breakfast of steamed buns and other specialities.
  • Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
  • Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
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$37.00 USD
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Beijing CBD Night Walking Tour and Chinese Flower Arranging Class

Join this private 4-hour evening walking tour to explore the illuminated beauties of the Beijing Business District and experience the art of Chinese flower arrangement at a hands-on class in the personal studio. Highlights during your panoramic tour include CCTV building, The Place Mall and Silk Market. Finally, stroll around the Ritan Park to join the locals evening exercise.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00 USD
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Chinese New Year Cooking Class with Badminton Experience in Beijing

Enjoy local wet market shopping experience and learn Chinese dumplings making with your friendly host Sunflower in Beijing. Moreover, make your own Chinese fried noodles from scratch. Followed by a fantastic badminton experience in a local gymnasium and a short walk along the beautiful Big Swan Lake. This is a full day experience, and you will get back to your hotel in Beijing city by 8:30pm.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00 USD
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2-Day Private Trip to Shaolin Temple and Sanhuang Village Resort from Beijing

Take the high-speed train from Beijing to visit two most spectacular attractions: Shaolin Temple and the Sanhuang Village Resort. Accompanied by your private knowledgeable guide and gain fascinating insight into the Shaolin Temple and pagoda forest. Enjoy a martial arts performance and attend a private Kungfu class. Overnight stay accommodation, temple meals, cable car ride to Sanhuang Village Resort are also included.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$378.00 USD
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Beijing Private Day Tour to Hutong and Summer Palace plus Calligraphy Experience

Experience 1.5 hour interesting Calligraphy Class. Get to know Chinese Culture. Visit the most beautiful imperial garden in Beijing, Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).  Savor the authentic Beijing Cuisine and Enjoy the beautiful Hutong with rickshaw or walking
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00 USD
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Pingyao Art Tour - Opera Mask Painting

Go to painting the opera mask with 80 years old Pingyao local artist named Gong jiulun who have started the mask painting from 30 years ago. He was the art education teacher and want to dig the Pingyao art culture, so he choose the opera mask painting, but he combine the opera mask painting and local culture together, show both of this on each colourful opera mask with good meaning like good future, wealthy, study well and peaceful etc. If you have 2 hours more in Pingyao after your visiting, this would be great experience for you to try and bring your mask back with you as the souvenir which is painted by yourself, you can choose which one you prefer before you start it. No worried, the master also help you make it perfect. What a exciting experience in Pingyao.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.68 USD
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Full Day Culture Tour Tai Chi Class at Temple of Heaven Forbidden City Tiananmen Square

Visit three of Beijing’s top sights — Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City — on a private 8-hour tour that includes a tai chi class. Start at the Temple of Heaven, where you learn about the UNESCO World Heritage-listed imperial temple, then take a tai chi class that teaches you the basics of the gentle martial art. Visit a silk factory and have lunch (at own expense), then spend the afternoon touring expansive Tiananmen Square and the stunning Forbidden Square, another World Heritage Site.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.00 USD
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Calligraphy and Dumpling Cooking Classes Half Day Tour

This private tour allows you to become acquainted with Chinese calligraphy and cooking with two classes. First take a 1.5-hour calligraphy class in the Hutong area, and learn how to do the basic strokes for Chinese writing. Then, hit up the market for ingredients before popping into the home of a local family to cook up (and eat) delicious Chinese dumplings.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00 USD
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Beijing Culture Tour: Opera Mask Painting, Cricket Fighting and Hutong Lunch

This is interesting private day tour takes you to experience traditional Chinese culture workshop, such as Chinese Calligraphy, Opera Mask Painting, Taiji practice. Moreover, you will watch a Cricket Fighting game in Hutong, the Beijing old neighborhood area. In addition, see a performance of drum beaten in Drum Tower. A tasty lunch with local Hutong family is inclusive.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00 USD
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Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Traditional Flower Arranging Experience

On this private 4-hour evening tour, you will delight in seeing the amazing city sights all aglow. Prior to scouring the city in search of the city's illuminated beauties, explore the Beijing Business District and experience the art of Chinese flower arrangement at a hands-on class in the personal studio. Highlights during your panoramic tour include CCTV building, The Place Mall, Wangfujing Snack Street, National Theatre and Tiananmen square. Hotel pickup within the 4th ring road and transport by private vehicle are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00 USD
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2-Hour Private Chinese Calligraphy Workshop in Beijing

Spend two hours in Beijing learning the traditional art of Chinese calligraphy. Under the expert eye of a master calligrapher, you’ll practice using the tools of the trade: brushes, ink and paper. Settle into a quiet studio where the ambiance encourages a contemplative mindset. Then try your hand at writing Chinese characters in an artistic style. Take your completed calligraphy work home as a special souvenir of your cultural experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.00 USD
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1-Hour Private Tai Chi Class in the Temple of Heaven Park with One Way Transfer

Pick up from your Beijing city hotel, have a memorable 1 hour Tai Chi class in the Temple of Heaven Park. Tai chi is an activity that can not only keep you fit and healthy but help you relax and de-stress too. During this 1 hour class, you will practice some basic Tai Chi movements with a master, learns through clear communication, practice and feedback. No matter you are young or aged, weak or strong, you all can choose Ta chi as an ideal physical exercise! Tour includes Beijing city hotel pick up, one way private transfer and entrance fee to the park.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.00 USD
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Private Half-day Tour: Temple of Heaven Visit with Tai Chi Class

Rewind to China’s Ming and Qing eras on a 2-hour walking tour of Beijing’s Temple of Heaven. Learn about its importance to the imperial families of China, then watch Beijing’s older citizens perform their morning exercises. Combine with a 45-minute Taiji Class teaching by a Taiji Master in the Temple.  The entrance fees and Taiji class fee are all inclusive
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00 USD
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Beijing Xinyiquan Martial Art Retreat

The Xinyiquan Retreat is about 10 forms, it's study from 10 kinds of animals as Dragon, Tiger, Bear, Horse, Monkey, Chicken, Snake, Swallow, Harrier, Eagle. Human imitate animals action is very good for health, you could learn one of them which you feel interested and take time to practise.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00 USD
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Beijing Temple of Heaven Private Walking Tour with Tai Chi Class and Kungfu Show

Enjoy a relax afternoon and evening in Beijing during this private tour, which combines a visit to the Ming Dynasty-era Temple of Heaven with 1 hour Tai Chi or Kungfu Class. Admire the amazing buildings in the temple, learn about the health benefits of Tai Chi and some basic movements. After a delicious dinner in the local restaurant, enjoy the amazing Kung Fu performance to finish the day. this tour includes entrance fee, show tickets, 1 hour Tai Chi or Kung fu class and Beijing city hotel pick up.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00 USD
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Noon Calligraphy Class

Enjoy a uniquely Chinese cultural experience by joining a calligraphy class. Learn about the importance of the form to Chinese culture as your teacher instructs you about ink strokes, brushes, rice paper, and more.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00 USD
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2-Day Bullet Train Trip to Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple from Beijing

Join this 2 day tour to travel from Beijing to Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple by bullet train. Other than experience the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage, you also able to see thousands of Buddhist statues carved into the steep limestone cliffs. Have a unique overnight stay in the Shaolin Temple village. In addition, private Kungfu training session, martial arts performance are included. Come and discover the history and culture of the Shaolin Temple and admire the biggest pagoda forest in China.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$360.00 USD
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