At 8:30 AM, our professionally licensed tour guide will greet you at the lobby of your hotel. The tour will begin with a drive to Tiananmen Square. Get an insight into the history of the structure hearing of how Chairman Mao and the rise of communism links to the palace. We will stroll through Tiananmen square and enter the Forbidden City as they are connected. Our guide will entertain you with some stories and anecdotes while describing the splendor of the Forbidden City. Soak in the majesty of this grand palace a and hear of the palace’s turbulent yet prosperous past as you stroll. Wear comfortable shoes on the tour as there is a lot of walking and feel free to ask questions and take pictures. After visiting the Forbidden City we will take you to local restaurant to give you a taste of authentic Chinese cuisine. In the afternoon, we will go to biggest imperial garden - The Summer Palace. It is a World Heritage Site and is renowned for its landscapes and architecture. After completing visiting the Summer Palace we will head back to your hotel.
Our guide will meet you at the hotel lobby around 8.30 AM. On the way to The Mutianyu Great Wall, if time permits, we can stop to take photos at the "Bird's Nest"– the Beijing National Stadium that hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics. After arriving at the Great Wall, you can take time to marvel at this wondrous structure and the surrounding hillsides while canvassing the watch towers. Mutianyu is less crowded than the more famous Badaling. You can either choose to hike up the walk or use the cable car instead. We will explore the wall for roughly 2 hours before having lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. After exploring the Great Wall, we'll head to the sacred Ming Tombs to discover the burial grounds of ancient Ming emperors. Marvel at three of the excavated tombs and hear of the extravagant lives led by the mausoleum’s inhabitants. Relax during the journey back to your hotel.
At 8:30 AM, we will take a rickshaw ride through the clean and narrow alleyways in The Hutongs. Take in the chirp of the birds and the hustle and bustle of the vegetable vendors. Experience the local life of old town Beijing, meet retired locals and share stories. We will then visit the Lama Temple, the most celebrated Buddhist temple in Beijing and a temple of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism. It is one of the largest and most influential in China, and was the only temple to have been said to have survived the Cultural Revolution, and only reopened to the public in 1981. We'll break for lunch after which we will visit the stunning Temple of Heaven visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven. You can join the locals doing their exercises. The Temple of Heaven is one of several worship sites in the capital where the emperors offered sacrifices. It was constructed between 1406 and 1420 during the reign of Ming Emperor YongLe (reign: 1403-1424), who also oversaw the creation of the Forbidden City during the same period. We can then visit the Pearl Market for shopping if time permits before heading back to your hotel.
Soak up some Chinese culture after a day of sightseeing. Watch the brightest talent and best shows currently wowing audiences in Beijing. Whether you enjoy acrobatics, musicals, dancing, or opera, there is something for everybody! View the videos on the Beijing's Top Attractions page to get a sample of what you would like to see. We will book the show of your choice and take you to the venue so you can sit back and enjoy some unforgettable, world-class entertainment!
PRICING BASED ON GROUP SIZE PER PERSON
1 Person - CNY 4000
2 Persons - CNY 2400
3 Persons - CNY 1800
4 Persons - CNY 1500
5 Persons - CNY 1500
6 Persons - CNY 1300
7 Persons - CNY 1300
8 Persons - CNY 1200
Free hotel pick up and drop off
Entrance tickets to the above mentioned attractions
Transportation (Air-conditioned vehicle), professional driver, gas, & toll gate
Tour guide fees
Cable car at the Great Wall
Lunches and other personal expenses
Tips for the Tour Guide and driver
Tickets for any show of your choice
Ticket Prices for shows are based on seating and range from CNY 280 . CNY 380 . CNY 480. CNY 880
If you wish to use our guide's services beyond 8 hours, you can do so by paying for each extra hour.