Tour Highlights


  1. Walk around Beijing’s historic hutongs, and learn how to identify their age and how to  Feng Shui, and who’s copying it.


  1. Find out how ancient Beijing moved a million people into the city and how long it took for them to leave.
















  1. Visit a traditional home and discover why its famous resident was so contradictory.


  1. Learn about the extraordinary technical achievement that is Beijing’s 500 year old bell tower.


Rickshaw Ride Schedule



  1. Ride a rickshaw through the winding lanes and then enjoy a game of ping-pong with the locals.



  1. Learn about the extraordinary technical achievement that is Beijing’s 500 year old bell tower.



  1. See where Mao once lived, and discover who he travelled across China to meet.







    *Under 14 years old.


Tour Summary


Find out why the Mongolians built Beijing’s first hutongs, see for yourself what traditional Beijingers get up to when they think nobody is looking, and discover how a warlord managed to return to Beijing in a coffin alive. All this plus table tennis with the locals, a rickshaw ride, water calligraphy, and much more besides.

Pricing Summary (prices in Chinese Renminbi per person)










    *Under 14 years old.


Tour Types


  1. -Public Hutong Adventure Tours (2 hours) availability can be seen by clicking here. They are followed by an optional rickshaw ride, a visit to the former residences of some former Beijing celebrities and a game of ping pong in the hutongs.


  1. -Private Hutong Adventure Tours (2 hours) can be scheduled for your group at any time you like but require a minimum of 3 adult guests (or the financial equivalent thereof) and a non-refundable deposit worth 1/3 of the total cost of your tour.


  1. -Select Hutong Adventure Tours (2.5 hours) are led by Newman Tours’ most senior guides, and guarantee the provision of an iPad to enhance the content of your tour. They can start at any time you want, and feature exclusive content. Select Tours require a minimum of 3 adult guests (or the financial equivalent thereof).




  1. -Full Terms & Conditions are listed at the bottom of this page.

Terms and Conditions

• Tours should be booked and confirmed at least four hours in advance.

• Newman Tours reserves the right to cancel tours by informing confirmed attendees at least four hours in advance.

• Newman Tours reserves the right to start its tours on time, and will not wait for guests more than ten minutes after the scheduled start time of their tours.

• Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult guardian.

• Newman Tours reserves the right to request proof of student or child status in the form of valid identification.

• Proof of payment receipts available if requested in advance free of charge.

• Tour prices are not inclusive of tax invoices, which if required cost an additional 15% on top of the total cost of the tour.

• Public and Private Tour Payments should be made in Chinese Renminbi at the end of the tour.

• Tours do not include accommodation, transportation, food, drink and other non-tour guide related fees unless otherwise stated.

• Newman Tours reserves the right to alter the Tour Schedule listed above as a result of bad weather or location inaccessibility. In doing so it will do its upmost to ensure that equally high quality alternative content is provided.

• Newman Tours reserves the right to refuse people permission to attend and if necessary remove them from their tours if they are intoxicated, aggressive or offensive.

• Guests who take part in Newman Tours Tours must have their own health and safety insurance.

• Guests who take part in Newman Tours do so entirely at their own risk.











Getting There


- The Standard Meeting Point for Public & Private Hutong Adventure Tours is outside Exit E of Nanluoguxiang Metro Station  南锣鼓巷地铁站E出口外面 (on Di'anmen Dong Da Jie, near Nanluogu Xiang: 地安门东大街,靠近南锣鼓巷).


- Meeting Point Directions

with instructions provided in

both English and Chinese

can be viewed here or

downloaded here.  


- We Recommend that you use the bilingual Meeting Point information above (which we can also send you in the form of a text if you send us your mobile number) to find this easily located meeting point using the Beijing metro system or via taxi.

(0086) 21 6237 6298

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