Beijing Day Tours, with a local

As one of the most populous cities on Earth, there are plenty of things to do in Beijing. Join us on a Beijing tour to get under the ancient skin of this rapidly developing city, experiencing Beijing life as the locals know it through the city’s fascinating culture, delicious food, and gripping history.

Want to create your own customised Best. Day. Ever? Something totally unique and special and tailored just for you and your friends and family? Well, you're in luck - we offer bespoke tours too! Just enter your info into our Create Your Own request form, and let us know how we can give you your own perfect Urban Adventure.

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Beijing by Bike, Beijing tour
From USD 67.00
Beijing by Bike
from 10 reviews
Location: China - Beijing
Length: 5 - 5.5 hours


Highlights:

  • Zigzag through the ancient alleyways and hutongs of Beijing
  • Bike along the moat of the Forbidden City for a different perspective of this former royal palace
  • Discover the secrets and backroads in the ancient city for a real insight into the local life
  • Make some friends as you enjoy lunch with a local family at a friendly hutong house and experience their lifestyle firsthand  

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • As part of your tour you visit a local NGO museum (closed on Mondays) to learn about Hutong culture and support their efforts to protect their local community.
  • You will also enjoy lunch at a local family home, giving you insight into local food, traditions and culture.


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Beijing Insight, Beijing tour
From USD 73.00
Lonely Planet Experiences: Beijing Insight
from 21 reviews
Location: China - Beijing
Length: 6-7 hours


Highlights:

  • Blend in with the locals by taking part in their morning exercises in Temple of Heaven Park
  • Admire the magnificence of Temple of Heaven and learn the royal ritual sacrifice to heaven
  • Explore the iconic Tiananmen Square and understand its local significance
  • Tour the Forbidden City and discover its secrets
  • Indulge in a tasty, typical local lunch
  • Ride a Beijing public transportation and experience how locals travel around the city
  • Climb to the top of Jingshan Park for great views over ancient Beijing
  • Each Lonely Planet Experience comes with six-months free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App which includes over 8,000 destinations guides and unbeatable discounts to Lonely Planet Guidebooks.

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • Your tour includes entrance fees to Temple of Heaven Park and the Forbidden City, fees that help preserve these sites of cultural significance.
  • You will have lunch at a local restaurant that supports a family from a nearby village.
  • The food you'll enjoy at lunch is made up of all local dishes using ingredients right from Beijing.


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Great Wall Experience, Beijing tour
From USD 111.00
Crowd-free Beijing: Great Wall Experience
from 30 reviews
Location: China - Beijing
Length: 7-8 hours


Highlights:

  • Hit up one of China's most iconic structures - the Great Wall
  • Head out early morning to beat the crowds and have the Wall to yourself
  • Enjoy a hassle-free visit to the Great Wall of China, with ample time to experience the Wall and no shopping or factory visits along the way
  • Hike the Great Wall of China and enjoy utterly spectacular views
  • Experience life in the Chinese countryside
  • Enjoy a tasty authentic Chinese lunch in a local restaurant

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • Your tour includes the entrance fee to the Mutianyu section of the UNESCO-listed Great Wall, which helps preserve this cultural heritage site.
  • Your tour is also supporting a restaurant that wouldn't have access to tourists if it wasn't for Urban Adventures.
  • The food served at lunch is home-cooked and the ingredients used are procured from a nearby village.


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Beijing Foodie Walk, Beijing tour
From USD 41.00
Lonely Planet Experiences: Beijing Foodie Walk
from 20 reviews
Location: China - Beijing
Length: 3-3.5 hours


Highlights:

  • Sample authentic Beijing snacks on the street
  • Navigate the market with locals out for their daily shop
  • Learn about basic Chinese cooking techniques and ingredients, and try some specialties from other regions in China
  • Learn some basic Chinese words and phrases and have fun trying them out in the local market
  • Each Lonely Planet Experience comes with six-months free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App which includes over 8,000 destinations guides and unbeatable discounts to Lonely Planet Guidebooks.

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.


