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Beijing Essence Exploration

5-Day Beijing

Code:BJ06
Type:Private Tour
fr US$695based on 2 adults & 4-star hotels
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Beijing Essence Exploration

Get immerse in a wealth of cultural sites and breathtaking sceneries in Beijing within five days by visiting the highlights including historic explorations in Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Ming Tomb as well as the peaceful discoveries in old Hutong, Beijing Zoo and The Lama Temple. What's more, you will be impressed by the magnificent panoramic sceneries of the Mutianyu Great Wall.

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Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Marvel at the Forbidden City with imposing magnificence
  • Wander around the Summer Palace and appreciate the essence of classical Chinese landscape.
  • Absorb the most enchanting views of less-crowded Mutianyu Great Wall and admire the wisdom of ancient Chinese people.
  • Experience the original flavor of Beijing by wandering around old Hutongs and drawing a facial mask
  • Have a glimpse of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube
  • Have fun at the Beijing Zoo and pay a visit to the ancient Lama Temple.

Beijing Essence Exploration

5-Day Beijing

Code:BJ06
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$695
Tour Highlights
  • Marvel at the Forbidden City with imposing magnificence
  • Wander around the Summer Palace and appreciate the essence of classical Chinese landscape.
  • Absorb the most enchanting views of less-crowded Mutianyu Great Wall and admire the wisdom of ancient Chinese people.
  • Experience the original flavor of Beijing by wandering around old Hutongs and drawing a facial mask
  • Have a glimpse of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube
  • Have fun at the Beijing Zoo and pay a visit to the ancient Lama Temple.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive in Beijing
Airport pick-up and hotel transfer. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Luxury: Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel Superior: Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

Welcome to Beijing! You will be met at the arrival hall of the airport by your friendly English-speaking tour guide holding a welcome sign with your name and be transferred to the hotel by your private air-conditioned car. Then the rest of day will be left on your own to relax. 

Day 2
Beijing
Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Explore local residence of Hutongs by a rickshaw ride, and finish a facial mask painting of Peking Opera at a quaint courtyard.
Breakfast

After breakfast, unveil your wonderful explorations in Beijing by visiting the symbol of China-Tiananmen Square first that has witnessed the founding ceremony of the People Republic of China. 

After walking across Tiananmen Square, start to get enchanted by your historic explorations in the magnificent Forbidden City, the biggest and best-preserved imperial palace complexes in the world with over 70 palaces and 9999½ rooms inside. The moment you pass through The Meridian Gate, you will be dazzled by the complexes decorated with golden roofs and crimson walls with imposing atmosphere. Not only get deep insight of the prosperity of those bygone days, during the exploration, you are expected to be fascinated by the appealing anecdotes shared by your knowledgeable guide. 

Lunch will be left on your own for more flexibility and your insider guide will offer nice recommendations based on your tastes and preferences. 

Continue the tour with a leisurely stroll at the traditional Hutongs where the spirit of old Beijing is much preserved. Take an enjoyable rickshaw ride into the intricate and old lanes to experience the authentic lifestyle of the local people. Afterwards, learn to paint a facial mask in the famous Peking Opera and immerse yourself in the traditional art of China. And you could bring this memorable souvenir home with you when you finish.

Hall of Heavenly Purity
The peaceful Hall of Preserving Harmony at the Forbidden City
Day 3
Beijing
Conquer the Mutianyu Great Wall by the round-trip cable car. Drop by the Ding Tomb, and stopover to take pictures of the Bird's Nest & Water Cube.
Breakfast

After pick-up at the hotel, head straight to the less crowded and well preserved Mutianyu Great Wall, an amazing defensive work with a history of over 2000. Snaking across the extending precipitous mountains, it loses itself in the shadowy distance. With dense clusters of watchtowers, it takes the responsibility for guarding the country and it did perfectly accomplish its mission. Along the hike, be enthralled by the magnificence of beauty unveiled before your eyes and mysterious legends lying behind each aged brick. Round-trip Cable Car is included to make your exploration easier and to save more time for you to spend on the Wall.

After the exciting hike, pay a visit to Ding Tomb, a well-preserved imperial mausoleum where the 17th emperor of the Ming dynasty was buried with his two empresses. Housing more than 3000 precious artefacts, underground palace inside is really a big draw to the history buff.

Then your exploration in today ends with a stopover to the Bird's nest and Water Cube on the way back to bustling downtown. Good chance for you to get a close-up look to the splendid stadiums in 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. You may appreciate the good views and take some great pictures outside.

Notes:

1. A pair of comfortable sports shoes is suggested for your hike along the wall.

2. Long-sleeved shirts and pants are recommended.

Day 4
Beijing
Meet the pandas at Beijing Zoo, admire the old Lama Temple and sightsee the Summer Palace.
Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy your visit at Beijing Zoo with various species of animals, especially offering a chance to enjoy a visit of China's most famous mammal lovable pandas.

Afterwards, proceed to the 300-year-old The Lama Temple, the most well-known Tibetan Buddhist temple owning five main halls where you will enjoy its special imperial palace architectures as it originally functioned as an imperial palace. Appreciate the Buddhism ornaments stored in the temple. 

Lunch will be left on your own and your insider tour guide will offer recommendations upon your tastes and preferences.

Your mysterious explorations in Beijing conclude with a visit to the Summer Palace, a masterpiece of classical Chinese garden built for royal families to recreate themselves. Pavilions, stone bridges, rockeries and temples are integrated with natural sceneries in perfect harmony. Stroll around and be enchanted by the archaic buildings among picturesque landscape of glittering Kunming Lake and blooming Longevity Hill. If you like, enjoy a relaxing boat ride (optional) to soak up the beauty of Summer Palace and cherish a moment of peace surrounding you.

Summer Palace
Day 5
Depart from Beijing
On-time transfer from the hotel to the airport for your departure flight.
Breakfast

Farewell to Beijing. You will be escorted to the airport by your guide and driver for your departure flight.

Accommodations
Beijing
Beijing
Luxury

Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel

No.36, North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng enjoys perfect location in the new CBD area with various on-site restaurants catering to different tastes plus easy access to all places.
Superior

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.
Luxury
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Beijing

Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel

No.36, North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng enjoys perfect location in the new CBD area with various on-site restaurants catering to different tastes plus easy access to all places.
Superior
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Beijing

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 / Enquiry
from US$695
  • The price above is for one person based on a group of 2 adults sharing one room of 4 star hotels. It is subject to change according to your traveling season, number of travelers, hotel class, etc.
  • Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, hotels, etc.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Your own private English-speaking guide
  • Private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers and others.
  • Transportation to/from Beijing.
Booking Procedure
  • Once you send an enquiry, a confirmation email with your exclusive Case No. will be sent to you and at the meantime, our travel consultants have started working on your enquiry.
  • A detailed itinerary with quotation based on your enquiry will then be sent to you within 12 hours or even sooner. You could share your ideas freely to adjust the itinerary till your satisfaction.
  • You enjoy free consultancy during trip planning and only need to pay a deposit for your tour to secure the booking once you confirm the tour. We accept Bank Transfer, PayPal, Credit Card, Alipay, etc.
  • Before your departure, detailed travel tips and necessary information will be sent to you to help you fully prepare and to gurantee a smooth trip.
  • No cancellation fee will be charged by us upon receipt of your written cancellation 20 days prior to your departure if you must cancel. Your early notification is highly suggested to avoid cancellation fees charged by suppliers like the airlines or hotels.
  • Email is the primary way for communication of trip planning. You could directly call us or contact us via Skype, WhatsApp or Wechat for faster responses.
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