#MDT5 7 Days, 6 Nights Beijing - Chengde - Tianjin - Beijing Tour
Includes airport transfers, your personal English-speaking tour guide, hotels, 2nd, 3rd and 4th day breakfast and lunch, 5th day breakfast, all entrance fees and tickets, private transportation with a professional driver. Not included: dinners, tips for the tour guide and driver (a tip is customary, depending upon the service of course!)
Day 1: Airport Pickup
Upon your arrival in Beijing, your English-speaking tour guide will greet you and transport you to a 4-star hotel where you can rest and relax at night from your adventures during the day in Beijing. This evening you will have the opportunity to rest up from your long journey to Beijing, or your tour guide can assist you with plans for the evening, maybe an evening out on the colorful Beijing bar streets of Houhai or Sanlitun, or a visit to the night food market?
Day 2: Tiananmen Square - Forbidden City - Temple of Heaven - Acrobatics (or Kung Fu or Beijing Opera) Show
A full and busy day to help you make the most of your time in Beijing. We will pick you up at 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. (your choice) to visit some of the “must-see” sites in the city. Wrap up the evening with the incredible acrobatics show (or you can substitute the Kung Fu show or the Beijing Opera show for the same price), then back to your hotel to rest up for another big day tomorrow. Breakfast at the hotel, lunch, all entrance fees and private transportation are included.
Day 3: Badaling Great Wall of China - The Summer Palace
An early start with a hotel pickup at 8 a.m. for a trip to the outskirts of Beijing to see the legendary Great Wall of China. After lunch (included), we will take you to see the beautiful Summer Palace park (Yiheyuan) with its Longevity Hill, Kunming Lake, Stone Boat and numerous other historical structures - this place is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Breakfast at the hotel, lunch, all entrance fees and private transportation are included.
Day 4: Beijing to Chengde - The Imperial Summer Resort
We will help you check out of your hotel around 8 a.m. for an interesting 4-hour drive to Chengde, home of the Imperial Summer Resort. After checking into your 4-star hotel and a nice lunch, you will visit the enormous resort, built in 1703 and later enlarged to be bigger than the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace in Beijing combined - this place is big! You will be back at your hotel around 5:30 p.m. in time to find a nice place for dinner (not included).
Day 5: Lesser Potala Palace (Potaraka Doctrine Temple) - Chengde to Beijing
We will help you check out of your hotel at around 8:30 a.m. for a visit to the Temple of Potaraka, which was modeled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa and built between 1767 and 1771. After a nice lunch (included), we will drive you back to Beijing and help you check into your hotel room. You will have the evening free for dinner on your own or we can recommend some other activities for you.
Day 6: Beijing - Tianjin - Beijing
Hotel pickup at around 8:30 a.m. for the 90-mile, 2-hour drive to Tianjin. Tianjin is famous for its Food Street, featuring just about every type of cuisine from all over China. After lunch (included), you will have the opportunity to visit Culture Street, which is basically a rebuilt area that offers a plethora of souvenirs for sale - be sure to bargain hard! We will have you back to your hotel in Beijing in time for dinner for your last night here (not included) - we can take you to a fantastic and reasonably priced Beijing Duck restaurant if you would like.
Day 7: Hotel Checkout / Depart from Beijing
Your tour guide can help you check out from your hotel to transfer you to the Beijing airport or train station by private vehicle to ensure that you make it to your next destination. Depending upon your departure time, you may have a chance to do some shopping or explore another of Beijing’s interesting sites.
Cost: 1 person: 9800 CNY / US$1639; 2 people: 5800 CNY / US$970 per person (shared room); 3 people: 5200 CNY / US$870 per person (extra bed in room); extra discounts for larger groups are available, please contact us for details.
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