What are Join In tours?
"Join in Tours" are group tours. It means you will join others for this tour which can be a wonderful way to make new friends and also, lower the costs. If you are interested in a private tour, there are many options available on the website.
What you can expect from this tour
Eat the best local food in the city at 5 hidden restaurants while enjoying unlimited beer and tuk-tuk transportation! Grill your own meat on open flames, discover local family-run eateries, wrap delicious dishes in freshly made Beijing pancakes, and finish with a pint of locally brewed beer.
You will meet your guide at a central location near Beijing's Lama Temple, get on your tuktuk, and begin to wind your way through narrow streets and alleyways in Beijing's hutongs. You will venture off the beaten path and have the opportunity to eat authentic dishes at restaurants frequented by locals. Missed by most travelers, these family-run restaurants are truly hidden gems.
Between stops, you'll be able to chat with your English-speaking guide about the city while drinking unlimited Chinese beer. At the four or five stops on the tour, you'll learn about the families who have been making these specialties for generations and discover what makes these dishes so special to Beijing locals.
You'll also have the chance to partake in creating some of these specialties. Grill meat on open flames, eat noodles in a private hutong house, fold delicious filling into dumplings, and more!
The tour will finish at a local brewery, where you can sample Chinese craft beer and be treated to a pint of your choice!
The difference between private tours and join in (group) tours
Private Tour High quality tour with a more personal experience. Your guide will be available for any questions you have. Furthermore, there is much more flexibility with your itinerary. Want to meet other people interested in the same activity. Click here.
Join in (Group) Tour Mostly more affordable tours that have more inclusions and will allow you to meet new people and make some friends. Check out other join in tours in China here.