Beijing City "Now and Then" Half-Day Tour


Journey through the city's past and present with this comprehensive sightseeing tour

  • Free Cancelation - 48 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Visit more than 20 historical landmarks in 5 hours to get the full view of Beijing city
  • Walk through the Royal Garden, explore Beijing Hutong, the Turret of Palace Museum and more
  • Wander around the city with an “old Beijing album” and compare Beijing then and now
  • Take the bus ride through the city to take in as many sights in the city as you can without getting too tired
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  • 12 Nov 2017
    Nicer tour guy that i have met. Well knowledge and really good service

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What To Expect

Learn about Beijing's past and present with this comprehensive sightseeing tour that takes you around Beijing City. With an English-speaking guide, this well designed city tour will give you a completely unique travel experience. Start the tour with a pick up at your hotel or go to the meeting point yourself and from their, your tour guide will hand you an 'old Beijing album.' Inside this album are old photos taken by a foreign journalist over a hundred of years ago - and this is where the fun begins! You'll be taken to all of the places photographed inside this album, where you'll hear thrilling stories and get first hand accounts about its history. Once you get to each of the sights, you'll also get a good look at how Beijing has changed - the perfect way to compare Beijing yesterday and today.

beijing city half day tour
Get a comprehensive half day tour of over 20 landmarks in Beijing
beijing city now and then tour
Go on foot, on a boat and in a bus to discover the city's history
beijing city now and then tour
With an 'old Beijing album' provided by the operator, you get to see photographs of what Beijing looked like hundreds of years ago
beijing city now and then tour
On top of that, you'll learn about its history and evolution
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Plus you get to see what these landmarks looked like before and see how much has changed today!
Activity Information


  • You will receive a confirmation email and voucher instantly after booking
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email


  • 7:00am pick up from your hotel to the start point (Novotel Peace Hotel)
  • 7:30am meet up with tour guide
  • City Ride
  • City Walk
  • Hutong Discovery
  • 12:00pm end of tour, return to the start point (Novotel Peace Hotel)

Tour Stops:

City Ride:
  • City central line: Wangfujing street - Wusi street - Jingshan Garden
  • City north line: Wenjin street - Deshengmen Gate - Drum and Bell Tower - Shichahai - Second ring road - Dongbianmen Gate
  • City south line: Chongwenmen Gate - Old Concession- Tian’anmen Square - Qianmen street
City Walk:
  • Imperial outerview (Jingshan Garden - Turret of Palace Museum - Beihai Park)
  • Ancient city wall ruins at Dongbianmen
  • Ancient commercial area (Qianmen)
Hutong Discovery:
  • Sanlihe Hutong Riverside
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Please select your preferred time when booking
  • During the journey, the tour guide will provide an “old Beijing album" for you as tour material to have more knowledge of the city, please keep it and take care of it as you will return it to the tour guide at the end of the tour
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified

Pick Up/Meet Up Information:

Hotel Pick Up:
  • Please be informed that your tour guide will contact your hotel one day before your tour regarding your pick up time. If you are not in your room, tour guide will leave the message with hotel reception
  • As this is a shared transfer, please be patient in case there are any unforeseen delays along the pick up route
Meet Up:
  • For pick up locations outside of Third Ring Road, please meet your guide at the tour's starting point: Novotel Peace Hotel


  • 3 Jinyu Hutong, DongDan, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China

How To Get There:

  • By Subway: Take line 5 to Dengshikou Station, Line 1 to Wangfujing Station
  • By Bus: Take bus numbers 116, 110, 812, 813 to Mishi Street
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (2) 5.0
  • KIT TENG 12 Nov 2017
    Nicer tour guy that i have met. Well knowledge and really good service
  • JANDESKA 22 Jul 2017
    Our tour guide was very young yet she's able to handle us adults very well. Ms. Song speaks good English and she's very helpful. I did had a great time joining this tour so many facts about Beijing history was unfolded. Highly recommended.
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