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Beijing Private Layover Tour: Ming Tombs, Summer Palace, Niaochao & Water Cube

Visit several top attractions in the north of Beijing's old city center on this layover tour. Learn about the cultural importance of ancestor worship, explore the largest and best-preserved of the surviving imperial garden and visit two modern landmark buildings. To enhance your experience: Transportation, lunch and entrance fees are included.

1.Visit the UNESCO-listed Ming Tombs, a series of mausoleums to the ancient rules of the Ming Dynasty
2.Visit the Central Section of Beijing Olympic Park - Niaochao National Stadium and Water Cube
3.Stroll around Kunming Lake and Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
4.Enjoy an in-depth immersion into Chinese history courtesy of your private guide
5.Make the most of limited time with convenient airport pickup and drop-off

per adult from

$406

AUD

Duration

9 to 10 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Professional tour guide
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • Private transportation
    • Entrance fee of the indicated attractions
    • Entry/Admission - Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
    • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Olympic Park
    • Entry/Admission - Niaochao National Stadium
    • Entry/Admission - Water Cube
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), Ming Shisan Ling Area, Changling Town, Changping District, Beijing 102213 China

      Your tour guide will meet you at the exit of the airport with the welcoming board on which your name will be written at 08:30 a.m.. Then, we will transfer to the Ming Tombs and start the highlight day tour.
      A series of temple-like structures and burial mounds, the Ming Tombs contain the remains of 13 of the 16 emperors who ruled China during the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644). Of the 13 tombs, three are open to the public and accessible via a statue-lined path called the Sacred Way, where the carvings of mythical animals and legendary figures are believed to ward off evil spirits. The Ming Tombs Museum sits just behind the ticket office and offers a short introduction to each of the 13 entombed emperors.
      After lunch, we will drive back to Beijing downtown and visit the Summer Palace, Niaochao National Stadium and Water Cube.

      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China

      The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved of the surviving imperial garden, rich in history and culture. Once a summer retreat for emperors, this 716-acre park is still a retreat for tourist, who can relax here or stroll around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and huge lake, stopping occasionally at a shop or tea-house. Much-loved summer retreat of the Imperial families, the lovely landscaped gardens, halls, pavilions and corridors are set around the lake and rivers in natural harmony.
      Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
      The paths beside the lake lead you under shady trees, or along the roofed colonnade known as the Long Corridor, with its magnificently painted ceilings. Bridges, boats, willows, lotus flowers, and other attractive landscaping make this a pleasant place to soak up the atmosphere and in the views.

      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Olympic Park, North of Beisihuanzhong road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101 China

      Beijing Olympic Park, also known as the Olympic Green. Beijing Olympic Park is where the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and Paralympics took place. It also will be where the 2022 Winter Olympics takes place. Afterward, it was transformed into a comprehensive multifunctional activity center for the public.
      It contains the main venues used during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, such as the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube. You will be overwhelmed by the architecture of these two magnificent buildings.

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Niaochao National Stadium, No.1 Guojia Tiyuchang South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China

      The Beijing National Stadium, more commonly referred to as the Bird’s Nest, was built for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games at a cost of $423 million. Since the Olympics and all its fanfare, the stadium has become a major landmark and tourist attraction, as well as a venue for both international and domestic sporting competitions.
      Though relatively new to the Beijing landscape, the National Stadium has become a must-see attraction.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Water Cube, No.11 Tianchen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China

      Not far from the Bird's Nest, there is the National Aquatics Center, also known as Water Cube. Its creative design concept is originated from the arrangement pattern of cells and natural structure of soap bubbles. The huge square box was produced by combining modern technologies with traditional Chinese culture. In the past, Chinese ancestors believed that the sky is round while the earth is square, and that is the way nature keeps harmonious. The square Water Cube together with the round Bird's Nest, embody and interpret this idea very well.
      Afterwards, enjoy comfortable transfer back to Beijing Capital International Airport to catch your flight or your hotel. Wrap your memories and say good-bye.

      Duration: 45 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Beijing, China
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We pick up from Beijing Capital International Airport or nearby hotels.
      Departure Time :
      8:30 AM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Infant seats available
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • 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.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by MoreFunAsia

    Activity ID: V-37241P333

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