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Discover the incandescent beauty of Beijing by night on this 3-hour evening walking tour. See the city sparkle as you explore glimmering waterways, vibrant parks and narrow ‘hutongs’ (alleys) under the cover of darkness. Led by an accomplished guide, sample sublime specialties at the busy Wangfujing Snack Street; browse stalls bursting with exotic ingredients at the Donghuamen Night Market; and stroll amid the ancient and illuminated structures of Imperial City Park for a unique sightseeing experience. Conclude your tour with a tranquil wander around Houhai Lake and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour.
  • 3-hour nighttime walking tour of Beijing
  • Experience local night life as you stroll down lively hutongs
  • Walk along the Imperial City park and pass ancient structures like St Joseph's Church, Bell Tower and Drum Tower
  • Try some exotic foods at the Wangfujing Snack Street night market (own expense)
  • Admire the beautiful scenery and relaxing atmosphere at Houhai Lake
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience
Greet your guide at a central Beijing location and begin your enchanting exploration of the city by night. Wander past the sacred structure of St, Josephs Church then immerse yourself in the busy and bustling atmosphere of Wangfujing Snack Street, home to Donghuamen Night Market. 

Browse enticing food stalls selling an eclectic selection of culinary specialties; sample everything from scorpion and starfish to lamb kebabs and spicy noodle soup. Try local favorites like zhájiángmian (noodles in fried bean sauce) and listen to your knowledgeable guide's thoughtful recommendations. Please note, all street food is purchased at your own expense. 

Next, wander to the illuminated Imperial City Park to see locals dancing, socializing and exercising in the cool night air. Stroll down a charming alley filled with quaint shops then admire the cultural majesty of the Drum Tower and Bell Tower, monuments from the Ming dynasty. Listen to tales of the structure’s ancient origins then venture to the convivial Yandaixejie Hutong to stroll around the luscious Houhai Lake. 

Admire the tranquility of the area and capture the stunning evening scenery on camera before bidding your guide and group farewell when the tour concludes beside the lake.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Feb 2018

I had the pleasure of being hosted by Dean on an evening tour of Beijing. He was knowledgeable, extremely polite and professional. His smile and positive demeanour were infectious, as he kindly led me on a walk, visiting local shops and places of interest. I must add that his grasp of English was very good. We finished at a restaurant and had a meal and a beer together. Thoroughly recommended!

, Sep 2017

Was only person on tour
Good tour

, Jul 2017

Tour guide was very knowledgeable, flexible, and patient. She offered a lot of great ideas for shopping gifts, sovenoirs and information about the area religions, culture, history, and architecture. She was even able to get me in a secured area to view. The walk was normal pace and great exercise. I highly recommend this guide and the tour. It will show you the hidden back street night life and capitalism in Beijing.

, May 2017

This was really good to get a feel of the local markets in Beijing. I was solo on this tour and had the guide to myself which was great. The guide assisted with bartering of prices and understanding of what the food on display was! Great guide with local knowledge.

, Apr 2017

This tour was a lot of walking. I was not expecting a three mile walk just to get from Snack Street to the Drum and Bell Tower. I loved the destination once we arrived, but walking in China, when you are not use to the streets and the pavement was a bit too much. We had a tour with 7 people and the tour guide went at our pace and stopped when someone needed to rest. I was very thankful the tour was limited to our group exclusively. The guide was incredibly informative and personable. His English was very easy to understand. Great experience, but again..... A lot of walking a little over 5 miles from Sunworld Dynasty Hotel to the end of the tour at Qianhai Park

, Dec 2016

A great way to see parts of the city that tourists don't often see. The guide,Dean, could have been more forthcoming with his explanations but answered all our questions.

, Aug 2016

Maybe it was the weather affecting our review because it was so hot, but this tour basically consisted of walking down the shopping street in Beijing, the snack street where our guide couldn't even recommend anything because she 'doesn't eat this food', then walking forever to again walk down an overcrowded shopping street. Nothing of substance, could have done the same thing on our own. In fact, the 4 college girls that started following us were more helpful than the actual guide...when the guide got us lost.

, Jun 2016

This tour was amazing!

, Jun 2016

Delightful! This walking tour was quite honestly one of the highlights of my entire trip to China. Dean was lovely, well versed and delightful! He showed us Beijing as the locals do, and made it absolutely enchanting! Well done Dean!

, Dec 2015

Unfortunately the tour is not done by a real guide ... Always the same comments, very kind girl by the way.

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