Flights + Transfers + Private Day Tour
Departure from Shanghai #85
Beijing: An Insiders Perspective Tour Overview
The capital of one of the world’s greatest empires for hundreds of years, Beijing has never ceased to capture the imagination of the world. Nearly every major building within the capital has some sort of historical significance, from ornate palaces and imperial temples to the rustic surrounding 'hutong' (neighbourhoods). A city built for power, the structures old and new are meant to dazzle and impress. Beijing itself is intimately connected to China, from the seat of political power to the cultural centrepiece of the nation, a trend continuing to the modern day.
Discover some of the highlights of Beijing including the Great Wall on this private day trip with flight from Shanghai. Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, and amble around the restored Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China with your professional private guide. You’ll be amazed by the historical and cultural riches to be found in the capital of China.
Insider Experiences & Highlights:
After pickup from your Shanghai city centre hotel, transfer to the Shanghai airport for your flight to Beijing. When you arrive at Beijing airport, your local guide and driver will be waiting for you and will transport you by private, air-conditioned vehicle to begin your full-day tour of China’s capital.
The first stop on your tour is Tian'anmen Square – framed by the Gate of Heavenly Peace with its portrait of Mao Zedong, Mao's Mausoleum, the Great Hall of the People and the National Museum. Hear an overview from your guide about China's communist history as you tour Tian'anmen's grounds, halls and monuments.
From here, enjoy a short walk to the Forbidden City and its Imperial Palace Museum, with a peek at each Chinese dynasty represented in four palatial halls. See ancient treasures from thousands of years of history in this former home of China’s imperial rulers. Admire the maze of palaces, gardens and stunning courtyards as your guide informs you about China’s imperial history.
Afterward, enjoy a traditional Chinese cuisine lunch served at a nearby establishment.Once you finish your lunch, we will drive to the less-crowded Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, located 56 miles (90 km) from Beijing.
Take in spectacular views surrounding the Mutianyu Great Wall, which stretches 3,370 miles (6,000 km) westward from the mountain ridges north of Beijing, and learn how the Great Wall of China was originally built more than 2,000 years ago to ward off Hun intruders from the north.
Tour end, transfer to the airport for your return flight. You will be greeted on arrival in Shanghai and driven back to your hotel just in time for a good night’s sleep.
Traditional Chinese cuisine lunch
Professional and friendly english speaking guide
Shanghai hotel pickup and drop-off
Round-trip flights via Economy class
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle