About BEIJING CLASSICAL TOUR WITH GREAT WALL
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Come and join this exciting choice of 4-5Nts Beijing Classical Tour including 4-5Nts in your choice of 4-5 stars hotel in Beijing or make your trip a twin/multi-centre break by extending elsewhere. Get in touch with our holiday experts and let them tailor your perfect dream break.
Discover this amazing destination in depth with thanks to a detailed itinerary, perfect for those who want to see more. With accommodation and a range of activities included, all you need to do is relax, and enjoy the experience of a lifetime!
Inclusions: Kung Fu Show ticket, Great Wall -Badaling, Ming Tombs – Changling, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Jingshan Hill Park.
Shopping included as Chinese traditional medicine shop, Jade Carving Factory or Silk factory and Pearl market.
This private tour of Beijing offers a complete background on the history and significance of China’s imperial capital city. Destinations such as the Forbidden City and the ancient Great Wall reveal the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the Chinese that is still found today.
Badaling Great Wall
Start the day by visiting the Great Wall, one of China’s most impressive and proudest engineering achievements, with portions of it dating as far back as 500 BC. The Badaling section of the Great Wall, measuring 7,600 meters (4.7 miles), is a very accessible part of this historic monument and was the first section opened to the public in 1957 and enjoyed restorations in 1980. The sights of the wall and the mountainsides all around are very photogenic, and on location, it is easy to learn and imagine the historical significance before your eyes. There are also many typical restaurants in the area. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes since there is a lot of walking around today!
Sacred Way (Ming Tombs)
Afterwards walk the Sacred Way, also known as the Ming Tombs. It was believed that this road is the path to heaven, from which the Chinese emperor would arrive from heaven and also return home by. Lined on both sides are a total of 18 pairs of marble figures of fascinating creatures such as dragons, elephants, lions, camels, and more to stand guard over the emperor and ward off evils. At the end of the Sacred Way is the Changling Tomb, the final resting place of the great Emperor Yongle from the Ming Dynasty.
The Summer Palace is right up there with the Great Wall and the Forbidden City as one of Beijing’s not-to-miss destinations. This beautiful classic Chinese garden and palace was the escape for emperors and their families during the sweltering hot summers that hit the city every year. The landscapes at the Summer Palace are unparalleled, with a gorgeous lake and hilltop views to please all eyes and cameras.
Temple of Heaven
Stop by the Temple of Heaven where Chinese emperors once visited to worship God and offer sacrifices. The entire design of the property is a reflection of Confucian beliefs and theories and is a tranquil escape from the endless bustle otherwise found in Beijing.
The largest public square in the world and site of many historic events from throughout China’s past. Tiananmen Square was designed and built in 1651 and has been enlarged 4 times up until the 1950s.
Continue through the decorated Gate of Heavenly Peace and into the Forbidden City, the former home of 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties throughout China’s royal history. That covers more than 500 years of some of China’s most important chapters. The construction of the more than 980 buildings and 8,704 rooms took 14 years to complete, from 1406 to 1420 as commissioned by Emperor Yongle.
We advise booking 9-12 months in advance for the best prices. Other dates available from small supplements. Tour can be extended or shortened with hotel stays in Beijing & tailored to your needs, contact our luxury hotel experts for a bespoke quote.