Hutong Adventure Tour

(The Princes, Pawns & Provocateurs Experience)


Find out why the Mongolians built Beijing’s first hutongs, see for yourself what traditional Beijingers get up to when they think nobody is looking, and discover how a warlord managed to return to Beijing in a coffin alive. All this plus table tennis with the locals, a rickshaw ride, water calligraphy, and much more besides.


  • Walk around Beijing’s historic hutongs, and learn how to identify their age and how to  Feng Shui, and who’s copying it.
  • Find out how ancient Beijing moved a million people into the city and how long it took for them to leave.
  • Visit a traditional home and discover why its famous resident was so contradictory.
  • Learn about the extraordinary technical achievement that is Beijing’s 500 year old bell tower.

Getting There

The Standard Meeting Point for Public & Private Hutong Adventure Tours is outside Exit E of Nanluoguxiang Metro Station  南锣鼓巷地铁站E出口外面 (on Di’anmen Dong Da Jie, near Nanluogu Xiang: 地安门东大街,靠近南锣鼓巷).

Price (Chinese renminbi per person)

Hutong Adventure Tour Adults Children under 14
Private (2 hr) 260 190
Select (2.5 hr) 340 270

Tour Types

Public Tour availability can be seen by clicking here.

Private Tours can be scheduled for your group at any time you like.

Select Tours are led by Senior Newman Tours’ Guides, and guarantee the provision of an iPad to enhance the content of your tour. They can start at any time you want, and feature exclusive content described in italics in the Tour Schedule on this page.

Private and Select Tours require a minimum of 4 adult guests (or the financial equivalent thereof). Full terms and conditions can be viewed here.

What Our Guests Say

What the Media Says

“Will tell you folk stories known only to natives”

Christie Lee, China Daily                                               

“Newman Tours’ guides are not only highly knowledgeable about the city and its past, but also have the charisma to bring the incredible stories of the area to life.”

Alice Shaman, Shanghai Talk