Private Walks and Tours
All of our public walks and discussions are available as private tours for your family, school group, company, or organization. Enjoy your own private and customized historian-led walk at one of Beijing's famous sites or exploring the city's hidden neighborhoods. Each private walk is tailor-made to incorporate you and your group's interests and goals. We can also work with you to customize all-day and multi-day tour programs including transportation to and from your hotel, visits to Beijing's hottest restaurants and best local eateries, and more. Whether you are here for history or to experience the best of modern Beijing, let us craft your best Beijing experience.
Choose from some of our most popular walking tours
- The Emperor and the Lama: A Walk and Discussion at the Lama Temple and Confucian Temple
- The Prince, the Widow, and the Scholar: A Walk and Discussion around Beijing's Lakes
- Imperialism Opium and Nationalism: A Walk and Discussion at the Old Summer Palace
- Traditions and Transitions: A Walk and Discussion in the Historic Hutongs of Beijing
- In the Footsteps of the Emperor: A Walk and Discussion at the Temple of Heaven
- Tiananmen Square and the Making of Modern Beijing: A Walk and Discussion
- The Dowager and the Dynasty: A Walk and Discussion at the Summer Palace
- The Ming and the Manchus: A Walk and Discussion at the Forbidden City
- May Fourth and the Birth of Modern China: A Walk and Discussion
Private walks and discussions are generally two to three hours in length and start at 1200 RMB for up to five people. Most walks meet at convenient locations along Beijing's excellent (and user-friendly) Metro System. We can also arrange pick-up and drop-off service to and from your home, hostel, or hotel for a modest additional charge. Click on the links above for more information, walk details, and pricing.
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Jeremiah Jenne is a writer and historian based in Beijing since 2002. He has taught Late Imperial and Modern Chinese History at the IES Abroad Program for over 10 years and has written extensively on China for a number of publications including The Economist, The Atlantic Monthly, Journal of Asian Studies, Asia Society/China File, Los Angeles Review of Books, Radii China, The Beijinger, and the World of Chinese. His work can be found in the anthologies China in 2008: A Year of Great Significance, The Insider’s Guide to Beijing, and the 2015 collection While We’re Here: China Stories from a Writer’s Colony. He is frequently asked to speak or lead workshops on Chinese history, culture, and cultural adaptation to schools, organizations, and company groups from around the world and is the proprietor of Beijing by Foot, which organizes educational programs and historic walking tours of Beijing’s most famous sites and hidden by-ways. You can follow him on Twitter @jeremiahjenne or online at jeremiahjenne.com.