This 1-day tour gives everybody the opportunity to explore China’s beautiful capital city. The highlights include The Coal Hill Park where you can enjoy the whole view of the Forbidden City, The Beihai Park, Nanluoguxiang Hutong and The Drum Tower to enjoying a walking tour with our experienced, friendly and fun tour guide.
Depart your hotel at 9am
Contunue to The Coall Hill Park to enjoy the whole view of The Forbidden City..The hill in Jingshan Park was made with the earth removed to create the palace moat. It is well worth the climb on a clear day for spectacular views of the Forbidden City and Beijing.
The 45.7-metre high artificial hill was constructed in the Yongle era of the Ming Dynasty entirely from the soil excavated in forming the moats of the Imperial Palace and nearby canals. It is especially impressive when one considers that all of this material was moved only by manual labor and animal power. Jingshan consists of five individual peaks, and on the top of each peak there lies an elaborate pavilion. These pavilions were used by officials for gathering and leisure purposes. These five peaks also draws the approximate historical axis of central Beijing.
Then exploring one of the stunning imperial Garden The Bei Hai park which was built to imitate renowned scenic spots and architecture from various regions of China;The Bei Hai park is an imperial garden to the northwest of the Forbidden City in Beijing. First built in the 10th century, it is amongst the largest of Chinese gardens, and contains numerous historically important structures, palaces and temples. Since 1925, the place has been open to the public as a park. It is also connected at the south to the Shichahai.
Stop at a Local Restaurant for lunch
Contunue to walk around the beautiful and peacful lake Houhai area– The most visitor-friendly neighborhood of Beijing
To the Drum Tower, Watch the Drum beaten performance(the last performance is at 4:50pm) at the Drum tower,then take the rickshaw to explore the local allays,you will visit a local family to see the courtyard as well.Bell tower have an interesting teahouse, if you want to learn the tea culture this is an option
Walk along the fashion Hutong–Nanluoguxiang hutong— one of downtown Beijing’s best preserved hutongs. With its grey-walled courtyard homes, it offers a real taste of traditional city life.
Nanluoguxiang has become a hotspot of attraction reported by Fashion magazine. Tourists from abroad regard it as a must-see attraction in Beijing. With a length of 800meters (2624 ft), Nanluoguxiang has 16 Hutongs running across from south to north; 8 in the east and 8 in the west. Lots of officials and celebs have been lived here since Ming (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1636-1911). Historical marks can be found in every Hutong here. Nanluoguxiang is among the first 25 areas listed as historical sites by Beijing Municipal Government in 1990. With its impressive historical reputation and cultural influences, Nanluoguxiang has become a popular attraction in Beijing
.Return to hotel around 5pm
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 walking. 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 of 8 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
There are two different quotations,please choose accordingly.
The walking tour only with the English speaking guide,the guide can meet you in your downtown hotel’s lobby,then you either taxi or subway to the start point,please pay your own transportation,
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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Experienced Tour Guide
Comfortable Transportation with an Experienced Driver
Entrance Fees to all the sites listed above
Rickshaw along Hutong and Visit the local family in their home,tea tasting in the Bell Tower
Boat Cruie in The Beihai park(not running in bad weather)
Gratuities to your tour guide and driver
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Costs not mentioned in the itinerary