Day 1 Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Beijing Hutongs
09:00 a.m: Meet your Beijing local tour guide at your hotel lobby and be ready for the day tour.
09:30-10:15 a.m: Visit the Tian’anmen Square. It’s a rectangular square with an area of 440,000 sq meters. To some point, the Tian’anmen Square echoes the layout of the Forbidden City. It also displays the major concept of China politics in ancient times- centralism. There were so many historic things took place here , of which the most famous one is the Tian’anmen Incident. Now, it’s just a symbol.
10:30 - 12:30 p.m: Visit the magnificent Forbidden City, the largest Imperial Palace in the world. We’ll spend a couple of hours wandering around this amazing example of Imperial architecture and learning about the history of the palace. Surrounded by a long scarlet walls longing 3.5km, UNESCO-listed Forbidden City is the very central power in Ming and Qing Dynasty. This large palace witness the prosperity and the decline of feudalism. From here, you will have a direct experience how royals lived and how they rule.
12:30 - 13:30 p.m: Enjoy a local food in a nice restaurant Beijingers always visit, please pay on moment based on what you have.
14:00 - 15:30 p.m: Head for Temple of Heaven. Situated in the southeast of central city, the Temple of Heaven was originally constructed in the eighteenth year of Yong Le (1420) in Ming Dynasty for Ming and Qing emperors to conduct annual ceremonies of praying to Heaven for good harvest. It combines the architectural technology of Ming and Qing Dynasties together, which makes it a rare Chinese ancient architecture and the largest sacrifice complex in the world. Charmed by its size, colorful meaning and importance in China's history, the site was classified into the "Directory of World Heritage" by UNESCO in 1998.
16:00 - 17:00 p.m: Walk in the tranquil Hutongs. In those interlaced Hutongs, one can experience the life of the ancient Beijing people. With bathrooms and public toilets usually being found, shops and vendors selling all kinds of goods that satisfy the local people's daily needs, and people gossiping along the lanes to strengthen their relationship, one can walk through the history and savor the unique culture. Thus, we can say that where there is such a lane, there is a story.
17:00 p.m: Drop you off at hotel for rest.
Day 2 Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace
07:30 a.m: Greeted by your tour guide in your hotel lobby and commence your day tour.
09:00 - 11:30 p.m: Drive around 1.5 hours to the Mutianyu section Great Wall and you will take a rest and lunch at the Subway down the foot of the Mutianyu Wall. This is a one of the most famous and ideal sections of the Great Wall. You will have your choice of taking the cable car or chair lift up the breathtaking wall and spend a leisurely 1 to 2 hours hiking up and down the various sections exploring the Watch Towers and marveling at the construction and beauty of the renown and legendary Wall. You then have the option of an exhilarating toboggan ride back down or simply return the way you came with cable car.
11:30 - 12:30 p.m: Enjoy a typical Beijing lunch nearby the Mutianyu Great Wall (pay on moment).
14:00 - 16:00 p.m: Visit the Summer Palace. As the largest imperial garden in China, the Summer Palace has been a summer resort for royal families. There are huge lakes, bridges, corridors, pavilions, and various kinds of flowers and lots of rooms fully radiating the natural beauty and the grandeur of imperial gardens. With arched bridges and glittering ripples, pretty promenades and flowers in blossom, decorated corridors and ancient doors, and "breezeways" (a kind of hallway that allows the passage of a breeze between structures), all these can bring tourists into an enchanting and ever-changing scenery.
16:30 p.m: Come back to hotel and your two day tour ends here.
Air-conditioned vehicles with experienced driver.
Licensed Chinese- English bilingual speaking tour guide.
Entrance fee for sites mentioned, including cable car up and tobaggon down the Great Wall.
What’s not included:
Personal expenses or private entertainment items in sites.
Tips or gratuities for guide and driver if we did a good job(recommended)