The capital city to the Middle Kingdom, Beijing surprises with its modernity and vastness highlighted nicely by the grandeur of communist ambition. Modern highways & overpasses, millions & millions of cars, historical charm in Beijing's hutong, a maze of narrow streets and courtyard homes, and a long list of superlative attractions from the Forbidden City to the Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, and yes, the Great Wall of China. You'll need a few days, have a look at our city escape to see the best of the city in signature Tour East comfort.
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Accommodation in 4-star or similar on a double occupancy basis, daily breakfast at hotels, lunches and dinners if indicated, English speaking accredited guides while touring, air-conditioned transportation, sightseeing tours and admissions as per itinerary, and airport transfers with meet and greet. International flights are not included; contact us for a no-obligation air quote. An entry visa is required for travel to China but is not included. Contact us at email@example.com for more details.
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Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be met in the arrivals area by your local guide holding a name-board. After a warm welcome, take a private airport transfer to your hotel for assistance with check-in. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure.
Your first full day in China’s capital introduces you to the world’s largest city square, Tian’anmen Square, to the north of the Forbidden City, before entering this large Imperial Palace, once the seat of power for nearly 500 years during the Ming & Qing dynasties. The landscaped gardens, historic artifacts, and nearly 10,000 rooms captivate you in what is now called the Palace Museum. Enjoy a guided tour of the Forbidden City and some time to explore at leisure. Later, Beijing’s hutong neighbourhoods lined by traditional courtyard homes will be explored by pedicab before a tour of the Temple of Heaven.
Depart the city for your discovery of the Great Wall today. Your guide will provide narrative to the visit followed by time for time to explore at your leisure. When you return to the city, visit the Summer Palace, another of China’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Meet at the hotel for transportation to the airport.
Day 2: Take a pedicab & walking tour of the historic hutong.
Day 3: Gain insight into the Wall’s historic story & construction before a leisurely walk and climb up the wall.
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BEIJING, SHANGHAI & EASTERN CHINA
CHINA'S WALL, WARRIORS & DELTA