Beijing Hutong Tour Excursion Reviews

A Beijing hutong tour will give visitors a feel for the traditional culture and folklore of the local people. The tour is either by rickshaw or on foot and will take you through a residential neighborhood that dates back centuries.
We got to visit an artist's home.
We got to visit an artist's home. She was wonderful. We also got a sense of life in China.
We got to visit an artist's home. She was wonderful. We also got a sense of life in China. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We did a Rikscha tour through an hutong which was interesting, but probably just walking through ...
We did a Rikscha tour through an hutong which was interesting, but probably just walking through would have been as good.
We did a Rikscha tour through an hutong which was interesting, but probably just walking through would have been as good. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We had a private driver and guide.
We had a private driver and guide. She took us to the "real" Hutong and we saw a fabulous neighborhood market. If we weren't so stuffed we would have loved to try more of the food stall foods..Beijing pancakes, dumplings,
We had a private driver and guide. She took us to the "real" Hutong and we saw a fabulous neighborhood market. If we weren't so stuffed we would have loved to try more of the food stall foods..Beijing pancakes, dumplings, noodles. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very interesting to witness how other people live.
Very interesting to witness how other people live. To see housing that was built 700 to 900 years ago and people still living in them day to day.
Very interesting to witness how other people live. To see housing that was built 700 to 900 years ago and people still living in them day to day. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Rickshaw ride to private home of a woman who is grandfathered in to own her inherited property.
Rickshaw ride to private home of a woman who is grandfathered in to own her inherited property. Soooo interesting. Plumbing is not modern, but there are maintenance people to keep everything sanitary.
Rickshaw ride to private home of a woman who is grandfathered in to own her inherited property. Soooo interesting. Plumbing is not modern, but there are maintenance people to keep everything sanitary. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Fascinating way of life.
Fascinating way of life.
Fascinating way of life. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
While this was interesting, I would have skipped it.
While this was interesting, I would have skipped it. I thought it was exploitative to visit an "average home". I am sure the people were compensated by Viking, but I found it slightly inappropriate.
While this was interesting, I would have skipped it. I thought it was exploitative to visit an "average home". I am sure the people were compensated by Viking, but I found it slightly inappropriate. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
So interesting to see life in this area of Beijing and learn details about it.
So interesting to see life in this area of Beijing and learn details about it. Really enjoyed the home visit and the tea ceremony.
So interesting to see life in this area of Beijing and learn details about it. Really enjoyed the home visit and the tea ceremony. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
I really liked this little glimpse of the "old" Beijing, the visit to a home was great,amazingly ...
I really liked this little glimpse of the "old" Beijing, the visit to a home was great,amazingly small.
I really liked this little glimpse of the "old" Beijing, the visit to a home was great,amazingly small. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Very interesting.
Very interesting. Enjoyed the rickshaw ride experience. Very interesting to see the inside of a person's home. Excellent demo of painting inside a glass bottle - an art form in China.
Very interesting. Enjoyed the rickshaw ride experience. Very interesting to see the inside of a person's home. Excellent demo of painting inside a glass bottle - an art form in China. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Enjoyable up close tour of how past locals lived inclusive of rickshaw ride
Enjoyable up close tour of how past locals lived inclusive of rickshaw ride
Enjoyable up close tour of how past locals lived inclusive of rickshaw ride Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
One of the best tours in Beijing, great look at the culture
One of the best tours in Beijing, great look at the culture
One of the best tours in Beijing, great look at the culture Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Great cultural experience
Great cultural experience
Great cultural experience Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
It rained like crazy but we rode in a pedi-cab and had fun
It rained like crazy but we rode in a pedi-cab and had fun
It rained like crazy but we rode in a pedi-cab and had fun Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
This was THE highlight of the trip for me.
This was THE highlight of the trip for me. I really appreciated the opportunity to sit in a local woman's home, sharing a couple of tea, and having a chat and visit with her. The richshaw driver was very kind and respectful to his ... Read More
This was THE highlight of the trip for me. I really appreciated the opportunity to sit in a local woman's home, sharing a couple of tea, and having a chat and visit with her. The richshaw driver was very kind and respectful to his community. We enjoyed a quick demonstration of the game/exercise jianzi, which is similar to hackey-sac. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
30 of us crowded into a very small living room with temperatures in the 90's (30's C.) Host very ...
30 of us crowded into a very small living room with temperatures in the 90's (30's C.) Host very pleasant and accommodating. Chinese-style public restrooms that are cleaned......very occasionally. Interesting look through ... Read More
30 of us crowded into a very small living room with temperatures in the 90's (30's C.) Host very pleasant and accommodating. Chinese-style public restrooms that are cleaned......very occasionally. Interesting look through Hutong life, but any activity done with 30 of your cruise-mates lacks intimacy with local folks and their lives. On different days in Beijing we walked through different Hutongs on our own. Much more interesting than the visit with the herd. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
This was just fun.
This was just fun. We rode in rickshaws and visited a home where the daughter painted snuff bottles. The lady of the house had a very interesting story about her life before, during and after the cultural revolution.
This was just fun. We rode in rickshaws and visited a home where the daughter painted snuff bottles. The lady of the house had a very interesting story about her life before, during and after the cultural revolution. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises