“Spend 2 days in Beijing might be essential for you to better understanding Beijing. You’ll visit the most highlight attractions on day 1 including the Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall at Mutianyu while you’ll have a panoramic view of the Forbidden City and even the Beijing city in the Jingshan Park in the monrning, and then you’ll visit the elegant imperial garden at the Summer Palace and discover how those Chinese emperors worshiped their “Gods” in the Temple of Heaven on day 2. If you have 2 days in Beijing, we highly recommend you to take this trip. You won’t feel regret!”
– David Deng, the product manager of Trippest
Skip the line at the Forbidden City as VIP guests with our informative and friendly guide to discover the secret lives of Chinese ancient emperors. Hiking up the most beautiful section of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu at ease by round-way cable car. Visit the world largest urban square in the center of the city of Beijing – Tian’anmen Square. Enjoy freshly-cooked Beijing local food for lunch at our selected restaurant. No shopping at all, no time-wasting!
In the morning your guide will be waiting for you at your hotel lobby (or other appointed address) at around 7:30 am (the exact departure time will be given by your guide on Day 1) and you’ll be transferred to the first stop of the day – Jingshan Park by our clean and comfortable vehicle.
Remember we have visited the Forbidden City on Day 1? Still being amazed by these palaces and treasures? This morning we will change another angle to have a panoramic view of the Forbidden City at Jingshan Park which is located behind the Forbidden City. Standing on the 479-meter high hill you’ll have the best position to get a panoramic view of this large Palace Museum which you should not miss. You’ll also have a chance to see the authentic lifestyle of old Beijinger, doing Tai Chi, dance and other activities throughout the park.
Heading to the Northwest of Beijing city. It is about 50-minute driving from Jingshan Park. On the way, you’ll see busy transportation in this old and modern city. It is also a symbol of New Beijing.
Summer Palace is the largest imperial royal garden in the world which was built by the Chinese Emperor Qianlong in Qing dynasty as a gift for his mother’s birthday!
You’ll see the wisdoms and treasures of traditional Chinese architecture art while you walking in this garden. It is about 273 hectares in size and is composed of three main scenic areas: the palace area, lake area, and mountain area.
You’ll visit the Summer Palace by taking a dragon boat on the lake which is the best way to visit Summer Palace (the boat trip is not available in winter as the lake would be frozen) . On the boat, you will have a chance to view all of the beautiful palaces at the side of the lake.
After the boat trip, you will walk along a long corridor which is regarded as the longest art gallery in the world and has 14,000 Chinese traditional paintings on the beams.
Lunch will be served at Da Wan Ju restaurant which serves traditional Beijing local food. Your guide will help you to order the food loved by local people.
After lunch, we will head to the Temple of Heaven. This is the place where ancient Chinese emperors used to worship their “Gods”. The Altar, Echo Wall and spectacular Imperial Vault are the highlights.
You’ll find the Hall of Abstinence is a special place that those emperors use this palace for fasting before they held a ceremony to pray for a good harvest and would abstain from meat and wine. Usually, the emperor go to this palace three days in advance with no drinking, no entertainment, no mourning and paying no attention to any sins and crimes being committed which showed his piousness to his god.
Dating back to Ming Dynasty, Qianmen Street was the imperial road to the Temple of Heaven. Since the middle of Ming Dynasty, Qianmen Street had become a famous business street until now. Even though it has been recently rebuilt, it is still a good place if you want to check out a few hutongs and some of side streets. The different Hutong street has different features, and the architecture and vibe are very traditional Chinese. With a history of more than 450 years, there dwells around 30 famous shops with over 100 years history such as Beijing Tong Rentang which sells Chinese medicine, Rui Fuxiang which sells silk and Liu Biju which sells pickles etc.
This trip comes to the end after visiting the Qianmen Street. Your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel. If you need to catch an onward flight or train please book a transfer service in advance and tell your guide your departure time.
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|Seasonality||Adult (age 12+)||Child (age 2 – 11)||Infant (age < 2)|
|Shoulder Season||$205 USD||$185 USD||Free|
|Peak Season||$225 USD||$195 USD||Free|
* Please Note: The peak season includes the following dates: China National Day: 01/Oct/2019 – 07/Oct/2019. Chinese Spring Festival: 24/Jan/2020 – 30/Jan/2020. Other dates are indicated as shoulder season.
Booked two days boutique tour and lucky us, Susie was our guide! She is so nice and knowledgeable of everything! We went to the Great Wall and all Beijing local attractions like Forbidden City and Tianamen Plaza. The cherry on the cake was lunch the second day as she took us to eat Peking duck in a local restaurant. It was simply spectacular! For those who will be guided by her, be aware she’s simply The best!
Tracy was fantastic and she really ensured my dietary needs were met while I took in the sights of the city. The transportation was clean and professional. The pick up and drop offs were punctual and the entire tour was done without hassle. Very good.
Highly recommended, pick up from hotel and move to the spots by van (very good condition) in a small group, guide speaks english perfectly and was very friendly. What a Sunny day!!
Excellent 2-day tour to cover the “must see” landmarks of Beijing. The tour guide Linda was very friendly and helpful, she offered to take multiple pictures and answered any questions. Both lunch restaurants had very good authentic Chinese food. Drivers on both days were great too. Overall I highly recommend this trip.
We had a great time with our tour guide Cactus on this tour. The tour group was only 6 people and the tour was very well organized. Cactus was very friendly, knowledgeable, and patient and everyone really enjoyed chatting with her and asking questions throughout the 2 days. The lunch provided was also great on both days, highlighting a wide range of dishes. Would definitely recommend this tour with Cactus for anyone traveling to Beijing.