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THE MAGNIFICENT BEIJING
Visit Beijing & its Surroundings (7 Days)

Day 1 Arrival in Beijing Capital Hotel (4 star-rated) or Similar
Upon arrival at the Beijing Capital Airport, passengers on this tour will be met and greeted by our attentive local guide, and then transfer to the centrally located hotel. The rest of the day will be at your own disposal for either relax or taking a walk.

Day 2 Beijing
Full day sightseeing starts with a visit to the famous Tiananmen Square at the very center of Beijing, the largest one in the world, where you may walk around and take pictures. Afterwards, we go through a subway over north of the square and visit the splendid Imperial Palace, well known as the "Forbidden City", which was the place that the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties lived and conducted the state affairs for 500 years. After lunch in a local restaurant, we take visit to the enchanting Summer Palace at the northwest suburbs, which is one of China's largest and best-preserved imperial gardens served as summer resort for the emperor and empress in Qing dynasty. In the evening, a delicious Peking Duck banquet is arranged for you as a welcome party. (BLD)

Day 3 Beijing
The highlight today is to drive 45 miles northwest of Beijing to visit the extraordinary Great Wall, the symbol of China's ancient civilization that built along the top of mountains for over 2000 years. There is an old saying" One can never be a hero, unless having been to the Great Wall." On the way back, we stop by the Sacred Road to see 24 marvelous stone sculptures of animals and guards, which leads to the Ming dynasty's tomb area. We then continue our visit to the third Ming emperor's Tomb - Changling and its commemorating palace, now served as the museum displayed with valuable relics unearthed from the 13th Ming emperor's tomb. In the evening, a famous Peking Opera show is available after dinner. (BLD)

Day 4 Beijing
This morning, a very interesting Hutong Tour is planned for you to take a real look of the old Beijing's courtyards and the ordinary families. You will be invited to ride on the pedicab running through the narrow lanes and call on the local homes to see their daily life as well as a visit to the community kindergarten. After lunch, we take a visit to The Temple of Heaven, the most famous ancient architecture in China, uniquely built in 1420 as the place for emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvest. Tonight, a fantastic Acrobatics Show is on your schedule after dinner. (BLD)

Day 5 Beijing
Today, we'll take a special visit to Beijing Zoo to see the world unique animal - Giant Panda, as they are so lovely in the morning, strolling outside and eating with bamboo as their major food. You will be permitted to take pictures there. Afterwards, we go to visit the city's well-known Lamasery - Yonghegong, built in early Qing dynasty and was originally the palace for emperor Yongzheng to live and study before he was ascended throne. It became the Tibetan Lamasery later and now about 70 monks from Inner Mongolia live and make services here. This afternoon, we take you to visit the Beihai Park, at the center of Beijing, in which the most significant symbol is the Buddhist White Pagoda, built in early Yuan dynasty with a history of 800 years. Afterwards, you may go shopping at the famous Silk Street market near the embassy area. (B L)

Day 6 Beijing
Today, it is entirely free for you to explore the city with your own interest. You may walk along the city's busiest shopping area - Wangfujing Street, or Liulichang - the antique shop street, and the Museum of Chinese History flanking Tiananmen Square. Lunch and dinner will be on your own care. ( B )

Day 7 Beijing / Return home flight
Check out the hotel in the morning, our local guide will come to meet you at the hotel lobby and help you transfer to the airport for the return home flight. ( B )

TOUR PRICE: All in US Dollars
Seasons
2 - 5 persons
6 - 9 persons
10 persons & up
Remarks
Low SeasonDec. / Jan. / Feb. / Mar.
580
510
390
Shoulder SeasonApr. / Jun. / Jul. / Aug.
660
580
450
Peak SeasonMay. / Sep. / Oct. / Nov.
710
640
490


TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:


¡¤ 4 star-rated hotel accommodation based on twin sharing with western breakfast.
¡¤ Private car / mini-bus or coach services with English speaking guide
¡¤ All sightseeing entrance fee mentioned in the itinerary
¡¤ All meals specified in the itinerary ( B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner )
¡¤ Evening entertainment arranged in the itinerary
Please note that the tour payment must be made by Bank Wire Transfer 15 days before the group arrival or paid by cash / credit cards when booking it locally.
For payment made by credit card, 4% surcharge required by the Bank of China will be added upon the total tour price.


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