China travel map - Beijing Food Tour - Eat Like a Local Beijinger

The local food culture of Beijing reflects the unique tradition and essence of this 3000-year-old city. We especially design this food tour to offer a perfect combination of authentic local food & drink tasting, gastronomic scenes, hands-on cooking experience, and of course a walking trip to the street markets. You’ll also explore Beijing’s iconic landmarks: the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven… and discover stories behind this enchanted ancient capital. 

• Most popular sites like the Imperial Palace and Mutianyu Great Wall
• Taste Beijing local cuisine and experience best street food
• Cooking experience for Chinese dishes

Customize Your Tour:
☑  Travel Dates  ☑ Your Interests  ☑ Your Travel Style

Upon arrival in Beijing, your exclusive guide and driver will meet and greet you at the airport/railway station. Transfer with a private vehicle to your hotel. Rest and have a good mood, as you’re on holiday now!

Whether you’ve been to Beijing before or you’re visiting for the first time, taste the authentic local breakfast. Feast on the pancake, deep-fried dough stick, wonton, handmade tofu pudding… at the breakfast stalls just like the Beijingers. Then your guide will lead you to visit a local morning market. Be embraced by the lively atmosphere, see a wide spectrum of meat, seasonal vegetables & fruits, and walk among the locals who are purchasing their daily food materials. Your happy morning continues, exploring the hutong on a rickshaw or on foot. The alleyways of hutong circle the old town of Beijing, where you can witness yourself a traditional way of living, and the wonderful stories can be heard.

Have lunch at local restaurant for authentic Beijing cuisine.

This afternoon, walk the Tiananmen Square to see many historical sites while learning from your local guide about the important events of China happened here. There is a portrait of Chairman Mao hung over the rostrum. Enter Forbidden City – this six-century-year-old royal palace was home to 24 emperors, and now becomes a symbol of the country and is opened to the public with amazing displays of its preserved treasures.

Meal: B, L

Beijing Breakfast walking tour

The scared site of Temple of Heaven is a must-visit sight in Beijing. Stand in awe before the magnificent architectural complex of meticulous design and strict layout. It was built for the kings to have a spiritual connection with the gods from heaven! But now, it was a shared place for local common people who enjoy doing their morning exercise here, like practicing Tai Chi.

You must be hungry. Eat dumpling or Beijing Bean Sauce noodle for lunch. Both of them are popular traditional local delicacy and taste really good.

Enjoy a delightful afternoon visiting a local family. Chat and share with the friendly host the life experience. More importantly, learn to cook Beijing dishes, washing vegetables, cutting, stir-frying or steaming foods… fun and easy to master. Have dinner with the family, feast on your favorite meal cooked by yourself!

Meal: B, L, D


  • Beijing Beer Tour - Never forget the drinks! If the beer is a favorite or a must for you, add the Beijing beer tour to experience local craft beer at four breweries. Cheers!

Temple of Heaven

Your trip to Beijing won’t be complete without the Great Wall. You have to see it to believe that it is one of the greatest manmade constructions in the world. Like a huge flying dragon in the air, the Great Wall extends for 21,196 km (13,171 mi) on the mountaintops. Take cable car up to Mutianyu Great Wall, a well-preserved yet less-tourist section, with amazing views. You’re encouraged to experience the toboggan ride to get down, definitely a great fun and excitement for the active young people and children.

Back to downtown in the afternoon, have a brisk stroll through Beijing’s most famous food street, crowded but pleasing. Indulge your way sampling local street foods.

Taste Peking roast duck for dinner at one of the best local restaurants. Used to be a royal court dish with a history of around 1500 years, it is the most famous Beijing dish and a must for your Beijing food tour.

Meal: B, L, D

The Great Wall tour with Roast Duck dinner

The happy, immersive foodie tour of Beijing ends today. We bet you must have had a wonderful food experience and explored Beijing in your preferred way. You’re welcome to book our other city’s food tour!

Meal: B


Extend the Tour

Xi'an: the heart of ancient China, served as the capital of 13 ruling dynasties. Add 2-3 days to discover the highlights of Xi'an: Terracotta Army, Ancient City WallSmall Wild Goose Pagoda.and Muslim Food Street.

Chengdu: the lovely hometown of giant panda, the city is also famous for its cuisine, tea and history. Extend your Beijing food tour to Chengdu for spicy food tasting, local food streetpanda base, Jiuzhaigou.

Hangzhou: a cultural city with beautiful landscape and ultimate modern convenience. Trip to Hangzhou to discover Hangzhou CuisineWest Lake, Wuzhen Water Town, Longjing Tea Farmunmanned supermarket.

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    We hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our city tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

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