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 bequeathed the city countless historic and scenic sights including the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the world-famous Great Wall.
Short Stay itinerary
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 is more than 5,000km long, stretching from the Shanhaiguan Pass on the east coast to the Gobi Desert in the west. This afternoon visit the Summer Palace, a royal garden and summer retreat for the emperors and their families. (B,L)
DAY 3: BEIJING
Start your sightseeing in 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
Your arrangements will end after check-out this morning. (B)
# Shoulder and high season Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner surcharges apply.