How to plan a 5 days Beijing tour? Want to visit the all-known classic attractions and also see the local sites? This 5 days Beijing tour is handpicked deliberately for you! It covers the must-see Great Wall and Forbidden City and also the local popular sites like South Luogu lane, Hutong, Houhai…The Private tour with expert tour guide introduces you a real Beijing in a comfortable way.
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, South Luogu Lane, Houhai, Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall, Beihai Park, Hutong Alley, Beijing Zoo, Summer Palace
Hotel + Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fee + Lunch
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.
Day 2 Beijing
Attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, South Luogu Lane, Houhai (Breakfast, Lunch)
Our guide and driver will pick you up from hotel after breakfast. Then you will visit the famous Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. After a short sightseeing at Tiananmen Square, you will walk across the Golden Water Bridge and come to the splendid Forbidden City built 600 years ago, where you will be impressed by the gorgeous imperial palaces and vast storage of historical relics. After lunch, visit the Jingshan Park where you will have opportunity to take a picture of Forbidden City with the best angle. Next, go to South Luogu Lane, one of most famous Hutong in Beijing. With the history of over 740 years, It’s one of the oldest blocks in Beijing beyond doubt, keeping well the features of Beijing local folk residence. The last stop is Houhai, a part of the Shicha Lake. It’s a well-known place for old Beijing locals to entertain themselves and avoid summer heat. Since ancient time, it has been very busy with the hawking stalls selling authentic local snacks there. Finish today with hotel drop-off.
Day 3 Beijing
Attractions: Temple of Heaven, Tai Chi Class, Mutianyu Great Wall (Breakfast, Lunch)
Start today’s trip with Temple of Heaven where Emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties prayed for agriculture harvest from Heaven yearly. Then go to the famous world’s heritage, the Mutianyu Great Wall which enjoys the best quality among all Wall sections in Beijing. If you want to reach the highest point, your guide will help you to buy the cable car tickets on spot.
Afterwards, board the car back to downtown. On the return way to city area, we will make a stop at Water Cube and Bird Nest where you can pay an outer visit to the gyms which were especially built for 2008 Beijing Olympics. It would also be a great chance to take some great pictures.
After breakfast, meet your guide and driver in hotel. First stop of today is Beihai Park. Standing at the northwest of Forbidden City, Beihai Park is one of the oldest and best-preserved royal gardens. It had served as royal garden since Liao Dynasty to Qing Dynasty. Nexr, visit the Beijing local folk residence: Hutong Alley. There is opportunity for you to take a rickshaw to explore Hutong to see daily life of native Beijing people. Following the local expert guide, you will find another face of the city that totally different from what you see in major streets.
Afterwards, pay a visit to the local family at Hutong and have lunch here. Dumplings Cooking Class from the host is available if you have interest in it.
In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to Beijing Zoo to see some rare animals in China and the highlight here will be lovely pandas. Then come to visit At last drive to visit Summer palace to enjoy scenery of the royal garden in the best preserved and largest in China. Finally, return to hotel.
Day 5 Beijing Departure
At confirmed time, our driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby and transfer to Beijing airport / train station for your departure.
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.