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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

Getting inside Hutong and Beijing's culture highlights: the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Reasonable price and great experience come together in this 5-day Beijing tour.

Highlights

  • Visit key attractions in Beijing including the Forbidden City and the Great Wall
  • Learn to draw facial patterns in Beijing hutongs
  • Optional choices including flag-raising ceremony on Tian'anmen Square

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

Welcome to China! As you arrive in Beijing, you will feel warm welcome by your Beijing tour guide and driver. You will be escorted to hotel for check-in. Free time afterwards.

DAY
2
Beijing
  • Activities: Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Lama Temple, Pearl Store
  • 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

Without a doubt, the Tian'anmen Square is the first gateway to approach to Beijingers' life. This morning, you can do some people-watching at the square before we get into the Forbidden City. The Palace of Heavenly Purity, Hall of Supreme Harmony, Hall of Mental Cultivation and Royal Garden will be included.

In the afternoon, you will visit a finest detailed and functioning temple: Lama Temple. Afterwards, you will have some solo adventure in the Hutongs around the Lama Temple.

 

- Smart Tips:

  • Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre creates a cinematic visual experience for you.
  • DAY
    3
    Beijing
    • Activities: Temple of Heaven, The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), 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

    Enjoy your fresh coffee in the sunshine of Beijing. Later, you will visit the Temple of Heaven. Here, you will approach the beautiful Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests via the Danbi Bridge.

    Slightly farther than other sections of the Great Wall, Mutianyu Section is significantly less crowded. One can even see the desert of Mongolia in the distance during a clear day.

    After lunch, pay a brief visit at a cloisonné factory to see how the clay turns into a bowl.

    Driving back downtown Beijing takes about 2 hours, relax en route. Have some free time in the city.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • You will take a round-trip cable ride at the Great Wall, of course, you can change to hiking or cable ride downhill.
  • A foot massage or a body massage is needed if you want to relax after all the walking today. Ask your Beijing tour guide for direction.
  • You can get a nice insight of China's postmodern art at 798 Art Zone, where you can also find TimeoutBeijing's favorite art center Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA).
  • DAY
    4
    Beijing
    • Activities: Learn to apply Facial Makeup for the Beijing opera, Free time in Beijing, Exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube), Hutong Tour by rickshaw including the Bell Tower or the Drum Tower
    • 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

    It is claimed that without a Hutong visit can nobody get to know the real spirit of Beijing. Today you will take a rickshaw ride into the Hutongs. Visit a local family and learn to paint Peking Opera Mask.

    After lunch, you will get to the Confucian Temple and learn some Chinese culture. Free time to explore around.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Near the Confucian Temple, you can also visit Guozijian, aka the Imperial Colleg. Guozijian Hutong itself is an interesting Hutong to visit, as well as Wudaoying Hutong, which is replete with artist cafes and old Siheyuan courtyard houses.
  • DAY
    5
    Beijing Departure
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Your Beijing tour ends today.

    Your Beijing tour guide will take you to the airport. If you would like extension tour to other parts of China or even the neighboring counrties, please let us know.

    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.
    Vanessa Zheng

    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!

    Vernessa Zheng - Travel Advisor

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    Tour Type : Private Tour

    Best Season :All seasons

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