2 Days Beijing Stopover Tour: Great Wall+Forbidden City
On this two days tour, you will explore the highlights of this ancient capital Beijing with the company of an informative and friendly guide. You will learn a lot about China’s history and culture through these amazing sites including Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall and Bird’s Nest & Water Cube.
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall,Bird's Nest, Water Cube
Day 1 Beijing One Day Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace (L)
Attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Summer Palace
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 to Forbidden 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. Then make a stop at Jingshan Park, opposite a street from 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.
After a Chinese style lunch, 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.
At the end of the tour, your guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel.
Day 2 1-Day Temple of Heaven and Mutianyu Great Wall Tour (L)
Attractions: Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall,Bird’s Nest, Water Cube
After your breakfast, your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby. We will begin today’s sightseeing 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.
Next we will have a lunch and then drive about 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 Nest and 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.
Our expert consultant will have your booking confirmed in 12 hours. We accept the last-minute booking for most of time even if time is pressing. After your booking is confirmed, we will send you a confirmation email which includes the agreed detailed itinerary with prices.
A small amount of deposit will be charged in advance via PayPal for tour booking (Deposit for tours excluding train/flight/hotel: USD50-USD200; deposit for tours including train/flight: your travel consultant will advise according to group size and itinerary). Balance is acceptable via PayPal at least 3 days ahead of the tour or with cash paid to the tour guide on the tour. Both RMB and hard currency are acceptable.
Our Tour guide
Over 15 years, we had built up a professional guide team. They are 100% guaranteed licensed guide. Apart from been knowledgeable, they are also friendly, fun, attentive, and flexible. Nothing is too difficult or troublesome for them, as they will always try their best to make a pleasant journey for you! You may get new friend after travelling in China!
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.
Always makes you feel safe and comfortable is the main goal of our service. The vehicles we use are all air-conditioned and kept in good safety and sanitary condition. The drivers we use are all licensed driver with many years driving experience. More attentive, we offer you a free baby seatservice if you travel with your baby.
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 an important part of Chinese culture. China fits for all budgets. Hotels booked by us include breakfasts. Lunches are arranged at restaurants which are popular among the real locals with good environment (You might be a little worried about using washrooms in China, please rest assured that all restaurants have western style washroom). Dinners are mostly left for yourself to allow you more freedom on your own discovery to local food or having some familiar hometown food.
If you are vegetarian, Muslim, or allergic to any kind of food, please feel free to tell your travel consultant in advance. We will help arrange proper restaurant or food to meet your needs.