This tour takes you to 2 of the most popular tourist sites in Beijing: the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. After exploring these amazing destinations, treat yourself to a relaxing foot massage.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at your hotel and set off to Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Imperial Palace to experience some of the most amazing sites of one of the greatest empires in the world. These sites will help you understand just how impressive China’s history is and you’ll be able to gain a deeper understanding with the help of your tour guide.
In imperial China, only the emperor, deemed the "son of heaven," was allowed to pass through the central meridian gate into the palace. However, today you can also experience first-hand the majestic palace fit for emperors.
After this, the drive to the Great Wall of China is around 1.5 hours, where you will have lunch at a local restaurant and continue to visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu.
Did you know that the Great Wall is the longest piece of architecture in the world, stretching from east China’s coast to west China’s desert? As you stand on the top tower and look at the wall snaking its way across the tops of the mountains, it’s incredible to imagine that once these walls protected the Chinese empire’s land from different invaders. At Mutianyu, you can hike up the side of mountain to the wall and pass several different watch towers for a variety of views. On the way down, you can either walk, take the cable cars, or get the toboggan.
After lunch, visit a silk factory where experts will show you the process of silk making, from the silkworm to the finished product. Your guides can also help explain how everything is made. This is the perfect place to pick up some souvenirs for friends and families at home. Gain an understanding of the different qualities of silk, to make sure that you make the right purchase.
Finally, enjoy a relaxing foot massage at your hotel after the drive back. This will revive your feet so that you are ready to continue exploring the next day.
- Admission to all attractions as indicated in the itinerary
- City-center hotel pick-up and drop off
- Local English-speaking guide
- Lunch at a Chinese restaurant
- Foot massage
What's Not Included
- Additional snacks and drinks
- Cable car fee (optional)
- Tips (optional)