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Beijing Capital Tour with Horticultural Expo

Beijing Capital Tour with Horticultural Expo - 5 Days

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Since your journey coincides with the ongoing Beijing Horticultural Expo, this tour will take you to visit this world’s top-level horticultural expo in Beijing. Besides, the itinerary will also bring you to explore the Expo’s neighbor - the steep Water Pass Great Wall. Some of Beijing’s most popular attractions will also be covered, such as the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace.

Day 1 Beijing

Arrival in Beijing, meet your guide at the airport, take a rest and prepare for the following schedule.

Overnight at a local hotel in Beijing.

Day 2 Beijing

Breakfast, Lunch

Today, enjoy a full-day tour of the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven.

The Forbidden City (UNESCO) is the imperial place where the 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. The Temple of Heaven (UNESCO), where ancient Chinese emperors made sacrifices to Heaven and prayed for bountiful harvests, demonstrates the supreme achievement of traditional Chinese architecture.

Overnight at a local hotel in Beijing.

Day 3 Beijing - Yanqing (by automobile, 70 km)

Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, you will visit the Summer Palace in downtown Beijing. After the lunch, you will take a 1.5-hour-drive to the Water Pass Great Wall in the Beijing suburb of Yanqing.

The Summer Palace (UNESCO) is the largest imperial garden in the world. Emperors of successive dynasties created a summer retreat of Chinese gardens and pavilions, around the tranquil waters of Kunming Lake. After a 1.5-hour-drive from the Summer Palace, you will reach the Water Pass Great Wall. There used to be a river under this section of Great Wall, hence the name. The Water Pass Great Wall is more steep than other sections and therefore must be a great choice for energetic visitors.

Overnight at a local hotel/guest inn in Yanqing.

Day 4 Yanqing - Beijing (by automobile)

Breakfast, Lunch

Pay a half-day visit to the Beijing Horticultural Expo. After lunch, you will return to Beijing downtown.

The Beijing Horticultural Expo is the largest international event China has held since the 2010 Shanghai Expo. The Expo runs from April 29th to October 7th, 2019 in Yanqing District of Beijing just at the foot of the Great Wall. Some 110 countries, international organizations, China’s province-level regions, businesses and individuals will showcase a wide variety of flowers, vegetables and herbs, including rare and endangered plant species. Strolling among the 503-hectare park, tourists will be amazed by the splendid China Pavilion, International Pavilion, Life Experience Pavilion, Botanic Garden and the Performance Hall along the way.

Moreover, Beijing Horticultural Expo is not just for exhibition. Visitors can also enjoy float parades and performances of world ethnic cultures here. These cultural events, held by over 60 countries and international organizations, offer visitors a great opportunity to enjoy cultural diversity and human-nature harmony. Besides, advanced technologies also have presence at the Expo. Tourists can see how 5G telecommunication support autonomous vehicles and drones, as well as enjoy services from robot tour guides and robot baristas.

Overnight at a local hotel in Beijing.

Day 5 Beijing


Today transfer to the airport for your departure.

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