Beijing Free N Easy with Great Wall
Arrival in Beijing
You will be warmly welcomed by our guide at the arrival hall of the airport. Then our guide will transfer you to the hotel and help you check in.
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at your hotel around 8:30AM. For this tour, we will have an excursion to the Badaling Great Wall at first. Built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Badaling Great Wall is the most well-preserved and the most visited section of the Great Wall of China. As a symbol of Chinese civilization and one of the wonders created by Chinese people, Badaling Great Wall is a must-visit attraction in Beijing.
Next we will move to visit Ming Tombs. The Ming Tombs, also known as the Thirteen Tombs of Ming Dynasty, is a collection of imperial mausoleums built by Ming Dynasty emperors. The site of Ming Tombs is located in Changping District of Beijing and is 42 kilometers from the city center. The siting of these tombs was chosen according to Chinese Feng Shui principles, and the construction of these tombs fully demonstrated the classic style of traditional mausoleum. We will explore the Changling Tomb, which is the largest and best preserved one among the 13 tombs.
At last, we will go to have a visit at Beijing Olympic Stadium for the admiration of its splendid exterior. Beijing Olympic Stadium is also known as Bird’s Nest. Used to be the main stadium of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, now the stadium acts as the center of international or domestic sports competition and recreation activities. It attracts people by its unique design and humanistic architecture. You will have time to take some fantastic pictures there.
At last, our guide will bring you back to your hotel. Thanks for having this one day tour with us.
Attractions & Activities: Badaling Great Wall,Ming Tomb,Beijing Olympic Stadium
Meals: Chinese Lunch
In the morning, make your way to Grand Hotel Beijing (Address: No. 35 East Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing. The nearest subway station is Wangfujing on Line 1, exit C) for pickup at 8:30AM. Once your group is on board the coach, you will be transferred for the largest public square in the world – Tiananmen Square as our first destination. Tiananmen Square is named after Tiananmen Gate which is the entrance to the Forbidden City. As the world’s third largest square, Tiananmen Square occupies 440,000 square meters and has witnessed some of the most significant events in China’s history.
Next head for the Taimiao (Imperial Ancestral Temple), a historic site just outside the Forbidden City. It held the most important festival occasions during both the Ming and Qing Dynasties. From here you will make your way to the Meridian Gate, front entrance to the Forbidden City and begin your 4-hour in-depth journey in the palace. The Forbidden City is the best preserved imperial palace in China and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world. The tour covers the West, East and Central Line where you visit the corner towers, museums, royal gardens, royal family residence and more. During this 4-hour visit (regular group only visit the Central Line with 2 hours), immerse yourself in the splendid architecture of the Forbidden City which represents the essence and culmination of traditional Chinese architectural accomplishment.
Relax over a Chinese lunch in a local restaurant, then take a 40-minute drive to the Summer Palace, the largest and the most well-preserved royal park in China. It is famed as “The Museum of Royal Gardens”. You can take the 30-minute boat trip via famous Empress Cixi Water Way to get into Summer Palace at your own expense. Listening to the lively introduction by our knowledgeable guide, you will be captivated by the harmonious balance between natural landscape, stream, water, and artificial structures including pavilions, bridges, and halls during the 1.5-hour journey.
Tour concludes at around 5:00PM and you will be dropped off at the closest subway station and return to your hotel by yourself.
On to Beijing Airport for departure
After breakfast, our guide will transfer you back to Beijing Airport. Then our guide will escort you to the airport and help you board your departure flight. Have a nice trip.
Meals: Hotel Buffet Breakfast