Shichahai is one of the most beautiful ant historic area in the center of Beijing, we will visit the old hutong alleys, Smoking Pipe Oblique Street and the most well-preserved mansion of Prince Gong.


  • See the local people's life in hutong area and gain abundant knowledge about Chinese history and culture;

  • Enjoy the peaceful lake view of Houhai;

  • Visit the most well preserved mansion in Beijing;


Day 1Hutong Private Walking Tour With Prince Gong’s Mansion

Depart your hotel at the planning time, take the public transportation to Hutong area.

Start from the Nanluoguxiang alley, which is the famous and busy commercial street, we will see the trendy street food and fancy souvenir stores. Turn from the alley into the Hutong area, let's discover the real local people's life.

The beautiful Houhai (the back lake) is nearby, just few minutes ‘walk, the peaceful lake is in front of you, wandering along the lakeside and feel the breeze blowing your face gently.

Tucked behind Houhai lake, Smoking Pipe Oblique Street is one of the Beijing oldest hutong lanes. It got its name from the many tobacco pipe shops mushrooming with the arrival of the Manchu rulers. With a combination of residential buildings and traditional shopfronts displaying carved windows and selling an assortment of antiques, it's a quaint and charmingly old-fashioned area.

Leaving from Houhai area, we head to Prince Gong's Mansion. The private residence of He Shen, a favorite minister of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it was built in 1777. In 1851, the mansion was bestowed upon Prince Gong by Emperor Xianfeng (1851-1862), hence the name. Sole prince's mansion open to the public, now it is the most well preserved mansion in Beijing.

After the tour, take the public transportation back to your hotel.

Book Price

Group SizeAdult(Age:8-80) Price/p.pChild(Age:4-7) Price/p.pInfant(Age:0-3) Price/p.p
1 Number $ 115 $ 20 Free
2 Number $ 65 $ 20 Free
3 Number $ 55 $ 20 Free
4 Number $ 45 $ 20 Free
5 Number $ 42 $ 20 Free
6 Number $ 40 $ 20 Free
7 Number $ 36 $ 20 Free
8 Number $ 34 $ 20 Free
9 Number $ 32 $ 20 Free
10 Number $ 30 $ 20 Free


  • English-speaking tour guide service fee for 4 hours

  • Entrance ticket to Prince Gong's Mansion


  • Accommodations

  • Transportation

  • Meals

  • Gratuity to the guide 

  • Personal Costs

Trip Notes

  • The quoted price is for a 4-hour tour per half day.

  • Additional hours are billed at 50CNY to 100CNY for the guide

  • Please note that the itinerary is flexible and we can adjust it according to your personal interests, the weather or any unexpected conditions.

  • The transportation service is not included, you can take subway or taxi or public bus from and to your hotel by your own cost.

  • We conduct only private tour but not group tour and won’t mix you with others.

  • Our tours are complete non-forced shopping tour and we won’t take you to any factories without request to waste your valuable time.