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Drum Tower (Gulou) Tours and Tickets

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The Beijing Drum Tower (Gulou) stands just south of its sibling, the Bell Tower (Zhonglou), in the Beijing district that bears its name. First built in the 13th century, the striking red structure has been rebuilt several times. It originally held 25 drums that kept time for the city, and today it hosts regular drumming performances.

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Old Beijing - The Hutong's by E-Bike

Old Beijing - The Hutong's by E-Bike

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Do you want to have fun in Beijing and see its the Old Towns true beauty? Then riding an An eBike is without doubt the most exciting and eyeopening way to see Beijing! Do you want to learn about Beijing's History and Culture? We love to talk with all our guests and teach them in a fun and interactive way. Do you want some high quality photos to take away with you to remember your adventure? We provide free photography throughout our adventure for you to reminisce when you're back home. We live in the heart of Old Beijing and we know how to discover the best of Old Beijing, like a local. Together we will see many of the Hutongs, which are the heart of Old Beijing. We'll visit lots of the epic landmarks and most importantly, you'll have a lot of fun! Riding these back streets (Hutongs) of Old Beijing is an awesome experience, where you'll see some pretty interesting things and it's always a very unique experiences each and every time. We also offer private experiences upon request.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.40
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$62.40

Beijing Hutong Breakfast Food Tour

Beijing Hutong Breakfast Food Tour

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Beijing is a great place to sample typical Chinese cuisine, but most visitors only eat in the main tourist areas. This small-group tasting tour takes you along the twisting backstreets of Beijing’s atmospheric hutong neighborhoods for a delicious breakfast. Savor traditional treats such as "baozi" (steamed buns), "jianbing" (crepes), silken tofu, and almond pudding.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.34
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Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw

Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw

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Weave your way around charming streets and ancient alleys (hutongs) on a rickshaw tour of Beijing. Clamber into your traditional mode of transport and discover an alternative side of Beijing; see locals going about daily life and marvel at spectacular sights like Drum Tower. Visit a local home to gain insight into ancient Chinese customs and culture and sip aromatic tea collected from local plantations. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your hotel on this enriching tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.67
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$58.67

Half-Day Private Beijing Hutong Walking Tour with Dim Sum

Half-Day Private Beijing Hutong Walking Tour with Dim Sum

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Beijing’s hutong feel much more atmospheric with a private guide on hand to tell their stories and answer all your questions. Experience big-ticket highlights such as the Bell and Drum Towers, Yandai Xie Street, Back Lakes, and Yinding Bridge alongside lesser-known courtyards on this door-to-door tour. Along the way, try bubble tea, red bean dessert, and “mantou” buns, then dine (or lunch) on the best dim sum in town.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.00
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$108.00
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Small Group Beijing City Tour

Lonely Planet Experiences: Small Group Beijing City Tour

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See Beijing's top attractions and UNESCO World Heritage sites on a small-group tour led by a knowledgeable guide who shares detailed commentary on contemporary and imperial China. Visit the Temple of Heaven (Tian tan), Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Jingshan Park, stopping to admire the ancient city's Ming-era architecture and learn about the powerful Chinese emperor. Your guide sheds light on China's history with your small group, which is limited to 12 people for a more intimate experience, and includes subway transport, entrance fees and lunch.
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  • 7 hours
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$77.50
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Chinese Acrobatics Show Tickets at Chaoyang Theatre

Chinese Acrobatics Show Tickets at Chaoyang Theatre

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Head to the Chaoyang Theatre in Beijing for an acrobatic arts performance complete with colorful costumes and dramatic lighting and catchy music. During the 1-hour show, the young performers display immense skill, agility and strength as they execute gravity-defying balancing acts, contortionism, aerial maneuvers and more. This memorable show that both kids and adults will love. You also have the option to upgrade your ticket to include round-trip transfer from your hotel and VIP seating.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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$36.00
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$36.00
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Great Wall of China Small-Group Day Trip from Beijing

Great Wall of China Small-Group Day Trip from Beijing

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Enhance your experience of one of China’s greatest architectural feats on a small-group tour to the Great Wall of China from Beijing. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore the ancient Mutianyu section of the wall and ascend Ming Dynasty watchtowers for panoramic vistas of the spectacular surrounding scenery. Revitalize with a delicious Chinese meal and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation to Beijing.
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  • 8 hours
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$116.76
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$116.76

