Do you want to experience the Chinese culture in Beijing? Beijing has a long history and splendid culture. It is one of the first batch of national historical and cultural cities, one of China’s four ancient capitals and the city with the largest number of world cultural heritages in the world. Spend 5 days to join in a small group you will visit the most famous tourist sites covering Mutianyu Great Wall, Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Hutong, Yonghe Monastery, Beijing Zoo(Giant Pandas), Bird Nest, Water Cube. With the lowest cost to see most highlight attractions in Beijing and learn the profound history and splendid culture of this city.
Highlights of this tour: *Conquer the top Wonder of the World – the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. *Look Mao’s portrait at the world largest urban square – Tiananmen Square *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.
AM: Around 6:00-7:00, our English speaking tour guide and driver will pick you up from the downtown hotel ( if your hotel is beyond the second ring road of Beijing city, please come to the appointed meeting place to meet the guide and driver ).
After 2 hours’ driving, you will get to Mutianyu Great Wall. Mutianyu Great Wall is located about 70 km from downtown Beijing. The Mutianyu Great Wall was firstly built in the beginning of the Ming Dynasty. The famous general, Xu Da, of the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) supervised and directed the construction of the Great Wall on the base of great wall built in earlier periods. Follow the explanation and instruction from the expert guide to freely hike on the Great Wall and apprecaite the amazing scenery around.
Noon: Lunch on your own.
PM: Meet the guide at the appointed place after your visiting and return to hotel.
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: Meet tour guide at your hotel between 7:00am and 8:30am, and then go to Beijing Zoo where you can see the lovely Giant Pandas(40 minutes). Then take you to Yonghe Temple– the largest Lama Temple inBeijing. The 1 hour mysterious Tibet style Buddhism temple tour finishes at about 11:00.
Noon: You will be arranged to have lunch with locals in a typical Beijing resident’s house.
PM: Then visit the old Beijing Hutong by taking rickshaws(2 hours). You can also have the chance to enjoy the porcelain factory, which is also a must in ancient Beijing tour. We will stop at the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube for 45 minutes. If you are interested in the inner structure of the stadiums, the tour guide will assist you in buying the tickets, and you could enter in the stadiums for a visit yourself. And then we will drive back to hotels.
On the way to your hotels, we also arrange the short visit to a China Tea House to enjoy tea ceremony.
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.