4 Days Essence of Beijing Tour


Tour Code: BST03

Tour Duration: 4 Days

Tour overview:
On this 4 day Beijing tour to visit the profound history of China at The Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, The Summer Palace, The Great Wall (Badaling Section), the Ming Dynasty Tombs and Sacred way, and the modern Bird’s Nest and Water Cube for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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Day by Day Itinerary

Tour Summary



Day 1


Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 Beijing (L)

This full day city tour will take you to Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace.

The tour begins in the morning with a visit of the Temple of Heaven, the place where the Emperor came every winter solstice to worship heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest.

After lunch, go on the city tour to visit Tiananmen Square, with its wealth of monuments to the Communist era. From there you will walk across the Golden River Bridge to visit the Forbidden City, a huge complex of palaces and temples built to house the imperial family, constructed 600 years ago. According to UNESCO, it is the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.

You will continue by visiting the Summer Palace. Equally famous as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace is the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. It is considered a museum of gardens in China.

Day 3 Beijing (L)

Today is a full day visit to Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs and Sacred Way.

After experiencing the royal lifestyle, today you will be transferred to the surrounding countryside of Beijing and visit the Great Wall. The image of China throughout the world, the Great Wall lives up to its reputation as one of the world's greatest structures. At the Badaling section you will have the opportunity to climb either the north or south face of the wall, admiring the splendid mountain views.

In the afternoon you will visit the legendary Ming Tombs, which are situated at the foot of Heavenly Longevity Mountain. 13 Ming Dynasty emperors were buried in the area after the third Ming emperor Yongle moved the Chinese capital from Nanjing to Beijing in 1420. You will walk along the Sacred Way, a road guarded by stone statues on both sides, as the ancient emperors did to hold a memorial ceremony for their ancestors.

On the way back to hotel, you will be driven to the main 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, take an exterior visit of both the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest) and the National Swimming Centre(The Water Cube).

Day 4 Beijing Departure

Today will be free until our guide escorts you to the airport for your next destination.

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Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1

Visit Chinese history in Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square and The Temple of Heaven Walk the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China, the New Seven Wonders of the world Visit the Ming Tombs on the slopes of Tianshou Mountain and see the Ding Mausoleum Stop to take photos of the striking Bird's Nest and Water Cube, built for the 2008 Olympic Games



Season Tour Class Group Size Single Room
1pax 2-5pax 6-9pax
Peak Season 3*(Tourist Class) $428 $261 $178 $139


1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.

2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.

3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Includes

Entrance tickets to mentioned attractions.

All lunches as specified in the itinerary.

Private transfers among airports, hotels and scenic spots by a private air conditioned vehicle.

A well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city.

Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.

Service Charge & Government Taxes.

Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.

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