Beijing Urban Adventures
Day tours, with a local
From exploring the rich history of Beijing on a walking tour, to wandering the back streets of authentic local markets, to taking in the major tourist attractions like the Great Wall and Forbidden City, our Urban Adventures Beijing tours allow you to get up close and personal with our city, all with a local expert guide. This city is an explosion for your senses, a mix of cultures, and a city that we love and can't wait to share with you.
Setting foot in Beijing is like experiencing an ancient past and a yet to be reached future all at once. From the moment you touch down at the ultra modern new Beijing Capital Airport you can tell you are in a city on a mission to be noticed. It's a place that's embracing the very latest in technology and design (and certainly not afraid to experiment with architecture - just check out the CCTV tower, the National Centre for Performing Arts, The Birds's Nest Stadium and Water Cube!), while at the same time beginning to treasure its cultural heritage, such as the ancient hutong alleyways.
You'll meet the hip, young new middle class thronging the fashion malls and taking in cutting edge modern art at places like the 798 Art Factory whilst the elderly residents doing their morning tai chi in the Temple of Heaven Park won't be forgotten. Outside of Beijing is the incredible Great Wall just waiting to be hiked and villages where farmers offer their fresh produce at family restaurants, while in the very centre of the city is the immense Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and markets selling anything you can imagine and many things you can't! You'll be tempted by spicy street food, Beijing Duck, dumplings and noodles and have a chance to while away the afternoon over green tea and mahjong or being pampered with a reflexology foot massage.
The locals of Beijing are proud to show off their city and all it has to offer, both the iconic sights and hidden gems on our unique Beijing tours. You'll not be stuck for choice but may find you need to come back again to experience more! And at the pace Beijing is growing and changing, by then there will no doubt be even more to see!
Discover the Great Wall of China, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a must-see during any visit to Beijing. Hike along a restored section of the wall, climbing up into the watchtowers as you soak up the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. With a traditional lunch at a nearby village and a relaxing reflexology foot massage to sooth tired feet at the end the day, this is the ultimate Great Wall experience.more...
Beijing Art & Architecture From USD 99.00
Very few places on the planet can match the ancient with the cutting edge quite like Beijing. Discover the real Beijing, both modern metropolis and ancient citadel, with this tour of the city’s art and architecture.
Pay a visit to the Lama temple to gain an insight into Buddhism then travel the capital's main roads to glimpse its newest architectural icons.
Experience the cutting edge of China's modern art scene at the 798 Art Zone grab a traditional Chinese dinner before heading to the spectacular 2008 Olympic Games venue to see the Watercube lit up at night, this is an essential tour for anyone interested in discovering the real Beijing.more...
Beijing Insight From USD 81.00
Get a local’s insight into what makes Beijing tick with this tour of the sights of the Chinese capital. Watch locals enjoy traditional activities in the Temple of Heaven Park, learn about the importance of Tiananmen Square and take a tour through the Forbidden City. With a delicious lunch of dumpling or noodles, and the chance to get a bird’s-eye view over the ancient city, this tour will give you a unique perspective of some of the city’s most famous sights.more...
Beijing by Bike From USD 79.00
Stop pounding the pavements and jump on a bike to explore the backstreets of Beijing. This is the local transportation of choice, and there’s no better way to discover the hutong laneways and many landmarks of this fascinating city. With a visit to a local market, a traditional Chinese lunch and a chance to challenge the locals to a game of mahjong, this is the best way to experience the real Beijing.more...
Real Beijing Gourmet From USD 52.00
This Beijing food tour is packed with authentic, local experiences. Join a local guide for a real foodie experience navigating the maze of the Beijing hutongs - ancient alleys and lanes where the locals have been living for generations. Be tempted by endless local specialties like Chinese-style pancakes, donkey sandwiches, and rice wine, and explore fascinating local markets. Finish the tour with a lesson in dumpling making and a delicious dumpling dinner (say that three times fast!).more...
Beijing 798 Art Festival
Place: 798 Art Zone - [ 18/09/2013 - 19/10/2013 ]
Beijing's annual Modern Art Festival.Beijing Marathon
Place: Beijing - [ 24/10/2013 ]
2010 was the 30th Beijing Marathon. This event is normally held in October every year.Xi’an international City-Wall Marathon festival
Place: Xi'an - [ 03/11/2013 ]
this is a marathon match which is held on Ming dynasty city wallmore events...
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05 May 2013 Casper was a great guide. Really enjoyed seeing the sights around Beijing with her and would definitely recommend urban adventures for its day tour options. Thanks!
20 Apr 2013 My guide Jerry was great and the day was one of the best things I did in my time in Beijing. Thanks!
07 Apr 2013 This was an excellent tour, thank you for the early start, it was great to get to the wall before lots of other tourists. Linda you are a great tour guide Really enjoyed the foot massage at the end of the tour
26 Mar 2013 Michelle was fantastic as our guide to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. She went the extra suggesting further places to explore in Beijing and helping to organise it for us. The tour is a great mix of activities and the small group is brilliant (no following a tour flag around sites).
31 Jan 2013 the trip was great, my guides were great
Beijing Urban Adventures unlock the secrets of the capital of the most populous country on earth. Join us on a Beijing tour to get under the ancient skin of this rapidly developing city, experience local life and customs and be amazed by the food and vibrant culture of today's China.
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