• Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Experience shopping just like a city dweller as you wander through four vendor-lined markets on this private 5-hour tour in Beijing. Taste tea at Hongqiao Pearl Market, do some antique shopping at Panjiayuan Flea Market, wander Maliandao Tea Market, and stop by one other local-favorite market. Because this tour is private, your guide helps you quickly find the areas you’re interested in, so you can make the most of your time.

Highlights

  • Private, 5-hour tour of Beijing markets
  • Customize your own itinerary to fit your preferences
  • Visit Panjiayuan Flea Market, one of the largest antique markets in all of Asia
  • Sip on a tea tasting at Hongqiao Pearl Market
  • Go to Maliandao Tea Market, and explore the vendor areas
  • Choose your own private group size
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included

What You Can Expect

Private Beijing Markets Tour with Tea Tasting at Hongqiao Pearl Market

Private Beijing Markets Tour Including Tea Tasting At Maliandao Tea Market

This private, 5-hour tour of Beijing markets can be planned to your liking. You can pick a departure time between 8:30a.m. and 10a.m. Your hotel pickup happens before the departure time you choose.

The first place you’ll be taken to is the Panjiayuan Flea Market, one of the largest markets in all of China. This market has so many curios, artifacts, and Tang dynasty knock-off objects, as well as paintings and antiques. It’s made up of 3,000 individual stalls, and even Hilary Clinton has been known to do some shopping here. Your guide can help you find what you’re interested in, or you can just wander at your leisure. 

Next up on the day’s agenda is Hongqiao Pearl Market. You can also find a huge array of souvenirs you can buy (own expense) here. Your guide shows you how to use bartering skills to snag items at a cheaper price.

During this tour, see Maliandao Tea Market, as well as one other surprise market. Pick up lunch when you’re hungry (own expense), and take a break to eat. After all the fun, enjoy a private ride back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Dr. Denny G. Bolton United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Lily took us on this tour and it is with her expertise and guidance that it was a magnificent day. The Beijing markets have something for everyone. We began with the Flea Market. We highly recommend this area as a place to buy original art work. We bought a piece that is about 2 feet by 4 feet on rice paper. The cost was about 35. It is gorgeous.

The shopping center is set up on floors with varying quality. If you are looking to buy pearls, be sure to go to the fourth floor. There is a shop there where state official have purchased their peals. Their photos are all over the walls, so you cannot miss it. This is also a great place for souvenirs. We had tea in the mall and learned about all the different kinds of teas, the difference in their taste and fermenting options.

Again, Lily was key to making this a great day. She has a gentle personality, exquisite English with a lovely lilting voice that you can listen to all day.

Joanna H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Lily was great help and a ton of fun! She really made us step a bit out of our comfort zones and haggle properly with the vendors. She was really helpful showing my dad how to manage it without speaking at all calculators and disapproving looks. I would really recommend this as a nice half-day trip to buy anything you missed while you were in the city

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