Bus Tour of Ancient Beijing, Beijing Zoo & Olympic Park
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◆ Meet the lovable Giant Pandas in Beijing Zoo
◆ See the largest Lama temple in Beijing and soak up the serene sound of bells clinking and the scent of incense
◆ Tour the old hutongs of Beijing by rickshaw
◆ Take pictures of the striking Olympic Games buildings of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube
◆ Visit a traditional Chinese silk carpet factory, and enjoy a tea ceremony
OverviewTour the ancient and modern sights of Beijing by small, air-conditioned bus. Visit Beijing Zoo and see lovable pandas, tour the Bird’s Nest auditorium from the Olympic Games, and admire the historic hutongs.
Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of Beijing by 22-seat bus. Your day’s activities start with a hotel pick-up and visit to Beijing Zoo, where you will meet the lovely Giant Pandas. Continue to the largest Lama temple in Beijing, then tour the old Beijing hutongs (lanes) by rickshaw. Finally, take pictures of the striking Bird's Nest and Water Cube buildings from the Olympic Games.
Once an imperial garden of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Beijing Zoo was reconstructed as a private garden by Fu Kang’an. In 1906, during the Qing Dynasty, the garden was developed as a zoo attached to the Experimental Farm. It opened to the public the following year and is an immense hit, thanks in part to the wide-eyed and lovable Giant Pandas.
Continue to Yong He Palace (Yonghe Gong), Beijing's biggest Lama temple. Upon entering the temple, you will be immediately struck by the aromatic smell of incense and the sound of candles fluttering in the breeze. The temple hangs heavy with incense smoke, as people line up to worship in silence. All that can be heard and felt is the gentle breeze blowing through the temple, and the light clinking of religious bells.
Next, tour the Beijing hutongs, some of the city’s most emblematic spots that symbolize Beijing’s long history. As an important part of the culture, and way of life of long-time Beijingers, the hutongs are cherished for their rich traditions. Tour the hutongs and soak up the authentic Beijing atmosphere the best way possible; on board a traditional rickshaw. Listen to the chatter of the locals, and immerse yourself in the city’s history.
Finally, stop to take photographs of the striking Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, two of the most iconic buildings from the 2008 Olympic Games, and a striking contemporary contrast to the old hutongs.
Price Inclusions and Exclusions
Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
Transportation in an air-conditioned coach.
Services of an English-speaking guide.
Entrance tickets to mentioned attractions.
Typical Chinese Lunch.
Optional activity costs.
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
Our impression of your Tour Agency was quite good because you communicated very well with us while we were planning the Tour. The guide in Datong Mia:...Read more »
Booking Code: VOC-20150905-S Tour Starting Date: Saturday, 5 September 2015
Client's information: Ratna Anil Pendse, USA
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