See the highlight attractions – Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace ,798 Art disctrict
Hike the most beautiful section of the Great Wall – the Mutianyu Great Wall
Take a pedicab to explore the hutongs, old part of Beijing, Old Courtyard and Drum Tower
Have an outside look at the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, a magic for the 2008 Olympic Games
Enjoy Chinese acrobatic Show in the evening
Enjoy 3 Chinese lunches+one Peking duck Dinner
Helpful and knowledgeable private English speaking tour guide
Enjoy Private air-condtioned vehicle and airport transfer
On arrival in Beijing, you will be met by our tour guide and Driver and transferred to your hotel in Beijing. Free for the rest of the day.
Depart your hotel at 9am
Exploring one of the world’s largest public areas—Tiananmen Square, home to the National Museum of China, the mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the great Monument to the Peoples’ Heroes. Pass through the south gate to the magnificent Forbidden City, a 250-acre complex of courtyards, palaces, pavilions and gardens, which served as the imperial palace for emperors and their households for more than 500 years
The Forbidden City was the imperial palace from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is located in the middle of Beijing,, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.
The palace complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture,and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere.
The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987,and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world
Lunch in the Local restaurant
Then join us for a tour of Beijing’s Hidden Lanes. In the past, several thousand lanes, alleys, and quadrangles formed residential areas for ordinary people living in the capital. The word hutong refers to the narrow lanes created by the walled residential compounds built one on top of the other in these cramped districts. 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
Enjoy the Chinese amazing Acrobatic show
Return to hotel around 7pm
Depart your hotel at 9am
On the way to The Mutianyu 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.
Then you can choose either Mutianyu section of the Wall or Badaling Section or Juyongguan
Mutianyu section is 1.5 hours drive in the northeast part of the City, this section have beautiful scenery,however at the moment it is complicated to get on the Wall, everyone have to walk around 10 minutes to take their shuttle bus, then walk along a slope to the entrance of the cable car, this walk can be difficult
Badaling or Juyongguan is more crowded,however without cable car, you still able to get on the Wall through the steps.Then you can decide how long you want to spend at the Wall.
Stop at a Local Restaurant for lunch
798 Art disctrict is an option.Built in the 1950s,the factory was a major industrial project designed by East Geman archiects backed by Soviet aid.The factory’s decline started in the 1980s,jst as Beijing’s contemporary art scene began to emerge.The massive relocation of pollutant factories outside the city in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games has further accelerated the decline of the area’s manufactuning roots and allwed for the incubation of modern art.
Return to hotel around 5pm
Depart your hotel at 8:30am
Your exploration begins with a visit to the stunning Temple of Heaven visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven
The Temple of Heaven is one of several worship sites in the capital where the emperors offered sacrifices. Its location in the city derives from the notion that yang,the mal vital principle,is located n the south;and as Heaven is yang,it should be worshipped in the southern suburbs of the capital.
The Temple of Heaven was constructed between 1406 and 1420 during the reign of Ming Emperor YongLe (reign: 1403-1424), who also oversaw the creation of the Forbidden City during the same period.
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.
Peking Duck Dinner in the local restaurant
The origin of the Peking Duck dates back to the Ming Dynasty(1368-1644), about 600 years ago. Cooks from all over China traveled to the capital Beijing to cook for the Emperor. It was a prestigious occupation as only the best chefs could enter the palace kitchens. A top cook was even able to reach the rank of a minister! It was in these kitchens where dishes of exceptional quality such as the Peking Duck was first created and crafted to perfection by palace chefs.
Return to hotel around 7pm
Pearl market near the Temple of heaven is option
Our Driver will meet you in your hotel’s lobby at a decided time,then drop you off at the airport
DEPARTURE TIME & LOCATION
The pick up location is in your hotel’s lobby,your guide will hold a sign with your name writen on
The Whole Tour is at your own pace without rush
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
From January 1st, 2014, the Forbidden City will be closed on every Monday (except the public holidays and July 1 – Aug.31) for the examination and maintenance of the ancient palace architecture and the cultural relics.
So we will arrange the day to the Forbidden City accordingly.
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 and meals (L-Lunch) (D=Dinner)as mentioned
Cable car round trip or Ski-lift up and Tobaggan down Tickets
Chinese Acrobatic show VIP Ticket
Dragon Boat on the Kunming Lake in the Summer Palace(Boat is not running if meet bad weather)
All the prices for the tour above are subject to reconfirmation from our trip advisors when an actual booking is being made. We keep the right to change the itinerary because of traffic, weather, or any other conditions not under our control
Gratuities to your tour guide and driver
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary