DAY 1: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Lunch, Hutong, Temple of Heaven
Pick up from your hotel at 9:00 am. Visit Tian’anmen Square, the world’s largest public square. Explore the sites around the square with opportunities to take some amazing pictures. Next, the magnificent Forbidden City, the largest Imperial Palace in the world. You can spend a couple of hours wandering around this amazing example of Imperial architecture and learning about the history of the palace.
Lunch in a local Chinese Restaurant.
After lunch, drive to the Hutong (old residential area) where the transport change into a delightful rickshaw! The 30 minute rickshaw tour stops at a local family where our special guests get insight into the home settings, life, and culture of traditional Beijingers. You will then take a 30 minute ride to the Temple of Heaven, the largest Imperial place of worship from ancient times. This special place becomes a park where the local community utilizes this beautiful and enormous space for social activities such as singing, dancing, and Taiji practice.
DAY 2: Mutianyu Great Wall, Lunch, Summer Palace
Pick up from your hotel at 8:30 am. Drive about 1.5 to 2 hours to Mutianyu Great Wall. This is a one of the most famous and ideal sections of the Great Wall. You will have your choice of taking the cable car or chair lift up the breathtaking wall and spend a leisurely 1 to 2 hours hiking up and down the various sections exploring the Watch Towers and marveling at the construction and beauty of the renown and legendary Wall. You then have the option of an exhilarating toboggan ride back down or simply return the way you came.
(Pls note that if you choose to take the cable car up to the watch tower 14 and walk down to watch tower 6 and take the toboggan down the wall it’s extra 60CNY per person that you can pay on the spot)
If you take the cable car up and cable car down the wall or chairlift up and toboggan down the wall there is no extra fee.
Lunch at the local Chinese restaurant near the wall. If you want to spend more time at the wall you can drive up and avoid to take the shuttle bus by taking the lunch at the subway restaurant down the foot of the wall.
Drive around 1.5 hours to the Summer Palace which is a summer resort for Imperial Family Members~considered the best preserved Imperial Park. You can spend 1 to 2 hours there depending how much time you spend at the wall.
US$480 (based on 1 person)
US$280 per person (based on 2 persons)
US$230 per person(based on 3 and above persons)
Private Air-conditioned Car
Private English Speaking guide
Entrance tickets listed on the itinerary
Lunch in a local restaraunt
Gratuities to driver and guide
From this tour you will visit almost all of the must sees in Beijing. One day in the city and the other day to the most famous Mutianyu Great Wall.