Bus Tour of Ancient Beijing, Beijing Zoo & Olympic Park

Location: Beijing, China


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Highlights

  • Meet the lovable Giant Pandas of Beijing Zoo
  • See the largest Lama temple in Beijing and soak up the serene sound of bells clinking and the scent of incense
  • Tour the old hutongs of Beijing by rickshaw
  • Take pictures of the striking Olympic Games buildings of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube
  • Visit a traditional Chinese silk carpet factory, and enjoy a tea ceremony

Details

  • 8 Hours

  • Pick-up from hotels in Beijing, between 07:00 and 08:30

  • Drop-off at most hotels in Beijing at 18:00

  • English


What You Can Expect

  • 1

    Beijing Zoo

    Once an imperial garden of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Beijing Zoo was reconstructed as a private garden by Fu Kang’an. In 1906, during the Qing Dynasty, the garden was developed as a zoo attached to the Experimental Farm. It opened to the public the following year and is an immense hit, thanks in part to the wide-eyed and lovable Giant Pandas.

  • 2

    Lama Temple

    Continue to Yong He Palace (Yonghe Gong), Beijing's biggest Lama temple. Upon entering the temple, you will be immediately struck by the aromatic smell of incense and the sound of candles fluttering in the breeze. The temple hangs heavy with incense smoke, as people line up to worship in silence. All that can be heard and felt is the gentle breeze blowing through the temple, and the light clinking of religious bells.

  • 3

    Hutongs

    Next, tour the Beijing hutongs, some of the city’s most emblematic spots that symbolize Beijing’s long history. As an important part of the culture, and way of life of long-time Beijingers, the hutongs are cherished for their rich traditions. Tour the hutongs and soak up the authentic Beijing atmosphere the best way possible; on board a traditional rickshaw. Listen to the chatter of the locals, and immerse yourself in the city’s history.

  • 4

    Bird Nest and Water Cube

    Finally, stop to take photographs of the striking Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, two of the most iconic buildings from the 2008 Olympic Games, and a striking contemporary contrast to the old hutongs.


Pricing

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
    • Services of an English-speaking guide
    • Entrance tickets to mentioned attractions
    • Lunch
    • Optional activity costs
    • Gratuities
    • The services of the guide are shared among all tour members
    • Transportation is aboard a safe and comfortable, air-conditioned coach with seating for 22 passengers
    • You will get our confirmation email
    • You will get our electronic voucher
    • Local operator will contact you

Customer Reviews

  • Schöne Tour in einer kleinen Gruppe
    Jürgen
    Wilhelmshaven, Germany | Oct 30, 2015

    alles in allem ein schöner Tag Abholung im Hotel klappte gut Tour insgesamt wie beschrieben

  • Nicht gehalten, was versprochen wurde
    a Nehow.com Customer
    Meggerholm, Germany | Mar 29, 2015

    Leider stimmen die Zeitangaben überhaupt nicht. Die ganze Tour hat nicht länger als 5 Stunden gedauert. Der Blick auf das Olympiagelände: wir hüpften ein mal mitten auf der Ringstraße alle kurz aus dem Bus und machten ein Foto aus ca. 500 m Entfernung mitten zwischen tausenden vorbeiziehenden Autos. Das hätte ich mir eindeutig anders vorgestellt. Gut: Sally die Reiseführern und die Fahrt durch die Hutongs

  • Abwechslungsreiche Pekingtour
    Marco
    Augsburg, Germany | Dec 29, 2014

    Schöne Tour durch die Hutongs, zu den Pandas im Zoo, mit Fotostopp bei den olympischen Anlagen, Besuch eines Teehauses (ok, war zwar eine Verkaufsveranstaltung, aber auch informativ - und man kann ja auch mal nichts kaufen), Besichtigung des beeindruckenden Lamatempels (mit riesigen Budhastatuen) und Aussicht auf Forbidden City von einem Hügel (für Ältere evtl. zu viele Stufen) aus. Klasse war das Mittagessen und die Rikschafahrt in den Hutongs! Englisch von unserem Guide (Sally) war gut und verstehbar.

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