About this tour
Duration: 3 Days (about 8:00-17:30)
Sightseeing: Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Jingshan Park, Hutong, Yonghegong.
Service: Air-conditioned vehicle, English speaking tour guide, pick-up and drop-off service from hotel.
Day 1 Summer Palace, Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Stadiums
Our tour guide will wait for you at your hotel lobby, and then drive you to the Summer Place (1 hour’s driving). Located about 20 kilometers northwest of the city center, the Summer Palace is one of the finest sights of Beijing, covering an area of 3.4 square kilometers, three-fourths of which is covered with shallow lakes. Summer Palace has a history of over 800 years old and originally was used as a summer residence for the royal family in Qing Dynasty. It is the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden, which is declared “a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design” by UNESCO. Afterwards, we will drive to the Olympic Stadium– Bird’s Nest and Water Cube.
Have a Chinese typical lunch at ‘ You Shun Ju’. Then drive to the Great Wall.(about 1.5 hours’ driving)
In the afternoon, we will visit the magnificent Great Wall, which is one of the greatest man-made project in the world. Mutianyu section is the most beautiful section of the Great Wall.
When hiking on the wall ,our tour guide will explain the history meanwhile,while hiking, while listening,must be a super memory.
In addition ,cable car or Toboggan is available on the Great Wall.
It is quite time-savings for you to take caber car or toboggan to get to the top of hill. CNY 100 per person.
Transfer you back to your hotel after the tour.
Day 2 Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven
Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at 8 o’clock. And drive to the Tiananmen Square. Go through the Tian’anmen Square, which is the world’s largest city center square. However it is not only a square, but also a witness of Chinese history. Then we will get to the Forbidden City, the largest ancient imperial palaces group with 500 years history in the world. Explore its fascinating halls, pavilions with golden roofs and high red walls, wandering along the Imperial Palace axis to appreciate the typical Chinese architecture, the most essential is that we will lead you to the East West Palace to get more interesting stories about the concubine life!
Walk to Jingshan Park. We will climb the hill inside the park,when reach the top of the hill. The whole Forbidden City and Beijing central city is like a beautiful painting come to your sight, its unforgettable!
Drive to the Temple of Heaven. Have a rest and enjoy your lunch at ‘Dawanju’, a restaurant with Chinese characteristics. Most of all, the dishes here are quite nice.
The last stop of the day is Temple of Heaven, it is the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world. We will visit the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, the Imperial Vault of Heaven, and Circular Mound Altar of Heaven. Visit it for about 2.5 hours.
Transfer back to your hotel.
Day 3 Beijing Hutong, Yonghegong Lama Temple
The guide will be waiting for you at your hotel lobby at 8 o’clock, and take you to hutong. Visit Beijing Hutong in the Shichahai Scenic Area, where you will enjoy Beijing old lanes by rickshaws and explore the traditional Chinese quadrangles to feel the local life. There is no doubt that a rickshaw is the best way to explore the hutongs as it will help you to stay away from the crowds of tourists. Sitting on rickshaws, see the traditional quadrangle passed by, imaging you are a local inhabitant live in Beijing, you may get much closer to the Chinese lifestyle, and feel Chinese culture in person. Stop in the quadrangle, you can also learn how to make Chinese dumplings from the locals.
Have lunch in ‘ Sui Ji Fu’ nearby the hutong.
Have a visit to Lama Temple, which is the world’s largest wooden sculpture of Buddha. The Yonghegong Lama Temple is the most colorful temple in Beijing with beautiful rooftops, stunning frescoes, tapestries, incredible carpentry and a great pair of Chinese lions. The halls of Yonghegong Lama Temple worshiped many Buddhist statues, Tangka (a kind of Tibetan painting) and precious relics. We will stay here for 1.5 hours. Afterwards, head to Beijing Zoo, where you can see the lovely giant pandas in Beijing.
Transfer back to your hotel.
Air-conditioned vehicle (car, van or bus) with experienced drivers.
English-speaking tour guide.
Entrance tickets of the attractions as listed.
Typical Chinese lunch with drinks.
Cable car or toboggan. (CNY 100 per person round-trip)
Gratuities to the tour guide and driver.
Good to know
This tour is private no-shopping tour. Only you and your friends or family join the tour; no other tourists. No shopping stops or factories.
The tour itinerary can be adjusted according to your preference. Inform us in advance and we will customize the tour for you.
Our tour guide will call you to inform you the exact pick-up time at about 8:00 pm before the tour day. Or leave a message at your hotel if you are not available.
If there are any questions or problems before, during and after the tour, please contact us as soon as possible. Our tour operators will be at your service all the time.
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