Beijing is no doubt the top one destination in China with both it’s position as gateway city and it’s abundant tourism resource: Ming Tomb(Changling), Badaling Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Hutong, Yonghe Monastery, Beijing Zoo(Giant Pandas), Bird Nest, Water Cube. This 5 days Beijing group tour including round way airport transfer covers all the essential sites of Beijing, helping you to find a real Beijing. Follow the expert guides, you will learn the glorious past of this great city and the interesting local folk 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. *Meet lovely pandas in Beijing Zoo. *Learn about the sports deeply in Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. *Climb the Badaling Great Wall to overlook the grand Beijing. *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: 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). The first stop is the underground palace of Dingling (one of the 13 Ming Dynasty Imperial Mausoleums). Dingling is the tomb of Emperor Shenzong, Zhuyijun, who reigned the nation for 48 years as the longest-serving monarch among all Ming emperors. We will stay about 1 hour here.
Then, pay a short visit of Jade Carving Factory (about 45 mins). The jade carving is very famous special local product with a long history of Chinese traditional culture, you will opportunity to purchase some fine products here.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, we will drive to the Badaling Great Wall, the most popular and accessible section of all the 5 sections in Beijing. Cable car is available and optional if you want to save time and get to the peak to have a bird eye’s view of the Great Wall (cost on your own).
On the way back to hotel, pay a visit to a Tea House, attend a Tea Ceremony to have some relaxing tea time, you can purchase some good tea if you like it. Finally, finish the tour with hotel drop off.
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.
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.