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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

Witnessing Beijing's present days in the memory of its yesterdays, you will visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Hutong and Olympic Stadiums.

Highlights

  • Quick and easy visit at Beijing's important sites
  • Smart choice for travelling on less than 100 USD per day
  • Nice stays and food to amp up the trip

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1
Beijing Arrival
  • Activities: Airport Transfer (Beijing)
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

Upon arrival in Beijing, your Beijing tour guide will escort you to hotel. The rest of the day is free on your own.

 

- Free time ideas: For your solo adventure, you can take a visit to the Ancient Observatory, just 2-stop away by Bus NO.29 from your hotel (Feitian Hotel Beijing). If you are traveling with kids, Beijing Amusement Park is a good choice (2 stops by Bus NO.829 )

* Note: Transfer, entrance fee and meals for your solo adventure will be on your own arrangement.

DAY
2
Beijing
  • Activities: The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Beijing Zoo
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Beijing Ba Guo Bu Yi Restaurant
  • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

Meet up the rest of your group at hotel lobby before a visit to the largest public square that is the Tian'anmen Square. After that, we will enter the Forbidden City to reveal its historical charm. Have lunch in a Chinese restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will visit Beijing Zoo.Afterwards, you will have a chance to learn how to spot a fake pearl necklace at a time-honored pearl store. Have dinner on your own.

 

- Free time ideas: For dinner option, we would like to recommend Black Sesame Kitchen inside Heizhima Hutong near the Temple of Heaven, which is ranked NO.1 on TripAdvisor forums. At night, you may want to attend at a Kungfu Show, a highly-ranked activity on TripAdvisor.

* Note: Transfer, entrance fee and meal are on your own arrangement for the solo adventure.

DAY
3
Beijing
  • Activities: Exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube), Mutianyu slideway(One way), Mutianyu Cable Car(One way), Shahe Cloisonne Factory
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant
  • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

Last night's good sleep gets a full charge for your tour to the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section. Among all the sections, Mutianyu is noted for better views and less crowds. You will enjoy a one-way cable car life at this section. On the way back, take an exciting sild-way ride downhill. Have lunch in a farmhouse restaurant before get back to downtown Beijing.

Stop by a cloisonné factory before your time is spent outside the Bird's Nest and Water Cube.

 

- Smart Tips:

  • No.3 restaurant of TripAdvisor's recommendation, Haidilao Hot Pot has its way to spice up your Beijing trip. Within 30min by a cab from the Temple of Heaven. ( Note: Transfer and meal are on your own exspense.)
  • At night, a Kungfu Show presents some awesome experience. Your guide will help you get the tickets.
  • Mutianyu

    DAY
    4
    Beijing
    • Activities: Summer Palace, Hutong Tour by Rickshaw in Xicheng District
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Courtyard 7 Restaurant
    • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    

    Today you will visit the Summer Palace. After a relaxing walk, let's get into the maze of Hutongs. Knock on a local family's door and introduce yourself, they will invite you for a cup of tea and chitchat. Have simple but nice Chinese lunch.

    For your solo adventure in the afternoon, you can ask some tips from your Beijing tour guide. Here's what we suggest:

  • Flying kite in the Temple of Heaven or Temple of Earth.
  • Visit Beihai Park and climb up the White Pagoda inside the park.
  • DAY
    5
    Beijing Departure
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Good time flies fast. Today your Beijing tour guide will see you off at the airport. Thanks for taking this China tour with China Travel. We hope to see you again soon!

    Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

    $ USD
    Apr.1- Nov.31 Superior Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class Single Room Supplement
    1 person -
    2-5 persons / /
    6-9 persons / /

    * The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

    * The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

    What's Included & Excluded

    Price Inclusion

    • Entrance fees.
    • Meals listed in the itinerary.
    • Private transfers.
    • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
    • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
    • Service Charge & Taxes.
    • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    • Luggage Transfers.

    Price Exclusion

    • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    • China Entry Visa Fees.
    • Excess Baggage Charges.
    • Personal Expenses.
    • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
    • Single Room Supplement.
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    Tailor-make a China tour based on your needs.

    Key sites in the three major cities Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai are all included in this 8-day China tour. Plus, No hidden fees and No tourist traps at all!

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    Tour Type : Private Tour

    Best Season :All seasons

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