3-Hour Hutong Walking Tour And Peking Opera Mask Painting Class

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Hutong is the traditional courtyard residences of Beijing locals, and most of Hutong building you see nowadays are the heritage from Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties (with nearly 700 years history). It represents an important cultural element of the city of Beijing, and you will find so many interesting stories and things to do here including Rickshaw riding, Peking Opera Mask Painting in a Hutong family house. Of course, you will also visit some major attraction sites in the Bell and Drum Tower area, such as Mansion Garden of Prince Gong, the Former Residence of Song Qinling, the Buddhist Temple, the beautiful Shi Cha Lake, and so much more. It's a wonderful old Beijing culture learning experience.
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  • Min price: $35.00
  • Recommended duration of visit: 3 hours
  • Departure Point: Your centrally located hotel within 4 Rings Beijing. If your hotel is outside of 4 Rings, please meet up at Bell Tower by your own transportation arrangement (see voucher for details).

Departure Times:

  • Hutong Walking Tour And Peking Opera Mask Painting Learning Class
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  • Besides regular tour and Peking Opera Mask Painting Learning Class , you will have lunch or dinner with Hutong family.
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  • Good for:
    • Choice of several departures throughout the day
    • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
    • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
    • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
    • Private guide for a more personalized experience
    • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Operates: Daily
  • Inclusions:
    • Walking tour
    • Tea in Hutong family house
    • Peak Opera Mask Painting Class
    • Hotel pickup within 4 Rings Beijing only
  • Exclusions:
    • Entrance fees to attractions
    • Rickshaw fees
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A maximum of 6 people per booking
    • Local meal plan is available in tour option
    • Dress code is casual
    • Free hotel pick up within 4 Rings. If your hotel is outside of 4 Rings Beijing, please arrange your own transportation to the pointed meeting place.
  • Return Details: Bell Tower
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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  • 2
    - 05 October 2017 -

    Only went for two hours and that included the tea ceremony. Very little info provided. Storm was helpful in finding my next destination though...

  • 4
    - 06 July 2017 -

    A one-to-one tour of the Hutong in Beijing. Met at hotel, escorted to the site. Shown around by Li who is well linked to the locals, he explained the area and arranged for the pedicab tour, painting opera mask, and the tea ceremony. Safe, friendly, and good value. Sunday was a good day and the locals were home visiting family....

  • 4
    - 14 April 2017 -

    The mask painting was relaxing and fun while the Hutong tour was eye-opening. My round of applause and thanks to our guide Storm, driver Vicky and the gentle opera mask painting teacher. They each participated in making this an enjoyable tour.

  • 5
    - 17 March 2017 -

    Roger did a great job! We learned a lot during our tour and had fun painting the masks. The food was delicious and the interaction with the family was a lot of fun.

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