The first day, visit the classic sites in Beijing city: the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace. The next day, explore the famous Great Wall- Badaling section and the head and the largest tomb of Ming Tombs-Changling.
What to Expect
With the 2 days classic Beijing tour, you will indulge themselves in the Chinese rich culture and long history, the splendid palaces or astonishing architecture art, spectacular Great Wall etc.
Day 1: Beijing
Pick up from the hotels in the downtown of Beijing. The tour starts at Tian'anmen Square with its plenitude of monuments testifying to the communist, and more specifically, Mao's influence on China's modern history. Then proceed to visit the Forbidden City along the central axis, the largest and best-preserved ancient imperial palaces group with 500 years history in the world. On the way to Temple of Heaven, learning the Chinese traditional medicine culture will not be missed. The following is to visit the Temple of Heaven, the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world where the ancient Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. After Chinese lunch in Restaurant, take a short visit to a pearl free market. Then enjoy the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden-Summer Palace. It is regarded as a museum of gardens in China. The tour is concluded to be transferred back to the hotels.
Day 2: Beijing
Pick up from the hotels in the downtown of Beijing. Drive to Ming Tombs (50 miles away from downtown about one hour driving). The thirteen Ming Tombs are the best-preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years history. You will visit Changling, the head and the largest tomb of Ming Tombs, where Emperor Yongle (the first emperor in Beijing) and his Empress Xu were buried. Then take a short visit of Jade Carving Factory. The jade carving is a famous special Chinese product with a blend of the excellent skill on carving and Chinese traditional cultures. Have traditional Chinese lunch at restaurant. After lunch, drive to the Badaling Great Wall. The hike on Badaling Great Wall takes about 2 hours. Badaling section is the most famous and best-preserved wall. Its highest point at Badaling is some 800 meters above sea level. Cable car is available and optional. On the way to hotels, you will have a chance to enjoy Chinese traditional Tea Ceremony, where you will also experience Chinese Calligraphy free. With thousands of years of history, Chinese Calligraphy is regarded as a kind of cultural & visual art. Transferred back to the hotels after the whole day tour.
- Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Air-conditioned tour coach
- English speaking tour guide
- Typical Chinese lunch
What's Not Included
- Fee of cable car
- Tips to the guide and driver
- Own expense
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund