Frequently Asked Questions
BOOKING THE TOUR
1： How do I make a reservation?
Email us to inquire for availability
Please offer these information
A: Date and time you prefer to start
B: the hotel you stayed
C:The tour you are interested to join, with or without transportation
D:Number of the tourists
Beijing Food Tours will send
A: Confirm space availability and the Confirmation voucher
B:Invoice for the deposit （PAYMENT��50% deposit to confirm booking Balance payment due on tour day）
2:Do i have to book in advance?
Please book in advance to guarantee spots
3:I mixed up the dates for my reservation. Can I change them?
Absolutely.Please contact us via email, firstname.lastname@example.org,for the last minute change please call us directly
A��deposit of 20USD is required to pay via��paypal.
After confirm your booking, you will receive the invoice from us, then what you need to do is to follow the link’s instruction
5: What are my methods of payment?
You can pay the balance to our guide directly��������������������������������������������������������������at any time during the tour��either in��USD or Chinese CNY
Credit card through��papal,but 4% will be charged by paypal as service fee
6:How��to pay with PayPal
You do not need to have a PayPal account.After confirm your booking, you will receive an confirmation voucher from Beijing Food Tours with an invoice.You will then be connected to PayPal Website. You can log in to your PayPal account, or create a new one. Follow the on-screen instructions given by PayPal to complete your payment.
7:Can I cancel my reservation?Are there fees for cancelling reservations
Yes, you can cancel the��reservation.
The following cancellation fees apply for Beijing Food Tour:
- More than 10 days before departure, all deposit full refund(10USD =60rmb processing fee)
- 10 to 2 days before departure, loss of 50% of your deposit
- From 48 hours before the tour starts, loss of all deposit
- Turning up late to the starting point of the tour for whatever reason is considered a late cancellation and will result in a loss of all deposit
8:Are there discount����for children?
Children less than 5 years old–Free of��charge
Children between 5-10 years old –Half price
Children above 10 years old–Same price as adult
1:I don’t speak any Chinese, will I be able to communicate with the Guide?
As long as you speak English you will be able to communicate with our guides and enjoy your tour.
2:What if I have dietary restrictions?
Please let us know if you or anyone in your party has a dietary restriction when you book the tour. We will try to accommodate your special food needs.
3:Are there vegetarian options on the tour?
We will try to accommodate vegetarian requests at our��stops with something just as delicious. Please let us know of your special food needs when you book the tour
4:What if it is������raining on the��day of our tour?
A��little rain doesn’t slow us down. Most tours take place rain��or shine. Be sure to check the forecast and dress appropriately.
We only cancel our tour in an unlikely event of��������extreme bad weather. In that case, we will try our best to reschedule your tour or refund.
5:Are restrooms available during the tour?
Yes, there are a number of restrooms available during this tour,but get prepared of your own tissue paper and get ready to use the local style toliet
6: what are included in the price
- All food and drink tastings (enough for a meal)
- Fun & informative guided walking tour & Sightseeing while visiting cultural landmarks
- Transportation upon your choice
*Gratuity is not included in the ticket price, but is always greatly appreciated.
For detail please check the “Price” section in each itinerary
7:Are Tours offered only in English?
Yes,��we offer��tours only in English����at this time. Please contact us��if you would like��to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join the tour.
8:Who gives the tours?
Our tour guides are well trained and well fed!��We��employ a team of culinary enthusiasts, cultural experts, and comedians who��are extremely��proud to share their knowledge and discoveries with you. Our tour guides work exclusively for Beijing Food Tours.We consider ourselves one big happy and hungry family.
9:What tours do you offer? When are they offered?
We offer the following tours:
10���Which tour should I take?
All of them, eventually! But if you are trying to get a flavor for each neighborhood, this might help.
Also, there are longer descriptions on each tour page. Click the link below:
11； Cooking Tour
Due to the limited space in the hutong��family, so at the moment we only can hold maximum 4 people at one time.That means each day we only can������hold����������4 people ,so����advanced����booking is required
12:How much walking is involved?��
Not more than you��can handle! The pace is usually good for everyone. We cover enough of a neighborhood��to��satisfy everyones curiosity.
We are on our feet for approximately��3 hours.
1:What restaurants will we����visit on the tour?
We��visit various food shops in each neighborhood and several restaurants per tour. Check out our tour descriptions to see exactly where we will visit on each tour.
2:Are there any beverages served on the tour?
We supply everyone with a bottle of water at the start of the tour. Why a Bottle��of Water?��Water is the perfect beverage to cleanse the palate and stay hydrated. Hey, why not a bottle of water. There is usually a chance for all tour attendees to purchase an alcoholic or another refreshing beverage on most tours. Your tour guide will keep you posted about these options and��when��is a good time to grab a drink.
3:How much food��is there?
Enough food tastings are served that for most people lunch afterwards is����not needed. And that is the������truth! All food tastings are all included in the��cost of the tour. There are 6-8 delicious food tasting stops��on each tour. Each tasting has been chosen and paid for by Beijing Food��Tours staff based on what we think is the best of the best in the neighborhood.��At the end of the tour, most people are stuffed��and lunch afterwards is not necessary. In addition to feeling full, our goal is to introduce you to some interests, new and even old school food items in each neighborhood. Some foods might be familiar and other might be a new experience for you!
Why Take a Food Tour With Us
1:Why should I take a food tour with Foods of Beijing Food Tours?
Why take a food tour��with us? That’s a��really good question! Knowing that people love��to eat and explore, we thought it would be a great idea to serve them delicious food while learning about Beijing�����s best and��most charming neighborhoods!The owner of Beijng Food Tours ..Qing Ye was��involved in private tour business for more than 13 years.From her��guiding��experience she made her mind to mix the tour��and food to show Beijing’s��hidden gems.Qing and her Beijing Food Tours Team work very hard – every day to make sure our tours are the best that they can possibly be.
Beijing Food Tours is a small private business����that concentrates on details, organization, and accuracy. We will not show��you anything unless we know about, believe in it, and��love it! We use��old school methods, modern technology,����and a lot of personality with everything that we do. We strive to make sure each person that takes our tours has a memorable experience. This is what makes us the best at what��we do. No bells and whistles, just��good honest food and fun.
2:What should I expect if I take a Beijing Food Tours ?
Our walking and tasting tours are led by��experienced Beijing tour guides. During our tours you will learn about��the history and culture of a neighborhood while tasting delicious food .While on the tour we go in and out of food establishments, walk��down interesting streets, and learn about the fascinating history and culture of a neighborhood.
3:Who takes a Food and����Culture tour?
Food Lovers, Foodies, Food Explorers, and Regular People! Our tours are designed for anyone that loves great food and��loves to discover the����hidden gems and interesting stories of our favorite Beijing neighborhoods.
1: How long is a tour?
Approximately 4 hours. Just enough time to fall in love��with one of the magnificent neighborhoods that we��tour in.
Allof our tours are private, we only take you or your friends, no other people join.So��are you ready to experience real Beijing����with us?