A Bird's Eye View of Forbidden City at Jingshan Park
Giant Panda in Beijing Zoo
Monument to the People's Heroes at Tian'anmen Square
Temple of Heaven
Duration: 5 Days Tour Type: Small Group Departure: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday
When you arrive in Beijing, after you claim your luggage and custom, you will be met by tour guide in the arrival exit, our guide will hold a sign with your name, then we will transfer to the Sunworld Hotel in the famous Wangfujing street. Free at leisure for the rest of the day, you can enjoy the famous Wangfujing street by walking around your hotel. (Unlike other travel agency choose hotel in remote area, we choose hotel in the very city center for you to feel real Beijing.)
Accommodation: Sunworld Hotel, Beijing
In the morning we meet in the hotel lobby and you have the opportunity to meet other travelers. We will go to the Tian'anmen Square, where the most important national ceremonies are held, surrounded by many historical buildings. From the square, you can walk to the Forbidden City. Inside this imperial palace, we will explore its fascinating halls, pavilions with golden roofs and high red walls. After we exit the Forbidden City, we will enter another attraction - Jingshan Park, where we will see local Chinese residents taking exercise, singing or dancing. We will climb the hill inside the park, when we reach the top of the hill, we will enjoy the bird view of the whole Forbidden City and Beijing central city, which is a highlight of today.
At noon, we will have lunch at a very nice restaurant where you can have menu-ordered delicious Chinese dishes.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Heaven, where ancient emperors came to worship the heavens in hopes of good harvests.
In the evening you will be entertained by a wonderful Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater.
Meals: Western buffet breakfast, menu-ordered Chinese lunch
Today we will hike the Badaling Great Wall, the most highlighted sight in Beijing. Please be prepared with your shoes since you will climb on the steps of the great wall, to reach the top of the great wall you can choose to hike by foot or take the cable car(cable car ticket not included), you will never forget the view on the great wall, one of the seven wonders in the world.
At noon, we will have lunch in the nice restaurant of Jade Museum.
After lunch, we will visit Ming Tomb(Dingling) and Sacred Road, alone the sacred road there are many stone statues of people and animals on both sides, These are the loyal guarders of the royal graveyard. The Dingling Tomb is one of the best preserved tomb of the thirteen Ming Tombs.
One the way back to the downtown Beijing, we will stop by the Olympic Stadiums, you can take photos of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Optional activity in evening: 1. Peking roasted duck dinner ($33) 2. Acrobat show in Chaoyang Theater ($33) 3. Peking Opera in Liyuan Theater ($33).
In the morning we will visit the beautiful Summer Palace - the largest imperial garden in China, walk along the elegant Promenade, see stone boat, visit Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill. After Summer Palace, we will drive to Panda House which is inside Beijing Zoo, where we will see lovely giant pandas and take pictures.
After that, we will visit Beijing hutong area, visit a local Beijing family and learn how to make a dumpling and cooking skills. You may try to make a dumpling by yourself and taste it after boiled, see how fun and easy Chinese cooking is, we will also have lunch in this hutong family. After lunch we will enjoy a rickshaw Hutong tour where you will visit Shichahai, Yinding Bridge, Skewed Tobacco Pouch Street, etc. allowing you to experience the essence of Beijing and its old culture. After hutong tour, we will visit a local market where local people buy fruit, vegetable and foods for daily life.
Our Beijing tour finished here, and the guide and driver will send you the railway station for evening soft sleeper train D313,19:34-07:41 to Shanghai, so you need prepare the breakfast on the train.
Meals: menu-ordered Chinese lunch
Accommodation: on the train with soft sleeper.
Arrived in Shanghai in the morning, our Shanghai local guide will meet and transfer you to the hotel for rest.
In the morning, we will visit Shanghai Museum, which specializes in exhibiting art works from ancient times. After that, we will tour Yuyuan Garden, a famous garden in the south China. The symbol of Yuyuan Garden is the Nine Zigzag Bridge built of granite and grass-white jade and the quaint, elegant mid-lake pavilion. At noon we have lunch at a good restaurant with Shanghai cuisine. In the afternoon, we will walk in the famous Bund area where you can see the famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower across the river. This is a good place to take pictures of Shanghai. After that we will walk to Nanjing Road, and then visit an old street in Shanghai, tour ending today.
If you will not leave from Shanghai today, you can consider the night cruiser tour on Huangpu River. Optional evening activity: 1. Huangpu river cruise, 2. Acrobat Show in Central Theater or Huxi or Shanghai Circus.
Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Menu-order lunch
Tips: you can pay 70% of tour fee in our office when you arrive in Shanghai, only 30% deposit is required before the tour.
Payment Method: 10%~30% Deposit + 70%~90% Pay after arrival in China
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