03 December 2016
The Great Wall, Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven . . . this four day stopover in the Chinese capital city Beijing has it all. You will see so many wonders of the ancient and modern world on this action packed visit to one of the world's truly great cities. Throw in a Peking Duck dinner and a special Kung Fu show and you will see why this short visit makes a great add on to any trip behind the Bamboo Curtain.
On arrival at Beijing airport you will be met by one of our experienced tour representatives and taken to your hootel where you can relax after the journey. The rest of the day and evening are free for you to go out and explore on your own, seeing some of the sights and trying one of the fine local restaurants for dinner.
You will be picked up at your hotel for a city tour. Begin at the vast Tian'anmen Square, the largest public square in the world, then continue on past Chairman Mao's portrait into the glamorous Forbidden City, where you will discover a fascinating display of Chinese history and classical architecture. After lunch at a restaurant, drive to the north west of the city to visit the Summer Palace, one of Beijing's finest landmarks. In the evening enjoy a Peking Duck dinner and watch a 70 minute Kung Fu show and demonstration before returning to your hotel.
Another highlight today when you are taken on a private tour to the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven. As one of the wonders of the world, the Great Wall is a must see when in China. Stand on top of one of the great watch towers at Mutianyu and admire the sheer size and beauty of the wall as it snakes its way across the tops of impossibly steep mountain ridges. In the afternoon you will be taken to visit the beautiful Temple of Heaven in its parkland setting before returning to the city where the evening is free for you to explore on your own.
Today you wonderful visit to the Chinese capital comes to an end. Make time for some more sightseeing or last minute shopping before you are picked up at your hotel and taken to the airport to catch an onward flight or begin your journey back home. This fascinating four day stopover in Beijing is a must when planning a visit to China.
Superior fr £617pp
Deluxe fr £678pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated