The tour guide and coach will pick up travelers at their hotels between 7:00am and 8:30am, and then drive to Ming Tombs (50 miles away from downtown, about one hour driving). The thirteen Ming Tombs are the best-preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years history. You will visit Changling, the largest and the best preserved tomb of Ming Tombs. It is where Emperor Yongle (the first emperor in Beijing) and his Empress Xu were buried, built in 1413. The visit of the Ming Tombs takes about 1 hour and finishes at about 10:45.
Having Chinese lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, driving to Badaling Great Wall. Badaling Great Wall is the most famous, best-preserved and the first section opened to public. The hike on Badaling Great Wall takes 2 hours. Cable car is available and optional.
Head back to downtown Beijing and drive by the Olympic Green, having a distant view of both the National Stadium - the "bird Nest" and National Aquatics Center - the Water Cube. After that, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the Chinese traditional Silk arts. Back to your hotel around 6:00pm.
Note: The tour guide will call or leave you a message the night before your tour to confirm the pick-up time.
The tour guide and coach will pick up travelers at their hotels between 7:00am and 8:30am. The first stop is Tian'anmen Square. Tiananmen Square was named after the Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace), entry to the Forbidden City. As the world's largest city square, It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history.
Then move on to the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors between 1368 and 1911. It is the largest and the best preserved ancient imperial architecture complex in the world. It takes about 2 hours visiting the Forbidden City along the central axis from south to north.
The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty, which is the largest ancient imperial worship architecture complex in the world where the ancient Emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties prayed for peace and harvest. The visit to Temple of Heaven takes about 1 hour.
Then we drive 30minutes to Summer Palace, the largest and best preserved imperial garden in China. The visit takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Back to your hotels at around 6:00pm.
Hotel to Train station Transfer (Beijing), Train station Transfer (Shanghai)
First we will pick you up at appointed boarding hotels at appointed time. You are advised to go to one of the boarding destinations if you are not check in these four hotels. Today we will have a day sightseeing of modern Shanghai. The tours start with the Yu Garden and follow by the Bund, Jade Buddha Temple. After lunch, we will continue our tour to visit the People's Square and Shanghai Museum which is the biggest and best museum in China. Then stops will be made at the rejuvenated old quarter of Xintiandi. Drive back to shanghai in the later afternoon.
Boarding Places and Time:
1. Renaissance Yangtze Concierge Desk 08:00 2. Jin Jiang Tower Lobby 08:20
3. Portman Ritz-Carlton Lobby 08:40
4. Oriental Riverside Pudong Concierge Desk 09:15
Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)
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