Activities: Hotel pickup, shopping for New Year stuffs and visit Hutong and a local family
You will be picked up from your hotel by your English-speaking guide and driver for your one day tour. You will head to local markets for shopping just as locals do to buy some New Year souvenirs or gifts. Next, take a Hutong tour. You can hop on a rickshaw to ride through the narrow alleys as well as visit a local family then walk on the Silver Ingot Bridge (Yinding Bridge) and find out about the different thresholds of the courtyards.
In the afternoon
Activities: join your host family to prepare New Year
After touring the Hutong by rickshaw, you will join your host family to prepare the coming of the New Year. Learn how to write Chinese lucky expressions by Chinese calligraphy. You can also join them to prepare the New Year's Eve dinner – dumplings and enjoy your fruit of labor. At midnight bells from the local bell tower sound out the New Year and the deafening sound of thousands of firecrackers will erupt from every household and go on for ever to welcome in the New Year. You can also join in burning fireworks with locals.
Around midnight, you will return to the hotel as celebrations continue through the night.
Price Per Person in US Dollars
2 - 3 Person
4 - 5 Person
6 - 9 Person
10 - 15 Person
* The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st-7th Oct.).
* The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.
Private English-speaking guide service fee
Private transfer service with air-conditioned vehichle
All entrance tickets and meals listed above
Service charge and tax
China life tourist accident/casualty insurance
Airfare/train tickets/hotel/China visa
Any meals not listed above
Tips to the tour guide and driver
Personal expenses such as drinks, shopping and attractions that are not listed in the itinerary
Excess baggage charges and travel insurance
Extra fee may be applied if there is a pickup or drop-off earlier 09:00 or later than 19:00