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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
  • Duration: 2 days
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US$ 360.00
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Beijing Private Tai Chi Class and Bike Tour at Houhai Lake

Pick up from your Beijing city hotel, enjoy a memorable 1 hour Tai Chi class on the banks of the Shicha Hai Lake. Practice some basic Tai Chi movements with a master, learns through clear communication, practice and feedback. Then glide around Houhai Lake and Hutong allays on a leisurely bike tour. Beijing city hotel pick up is included.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 38.00
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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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US$ 28.00
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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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US$ 60.00
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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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US$ 32.00
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Beijing Private Tour to Huaibei Ski Resort and Mutianyu Great Wall with Lunch

Get a unique perspective on the Great Wall of China when visiting Beijing in the winter. Combine the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, a picturesque and less-visited section, with an afternoon of skiing at Huaibei Ski Resort on this package tour. Enjoy personalized service with a private guide and convenient round trip travel from your hotel.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 99.00
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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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US$ 46.00
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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
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US$ 40.00
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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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US$ 35.00
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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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US$ 58.00
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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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US$ 68.31
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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: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
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US$ 37.00
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Shijiazhuang - Handmade Experience (Lacquer Art)

It includes three parts: lacquerware, lacquer painting and lacquer sculpture. Its form of expression includes plane and three-dimensional shape. Its works include practical products and pure ornamental products. Natural lacquer, also known as lacquer, is a kind of liquid secreted from deciduous trees with pinnate compound leaves, that is, lacquer trees. It is milky gray and oxidizes when exposed to air. It gradually becomes black and hard. It has the characteristics of anticorrosion, acid resistance, alkali resistance, boiling water resistance and insulation, and is harmless to human body. If the paint can be added, it will become a variety of paints that can be painted, after polishing and polishing, it emits a pleasant luster. Then through carving and filling, mosaic, painting, bodiless, decoration and other means can be made into a variety of exquisite, beautiful lacquer works.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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4-Hour Calligraphy Class, Hutong Walk and Noodles

Practice the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy, and walk away with a special memento, when you sign up for a calligraphy class. Pick from three 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. Enjoy a lively Hutong, Learn Chinese Culture and people, Savor an authentic dumplings meal.Highlights Central location: Easy add on to a day of sightseeing Led by an art teacher: Ask any questions you may have Private Hutong walking tour exclusive for your party: Ensures a personal experience Get insight into Chinese culture while practicing calligraphy Savor a delightful noodles meal
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 50.00
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Shijiazhuang - Handmade Experience (Iron Plate Relief)

Iron plate relief is a traditional carving craft. Using the characteristic and natural color of the iron plate, the uneven relief is struck on a millimeter-thick plate. After being polished, burned, etc., the work is produced a black-and-white or multi-colored sketch-like visual effect.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Beijing Culture Tour: Chinese Traditional Painting and Mutianyu Great Wall with Cable Car Ride

Delve deep into Beijing’s rich culture and heritage on this full day private experience. Admire the UNESCO-protected Great Wall at Mutianyu Section, walk alongside your private guide as you visit it, enjoy the history and everything surround you! Eat at the restaurant where the locals go, stroll around the studios and shops at Nanxincang Culture and Leisure Street. Plus, spend two hours learning the traditional Chinese Ink and Brush Painting at a personal studio with a master. Entrance fees, cable car round trip or ski lift up and toboggan down at the Great Wall, private transport, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 78.00
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Shijiazhuang - Clay sculpture, old craft experience

Clay Sculpture is made of ripe clay which is pure puddle with little sand through the process of weathering, slurrying, filtrating, evaporating and adding cotton to rub up. It has the characteristics of viscosity. The side materials include wood, vine, lead, paper, flowers and so on. After completely drying, the clay figure is put into stove for firing. The temperature is up to 700 degree Celsius or so. After coming out of stove, the clay figure is polished and painted.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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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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US$ 40.00
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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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US$ 48.00
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Beijing Cultural Activities: Fan Painting Workshop

Learn about the traditional art of fan painting with the help of a professional teacher. Create your own fan using Chinese ink and bring it back home as a souvenir.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 68.00
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Ancient Bricks Extension Workshop and Mutianyu Great Wall with Cable Car Ride

Immerse yourself in the captivating history and rich culture on a private guided full-day tour from Beijing. Set out on sightseeing tour of the less crowded Great Wall at Mutianyu section. Walk alongside your private guide as you visit it, enjoy the history and everything surround you!  Spend two hours learning the traditional art of ancient brick extension.  Under the expert eye of a master, you’ll practice using the tools of the trade: bricks and paper. Settle into a quiet studio where the ambiance encourages a contemplative mindset. Then try your hand at make copies of the picture on the antique bricks on a piece of paper. Take your completed art work home as a special souvenir of your cultural experience. Tour includes entrance fee, cable car round trip or ski lift up and toboggan down at the Great Wall, lunch, Beijing city hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 78.00
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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 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 85.00
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Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Traditional Chinese Brick Extension Workshop

This Beijing night tour takes you through the city during the evening hours, providing an easy way for you to see famous landmarks lit up after dark. In additional, you will spend 1 hour with a master to learn the traditional art of brick extension in the personal studio. Travel by the illuminated attractions such as the Tian'anmen Square, Wangfujing Street, National Theatre, The Houhai Lake, The CCTV Building and The Place Mall with Huge LED TV screen roof. Listen to commentary about the city and its history as you go. 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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2-Hour Private Ancient Brick Extension Workshop in Beijing

Spend two hours in Beijing learning the traditional art of Ancient Bricks Extension. Get to know the history and culture of this traditional art. Under the expert eye of a master, you’ll practice using the tools of the trade: bricks and paper. Settle into a quiet studio where the ambiance encourages a contemplative mindset. Then try your hand at make copies of the picture on the antique bricks on a piece of paper. Take your completed art work home as a special souvenir of your cultural experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 38.00
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