• Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Combine a tour of Old Beijing with an authentic local experience on this private 5-hour tour, including hotel pick-up. Ride a rickshaw around the historic 'hutongs’ (narrow alleys) of Old Beijing, then take in the views from the landmark Drum Tower. Next, be welcomed inside a local family home and gain a unique insight into Chinese culture as you practice traditional arts like calligraphy and paper cutting. Finally, learn how to make delicious Chinese dumplings and tuck into a scrumptious lunch of typical cuisine with your hosts.


  • 5-hour cultural tour of Old Beijing with a private guide
  • Explore the city's hutongs (narrow, ancient streets) while riding a rickshaw
  • Climb the Drum Tower and enjoy incredible aerial views of the city
  • Visit a local family's home and learn how to make dumplings and enjoy these local delicacies for lunch
  • Private tour provides an authentic Beijing experience with a fully customizable itinerary based solely on your personal interests

What You Can Expect

Private Cultural Tour: Hutong Rickshaw Ride and Dumpling Making in Beijing

Beijing Drum Tower

Customer Reviews

Kylie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We're so glad that we chose to do this tour. It was a wonderful insight into life in Beijing. Our tour guide, Eva, was so friendly and helpful and the family that we visited were very gracious hosts. Not to mention, the food they served for lunch was delicious.

Shantine P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

My tour Guide Tony was very helpful and knowledgeable, he was also very friendly. Great tour, I especially enjoyed doing caligraphy with the local family and their little girl is beautiful. Thanl you to the family for hosting me.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

We enjoyed the Hutoon Rickshaw ride and dumpling tour in Beijing. We appreciated the ability to confirm the tour by e-mail and the immediate response that our confirmation was received. Our tour guide, Annie, contacted us the night before to confirm the time and place to meet. The tour was wonderful and Annie helped a lot by her knowledge and lively conversation about the area. We appreciated the lunch. In addiiton, Annie was very helpful in being aware of my wife's dietary and walking problems and we really appreciate it. Just wanted to let you know we had a good tour and appreciated Annie's knowledge and helpfulness! R and A


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

hi there, just to let you know that the tour guides were great and we would use your company again.

David W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

We wish to advise that we all really enjoyed our tour today with your representative Emma. Emma was good at understanding and speaking English and we were able to ask her a lot of questions about china history which she knew well. She is very polite and caring and ensured our safety all the time. The richshaw driver was also so very kind. The meal in the family home was beautiful and how special it was to be welcomed by the family. We highly recommend the tour to any western travellers thoroughly enjoyable.

Constance W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

Took my little boy and we had a great time:) Amy our guide was just wonderful!

Constance W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

Took my little boy and we had a great time:) Amy our guide was just wonderful!

Ed K Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

I want to say we very much enjoyed out tour today with Daniel. The visit to the drum tower for drum beating at 9:30 was perfect. I have a poor heart and Daniel made sure I safely walked up. Thank you. Very much enjoyed visit with Mr. and Mrs. Liu for lunch. Please extend special thankyou to Daniel for his kind attention and service.

Gillian H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

I would recommend this tour for an honest view of life in the Hutongs of Beijing. The tour is well planned, and takes place at a relaxed pace. The range of activities within the tour allows for a sampling of many aspects of Chinese culture. Links with local people are good, allowing for local interactions.


4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

I really enjoyed this although I did think it was quite expensive. The visit up the drum tower was worth the climb.
The Chinese writing was good fun but the dumpling making was a bit disappointing, it was very rushed. On the plus side the lunch was excellent.

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