About This Trip
Revel in Chinese history and culture on this 5-day tour through Beijing and Qufu. Begin with a visit to the Forbidden City, then take a leisure walk around Hutong and learn to paint a Peking Opera Facial Mask. Look for the stunning Temple of Heaven. Standing on the Great Wall, look out over the far-off mountains. Take a high-speed train to Qufu, where you'll see the Kong Family Mansion, the Confucius Temple, and the Confucius Cemetery to discover more about the philosopher.
- 2BeijingGreat Wall, Forbidden City
- 3BeijingTemple of Heaven, Hutong, Peking Opera Facial Mask Making
- 4QufuFamily Kong's Mansion, Temple of Confucius, Cemetery of Confucius
Day 1: Beijing, Arrival
When your flight lands in Beijing, your local guide will be waiting to welcome you and then escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to stroll around on your own.
Day 2: Beijing, Forbidden City
In the morning, you will start today's tour from Tiananmen Square and then continue to the Forbidden City, which used to be the emperor's home for around 500 years. Later, enjoy Chinese lunch at a local restaurant and then move to a pearl store and take a leisure walk in the hutongs to learn about the daily life of old Beijingers. Before returning to the hotel, enjoy painting facial make-up of Peking Opera on a paper mask.
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Day 3: Beijing, Temple of Heaven & Great Wall
The Temple of Heaven is your first stop today. There are not only magnificent religious buildings, but also the locals who are doing morning exercises. After that, your guide will take you to the impressive Great Wall (Mutianyu section, with cable car up and down). Standing on the wall, you will marvel at the unbelievable constructions and appealing landscape surrounding it.
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Day 4: High-speed Train to Qufu and Return
Take the morning high-speed train to Qufu, the hometown of Confucius. Upon arrival, you will visit the Kong Family Mansion, which was the residence of the direct descendants of Confucius as well as the largest private rural estate. Continue your tour to the Temple of Confucius, the largest and oldest Temple of Confucius. Finally, pay a visit to the Cemetery of Confucius, which is a cemetery of the Kong clan.
After the tour, drive to the railway station for the high-speed train back to Beijing.
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Day 5: Beijing, Departure
Today, you will enjoy some leisure time until be transferred to the airport for your departure flight back home.
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