From Tianjin Cruise Port: 3 Full Days Beijing Classic Tour
This tour is perfect for cruise travelers who have a short stop at Tianjin Port. For these 3 days, travelers can swift from the port to Beijing to visit the most highlights sights in Beijing: Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Hutong, Dingling, Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City! We will be taking care of everything including all private transportation between the cruise port and Beijing city, excellent English speaking tour guide, all entrance tickets, daily lunch and hotel. Just pick this tour to enjoy the fantastic exploration!
Highlights of this tour: *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 *Discover the traditional Chinese culture and local lifestyle in Hutong. *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 *Skip the lines at the world largest imperial palace – the Forbidden City
Tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance tickets + Lunch + Hotel
AM: Upon your arrival at Tianin Port, our driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name. Drive around 2.5 hours to Beijing city to meet the local English speaking tour guide.
Noon: A local Chinese style lunch will be waiting for you!
PM: After lunch, your exploration begins with Temple of Heaven. Located at southern part of Beijing, it served as a complex of sacrificial building where emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties prayed for peace and harvest. Next we will move on to Summer Palace. It is located at the west skirt of Beijing and covers an area of 290 hectares. During the Qianlong Era of the Qing Dynasty, 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. Today’s tour will conclude with the old Hutong where you will meet nice local residents and take a rickshaw ride to have a glimpse of the old Beijing. Finishing the sightseeing, transfer to local hotel for check in.
AM: After hotel breakfast, meet your guide and driver at your hotel lobby. First we will drive about 2 hours to visit Mutianyu Great Wallfor about 1 hour. It would be a good chance to see the urban and suburban scenery of Chinese capital. Mutianyu Great Wall is the most scenic part of Chinese Great Wall. It was built in the early Ming Dynasty at 1368 and stretches for 5400 meters. 90 percent of the Mutianyu is covered by vegetation. So in each season this part of the Great Wall will treat visitors with its unique scenery. If hiking is too much for you, cable car is available and optional (cost on your own).
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, head to visit the Ming Tomb and see 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.
AM: At 08:30, our English tour guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby. Please take all your belongs and check out the hotel as we will directly drive to Tianjin Port after the morning tour finished.
Today’s first stop isTiananmen 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. Later, walk to Forbidden 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). 24 emperors of the two dynasties once lived here.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, say goodbye to your tour guide, the driver will take care of you and all your belongs to transfer back to the Tianjin Port for your cruise.
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.