Great Wall of China at Mutianyu Full-Day Tour Including Lunch from Beijing

Great Wall of China at Mutianyu Full-Day Tour Including Lunch from Beijing

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Escape the crowds around the Great Wall of China and visit the ancient Mutianyu section on a full-day sightseeing tour from Beijing. Accompanied by a guide, learn the history behind the 6th-century section and marvel at the spectacular natural scenery that surrounds it. See impressive parapets and defensive watch towers and enjoy an optional cable car ride if you wish (own expense). An authentic Chinese lunch and convenient, round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel are also included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Skip the Line: Beijing Forbidden City Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Beijing Forbidden City Admission Ticket

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Being such a densely populated city, it can be difficult to beat the crowds in Beijing. This Forbidden City admission ticket is the perfect way to ensure you have a stress-free visit with no waiting around. Your pre-booked entry can be accessed by using your passport near the main entrance, close to Tiananmen Gate. You’ll then have the freedom to walk around the palace complex and admire pagodas and beautiful architecture.
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  • 6 hours
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$9.75
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Beijing Hutong Food and Beer Tour by Tuk Tuk

Beijing Hutong Food and Beer Tour by Tuk Tuk

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Eat your way around Beijing’s old ‘hutong’ alleyways and courtyards on a small-group tour. Explore by private tuk-tuk and enjoy several food stops at tucked-away restaurants and homes you wouldn’t find by yourself. Taste staples like Beijing wraps, flame-grilled meats, and noodles, learn about local cuisine over unlimited beers, and enjoy a stop at a local brewery. Come hungry: your tastings amount to dinner.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$84.27
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$84.27

4-Hour Private Beijing Walking Tour of the Forbidden City

4-Hour Private Beijing Walking Tour of the Forbidden City

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The UNESCO-listed Forbidden City is Beijing’s most visited attraction with over 14 million annual visitors, and it has the traffic to match. This half-day walking tour ensures you maximise your time, with a private guide, pre-paid entrance tickets, and an itinerary tailored to your preferences. Hotel pickup is included.
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  • 4 hours
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$74.00
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$74.00
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Private All-Inclusive Day Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall

Private All-Inclusive Day Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall

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See three of the top attractions in and around Beijing with a guide on this full-day private tour to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. Private transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off is included, as well as entrance fees, lunch, and a ticket for the round-trip cable car or toboggan ride at the Great Wall.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$202.00
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$202.00
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Full-Day Beijing City Tour: Hutongs, Lama Temple and Panda House

Full-Day Beijing City Tour: Hutongs, Lama Temple and Panda House

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Explore some of Beijing’s most iconic attractions including Lama Temple stopping at Olympic Park to snap photos of the Water Cube and Bird's Nest. Continue on to Lama Temple, an important Tibetan Buddhist temple that is home to an enormous Buddha statue. Have lunch with a local family in their traditional home, then see the hutongs by rickshaw. Climb Jingshan Hill in Jingshan Park and enjoy sweeping views of the Forbidden City.
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  • 8 hours
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$168.54
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All Inclusive Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Tour

All Inclusive Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Tour

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Visit the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu and the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), both UNESCO World Heritage sites, on a full-day private tour from Beijing. The Great Wall of China is one of the most popular attractions in China, yet the Mutianyu section attracts fewer visitors, which means you get a less crowded experience of this world-famous landmark. Then learn about the history of the majestic Summer Palace as you stroll through its lavish gardens, sprinkled with temples and other eye-catching features. Includes guide, lunch, entrance fees, Great Wall cable car ticket, private vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 9 hours
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$188.00
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$188.00
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Group Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West

Group Great Wall Hiking Tour from Jinshanling to Simatai West

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Soak in the scenery and history of the Great Wall of China at Jinshanling during a day hike with a professional guide. Get away from the crowds as you walk along this 3.7-mile (6-km) section of the Great Wall, passing 15 guard towers while crossing from Jinshanling to Simatai West. Observe the natural beauty of the landscape and the architectural marvels of the Ming Dynasty-era wall during your hike, which takes approximately four hours to complete. Includes round-trip transportation from Beijing, guide, and entrance fees.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.99
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$53.99
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Private Arrival Transfer from Beijing Airport to Hotel

Private Arrival Transfer from Beijing Airport to Hotel

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Enjoy a hassle-free arrival in Beijing with this private transfer service. Meet your driver at Capital International Airport or Beijing Nanyuan Airport, and relax on the journey to your hotel or private residence in Beijing. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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  • 1 hour
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$32.00
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$32.00
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Private Mutianyu Great Wall Trip With Speaking-English Driver

