Day 01: 17th Feb 2015
Arrival in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the Capital city of China, you are greeted at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Beijing, the capital of China, with a new look that full of Spring Festival joy is welcoming you! (No meals)
Accommodation: 4* Novotel Beijing Xinqiao Hotel
Chinese Lunar New Year also called Spring Festival has more than 4,000 years of history. Being one of the traditional Chinese festivals, it is the grandest and the most important festival for Chinese people. Spring Festival, which celebrates family reunion, is full of rich and colorful activities and hopes with the advent of spring and flowers blossoming.
Day 02: 18th Feb 2015
Tonight’s Spring Festival eve, why not join a local family and enjoy a Chinese lunch with them? In the morning, you will have a tour to Tian'anmen Square, the World's largest urban square and the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. After lunch, you can go to nearby market selling special purchases for the Festival. Choose one of them and keep it as a special memory of your China tour. In the late afternoon, take a relaxing Hutong Tour to touch the local life. Red lanterns hanging up all around the lanes, festival couplets pasting on every doorway, all the world seems covered with China red, composing a festive and joyful scene. You can join the local family in the evening and see the firecrackers for the celebrations. (B+L)
Tiananmen, the Gate of Heavenly Peace, was built in 1417 as the main entrance to the Forbidden City during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
The Forbidden City is the most important masterpiece of Chinese history and culture. This real Imperial Palace Museum was for centuries the imperial place for 24 emperors starting from the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644).
There are more than 7000 Hutongs in Beijing. Most of them are surprisingly well ordered either oriented East-West or North-South to comply with Feng-shui custom. But do not think exploring one Hutong is an easy thing. In fact, Hutongs are an irregular maze, ranging from only 40 centimeter to 10 meter in width, and the longest one has more than 20 turns.
Day 03: 19th Feb 2015
Visit the Temple of Heaven in the morning. In spite of walking in the imperial alter area to experiencing the solemn atmosphere of sacrifices, you will also have the time to watch the annually held performance with ancient music, dances and marching. In the afternoon, you will move to the north part of Beijing to enjoy the delightful and crowed Temple Fair. Taste some local flavours, enjoy folk performances, really a different experience. (B+L)
The Temple of Heaven is the largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial buildings in China. It is a masterpiece of royal sacrificial buildings complexes and one of the best symbolic illustrations of Chinese cosmology.
Temple fairs in Beijing have a very long history, and saw a boom especially during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911) as well as the Republic of China (1912-1949). Major temples all have their own festivals, some of which are held regularly. During the Spring Festival, temple fair is one of the most important activities and a traditional cultural event that features all kinds of Chinese folk art.
Day 04: 20th Feb 2015
It's time to say goodbye to the dynamic city. Drive to the airport for your flight to next destination. (B)
PRICE (per person):
Tailor Made Departures
| No. of Pax
|| Single Supplement
| 1 travelers
* Accommodation with private facilities.
* Meals as specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast L=Lunch
* Private English-speaking tour guide
* Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
* Private transfers with air-conditioned vehicle.
* Flights arriving and departing Beijing
* Tips to the guide and the driver