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Tour Overview

Are you looking for a child-friendly family trip to Beijing? This is it. Embark on a mesmerizing family journey through Beijing, immersing yourselves in its rich history and vibrant culture.

From exploring the majestic Forbidden City and engaging in fun games to tobogganing down the Great Wall and practicing Tai Chi with the locals, each day offers unique adventures. Indulge in delectable cuisine like Beijing Roast Duck, sail on a dragon-shaped boat, and experience the charm of hutongs while visiting a local family. Create lasting memories on this unforgettable Beijing family tour.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Explore the grandeur of the Forbidden City, where you and your children can discover hidden palaces and engage in a game about the nine Sons of the Dragon.
2. Experience the thrill of tobogganing down the Mutianyu Great Wall, creating unforgettable memories for the whole family.
3. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Temple of Heaven, joining locals for morning Tai Chi and witnessing their bird companions.
4. Indulge in the culinary delight of Beijing Roast Duck, savoring succulent flavors and understanding why it’s a beloved dish.
5. Connect with Beijing’s rich heritage by visiting the Summer Palace, taking a dragon-shaped boat ride, and exploring the charming hutongs while visiting a local family.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Beijing, you will be greeted by your private driver at the airport. They will warmly welcome you and assist with your luggage before escorting you to your hotel. Take this time to settle in and relax after your journey.

  2. After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, embark on a full day of exploring Beijing's iconic landmarks. Begin your day at Tian'anmen Square, a vast public square that holds significant historical and cultural importance. Marvel at the grandeur of this impressive square and learn about its significance in Chinese history.

    From Tian'anmen Square, make your way to the Forbidden City, an imperial palace complex that was home to Chinese emperors for over 500 years. Stroll through the ornate halls, visit the magnificent palaces, and discover the secrets of this UNESCO World Heritage site. In addition to the must-see palaces, you can engage your children with activities like visiting the Prince's Library, the Archery Gallery, and the Clock Hall. Participate in a game about the nine sons of the dragon, where your children can learn about Chinese mythology and have fun.

    Forbidden City in Beijing
    Forbidden City

    For lunch, enjoy a traditional hot pot experience. Delight in the sizzling broth and choose from an array of fresh ingredients to cook at your table. As you dine, be entertained by a captivating hand-pulled noodles show, where skilled chefs demonstrate their noodle-making prowess right in front of you. After the meal, head to the restaurant's waiting area, where your children can have a fun-filled time playing video games.

    In the afternoon, drive through Beijing's Central Business District (CBD). Admire the modern architecture and capture stunning views of the city's skyline. This will be a great opportunity for photography enthusiasts.

    As the day comes to an end, return to your hotel and relax, reminiscing about the exciting experiences of the day.

  3. Start your day with a visit to the Temple of Heaven, a serene complex that was once used by emperors to pray for good harvests. Observe the locals practicing Tai Chi, a graceful and meditative form of martial arts, or taking leisurely walks with their beloved birds. You can join in and experience the tranquility of Tai Chi, guided by a local instructor. It's a wonderful way to connect with the local culture and rejuvenate your body and mind.

    Next, head to the Mutianyu Great Wall of China. This section is renowned for its well-preserved structure and beautiful surroundings. Take a cable car up to the wall and explore its awe-inspiring architecture. For an exhilarating descent, opt for a toboggan ride down the mountainside, providing an exciting and memorable experience for children.

    Mutianyu Great Wall Beijing
    Mutianyu Great Wall

    After returning from the Great Wall, drive back to the downtown area and indulge in a sumptuous Beijing Roast Duck dinner. This renowned dish features succulent and crispy ducks served with pancakes, spring onions, and hoisin sauce. Savor the flavors and appreciate this culinary masterpiece.

  4. After breakfast, begin the day by visiting the enchanting Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its exquisite gardens, charming pavilions, and serene Kunming Lake. Take a leisurely stroll through the meticulously landscaped grounds, enjoying the tranquility and natural beauty that surrounds you.

    To enhance your experience, embark on a delightful dragon-shaped boat ride, gliding along the calm waters of Kunming Lake.

    Summer Palace Boat Ride Beijing
    Summer Palace

    In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the traditional Beijing hutongs. These ancient alleyways offer a glimpse into the city's rich history and local way of life. Explore the narrow streets lined with traditional courtyard homes, boutique shops, and quaint tea houses. Gain a deeper understanding of Beijing's cultural heritage as you interact with locals and learn about their customs.

    As a special highlight, visit a local family in one of the hutongs. Engage in friendly conversations, learn about their daily routines, and get a taste of authentic Beijing hospitality. This personal encounter will provide a unique perspective on local life and foster meaningful connections.

  5. Sadly, it is time to say goodbye to Beijing as your trip comes to an end. After breakfast, check out from your hotel, and your driver will escort you to the airport. Depart with cherished memories of Beijing's rich history, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality.

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $479 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

 

Price Includes

  • Private van with good air conditioner;
  • Excellent English-speaking guides & experienced drivers;
  • 4 nights in well-selected hotels with daily breakfasts;
  • Entrance tickets to the scenic spots as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Beijing Roast Duck dinner;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight to/off Beijing;
  • Lunches or dinners throughout the itinerary;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single room supplement fee;
  • Tips to the guide and driver.
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