Classic Beijing Discovery

4-Day Beijing Tour

Code:BJ05
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
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Classic Beijing Discovery

This classic 4-day tour is of most travelers' choice for their first time to travel to Beijing as it covers basically all the essentials together with cultural activities for people to better understand Beijing in the perspectives of culture, history and architecture.

Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy moderate hiking on the less crowded Mutianyu Great Wall and admire this stunning defensive system built 2,000 years ago by ancient Chinese.
  • Take a guided walk through Forbidden City and learn about the captivating stories of ancient dynasties and emperors.
  • Hop on a rickshaw to discover local way of living in Hutong area and learn to paint a facial mask of Peking Opera.
  • Pay a visit to Temple of Heaven to learn about its ancient ritual ceremonial function as well as encounter local life.

Classic Beijing Discovery

4-Day Beijing

Code:BJ05
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy moderate hiking on the less crowded Mutianyu Great Wall and admire this stunning defensive system built 2,000 years ago by ancient Chinese.
  • Take a guided walk through Forbidden City and learn about the captivating stories of ancient dynasties and emperors.
  • Hop on a rickshaw to discover local way of living in Hutong area and learn to paint a facial mask of Peking Opera.
  • Pay a visit to Temple of Heaven to learn about its ancient ritual ceremonial function as well as encounter local life.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive in Beijing
Arrival in Beijing, and airport – hotel transfer.
Luxury: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town Superior: Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

Welcome to Beijing! Upon your arrival, your friendly tour guide holding your name sign will greet you at the arrival hall. Then transfer you to the hotel and have a rest to recover from jet lag. 

Day 2
Beijing
Sight-see the essence attractions of Beijing, including the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City.
Breakfast

Visit Temple of Heaven in the morning. Soak up the beautiful architectures where emperors used to hold ceremonies praying for good harvest and peace for the whole nation. Encounter the locals gathering here for morning exercise and you are more than welcome to join these friendly local people to exercise together.

Next, proceed to Tiananmen Square and then move to Forbidden City, the largest collection of wooden constructions preserved today. Housing over a million incomparable treasures, it is also known as Palace Museum. As imperial palace for both Ming and Qing Dynasty and home to 24 emperors, Forbidden City witnessed the rises and falls of the two dynasties from the year 1420 to 1912. Walking through different halls and exquisite architectures of the Palace, travel back into the history of ancient China with your professional guide. 

Tips: Beijing has great night life with nice clubs and bars as well as shopping streets. Please do not hesitate to ask for advice from your tour guide for a wonderful night safari. 

Temple of Heaven
The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest at Temple of Heaven
Day 3
Beijing
Conquer the Mutianyu Great Wall by round-trip cable car. Have a stopover to view the Bird's Nest & Water Cube, and lastly tour the Summer Palace.
Breakfast

Hiking on the Great Wall would be an impressive experience of your Beijing adventures. This magnificent defensive system was built to stop the nomadic groups' invasion and protect central Chinese states and empires. For a better exploration, the less crowded Mutianyu section is included in your itinerary, with round-trip cable car for easy access to ascending the wall and more leisure time for trekking.

Afterwards, drive back to the city and have a stopover to the iconic Bird's Nest and Water Cube to take some great photos. Served as main stadium of 2008 Summer Olympics, they have become the modern landmarks of Beijing.

Then, drive to the imperial garden Summer Palace. Stroll along the peaceful lake, taking in the picturesque scenery of gardens, halls, pavilions and get amazed by the scale of the Imperial Garden. 

Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 4
Depart from Beijing
See off at the airport, and private vehicle transfer.
Breakfast

Your Beijing exploration comes to an end and you will be escorted to the railway station or airport for your departure. 

Accommodations
Beijing
Beijing
Luxury

Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town

3 Sanfengbeili, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Crowne Plaza Chaoyang U-Town enjoys perfect location in Chaoyang District with excellent service, great breakfasts and easy access for shopping and night life.
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

Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town

3 Sanfengbeili, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Crowne Plaza Chaoyang U-Town enjoys perfect location in Chaoyang District with excellent service, great breakfasts and easy access for shopping and night life.
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.
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Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2021 / 2022 based on your own schedule
This tour could be tailored to your own unique trip based on your travel needs, interests, preferred hotels, and budget. We recommend you give us as detailed travel information as possible so we can reply with a more thorough tour proposal that better suits your travel needs.
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from Beijing
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
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