4 Days Essence of Beijing Tour
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◆ Visit Chinese history in Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square and The Temple of Heaven
◆ Walk the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China, the New Seven Wonders of the world
◆ Visit the Ming Tombs on the slopes of Tianshou Mountain and see the Ding Mausoleum
◆ Stop to take photos of the striking Bird's Nest and Water Cube, built for the 2008 Olympic Games
OverviewOn this 4 day Beijing tour to visit the profound history of China at The Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, The Summer Palace, The Great Wall (Badaling Section), the Ming Dynasty Tombs and Sacred way, and the modern Bird’s Nest and Water Cube for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Day 1 Beijing Arrival
Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2 Beijing (L)
This full day city tour will take you to Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace.
The tour begins in the morning with a visit of the Temple of Heaven, the place where the Emperor came every winter solstice to worship heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest.
After lunch, go on the city tour to visit Tiananmen Square, with its wealth of monuments to the Communist era. From there you will walk across the Golden River Bridge to visit the Forbidden City, a huge complex of palaces and temples built to house the imperial family, constructed 600 years ago. According to UNESCO, it is the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.
You will continue by visiting the Summer Palace. Equally famous as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace is the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. It is considered a museum of gardens in China.
Day 3 Beijing (L)
Today is a full day visit to Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs and Sacred Way.
After experiencing the royal lifestyle, today you will be transferred to the surrounding countryside of Beijing and visit the Great Wall. The image of China throughout the world, the Great Wall lives up to its reputation as one of the world's greatest structures. At the Badaling section you will have the opportunity to climb either the north or south face of the wall, admiring the splendid mountain views.
In the afternoon you will visit the legendary Ming Tombs, which are situated at the foot of Heavenly Longevity Mountain. 13 Ming Dynasty emperors were buried in the area after the third Ming emperor Yongle moved the Chinese capital from Nanjing to Beijing in 1420. You will walk along the Sacred Way, a road guarded by stone statues on both sides, as the ancient emperors did to hold a memorial ceremony for their ancestors.
On the way back to hotel, you will be driven to the main 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, take an exterior visit of both the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest) and the National Swimming Centre(The Water Cube).
Day 4 Beijing Departure
Today will be free until our guide escorts you to the airport for your next destination.
Price Inclusions and Exclusions
Entrance tickets to mentioned attractions.
All lunches as specified in the itinerary.
Private transfers among airports, hotels and scenic spots by a private air conditioned vehicle.
A well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city.
Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.
Service Charge & Government Taxes.
Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
Optional activity costs.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Personal Expenses, such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
It was a fabulous trip. All the great things you made we were able to see and do while we toured your country.Read more »
Booking Code: VOC-20170516-S Tour Starting Date: Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Client's information: Suzanne Eileen Chaddock, Canada
Our family was very happy with our tour and the services of the tour guides drivers in each city were excellent. The hotels arranged by you were perf...Read more »
Booking Code: VOC-20170326-S Tour Starting Date: Sunday, 26 March 2017
Client's information: Doreen Jung,Canada
Thank you so much for organizing the Tour for us - my Boss loved it!!! All went well - actually much better than I thought it would be.Read more »
Booking Code: VOC-20160917-S Tour Starting Date: Saturday, 17 September 2016
Client's information: Sandra Borja Santos, Portuguese
Tour Destination: Beijing
The guide and the driver were very nice and friendly, I had a good day.Read more »
Booking Code: VOC-20160227-S Tour Starting Date: Saturday, 27 February 2016
Client's information: Nicole Lüscher, Switzerland
Tour Destination: Beijing
All guides were pleasant and very informative. All drivers were very good and extremely valuable – it would’ve taken us a long time to get around if w...Read more »
Booking Code: VOC-20151030-S Tour Starting Date: Friday, 30 October 2015
Client's information: Sophie CORRADO, France
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