Real Beijing Gourmet

    • 3 to 4 hours
    • CNUM
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $71
    • *Approx package price

Did someone say dumplings? Join this Beijing tour to learn how to master the fine art of dumpling making (as well as the equally fine art of dumpling eating). Other arts perfected on this tour include: snacking at markets, riding public transit, and drinking at hutong rooftop bars. 


* Become a dumpling ninja – learn to wrap and cook these tasty delights the way the locals do

* Navigate the market with locals out for their daily shop

* Sample authentic Beijing snacks on the street

* Experience real local life in Beijing’s hutongs (and not get lost!)

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Sunworld Hotel 天伦松鹤大酒店 灯市口大街88号
    No. 88 Dengshikou Street, Dong Cheng, Beijing, 100006
    +86 10-58168999
    Dengshikou Station, Metro Line 5, Exit A.
    Turn left, then turn left at the Dengshikou Dajie, Sunworld is 250m down Dengshikou street on the left hand side of the road.
  • Finish:

    Drum Tower neighbourhood.
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Inclusions:

    Local English speaking guide, local snack samples as indicated, dumpling dinner.
  • Exclusions:

    Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guides, drinks and extra food, and shopping other than indicated in itinerary.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

Confirmation of booking

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. <br /> Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Dress standard

We will be on our feet for a number of hours so please be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Child policy

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.  Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.



Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.


Meet your food-loving local guide and begin a Beijing food adventure to remember. Take public transit to one of the best hutong areas in Beijing, and walk the bustling alleys to gain real insight into the life of local hutong families.
Your local guide will recommend some local snacks for sampling, and will explore the stories behind tasty treats like soybean pudding, honey yogurt, and Chinese egg omelet. There’s an endless supply of local specialties to sample as we eat our way through the biggest produce market in the centre of Beijing.
Along the way you’ll meet local culinary masters, like noodle and pancake makers, learn about different vegetables and spices, and maybe even pick up a trick or two about authentic Chinese cooking.
We’ll give ourselves a chance to digest with a picturesque walk along Houhai Lake before arriving at our final stop on this Beijing food tour – a traditional courtyard that will play host to our dumpling-making lesson. Here’s your chance to become a dumpling ninja; learn the art of dumpling making from a local host, and finish off with a dumpling dinner.
After dinner, we’ll end our Beijing food tour in a convenient spot – perfect for exploring the Houhai bar and café area or the Nanluoguxiang area for a drink on a rooftop bar in the hutong. Your local guide will be happy to provide recommendations for a great night out.

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