Duration: 4 Hours Overview: After pick up from your hotel, visit the amazing Forbidden City, the Chinese Imperial Palace from the middle of the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is 960 meters long and 750 meters wide. It has 9,900 rooms under a total roof area of 150,000 square meters. Its construction began in 1406. The red and yellow used on the palace walls and roofs are also symbolic. Red represents happiness, good fortune and wealth. Yellow is the color of the earth on the Loess Plateau, the original home of the Chinese people. Visit a traditional Chinese medicine center. Return to your hotel.
Duration: 5 Hours Overview: The Summer Palace with the largest royal park is 15 km from Beijing. See fine examples of the ancient art, graceful landscapes and magnificent constructions. It is amongst the most noted classical gardens of the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Composed mainly of Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, the Summer Palace occupies an area of 726.5 acres, three quarters of which is water. The gardens are exquisitely designed with perfect examples of refined craft work using the finest materials. After a Western and Chinese buffet lunch, enjoy a short visit to a pearl market.
Duration: 7 Hours Overview: In the morning, drive to Tiananmen Square - the largest square in the world. It will take about half an hour to go around it. Then walk directly into the Forbidden City along the central axis from south to north for a 2 hour visit. The Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, is the largest and most well preserved ancient imperial residence in China today. Visit a centre for traditional Chinese silk arts and enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch before visiting the magnificent and colorful Temple of Heaven.
Duration: 10 Hours Overview: On this private tour, visit the Great Wall - Huangya Pass in Ji County at the very northern tip of the Tianjin. Then visit the Temple of Solitary Joy (Dule si). Inside the grand Guanyin Hall is a 16m high statue of Guanyin, the largest existing terracotta figure in China. After lunch at local restaurant, visit the Eastern Qing Tombs which is among the finest, best-preserved and largest of the extant tomb complexes in China. Admire the exquisite architecture and elaborate carvings of Dingdongling, the tomb of Empress Dowager Cixi. Visit Yuling, the tomb of Emperor Qianlong and end with a visit to a Tea House to see a tea ceremony.
Duration: 3 Hours Overview: Meet your guide and driver at your hotel and drive past Beijing Chang an Avenue, Tiananmen Square and Zhengyangmen (front gate). Walk on the 300m long Dazhalan street (Ming Dynasty), one of the liveliest shopping streets and entertainment centers in Beijing. Stroll down Donghuamen Night Snack Street, popular with local and international tourists. Next, visit Houhai Lake Bar Street. Houhai is a beautiful lake surrounded by numerous alleys and courtyards with many popular bars.
Duration: 9 Hours Overview: A guide will pick up you at your hotel in the morning and will accompany you on the bullet train to Tianjin. Visit Jingyuan Garden, the home of the last Emperor Puyi, till November 1931. See the Guangdong Guild Hall, built in 1903 which includes a theatre building and the only traditional Chinese classic theatre that exists in Tianjin. Have lunch at Nanshi Food Street and enjoy a Tianjin Goubuli Steamed Stuffed Bun. Take a walk down Nanshi Food Street, the Ancient Culture Street and the Italian Travel Street, with its Italian barracks, Marco Polo Square and other signs of Italian style and architecture. Return by bullet train to Beijing and transfer to hotel.
Duration: 8 Hours Overview: Pick up from your hotel to visit Beijing Zoo to see the Giant Pandas. Visit the largest Lama Temple of Beijing - Yonghe Temple. Next is lunch with the locals in a typical Beijing resident's house, before exploring the old Beijing lanes by rickshaw. Visit the typical Chinese quadrangles, many famous old buildings, the bell tower and see the porcelain factory. Stop by the Bird's Nest stadium built for the 2008 Olympics and Water Cube aquatic centre to take photos from outside. You can buy tickets (payment on the spot) to visit the interior. On the way back to your hotel enjoy a tea ceremony at a typical China Tea House.
Duration: 7 Hours Overview: Enjoy a royal cruise to Summer Palace along the Changhe River. Start at the Beijing Exhibition Centre pier and cruise past the Beijing Aquarium, Zhenjue Temple, Purple Bamboo Park, Longevity Temple and other landmarks. Enter through the south gate of Summer Palace for a visit. Go shopping. Return to Beihai Park for a delicious imperial dinner at Fanshan restaurant located inside.
Duration: 1 Hour 15 Minutes Overview: Enjoy the fantastic "The Legend of Kungfu", a must-see production in Beijing for tourists and Kungfu lovers which is the story of a young boy found wandering outside an ancient temple. Like every boy in China, he dreams of becoming a Kungfu master. On the road to enlightenment the young monk encounters many difficulties and temptations. The show has English subtitles shown above the stage. The actors do not speak; the show is all Kungfu dances. The fusion of modern dance with Chinese traditional art makes this performance unique and spectacular.
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