In the morning, your guide will pick you up from the hotel and you start to explore Beijing, China's historic and vibrant capital city.
Your first peek into Beijing begins with Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest and renowned public square where many historical events once took place.
Continue to walk into the Forbidden City (UNESCO), where the 24 emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties ruled for nearly 500 years (1420-1911). Experience the architectural splendor of the palaces, ceremonial courtyards and private quarters.
Then you will visit another renowned imperial site – the Temple of Heaven (UNESCO), where ancient Chinese emperors would make sacrifices to Heaven and pray for bountiful harvests. This construction is supreme achievement of Chinese traditional architecture.
Afterwards, pay a visit to the Summer Palace (UNESCO), the largest imperial garden in the world.
In the late afternoon, you will be sent back to your hotel.
-- Private English-speaking tour guide
-- Private air-conditioned car or coach
-- Hotel pick-up & drop-off service
-- Entrance ticket as listed
-- Lunch as listed
-- Flight and train ticket
-- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax fee, phone bills, optional activities
-- Tips for guides and drivers
-- China Visa
-- Travel insurance