Enjoy convenient and hassle-free transfer from Tianjin Xingang Cruise Port to Beijing, and explore all must-sees in ancient capital: the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven.
Duration: 4Days, 3Nights
Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Beijing Hutong, Great Wall, Lama Temple, Summer Palace
Tianjin Xingang Cruise Port
Beijing downtown hotel or Beijing airport
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Pick up service is arranged at Tianjin Xingang Cruise Port. You will find a welcome sign "Beijing Private Tour", our guide and driver will drive you to Beijing city directly.
Our Beijing pick up signage "Beijing Private Tour"
Upon arrival, our guide will help you to check in, the rest day is free on your own to explore Beijing city or rest in the hotel.
After breakfast in your hotel. our Beijing local guide will meet you at your hotel lobby about 9:00am.
Firstly, start to explore the historical face of Beijing with a brief visit to Tiananmen Square which is now the largest city plaza in the world. Tiananmen Square is the geographical center of Beijing City. It is the largest city square in the world, occupying an area of 440,000 square meters (about 109 acres), and able to accommodate 1,000,000 people at one time. Tiananmen Gate on the northern square was the site where the Chairman Mao announced the establishment of the People's Republic of China. The square is a conglomeration of splendid and beautiful flowers and the red national flag which flutters in the wind. The raising of the national flag is something which should not be missed by visitors to Tiananmen Square.
After sightseeing, walk into the Tiananmen you will meet the one of the world’s 5 most important palaces – Forbidden City, The
Forbidden City, also named the Palace Museum, shares the honor of being
one of five world-famous palaces with the Palace of Versailles in
France, Buckingham Palace in England, the White House in the U.S. and
the Kremlin in Russia. The incomparable palace occupies an area of
720,000 square meters (177.9 acres) and has approximately 8,700 rooms. A
high red wall with a total length of 3,400 meters (3,718 yards) encases
the palace. The palace, the most magnificent and splendid palace
complex in China, was listed as a World Cultural Heritage Building in
1987. It was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the construction
of this group of buildings took fourteen years from 1406 to 1420.
Lunch is arranged at a good Beijing local restaurant, to taste the local cuisine in Beijing.
In the afternoon, drive about 6km to next imperial site - Temple of Heaven. The
temple was constructed in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and
was enlarged during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It is the grandest
cult architecture complex in the world and a masterpiece of the Chinese
people created in ancient times. It covers 2,700,000 square meters (667
acres). Emperors of the two dynasties used to worship the heaven and
pray for rich harvests, as the feudal emperors thought they were the son
of the heaven. It is also one of the most brilliant ancient
architectural masterpieces in China. Today, it is a pleasant place for
leisure stay of walking or sightseeing, also for exploration of local
Our last destination for today is Beijing Hutong-Nanluoguxiang. It will bring you to back to the Yuan Dynasty (1271 – 1368) when the earliest hutongs and courtyard houses along Nanluoguxiang started to be built. It's one of the best preserved historical areas in downtown Beijing, is famous for its hutong and siheyuan courtyards. Recently the popularity of Nanluoguxiang has increased noticeably with tourist numbers on the rise after 2008 Olympic Games.
end of the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Beijing
In the morning, our guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby around
8:00am. Today you will head to Mutianyu Great Wall( upon your arrival,
about 2 hours hiking). The less-crowded Mutianyu. "If you haven't climbed the Great Wall, you haven't seen China." Many
of your friends who visited China before might have told you this. It
is indeed an experience of life. As one of the best-preserved parts of
the Great Wall, Mutianyu section of Great Wall used to serve as the
northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. It's
known for its beautiful surroundings - dense woods and rich pastures
changing colors with the seasons of a year.
There are three ways to get onto the Wall when you get to the base of Mutianyu Great Wall. Apart from hiking up on foot (half hour), you can choose take cable car or chair lift (Optional ). To get down the wall, you can also take Toboggan slide down ( Optional ).
After lunch, you will go to visiting Lama Temple (Yonghegong). It is the most handsome and impressive Buddhist temple in the city. Lama Temple was built in the 33 Qing Kangxi year (1694) and it is now the largest and best-preserved Lamasery of YellowSect in Beijing.
After the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Beijing.
Ideas for leisure time:
1. Enjoy the Peking Duck dinner at time-honored restaurant - Quanjude or Bianyifang. The duck is characteristic with its crispy skin, tender meat and the fragrance from the fruit-wood.
2. Watch a breathtaking acrobatic show at Chaoyang Theater or Tiandi Theater.
In the morning, our guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby. Today you will pay a visit for Summer Palace. The Summer Palace in Beijing integrates numerous traditional halls and pavilions into the Imperial Garden conceived by the Qing emperor Qianlong between 1750 and 1764 as the Garden of Clear Ripples. Using Kunming Lake, the former reservoir of the Yuan dynasty’s capital and Longevity Hill as the basic framework, the Summer Palace combined political and administrative, residential, spiritual, and recreational functions within a landscape of lakes and mountains, in accordance with the Chinese philosophy of balancing the works of man with nature.
After the tour, you will be taken to Beijing train station or Beijing airport for your next detsionation. (Based on your requirements)
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