Essence of Beijing: 4-Day Tour

Location: Beijing, China

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  • Explore the Forbidden City, and learn about life in the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties
  • Visit the Temple of Heaven, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating from the Ming Dynasty
  • Enjoy superb views from the watch towers on the Great Wall at Badaling Section.


  • 4 Days

  • Your hotel or the airport

  • English

What You Can Expect

  • Day 1 Arrival in Beijing

    Arrival at the Beijing airport and transfer to your 3-star hotel,Red Wall Hotel Beijing.

  • Day 2 Beijing
    • Breakfast

    • Tiananmen Square

      The tour begins with a visit to Tian'anmen Square, which is the largest city square in the world. It was named after the Tiananmen, or Gate of Heavenly Peace, which is situated to the north and separates the square from the Forbidden City. The square has been the site of several key events in Chinese history, and is surrounded by museums, government buildings, and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum.

    • Forbidden City

      Next stop is the Forbidden City, which was home to 24 Chinese emperors from 1368-1911.This is a city within a city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the largest and the best-preserved ancient imperial architecture complex in the world. It now houses exhibitions, both permanent and temporary, of the important treasures of ancient China.

    • Lunch

      Lunch will be at the Jing Mian Da Wang Restaurant, where you can enjoy the local Chinese food.

    • Temple of Heaven

      After have a Chinese lunch , you will visit the Temple of Heaven where Ming and Qing emperors performed solemn rituals for bountiful harvests.

    • Free Time

      The rest of the time is free for you, we would like to recommend you to attand at a Kungfu Show after dinner.

  • Day 3 Beijing
    • Breakfast

    • Badaling Great Wall

      You’ll start out today at the Badaling section of the Great Wall. You can walk along the wall, through the watch towers, and enjoy superb views. The wall snakes across the hilly terrain. You can choose to return by cable car or walk down the wall.

    • Lunch

      Today’s lunch will be at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant, which specializes in farmhouse dishes and features rainbow trout, sturgeon, and salmon.

    • Bird Nest and Water Cube

      In the afternoon, your guide will escort you to visit Bird's Nest and Water Cube of the National Olympic Stadiums.

    • Dinner

      Dinner will be a special treat of roasted Beijing duck at the Fangzhuang branch of Quanjude Restaurants.

    • Free Time

      Afterwords, you can have your own adventure.

  • Day 4 Beijing
    • Breakfast

    • Summer Palace

      After breakfast, you will visit the Summer Palace. This palace is located around 12 kilometers north-west of Beijing and is as well-known as the Forbidden City. It boasts the best-preserved and largest imperial gardens in China and is one of Beijing's premier attractions.

    • Lunch

    • Hutongs

      Then you will get into the Hutongs, ride a bicycle around the Hutongs and visit a local family to introduce yourself,talk to them and experience their life.

    • Departure

      Good time flies fast, your guide will transfer you to the airport and thanks for traveling with us.


    • Centrally located hotel
    • Authentic local restaurants
    • Private car and driver
    • Guide
    • Entrance fees
    • Service charges and government taxes
    • Insurance
    • Tour arrangements
    • Personal expenses
    • Single room supplement
    • The tour price is indicative only. Please inquire for a detailed quotation
    • The tour price is based on 3-star hotel accommodation. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at an extra charge
    • You will get our confirmation email
    • You will get our electronic voucher
    • Local operator will contact you

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