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 Searching for Beijing’s Best Breweries, Beijing tour
From USD 66.00
​​Beijing Wine, Beer & BBQ
from 1 review
Location: China - Beijing
Length: 3.5 hours


Highlights:

  • Taste 7 different traditional style rice wines (including sparkling rice wine) and learn the stories behind what you taste
  • Visit Beijing’s best breweries with a local who knows how to find them
  • Discover old-world Beijing's traditional hutongs amid the city’s urban sprawl
  • Sample the city’s favourite street BBQ from a local vendor
  • Talk to a local who will be more than happy to help you plan the rest of your trip to Beijing


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 Taiji Lesson and Local Breakfast in Beijing, Beijing tour
From USD 37.00
Taiji Lesson and Local Breakfast in Beijing
from 1 review
Location: China - Beijing
Length: 2-2.5 hours


Highlights:

  • Learn the art of Taiji Boxing with a master and disciple of the Yang style
  • Take a mini tour of the Drum and Bell Tower neighbourhood
  • Enjoy an authentic Beijing breakfast of steamed buns at a locals’ favourite restaurant
  • Spend time with a Beijing native who will give you the inside track on local customs, Chinese etiquette, and what to see and do during your stay in this bustling metropolis

Local Impact: How you taking this tour will benefit the local community:

  • Keep the ancient art of Taiji boxing alive by taking a class with a local Yang Master. A portion of your tour fee is donated to the Taiji school. 


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Great Wall Experience, Beijing tour
From USD 190.00
Lonely Planet Experiences Private Crowd-free BeijingTour: Great Wall Experience
Location: China - Beijing
Length: 7-8 hours


Highlights:

  • Hit up one of China's most iconic structures - the Great Wall on a private tour with a local guide
  • Head out early morning to beat the crowds and have the Wall to yourself
  • Enjoy a hassle-free visit to the Great Wall of China, with ample time to experience the Wall and no shopping or factory visits along the way
  • Hike the Great Wall of China and enjoy utterly spectacular views
  • Experience life in the Chinese countryside
  • Enjoy a tasty authentic Chinese lunch in a local restaurant
  • Each Lonely Planet Experience comes with six-months free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App which includes over 8,000 destinations guides and unbeatable discounts to Lonely Planet Guidebooks

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • Your tour includes the entrance fee to the Mutianyu section of the UNESCO-listed Great Wall, which helps preserve this cultural heritage site.
  • Your tour is also supporting a restaurant that wouldn't have access to tourists if it wasn't for Urban Adventures.
  • The food served at lunch is home-cooked and the ingredients used are procured from a nearby village.


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Beijing Foodie Walk, Beijing tour
From USD 87.00
Lonely Planet Experiences Private Beijing Foodie Walk Tour
Location: China - Beijing
Length: 2 hours


Highlights:

  • Sample authentic Beijing snacks on the street
  • Navigate the market with locals out for their daily shop
  • Learn about basic Chinese cooking techniques and ingredients, and try some specialties from other regions in China
  • Learn some basic Chinese words and phrases from your personal, local guide and have fun trying them out in the local market
  • Each Lonely Planet Experience comes with six-months free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App which includes over 8,000 destinations guides and unbeatable discounts to Lonely Planet Guidebooks.

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.


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Beijing by Bike, Beijing tour
From USD 141.00
Private Beijing: Beijing Bike Tour
Location: China - Beijing
Length: 3.5 hours


Highlights:

  • Zigzag through the ancient alleyways and hutongs of Beijing
  • Bike along the moat of the Forbidden City for a different perspective of this former royal palace
  • Discover the secrets and backroads in the ancient city for a real insight into the local life
  • Make some friends as you enjoy lunch with a local family at a friendly hutong house and experience their lifestyle firsthand  

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • As part of your tour you visit a local NGO museum (closed on Mondays) to learn about Hutong culture and support their efforts to protect their local community.
  • You will also enjoy lunch at a local family home, giving you insight into local food, traditions and culture.


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Beijing Insight, Beijing tour
From USD 148.00
Lonely Planet Experiences Private Beijing Insight Tour
Location: China - Beijing
Length: 6-7 hours


Highlights:

  • Blend in with the locals by taking part in their morning exercises in Temple of Heaven Park
  • Admire the magnificence of Temple of Heaven and learn the royal ritual sacrifice to heaven
  • Explore the iconic Tiananmen Square and understand its local significance
  • Tour the Forbidden City and discover its secrets
  • Indulge in a tasty, typical local lunch
  • Ride the Beijing subway and experience how locals travel around the city
  • Climb to the top of Jingshan Park for great views over ancient Beijing
  • Each Lonely Planet Experience comes with six-months free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App which includes over 8,000 destinations guides and unbeatable discounts to Lonely Planet Guidebooks.

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • Your tour includes entrance fees to Temple of Heaven Park and the Forbidden City, fees that help preserve these sites of cultural significance.
  • You will have lunch at a local restaurant that supports a family from a nearby village.
  • The food you'll enjoy at lunch is made up of all local dishes using ingredients right from Beijing.


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