the forbidden city

Classic Beijing Tour

Suggested Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival in Beijing

Your personal guide will meet you right in the arrivals hall, ready and on time. A comfortable private car and our professional driver will be ready and waiting to take you to the hotel. Your guide will help your check in. We aim to take the stress out of travel, so you can enjoy China more.

 
Day 2 The Great Wall of China and the Changling Tomb Tour
the great wall at badaling 

Today your Beijing discovery starts.

The Great Wall at Badaling is your first destination. This restored Great wall section is the most well-preserved one of the Great Wall built in the Ming Dynasty. The battlements and watchtowers are high and steep in places, and provide wonderful views across the hills. There is even a cable car available.

Lunch is at a Chinese restaurant near the Great Wall. Though it is the best restaurant in that area, the condition and the dishes there are not as good as that in Beijing urban area, but your sure to find some dishes you’ll like with the help of your guide.

Built in about 600 years ago, the 7.3-kilometer Sacred Road (in the Ming Tombs) is the forepart of the Changling Tomb. Your private guide will explain the etiquette of worshiping the deceased emperor and empress when walking to appreciate the historical architectures on the road.

The Changling Tomb is about 3 kilometers north from the Sacred Road. It is the most spectacular tomb in the Ming Tombs and the best place to learn about China’s imperial tomb culture. The third emperor of the Ming Dynasty and his empress were buried there. On the way back to central Beijing, you can see how the cloisonné products are produced in a time-honored cloisonné factory. Your private guide can be your translator.

Supper is at a fantastic Chinese restaurant, the best tasting roast duck.

 
Day 3 The Forbidden City and the Hutongs Tour
tiananmen square 

Your private guide and driver will be waiting in the lobby, prepared with bottled water and snacks, ready to maximize your time.Today you will focus on the cultural wonders in central Beijing. After strolling on Tian’anmen Square, you will enter the Forbidden City, walking northward from the square. Your private guide will escort you to visit this largest and best-preserved imperial palace built in 1420, and will unlock the profound culture, history, and stories behind the palace. You will visit the Treasure House in a hall of the palace, where there are hundreds of treasures on displaybelonged to the Qing Dynasty royalty. If you are into jade and precious jewelry, you will find it there.

After lunch, hop on a rickshaw and enjoy a ride through the hutongs — the narrow alleys between rows of quadrangle dwellings. You will discover the traditional Beijing people’s life by visiting a local family in a traditional quadrangle dwelling of over 100 years.

 
Day 4 The Temple of Heaven Tour and Depart Beijing
Beijing Heaven of Temple 

Western breakfast at your hotel is included. Your private guide will escort you to discover the Temple of Heaven, the royal altar where the emperors of the Ming and the Qing dynasties worshipped heaven. In the outer area, you will come across lots of local people doing their morning exercise, tai chi, ‘walking birds’ (beautiful singing birds in elegant cages), kicking shuttlecocks, and writing calligraphy on the ground. Feel free to dive in, the locals with welcome you.Your private diver will drive you to have a exterior visit of the iconic buildings of Beijing Olympics — the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube. Lunch is at a Chinese restaurant serving Beijing classics.

About two hours before your boarding time, your guide will meet you at hotel lobby and help you check-out. Sit back and relax as your private diver and guide will get you to the airport on time. They will take you to the right check-in desk and say goodbye at the security gate.

 
Interested? Each tour can be tailored.