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Discover the incandescent beauty of Beijing by night on this 3-hour evening walking tour. See the city sparkle as you explore glimmering waterways, vibrant parks and narrow ‘hutongs’ (alleys) under the cover of darkness. Led by an accomplished guide, sample sublime specialties at the busy Wangfujing Snack Street; browse stalls bursting with exotic ingredients at the Donghuamen Night Market; and stroll amid the ancient and illuminated structures of Imperial City Park for a unique sightseeing experience. Conclude your tour with a tranquil wander around Houhai Lake and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour.   

Highlights

  • 3-hour nighttime walking tour of Beijing
  • Experience local night life as you stroll down lively hutongs
  • Walk along the Imperial City park and pass ancient structures like St Joseph's Church, Bell Tower and Drum Tower
  • Try some exotic foods at the Wangfujing Snack Street night market (own expense)
  • Admire the beautiful scenery and relaxing atmosphere at Houhai Lake
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Beijing Night Walking Tour

Small-Group Beijing Night Walking Tour

Greet your guide at a central Beijing location and begin your enchanting exploration of the city by night. Wander past the sacred structure of St, Josephs Church then immerse yourself in the busy and bustling atmosphere of Wangfujing Snack Street, home to Donghuamen Night Market. 

Browse enticing food stalls selling an eclectic selection of culinary specialties; sample everything from scorpion and starfish to lamb kebabs and spicy noodle soup. Try local favorites like zhájiángmian (noodles in fried bean sauce) and listen to your knowledgeable guide's thoughtful recommendations. Please note, all street food is purchased at your own expense. 

Next, wander to the illuminated Imperial City Park to see locals dancing, socializing and exercising in the cool night air. Stroll down a charming alley filled with quaint shops then admire the cultural majesty of the Drum Tower and Bell Tower, monuments from the Ming dynasty. Listen to tales of the structure’s ancient origins then venture to the convivial Yandaixejie Hutong to stroll around the luscious Houhai Lake. 

Admire the tranquility of the area and capture the stunning evening scenery on camera before bidding your guide and group farewell when the tour concludes beside the lake. 

Customer Reviews

Arienne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Delightful! This walking tour was quite honestly one of the highlights of my entire trip to China. Dean was lovely, well versed and delightful! He showed us Beijing as the locals do, and made it absolutely enchanting! Well done Dean!

Richard W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I just spent a wonderful evening walking through many nice neighborhoods in Beijing, from Wangfujing Street, past many colorful street food vendors with exotic food, through nice parks with tree-lined sidewalks, past the Bell Tower and Drum Tower Culture Square, and finally winding in and out the Hutongs that branch off from Beihai Lake, with beautiful sunset and night views of all the colorful shops, restaurants and neon-lit bars. My guide, Kitty, was charming and knowledgeable. She is from Beijing and gave me a great tour that I would highly recommend to anyone. I really enjoyed her company and stories, and the pace of our walk was perfect.

Stella

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was the highlight of my Beijing visit. What a wonderful guide who spoke English well and showed me the sights of Beijing on foot.

Vincenzo P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Incredible tour. Dean did an amazing job showing me all the sights, sounds and smells of Beijing at night. He did an excellent job explaining the culture and history of the city, and kept me very very safe and entertained the entire time. I highly recommend this tour!

Patrick USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

My tour guide Robert really knew where to go and waited for me for every vendor I stopped and shopped at. Very good tour that shows you the true residential insides of Beijing.

Lorraine N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

This was such a sweet evening. I had such a great walk and talk with Lucy. She was a treat. A great tour -- where I would not have gone out alone. Thanks

Susan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

A small group of four with an excellent tour guide. Amy was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. The places visited were interesting and the pace was good. The opportunity to taste a food of choice from the street markets was a nice surprise.

JOHN D Ireland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Amy was our guide on this trip.She was brilliant!We would completely recommend this tour.

Philip K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

I just wanted to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the Hutong Rickshaw Half Day Tour yesterday morning with Tony and the Beijing Night Walking Tour with Lucy last night. Both tour guides were very enthusiastic, fun and knowledgeable, and the locations visited were all well chosen and very interesting. Both were really magical experiences in their own way. I will recommend the tours highly to anyone visiting Beijing.

Philip K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Magical city!

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