Immerse yourself in the centuries-old history and intriguing culture found in China’s capital city, Beijing, the nation’s political, cultural and educational centre. Beijing has been the heart of Chinese society and politics throughout history and is one of China’s four ancient capital cities. Awe at the fascinating mix of modern development and ancient relics, architecture and history as you see spectacular shows of Chinese Acrobatics and Kung Fu.
Today you will be picked-up upon arrival at the Beijing airport or train station and transferred to your accommodation where you will have time to get settled in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to begin your exploration of Beijing, China’s political and cultural capital.
Beijing Free Day & Chinese Acrobatics Show
Enjoy a free day today in Beijing with plenty of time to discover the incredible sights of Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven or Lama Temple. Tonight you will watch a fascinating Chinese Acrobatics show in which the performers contort their bodies in ways you never imagined possible!
Wild Great Wall of China Day Tour
Today you will depart on an exciting and much-anticipated guided day trip to the Great Wall of China. Different sections of the wall were built over time, the earliest dating from 200 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shihuang. Stretching from Lop Lake in the west to Shanhaiguan in the east, several different walls were built in the 7th century during the Ming Dynasty as border defence against invasions of neighbouring nomadic groups. The wall has also served as a border control along the Silk Road for regulation of goods and taxes and as a transportation corridor. Enjoy your day at the Great Wall of China with your guide to learn about the historical events that occurred here and to admire the incredible natural mountain landscapes surrounding you.
Hutong Tour & Kung Fu Night Show
This morning you will take a private Hutong Tour to walk among the narrow alleys and traditional courtyard residences that were once commonplace in northern Chinese cities. At one time, Hutongs were joined together to create entire neighbourhoods. Visit a local family to experience a taste of life in a Hutong. Enjoy more free time this afternoon to visit the Summer Palace, Olympic Park and make a trip to the Silk Market for last minute souvenir shopping! Tonight you will enjoy a fantastic Kung Fu Show before your trip ends!
End of Trip
Today your trip will come to an end as you check out of your accommodation and take your return transfer to the airport or train station in time to meet your return flight. We wish you a safe journey for your onward travels!
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Trip Name: Independent - Beijing & Its Hutongs Experience
Duration: 5 Days
From Price: 548
Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: BJSHUT/158825
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