Day 1 Beijing Arrival
Attractions: No (No meal)
Upon arrival in Beijing, our driver will greet you at airport/train station by holding a welcome board with your name. Then the driver will transfer you to hotel in downtown area. The rest day is free for you.
Day 2 Beijing
Attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, National Museum of China (closed on each Monday), Temple of Heaven (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, pay a visit to National Museum of China. The museum will surprised you with large quantities of exquisite cultural relics. After then visit the Temple of Heaven where Emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties prayed for agriculture harvest from Heaven yearly.
Kind Notice: National Museum of China closes on Mondays. You can either skip it to end the tour earlier, or visit an other site.
Temple of Heaven
Day 3 Beijing
Attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today it will be a whole day’s hiking tour of Mutianyu Great Wall which enjoys the best quality among all Wall sections in Beijing. Please make sure to wear the shoes suit for long time walking. Exploring Great Wall on foot you will see more of this great military defensive construction. If you want to reach the highest point, your guide will help you to buy the cable car tickets on spot. The hiking will last about 2 hours.After exploration at Great Wall, you will come back to downtown area to visit the famous Summer Palace, the largest and most completely preserved imperial garden in China. Finally, drop-off at your hotel and say good bye to the guide and driver today.
Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 4 Beijing
Attractions: Yonghe Palace, Confucius Temple, Yandai Xiejie Street, Hutong (Breakfast, Lunch)
After hotel breakfast meet your guide and driver. Firstly we will head to Yonghe Palace where two emperors of the Qing Dynasty bore. Yonghe Palace is also called The Lama Temple because it was translated into the largest Buddhist temple in Beijing in Mid and Late Qing Dynasty. Then roam along the ancient Guozijian Street you will get to Confucius Temple. The memorial temple for the greatest educator in Chinese history.
In the afternoon you will spend some leisure time. Walking along Yandai Xiejie Street, the oldest business street in Beijing. The name of the street means Tobacco Pipe Street because in the Qing Dynasty the street is famous for tobacco trading. Exiting Yandai Xiejie we will explore some representative Hutongs in Shichahai Area. Each Hutong has its own features while they were all the major living place of local people in past.
Day 5 Beijing
Today will be free for you. Taking the local public transportation to kill time as locals will be an excellent way to see and experience local people’s life.
Day 6 Beijing Departure
You will be picked up from your hotel by our driver and transferred to Beijing airport/train station for your next destination.