Beijing In-depth Tour: Explore More in Forbidden City, Hutong and Cricket Show

8 hr

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China

Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel at 09:00 a.m.. Then, we will transfer to Forbidden City and start the in-depth tour.
Forbidden City(故宫), also known as the Palace Museum, is recognized as the largest wooden architectural complex in the world. Once served as the imperial palace for 24 emperors...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China

Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel at 09:00 a.m.. Then, we will transfer to Forbidden City and start the in-depth tour.
Forbidden City(故宫), also known as the Palace Museum, is recognized as the largest wooden architectural complex in the world. Once served as the imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it has 9,999 rooms in flourishing period. For five centuries, this palace functioned as the administrative center of the country.
The Treasure Gallery(珍宝馆) consists of six gallery rooms displaying pieces from the imperial collection and extant accoutrements for palace life. All of these exquisite items are made of precious materials, such as jade, jadeite, gold, silver, pearls, and other precious and semi-precious stones. The superb craftsmanship and inestimable value of each piece is aptly summarized in the title of the gallery.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Hutong Tour, No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District, 100009, Beijing, Beijing 100009 China

After lunch, we will walk into Hutong to visit a local home and gain insight into ancient Chinese customs, enjoy a cricket show and learn paper-cutting.
Hutong(胡同) is the name given to a narrow lane, alley, or small street between rows of single-storey Siheyuan(四合院) dwelled by Beijingers in the past. People say that the real culture of Beijing lies in the culture of Hutong and Siheyuan. They give an insight to the old lifestyle of ordinary Beijingers and have special appeal to tourists.

Cricket Show 蟋蟀表演
In Beijing, cricket refers to a kind of insect and its Chinese name is Qu Qu(蛐蛐). Keeping cricket has a history of more than 1500 years in China. People like to keep the cricket and watch the cricket fighting. The lifetime of the cricket is only 100 days. It may seem strange that such a little insect could bring great popularity to a place, but the crickets are indeed an extraordinary and indispensable feature.

Paper-Cutting 中国剪纸
Paper-cutting(剪纸) is a very distinctive visual art of Chinese handicrafts. It originated from the 6th century when women used to paste golden and silver foil cuttings onto their hair at the temples, and men used them in sacred rituals. Today, paper-cuttings are chiefly decorative. They are pasted on the walls, windows, doors, columns and lanterns to express people’s hopes, gratitude and other emotions.

Afterwards, enjoy comfortable transfer back to your hotel, Wrap your memories and say good-bye in your hotel.

Duration: 3 hours

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Important Details

Included
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
  • Professional tour guide
  • Hutong Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Hutong Tour
Not Included
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We can also pick you up from any location within Beijing 5th Ring Road

9:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Vegetarian and Local Speciality options are available, please advise at time of booking.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.