Highlights

  • Visit the world's largest famous square-- Tian'anmen Square. It is the must-visit place for visitors to Beijing which can accommodate a million people inside

  • Climb the Great Wall and enjoy the stunning and breathtaking view

  • Explore the Forbidden City and discover the history and culture behind it

  • Wandering in the Hutong, take photos, chat with local people and experience daily life living there

ITINERARY Close All

Day 1Arrive in Beijing

Welcome to Beijing, the capital of China. With a sunny smile, your guide will be on time and waiting for you at the arrival hall. A comfortable car and experienced driver will transfer you to the hotel. Just relax and prepare for your Natural wonders and Culture Adventure.


Note:

  • It's 30 kilometres from Beijing Capital International Airport to Beijing City.

  • It's 48 kilometres from Beijing Daxing International Airport to Beijing City.

  • Read More about Beijing Transportation and Travel Tips.


Traffic: Car
Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Beijing Sunworld Hotel
Altitude: 43.5m

Day 2Heritage Tour in Forbidden City

Today discover the city from Tian'anmen Square - the spiritual heart of China, followed by the Forbidden City, which had been the centre of power for more than 500 years from 1406 to 1912. Your heritage tour to the Forbidden City includes a regular visit to the three main palaces on the central axis and an in-depth exploration of other places where most tourists do not go.

Afterwards, our tour guide will bring you to visit the Jingshan Park and climb to the artificial Coal Hill to enjoy the panoramic view of the magnificent imperial complex of the Forbidden City.


Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 43.5m
  • Forbidden City

    Forbidden City

  • Tian'anmen Square

    Tian'anmen Square

Day 3Visit Mutianyu Great Wall and Changling Tomb

There is an old saying: 'Who has never been to the Great Wall is not a hero'. The Great Wall is too awesome to miss when you travel in China. Today, it will take about 2 hours to the Mutianyu Great Wall, which is comparatively fewer crowds. Here is quite steep, so a round-way cable car is included for you to go up and down easily and safely. On the wall, you can do moderate hiking further up to enjoy the spectacular landscape. After that, you will visit Changling Tomb and a jade shop on your way back to the city.


Note:

It takes 1 hr and 27 mins ( 72 km ) from the urban area to Mutianyu Great Wall.

It takes 58 mins ( 39 km ) from Mutianyu Great Wall to Ming Tombs.


Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 43.5m

Day 4Local Life Exploration

Let's start the local exploration, today you are going to appreciate the stupendous Temple of Heaven - a vast sacred place to perform ceremonial rites on behalf of the Chinese nation, and now is a refreshment place for the locals to enjoy their free time. Then you can stroll along the narrow Hutongs to get a glimpse of local life, and then visit the Lama Temple - the largest preserved lamasery in Beijing. Finally, have some relaxing time in the Summer Palace and take a boat ride on Kunming Lake.


Note:

  • It takes 40 mins ( 7.6 Kilometres ) from the Temple of Heaven to Nanluoguxiang.

  • It takes 21 mins ( 6.3 Kilometres ) to drive from The Temple of Heaven to Xijiaomin Alley.

  • It takes 30 mins ( 7.9 Kilometres ) to drive from The Temple of Heaven to Lingjing Hutong

  • It takes 43 mins ( 18.7 Kilometres ) to drive from The Lama Temple to the Summer Palace.


Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 43.5m
  • Lama Temple

    Lama Temple

  • Summer Palace

    Summer Palace

Day 5Beijing Depature

Farewell to Beijing. Today your journey comes to an end. You will be transferred to the airport or train station based on your schedule. Look forward to our next meeting.


Note:

  • It takes 1hr and 4 mins ( 33.4 km ) from Beijing City to Beijing Capital International Airport.

  • It takes 1hr and 2 mins ( 49 km ) from Beijing City to Beijing Daxing International Airport.

  • It takes 28 mins ( 7.1 km ) from Beijing City to Beijingnan Railway Station.

  • It takes 36 mins ( 9.7 km ) from Beijing City to Beijingxi Railway Station.

  • It takes 22 mins ( 5.8 km ) from Beijing City to Beijing Railway Station


Traffic: Car
Hotel: No accommodation
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 43.5m

INCLUDES

  • Private transportation through out the itinerary. SRT will arrange for all travelers to be met on arrival and seen off on departure based on your flight info.

  • Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.

  • All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary.

  • Domestic flights to Beijing Capital International Airport or Daxing International are listed in the itinerary.

  • Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides (French, Italy, Russian, German can be arranged per your request).

  • Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.

  • Travel and health insurance when travel with us.

  • 8, A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.

EXCLUDES

  • International and domestic flights not indicated.

  • Food, Lunch or dinner not specified

  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

  • Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned

TRIP NOTES

  • We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.

  • There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.

  • Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.


Transportation

We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.


Accommodation

All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.


Guides

Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.


Climate and Altitude

Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.


We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.

  • Cancellation prior 15-29 days – 15% charge of the total land cost.

  • Cancellation prior 7-15 days – 30% charge of the total land cost.

  • Cancellation prior 2-7 days – 50% charge of the total land cost.

  • Cancellation prior 1-in the process of the tour – No refund unless it is agreed by SRT.


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