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A Glance at Beijing

3-Day Beijing Tour

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fr US$391based on 2 adults & 4-star hotels in low season
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A Glance at Beijing

The beauty of Beijing lies in the majestic monuments and modern architectures. The three-day tour provides an exclusive opportunity for you to explore the essences of this ancient capital. See the modern architecture with a stopover at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Discover the deep secrets of ancient emperors and their concubines in the prestigious Forbidden City. Stroll around the Summer Palace to explore the imperial resort. Visit the imposing Temple of Heaven to marvel at the grand engineering feat. Feel the fusion of tradition and modernity on the Tiananmen Square and conquer the eighth wonder of the world at Mutianyu Great Wall.

Tour Highlights
  • Visit the best preserved yet less touristy part of the Great Wall.
  • Appreciate the trendy design of modern stadiums at Bird's Nest and Water Cube.
  • Observe the imperial cultural heritage in the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace.
  • Stroll on the impressing Tiananmen Square.

A Glance at Beijing

3-Day Beijing

Type:Private Tour
from US$391
Tour Highlights
  • Visit the best preserved yet less touristy part of the Great Wall.
  • Appreciate the trendy design of modern stadiums at Bird's Nest and Water Cube.
  • Observe the imperial cultural heritage in the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace.
  • Stroll on the impressing Tiananmen Square.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing
Airport pick-up, and private vehicle transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon and evening for your own exploration.
Luxury: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town Superior: Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

Your guide will greet you at the arrival hall holding a welcome sign with your name. Then transfer you to the hotel. 

Day 2
Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird's Nest, Water Cube and Summer Palace
Conquer the Mutianyu Great Wall by round-trip cable car, view Bird's Nest & Water Cube, and tour the Summer Palace.

This morning, meet your guide at the hotel and drive to Mutianyu Great Wall. Winding along the verdurous mountains for 13000 miles, the Great Wall is the largest construction project in ancient history. As a top-rated site, Mutianyu Great Wall is famous for its picturesque scenery and less touristy atmosphere. A round-trip cable car will take you up and down to save your time and energy for more hiking on the wall. Lunch will be recommended by your guide based on your preferences. Then on the way back to Beijing city, you will have a stopover at Bird's Nest and Water Cube which served as the main stadiums in Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. The innovative design and spectacular contour makes them popular among shutter-bugs and architects. 

Afterwards, drive to Summer Palace, the impressive garden and imperial resort for ancient emperors and royal families. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery with the manmade monuments like pavilions, corridors and bridges. Discover the harmony between the works of man and the nature. Amble along the royal garden and appreciate the intricately painted arts and grand architectures. You can also enjoy a unique angle of view by taking a dragon boat (optional). 

After an exciting full day of exploration, a comfy vehicle will transfer you back to the hotel. 

Note: Night life in Beijing is diverse. Whether you are a bar-goer or a shopping fan, there is always a perfect place to satisfy your needs. Don't hesitate ask your guides for advices.

Summer Palace
Day 3
Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City
Admire the Temple of Heaven and dive into local senior's morning exercise. Marvel at the city's landmarks including Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City.

An intriguing cultural adventure await you on the last day of the tour. The guide will pick you up in the morning and directly transfer you to Temple of Heaven. As a place for emperor to perform rituals praying for good harvest, it's an imposing architectural wonder. Follow your guide to learn the splendor and be impressed with the wisdom of ancient Chinese people. 

Afterwards, you will head directly to the Tiananmen Square. As the largest square in the world, it is surrounded by significant constructions sitting in different directions including National Museum of China, Great Hall of People and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall. Walk through the square, you will get to the last spot of the tour- Forbidden City. As the imperial residence for 24 emperors in the consecutive Ming and Qing Dynasties (1420–1911), Forbidden City houses a large collection of artworks thus it is also known as the Palace Museum.  Follow your guide to learn about the great architectural complex and admire the luxurious life of the imperial family. You may touch the golden knobs on the gates to get some good luck as Chinese people believe. A small Imperial Garden is the last stop in Forbidden City, built for relaxation for the imperial family.

Afterwards, your 3-day Beijing discovery concludes and you will be transferred to the airport/railway station for departure. 

Forbidden City

Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town

3 Sanfengbeili, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Crowne Plaza Chaoyang U-Town enjoys perfect location in Chaoyang District with excellent service, great breakfasts and easy access for shopping and night life.

Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Located in downtown Wangfujing area, Novotel Peace is only 5-minute walk to the nearby shopping malls and 15-minute walk to the Forbidden City. Easy to explore local life.
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Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town

3 Sanfengbeili, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Crowne Plaza Chaoyang U-Town enjoys perfect location in Chaoyang District with excellent service, great breakfasts and easy access for shopping and night life.
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Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Located in downtown Wangfujing area, Novotel Peace is only 5-minute walk to the nearby shopping malls and 15-minute walk to the Forbidden City. Easy to explore local life.
Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
Tour Class Superior Luxury
High Season( MAR - NOV ) US$417 US$497
Low Season( DEC - FEB ) US$391 US$469
  • Prices above are based on 2 persons sharing one room of Superior/Luxury Class Hotels. Please enquire to get a better rate if there are more than 2 travelers in your group.
  • Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, hotels, etc.
  • Entrance fees to sightseeings and attractions
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking tour guide
  • Private driver and air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation to/from Beijing
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
This tour could be tailored to your own unique trip based on your travel needs, interests, preferred hotels and budget. We recommend you give us as detailed travel information as possible so we can reply with a more thorough tour proposal that better suits your travel needs.
Discover the wonders of the orient with our experienced team
  • One-on-one exclusive service from a local Chinese Travel Consultant.
  • Private "No-Shopping Tours" at affordable prices.
  • The ability to customize each journey to suit your needs and interests
  • Experienced and knowledgeable guides from the areas you are visiting.
  • Comfortable and air-conditioned private vehicles.
  • Exceptional and conveniently located hotels with non-smoking rooms available.
  • Our 24/7 customer service throughout your trip, from planning until the end of the tour.
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