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5-Day Beijing Family Tour

Beijing Tour for a Family with Kids

What does Beijing mean for a family trip? It means you can discover the secrets of the Forbidden City in an interesting way, conquer the most magnificent part of the Great Wall at Mutianyu, and do morning exercises as a family in the Temple of Heaven. You can also enjoy a hot pot in an amazing 'smart' restaurant, and learn how to write Chinese characters when visiting a family in Beijing's traditional hutongs.

This 5 day family tour to Beijing will present a vivid Beijing to you and give you a memorable family occasion. Your tour will be private and flexible.

Tour 'Wow' Points

Discover the Mythical Animals in the Forbidden City

Explore the Forbidden City in a way that's specially designed for families with kids.

a family in the Fobidden City
children touching the yellow and green tiles on the wall

Walk on the Great Wall and Slide Down from It

Visit a less-crowded Great Wall section at Mutianyu and try an exciting toboggan ride.

walking on the Great Wall
enjoy the toboggan ride

Be Like an Imperial-Era Chinese Child in the Hutongs

Learn Chinese calligraphy when you visit a local family living in a traditional hutong district. Play with a Chinese yo-yo made of wood or bamboo in the courtyard.Taste a popular snack loved by hutong children.

Chinese calligraphy learning
candy painting

Practice a Family Morning Excercise in the Temple of Heaven

Feel the relaxing lifestyle of the local people and learn doing Tai Chi at the Temple of Heaven where the emperors prayed for good harvests.

the red gate of the Temple of Heaven
a morning excercise at the Temple of Heaven

Feel the Newness of Beijing

Experience having a hot pot in the first "smart restaurant" in China. Admire the amazing medieval and modern architecture of Beijing.

the modern building in Beijing
the kicthen in the smart restaurant

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Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

Day 1 Arrival in Beijing

Your private guide will meet you in the arrivals hall at the airport or at the train station's exit. You will be taken in a private, professionally chauffeured car directly to you hotel. Your guide will help you to check in.

Day 2 The Forbidden City and Modern Beijing

Start your journey in Beijing with Tian'anmen Square (the 'Gate of Heavenly Peace' square). As the world's largest public square, it is an essential attraction for school kids' field trips in Beijing.

Walk northward from the square to enter the renowned Forbidden City. Besides the main palaces on the axis, you will also explore some places that are not on the touristy route and interest kids more. These include the library of the princes, the Archery Pavilion (the tools of the army gallery), and the Hall of Clocks and Watches. Play a game about the nine sons of the dragon and the auspicious beats in the Forbidden City.

After delving into Beijing's past, you will go into the modern part of Beijing for your hot pot lunch in China's first 'smart' restaurant. Have fun playing a video game in the restaurant's waiting area. Be impressed by the smart kitchen and robot waiters. Enjoy a hand-pulled noodles show when having a hot pot for lunch.

Drive past Beijing's CBD. Have some picture stops to capture the new skyline of Beijing. The tall and fancy architectural structures present another side of this city.

Day 3 The Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall

Visit the Temple of Heaven, the royal altar where emperors worshiped heaven during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Go across the local people doing their morning exercises, including tai chi, taking their singing caged birds for some fresh air, writing in calligraphy on the paving slabs (with long brush and water), and playing keep-it-up with kick shuttlecocks.

A tai chi master will be ready to teach your group. Join the locals and enjoy some interesting morning exercises as a family.

Move on to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, which is about a 1½-hour drive from the Temple of Heaven.

Take a cable car up and your personal guide will walk with you on the wall to give you some information and to help you if you want to take some photos. You will have some free time to walk around. Then take a toboggan ride down the Great Wall.

Drive back to downtown Beijing and enjoy the famous Peking roast duck dish for dinner in a time-honored brand restaurant.

Day 4 Discover the Summer Palace

Your Beijing discovery tour will continue with a visit to the Summer Palace and the hutongs.

The Summer Palace was used as a summer retreat for the imperial court, providing a nice place to escape from the summer heat.

You can climb the hill or take a stroll in the charming decorated walkways before your cruise in a dragon-shaped boat on Kunming Lake.

In the afternoon, explore the hutongs - the narrow alleys between rows of quadrangle dwellings. Pay a visit to a local family who live in a traditional and original quadrangle dwelling. There, you can try your hand at Chinese calligraphy. Learn to write the Chinese characters that mean 'family' or 'good luck'.

Day 5 Beijing Departure

Say goodbye to Beijing and you will be transferred to the airport or train station according to your schedule. Your private guide will help you to check in.

FromUS$859p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price Includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling

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