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Relive the glory of the 2008 Olympic Games on this full-day tour of Beijing, starting with a visit to the famous Olympic Park. Admire modernist landmarks like the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube at the park, and see where the grand opening and closing ceremonies were held. After lunch (included), see a different side to the city with a rickshaw ride around the hutongs (alleyways) of Old Beijing. Get a glimpse of authentic Chinese life as you visit with a local family, then indulge in a tea tasting at a traditional teahouse.  


  • Full-day tour of Beijing's past and present
  • Visit the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube at the Olympic Park
  • Explore Old Beijing's narrow alleyways by rickshaw
  • Complimentary Chinese lunch
  • Visit the home of a Chinese family with your local guide and sample authentic Chinese tea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Beijing's Present and Past: Olympic Park and Hutong Tour

Beijing Olympic Stadium - The Bird's Nest
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Customer Reviews


4 star rating: Recommended April 2013

Beijing's Hutong neighborhood of small alleys is too small for a tour bus, and, really, too small even for automobiles; rickshaw is the ideal mode of transportation. The opportunity to visit a real home in this neighborhood is extraordinary. It turns out that the Olympic Aquatic Center "Water Cube" provides public swimming sessions, either in a family-style water park, or for lap swimmers in the "warm-up" pool; had I been prepared, I would have left the tour at the end for a swim!

Julie B

1 star rating: I do not recommend this August 2013

What a waste of time, really not sure what we paid for with this tour. The guide picked us up from hotel took us to Hutong and passed us over to another guide and driver who took us thru Huntong area we then had to pay the guide and the driver. The Hutong guide was excellent but I dont know why we were not told that we would have a 2nd guide and driver that we had to pay as well. We then had to go to tea ceremony,Lunch was terrible as usual on these tours. We then went to the Olympic park where we got to walk around the stadium we asked about going in but were told we would have to but tickets which we did and went in alone. This tour is a joke, as I

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