How to plan a classic group tour in Beijing? The 5 days Beijing group tour including airport pickup and drop service makes your Beijing travel hassle free at the lowest cost. With this tour you will follow the expert tour guides to learn the history and culture of Beijing through visiting to Jinshanling Great Wall, Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Hutong, Yonghe Monastery, Beijing Zoo(Giant Pandas), Bird Nest, Water Cube. Take this tour to get a deep insight of real Beijing and know well of traditional Chinese culture.
Highlights of this tour: *Skip the lines at the world largest imperial palace – the Forbidden City *Discover the beliefs and worship of Chinese emperors at the Temple of Heaven. *Walk along the willow path, feeling the elegance of Chinese top imperial garden- the Summer Palace *Meet lovely pandas in Beijing Zoo. *Learn about the sports deeply in Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. *Discover the traditional Chinese culture and local lifestyle in Hutong.
Upon your arrival at Beijing airport / train station, our driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name. Drive around 1 hour to Beijing downtown hotel for your check in. Free and easy on your own arrangement for rest of the day.
AM: At around 7am, our English speaking guide and driver will pick you up from the downtown hotel (if your hotel is NOT within second ring road of Beijing city, please come to the appointed meeting place to meet the guide and driver). Jinshanling Great Wall is located 130 kilometers away from Beijing downtown with the ride of 2.5 hours from Beijing downtown area. It connects to Simatai Great Wall in the east and Gubeikou Great Wall in the west, zigzagging its way up and down the mountains for 10.5 kilometers. This part of the Great Wall has 3 unique features, barrier walls, bricks with characters, and horse obstructing walls. Barrier walls and horse obstructing walls are two important parts that make the great military defensive system more impregnable. Bricks were engraved with characters of the troop’s names when they were made, which helps to trace the history of the Great Wall. Another difference with other sections of the Great Wall is that you will not go backwards on Jinshanling section, while for other sections the farther you go the longer the return way is.
You will explore the Great Wall for about 3.5 hours. If hiking is too much for you, cable car is available and optional (you can pay cash on spot).
Noon: We will have a simple lunch.
PM: Transfer back to Beijing downtown and drop you off at Dongzhimen, or Wangfujing, or Qianmen Sanjiao. You can freely explore the city on your own and get back to your hotel by yourself.
AM: Between 7:00-8:00 am, our guide and driver will greet you at your hotel in Beijing downtown area. First we drive to 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 you 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). There were 24 emperors of the two dynasties once lived here.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, we will go to Temple of Heaven. Located at southern part of Beijing, it serviced as a complex of sacrificial building where emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties prayed for peace and harvest. Today’s last scenic site will beSummer Palace. It is located at the west skirt of Beijing and covers an area of 290 hectares. In the Qing Dynasty during the Qianlong Era, 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.
Notice: Today you will also pay visit to the Chinese Herb Medicine shop (about 45 mins) and to Pearl Factory (about 45 mins). There are opportunities to learn the Chinese Traditional Medicine culture, pearl arts and also purchase fine prodcuts here.
Finally, you will be transfered back to your hotel.
AM: Around 6:30-7:30, the guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby (if your hotel is beyond the 2nd ring road of Beijing city, please come to the appointed downtown place to meet the group).Firstly come to Beijing Zoo for its Panda House where you will visit the lovely pandas and learn the knowleage of their habits from our tour guide. After that, head to the largest Lama Temple of Beijing — Yonghe Temple(also called Lama Temple), the birthplace of the Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty. In the middle and late period of Qing dynasty, it was transformed into a Buddhist temple with the highest level throughout the country.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, have a short visit to a Silk Market where you will apprecaite some fine silk article, learn Chinese silk culture and have opportunity to pruchase some as souvenirs. Next, move to Beijing Hutong Alley to closely experience local’s life and you will also take a rickshaw to explore Hutong with another angle. Last, come to the National Stadium – the Bird's Nest and National Aquatics Center – the Water Cube. You will have an outer visit here and take some pictures while listening detailed explanation from tour guide.
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.