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5-Day Beijing Essence Tour

Tour Code: PKG_04
Destination: Beijing
Available: Year round

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival of Beijing
Upon your arrival in Beijing, our tour guide will meet you at Beijing airport or railway station. After claiming your luggage, you will easily find our guide holding a welcome sign with your name on it. Be transferred to your hotel.
Day 02 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the Forbidden City (the Imperial Palace), the Tiananmen Square, the Fragrant Hills Park and the Summer Palace. Enjoy the Beijing Duck Dinner. Optional program in the evening: Peking Opera, Kungfu Show or Chinese Acrobatics.

Forbidden City: Also known as the Imperial Palace or the Palace Museum. It is the most visited attraction for any Beijing tour. The construction of Forbidden City took 14 years and was finished in 1420. In the following years, 24 emperors, 14 in the Ming Dynast and 10 in the Qing Dynasty lived in the palace. It is the biggest and best-preserved cluster of ancient buildings in China; and it covers 720,000 square meters with 800 buildings and 9,000 rooms in total.
Tian'anmen Square: With a length of 880m and a width of 500m, it used to be the forecourt of the imperial palace in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Tiananmen Square holds the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, the National Museum of China, the Great Hall of the People, and the Monument of the National Heroes. To the north of the square is the Forbidden City and to the south the Temple of Heaven.
Fragrant Hills Park: Located in the northwestern part of Beijing, the park was built in 1186 in the Jin Dynasty (1115-1234). Fragrant Hills Park covers an area of 400 acres and is regarded as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Beijing. Due to the park's high elevation and dense cover of trees, spring arrives late in the area and summer days are always pleasantly cool. The best time to visit the park is late fall, when the smoke tree leaves turn red. Every year, thousands of tourists ride the cable cars through the park in order to see the hills in autumn colors.
Summer Palace: The biggest and the best-preserved imperial garden in China. It covers a total area of 290 hectares. UNESCO added this site to the World Heritage List in 1998. There is a very large lake named Kunming Lake in Summer Palace. In summer, visitors can take a cruise by a boat on the lake, and in the winter they can skate across its frozen expanse. The highly attractive 17 Arch Bridge links the lake's eastern shore to South Lake Island. The Summer Palace is an icon of classical Chinese architecture in terms of both garden design and construction.
Day 03 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
Travel to the Mutianyu Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. See the appearance of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) at a distance.

Mutianyu Great Wall: Located 73 km north of central Beijing, it is approx a 1.5 hours drive from the city. It was first built in Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577), and was restored in the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). This section of the Great Wall is less crowded than the nearby Badaling or Juyongguan sections. Mutianyu's 2.5 kilometer stretch of the Wall allows you to walk for more than 1 hour as you explore 23 original-style watchtowers.
Ming Tombs: Located about 50 kilometers to the north of Beijing, they are mausoleums of thirteen Emperors of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) with 500-year history. The Ming Tombs cover a total area of 120K square kilometers and were listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2003.

Day 04 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
Sight-seeing tour to Tanzhe Temple and Temple of Heaven.

Tanzhe Temple: First built during the Jin Dynasty (265-420 AD), it is the earliest Buddhist Temple in Beijing. Located about 30 kilometers away from downtown Beijing, the temple is built on a hillside and consists of various pavilions, prayer halls, courtyards and a group of ancient pagodas. Tanzhe Temple is a classic temple with three-courtyard layout, the surrounding hills and forest are refreshing.
Temple of Heaven: It is a circular construction, the 38-metre-high Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests which is topped by a triple-eaved roof. No beams or purlins were used in the construction of the hall. Instead, the whole structure is supported by wooden mortise and tenon joints and wooden brackets on huge pillars. Another impressive structure in the Temple of Heaven is the Imperial Vault of Heaven with glazed colour tiles. Leading to the entrance of the Imperial Vault of Heaven are the Three Echo Stones . Surrounding the structure is the Echo Wall where visitors can stand and hear their whispers echo long distances along the wall.
Day 05 Beijing - Departure (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit Yonghegong Lama Temple this morning, after lunch, take a Hutong tour by rickshaw. Be transferred to the airport for your departure, end of service.

Yonghegong Lama Temple: The only temple in Beijing to have its own subway stop, also called Yonghe Lamasery, or Yonghe Gong, is the most handsome and impressive Buddhist temple in the city. The Lama Temple was originally the residence of prince Yongzheng, who later became Emperor. His mansion was converted into a temple in 1744 after he ascended the throne. One of the most prominent features of the temple is a huge, 23-meter-tall Maitreya Buddha, which was carved from the trunk of a white sandalwood tree.
Hutong: The old narrow lanes where common people lived. All the Hutongs crisscross with each other, dotted with the Kingdergarten, the Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Tea House, the lake, House of Gong Infante and local people's houses among them.

Hotel Accommodation

City Luxury Standard Comfortable
Beijing Jing Guang Hotel
Jiangxi Grand Hotel
Yuexiu Hotel

Price For The Above Tour

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1. Your name and nationality;
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3. Your travel date;
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Quotation Inclusions For Above Tour:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary above.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
5. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable.
6. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

Quotation Exclusions For Above Tour:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement? - The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.

4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips
Tips to the guide and driver for well-done job, entirely voluntary.

 

Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
Forbidden City
Forbidden City
Forbidden City
Forbidden City
Fragrant Hills Park
Fragrant Hills Park
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China
Great Wall
Tanzhe Temple
Tanzhe Temple
Great Wall
Temple of Heaven
Ming Tombs
Ming Tombs
Ming Tombs
Ming Tombs
Yonghegong Lama Temple
Yonghegong Temple
Yonghegong Temple
Yonghegong Temple
Yonghegong Lama Temple
Yonghegong Temple
Hutong tour by rickshaw
Hutong tour by rickshaw
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