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Tour Code: BT-Lbj01

Daily Itinerary Summary

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Badaling Great Wall, China

Day 01: Entry Beijing
In Beijing, what you see and feel is not only the awe-inspiring ancient empire, people's bustling life, but also the trendy downtown, high-speed transportation. A flow of modern current is blowing on your face when set foot in Beijing, after the 29th Olympic Games in 2008, Beijing once again demonstrates her enchanting charisma to the whole world. Our guide will greet you at the airport on your arrival, then drive you to the selected hotel and help you check in. The left hours of the day if any are on your side for free individual arrangements.

Hotel : Crowne Plaza

Day 02: Beijing
Today's delightful highlights cover the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. You can have a relaxing time in Tiananmen Square and take some photos. If you have a free day in Beijing, you can go to see the dawn flag raising ceremony in the Square. It needs you to get up very early in the morning and arrives at the Square before sunrise. Only by doing so can you see the ceremony clearly as there are crowds of people attending the ceremony every morning. Upon your arrival at the Forbidden City, you will notice the dominant color in the Forbidden City is yellow, as yellow is the symbol of the royal family. Roofs are built with yellow glazed tiles; decorations in the palace are painted yellow; even the bricks on the ground are made yellow in special process. However, there is one exception. Wenyuange, the royal library, has a black roof. Because it was believed black represented water in the ancient China which could extinguish fire. Around noon, an a la carte lunch will be arranged for you. .
When you have the chance to visit the Temple of Heaven, you are recommended to visit the Three Echo Stones, which is outside of the gate of the Imperial Vault of Heaven. If you speak facing the Vault while standing on the first stone, you will hear one echo. Standing on the second and then the third stone, you will hear two and three echoes respectively. Another interesting and famous place for you to visit is called Echo Wall owning special feature. The wall encloses the Imperial Vault of Heaven and its perimeter is 193 meters long. If you and your friend stand at the east and the west roots of the wall respectively and you whisper a word, then your friend will hear clearly what you say. Isn't it interesting? The phenomenon utilizes the theory of sound wave. In the evening, you will enjoy a lively Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.

Hotel : Crowne Plaza
Meals : B, L

Peking Opera, Beijing

Day 03: Beijing
One of the most important activities for the entire Beijing trip is the brief hiking at the Great Wall, Badaling section. No words can tell its amazement to the world. It is the must place you should visit in China. Its tremendous influence is well-known around the world. So, just help yourself to enjoy your trip there. At noon, Sichuan food is arranged for lunch at a nice restaurant after a short drive.
In the afternoon, you will continue the visit to the Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb. In the front part of the imperial necropolises, there usually is a Sacred Way (or Divine Road) which means the road leading to heaven. The Emperor, known as the Son of the Heaven, who came from Heaven to his country through the Sacred Way, also deservedly would return to Heaven through this road. The road is often lined with stone statues which are important decorations of the mausoleum. These statues are usually 12 human figures (including the general, civil officials and meritorious officials) and 24 animals which are lion, camel, elephant, xiezhi (a mythological unicorn), qilin (one of the four "divine animals, the other three are dragon, phoenix and tortoise), and horse. There are 4 of each of these animals: two standing and two squatting with different meanings. Lion symbolizes awesome solemnity because of their ferocity. Camel and elephant are meant to suggest the vastness of the territory controlled by the court, because they are dependable transport in desert and tropics. Xiezhi was put there to keep evil spirits away, because it was believed to possess the sixth sense to tell right and wrong. If two men fight, a xiezhi would gore the wicked one. Qilin, an auspicious symbol, was placed on two sides. Horse, as the emperor's mount, is absolutely indispensable. It is said that these animals is supposed to change guard at midnight.
The Ming Tomb was originally built only as Changling, the tomb of Emperor Zhuli and his empresses. This is the most magnificent of the tombs. The succeeding twelve emperors built their tombs around Changling. We feel that it is necessary to remind visitors with heart problems to consider carefully whether they should enter the underground chambers. The atmosphere and dull lighting can be a problem. As always, do not hesitate to consult your guide, who will be able to offer advice. 

Hotel : Crowne Plaza
Meals : B, L

Day 04: Beijing/ Exit
Have a visit to the Royal Summer Palace. Covering an area of 4,300 mu 290 hectares, the park in Beijing is an outstanding example of imperial gardens. The landscape architect utilized Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake to create a paradise of hills and waters. Artisans reproduced the garden architecture styles of various palaces in China and combined them to create a harmonious atmosphere. Then your guide will see you off at the airport and thanks for choosing our service. 

Meals : B

2019 Tour Prices
( Based on per person and shown in US dollars. )
Group size
2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers 10 travelers & above
High season Double Occupancy $502.00 $402.00 $382.00
Sole Occupancy $722.00 $622.00 $602.00
Low season Double Occupancy $452.00 $352.00 $292.00
Sole Occupancy $622.00 $522.00 $422.00

The above private guided tour is tailored for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other participants will be in your group. In other words, others will not join in your tour and you will not take part into any tours of others on our land services.

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Comments and Questions

Hi, i'm planning to go on a solo tour next year and i want to join your 4day grand beijing travel..do you think you can accommodate me in one of your small group and how much would that come up to?
I would appreciate very much to hear from you..

Reply9/5/2014 11:51:24 PMCristy,   Canada

Hi,Does the fee include tips for package of BT-Lbj01? Are there any other costs we need to consider? How about tickets to the attractions?What is your cancelation policy?Can we extend a day at the hotel?It is very clear to us about the transportation. Is transportation provided?

Reply3/22/2015 8:48:02 PMCarolyn Cheng,   United States

BeingTrip :3/23/2015 11:05:04 PM

Thanks for your inquiry! We are glad to tell you that the fee doesn't include tips, but transportation fee, entrance fee of the attractions and dinner cost mentioned above are all included. It is fine to extend a day at the hotel, for which you have to pay eatra. For more details about this package, please send us an email for consultation: travel@travelchinaguide.com

Do you offer tour packages that does not include hotel accommodation?

Reply3/10/2012 11:36:46 PMMarie

Jack :3/11/2012 8:13:35 PM

Yes, we do have such tours for you. If you favor any of our tour, please contact us.