5 days Beijing in depth tour

Sometimes history is best felt with your feet; so enjoy a half day hike along the Great Wall. All while exploring Beijing's traditional spots: Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square. This tour combines the best of both and more.
5 days
Culture and Heritage
Trip code
From CN¥ 3,300 per person

This classical 5 Day Beijing tour presents the glorious past of old Beijing city with a wide collection of popular attractions some including: the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace. Expanding on our 4 day City tour enjoy a day of hiking along the Great Wall and a remarkable visit to historical Hutongs . All of this and more will help ensure every day is filled with rewards!


Please read deeper into this tour and feel free to contact a Travel Advisor for expert advise on how best to plan your travel to China.

Day 01 :
Arrive in Beijing

Upon your arrival at Beijing Capital Airport or Beijing Train Station, you will be met by your local guide and driver who will then transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to recover in the hotel or explore Beijing. Your guide can give you some suggestions on where to go and what to see. Overnight in Beijing. 

Day 02 :
Beijing City Sightseeing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven (B)

After breakfast, your will begin your first day of sightseeing in Beijing accompanied by your guide. Your first stop will be Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world which is now an assembling place for the Chinese people on important festival occasions such as the New Year Celebration. In the north end of Tian'anmen Square, you will find the Forbidden City which used to be the living and working quarter of 24 ancient Chinese emperors.

In the afternoon, you will visit Temple of Heaven, a holy place for the Chinese people where ancient Chinese emperors went annually to offer sacrifices to the God of Heaven and pray for an abundant harvest. Then go to Beijing Hongqiao Pearl Market to enjoy the variety of Pearls and jewelry; you may pick some for friends and family. Enjoy Chinese Kungfu Show in the evening. Overnight in Beijing. 

Day 03 :
Beijing City Sightseeing: Visit Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming tombs-Changling (B)

In the morning, after 2.5 hours of drive, you will reach Mutianyu Great Wall, a less-crowded section of the Great Wall where cable cars are available to take you up and down a good section. You can stroll freely through the watch towers and enjoy a panoramic view of the wall winding its way across hills and mountains. 

After lunch, you will spend a pleasant afternoon visiting Changling, a well-preserved major tomb among a cluster of Ming tombs which is located about 50 kilometers northwest of Beijing center. Upon arrival at Ming tombs, the first thing you will see is the Sacred Way in front of it which is believed to be a holy path leading ancient Chinese emperors, the son of the Heaven to the road of Heaven. 

On your way back to downtown Beijing, you will have time to get a glimpse of the iconic architecture of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube where major sports events were held in the 2008 Olympic Game. You may have Beijing roast duck for dinner (optional) Overnight in Beijing.

Day 04 :
Travel Beyond Beijing City Center with Stops at The Summer Palace and Shichahai Scenic Area


Morning drive to the old part of Beijing, first you will spend one hour touring around the 300-year old courtyard. Your English speaking tour guide will give you a detailed explanation of the old courtyard ( Siheyuan ) - its history, its layout, its Fengshui, and its traditional Chinese culture. Then you will have about 1.5 hour the rickshaw tour driving through the narrow alleys(Hutong) to experience the real life of local Beijing residents.Two people share one rickshaw. Drop off at the Silver Ingot Bridge( Yinding Bridge ) and walk along the 800-year old Yandai Xiejie ( Tobacco Pipe Lean Street ) to the Drum Tower. Visit the big drum tower and have a great view of the surrounding hutongs and traditional courtyards.

In the afternoon, you will be driven to the Summer Palace which is located about 12 kilometers northwest of the city center and is a well-preserved royal garden famous for its enthralling scenery and spectacular ancient architecture of the Qing Dynasty. It's also noted as one of the four classical gardens in China (the other three being Chengde Palace Summer Resort, Suzhou Administrators' Garden and Suzhou Lingering Garden) and is the largest in scale so far in China. Overnight in Beijing.


Day 05 :
Beijing Airport or Train Station Send-off (B)

In the morning after breakfast, you tour guide and driver will transfer you to Beijing Capital Airport or Beijing Train Station to see you off. Your Beijing trip ends here, but WindhorseTour can help you extend your China trip and our Travel Advisors are here to give suggestions and help customize the tour according to your specific requirements. Enjoy your trip in China!

Tour notes:

All of our tours can be customized to suite your requirements, interests and budget. It is our specialty! Please feel free to contact us.
Please note prices are based in CNY.

General inclusions:

2 bottles of mineral water provided daily.
All required government taxes and fees.
Your selection of 3, 4 or 5 Stars hotel (shared twin room, private bathroom and daily breakfast)
The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one standard twin room with private facilities in all relevant locations. If a single client requests a twin room alone, the single room supplement will be charged.
All entrance tickets as noted in the tour's itinerary.
Guide fluent in English, Chinese or Japanese that is certified by the state tourism build and from the local community. (If your native language is not listed please let us know, we are certain we can assist your needs.)
Airport and/or train station pick-up and drop-off.
Transportation will we be provided via a comfortable and clean car, minivan or tourist bus depending upon the groups size.

General exclusions:

Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, internet access, fax, telephone calls etc.
Tips for your guide and driver.
Flight and/or railway ticket(s) to the first city of the tour and departure from the last city of the tour.
Meals not specified in the itinerary.

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Blaine Walton
Blaine Walton
Sun, 01/27/2013

I am interested in your pricing for these tours. I am also interested in knowing if these tours include hotel or just personal driver. Please forward the details. Thank you

Replied by
Murphy Feng
Mon, 01/28/2013

In reply to by Blaine Walton (not verified)

Hi Blaine,


Thanks for contacting us. We'd love to arrange accommodation, transportation, guide and tours for you according to your requirements. I have sent you an email with more details and few questions, please check it  and I'm looking forward to hearing from you!


Kind Regards,