Private Mutianyu Great Wall Trip With Speaking-English Driver

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Visit the Great Wall on this tour from Beijing with a private driver. Get picked up at your hotel and travel to the Mutianyu Great Wall, a less crowded section. Explore independently and hike along the wall to see its many panoramic views at your own pace. Optional extras include a cable car ride and toboggan ride. Customize the start time of this private tour to suit your schedule.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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$82.67
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$82.67
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Private Mutianyu Great Wall Trip with English-Speaking Driver

Private Mutianyu Great Wall Trip with English-Speaking Driver

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Explore the Great Wall of China on your own with transportation provided from Beijing. Enjoy ample time to walk around the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, one of the New7Wonders of the World. At this location, you can take a cable car up and down from the ramparts, or even enjoy a fun downhill ride on a toboggan (own expense). Discover the different guard towers and decorative elements of the Great Wall and get fantastic photo ops as well.
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  • 8 hours
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$98.00
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$98.00
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2-Day Beijing Highlights Small-Group Tour

2-Day Beijing Highlights Small-Group Tour

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With a maximum of six travelers for intimacy and speed, small-group travel doesn’t get much smaller than this door-to-door tour. Say goodbye to long lines with VIP access to the Forbidden City and the Great Wall at Mutianyu; explore the Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace; checkoff Tiananmen Square, Jingshan Park, and the Beijing National Stadium; and enjoy two delicious lunches. Upgrade to add an evening Acrobat Show.
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  • 2 days
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$198.00
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$198.00
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Beijing Essential Full-Day Tour including Great Wall at Badaling, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square

Beijing Essential Full-Day Tour including Great Wall at Badaling, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square

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See all of Beijing’s cultural and historical highlights on a comprehensive and captivating full-day tour of China’s capital city. Stroll amid the majestic charm of Tiananmen Square; marvel at the imaginative architecture at the Forbidden City; and see the verdant splendor that surrounds the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China. Alongside your knowledgeable guide, gain fascinating insight into the rich history and distinctive culture of Beijing and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from selected Beijing hotels.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.00
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$87.00

Mini Group: Beijing Forbidden City Tour with Great Wall Hiking at Mutianyu

Mini Group: Beijing Forbidden City Tour with Great Wall Hiking at Mutianyu

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See three of Beijing’s most famous landmarks on a full-day tour that starts in the city and travels to the Great Wall of China. Start with a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City, and walk by the monuments of Tiananmen Square, including Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum. Then depart for the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, riding in a cable car up to the ramparts then walking around for great vantage points. Learn about the sights from your informative guide throughout a memorable tour.
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  • 8 hours
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$172.00
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$172.00
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Full-Day Small-Group Great Wall Hike: Simatai West to Jinshanling

Full-Day Small-Group Great Wall Hike: Simatai West to Jinshanling

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Take a break from busy Beijing for a full-day hike along the Great Wall of China, one of the world’s most famous monuments. Hike the section of the Great Wall from Simatai West to Jinshanling, a beautiful and less-crowded section of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. See parts of the Great Wall that have been carefully restored as well as sections that have not been retouched. After the hike, have lunch at a restaurant operated by local farmers before returning to Beijing.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.00
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$144.00

Private Arrival Transfer: Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) to Hotel

Private Arrival Transfer: Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) to Hotel

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Begin your Beijing vacation the right way by booking a convenient and cost-effective private arrival transfer. Travel from Beijing Capital International Airport direct to your hotel in a spacious, private vehicle that accommodates up to seven passengers. Escape the stress of public transport and the hassle of crowded taxi ranks with this easy and efficient service.
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  • 1 hour
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$43.00
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$43.00
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Beijing Classic Full-Day Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven

Beijing Classic Full-Day Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven

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Enhance your sightseeing experience in Beijing on a full-day tour of the city’s most captivating sights. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, immerse yourself in the ancient mystery of the Forbidden City; absorb the majestic charm of the Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven; and stroll around the legendary Tiananmen Square. Relax during a scenic bus ride; purchase special souvenirs in the bustling Pearl Market; and satisfy an appetite for authenticity with a traditional Chinese lunch.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.00
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Should I book Drum Tower (Gulou) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Drum Tower (Gulou) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Drum Tower (Gulou) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Drum Tower (Gulou) costs USD 5.00. Guided Drum Tower (Gulou) tours start around USD 5.00 per person.
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