6-day Beijing Culture and History Tour

 6-day Beijing Culture and History Tour

Tour Code: IFH-B-08

Tour days: 6 Days

Experience Beijing's rich culture and history on a guided tour of the Lama Temple, Temple of Confucius, Guozijian Museum, take rickshaw to visit Hutong, visit a local family, learn papercut, and walk across Tiananmen Squre to enter the Forbidden City, enjoy walking on the Great wall, and learn about history of Ming and Qing dynasties at Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Prince Kung's Mansion and more.


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DAY 1 Beijing

Transfer via: flight - your arrangement

Activities for today: airport transfer

Tour Guide & Driver Service: Arrival transfer from Beijing Capital International Airport to your hotel.

DAY 2 Beijing

Transfer via: private vehicle

Activities for today: Lama Temple, Temple of Confucius, Guozijian Museum, Drum Tower, Hutong, Learn Paper Cutting

Tour Guide & Driver Service:
Morning guided sightseeing takes you to Lama Temple (Yonghe Lamasery), where was once the residence of the fifth emperor of the Qing Dynasty. It is the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in present day China. You will also visit the neighboring Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum. They were built at the beginning of the 14th century. The former is the second largest Confucian Temple in China. The officials used it to pay their respects to Confucius until 1911. The latter was the institute of the highest education. It is also the place where the emperors used to deliver lectures.

Afternoon ascend the drum tower to watch drumming performance. Then proceed to take the rickshaw to visit the famous hutongs, which are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan,traditional courtyard residences. You will also visit a family and learn paper-cutting from a local people in Hutong.

DAY 3 Beijing

Transfer via: private vehicle

Activities for today: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven

Tour Guide & Driver Service:
After breakfast, have a leisure walking in the largest square in the world - Tiananmen Square, then enter the Forbidden City. It is the largest imperial palace in China for 24 emperors’ reign during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years. After that, climb the nearby small Jingshan and have a full view of the Forbidden City. Lunch will be taken at a local Chinese restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer to visit the Temple of Heaven Park. It is a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God’s bless of the whole nation.

DAY 4 Beijing

Transfer via: private vehicle

Activities for today: Badaling Great Wall, Beijing Olympics Park, pearl shop

Tour Guide & Driver Service:
This morning drive about 80 km to visit Badaling Great Wall. Badaling Great Wall is the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall, wchich shows the Great Wall as it would have looked originally. You will hike to climb the ancient wall (cable car is optional). In the afternoon, drive to Beijing Olympics Park, where you will take some pictures of the exteriors of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube (not enter). Visit a pearl shop prior to driving back your hotel.

DAY 5 Beijing

Transfer via: private vehicle

Activities for today: Summer Palace, Prince Kung's Mansion

Tour Guide & Driver Service:
After breakfast, pay a visit to the Summer Palace. This royal garden is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value.

Next stop is Prince Kung's Mansion (aka the Prince Gong Mansion). This Qing Dyansasty mansion is the most exquisitely decorated and best preserved of the princes' s mansions in Beijing.

DAY 6 Beijing

Transfer via: flight - your arrangement

Activities for today: airport transfer

Driver Service:Your vacation ends today with a transfer to Beijing Capital International Airport.


Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip

Price Includes

Entrance fees:
To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
Meals:
All meals as specified in the itinerary. "B" stands for Chinese or western breakfast at your hotel. "L" for Chinese Lunch at local Chinese restaurant. "D" for Chinese dinner at local Chinese restaurant. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, or Indian food etc, please inform us in advance.
Private Transfers:
Between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Harbin by the private air conditioned vehicle with driver.
Private tour escort for Sightseeing:
As outlined in the Itinerary will be escorted with English-speaking guide.
The English-speaking guide and driver of each city accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
Hotels:
Service includes standard rooms for your tour group.
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
Transportation:
All the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax/ or train ticket(s) as specified in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Government Taxes.
Arrangements:
The tour cost includes the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Excludes

Entry / Exit Airfare or train tickets..
Visa Fees; Trip Insurance; Credit Card Processing Fee;.
Excess Baggage Charges:
For checked luggage: Adult and children are entitled to a free checked baggage allowance in economy class of 20kg / 44. The size limit for each piece is 40x60x 100cmor 15.7x 23.6x 39.4 inches. For carry-on luggage: each economy class passenger is allowed one piece of 5kg / 11 lbs. The size limit for each piece is 20 x 40 x 55cm or 7.8 x 15.7 x 21.6 inches.
Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities and sightseeing.
Meals:
Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
Gratuities to guides or drivers.

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