Tour overview

Tour Code: BJ-1

A trip to see the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Heaven Temple, the Summer Palace, the garden of Virtue and Harmony and the Tian`anmen Square is the dream of many visitors. Beijing is a must-see destination for visitors to China. Beijing is a city boasting the most number of cultural heritage sites in the world. See the highlights of Chinese famous culture and history.

Price Per Person in US Dollars
Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement *

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Included

  • Centrally Located Hotels
  • Authentic Chinese Food
  • Private Cars and Driver
  • Private Guides
  • Flights & Transfers in China
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Fees
  • Entrance Fees
  • Phone Rental / Wi-Fi Package
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Luggage Transfers

Not Included

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage Charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Single Room Supplement

Day 1: Beijing Arrival (B)

Check in upon arrival. Have some free time in this gracefully beautiful city.
Hotels we arranged: Days Inn Forbidden City (***)/ Sunworld Hotel (****)/ Crowne Plaza (*****)

Day 2: Beijing (B/L/-)

Attractions: Tian`anmen Square, the Forbidden City, Hall of Clocks and Watches, Hutong
Today we will take you to the most famous Beijing tourist attractions: Tian`anmen Square and Forbidden City to experience the imperial life of the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is an opportunity to see over 200 clocks and watches from the imperial collection in Hall of Clocks and Watches, an exhibition hall in the Forbidden City. Later, take a rickshaw Hutong tour in Xicheng District before visiting the Li Heng Tang Pearl Store to learn how to spot a fake peal. In this one hour tour, you can hop on a rickshaw to ride through the narrow alleys as well as visit a local family.

- Tian`anmen Square: Tian'anmen Square is the largest city square in the centre of Beijing, named after the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history. As the world's largest city square and enduring symbol of China's national pride, it is surrounded by many imposing buildings including the Heavenly Gate (entry to the Forbidden City), Museums, government buildings and Chairman Mao`s Mausoleum.

- The Forbidden City: The Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors between 1368 and 1911.This "city within a city" is a World Heritage Site, and is the largest and the best preserved ancient imperial architecture complex in the world, with great square, halls and gates contrast with intricate halls, gardens, courtyards and quarters. The exhibitions, both permanent and temporary, are all important treasures of ancient China.

- Hutong Tour in Xicheng District: Hutong is a maze of historic alleyways with old single storey traditional courtyard houses, which are now fast disappearing. In this one hour tour, you can hop on a rickshaw to ride through the narrow alleys as well as visit a local family then walk on the Silver Ingot Bridge (Yinding Bridge) and find out about the different thresholds of the courtyards.

- Hall of Clocks and Watches: The Hall of Clocks and Watches is located in Fengxian Palace (Palace of Dedication), to the east of the imperial palaces in the Forbidden City. The Hall of Clocks and Watches in The Forbidden City is home to a fantastic collection of Qing Dynasty (Eighteenth Century) timepieces. The exhibition hall displays about 200 clocks and watches from the imperial collection. These clocks and watches were mostly made in Switzerland, England, France, and Japan, with some Chinese made timepieces on display as well.

Hotels: Days Inn Forbidden City / Sunworld Hotel / Crowne Plaza

Day 3: Beijing (B/L/-)

Attractions: Temple of Heaven, The Mutianyu Great Wall
In the morning, you will visit the Mutianyu Great Wall with a scenic round-way cable car ride. Later, visit the Temple of Heaven.

- Temple of Heaven: Built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty, Temple of Heaven is a complex of Taoist buildings where emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties visited for annual ceremonies of pray for good harvests. Located in the south of Central Beijing, it covers an area of 273 hectares. Temple of Heaven was enrolled as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998.

- The Mutianyu Great Wall (with round way cable car): This less-crowded section of the Great Wall is a about 2.5 hours' drive from downtown Beijing. A cable car takes you to a good section (avoiding a very steep climb), where you can walk along the wall, through the watch towers and enjoy superb views as it snakes across the hills and mountains.

Hotels: Days Inn Forbidden City / Sunworld Hotel / Crowne Plaza

Day 4: Beijing Departure (B/L/-)

Attractions: Summer Palace, Garden of Virtue and Harmony
The Summer Palace used to be a nice retreat for royal families now you will take a boat trip in it. Later, visit the Garden of Virtue and Harmony.

- Summer Palace: Much-loved summer retreat of the Imperial families, the lovely landscaped gardens, halls, pavilions and corridors are set around the lake and rivers in natural harmony. It is the largest and best preserved imperial garden in China, and also a World Heritage Site.