About This Trip
Looking for an in-depth Beijing Tour in one week? Here is a well-designed sample for you to discover the storied past, vibrant present, and imposing future. Step into the Forbidden City and travel back in time to the Ming and Qing Dynasties, hike on the Great Wall to marvel at the significance of this great fortification, visit a post-industrial park and a hutong museum to discover the changes in contemporary Chinese life, and spot the spotlighted stadiums of the Olympic 2008 and a glimpse into the innovative thinking of Chinese people.
- 2BeijingForbidden City, Beihai Park, Jingshan Park
- 3BeijingTemple of Heaven, Hutong, Mutton Hotpot
- 4BeijingJinshanling Great Wall, Simatai Great Wall, Gubei Water Town
- 5BeijingMing Tombs, Sacred Way
- 6BeijingSummer Palace, National Stadium
Day 1: Beijing, Arrival
Welcome to the radiant city of Beijing!
Upon your arrival, a private escort will be at your service, ensuring you are settled in your hotel.
Day 2: Explore the City Heart
Commence your tour at Tiananmen Square, the beating heart of China today.
Nearby, explore the Forbidden City, shocked by the opulence and grandeur of China's imperial palaces. After it, at Jingshan Park, capture a stunning panoramic view of the entire Forbidden City, showcasing the ancient Chinese symbol of symmetry in all its glory. Then, roam amidst the tranquil Beihai Park, where serenity embraces every corner, and marvel at the esteemed White Pagoda.
Day 3: Authentic Beijing Experience
Today, view the Temple of Heaven, where you can witness locals practicing traditional tai chi and soaking up the spiritual ambiance. Continue with a hutong tour, meandering through labyrinthine alleyways and gaining insights into the daily rhythms of local life. Visit the Shichahai Museum, a living testament to Beijing's vibrant hutong culture.
And what better way to conclude this remarkable day than by feasting upon a tasty banquet of authentic Beijing Mutton Hotpot?
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Day 4: Great Wall Adventure
Prepare for an extraordinary expedition to the magnificent Jinshanling section of the Great Wall. Hike along this majestic architectural masterpiece and enjoy the incredible landscapes surrounding it.
Then, you will come to the cozy Gubei Water Town, a charming destination offering a myriad of accommodation and dining options. After dinner, you can venture to the Simatai section of the Great Wall via cable car, allowing the allure of this magnificent wonder to leave an indelible imprint on your heart.
- Gubei Water Town
Day 5: Beijing, Ming Dynasty Tombs
Embark on a journey to the hallowed Ming Tombs, specifically the Dingling Tomb, where you can explore the underground mausoleum of Emperor Wanli.
Marvel at the serenity of the Sacred Way, which leads to the emperor's tomb. There are ornamental columns, stone figures, and animals guarding the tomb. The final drive back to the city will take approximately two hours.
Day 6: Modern Beijing Highlights
Visit Beijing's unique and innovative attractions, starting with the fascinating Shougang Industrial Park, which has been transformed into an urban recreational area. Explore the tranquil beauty of the Summer Palace with a special visit to The Long Corridor, the essence of royal gardening.
Take a look around the iconic Bird's Nest stadium and admire the striking exterior of the Water Cube, both of which boast intricate Chinese cultural motifs and captivating stories of their construction and history.
Day 7: Beijing, Departure
At the end of your trip to Beijing, your private driver will accompany you to the airport for your flight home.
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