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Private Layover Tour of Cultural Beijing with Silk Alley Market provided by China Connection Tours

Private Layover Tour of Cultural Beijing with Silk Alley Market

Private Layover Tour of Cultural Beijing with Silk Alley Market
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About
Take this 8-hour cultural tour of Beijing as you wait for your departing flight. A private guide will meet you at the airport, then begin your layover tour with a trip to the Yonghe Lama Temple. Spend time at the Temple of Confucius, the Drum Tower, and Yandai Xiejie as well. Conclude your tour with some light shopping in the Silk Alley Market before your return to Beijing Capital International Airport.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Begin your day with a pickup from the baggage claim area of the airport by a private guide. They will be holding a sign with the lead traveler's name printed on it as they await your arrival. Transfer directly to the Yonghe Lama Temple, the the largest lamasery in Beijing built during the Qing Dynasty. Spend time observing the beautiful architecture of over 300 years. Next, walk along the 700 year old east-west Chengxian Street, also known as Guozijian Street, where you will see the Temple of Confucius. It is the second largest temple constructed for Confucius, who is considered the greatest thinker and educator in ancient China. Continue on your walk until you meet the Drum Tower, initially built in 1272, during the reign of Kublai Khan. On the second floor, there originally were 25 drums composed of one big drum and 24 smaller drums. There is now one big drum that rests in the entire tower that is beaten 4 times a day for 15 minutes at a time. Come the afternoon, walk through the famous Yandai Xiejie, well-known for sellers of long-stemmed pipes and whose shape is very much like a traditional Chinese tobacco pipe. Afterwards, head to the Silver Ingot Bridge, then later the typical hutongs of the Shichahai area. Spend time in the Silk Alley Market and enjoy leisurely shopping before making your return to the airport for your departure flight.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Begin your day with a pickup from the baggage claim area of the airport by a private guide. They will be holding a sign with the lead traveler's name printed on it as they await your arrival. Transfer directly to the Yonghe Lama Temple, the the largest lamasery in Beijing built during the Qing Dynasty. Spend time observing the beautiful architecture of over 300 years. Next, walk along the 700 year old east-west Chengxian Street, also known as Guozijian Street, where you will see the Temple of Confucius. It is the second largest temple constructed for Confucius, who is considered the greatest thinker and educator in ancient China. Continue on your walk until you meet the Drum Tower, initially built in 1272, during the reign of Kublai Khan. On the second floor, there originally were 25 drums composed of one big drum and 24 smaller drums. There is now one big drum that rests in the entire tower that is beaten 4 times a day for 15 minutes at a time. Come the afternoon, walk through the famous Yandai Xiejie, well-known for sellers of long-stemmed pipes and whose shape is very much like a traditional Chinese tobacco pipe. Afterwards, head to the Silver Ingot Bridge, then later the typical hutongs of the Shichahai area. Spend time in the Silk Alley Market and enjoy leisurely shopping before making your return to the airport for your departure flight.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7480P20
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Beijing Capital International Airport Return Location: Returns to original departure point
  • Beijing, Beijing
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Location Name: Beijing Capital International Airport Return Location: Returns to original departure point
  • Beijing, Beijing
Duration
8h
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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