Depart your hotel at 8:30am
On the way to Badaling Great Wall, if traffic allows, stop to photograph the iconic “Bird’s Nest“– the Beijing National Stadium–host to many spectacular events of the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Once arrive at the Badaling Great Wall,you’ll enjoy a less hurried experience and take time to marvel at this wondrous structure and the surrounding hillsides that look north toward Mongolia.Spend 1 to 2 hours hiking up and down the various sections of the Wall,exploring the watch and becon towers.The name of Badaling could be dated back to Arriving at Badaling at Night, Ascending Until Dawn, and Leaving Badaling, long poems of Liu Ying, a poet of Jin Dynasty. In Yuan Dynasty, it was referred to as the “north mouth” as opposed to the “south mouth”, which is found in Changping district, northern Beijing. There is a 40-kilometer gorge from the south mouth to the north mouth, which accommodates to the famous Juyong Pass of Great Wall
Stop at a Local Restaurant for lunch
Contunue to a well-preserved royal garden, the Summer Palace. Renowned for its beautiful landscape and spectacular architecture, the Summer Palace has been listed in the World Heritage Sites and considered as one of the most classical gardens of the world.The Summer Palace, originally named Qingyi Yuan or the Garden of Clear Ripples, was first constructed in 1750. It was razed to the ground by the Anglo-French Allied Forces in 1860. The Government of the Qing Dynasty started to rebuild it in 1886 with funds that it had misappropriated from the Imperial Navy and other sources. Renamed two years later as Yihe Yuan or the Garden of Health and Harmony, it was supposed to serve as a summer resort for the Empress Dowager Cixi. Known also as the Summer Palace, it was ravaged by the Allied Forces of the Eight Powers that invaded China in 1900. The damage was repaired in 1902.
Return to hotel around 5:30pm
DEPARTURE TIME & LOCATION
The pick up location is in your hotel’s lobby,your guide will hold a sign with your name writen on
It’s a heavy day with a lot of hiking. So be sure to wear comfortable shoes and have a good sleep the day before
This is an exclusive private day Tour. Once your tour is confirmed, that tour will no longer be available to anyone else except for your own traveling party.
We offer the Authantic Chinese food in the local restaurant,if you have special request please tell us in advance
‘The quotated price is for a tour between 8 to 9 hours,additional hours are billed $15 per hour for the guide and $15 per hour for the driver.
The itinerary is flexible,we can adjust it according to your personal interests/weather/any unexpected conditions
Discover Beijing Tours offer these services for free, let us know in advance if you need
Child safety seats
In China,children’s discount are based on height,please let us know your children’s height,so we can give you the children’s discount accordingly
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High Season – Mar. 1st to Nov 30th Shoulder Season – Dec 1st to Feb 28th, 2013
Experienced Tour Guide
Comfortable Transportation with an Experienced Driver
Entrance Fees to all the sites listed above+Cable car round trip at Badaling Great Wall
Dragon Boat on the Kunming Lake in the Summer Palace(Boat is not running if meet bad weather+winter time)
Unlimited mineral water
Gratuities to your tour guide and driver
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary