Visit popular sites in Beijing and Badaling Ski Resort SkiingThis Beijing Skiing Tour covers not only all the 'must-sees' of Beijing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City,Hutong, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and Badaling Great Wall Hiking, but also the most unique and exciting winter activities, only available in Beijing winter: Skiing in the Badaling Ski Resort nearby.It's smart for you to enjoy this China Beijing tour with your family and friends.
|Tour Dates||Destinations||Services Provided||Meals Included|
|Day 1||Beijing||Airport transfer to (Beijing)||/|
|Day 2||Beijing||The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Hutong Tour in Xicheng District, Li Heng Tang Pearl Store||Breakfast,Chinese Lunch|
|Day 3||Beijing||The Badaling Great Wall, Badaling Great Wall (round way cable car), Badaling Ski Resort, Shahe Cloisonne Factory||Breakfast,Chinese Lunch,Dinner|
|Day 4||Beijing||Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace with the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing)||Breakfast,Chinese Lunch|
Place & Transport: Arrive in Beijing, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Airport transfer to (Beijing)
Place & Transport:Beijing
Today's Activities: The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Hutong Tour in Xicheng District, Li Heng Tang Pearl Store
Forbidden City:Also called as the Palace Museum, it is the largest and the best preserved Imperial Palace in the world. Forbidden City houses numerous rare treasures; it’s splendid painted decoration, royal architectural wonder, the grand and deluxe halls will certainly satisfy one’s curiosity. In 1987, it was listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site.
Hutong: Hutong is an ancient urban alley peculiar to Beijing. Arrive at the old courtyard and begin the one hour visit inside. With the help of your English speaking tour guide of the courtyard, you will have a detailed explanation of the old courtyard ( Siheyuan ) - its history, its layout, its Fengshui, and its traditiona Chinese culture involved.
Tian'anmen Square:Located in the heart of Beijing, it is the largest one of its kind in the world. In the morning, the grand flag-raising ceremony is held, and the nightfall, the flag lowering ceremony is conducted. The flag-raising ceremony has become the most attractive and sacred ceremony in Tian’anmen Square. This immense courtyard is also the site of various historical events. It is surrounded by significant edifices such as the Chinese Revolution History Museum, the Mao Mausoleum, the Great Hall of the People, and the Heavenly Peace Gate.
Li Heng Tang Pearl Store: Lihengtang Pearl Store is a state-run enterprise that cultivates processes, manufactures and sells all type of fresh water and sea pearls. China is the largest fresh water pearl producer in the world with the main base being in Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. Famous varieties of seawater pearls include: The Tahitian Black Pearl and Nanyang Golden pearl. The Lihengtang Pearl Store offer pearls of all types and quality pearls and caters to all price ranges. China Highlights customers will see the seeds being planted in the live mussel and also how learn how to differentiate real pearls from fake. This is a great opportunity to buy genuine pearls, with that come with a guarantee, for your family and friends but there is absolutely no pressure to buy
Place & Transport:Beijing
Today's Activities: The Badaling Great Wall, Badaling Great Wall (round way cable car), Badaling Ski Resort, Shahe Cloisonne Factory.
The Badaling Great Wall: This very popular section, the first part of the Great Wall that was opened to the public, has been extensively restored. It climbs across superb mountain scenery 75km NW of Beijing. The battlements and watchtowers are high and steep in places, and provide wonderful views across the hills. Wear good walking shoes, and protection from the weather.
Badaling Great Wall (round way cable car): The Badaling Great Wall was built in the County of Yanqing, Beijing. This section of Great Wall is the best preserved and earliest to be open for sightseeing. The Great Wall is undoubtedly among the most imposing and amazing architectures in this planet.
Badaling Ski Resort : Badaling Ski Resort is just 2 kilometers away from the famous Badaling Section of the Great Wall section. The resort covers an area of around 3 million square meters, consisting of six skiing trails suitable for all levels. It offers a wide range of activities including skiing, water-skiing, sledging, gliding and a large artificial pond for ice-skating fans.
Shahe Cloisonne Factory : Sha He Cloisonne Factory manufactures and sells high quality Cloisonne ware. High quality Cloisonne also called "Copper - body and wire inlaid Enamel" requires an elaborate and complicated manufacturing process including hammering, filigree welding, enamel filling, surface polishing and gilding. This is a popular place for those looking for special, quality souvenirs.
Place & Transport: Depart Beijing, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace with the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing)
Temple of Heaven: Located in the southeast of Beijing City proper, the Temple of Heaven was first constructed in 1420. The temple was built specifically as a place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvests. Main buildings in the temple take blue as the basic color, symbolizing the color of heaven. In 1998, it was included in the Worl Cultural Heritage List by UNESCO.
Summer Palace with the Garden of Virtue and Harmony: It is the best-preserved and largest imperial garden in China and a classical park in the world. It covers an area of 2.9 million square meters, of which three fourths are taken up by water. Its main features are Longevity Hill, Kunming Lake, and various buildings. In the time of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it had become a luxurious royal garden providing riyal families with rest and entertainment. The Summer Palace also holds tens of thousands of precious cultural relics.
The Garden of Virtue and Harmony was built as a theater for the Empress Dowager. Its construction began in the 17th year of Emperor Guangxu's reign (1891) and lasted for five years. The three-storey theater stage is the biggest and best-preserved wooden stage of delicate design and magnificent structure, and is therefore of much scientific and artistic value. Famous opera singers of the day performed for the Empress Dowager at the theater, which was regarded as the"Cradle of Beijing Opera". The Empress Dowager granted special permission for some of the princes, dukes and cabinet ministers also to watch the Beijing opera at the theater.
|Nov.1 - Mar.31||Superior||Deluxe||Economy||Single Room Supplement *|
|10 persons Up||$372||$295||$287||$330/$200/$200/|
|Apr.1 - Oct.31||Superior||Deluxe||Economy||Single Room Supplement *|
|10 persons Up||$414||$329||$329||$330/$200/$200/|
|Beijing||Crowne Plaza Beijing or same class||Sunworld Hotel or same class||Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing or same class|
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Hi Wang: Just let you know, the trip was awesome,We were able to see everything that we were told we would see. The Chinese people are friendly and although most do not speak English they try to communicate as best as possible.They are always with smiling face to the foreign people. I want to recommend our trip director--Joe,she was very helpful in the planning for our Beijing trip.She always quick ... more
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