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3 Days Beijing Essential Short Tour
What you can do in three days in Beijing? Many! You won’t miss the landmarks, such as Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, even can take a half day’s visit to the famous Great Wall of China(Mutianyu Section). You even don’t have to hold a Chinese visa because Beijing is visa-free for 144 hours’ stay! Time is enough for you get out the airport to the city and enjoy a memorable trip in Beijing to explore the highlights of this capital city, then return to continue your international flight!
Highlights of this tour
You will not miss the resplendent old structures like Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven;
Explore the especially famous world heritage site – Great Wall (Mutianyu Section);
Experience like and charm in the ancient Beijing Hutongs
Day 1: Beijing Arrival
Day 2: Beijing Great Wall Tour (B, L)
Day 3: Beijing Departure (B, L)
Day 01 Beijing Arrival
Ni Hao, welcome to Beijing, the iconic city as well as the capital of China!
You will be met by your local tour guide at the arrival hall of Beijing Capital Airport, or railway station, and then be escorted to check in your hotel in downtown by a private comfortable vehicle. The rest of today is on your own to relax. If you want to explore nearby, feel free to get some practical suggestions from your tour guide.
Arrival Ideals: At present, there are many international and domestic flights to Beijing. Besides, you can take a high speed train to this capital city from Shanghai (5-6 hrs), Xian (5.5 hrs), Guangzhou (8-9.5 hrs), etc.
Accommodation4 Star Hotel
Day 02Beijing Great Wall Tour
After breakfast, start to explore the historical face of Beijing with a brief visit to Tiananmen Square which is now the largest city plaza in the world. Tiananmen Gate on the northern square was the site where the Chairman Mao announced the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. Stepping into the Tiananmen, you will see one of the world’s 5 most important palaces – Forbidden City, a huge palace complex of more than 9,000 rooms where 24 emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties used to live in. Pass through various doorways to admire the magnificent and well preserved buildings decorated with yellow glazed tile roof, white marble base and splendid colorful paintings.
Leave the city, and drive about 70km (about 1.5 h) to witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World – Great Wall. The less-crowded Mutianyu, a well-preserved segment of Great Wall built in Ming Dynasty, lives up to all of your nice expectation. You’ll take a cable car to ascend the Great Wall, then hike the most beautiful and interesting part of Mutianyu. It’s a wonderful experience to climb up its rising towers to enjoy scenic views and take brag-worthy photos of the wall wriggling along mountain ridges. After the exciting time, descend Mutianyu Great Wall by cable car. (Note: If energy permits, you can hike up or down which takes about 40 minutes to climb steps. Please tell your likes to your travel consultant.)
Lastly, drive back to Beijing City, and take a short stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to view the magnificent Bird’s Nest and Water Cube from the outside.
Recommended optional activities: 1) Enjoy an exciting and safe toboggan ride (abot 2~3mins) down Mutianyu Great Wall; 2) You can watch a wonderful Kungfu Show in the Red Theater (Hong Ju Chang) which usually starts at 19:30.
FoodsBreakfast and Lunch
Accommodation4 Star Hotel
Day 03Beijing Departure
After breakfast, drive to the imperial site – Temple of Heaven. It was originally used to pay homage to Heaven and pray for harvest, now becomes a bustling place for locals to take part in traditional activities, such as Tai Chi, dancing, kite flying, water calligraphy, etc.
Then, get back to central city to hop on a rickshaw to experience Beijing Hutongs – small alleys made of neighboring quadrangle dwellings. Shuttle among different Hutongs to feel the old Beijing life style, meet various antique shops and small boutiques, feel the historical changes of Beijing, also pay a visit to a local family’s home in the traditional Hutongs
Till now, your Beijing tour is about to end. Your tour guide and driver will escort you to the Capital Airport to catch your flight to next destination.
FoodsBreakfast and Lunch
Professional licensed English-speaking guide;
Admission tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary;
Accommodation as listed in the itinerary (4-star standard);
Necessary transfers as listed in the itinerary;
Airport (or train) pick up and drop off;
Cable cars to ride up and down Mutianyu Great Wall;
All meals as listed( “B” for Chinese and Western breakfast buffet in your hotel; “L” for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant; “D” for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.);
Our service charge, including tour planning, handling, operational and communication charges
Accommodation not listed in the itinerary;
Single Room Supplement;
Tourist sites which are not listed in the itinerary;
This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.