As the capital of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing is the nation’s political, economic, cultural and educational centre. It has been the heart of politics and society throughout China’s history serving as the capital of the Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Beijing’s long history has given the city countless historic and scenic sights including the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the world famous Great Wall.
This is a private short stay package for the independent traveller.
DAY 1: ARRIVE BEIJING
Make your own way to your Beijing hotel. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.
DAY 2: BEIJING
Visit China’s most famous attraction, the Great Wall. It stretches over 5,000km from the Shanhaiguan Pass on the east coast to the Gobi Desert in the west. This afternoon visit the exquisite Summer Palace, a royal garden and summer retreat for the Emperors and their families. (B,L)
DAY 3: BEIJING
Start your sightseeing at Tiananmen Square, followed by the treasure-filled Forbidden City where you will pass under the famous portrait of Chairman Mao as you enter through the main gate. After lunch you will visit the 15th-century Temple of Heaven, one of the most perfect examples of Ming architecture. (B,L)
DAY 4: DEPART BEIJING
After check-out this morning your arrangements end. (B)
# Shoulder and high season, Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner surcharges apply.