Organized tours of the city and its outskirts offer a painless if expensive way of seeing all the sights quickly. CITS offers a wide variety of one- and two-day tour packages, which you can book from their offices or from the information desk in the Friendship Store. However, these tours aren't cheap. One good, inexpensive tour that's more imaginative than most is the hutong tour , which offers the opportunity to see a more private side of the city. The one-day tours offered by the classier hotels also tend to be expensive; better value is offered by the cheaper hotels, and you don't have to be a guest to go along. The Jinghua Hotel offers good-value short evening trips to the acrobatics and the opera a few times a week, and day trips to Simatai Great Wall daily in summer, once a week in the off season. Again, you must book at least a day in advance. Each of the Jinghua 's trips.
A Walking Tour of Beijing - The Eastern Route
A Walking Tour of Beijing - The Western Line
A Walking Tour of Beijing - The Southern Route
A Walking Tour of Beijing - The Northern Route