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2-day Best of Beijing

Gain insight into China’s heritages as well as natural beauty on this 2-day private tour. Visit the city districts and famous attractions including Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong, Temple of Heaven and Hongqiao Pearl Market. Explore the ‘Water Town’ of Gubei, experiencing unique local customs and participating in native activities. See colossal towers and ancient structures dating back to the Ming dynasty and revitalize with hands-on Chinese meals. Enjoy the stunning views as well as taking nice pictures.

 Visit the historical sites on a walking tour, interacting with local people
 Capture timeless photos in the scenic Gubei Water Town
 Take pictures of sunset on Great Wall Jinshanling if weather permit
 Hands-on dumpling cooking dinner in a local farmer’s house
 Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience.

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2 days


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  • What's included :
    • 1x Dinner
    • 1x Lunch
    • Public transportation on day 1 & Private transfers on day 2
    • English speaking guide service
    • Sightseeing tours with entrance fees as specified
    • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Gubei Water Town
    • Entry/Admission - Simatai Great Wall
    • Entry/Admission - Jinshanling Great Wall
    What's excluded :
    • Tips for driver and guide
    • Accommodation

  • Day 1: Beijing

    Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
    Today we'll explore famous sights in Beijing. There will be a lot of walking today as well as using public the subway to get around. After breakfast, we will take the metro to Tiananmen Square, one of the world's largest public squares, home to the Monument of the People's Heroes and the Great hall of the People.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
    Then enter the Forbidden City, built from 1406 to 1420, a ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government for more than 500 years. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is listed by UNESCO as the most extensive collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), No.44 Jingshanxi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
    After the Forbidden City, we will come to Jingshan Park, a former imperial garden and the best point to get a full and clear view of the Forbidden City.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan), No.1 Wenjin Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100034 China
    Then continue on to Beihai Park, visiting Jade Island with its Buddhist temple, the white pagoda, and the famous Nine Dragon Screen.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hutong Tour, No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District, 100009, Beijing, Beijing 100009 China
    Finally, check out from the north gate, and spend the rest of the day strolling in the Hutongs. You will learn something about the old courtyards (Siheyuan), like history, layout, Fengshui and traditional Chinese culture. Outlook of the two-story Drum Tower, walk along the 800-year-old hutong of Yandai Byway, and pass through the Yinding Bridge.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Beijing-Gubeikou-Jinshanling-Beijing

    Stop At: Gubei Water Town, Simatai villege, Gubeikou town, Beijing China
    Meet your expert guide in your hotel at 8 am and travel through the bustling streets by private, climate-controlled vehicle toward the Gube Water Town and the Great Wall (3 hrs).

    The water town, surrounds the beautiful Mandarin Duck Lake Reservoir, is built on the former 5 sub natural villages of Simatai Village at the foot of Simatai Great Wall. The Simatai village was developed from Simatai Castle built during the reign of Emperor Wanli ( 1573 -1620 ) in Ming Dynasty ( 1368 – 1644 ).

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Simatai Great Wall, Gubeikou Town, Beijing 101508 China
    The Simatai Great Wall stretches 5.4 km from Wangjinglou (Tower for Viewing the Capital) in the east and connects Jinshanling Great Wall in the west. Originally built in the North Qi Dynasty (550-577), it incorporates a variety of styles of other parts of the China Wall, but also display some unique features. East and West section of Simatai Great Wall are divided by a lake, which is fed by two springs. Even in winter time the lake never ice up. Both sections are linked up by a suspension bridge.
    The hills in the west are sloping gently with well-maintained towers, and the Wall is winding on the hills like a golden dragon with majestic vigor. Due to safety concern, only the eastern watch towers 2 to 10 are opened to public presently.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Jinshanling Great Wall, Chengde Shi, Luanping County 068250 China
    In the late afternoon we continue to drive to Jinshanling Great Wall (30 mins). Catch scenic views of watchtowers snaking along the mountain. There is fascinating variety in the watch-towers here. Some have two stories, others three. Some have flat roofs, others rounded, and others again are pitched with upturned eaves. Your expert guide will show you to the best section to enjoy the most beautiful Sunset view, the best places for photographers to take Great Wall photos.

    After the sunset, head to a local farmer's restaurant. Meet and chat with the farmers with a home-cooked Chinese meal. You will have a chance to experience making Chinese dumplings as part of your dinner. End your tour with a drop-off at your hotel in Beijing.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your guide will be waiting for you in your hotel lobby.
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by China Adventure Travel Ltd

Activity ID: V-5488P47

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