Half-Day Beijing Hutong Tour

Hutong are a type of narrow street or alley commonly associated with northern Chinese cities, especially Beijing. In this Beijing hutong tour, we will explore numerous hutong in Beijing, visit the local family who lives in the old transitional courtyard, and experience the traditional culture of these hutong & courtyards.


  • Explore Numerous Hutong in Beijing
  • Visit Family Who Lives in the Old Traditional Courtyard
  • Experience the Traditional Culture of These Hutong
  • Climb Drum Tower, and Have a Bird View of the Old Beijing City

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing Hutong Tour:

Sightseeing and Activities: Nanluoguxiang; Local Family Visit; Drum Tower; Yandaixiejie; Qianhai lake; Lotus Market

Drum Tower in Sanjiang County, Liuzhou

In the morning:
08:00am/14:00pm, your private tour guide will meet you in hotel lobby.

Drive to the starting point of our Hutong tour- the south entrance of Nanluoguxiang. Nanluoguxiang can be dated back to Yuan Dynasty (700 years ago) with original structure of Hutongs and courtyards. Now this 800-meter long Hutong have many creative shops, trendy bars, popular restaurants & boutique hotels.

Aftewards, get on rickshaw to explore the numerous hutongs. Local family visit in old tradional courtyard is included. Your guide will give you a clear explanation about the courtyards like the layout, the history and traditional culture.

And climb the Drum Tower, 67-meter high Drum Tower dating back to 1420, and you will have a bird view of the old Beijing city including Hutongs & courtyards.

And then, free walk along Yandaixiejie (Tobacco Pipe Lean Street) to feel the long history and culture of Hutongs which have lots of creative shops now.
And you will pass by Yinding Bridge, from here you will see clear west mountains if it`s clear day. Continue to walk along Qianhai Lake, which is surrounded by lots of old minister palaces, temples and good-preserved courtyards.

11:30am/17:30pm, At the entrance of Lotus Market, you will transfer back to your hotel in Beijing.

Service Included

  • Meal as listed in the itinerary (Lunch).
  • Air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary.
  • English-speaking tour guide service.

Service Excluded

  • Airfare, tax and fuel surcharge.
  • Accommodation.
  • Tiping to guide and driver.
  • Personal expenses.
  • The electrinic car & cable car.


The quotation is different for China Public Holidays. For instance, Chinese Spring Festival,Tomb-sweeping Festival, Labor Day, Dragon-boat Festival, Mid-autumn Festival, China National Day, etc.