Don’t want to be alone during your Beijing holiday? With a long history and splendid cultures, Beijing boasts so many tourist sites that are really worthy of a visit. Take this 4 days Beijing group tour with cheap price to visit the famous Jinshanling Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven, together with the new friends in the group, you will deeply feel the traditional Chinese culture and have fun with some new friends who have the same interests with you.
Highlights of this tour: *Skip the lines at the world largest imperial palace – the Forbidden City *Visit famous Jinshanling Great Wall to overlook splendid Beijing. *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 *With private driver and English guide, as well as our 10+ years experience, you will love your tour and completely feel the magic of this wonderland.
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: 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 be Summer 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.
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.