Tour Code: BJBT401
Length: 8 to 9 hours
Day 2. Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace
Be picked up from your hotel by English speaking tour guide between 07:00 am and 8:30 am.
Then drive to visit Tian'anmen Square.
Tian's anmen Square is a large city square in the centre of Beijing even in the world, separating it from the Forbidden City. Tiananmen It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. Strolling around the square.
Then we will go to visit the Forbidden City which is located on the north of Tian'anmen Square.
Located in the center of the city of Beijing, Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It was built in 1406, finished in 1420, the complex consists of Summer Palace 980 buildings with 8,707 rooms and covers 72 hectares, and it is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.
Have lunch in local restaurant. Lunch time is about 1 hour.
In the afternoon, we move on to visit Temple of Heaven.
Temple of Heaven is situated in the southern part of the city. It was the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvests.
Move on to visit Summer Palace - the largest and best preserved imperial garden in China.
In the garden, the halls, pavilions, bridges and temples, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, all blend together harmoniously in spite of their individual styles. In 1998, it was listed World Heritage by UNSCO for its rich culture and charming natural scene.
Be transferred back to your hotel after the whole day tour. (Lunch)
Day 3. Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs
Badaling Great wall is 60 miles away from downtown (about one and half hours driving).
Sightseeing on the Great Wall, Badaling section, for 2 hours. Cable car is a good choice if you want to take the whole beautiful bird view and do not like climbing.
Driving (30minutes) to restaurant to Chinese lunch (50 minutes).
Driving (20minutes) to the Ming Tombs, the best preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500years history, and visiting Changling, the largest one, Emperor Yongle's Tomb (1hour).
Drive back to Beijing city. We will have a little rest in the traditional style Chinese teahouse while enjoying the tea art show and taste several types of fine tea according.
During the trip, we will arrange short visit to Beijing Jade Carving Factory while Travelers have chance to know the Chinese jade culture.
Be transferred back to your hotel after the whole day tour at around 6:00 pm. (Lunch)
English speaking tour guide will call or leave a message to your hotel room in the evening before tour date to inform you the pick up time.
Tour guide and driver will meet you in your hotel lobby on departure time.
Drive to vist Beijing Hutong by rickshaw.
Hutong is ancient city alley built during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties surrounding the Forbidden City. Take rickshaw to visit the ancient Beijing Hutong including Local family.
Drive to visit Lama Temple for 40 minutes.
Lama Temple is a renowned temple of the Yellow Hat Sect of Lamaism. It is the only downtown Buddhism temple in Beijing.
In the afternoon, we move on visiting Beijing Zoo to see " Nation Treasure "-----Great Panda.
Drive to Olympic Park to visit the Bird's Nest and Water Cube.
The National Stadium was built for Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. Because of its outer structure like bird's nest, so people give it a nickname----Bird's Nest. The opening and closing ceremonies of Olmpics have taken place here.
The National Aquatics Centre is also known as "The Water Cube". In the evening, the Water Cube can be lightened in different color lights.
Now both Bird's Nest and Water Cube are the new mark of modern Beijing city. Take an outside view of the Olympic Park.
Be transferred back to your hotel after the whole day tour at around 6:00 pm.(Lunch)
Hotel: Dongsifuyuan Hotel Beijing - a nice 2 star hotel in downtow Beijing.
Tour advisor of Beijingjoy Team
Ms. Tracy is in charge of this tour.
Majored in tourism and English in university, Tracy is familiar with all details of this tour.
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1 traveler: 289 USD
2 travelers: 210 USD
3-5 travelers : 200 USD
6-9 travelers: 189 USD
10 or above 180 USD
Free for Baby (within 2 years old)
English-speaking tour guide,
Fuel, expressway cost