Day 1 Arrive in Beijing
Group transfer from the airport to the hotel at 13:00. Meals: none
Option 1: Private transfer by sedan or van with English speaking guide with porter service. Price $32 per person.
Accommodation: 4* Super House International Hotel (or the same class)
Day 2 Full day in Beijing
After breakfast, visit the grandiose Tiananmen Square, a true symbol of China’s entrance into the modern world. It is also home to the National Museum of China, which after renovation, now stuns tourists who have the opportunity to view artefacts that give tourists a taste of China’s 5,000 year old social and political journey. Later on be taken to the Temple of Heaven which will give you an insight into the important position Taoism played in the lives of the Emperors. Afterwards, visit the Liulichang Curio Street and Silk Store, where you can barter like the real Chinese for beautiful souvenirs, which are full of oriental charm and mystery. Meals: B/L
Option 2: Night Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre. Price $45 per person
Day 3 Great Wall Trip
In the morning you will visit the Lama Temple. See how the splendour of the Lama Temple shows the relevance this religion has been to the Chinese people for an extensive period of time. Afterwards, prepare yourself for the most fascinating sight Beijing has to offer, and one of the wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China. Here, you will climb the ever popular and unrestricted Badaling section of the Wall, where you can admire the breath-taking landscape of the Beijing countryside, as well as trace the steps of those soldiers who stood there on watch in the fifteenth century. Afterwards, enjoy a lunch and make your journey back to the City. En route, visit the iconic Bird’s Nest Stadium and Water Cube, home of the Olympic Games, where China proved herself to be a world competitor in sports and Beijing showed itself to be a leading world capital. Meals: B/L
Day 4 Full Day at leisure
You have the choice to enjoy Beijing on leisure. Meals: B
Option 3: Imperial Palaces Half Day Tour (with lunch). Price $58 per person:-
Start the morning by passing the northern edges of Tiananmen Square and coming face to face with the former home of Ming and Qing Emperors, the Forbidden City. Stare in amazement at the grand scale of the Imperial Palaces, and the intricate detail that comes with every part. After visiting the political centre of the former Chinese Emperors, be transported to the Summer Palace, the main relaxation centre of the Qing Emperors. Stare in amazement at the lavish design of this summer retreat which lies peacefully at the side of the tranquil Kunming Lake. After lunch at the Summer Palace, be taken back to your hotel.
Day 5 Full day at leisure
Again, you have the choice of enjoying this day on leisure. Meals: B
Option 4: Hutong Rickshaw Tour (with lunch). Price $50 per person:-
A trip to Beijing cannot be complete without a tour of the unique Beijing Hutongs. By rickshaw, weave through the many lanes of old Beijing, and see what you can spot. Afterwards, your guide will take you to meet a local Beijing family, who will teach you how to make traditional Beijing dumplings, a delicacy that goes hand in hand with the Hutongs. During your time in the Hutong region, you will be given a substantial amount of time to explore the area for yourself.
Your evening can be spent at your own leisure.
Option 5: Peking Duck farewell dinner. Price $45 per person:-
Famous as the food of the Emperors, one cannot say they have truly experienced Beijing cuisine without tasting the succulent flavours of this most spectacular of dishes.
Day 6 Depart Beijing
Group transfer to the airport at 08:30 am. Meals: B
Option 6: Private transfer by sedan or van with English speaking guide with porter service. Price $32 per person.
Extra night in Beijing available on request.
The above tour is departing on every Thursday from 21st February 2013 onwards.
PRICE per person in USD*
||21st Feb-28th Feb 13
||1st Mar-31st Aug 13
||1st Sep-15th Nov 13
* Booking Condition Apply
● Five nights’ accommodation at the four star hotel
● Meals as specified in the itinerary
● Sightseeing and entry fees as specified
● Experienced English Speaking Local Guide
● Transfers as specified
● International Flights
● Chinese Visa
● Tips and Personal Expenses
● Optional Excursions