It is an unique two days Beijing cultural tour is special designed for those culture lovers, to visit imperial sites Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, to know the dressing style of Beijingers, to learn & experience the techique of tranditional hand-made shoes, to enjoy a peking opera performance at night, to taste the imperial court food which served for the imperial family in the past. Private transfer, english speaking tour guide, entrance fees, show tickets, meals are included in the package.
Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night
Forbidden City,Temple of Heaven,Summer Palace,Badaling Great Wall,Dashilan Shopping Street, Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Enjoy a peking opera performance
Beijing downtown hotel, train station or airport
Beijing downtown hotel, train station or airport
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Pick up service is arranged at Beijing downtown hotel or Beijing train station, you will find a welcome sign "Beijing Private Tour". The tour includes following activities:
Our Beijing Local Pick Up Sign " Beijing Private Tour"
The first stop for this cultural tour is walking into Forbidden City, to discover the royal secret during the Ming and Qing Dynasty. 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.
And then, you will pay a visit for Beijing Hutong, which is an old area in Beijing. Drive you to Nanluoguxiang Hutong, 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. You will do a short walking along the authentic Beijing Hutong. will give you a deep impression of the local residents’ live. You will have lunch at local family, to taste the home cooking style.
In the afternoon, your tour will be at 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.
The last stop for today is Summer Palace. It is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing, China. It serves as a popular tourist destination and recreational park. Mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, it covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometres (1.1 sq mi), three-quarters of which is water. After 1949, the Summer Palace briefly housed the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China. Many of Mao Zedong's friends and key figures in the Communist Party, such as Liu Yazi and Jiang Qing, also lived there. Since 1953, many major restoration and renovation works have been done on the Summer Palace, which is now open to the public as a tourist attraction and park.
Today, you will have a special dinner at the most famous local Peking Roast Duck restaurant-Quanjude(全聚德）, taste the most famous duck in Beijing and try some local cuisine in Beijing.Roast duck — or Peking Duck, as it's often known — has been served in Beijing for around 600 years, according to Liu. First served by palace chefs during the Ming dynasty, it has royal pedigree.
After dinner, drive you to Liyuan Theater, this is the most prestigious performance venue for experiencing Beijing Opera. If you want to taste of the orthodoxy Chinese national opera, Peking Opera will be your best choice. Before the show, you are welcome to visit backstage to see the makeup room. Beijing Opera is really a performance art to behold when you are in China as it is considered one of the finest arts in the country and reflects the best of Chinese art and culture. The shows are elaborate and profound, combining music, vocal performance, mime, dance, and acrobatics in one sitting. The shows'narratives are often folk stories while an increasing number tell more contemporary stories. Watch as the actors show feeling through their appearance and using their makeup, a graceful gestures completing their intended expressions.
At the end of the show, you will be taken back to your hotel.
In the morning, our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at pointed time. You will travel in-depth with our local professional guide to learn some local culture and do a Beijing great wall tour.
Firstly, drive to Badaling Great Wall. As an old saying goes" He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man" The great wall is a must when travel or work in Beijing, there are many different section great wall in Beijing. Badaling Section is a must for a Great Wall tour. Badaling Great Wall is the most popular, well-preserved section. Compared with other sections, most stairs are not very steep and they are equipped with handrails, so it is a relatively easier climb. when finished great wall tour, back to Beijing city.
Your lunch is arranged at local restaurant with Imperial Court Food, which is a branch of Beijing Cuisine. Food of this kind was once only prepared for the members of the imperial court and was not accessible to ordinary people. Not only features dishes made from the imperial recipes, but also recipes invented by private chefs hired to work in the residences of high-ranking officials at the imperial courts. Tan Imperial Food is one of the latter that have been well preserved. It came from Tan Zongjun and his son who were both government officials in the late Qing Dynasty. It has won high praises because: its taste is moderate and therefore, fits the palates of the south and the north; and it emphasizes original flavour and original ingredients so little seasoning is used.
After lunch, go on your tour to Dashilan Street. To visit some typical dressing of Beijingers and know the clothing culture in Beijing. The traditional exquisite technique for Beijing-style cheongsam has a profound cultural connotation and profound international influence, which was honored as an intangible cultural heritage of Beijing city and the district level in 2006.
And then, move on to next place nearby to learn how to make tranditional hand-made shoes. The company called Beijing Neiliansheng Shoes Co., Ltd. It is the biggest hand-made shoes company in China integrating retail and wholesale. First established in 1853. This building is in an architectural style of the Qing Dynasty hundreds of years ago. Come here, you will immersed by various of shoes and how to make the shoes.
After the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Beijing downtown or drop off at Beijing train station.
Price Per Person in US Dollars
Duration：7 - 8 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace
Tour Style：Immerse yourself in the Historic city of Beijing during a full-day tour of the city’s most significant historical sites: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square and the Summer Palace. The four sightseeing spots provide great insight into the palace life and the imperial court ceremonials of more than 600 years ago. Convenient round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel/Airport/Train station is included. It is an ideal trip during your stort stay in Beijing!
Attractions(Cities)：Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Nanluoguxiang Hutong (optional: rickshaw ride,family visiting)
Tour Style：This is a private tour that allows you to visit the most famous tourist sites in Beijing and you will go around the buzzing Nanluoguxiang Hutongs either by rickshaw (Optional) and on foot on this tour. You will see the local families, eat an authentic local lunch and learn some Beijing folk arts, learning about the area’s history and having an authentic picture of Beijing. Convenient round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel/Airport/Train station is included.
Duration：2 Days, 1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Tian'anmen Square, Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace, Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Optional activities: Legend of Kung Fu Show; Peking duck Dinner
Tour Style：Join an expert guide for a private tour of Beijing’s most fascinating destinations and UNESCO Sites, from the Forbidden City to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. Take the stress out of planning transport by having hotel/Airport/Train station pickup and drop-off included. Flexible tour with a choice to enjoy an evening show or eat an authentic Chinese delicacy – Peking duck to enhance the tour experience.
Attractions(Cities)：Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Peking Duck Lunch
Tour Style：This all-inclusive full day guided tour is particularly for first-time visitors who don’t speak Chinese visiting all the highlights in Beijing. Say no to hustlers and discover the city by private car on this door-to-door private tour. Followed by a classic Peking Duck lunch, prepared in time-honored style, at one of Beijing's well-known roast duck restaurants for locals.
Attractions(Cities)：Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall
Tour Style：Make the most of a long Beijing layover—don't sit in the airport, go sightseeing instead. If you have at least 10 hours between flights, check off not one but two UNESCO World Heritage sites on this private guided tour. Skip the long lines at Mutianyu Great Wall, you will ave the opportunity to step back in time and walk the Great Wall, then enjoy priority access to the Forbidden City before returning to Beijing Airport to continue your adventures.
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