About This Trip
This tour will show you the top UNESCO world heritage sites in and around Beijing. In the city of Beijing, you'll admire the Temple Heaven, Summer Palace, and Forbidden City. Then, take a cable car up to the Great Wall. Hiking along the ancient defense wall, you may take in breathtaking vistas. Head to Zunhua for a visit to the Eastern Qing Tombs, the largest and best-preserved mausoleum complex in China.
- 2BeijingForbidden City, Summer Palace
- 3BeijingTemple of Heaven, Cable Car Ride up the Mutianyu Great Wall
- 4BeijingEastern Qing Tombs
Day 1: Arrival in Beijing
Since 1272AD, Beijing has been the capital of China despite changed hands to some other cities for short periods. In the past hundreds of years, numerous historical relics have been accumulated here. In this tour, you will discover the most recommended UNESCO world heritage in and near Beijing.
On your arrival, your guide will pick you up and transfer you to your downtown hotel.
Day 2: Beijing
Having been the power seat of the Ming and Qing dynasties for over 500 years, the Forbidden City in Beijing provides a supreme model for traditional Chinese architecture and insight into the feudal ritual and court culture.
Combining natural landscapes and artificial buildings harmoniously, the Summer Palace is full of magnificence and natural interest and displays Chinese traditional aesthetic value perfectly.
Today, after visiting Tian'anmen Square you will discover these two UNSECO-listed world heritages. In the Forbidden City, in addition to the three main buildings on the central axis, your tour guide will also lead you to do some more in-depth exploration.
- B L
Day 3: Beijing
The Temple of Heaven once served as the communication bridge between the emperor and Heaven in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Its architecture, whether on the overall layout or a single building, embodies the theory of the Harmony between humans and Nature and the theory of the imperial power coffered by the god.
Built for more than 2,000 years and spanning over 20,000 kilometers, the Great Wall is a grand military project to most feudal dynasties in the central plains and the artificial watershed between agricultural civilization and the nomadic civilization of China. What's more, it provides very magnificent landscapes.
Your today's tour will focus on these two heritage sites. Besides the dignified buildings, at the Temple of Heaven, you may also see many locals enjoying their retired time: playing Tai Chi or diabolo, practicing calligraphy on the ground with a huge bush, singing, or dance in folk styles.
At the Great Wall, Mutianyu section, you will take the cable car up and then hike a little more to enjoy the magnificent surrounding landscapes.
- B L
Day 4: Beijing
About 180 kilometers west of the Forbidden City, the Eastern Qing Tombs is the largest, most complete, and best laid-out imperial tomb complex in China. Consisting of 15 cemeteries of various sizes and over 200 palaces, archways, and other monuments, it comprehensively embodies the traditional Chinese culture of Fengshui, architecture, funeral, and sacrificial offerings.
Today, you will take 2.5 hours drive to visit it. At there, the exquisite carvings in the underground palace of Yuling Tomb (the tomb of Emperor Qianlong) are what you should not miss.
- B L
Day 5: Beijing Departure
Time for farewell！
Before meeting your guide and taking the private transfer to the airport, you may have some time to do further exploration near your hotel and seek some souvenirs for your families or friends.
What Our Clients Say
How It Works
- Tell us your tour ideas Complete our inquiry form
- Discuss with a travel specialist Customize your itinerary
- Securely book your tour Confirm when you're satisfied