Being capital of the People's Republic of China, Beijing is the nation's political, economic, cultural, educational and international trade and communication center. Located in northern China, close to the port city of Tianjin and partially surrounded by Hebei Province, Beijing also serves as the most important transportation hub and port of entry.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Beijing
Upon your arrival at Beijing airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Check-in and relax for some time. Rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own.
Day 2: Full Day Tour Of Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple Of Heaven And Summer Palace
Today proceed for your tour at Tiananmen Square, the gigantic ‘heavenly peace’ square famous for the pro-democracy protests of 1989. Then pass under the huge portraits of Mao hanging over the imposing Tiananmen Gate, built under Emperor Ming in 1415 and step inside the Forbidden City. This vast site was the Chinese Imperial Palace for over 500 years, the heavenly abode of the celestial emperor and his vast entourage and is completely unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Unesco declared it a World Heritage Site in 1987 and it’s easy to see why. The 980 buildings dating back to 1406 make the Forbidden City the largest collection of ancient wooden structures in the world! Thereafter head to the Temple of Heaven: China's largest temple complex. This beautiful circular building was used to make offerings to heaven for a good harvest by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties from 1420. Finally, explore the Summer Palace which was the number one retreat for the emperors for 800 years and it is made up of a beautiful park, stunning temples and the world’s longest art gallery. Break up your busy day with opportunities to relax and enjoy the view on the bus and round things up with an unbeatable shopping trip at a market famous for trading in exquisite pearls. Return back to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3: Full Day Great Wall At Badaling And Ming Tombs
Today proceed for a full day tour of the Great Wall of China at Badaling. Driving to visit the Ming Tombs where lie the mausoleums of thirteen emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Changling Tomb, mausoleum of the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty Zhu Di, is the best preserved tomb area with the most emperors buried. Every year millions of tourists come to the site to appreciate its long history and palatial architecture. In the morning, you will visit the Changling Tomb. In the afternoon, continue to visit Great Wall at Badaling, which is one of the most famous Great Wall sections. It is famous for its deep‐rooted culture, magnificent sights and complete military facilities ‐ the essence of the Great Wall. At the end of the tour, drive back to downtown and visit the Traditional Royal Silk Center on the way.
Day 4: Departure From Beijing
Today morning check-out from your hotel. Later you will be transferred to the airport to catch your return flight back home.