Hutong Tour
from US$220 per person

1-day Side Car Beijing Tour


The route will pass both most modern and Oldest parts of Beijing sections.

  • Tour Code:
  • BJF01
  • Length:
  • Cities Visited/Stayed:
  • Beijing
  • Highlight Attractions:
  • Ancient Observatory, Temple of Heaven
  • Experience & Features:
  • Side Car, Wangfujing Commercial Street, Beijing CBD Area, Old Observatory, Ming City Wall, Hutong, Temple of Heaven, Front gate of Old Beijing, Drum Tower
  • Physical Rating : 1
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is given a Physical Rating, which indicates how much physical activity is required to participate in it.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Always very easy to go! Sometimes getting around on your own, up and down steps and carrying your own small backpack.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : Light walking or hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : May include moderate hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking and other activities that require only an average/moderate level of fitness to enjoy.
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : May include high altitude hiking of up to 4-6 hours per day some days of the tour or other activities that require a moderately high level of fitness.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : High altitude trekking suitable only for those with a higher level of fitness and endurance.
  • Cultural Shock Rating : 2
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is also given a Culture Shock Rating, designed to help you choose a trip that is suitable to your travel tastes and preferences.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Little or no adjustment at all is required. The comforts of home are here for the most part.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : A generally easy trip but there may be the occasional local home accommodation, remote lodging or some public transportation, simple meal or language barrier.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : Expect an occasional cold shower and remote or even multi-share accommodation, and public transportation or train ride without shower on board…Remember though, this is all part of your CET authentic travel experience!
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : Expect to rough it here and there. This may mean a packed public bus, very remote and rustic accommodation, and no access to western-style food.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : You are totally off the beaten track with none of the comforts of home, and are exposed to a totally foreign culture to what you are accustomed ... Sounds fantastic, doesn't it!
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Day 1: Beijing

In the morning, you will be met by your guide at your hotel and then transferred to the place where we start the side car tour. We will firstly pass by the Wangfujing Commercial Street which is this capital city’s most well-known shopping area. Then we go east to Beijing CBD Area where all the high rises gathered, seeing all the developments of most of the top companies from both home and abroad. Not far from Beijing CBD Area there comes the CCTV Tower, one of the modern wonders of Beijing. The CCTV tower is the home of many TV and Radio station broadcasts, including from CCTV1 to CCTV9. Next we come to the Old Observatory, which is one of the oldest observatories in the world. Near the Old Observatory is the Ming Dynasty City Wall, a scenic spot of ancient architectural relics of Ming Dynasty. Then we will have a Hutong tour nearby to see what local people’s life is like in the old Beijing area. Following the Hutongs, we come to the Temple of Heaven. The Temple of Heaven is a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design which simply and graphically illustrates a cosmogony of great importance for the evolution of one of the world's great civilizations.

We will have our lunch in a local restaurant after the Temple of Heaven. Then we drive to the Front Gate of Old Beijing, standing like some huge lost monolith at the southern end of Tiananmen Square. In the northwest of Front Gate is the National Opera Hall- A magnificent and gigantic project in Beijing and cultural island in the middle of a lake. Closely is Central Government (Zhongnanhai), office of the central government. Then we drive north to the Beihai Park, which is one of the oldest and most authentically preserved imperial gardens in China, with a history of 1,000 years, and the Forbidden City and Jingshan Park to its east. There we will drive along the road near the Moat of Forbidden City to Jingshan Park, which is directly north of the Forbidden City, and a beautiful royal landscape garden. Our next tour site is Nanluogu Xiang (famous old alley) - an old lane renowned for its long history, Hutong culture, specialty stores, and distinctive foods. North forward is the Drum Tower, The Drum Tower was used as the time keeping center for the whole old city and beaten to track the time and record the hours in history. Then we come to the Grand Canal (Houhai), Houhai is Beijing's newly developed old town of funky nightlife full of small bars and pubs with character. Finally we drive back to Wangfujing Street to visit the Old Catholic Cathedral, one of the best-preserved religious sites in the heart of Beijing. Our one-day tour will end here. 

Meals: (L)

  • Currencies:
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  • CA Dollar
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  • HK Dollars
  • Renminbi
Group Size 1 person 2-5 persons 6-9 persons ≥10 persons
Price(USD per person) $300 $260 $240 $220

* Price in every box above is for each person.
* Price is in US dollar. It may vary a little bit according to US dollar exchange rate fluctuation, car fuel price change and government tax adjustment, etc.
* The price is only for your reference and  it is subject to seasons, high or low.Please send us your inquiry if you are interested.

Service Included:
A. English-speaking guide and side car coach
B. Side car rental
C. Lunch

Service Excluded:
A. Entrance fees for the attractions in the itinerary
B. Gratuities, Tips to local people, the guide and driver (Although not compulsory, if you think your guide and driver have done a good job at the end of the tour, we suggest you tip them at you own decision to show your appreciations.)
C. Other Personal Expenses

How to Dress (only for reference):
Comfortable walking shoes
Long, loose and comfortable pants
Shorts for summer months (June – September)
Warm clothes (Fleece, Jacket, hat and gloves etc.) for Nov-April
Umbrella or waterproof jacket in a cloudy day or rainy day
Cover for backpack or plastic bags to keep clothes dry in case of rain

What to Bring (only for reference):
Wet wipes / Moist towelettes
Sun hat, Sun block, Sunglasses
Insect Repellent
Bottled Water
Small towel
Camera, film and memory chip, battery

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