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Every major hotel can arrange guided tours to sites outside Beijing. Among the hotel-based travel agencies are Beijing Panda Tour and China Swan International Tours. China International Travel Service (CITS), the official government agency, can also arrange tours.
Beijing Hikers. This group leads midweek and weekend hiking tours to assorted locations. Suite 4012, Building A, 10 Jiuxianqiao Zhong Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100015. 010/6432–2786. email@example.com. www.beijinghikers.com. Office Mon.–Fri. 9–6.
The China Guide. This Beijing-based, American-managed travel agency offers tours that do not make shopping detours. Room 81, 8th Floor, Building 7-1, Jianguomenwai Waijiaogongyu Diplomatic Compound, Beijing. 010/8532–1860. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.thechinaguide.com. Office Mon.–Fri. 10–6.
China International Travel Service (1 Dongdan Bei Dajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100022. 010/6522–2991. email@example.com. www.cits.net. Office Mon.–Fri. 9–5.)
China Swan International Tours (4th Floor, Longhui Building, 1 Nongguang Nanli, Dongsanhuan, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100021. 010/8737–2266. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.china-swan.com.cn.)
China Culture Center. This center specializes in classes exploring Chinese culture as well as hikes and city tours in and around Beijing. Room 4916, 4th Floor, Liangma Antique Market, 27 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100125. 010/6432–9341. email@example.com. www.chinaculturecenter.org. Office Mon.–Fri. 8:40–6.20.
Cycle China. Scheduled and personalized cycling tours throughout China are offered here. 12 Jingshan Dong Jie, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100009. 139/1188–6524 or 010/6402–5653. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.cyclechina.com. Office daily 9–6.
Stretch-A-Leg Travel. This agency specializes in small group and personalized tours of Beijing hutongs and off-the-beaten-track sights by expert guides. 2 Qian'gulouyuan, Jiaodaokou, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100009. 010/6401–8933. email@example.com. www.stretchalegtravel.com. Office Mon.–Fri. 10–6.
WildChina. This premium travel company offers distinctive, ecologically sensitive journeys all over China. Room 803, Oriental Place, 9 East Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100027. 010/6465–6602; +1 888/902–8808 (US toll free). firstname.lastname@example.org. www.wildchina.com. Office Mon.–Fri. 9–6.
Bespoke Beijing. Tailor-made tours full of local insights and expert tips. B510, 107 Dongsi Bei Dajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100007. 010/6400–0133. email@example.com. www.bespoke-beijing.com. Office daily 9–5.
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