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7-12 Hours Layover Adventure: Explore the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and Hutongs

From $89 per person
7-12 Hours Layover Adventure: Explore the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and Hutongs
  • 7-12 Hours Layover Adventure: Explore the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and Hutongs
  • 7-12 Hours Layover Adventure: Explore the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and Hutongs
  • 7-12 Hours Layover Adventure: Explore the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and Hutongs
  • 7-12 Hours Layover Adventure: Explore the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and Hutongs
  • 7-12 Hours Layover Adventure: Explore the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and Hutongs
  • 7-12 Hours Layover Adventure: Explore the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and Hutongs
  • 7-12 Hours Layover Adventure: Explore the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and Hutongs

Tour Style:
Experience Beijing's Iconic Wonders: Our Lightning Layover Tour offers a whirlwind exploration of the majestic halls of the Forbidden City, the serene beauty of the Summer Palace, the spiritual tranquility of the Temple of Heaven, and the charm of Beijing's traditional Hutongs. In 7-12 hours, immerse yourself in the grandeur of ancient China with expert guides, ensuring you make the most of every moment. From the imposing Gate of Supreme Harmony to the tranquil Imperial Garden at the Forbidden City, and the enchanting landscapes of the Summer Palace, this adventure promises an unforgettable glimpse into imperial splendor. Don't miss this chance to maximize your layover and create lasting memories at four of Beijing's most renowned landmarks.

Duration: 7-12 Hours

Attractions(Cities):
Forbidden City, Summer Palace,7-12 Hours Layover Adventure: Explore the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and Hutongs

Pick-up point:
Beijing Capital International Airport or Daixing International Airport

Finishing point:
Beijing Capital International Airport or Daixing International Airport

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

Payment Types:
Cash, Wire, Paypal, WesternUnion

Available: Daily

Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Beijing Airport - Mutianyu - Beijing Airport
  • Today's Activities: Forbidden City, Summer Palace
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

Upon arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport, you'll be warmly welcomed by our "Your Way Holiday" team, identifiable by our distinctive sign. Our seasoned guide will seamlessly lead you into a captivating layover tour of the Summer Palace and Forbidden City, ensuring every moment is optimized. Delve into the grand halls and serene gardens of these historic sites, enriched by insightful commentary on their cultural and historical importance. With "Your Way Holiday," your journey will be thoughtfully curated and flawlessly executed, leaving you with cherished memories and a profound admiration for these remarkable landmarks.

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Embark on an extraordinary journey from Beijing Capital International Airport to the magnificent Forbidden City, an imperial marvel celebrated for its sprawling red walls that extend over 3,400 meters. Within this expansive complex unfolds China's imperial legacy, filled with captivating tales of emperors, court intrigues, and dynastic history. As you pass through its imposing gates, immerse yourself in a world where every corner unveils centuries-old splendor. Guided by our expert, uncover the palace's secrets and treasures, gaining profound insights into its rich heritage. Join us as we unveil the mysteries and grandeur of the Forbidden City, a testament to China's enduring imperial prestige.

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After marveling at the splendor of the Forbidden City, continue your journey to the tranquil beauty of the Summer Palace. Amidst stunning Chinese garden architecture, stroll along serene lakeshores and winding pathways lined with elegant pavilions, bridges, and ornate temples. Your knowledgeable guide will share stories of the palace's imperial legacy, from its Qing dynasty origins to its role as an emperor's retreat from Beijing's summer heat. Capture stunning views of landmarks like the Marble Boat and the Long Corridor, each steeped in historical and architectural significance. As you wander through lush gardens and captivating scenery, your guide will reveal the secrets of traditional Chinese gardening principles and the symbolic meanings embedded in every aspect of the Summer Palace's design.

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Embark on a captivating cultural journey following your visit to the magnificent Summer Palace, as we head to the Temple of Heaven. This UNESCO World Heritage site stands as a testament to China's splendid history and architectural brilliance, dating back to the Ming dynasty. As you explore its revered grounds accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, delve into the temple's profound symbolism and historical importance. Marvel at the breathtaking splendor of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, adorned with its majestic triple-tiered roof and exquisite wooden carvings. Learn about the ancient rites performed by emperors to invoke agricultural prosperity and the cultural significance of this sacred complex. Roam through the tranquil gardens where locals practice tai chi, fly kites, and engage in traditional Chinese activities. Your guide will share captivating stories that offer intriguing insights into the temple's architectural marvels and its harmonious relationship between heaven and earth intricately woven into its design.

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Immerse yourself in the charm of Nanluoguxiang hutong, a bustling alleyway that offers a glimpse into Beijing's vibrant past and present. Wander through narrow lanes lined with traditional courtyard homes, boutique shops, and lively cafes, experiencing the authentic atmosphere of old Beijing. Your guide will regale you with tales of the hutong's history, from its origins in the Yuan dynasty to its resurgence as a cultural hub in modern times. Capture snapshots of colorful street art, ornate doorways, and bustling markets, each telling a story of the neighborhood's evolution. As you explore, your guide will share insights into local customs, cuisine, and daily life, offering a deeper understanding of Beijing's rich cultural tapestry. Conclude your tour with a leisurely stroll through the hutong, savoring the sights, sounds, and flavors of this dynamic urban enclave. With your guide's expertise, you'll gain a newfound appreciation for Nanluoguxiang's unique charm and significance in the heart of Beijing.

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As the day concludes, reflect on the awe-inspiring journey through the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and Nanluoguxiang hutong, guided by your knowledgeable companion. Descending from the grandeur of these iconic landmarks, you'll feel a sense of accomplishment and wonder. Your guide will accompany you as your exploration concludes, ensuring a seamless transition back to the airport for your onward journey. Take a moment to cherish the experiences of the day—the rich history and cultural treasures encountered at every turn. These moments have not only enriched your understanding of China's vibrant heritage but have also created lasting memories that will resonate with you for years to come.

From $89 per person
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Price Includes

1. Cozy Ride: Enjoy the comfort and spaciousness of our air-conditioned car, offering scenic views.
2. Bilingual Expert Guide: Benefit from a personalized experience with a guide fluent in your language, catering to your needs.
3. Entrance Fees: Access all attractions and activities mentioned in the itinerary without worrying about additional entrance fees.
4. Seamless Transfer: Enhance your experience with convenient hotel or train station pickup and drop-off service.
5. Connect Seamlessly: Stay connected with complimentary onboard WiFi, allowing you to share your experiences in real-time.
6. Complimentary Water: Receive a complimentary bottle of water for each person, keeping you refreshed throughout your journey.
7. Travel Agency Liability Insurance: Benefit from coverage under our travel agency liability insurance, providing added protection and peace of mind during your trip.


Price Excludes

1. Personal Expenses: This includes phone bills, laundry, additional tours, postage, and any entertainment fees not covered in the itinerary.
2. Meals: While meals are not included, our guide will recommend the best local food spots, giving you the chance to explore and choose based on your preferences. (Average cost per person for a regular meal at local eateries: 40RMB/6USD-80RMB/12USD)
3. Tips: Tips are not mandatory but are recommended for excellent service. If you feel satisfied with the service, you may consider leaving a tip.
4. Insurance: Insurance coverage for personal loss, illness, or damages incurred during your trip is not included.
5. Optional Activities: Any optional activities listed in the itinerary are not included in the tour fees, allowing you to choose and participate based on your preferences.

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