• Tour code: 6139P55
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Exploring the traditional side of Beijing that starts with a cooking class in a traditional courtyard home. After choosing ingredients for your class at a local market, learn to make authentic Chinese dumplings with your chef-instructor, then eat the dishes you made for lunch. In the afternoon, take a rickshaw tour of through the atmospheric hutongs, disembarking at the Drum and Bell towers. Participate in a tea ceremony at a teahouse in the Bell Tower, before your guide returns you to your hotel.


  • Full-day Beijing tour with cooking class, rickshaw tour of hutongs, and tea ceremony
  • Visit the neighborhood market to pick out ingredients for the dumplings
  • Learn to make delicious dumplings at an old-style courtyard home
  • Feast on the dumpling lunch made during class
  • Ride a rickshaw to get a good look at the hutongs
  • Stop for a tea ceremony after seeing the Drum and Bell towers
  • Includes entrance tickets, lunch, tea, and a cooking class

What You Can Expect

3-Hour Beijing Life Experience: Hutongs, Chinese Cooking Class and Tea Ceremony Tour

Hutong Alley

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