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Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group Street Food Night Tour provided by Beijing Urban Adventures

Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group Street Food Night Tour

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Overview
Unless you can read Chinese characters, navigating Beijing’s street food scene can be a difficult task. Discover some of the city’s best street food without having to use unreliable translation apps on a street food tour that gives you the inside scoop on Beijing’s culinary scene. As well as sampling several dishes, you receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 12.
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You'll start at
Guloudajie station
Xicheng District, Beijing, ChinaOutside Gulou Dajie metro station, Exit A2 of Line 2 This station is an exchange station of Metro Lines 2 and 8. If you take Line 8, you will be able to change within this station to Line 2 and get out at Exit A2.
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    Guloudajie station
    Stop: 35 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Jiugulou Street
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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    Pass by Guowang Hutong
  • 3
    Shichahai
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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You'll end at
Guloudajie station
Xicheng District, Beijing, ChinaOutside Gulou Dajie metro station, Exit A2 of Line 2 This station is an exchange station of Metro Lines 2 and 8. If you take Line 8, you will be able to change within this station to Line 2 and get out at Exit A2.
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Highlights
  • Get the inside scoop on Beijing’s culinary culture during a food tour
  • Sample seasonal snacks that you may otherwise have missed
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 12
  • Enjoy tailored food recommendations to last the rest of your trip
Important Information
Departure Point
Guloudajie station, Xicheng District, Beijing, China
Duration
150–180 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Lcal snack samples (minimum five samples, although the type of snacks may vary depending on the season)
  • Entry/Admission - Guloudajie station
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks (available for purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: During the tour you'll visit a local Beijing market, something that has been disappearing from the downtown area. Our business will help multi-generational vendors stay in business, and all of the food you sample at this market is locally sourced from villages and local farmers.
  • On this tour you will also visit 100% local, family-owned businesses and meet a local pancake maker who sells Beijing-only products
  • As part of this tour, you will walk through a local neighbourhood (known as a Hutong) and part of the profits from the tour will economically impact the neighbourhood and help the local community.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Kelsey Q wrote a review Feb 2020
Prague, Czech Republic2 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I booked this tour last-minute, and had a great time! The guide was knowledgeable on the history of the foods we tried and neighborhoods we visited, and the food was phenomenal. We also enjoyed mingling with the other travelers on the tour! I would definitely
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Alison d wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great time on our tour with Lily. We had a small group of 4, so there was plenty of food to go around! We especially enjoyed walking around the market, tasting different things and seeing the little shops in the market. Definitely a must do if you want to try a wide
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Emma G, Manager at Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group Street Food Night Tour
Responded 13 Jan 2020
Hello from Urban adventures! Thank you so much for your kind review - we are SO happy when our guests are happy! Thank you again - and we hope we can host you again soon :)
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bruegge67 wrote a review Jan 2020
Magdeburg, Germany13 contributions4 helpful votes
It was a great experience to taste food we would never dare to taste walking alone trough the city!! Our guide Lily was very nice and she gave us a little insght about life and living in China- Thank you!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Emma G, Manager at Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group Street Food Night Tour
Responded 13 Jan 2020
Hello and thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed the tour and we always hope that our guests feel like they are able to try out unique dishes to Beijing that they may not have thought to try otherwise - and that they feel like they learned some interesting facts in the process :) Thank you again for your review - we hope to eat with you again soon!
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Ryan R wrote a review Jan 2020
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania9 contributions
Lily was our guide for the street food tour, and she was amazing! Answered all of our questions about the food and anything else we were curious about. The food was delicious and plentiful, we were all stuffed by the end of the night. I did the tuk tuk food tour the night prior,
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Emma G, Manager at Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group Street Food Night Tour
Responded 13 Jan 2020
Dear Ryan: Thanks for taking the time to share your awesome experience with us. We're glad to hear all of your needs are taken care of, and that you've enjoyed the stops as well. We are highly thankful for your comments. We try to always go above and beyond, we're glad that you appreciate our hard work. Hope to see you again soon, cheers!
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apine2107 wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
I resigned myself to taking a food tour after struggling to read restaurant signs and not really knowing where to go, unfortunate as I know that Beijing offers amazing food. Lily was very friendly, meeting me right at the metro exit and immediately heading to a local market.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Key Details
  • Duration: 150–180 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 4 days in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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