Tour Duration: about 9:00 - 16:30
9:00 Meet the guide at NUO Hotel Beijing. Then pay a visit to Imperial Ancestral Temple, where during both the Ming and Qing Dynasties, sacrificial ceremonies were held on the most important festival occasions in honor of the imperial family's ancestors.
09:30-13:30 4-hour sightseeing in 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.
14:00 Refresh yourself with lunch at a traditional restaurant, then venture to Beihai Royal Garden. Wander amid the botanical beauty of the surrounding grounds and explore the temples and art pieces that are dotted around the park. The walking tour ends when we reach the renowned typical Beijinger’s residence area, the“Hutongs”. (Optional tour: Old Beijing Hutong Rickshaw Tour).
16:30 End the trip at Shichahai area.
1. This is a NO-SHOPPING tour, so you don’t need to worry about the time-wasting tourist shopping visit.
2. Daily departure except Monday.
3. Meeting Time & Meeting Point
Meeting time: 09:00 am
Meeting Point: Main gate of the NUO Beijing Hotel.
Address: Tower B. No. 33 East Chang An Avenue. Beijing
Address in Chinese version: 北京饭店诺金（东长安街33号B座）
4. Transportation to the meeting point by Subway
Please take “Subway line 1” and get off at station “Wangfujing”（王府井）.
Out from exit C, walk 100 meters to the west and you will find the NUO Hotel Beijing.
-- English-speaking tour guide
-- Air-conditioned car or coach
-- Entrance ticket as listed
-- Lunch as listed
-- Flight or train ticket
-- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax fee, phone bills, optional activities
-- Tips for guides and drivers
-- China Visa
-- Old Beijing Hutong Rickshaw Tour (Optional)
-- Hotel transfers