4-Day Essence of Beijing Tour

Overview

See the highlights of 5,000 years of Chinese culture and history. In four days you will see many man-made wonders like the Great Wall - the most famous image of China throughout the world. The Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven will show even more of the incredible history that makes Beijing unique.

Highlights

  • Temple of Heaven
  • The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car)
  • Tiananmen Square
  • The Forbidden City
  • Hall of Clocks and Watches
  • Short Hutong Tour in Xicheng District
  • Summer Palace

Tour Details

Day 1Beijing Arrival

  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town   |  Novotel Peace Beijing   |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 
Day 2Beijing

- Tiananmen Square: Tian'anmen Square is the largest city square in the centre of Beijing, named after the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history. As the world's largest city square and enduring symbol of China's national pride, it is surrounded by many imposing buildings including the Heavenly Gate (entry to the Forbidden City), Museums, government buildings and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum.
- Hutong Tour in Xicheng District: Hutong is a maze of historic alleyways with old single storey traditional courtyard houses, which are now fast disappearing. In this one hour tour, you can hop on a rickshaw to ride through the narrow alleys as well as visit a local family then walk on the Silver Ingot Bridge (Yinding Bridge) and find out about the different thresholds of the courtyards.
- Treasure Houses: Treasure house has undergone 4 time renovations, the present one takes up almost 220 square metres, more than 440 treasures on display belonged to Qing dynasty royalty, half of which have not never been on display in the old one. It's worthy of visiting.
- Jardine Restaurant in Spring: "Jardine Restaurant in Spring" provides Hangzhou cuisine, Cantonese cuisine and seafood. "Bao Chi Yan" The Abolone and sharksfin banquet is the best recommended. It is decorated in a European harbor style setting.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Yihe Spring Restaurant
  • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town   |  Novotel Peace Beijing   |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 
Day 3Beijing

- Temple of Heaven: Built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty, Temple of Heaven is a complex of Taoist buildings where emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties visited for annual ceremonies of pray for good harvests. Located in the south of Central Beijing, it covers an area of 273 hectares. Temple of Heaven was enrolled as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998.
- The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car): This less-crowded section of the Great Wall is a about 2.5 hours' drive from downtown Beijing. A cable car takes you to a good section (avoiding a very steep climb), where you can walk along the wall, through the watch towers and enjoy superb views as it snakes across the hills and mountains. You can return by cable car, walk down or walk along the wall for about an hour to descend by chairlift. Wear good walking shoes and protection from the weather.
- Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant: Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant is near Great Wall of Mutianyu section. This garden style restaurant serves farmhouse dishes, specializing in rainbow trout, sturgeon and salmon. The fabulous taste will leave you with great memories.
- Roasted Duck at Fangzhuang: Beijing Roast Duck is renowned as the most delicious food of Beijing while Quanjude Restaurants enjoy a high reputation for its Beijing roast duck. Quanjuede restaurants have developed their own technique and are famous for outstanding quality. Fangzhuang branch is located besides the Temple of Heaven.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant, dinner
  • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town   |  Novotel Peace Beijing   |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 
Day 4Beijing Departure

- Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony: The palace is about 12 kilometers northwest of the city center and is equally as famous as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace is called 'Yiheyuan'(Garden of Nurtured Harmony) in Chinese. It is the best preserved and the largest imperial gardens in China and one of Beijing's premier attractions. It is also possible to cruise on the lake which takes 10 minutes by the ferry boat.
- Xibei Restaurant: Xibei Restaurant brings Chinese North western cuisines to Beijing with cultures from Manchus, Mongolians, Chinese Muslims and Hans.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Xibei Restaurant

What's Included & Excluded

Price Inclusion

  • Entrance fees.
  • Meals listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transfers.
  • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
  • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge & Taxes.
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Luggage Transfers.

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.

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