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2-Day Private Beijing Tour: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Hutong

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    What to Expect
    Day 1: Temple of Heaven -Tian'anmen Square-Forbidden City- Hutong Tour with Rickshaw Ride (L)

    Your guide and driver will meet you in your hotel's lobby in Beijing at 8:30am.

    The tour begins at the Temple of Heaven visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven. The Temple of Heaven is one of several worship sites in the capital where the emperors offered sacrifices. It was constructed between 1406 and 1420 during the reign of Ming Emperor YongLe, who also oversaw the creation of the Forbidden City during the same period. You will get a change to enjoy the local's morning exercise in the temple and are welcome to join them in the park.

    Later, you will stop at a local restaurant for lunch.

    After that, you will continue to explore one of the world’s largest public areas—Tiananmen Square, home to the National Museum of China, the mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the great Monument to the Peoples’ Heroes. From there you will pass through the South gate to the magnificent Forbidden City - a 250-acre complex of courtyards, palaces, pavilions and gardens, which served as the imperial palace for emperors and their households for more than 500 years. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987.

    Later, you will take the rickshaw along the Hutong allay and visit a local family in their courtyard home to discover the life style of the locals. The day will be over with Chinese acrobatic show (optional). Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.

    Day 2: Great Wall at Mutianyu Section- Summer Palace(L)

    You driver and tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby at 8am and take you to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. It's is a bit more rugged and slightly less crowded than more famous Badaling section of the Wall. Over 96% of Mutianyu is covered with trees and orchards.

    Then you will stop at local restaurant for lunch.

    After lunch you will continue to the well-preserved royal garden, the Summer Palace. World-renowned for its beautiful landscape and spectacular architecture the Summer Palace is listed as the World Heritage Site and considered as one of the most classical gardens in the world.

    After the Summer Palace you will be transferred back to your hotel.

    Please note: This tour doesn't include the accommodation, please book at your own expense.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your tour guide will pick you up from your Beijing City hotel's lobby by holding your name sign
    2 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (for hotels within 4th ring road)
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Entrance fee
    • Cable car round trip or ski lift up and toboggan ticket
    • Rickshaw Ride
    • Show ticket
    • Additional Entrance fees
    • Hotel Accommodation
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant (0-3 year old)is free they do not occupy a seat
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
    • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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