4 days Beijing walking tour
This tour covers all the major highlights in and around Beijing city, the capital of China. During this 4 day tour, you will visit Tiananmen Square - The world's largest public square, the Forbidden City a UNESCO world heritage site, the Great Wall of China and many other must see attractions!
Upon arrival at Beijing Capital Airport or Beijing Train Station, you will be greeted by your local Beijing tour guide and driver who will then transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to recover from your travel or explore Beijing, your guide can help you make plans or suggest some nearby places where you can visit. Overnight in Beijing. B=breakfast
Your first day of exploration begins with a visit to Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world and is also an assembling place for the Chinese people on important occasions such as the Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration and other big events.
Located in the north end of Tiananmen Square, is the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the world's largest and best preserved imperial palace complex. Walk through history and pretend to be one of the 24 ancient Chinese emperors who used to live and meet with their ministers for discussion of national affairs.
After lunch, have an excursion to the Temple of Heaven, a holy place where ancient Chinese emperors went annually to worship the Heaven and pray for a abundant harvest. After that, head to Beijing Hongqiao Pearl Market to see the variety of pearls and jewelry, you may purchase some as souvenirs. In the evening, you will enjoy Chinese Kungfu Show. Overnight in Beijing
In the morning, you will be escorted by your guide to visit Mutianyu, a less-crowded section of the Great Wall. It takes around 2.5 hours to drive from Beijing city to Mutianyu Great Wall. Cable cars are available or you can walk if you prefer. Upon reaching the top you can stroll freely along the wall, through the watch towers and enjoy the panoramic view of the Great Wall winding its way across hills and mountains.
On your return to Beijing, you will stop and have a chance to stretch your legs and walk through the Sacred Way in front of Ming tombs which is believed to lead the emperor, the son of Heaven to the road up to Heaven.
Although these tombs are young by Chinese standards (about 600 years) they are an import piece of history to end of imperial rule in China.
On your way back to downtown Beijing, you will have time to stop at the 2008 Olympic Green to enjoy an outer view of the iconic architecture of the 2008 Olympic Games: the Bird's Nest and Water Cube (If you want to go inside of the stadiums, the entrance fee is on your own). You may have Beijing roast duck for dinner (optional). Overnight in Beijing.
Your last day trip of Beijing ends with a visit to Summer Palace in the morning. Located about 12 km. (7.5 mi.) northwest of the city center, the Summer Palace is a well-preserved royal garden famous for its enthralling scenery and spectacular ancient architecture of the Qing Dynasty. It is one of the four classical gardens in China (other three being Chengde Imperial Summer Resort, Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden and Suzhou Lingering Garden) and is the largest of its' kind in China.
After that, your guide and driver will see you off at Beijing Capital Airport or one of Beijing's Train Station. WindhorseTour can also help you plan an extension of this trip to another amazing destination within China. Our Travel Advisors are here and love to help create custom itineraries just to suite your needs. Have a great time in China.