Beijing Private Tour: Ming Tombs, Niaochao, Water Cube, Beihai Park and Jingshan
Visit several top attractions in the north of Beijing’s old city center. Begin with a visit to Ming Tombs and learn about the cultural importance of ancestor worship; visit two modern landmark buildings at Beijing Olympic Park; stroll around Beihai Park, admiring the imperial architecture and views. At dusk, we will climb the Jingshan and have a bird’s eye view of the Forbidden City from Jingshan. At this time it is particularly beautiful, palace eaves decorated with golden rays of the setting sun.
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. Learn about local insights, history, and geography from your guide
4. Time-smart arrangements: no hurrying, no shopping and no wasted time
per adult from
8 to 9 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Private transportation
- Professional tour guide.
- Entrance fee of the indicated attractions
- Bottled water
- Entry/Admission - Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
- Entry/Admission - Niaochao National Stadium
- Entry/Admission - Water Cube
- Entry/Admission - Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)
- Entry/Admission - Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
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 your hotel at 09:00 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.
Then, we will drive back to Beijing downtown and enjoy local traditional food for lunch.
After lunch, we will visit the Central Section of Beijing Olympic Park - Niaochao National Stadium and Water Cube.
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: 30 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.
Afterward, stroll through Beihai Park and climb the man-made hill in Jingshan Park. Learn how and why the hill was built and gaze over the beautifully lit-up Forbidden City and other landmarks.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan), No.1 Wenjin Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100034 China
Located to the west of the Forbidden City and Jingshan Park, Beihai Park is one of the best-preserved imperial parks in the center of Beijing.
More than half of the area is taken up by a large lake, where lots of travelers go boating in the summer and skating in the winter. The White Pagoda on the mountain beside the lake is the symbol of this park, which offers a vantage point with a beautiful view of the whole park. Other ancient buildings, such as Hao Pu Creek Garden, Quiet Heart Studio, Nine-dragon Screen, Five Dragon Pavilions and Circular City, show different effects of mountain-water combinations in ancient Chinese architectures.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), No.44 Jingshanxi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Jingshan Park is superbly landscaped with hills to ascend by steps, clear lakes and dignified ancient buildings. It used to be one of the ancient imperial gardens in Beijing, and now has developed as a peaceful public park. Vigorous cypresses are planted widely in the park, creating a quiet and solemn atmosphere with the golden-glazed ancient pavilions.
Because of close to north of the Forbidden City, Jingshan Park is the best place for a bird's eye view of the Forbidden City and central Beijing.
Afterwards, enjoy comfortable transfer back to your hotel, Wrap your memories and say good-bye in your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Beijing, China
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from hotels located within Beijing 5th Ring Road.
Departure Time :9:00 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.