For all Beijing tours, history and culture are always indispensable elements, whether to trace the glorious past at the Forbidden City and Great Wall or relive the excitement of the Olympic Games at the Bird's Nest. For a more approachable and genuine Beijing, nothing is better than some time in those winding hutongs to experience everyday life. If you want to escape the crowds, we can also get you off the beaten path to discover some lesser-known but fabulous treasures of Beijing. China Odyssey Tours operates various private Beijing tours for different timeframes and interests. You may choose to check out our sample itineraries for inspiration or just let us customize a personal Beijing itinerary exclusively for you.
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- What is Beijing's climate like, and when is the ideal season to visit Beijing? Beijing is typically quite windy and dry. Beijing experiences an average summertime temperature of 18.0°C to 29.0°C and an average wintertime temperature of -5.0°C to 5.0°C. Travel is therefore best done in the spring and fall (May, September, and October).
- What should I pack for my tours of Beijing?
You should wear comfy shoes because you will likely be walking a lot. Additionally suggested items include sunscreen, a camera with enough batteries, a power adaptor for China, and mosquito repellent wristbands.
- How are the accommodations in Beijing? There are not only luxury star-rated hotels in Beijing, but also unique boutique hotels, budget hotels, B&Bs, etc. Different consumer groups' needs can be satisfied.
- What types of food are available in Beijing? Can I have any other choices besides just local food Beijing offers a wide range of Chinese cuisines, including Sichuan hot pot, Cantonese dim sum, Peking Roasted Duck, and more. If you don't want to eat Chinese food all the time, there are restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world, as Beijing is an international metropolis.
- Will I be able to use Dollars, Euros, or other currencies during my tour in Beijing? Although foreign currencies cannot be used in Beijing directly, you can exchange your money at the many Bank of China outlets throughout the city. Most hotels with four or more stars accept major credit cards and offer currency exchange services. Additionally, ATMs are easy to find in airport and subway stations.
- In Beijing, is English widely spoken? Despite being taught in Chinese schools, English isn't frequently used in Beijing. Staff at high-end hotels, restaurants, or large shops can typically interact with you in English. Additionally, you will be accompanied by private, English-speaking guides throughout your entire trip, so you can just unwind and enjoy.
- Where can I watch the locals in Beijing exercise in the morning? Such locations abound in Beijing, including public parks, community squares, and even the streets. We heartily recommend visiting the Temple of Heaven in the morning, which draws thousands of locals to do morning exercises like table tennis, calligraphy, Peking Opera, or Tai Chi.
- Is Beijing family-friendly? Yes. Beijing offers a range of enjoyable activities for everyone. In the Forbidden City, learn about ancient dynasties' histories. Meet 15,000 different animal species at the Beijing Zoo. Enjoy a day of entertainment at Universal Studios. Let alone hiking the Great Wall…
- What would be a nice location for me to visit if I wanted to stroll around some antique markets? Liulichang and Panjiayuan are the finest options. Jewelry, jade, handicrafts, and decorations can be found at Panjiayuan. While books, pens, ink, paper, and ink stone are sold at Liulichang’s shops, as the area was frequently inhabited by the examinees in the Qing dynasty (1636-1912) who traveled to Beijing to take imperial examinations.
- Can you offer the tour packages I need if I wish to see certain other sections of the Great Wall Yes, we provide a variety of options for Great Wall tours. You can select the one you want. Of course, if there are any other lesser-known sights you'd want to see, just let us know and we'll customize a trip just for you.
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