Attractions: Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs,
Day 1. Water Cube and Birds' Nest, Ming Tombs, Mutianyu Great Wall (L,)
--Pickup from your hotel by English speaking tour guide and private vehicle at 08:30 am. --Drive 1.5 hours to Ming Tombs.On the way to the tombs, you will stop at the Birds' Nest and Water Cube and take photos from outside. There are two stops at the Ming Tombs. The first is the Changling tomb, the second is the Sacred Way.
--Located 60 Kilometers north of Beijing, Ming Tombs consist of mausoleums of 13 Ming emperors. Changling is the most famous one.The emperor was the founder of the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven.. Visit Changling for 1 hour. The Sacred Way used to be the entrance to the tombs area. There are altogether 18 pairs different stone sculptures along the whole way.
--Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall. On the way there, we will visit the largest jadeware processing factory. There are workshops for demonstration of Jade carving, five interpreting rooms for us to know the processes of Chinese jade carving and Chinese jade culture. You may also take photo in the Jade exhibition hall and buy some jade carving souvenir if you like.
--Proceed to restaurant to have Chinese lunch and take a short rest.
--After lunch, we will drive 1 hour to the famous Mutianyu Great Wall. Mutanyu Great Wall. Situated in Huairou County, 72 km northeast of Beijing, Mutianyu Great Wall has been preserved intact. Vegetation and fruit trees are abundant. The scenic beauty in spring and autumn is excellent. And the Mutianyu Section is not so crowded as Mutianyu section. Take sightseeing on Mutianyu section Great Wall for 2 hours. Cable car is arranged to get on the wall directly.
--Transfer to your hotel after the whole day tour around 18:00.
Day 2. Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace (L,)
--Our English-speaking tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 08:30 am.
--Drive 30 minutes to the Forbidden City –also know as Palace Museum. It is located at the center of Beijing. Forbidden City was the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Rectangular in shape, Forbidden City is the world's largest palace complex. Visit Forbidden City along the central axis from south to north for 1.5 to 2 hours.
--Drive 20 minutes to visit Temple of Heaven. Built in 1420, Temple of Heaven is situated at south of Beijing. It is the best preserved and largest sacrificial building complex in the world. Sightseeing at the temple takes one hour.
--After lunch in a nice restaurant close to Temple of Heaven, drive 40 minutes to Summer Palace - 20 kilometers northwest of downtown Beijing. Summer Palaceis the largest imperial garden of Ming and Qing dynasty. The whole Summer Palace covers an area of over 290 hectares including more than 3,000 buildings, such as halls, pavilions, towers, etc. Sightseeing in this beautiful garden lasts for one hour and twenty minutes.
--Visit a Chinese fresh water pearl shop next to Summer Palace for some shopping. It a nice place to buy a necklace or bracelet as a gift from China.
--Transfer you back to hotel after the whole day tour around 18:00.
|Number of Guests
||10 Guests and above
|Cost per Guest
*Half price per child below 1.2 meters
*Baby (less than 2 years old) free
(1.)Pay cash to our tour guide upon your hotel pickup in the morning. Both Chinese RMB and USD are acceptable.
(2.)Transfer the money to tour bank account at least 2 weeks beofore your tour date.
(3.)Pay by Credit Card through Paypal. We will send you the Paypal Invoice. You just need to follow the instructions step by step .
--Air-conditioned private car or van,
--English-speaking tour guide,
--Typical Chinese lunch,
--Hotel pickup and drop-off,
--Fuel, highway tax and parking cost.
Friendly Notice from China Travel Compsss :
1. The above tour is tailored for you exclusively. You will use private vehicle, driver and English-speaking tour guide.
2. Lunch is not refundable if you do not need it.
3. The sunshine is very strong in summer. Sunglass is helpful.
4. We will arrange a boat cruise on Kunming lake in Summer Palace from May to October. You will see a different summer palace on the boat.
5. A visit to Chinese silk shop and Jade processing factories are included. Please let us know if you are not interested in these. We will cancel the shop according to your request; but no refund will be made.
6. You will walk a long distance with our tour guide. Soft and comfortable shoes are helpful.
7. Chinatravelcompass.com lists the exact cost of each person from 1 to 10 persons. This will help you to lower cost if you have more people.
8. If you want to skip any of the scenic spots as listed in the detail itinerary, the price will be deducted accordingly.