Depending on the start time selected at checkout, await pickup from your Beijing hotel at either 9am, 11am, or 1pm. Your first stop is a local market, renowned for colorful stalls selling fish, flowers, and precious stones.
Continue to Panjiayuan Antique Market, which attracts locals from across the country with its sought-after selection of antiques. See stalls brimming with jewelry, ceramics, calligraphy, teapots, ethnic clothing, Buddha statues, paper lanterns, Cultural Revolution memorabilia, and even Ming- and Qing-era furniture.
Then, if you began your tour at 9am or 11am, break for a Chinese lunch and proceed to the quirky and contemporary 798 Art Zone. Housed in disused factories, the artistic complex teems with more than 400 cultural organisations from around the globe.
Explore boutiques, art galleries, coffee shops, bars, and restaurants and, if you began your tour at 1pm, break for dinner at a local restaurant. Your tour concludes with hotel drop-off.