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
Meet your food-loving local guide and begin a Beijing food adventure to remember, walking the bustling alleys to gain real insight into the life of local life while sampling the tasty local food on the street. Throughout our Beijing food tour, your local guide will recommend some local snacks for sampling, and you’ll also have the chance try some specialties from elsewhere in China. You will explore the stories behind tasty treats like spring onion pancakes, Sichuan noodles, donkey meat sandwiches, and mini hotpots. There’s an endless supply of local specialties to sample as we eat our way around the one of the biggest produce markets in the centre of Beijing. Along the way you’ll meet local culinary masters, like noodle and tofu makers, and join locals for their daily food shopping (practice some Chinese words and phrases from your local guide!). Learn about different vegetables and spices, and maybe even pick up a trick or two about authentic Chinese cooking. We’ll end our Beijing food tour in a convenient spot: Old Gulou Dajie. From here, it’s easy to head to the Houhai Lake area, or to move on to other districts where you can explore local bars, cafés and restaurants. The night’s young, so head out for a drink or more food — if your stomach has the space, that is. Your local guide will be happy to provide recommendations for a great night out.
Local English speaking guide, local snack samples (minimum five samples, although the type of snacks may vary depending on the season)
Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guides, drinks and extra food, and shopping other than indicated in itinerary.
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
During national holidays and on weekends sights in Beijing can be extremely crowded. If you wish to avoid the busiest times we recommend visiting Beijing outside of these periods or taking your Urban Adventure on a week day.
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
We will be on our feet for a number of hours so please be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Outside Gulou Dajie metro station, Exit E of Line 8. Change within this station to Line 8 and get out at Exit E.
Please note: Starting January 1, 2019 the meeting point will be Exit A2 of Line 2
Start time will be 4:30pm (tour duration 3-3.5 hours)
Gulou Dajie area.
Food & Market Visits, Cultural Experience
01/01/2017 to 31/12/2018
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