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
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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.
In the evening, have a brisk stroll through Beijing’s most famous food street, crowded but pleasing. After a busy day, indulge your way sampling local street foods.
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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!
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- 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!
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.
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.
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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!
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 Wall, Small 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 street, panda base, Jiuzhaigou.
Hangzhou: a cultural city with beautiful landscape and ultimate modern convenience. Trip to Hangzhou to discover Hangzhou Cuisine, West Lake, Wuzhen Water Town, Longjing Tea Farm, unmanned supermarket.