Doing morning exercise in the park, making Chinese dumplings and using public transport are things you will experience during this one day tour in Beijing accompanied by your English speaking guide at all times
What to Expect
Your guide will meet you at your hotel and then take public transport to Jingshan Park. Transportation will depend on your hotel’s location, it maybe by bike, bus or subway. After a leisurely climb to the top of the Jingshan Hill you will be able to have a bird’s eye view of the Forbidden City, in the early morning when it is not so crowded. Then you may join the local citizens to do their morning activities like the ribbon dance and tai chi. Then accompanied by your guide you will visit the local market and buy the vegetables that you can use for your lunch. Go with your guide to a 100 year old traditional courtyard where you will learn how to make Chinese dumplings and local dishes .You will then be able to taste what you have cooked for your lunch.
After lunch follow your guide to rent a bike and ride through the local Hutongs to learn to draw the famous 'Peking opera mask' or the 'Beijing-style Rabbit' at the local store with the owner. Then after a short bike through the Hutongs you will enjoy a traditional tea ceremony at a tea house nearby inside the ancient Bell Tower.
Return your bike and go back to your hotel with your guide by bus or subway.
- Transfer with guide to and from hotel by public transport
- English-speaking guide at all times
- Entrance ticket to the tour sites as per the itinerary
- Meal as per the itinerary