2 Days Beijing Stopover Tour: Great Wall+Forbidden City
Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China, the national central city, the national political center, cultural center, and international exchange center. It is the national historical and cultural city. Taking this two days tour, you will explore the highlights of this ancient capital Beijing with informative and friendly guide. You will learn a lot about China’s history and culture through these amazing sites.
Highlights of this tour: *Walk along the willow path, feeling the elegance of Chinese top imperial garden- the Summer Palace *Conquer the top Wonder of the World – the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. *Discover the beliefs and worship of Chinese emperors at the Temple of Heaven. *Skip the lines at the world largest imperial palace – the Forbidden City *Look Mao’s portrait at the world largest urban square – Tiananmen Square *Visit the must-visit Bird’s Nest and Water Cube to fall in love with all kinds of sports.
AM: In the morning, your guide and driver will pick you up from your Beijing downtown hotel and start the tour with Tiananmen Square, the heart and symbol of Beijing and the largest city square in the world. The spacious square has been used for many public celebrations, ceremonies, and demonstrations for over a hundred years. Next we will pay a visit toForbidden City, one of the largest and most completely preserved palace complex built of wood. It functioned as the imperial palace in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1912). 24 emperors of the two dynasties once lived here.
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, visit Jingshan Parkwhich stands at opposite street of the Forbidden City. In ancient time, Jingshan Park and its ancillary buildings not only served as a royal garden for visitors, but also had multiple functions such as learning shooting, offering sacrifices to ancestors, official learning, opera and regional activities, etc.we will head to Summer Palace. It is located at the west skirt of Beijing and covers an area of 290 hectares. During the Qianlong Era of the Qing Dynasty, the Summer Palace was built by imitating the layout of the West Lake in Hangzhou. Now it is the largest and most completely preserved imperial garden in China.
AM: After breakfast, meet your guide and driver from the hotel lobby. Today begins with Temple of Heaven. Located at southern part of Beijing, it served as a complex of sacrificial building where emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties prayed for peace and harvest.
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: After an early lunch, drive around 1.5 hours to Mutianyu Great Wall. We will enjoy the urban and suburban scenery of Beijing city on the way. Mutianyu Great Wall is the most scenic part of Chinese Great Wall. It was built in the early Ming Dynasty at 1368 and stretches for 5400 meters. 90 percent of the Mutianyu is covered by vegetation. So in each season this part of the Great Wall will treat visitors with its unique scenery. If hiking is too much for you, cable car is available and optional.
After saying goodbye to the Great Wall, we will return to Beijing City and stop by Bird’s Nestand Water Cube in which the 2008 Olympics was held. We will admire the buildings from outside and take some pictures. The tour will conclude with drop-off at your hotel.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.